flavours tours

Explore the Algarve in a Vintage VW Van!

 On the Flavors Tours we will take you to the palates of the Algarve. We visit the markets, the wineries, the breweries, the taverns, the distilleries, the canneries, the biological farms or other local producers.
Our itineraries always include a trip in a Vintage VW Van, with an experienced driver / guide, good music and a lot of joy and excitement.
We prepare everything with the greatest care so that you can have a good time in our company, because we know that Happiness is a Journey!


Taste the Original Flavours of the Algarve!


Albufeira: 8.30am

Vilamoura: 9.00am

(Duration: 4h)

-> Visit to Loulé Market ->  Algarve Orange Juice tasting

-> Visit to a winery with wine tasting -> Visit to a farm to taste local plant infusions and local sweets

Price: 65€ per person

Free Pick-up and Drop-off in:

– Albufeira and Olhos de Água

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

It is possible that programs may have to be adjusted on a case-by-case basis, for various reasons such as force of nature, which will not alter the experiences we have proposed.


What the Algarve gives us to Eat and Drink!


Portimão: 8.30am

Carvoeiro: 9.00am 

(Duration: 4h)

-> Visit to a local biological farm: Convent’Bio. Drink a natural juice or tea and try a slice of cake / pie or toast bread locally produced

-> Visit to the Municipal Market of Silves, discover and taste new products 

-> Visit to a winery with wine tasting

Price: 65€ per person

Free Pick-up and Drop-off in: 

– Portimão and Alvor

– Ferragudo, Lagoa and Carvoeiro

It is possible that programs may have to be adjusted on a case-by-case basis, for various reasons such as force of nature, which will not alter the experiences we have proposed.

"Visiting the Algarve during the offseason does somewhat limit 'things to do' options, we were, therefore, delighted to discover Happy Van. As well as a quirky and enjoyable way to sample the flavours of the Algarve Paulo was a knowledgeable and humorous chap. We had a great time, our only regret being that we forgot to take a picture in front of the van at the end of the tour!"
"Flavors of the Algarve! Loved it and highly recommend it! Paulo was great at the quick return and proposal of the tour one morning, and João a very good person ... he knew how to read our wishes by changing a little bit the tour that was 110%! He introduced me to the artisanal medronho that I so much wanted to taste! Maria Rita sooo cute, despite the heat the creative solution works !!! And I had so much fun on the way! 😉 Ah another cool detail are the photos that John took during the tour ... we finally have some photos of the couple that are not selfies! "
"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!


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


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.


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.


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.

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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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