Tailor Made Tours & Events

We follow your dreams…

Are you thinking of a different program other than the ones we have?

Happy Van is a Creative Tourism company accustomed to making Tailor-made tours all over the Algarve (and not only) in its Vintage VW Vans.
We prepare everything with the greatest of care so that you have a good time in our company, because we know that Happiness is a Journey!

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"We reached out to Happy Van to surprise our daughter for her sixth birthday and Paulo was extremely accommodating to make it happen! He provided us with a detailed timeline of our trip and all the cool things we would do/see. We truly were expecting to see more of the same as we are local, but he had some hidden gems for us! We loved the ride, the picnic, the conversations, the night sky in Sagres and all the memories we brought back. Truly an amazing experience. Highly recommended!"
"Highlight Of Our Holiday!!! A beautiful experience! This tour was definitely the highlight of my holiday! We embarked on this tour the day before our flight home. Despite being in Portugal for 5 days prior to the experience, it felt like we were seeing it through a different set of lenses. Paulo and Joao tailor the tour to the type of experience the passengers want to have, whether it’s a night time tour along the beach or a day time tour in a smaller neighbouring city. This experience really opened up my eyes to the beauty of taking joy in the simple things of life. Months later and I still remember the tour like it was yesterday!! Paulo and Joao are such beautiful souls and it was a true pleasure having them guide us through the various sites, explaining the history and patiently answer all our questions. If you are considering going on the Happy Van Tour do not hesitate to do so!!"
"The trip is worth it! Far from imagining that I would get to know and enjoy an authentic Algarve. Its people, its flavors, its smell of carob hard to forget. The places that would offer their sights, the sunset and the night would bring a magnificent sky. And for all these experiences I have to thank Happy Van's magnificent team. Thank you so much for the wonderful and unforgettable trip! "

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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.

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