Happy Van

"Here at the helm I am more than I am: I am a people who want the sea that is yours."
"You are my white and golden sun,
your light seduces me,
unconquered paradise,
my Algarve, my light."
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Heritage - Portimão and Lagoa

Unique experiences with art!

Handicraft Workshops

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Handicraft Workshop Booking / Marcação de Workshop de Artesanato
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(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)

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Describe your dream trip to us. We can tailor-make it for you.

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"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!"
"Em tudo um optimo conceito, Adorei a viagem no pão de forma. Os organizadores da "Happy Van " são muito Boa onda, ambiente descontraído e positivo é " a praia deles" Desenvolvendo e dando a conhecer o que é regional e tradicional de uma forma charmante e eloquente. Relativamente ao Work shop de cana foi top. Recomendo a todas as pessoas e para todas as utilizações no interior ou exterior. muito bom. dependentemente da criatividade de cada um os usos da cana podem ser variados e muito produtivos. E bem, a materia prima "cana" cresce em todo o lado... para todos os efeitos a Happy Van recomenda-se "em grande estilo" de uma forma sustentável rumam para o futuro. 5 estrelas"
"We had the pleasure of going on the wine tasting trip and we enjoyed ever moment of it. From collection to drop off we were so well looked after and made to feel welcome. 🥰 we were taken to the sanctuary on the way to the winery which was amazing to see. The view from here was perfect and the Chapel a fantastic piece of history.⛪ The winery 🍷🍷was so picturesque and the staff very attentive. The afternoon went in so quickly due to us being so relaxed in these amazing surroundings 🌄 whenever we are back in the algarve we will be back in touch with Happy van to book another trip for sure. Highly recommend"

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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!


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 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.


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

Departures and Arrivals

- Albufeira and 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