Handicraft Tours

A unique opportunity to know our local craftsmen and their precious work

Explore the Algarve in a Vintage VW Van!

Depart in a Vintage VW Van to discover the centennial traditions of Algarvian handicrafts!
Craftwork is the link of the uses, customs and traditions of a people with a defined culture.
Throughout the Algarve, there are people determined to keep these customs alive, constructing pieces of the most diverse materials with ancestral techniques and knowledge, that go from generation to generation.
We prepare everything with the greatest care so that you have a good time in our company, because we know that Happiness is a Journey!


The oyster is possessive of the pearl, but it is the artisan who makes her feel like a jewel!

A unique opportunity to know our local craftsmen and their precious work, and to take with you some genuine memories from our region!


Vilamoura: 8.30am

Albufeira: 9.00am

Portimão: 8.30am

Carvoeiro: 9.00am

(Duration: 4h)

Price Adults: 55€

Price Children< 10 years old: 35€

Free Pick-up and Drop-off in:

Albufeira and Olhos de Água

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

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.

Albufeira and Vilamoura

Portimão and Carvoeiro


Would you like to try one of our handicraft workshops for groups? It's easy. Fill out the form below and send it to us!

Handicraft Workshop Booking / Marcação de Workshop de Artesanato
(Name / Nome)
(Mobile Phone / Telemóvel)
(Choose your Pick-Up Point / Escolhe o teu Ponto de Partida)
(Choose Your Favourite Craft Activity / Escolhe a Tua Atividade de Artesanato Preferida)
(Number of Persons (minimum 6) / Número de Pessoas (mínimo 6))
(Tell us which days you are available to do the activity / Diz-nos em que dias estás disponível para fazer a atividade)


"Happy Van" organizers have very good vibes. Relaxed and positive atmosphere is "their beach". Developing and giving to know what is regional and traditional in a very charming and eloquent way. The cane workshop was suberb. I would recommend all people and to use this material inside or outside their homes. Under the creativity of each one, the uses of cane can be varied and very productive. well, the raw material "cane" grows everywhere ... for all purposes the Happy Van is recommended "in style" in a sustainable way into the future.

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.

Information Request

Do you have anything else in mind? Describe your dream trip to us. We can tailor-make it for you.

(Name / Nome)
(Question or Comment / Questão ou Comentário)

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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