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Partridge Shooting | Vale Do Manantio | Portugal


Tour code: POR001

Partridge Shooting in Portugal at the Vale do Manantio estate offers it’s guest a truly unique and exclusive shooting holiday. Located in the South of Portugal in the Alentejo region lies the prestigious Herdade Vale do Manantio estate. Steeped in history dating back to the eighteenth century, the Bravo family has strong connections with the hunting estate and its repopulation of species and its dedication to nature and hunting. Herdade Vale do Manantio is considered the best hunting estate for Partridge Shooting in Portugal by the safari club Lusitania Chapter. João won “Best Outfitter” award for excellent conditions he presents in the quality of his Red-Legged Partridge programmes.


Sitting in a generous 2,000 acres of textured landscape inclusive of Holmoak and Cork trees in the Alentejo region with its melancholy and undulating plains comes with a coastline and idyllic beaches. This is the perfect place to come for Red-Legged Partridge Shooting in Portugal and at just 2 hours transfer from the airport, you don’t have to go far to find such hidden treasures.


You will have an enjoyable time here at the estate where nothing is too much trouble and the staff will be on hand to make sure your stay is of utmost comfort and satisfaction. From the minute you arrive up to the time you reluctantly leave, you will be treated like royalty and they will have made sure that you have made memories to last a lifetime. For an in-depth look at what Partridge Shooting in Portugal is like, make sure to visit our YouTube Channel for video diaries and vlogs showcasing all our accommodations, locations and shooting destinations.

You will be treated to 2 days exciting Partridge Shooting in Portugal with 3 nights stay. Single and half teams of guns are welcome and a bag number of 50 birds per person with the opportunity to shoot more at a price of 29 euros per bird over the 100 bird overage. Which equates to 400 bird days in a team of 8 guns. With over 2000 acres of hunting areas and 10 drives to add variety to your shooting days, it makes for a great getaway. Experience the wonderful fresh produce from around the region when hospitality bends over backwards to give you the best al fresco dining, totally exceeding your expectations.

Additional Activities

There’s more to Partridge Shooting in Portugal than meets the eye. There is an abundance of exciting activities for the non-hunters and hunters alike. On offer at Vale do Manantio is spa treatments, swimming, clay pigeon shooting, Helicopter rides, boat rides, horse riding, cycling, wine tasting, hot air balloon rides, water-skiing and wakeboarding. Which is a vast amount to keep the extra parties occupied whilst you’re out shooting.

If you have any questions on Partridge Shooting in Portugal then contact us in the office and our experienced team will be happy to help you with any queries you have. Additionally, you can request a free brochure.

Vale Do Manantio

Located in the South of Portugal in the Alentejo region nestled within mountainous areas it also has its own bordering lake which is the largest man made lake in Europe, known as the Alqueva dam. It gives the estate of Vale Do Manantio a coast of 6km and is close to the villages of Moura, Évora and Monsaraz so there is plenty to see and do.

The Vale Do Manantio offers complete tranquility and relaxation in the intimate and restful of settings. The Lodge is traditionally decorated with a hunting theme running throughout capturing the true history of the estate. With competition trophies sat shining on the shelves, hunting trophies and memorabilia mounted proudly on the wall it gives the lodge a sense of grandeur and accomplishment. With a total of 14 rooms, 4 twins, 9 doubles and one room with a bunk bed all of which include en-suites, air conditioning and room service. Each room has its own distinctive and charming decor giving you a warm and welcoming feeling.

With such peace and tranquility being of utmost importance you will be lucky enough to enjoy exceptional views over the rolling hills from your sun ladened terrace. The perfect place to witness the most prolific sunsets to make the most memorable of holiday evenings. Everything is to be enjoyed at the Herdade Vale Do Manantio and the conscientious staff at the lodge will do everything in their power to ensure your stay is as fulfilling and unforgettable as possible making every day special.

Food and drink at Vale Do Manantio will be by far the best you’ll ever experience in Portugal. They have a commitment with their region with that they always look for the highest quality food which is fresh and locally produced. Always keeping origins for a true farm to table experience.

The warm and familiar character of the lodge is reflected in the kind, friendly and welcoming gestures you receive from the family such as invites to sit down and share stories over exceptional dishes from the menu. All the focus is on providing you with a unique experience through the refinement of a traditional kitchen and its personalised service.

Board: Full board
Rooms: Double and Twin rooms
Internet: Free Wifi
Power: 220 volt
Air Conditioning: In rooms
Meals: Breakfast, Tapas and Dinner
Alcohol: Reasonable limit
Equipment Hire: Gun hire available
Cards Accepted: Both Credit and Debit
Cash Accepted: Euros
Quarry Information
Season: 1st October-31st January
Peak: December


The itinerary below is for shooting guests only. However, for non shooting guests you will have the opportunity to unwind or satisfy your adventurous side with all the extra activities or additional trips to the local villages.

We also have daily flights departing from the UK therefore should you wish to come home early or to extend your stay with additional days either at the beginning or end of the itinerary below.


DAY 1:

Depart UK (alternative routes available)
Arrive in Portugal

A representative from Herdade Vale Do Manantio will greet you upon arrival who will be with you to help assist you with gun clearance should you wish to bring your own. You will then be transferred from Lisbon Airport to Herdade Vale Do Manantio (2 hours).

Upon arrival you will be greeted by the lodge staff who will take great care in settling you in before dinner is served in the evening.

Overnight Accommodation: Vale Do Manantio (Single rooms) board F/B

Day 2: Shooting

Rise and shine for an action packed day ahead and head through to the dining room for a freshly prepared breakfast at 8:00am, before a swift turnaround and departure at 9:00am from the lodge to the estate where shooting will commence around 9:15 am. All you will need to remember are your personal effects such as hearing and eye protection and a decent set of gloves.

Your guns and ammunition will all be accounted for with your seceretarios/Loader.

The day will consist of five drives , three of which will be shot in the morning over different areas of the estate.

At approximately 12:30pm you will be stopping for a “Tapas” break in the field, which includes an array of wonderful fresh meats, cheeses, and alcoholic beverages. A perfect time to catch up and have a decent conversation regarding the mornings activities.

After the Tapas you will progress into the afternoon with a further two drives of Red-Legged Partridge shooting in various areas of the estate. Lunch will be held in the fields once again at approximately 3:15pm where copious amounts of carefully prepared fresh and locally sourced delights will be on offer for you to enjoy.

Once the day has come to an end you will retreat back to the lodge at 5:00pm for downtime before dinner is served.

Overnight Accommodation: Vale Do Manantio (Single rooms) board F/B

Day 3: Shooting

Day 3 starts in the same way as two but with different drives on the estate.

At the end of the day once shooting has come to an end you will retreat back to the lodge for a rest or to include yourselves in the incredible extra activities on offer before your dinner is served.

Overnight Accommodation: Vale Do Manantio (Single rooms) board F/B

Day 4: Departure

Transfer to Lisbon Airport

Depart Portugal
Arrive UK


Remember that Sportquest Holidays' services are completely FREE! When you book a trip with Sportquest Holidays, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge and flights independently. Plus what’s more if you book with Sportquest Holidays your holiday is protect by our ATOL and the Travel Package Regulations Act. To see more details CLICK HERE.

Start Date End Date Days Nights Shooting Gun Bag size Availability Notes
01/10/2019 31/10/2019 4 3 2 £4,767 800 Enquire Now N/A
01/11/2019 30/11/2019 4 3 2 £4,767 800 Enquire Now N/A
01/12/2019 31/12/2019 4 3 2 £4,817 800 Enquire Now N/A
01/01/2020 31/01/2020 4 3 2 £4,767 800 Enquire Now N/A

Price Notes

Prices are based on 8 guns sharing transfers and shooting based on two 400 bird days (unless otherwise stated) and are correct at the time of going to press. Subject to time of year or date and currency fluctuations, these prices may fluctuate slightly due to flight price increases or fuel surcharge.

Holidays or flights booked with Sportquest Holidays Limited are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority by our ATOL bond (Number 6371). ATOL protects you from losing your money or being stranded abroad. It does this by carrying out financial checks on the firms it licenses and requiring a guarantee, called a bond.

What's Included

  • All flights
  • Transfers
  • 3 Nights at Vale Do Manantio
  • 2 x 400 bird days (50 birds per person per day)
  • All Food drinks at the lodge

What's Excluded

  • All Cartridges (120 euros for the two days)
  • Non-shooting guests (150 euros per day)
  • Secretario (50 euros per day)
  • Loader (50 euros per day)
  • Gun hire (110 euros per pair per day)
  • Hunting License (85 euros)
  • Attendant non-hunter (525 euros all included sharing hunters room)
  • Attendant non-hunter (675 individual room)
  • Personal Insurance


  • Flight upgrades

  • Additional Activities for both hunting and non-hunting guests.

  • Minimum Bag size is 400 bird days (50 birds per person per day)

Price Supplements

  • Overs are charged at 29 euros per bird over the 100 bird limit per two days.

Price Match Promise

We are so confident that our packaged prices are the best available and offer great value for money.

If, however, you find an identical holiday available with any other fully bonded Tour Operator at a lower price, we will match that price.

Financial Security

Holidays or flights booked with Sportquest Holidays Limited are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority by our ATOL bond (Number 6371). ATOL protects you from losing your money or being stranded abroad. It does this by carrying out financial checks on the firms it licenses and requiring a guarantee, called a bond.

Tour Notes


A machine-readable passport with at least 6 months before expiry, no visa for UK citizens required.

Medical Requirements

No vaccinations currently required

Please Note

All details of visa and medical requirements are correct at time of press however please check these requirements for changes.

Departure tax

There is no additional airport departure tax when leaving Portugal

Flight Route & Flight Time

UK – Portugal (approx 2.5 hrs)

Baggage Allowance

Your actual allowance is based on both which airline you are flying with and also what class of seat you are travelling in. Normally in economy it is 1 checked bag, Premium Economy / Business 2 checked bags, First 3 checked bags. In addition to your checked bags you are also allowed 1 cabin bag and either 1-laptop bag or ladies handbag. The actual size and weight limit for bags is dependent on the airline. We therefore recommend that once your flights are booked you check on the airlines website for the up to date allowances.

Note, if you wish to travel with your own guns you will need to confirm this at time of booking as some airlines do not allow you to travel with firearms therefore we will need to ensure that you are on flights/airline that does allow travel with firearms.

Note If you are travelling from a E.U. country it is essential that you have a “EUROPEAN FIREARMS CARD” (Without this document it will be impossible to import any gun into the country). Once in the airport it will only be necessary to fill out a questionnaire, pay a small tax to get your  firearms card stamped. A maximum of 5 guns (rifles or shotguns independently) will be allowed under one person.

Transfer Time

Portugal –  Herdade Vale Do Manantio (approx 1hour 30 mins)

Questions & Answers

Where is the lodge?

Herdade Vale do Manantio lodge is situated in the South of Portugal by the Alqueva dam overlooking the heart of Alentejo. The beautiful estate is 2 hours from the airport.

Where do they shoot?

The estate is called the Herdade Vale do Manantio where you will be staying and shooting. The estate consists of 2,000 acres of hilly terrain and valleys which comprise of a scattering of shrublands, holmoak and cork trees.

How long does it take to reach the shooting estate?

As you are situated in the hunting grounds themselves it only takes a small journey time of around 10-15 minutes by jeep to access the furthest of drives.

What quarry will I be shooting?

You will be shooting red-legged Partridge at the Vale do Manantio estate.

What will the bag be?

The number of birds that are to be shot is 400 per day per team of 8 guns (50 per person per day). Opportunity to shoot more will be at a priced at 29 euros per bird over your 100 bird quota for the two days.

How does the day work?

You will all meet for a sit down breakfast at 8:00am before you’ll be collected by your loaders/Secretarios to be taken to the first drive for 9:15am . A selection of 5 drives will be chosen for you during the day. After the first 3 drives you will stop at approximately 12:30pm for some tapas and a selection of drinks.

You will carry on to shoot a further two drives before you settle for a final lunch at 3:15pm  in the field.

Once finished you will head back to the lodge to unwind and enjoy the many activities on offer at the lodge.

Do the guides speak English?

Yes, all the guides and lodge staff speak very good English.

Who is best suited to this destination?

This would be a great place for both the intermediate and more experienced of game shooters as there is something for everyone.

What skill level is required?

A competency level of around the intermediate level would be advantageous due to the opportunity of shooting the higher of presented birds.

 How physically demanding is this trip?

This is a very laid back affair and physical exertion is minimal as you will be picked up from the lodge by 4×4’s. Walking to your peg with your guns and ammunition will be the responsibility of your Secretarios and loaders.

When to go?

1st October to the 31st January

How to get there?

Fly from the UK direct to Portugal with a transfer of 1 hour 30 minutes to the beautiful estate of Herdade Vale do Manantio.

What is the Accommodation like?

Vale do Manantio is a stunning traditional lodge set in its own large estate of 2000 acres and includes spacious living and comfortable bedrooms with an infinity pool and jacuzzi.

What is the food like?

The food is mostly regional, with the fresh meat, fish, salads and bread with local wines and cheeses.

Does the lodge provide hunting/shooting equipment?

The lodge provides guns and ammunition.

Is there Internet and phone signal available?

Vale do Manantio provides you with free WiFi and phone signal is good.

Are there other activities available?

There’s a multitude of extra activities at the Vale do Manantio such as Horse riding, massages, spa treatments, clay pigeon shooting and swimming.

How much does it cost?

Sportquest Holidays offers you a complete package including all flights and transfers to view all prices & availability click the “Dates & Prices” Tab above.

Alternatively, if you wish to arrange all our own travel arrangements Sportquest Holidays can book just the lodge and shooting for you.


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