Happy Van

About Us
Our History and Mission

Happy Van was born from a dream, like many waiting to come true. From the dream we set out to action and here we are to try to contribute in our smallest measure for a better world!

ABOUT US: Happy Van is a Creative Tourism and Cultural Experiences company. It promotes tours and tourist entertainment activities, and events for individuals and companies, many of them organized in Vintage VW vehicles, with a guide/driver, tasting of local products, rigorous music, professional photography and lots of joy and animation!
Because we believe in sustainability, we favor contact with local realities, as well as healthy and responsible consumption, creating the greatest possible social, economic and environmental impact in the regions we visit.
We do our best to protect our local heritage, history, culture, uses, customs and traditions, people, indigenous products and the environment.

OUR EXPERIENCES: Happy Van tours and activities depart from Loulé, Vilamoura, Albufeira, Portimão and Lagos, making it possible to make a "tailor-made suit" for any other needs. The pre-programmed experiences are as follows:
- Wine Tours
- Flavors Tours
- Food Tours
- Nature Tours
- Sunset Tours
- Romantic Sunset Tours
- Activities related to Agriculture, Fisheries and Grazing
- Night Photography Tours
- Photo Sessions
- Urban Art Workshops
- Handicraft Workshops
- Heritage Tours
- Musical, Fado and Theater Shows...
- Tailored Experiences
- Weddings
- Private Parties and Other Events

WHAT WE VALUE IN OUR ACTIVITIES:
- Happy, creative, intelligent, innovative and diverse approaches;
- The articulation not only with the tourist sector, but also with the other sectors of activity in the region (Wineries, Restaurants, Organic Producers, Shepherds, Fishermen, Producers of Animal Derivatives, Cannery, Producers of Spirits and Liqueurs, Confectioners and Bakeries, Craftsmen, Artists, Local Markets...);
- Quality, safety and diversification of our offer;
- Enhancement of the territory, its heritage, endogenous products and local identity, in the promotion of the economy of the most disadvantaged villages and consequent reduction of regional asymmetries and distribution of wealth, in the creation of added value, reduction of seasonality, reinforcement of the positive image of the Algarve and increased employment in the region.

WHAT RESOURCES WE HAVE AT OUR DISPOSAL: The company has at its disposal three vintage VW vans, ready to make 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.

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Testimonials

"Nature morning. We had a wonderful morning with Paulo. We visited the Salgados Nature Reserve. A great walk and lucky enough to see flamingos in flight. Then on to the Capela Nossa Senhora da Rocha and the surrounding areas. Outstanding landscapes. Ended our morning with figs and fresh orange juice, made by Paulo. Paulo is very knowledgeable and good company. The van is spacious and comfortable. We will definitely be going on another trip."
"Personalised local experience. Myself and my wife really enjoyed our tour. We were stuffed after it. We visited a few lovely places with great food and great cultural commentary from Paulo. The food was local, authentic and really tasty. We also had some great wine recommendations."
"Hidden spots and fresh orange juice 🍊. We had an amazing Tour with Go and Paulo. We had a relax experience through the nature and beaches of the Algarve. They took many pictures of us and answered all our questions. I can only recommend Happyvan_Tours. They are creative and I'm sure you will love Portugal a little more after they showed you the hidden spots. 🌞🌊"

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Embrace the Algarve

Enjoy in full the rich heritage of the Algarve! Travel on our friendly VW vintage vans! Enjoy the company of our guides and partners! Book your adventure now!

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 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 enlightened! Our greatest achievement will be to recognise, even for a single moment, that you were happy in our company.

Impact

Our experiences only make sense if we create social, economic and environmental impact. We do our best to protect our local heritage, history, culture, uses, customs and traditions, people, indigenous products and the environment. Help us to improve. Grow with us in community! Thanks

Pick-up and Drop-off

- Albufeira and Olhos de Água
- Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo, Quarteira and Vilamoura
- Portimão and Alvor
- Ferragudo, Lagoa and Carvoeiro
- Lagos
Everyday:
Morning: 8am to 12.30am
Tarde: 1.30pm to 6pm