Stargaze & Paddle

3-Day Alentejo Night Kayaking Experience - Portugal

Prices from £148 pp

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Duration3 days / 2 nights (flexible)


Suitable for families

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This part of the Alentejo, located near the Spanish border, has so little light pollution it is one of the best places in the world to stargaze. It was the first place in the world to be certified by the Starlight Foundation as a “Starlight Tourism Destination”. To maximise the experience, head as far away from any potential light source and paddle to the middle of a large lake to contemplate the Milky Way in peace. 

What's included

  • Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
  • Night Sky Kayaking excursion

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Arrival at the lake

Today you will arrive at your country house just outside of Moura, where tranquillity and relaxation is the goal for the day, along with delicious food. Every morning you will be woken up with a delicious breakfast: cakes, fresh juices and fresh seasonal fruit are on the menu. Spend the rest of todaylazing by the pool or go into town for some tapas and drinks.  

Arrival at the lake

Kayaking under the stars in Portugal

You’ll relax during the day today, as it’s at night is when this area really comes life. There is very little light pollution here, so you’ll experience true darkness, with just the stars (and your guide) directing you across the lake to blissful isolation. Your guide has a great knowledge of the sky and will point out constellations and hopefully get you to spot some shooting stars. It’s here where you’ll also have the best chance of seeing the milky way. All of this whilst floating in your kayak!You’ll end the evening with a picnic full of local products under the starry night sky. 

Kayaking under the stars in Portugal

Leave Alentejo

Before you continue driving today, take a final walk through the village before continuing to the Algarve or to Lisbon. 

Leave Alentejo

Speak to our Portugal specialist, Emma

"I loved the welcoming hospitality that you get everywhere in Portugal. Everyone is just so friendly, the food is absolutely delicious and the beaches around Tavira are some of the best I've ever seen!"

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