Happy Van

Gastronomy
Those who travel without discovering the local cuisine, leave without knowing the people they visited.
Embrace this city's rich cuisine!
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Food - Portimão

Taste the beautiful cuisine of this city!
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Food - Loulé

What the Algarve gives us
to eat and drink!
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Flavours - Portimão and Lagoa

Taste the Original Flavors of the Algarve!
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Flavours - Albufeira and Vilamoura

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Testimonials

"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!"
"For everyone looking for an authentic tour in a cozy Algarve coast town. The guides are very friendly and are eager to make the tour an unforgetable memory. You will learn a lot of local foods, history and social life."
"Wonderful Tour. Our tour guide and his partner were lovely and such a laugh. It just ended up being the 2 of us on the tour and we had a great time. The vineyard was beautiful and the wine is delicious. The farm was very interesting with the most amazing smells of all the herbs. We had a lovely picnic and they had made us delicious homemade buns. The VW van is amazing! I would definitely recommend this tour!"

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Embrace the Algarve

Book your tour and travel with ‘Happy Van’.
Experience the rich heritage of the Algarve, travelling in our Vintage VW vans.
Our 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 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 ans Olhos de Água
- Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo, Quarteira and Vilamoura
- Portimão and Alvor
- Ferragudo, Lagoa and Carvoeiro
- Lagos
Every day:
Morning: 8am to 12.30am
Afternoon: 1.30pm to 6pm