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Best thing about this trip: relax in the calm waters of the Guadiana and visit the smugglers’ paradise – Vila de Alcoutim – rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Departure Point: Vila Real de Santo Antonio Marina
Route: From Vila Real de Santo Antonio to Alcoutim
Duration: 7 hours
Lunch included : Yes
Visits inside caves: No
Visits Benagil: No
Swim stop: Yes
Best thing about this boat: River boat which is quiet and peaceful.
Type: Motor Boat.
Motor or Sailing: Motor.
Bar : Yes
Indoor space: Yes
Outdoor shade: Yes
This tour takes you to one of the most sought after destinations in recent times – Alcoutim – in one of the most relaxing means of transport: our vessel “Jasmim Flor”.
The trip along the Guadiana River, a natural border between Portugal and Spain, lasts about 2 hours, which allows you to enjoy the landscape of its beautiful banks, full of cane fields and water birds, as well as the various Riverside Villages and even the old Postos da Fiscal Guard.
Upon arriving in Alcoutim, to welcome you, you can immediately observe the Statue of the Smuggler, erected in honor of that activity as old as the definition of the border. In the past, the entire border region of the Guadiana lived on smuggling and it was based on this activity that we chose the name of our excursion.
An experienced guide will tell you all about that reality and accompany the visit to the reference places in Alcoutim, such as: the Casa dos Condes, the Chapel of Santo António and the Medieval Castle.
After the guided tour you have 2 hours of free time, ideal for a little shopping, a dip in the River Beach, a delicious lunch in one of the local restaurants, a visit to Sanlucar (Spain) and perhaps a tour of the International Tyrolean over the Guadiana River .
Departure from Alcoutim at around 3 pm and return to Vila Real de Santo António.
It is advisable to bring comfortable clothes and shoes, a bathing suit, towel and sunscreen.
The friendly crew can point out local landmarks, quaint villages and historic points and the river cruise is an ideal way for family and friends to enjoy a boat trip along the national border.