About us

Our History and Mission

Happy Van is born of a dream, as many are waiting to be realized. From the dream we set out to action and here we are to trying to contribute in our meager measure for a better world! WHO WE ARE: Happy Van is a Creative Tourism and Experiences company that promotes entertainment on day and night tours for private individuals and companies, organized in Vintage VW Vans with guide / driver, local products tasting, good music, professional photography and lots of joy and excitement! OUR TOURS: Happy Van's day and night tours have departures from Albufeira, Portimão and Lagos, making it "tailor-made" for any other needs. The pre-programmed experiments are as follows: - Nature Tours - Sunset Tours - Romantic Sunset Tours - Night Photography Tours - Photographic sessions - Heritage Tours - Handicraft Tours - Handicraft Workshops - Handicraft Kits and Products - Artistic Shows (Theatre, Music, Fado) - Craft Beer Tours - Wine Tours - Flavours Tours - Food Tours - Tailor-Made Tours - Weddings and Other Events WHAT WE VALUE IN OUR TOURS: - Happy, creative, intelligent, innovative and diversified approaches, - The articulation not only with the tourism sector, but also with the other sectors of activity in the region (Canneries, Cellars, Restaurants, Biological Producers of Aromatic Herbs, Teas and Infusions, Spirits and Liquors, Pastry and Bakeries, Animal Derivatives Producers, Artisans ...). - Quality, safety and diversification of our offer, - Valuing the territory, its heritage, endogenous products and local identity, promoting the economy of the most disadvantaged populations and consequently reducing regional asymmetries and distribution of wealth, creating added value, reducing seasonality, reinforcing the positive image increase in employment in the region. OUR RESOURCES: The company has at its disposal three Vintage VW Vans, ready to make the regular trips. Our employees are closely linked to the products and services we sell. With training in animation and arts and in-house training, from mechanics to animation and from commercial management to the history of the region, they are up to the challenge proposed.

Testimonials

"The perfect trip Very accessible and easy to deal team. Friendly and lively staff and the tour was top! Excellent, highly recommend! "
"Happyness is guaranteed! Geweldige ervaring! Tijdens onze vakantie in Portagal hebben we met Happy Van de 'Trip to flavors' gedaan. Een geweldige, persoonlijke en gezellige tour waarin we het lokale leven in de Algarve mochten zien en proeven. Bedankt! Robert & Inge (Holland)"

Book your tour and travel with ‘Happy Van’

Experience the rich heritage of the Algarve, travelling in our Vintage VW vans. Your guides are Portuguese (English speaking too!), super fun and friendly. There’s no better way to learn about the region other than from the natives. Book your adventure today!

Safety

Our programs are planned with careful detail, so that you feel safe and secure wherever we go.

Comfort

Our vehicles are named Mary. They are Vintage VW vans with a maximum capacity of 7 passengers. Comfortable seats, curtains and customised ambient lighting all add a happy ‘feel good’ atmosphere to make sure you enjoy your adventure.

Quality

We strive to excel in our service, quality and innovation. In order to achieve this, we are 100% committed to customer satisfaction at all times.

Staff

Our esteemed employees are trained in several areas. This includes the maintenance of the vehicles and the animation of the tours. In order for us to give the best of ourselves to our customers, we are considered as ‘friends’ and not just drivers and guides. It’s rather like going on a family trip.

A Unique Experience

We hope that you will reflect on our tours as, simple, unique, and enriching. After all, it is only worth travelling, if we return richer! Our greatest achievement will be to recognise, even for a single moment, that you were happy in our company.

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Departure and Arrival Locations

- Albufeira and Olhos de Água

- Quinta do Lago, Vale de Lobo, Quarteira and Vilamoura

- Portimão and Alvor

- Ferragudo, Lagoa and Carvoeiro

- Lagos

Every Day:

Morning: 8.00am - 12.30pm

Afternoon: 1.30pm - 6.00pm

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