Route of the Salter

Discover with us the day-to-day of the Salter in the extraction of one of the indispensable ingredients for the kitchen, Salt.
With a History over eight centuries old, the Rio Maior salines constitute an authentic living museum where the way to collect the salt is the same as the Romans used two thousand years ago, getting the best artisanal salt.
The Rio Maior Salines are the result of a whim of nature. A saline source of salt mine, extensive and deep, crossed by an underground stream, feeds a well from which water is extracted seven times saltier than the Atlantic Ocean. The oldest document known is dated 1177, but it is thought that the use of rock salt would is made since pre-history.
All our tours are private and suit your dates and preferences.
Our tours are designed especially for the traveler who wants to get away from the traditional tours and wants to experience new realities, original and unique experiences every journey. Our Tours provide the traveler a visit made with time to enjoy the attractions in a quiet way.

Price: upon request

The price varies according to the number of people. For groups from 9 to 16, 30 or 55 people please contact us.

Duration: 8 Hrs

Pickup: 9:00 AM

Terra Chã Cooperative is included in the Natural Park of Serras de Aire and Candeeeiros.
For more information visit the ICNF - Institute for Nature Conservation in

1. Included in our services

1.1 Transport by air-conditioned vehicle with high comfort level in announced or equivalent models;
1.2 Visit to the Natural Park of Serras de Aire and Candeeeiros;
1.3 Visit to the Salines of Rio Maior, with especialized Monitoring of a Salter, and visit to Alcobertas;
1.4 Liability Insurance, in accordance with applicable law;
1.5 Personal Accident Insurance, in accordance with the law.
2.1 Accommodation expenses;
2.2 Expenses of personal nature;
2.3 Additional expenses that have not been agreed in advance.
3.1 Estrela d'Alva Tours is not responsible for excess or oversized baggage, because of a lack of notice, if it can not be transported in the reserved vehicle;
3.2 If it proves impossible in providing one or more services for reasons that are strange to Estrela d'Alva Tours, they will be replaced by equivalent services;
3.3 Estrela d’Alva Tours operates a non smoking policy in its transportation services.


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