Escaroupim, Portugal, some days are forever

Take a Tagus river cruise at Escaroupim, Portugal, and you will feel some days are forever.

Not too far from Lisbon, driving around 45 minutes north, you will find a tiny village called Escaroupim. It sits at the left bank of the river Tagus, Tejo in Portuguese.

Escaroupim is one of the several “aldeias avieiras” along the river.

I guess you don’t know what an “aldeia avieira” is, but I will explain in another article.

At this traditional village, you can take a boat, for a Tagus river cruise and it will drive you through the several river canals where most of the birds go for their late afternoon bug meal … an amazing scenario.

On top of all, we get to know more about the local birds with entertaining explanations.

It doesn’t matter if the day is cold or hot because the boats have covers to be used if needed.

What matters though is the time of the day when you do the tour and sunset is king.

Get your camera ready because you never know when a bird or a horse will appear in front of you.

Yes, a horse.

I saw some horses with their feet in the water feeding on some grass, and they just appeared from nowhere after a turn.

Now you know: camera ready.

One of those experiences you can have far from crowded areas, and you can also visit some small villages by the river called “aldeias avieiras”.

To complement your trip, why not reserving some time to taste some of the local dishes in a restaurant by the river?  You won’t be walking too far, there is one right there near the pear where you will find the boats.

Enjoy the day, it will be a day to remember.

David Monteiro

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