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Work-ation exploring Portugal's stunning Algarve - horseriding on beaches, sunset boat trips, exquisite dining & more... ☀️ 🏝 🍾 🏇🏼 🛥 🏃🏼‍♀️ 🇵🇹

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This boujee work-ation trip is about the right mix of food, fun, sun, party, relaxing and adventure, with some work / personal time during the days (up to you)... Explore the Algarve whilst enjoying air, land & sea adventures including long walks & horse riding on some of the best rated beaches in the world... Visit historic castles, enjoy exquisite dining experiences in hand-picked restaurants, land on the beach after skydiving over the visually spectacular Algarve, party on sunset boat cruise ending with a beach BBQ, trip inland to the mountains & dips in natural springs. Our lavish villa (normally fully booked all year round) boasts lots of work areas, a private gym🏋🏼‍♀️, a games room 🏓 , chill areas & a heated swimming pool for night swimming. Post peak-season September is the perfect time to experience & explore the stunning Algarve, whilst the weather is still amazing, and its not as busy (or expensive) as the full swing summer months. We'll leave foot prints 👣 in the sand & make memories that will last forever. 💰 What's included: > Lavish villa accommodation > Group rental car / Uber budget > Three group meals - lunch on an island - a beach BBQ - decadent villa dinner > Group activities - included in the price unless marked otherwise. 🛏️ Accommodation: > Cost is per person in a shared room, two single beds in each room. > Private room is an option, on request. 🧗‍♀️ Activities: > See the full activity list further down. > Group activities will be booked in advance. > Some activities are day specific, others are weather dependent - some flexibility will be required. > Feel free to suggest ideas and discuss with the rest of the group. Other activities include: > Aerobatic or scenic flights along the spectacular Algarve coastline. > Cross country sunrise hot air balloon flights. 🚗 Transportation: > Included is a budget for either rental cars (gas not included) or ubers - to be discussed & agreed by the group. 🛒 Shopping: > We will all head out to the grocery store together to stock up on general basics for the duration of the trip. > Personal items, treats & alcohol for own account. > Expenses logged & shared using SplitWise. 🍳 Cooking: This is a group catering, shared cost trip with some planned excursions that include food already. Ideally it will be great if we all contribute to the preparation and cooking, and dine together as a group throughout the trip. As shared group meals are a great way to get to know each other, my recommendation is that each group member selects an evening to take the lead, plan a dinner & show off their cooking skills by preparing their favourite meal for everyone… as well as, one night to be the assistant chef. If you have special dietary requirements, please let the group know, so we can plan together accordingly. Housekeeping: > Please be conscious of shared spaces & clean as you go. > Keep the kitchen tidy after all meals. > Everyone responsible for cleaning their own clothes, towels, bedding etc... > A cleaning service will come in twice throughout the trip. 📱 WhatsApp Group: > A WhatsApp group will be created so everyone can get to know each other ahead of the trip, and so we can all discuss individual requirements & expectations, additional group activities, car rental / uber budget, dietary requirements etc... Payment: > 20% deposit per person payable to secure your spot - payable to Join My Trip. > Once 6 Trip Mates have confirmed a further payment of 500 eu per person will be required > Balance of payment is required no later than one month prior to the trip taking place. > In the event that the villa advertised is no longer available and a suitable alternative cant be found, all deposits paid, will be returned in full. ❗Important info: Travel is back, there is lots of interest in the region, summer is almost in full swing, accommodation prices are rising & places are being booked up fast... Please jump on board and commit ASAP - booking as far in advance as possible will ensure we can secure this lavish villa at the current price. ✋ Your Host: Living in an awesome environment with great weather, lots to do & see, and loving what I do... I can hardly call it work.... Whether I'm cooking, reading, working, studying, exercising, doing self improvement, starting a new venture of any sort, or just hanging out... a great vibe, having fun and laughing lots is totally my thing. I'm super keen for this trip, to meet some new people & share the area I know and love. I generally work on things during the day and like to get out and explore as much as possible in between. This is your work-ation in the sun! I'm here to take the work out of arranging everything for you, to make sure you get the most out of it, & have the best time imaginable. See you soon!
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Hi there, Chanelle is me... An Austrian from Afrika.... Living the life I love, loving the life I live... ...in the spectacular Algarve. Traveling and connecting with like-minded people is the best thing to feed the soul. Let me be your inspiration to take full advantage of the freedom that our life as a nomad & traveler gives us. You can be sure to have a unique & memorable time with me. See you in the sun for some fun. I can't wait to get to know you better! Blessings. Chanelle Entrepreneur, business woman, actress, model, hypnotherapist ... & just a little bit... Scandalous! :-)
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Albufeira

Day 1-2
Spend your first evening getting settled into your accommodation. We will get a chance to do some shopping. Then kick our shoe's off and enjoy a nice dinner in together. Check in from 15:00 Shopping together at 6pm - SplitWise Welcome drink & dinner together *Dinner + 1 drink, Included in Trip Fee
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Armação de Pêra

Day 2-3
Sunset Cruise & bay of Armação de Pêra BBQ, open bar Date: 23rd May, Friday Time: Starts 16:00 Location: From Albufeira Duration: 5 hrs Live music, open bar, bbq, sunset. Rooftop access is an additional fee. Description of trip: Take a late afternoon cruise to witness a stunning sunset and head to a secluded beach. Enjoy a delicious meal with live music and sip your favorite drink with beautiful scenery. This 5 to 6-hour program begins at around 5:30 PM, with a departure from the Albufeira marina. The boat will take you west, keeping close to the coast as you enjoy a stunning sunset over the bay of Armação de Pêra. Armação de Pêra offers some of the most beautiful beaches in the Algarve. This stretch of the coastline enjoys some of the most impressive caves, cliffs and rock formations in the Algarve. The beaches of Armação de Pêra are true pearls in the paradise of the Algarve. Near the caves of São Rafael, you’ll transfer to a dinghy that will take you to a secluded beach that’s inaccessible by land. Enjoy listening to live music, indulge in your favorite beverage from the open bar, and savor a delicious meal prepared by the crew. The outstanding scenery has been described as some of the most spectacular in the world. Once dinner is over, you’ll return to the main vessel where the fun and festive environment continues on the trip back to Albufeira. *Included in Trip Fee
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Albufeira

Day 3
Horse riding on the beach in Albufeira Date: 24th September, Saturday Duration: 2 hrs Time: 7:30am Included in Trip Fee Trip Description: A 2 hour beach ride is a 30 mins trek to our local beach, where you will experience, clear sands and breathtaking views. The experience on horseback is magical! Gallop through the surf, with the wind in your hair, feeling free! We will have a leisurely return across the sands for a great photo opportunity! Being so close to Albufeira’s tourist hub, its an early start to avoid the dog walkers and yogis! *Included in Trip Fee
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Praia de Faro

Day 3-4
Join me at Praia de Faro for a Sunset Pub Crawl & Dinner Praia de Faro has multiple beach bars along the coast, experience this wonderful destination by taking a stroll along the shores and enjoy a few drinks and dinner at this gorgeous beach and make sure to catch the sunset. Date: 24th May, Saturday Time: Start 16:00 * Own Expense Additional info: To the mainland facing north-east of Ilha de Faro is the Ria Formosa Natural Park. It’s a large protected area made up of saltwater lagoons, mudflats and small channels. This wetland environment is an important feeding ground for migratory birds and marine habitats. During low tide you will see a variety of fishermen wading through these mudflats digging for clams, mussels and other shellfish. They’ll bring the buckets full of them to the shore, you’ll also see nearby restaurant owners buying fresh shellfish directly from them. Additional things to do: If you would like to go to this stunning destination earlier, there are several things to do out here. take a 6km walk along the sand dunes, low beaches, turquoise blue water and channels. Enjoy a surf, prebook at one of the various surf schools which offer surfing lessons and surfboards for hire. Kayaks and stand-up paddle boards are also available if you want to learn how to use them, or if you want to explore the calmer channels of the Ria Formosa on your own. The large central section of the beach is lifeguarded, so the water is safe for swimming.
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Alvor

Day 4-5
Aviation Day Date: 25th September, Sunday There's no better way to get the perfect view of Faro than by sky. There's a range of scenic flights over Faro, to get the best view put on your brave face and challenge yourself to paraglide or sky dive and if your lucky, they just might be landing on the beach. *Own expense. 1hr Scenic flight over Faro From: € 300 for a group of 3 Barlavento Route - Vilamoura, Silves, Monchique, Sagres, Lagos € 100 each Paraglide over Faro 1 person = € 90 2 persons = € 160 Skydive over/onto the beach From: € 148.90 to 3 500 metres * More details regarding alternative packages available can be discussed. Please be aware that these activities are weather dependent. In the event that we do not have an aviation day, we can discuss as a group alternative options. *P.S these prices are merely a guideline and may be subject to change as per the seasonal prices.
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Albufeira

Day 5-8
Free Day Please note that on all dates and times where there is nothing planned, please feel free to further explore either alone or with the group. I have some incredible recommendations for some of the best beach's, bars, restaurants and activities in the Algarve. There are tons of incredible things to do and see... I'm excited to help you experience this stunning part of Portugal.
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Vila Real de Santo António

Day 8-9
Tour to 4 Eastern Algarve Towns. Visit highlights in the stunning coastal towns of Faro, Olhão, Tavira, and Vila Real de Santo António. Duration: 10hrs Time: 8:30 AM (local time) Date: 30th September, Friday Trip Description: Get lost in the beauty of eastern Algarve on this tour from Albufeira to the charming towns of Faro, Olhão, Tavira, and Vila Real de Santo António. See old architecture at churches and a castle. Explore with some free time in Olhão and Vila Real de Santo Antonio. Get picked-up from your accommodation and sit back and enjoy the scenery on the drive to the town of Faro. Take in the colorful boats at the marina and the Spanish Gothic architecture at the cathedral. Have some time to do some souvenir shopping before heading to Olhão. Admire the white houses and churches in the Moorish fishing village of Olhão. Stop at the port and enjoy the vibrancy of the largest fish market on the island. Head to the oldest pâté factory in Portugal. Afterwards, travel to the town of Vila Real de Santo Antonio which lies on the mouth of the Guadiana river. Visit the oldest Portuguese canned fish factory. Spend some free time where you can go get some lunch or do some shopping at local boutiques. Continue on to the town of Tavira which has been settled since the late Bronze Age. Discover a variety of architectural styles at its churches and a medieval castle positioned over the Gilão river. Experience traditional Portuguese Fado music before returning to your accommodation. *Included in Trip Fee
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Barreta Island

Day 9-10
Discover the Algarve’s best kept secret: a unique restaurant in a true desert island. Experience Portuguese Cuisine at the exclusive Estaminé restaurante. Date: 1st October, Saturday Time: 14:00 Climb aboard a comfortable catamaran and sail through the amazing channels of Ria Formosa Natural Park. Go to the island of Ilha Deserta to relax on the beach and enjoy lunch at the eco-friendly Estaminé Restaurant. *This trip includes the ferry and a €25 voucher towards meal.
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Loulé

Day 10-11
Wine Tour in Loule. Date: 2nd October, Sunday Time: 10:00 or 14:30 Duration: 2hr Visit Quinta da Tôr, a renowned winery in Algarve, to learn more about wine making and enjoy tasting 4 different wines with bread and homemade olive oil. *Included in Trip Fee
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Alte

Day 11
Late lunch at this secret spot. The most magical place, it will feel like you stepped into a fairytale. Date: 2nd October, Sunday Time: After Wine Tasting Duration: 1 - 3.5hrs After wine tasting, head out to explore this stunning town. One of my favorite secret spots. Take a stroll, then enjoy a picnic, bbq or eat at one of the local restaurants to experience some typical Portuguese food. Additional Info: Alte is famous mostly for its natural features, the water springs and waterfall. It’s also considered one of the most typical villages in Portugal, and with less than 2.000 inhabitants famous for its slow pace of life. Alte is also one of the best places to contemplate some traditional Algarve architecture. Since the most attractive features of Alte are the natural springs and waterfall, the best time to visit Alte is during the warmer months. Hopefully we will be able to swim in the waterfall if it rains enough this summer. During summer, the snack-bar Fonte Grande operates selling drinks and snacks. For those that prefer to take their own food, there are picnic tables and a public barbecue available too! *Lunch not included. Group decision whether we should picnic, bbq or eat at one of the local restaurants.
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Praça Dom Francisco Gomes

Day 11
City Tour on Tourist Train Date: Any day Time: 10am - 6pm Every hour (Exact time to be discussed with group) This is a great way to get to see the Algarve. Hop on a train that will take you through Faro's most beautiful and intriguing sights. Among other gems, see the Old City, Zona Comercial da Baixa de Faro, and pass by the lagoon Ria Formosa. A great opportunity to hop off and take instagrammable pictures. Trip Description: Relax and enjoy a Faro tour on a special tourist train. During this tour, you will visit beautiful and important monuments of the city, including Old City, the Jardim Manuel Bivar, Igreja da Misericórdia, Sé de Faro, Teatro Lethes, Igreja do Carmo, Igreja São Pedro, Zona Comercial da Baixa de Faro, pass by the lagoon Ria Formosa and the new town. Via a multilingual audio system, learn curious facts and secrets as you pass by each location. Your ticket is valid for a full day, so you can stop at any of our stops, explore the surroundings and hop back in to the next stop. The stops are: Praça D. Francisco Gomes (where our tour starts), Jardim da Alameda, Ermida de Santo António, Mercado da Cidade e Igreja do Carmo. Hop on a train that will take you through Faro's most beautiful and intriguing sights. Among other gems, see the Old City, Zona Comercial da Baixa de Faro, and pass by the lagoon Ria Formosa. *Included in Trip Fee
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Albufeira

Day 11-12
Last Day We will enjoy one last breakfast together. By now we would have all shared some incredible times exploring together and built lifelong connections. Its time to part ways, till we meet again next time. Checkout: 10am 3rd October, Monday. (On my Birthday :-D) A friendly reminder, to make sure you have all your belongings, if you do leave anything behind, let me know and I'll arrange for it to get back to you. :-)
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