i do everything i can to make this a safe experience for us all
These are strange, uncertain times. I'm doing everything in my power to reduce the uncertainty. After staying closed for all of 2020 to reassess things, I am reopening for 2021 with new health procedures, small adjustments to the experience, and the simple hope that I'll be able to share this experience at least with a few people this year :)
Fortunately, this is about the best activity you could choose to do these days, and the tour experience has been minimally affected by COVID: Groups are small, and the tour takes place entirely outdoors, in fresh air, usually with a brisk sea breeze, with the only exception the short time in the car driving to our hike location.
Regardless, I promise to do everything I can to keep us safe and healthy out there. Here is what I am doing for 2021:
strict Health & SAFETY protocols
I operate under the health and safety protocols designed by the Portuguese National Tourism Board's "Clean and Safe" program (read more about it here). This includes professional training in conducting proper sanitation, hygiene, respiratory etiquette, social conduct, social distancing, self-monitoring, and group conduct.
On tour, I use and provide hand sanitizer and face masks (respiratory barriers) and follow social distancing measures, even when outdoors.
I clean and disinfect my vehicles and gear before and after every tour.
My big, spacious, 9 seat van will only be filled to 1/2 capacity, allowing one empty seat between each guest. As well, I always have the windows down (and music up!), and face masks are worn at all times.
As well, I am First Aid certified, and trained in the proper management and disposal of waste and other potentially-contaminated materials.
only small-group and Private tours
I have always kept my tours small, which is more important now than ever.
For 2021, I allow a maximum of 5 guests in the van at any time (which allows one empty seat between each guest). For private tours, where all guests are in the same "bubble", 7 guests are allowed in the van. As well, you can always drive your own car and just meet us for the hike :)
While outside hiking, groups are limited to 9 guests, and social distance is maintained. Remember, we are outside in the wild, so there is plenty of space.
Remember, private tours are available if you prefer!
we stay far away from other people
It has always been the point of this tour: We stay completely, totally away from busy and mass tourism sites... in fact, it's likely that we will not see another human the entire day. Really: I'll bring you places no other tourists go. Once out of the van, we will spend the whole day in secluded, natural, wide open outdoor spaces and small country roads. In fact, that's one of the core values I operate on.
flexible booking & cancellations
100% cancelation, refund, and/or postponement guarantee, no questions asked, up until 1 week before the tour date. Book with confidence.