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Dinossaurs Footprints, Eggs , Underground Grottos

Private tour in Lourinhã, Fatima, Peniche, Obidos, Alcanede

Tour Price : $450-950 Duration : 1-2 days Languages: French, Portuguese, English, Spanish

 

One day Tour to the Caves and Dinosaurs in the West of Portugal


We drive from Lisbon to Lourinhã. At the GEAL museum, you can enjoy a close-up look at the bones and remains of these once fearful giants that inhabited the earth before mankind. In the museum, you’ll also find the largest nest of dinosaur eggs in the world.
Next, we make our way on to Peniche, from where the boats leave that can take you to the Berlengas Islands Nature Reserve.

Nearby, the picturesque village of Baleal, perched on a rocky outcrop, becomes an island at high tide when the sea submerges the sand banks - the only land connection to the village. Visit Cape Carvoeiro and appreciate the strength of the sea in the form of the rocks sculpted by erosion. In the distance, you can glimpse the Berlenga islands.

For lunch, try some of the freshly caught local fish in a seaside restaurant, while you watch the surfers on the beaches of Supertubos and Baleal. Work off the meal by enjoying a stroll through Óbidos, with its enchanting white houses contained within the town’s walls.

We drive in the afternoon to the Serras de Aire e Candeeiros Natural Park to visit theUnderground caves with its curious shapes that nature has formed under the earth.
Next we visit the fossil bed of Pedreira do Galinha, which contains excellent examples of Sauropod footprints, herbivorous four-legged dinosaurs that lived in the region about 175 million years ago.

On the 60,000m2 rock surface, a few hundred footprints organised into more than twenty trails, dating from the middle Jurassic period, can be found. Present-day continents were formed during this period.

This is the longest known trail of Sauropod footprints on earth, and the footprints are an exceptionally well-preserved fossil of one of the largest animal species that ever lived.
The country’s largest find of Jurassic fossil remains, and part of the beautiful Serras de Aire e Candeeiros Nature Park, this place is definitely worth a visit.

Near to Alcanede, visit the Grotto of Algar do Pena, the largest subterranean chamber ever discovered in Portugal, and spend some time in the Interpretation Centre in order to discover how the water has moulded the complex formations of stalactites and stalagmites.

 

Additional information

Tour information:
Tour Price: $450-950
Duration: 1-2 days
Group Size: 1-4 tourists
Languages: French, Portuguese, English, Spanish
Tour package includes:
Airport Transfer :YES
Hotel pick-up:YES
Drop-off :NO
Tour Transportation (car, van, limo, boat, etc…):YES
Food and Drinks :NO
Other services (fees apply):
Attraction tickets (concerts, theater, museum, circus...) :YES
Translation services :NO
Reservations (hotels, restaurants, airline) :YES
Visa support :NO
Additional information:
This tour must be booked at least 7 days in advance of your travel date :YES
Tour groups must include a minimum of 2 passengers :YES
Tour prices are flexible and based on your requirements :YES