Kayak the Historic Douro River by Day & Feast at Classic Vineyard Estates by Night
The sun glints on the glassy surface of the Douro River as you dip your paddle, gliding through northern Portugal's historic Port wine district. Hawks circle overhead as we wind our way between rugged mountains terraced with ancient vineyards. Tranquil days on the river give way to festive evenings at centuries-old quintas
, the wine estates of the Douro Valley. Within these hospitable mansions and farmhouses we share warm personal connections with our hosts, enjoying an inside encounter with contemporary rural life in Portugal. Savor the best in traditional European ambience and cuisine on a Dionysian paddling odyssey through romantic wine country. As our hosts say, "A sua saude"—to your health!
“This distinctive journey is not your typical Portugal travel experience. I designed it with an expeditionary spirit in mind, to provide a unique and authentic experience for avid explorers whose desire for discovery goes beyond even that of Nat Hab’s usual guests. Our Portugal padding adventure requires more independence and self-reliance than our other trips, and, in return, offers even deeper rewards.”
- Olaf Malver, Nat Hab’s CEO (Chief Exploratory Officer)