The Beauty of NATURE
with a Taste of ADVENTURE

The Beauty of NATURE with a Taste of ADVENTURE


Welcome to Silvestours. Come with us and explore the beautiful Algarvian countryside! All our tours start from Silves. I collect you in the town centre with my jeep and take you straight into the hills or we go to my boat (located on the river a few minutes from our meeting point).


We offer private tours for groups of 1 to 6 people. You can rent the whole jeep or boat for yourself or your group.  You can contact me directly  (even at the last minute) and I will try to organize a tour when you want. For individuals it is cheaper to join a scheduled tour by reserving online. Please look at the Tour Pages for specific booking and pricing information. Apart from the proposed itineraries we also offer custom made tours. We can go up the Monchique, show secrets of the coastline or listen to any other idea you may have …


Hello, I am Thyl (pronounced “Teel”) your guide and driver. I am a nature enthusiast and, in the winter months, also a landscape painter. I have enjoyed many hours exploring the countryside near Silves. I wish to show you my favourite landscapes and share my local knowledge about the nature and history. I speak English, French, Dutch and Portuguese. I am fully licensed and insured (RNAAT 376/2019).


Covid Safety. The risk of infection is reduced because we are always outside in the fresh air. In addition there are some extra safety measures : (1) The jeep and boat are disinfected before every trip. (2) Guests who do not know each other must wear a mask. (3) The group size, for trips with guests who book individually, has been reduced to 4 for the jeep or 5 for the boat. (Private tours remain possible for groups of up to 6 people. The maximum legal carrying capacity of the jeep and boat are 8 and 9 people).  These restrictions are not much fun but I believe it is still possible to share a beautiful experience.


Meeting Point

Outside the entrance of Restaurant “Ponte Romana”.

GPS coordinates: (37.186108, -8.437531)

If you come by foot from Silves it is on the other side of the pedestrian bridge “Ponte Romana”.

If you come by car this is an easy place to park. From the highway or from Lagoa, you will descend a hill down to Silves. At the top of the hill, there is a small tunnel. You can turn left 750 meters after the tunnel, opposite a pet and garden shop, and  park your car.