Donana delights

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5 days – 27th March – 31st March 2017.

5 days – 17th March – 21st March 2018.

£800 for 5 days – including all accommodation, meals, guiding, transport, entrances and taxes. Flights from major UK airports £170 to Seville.

With a fascinating range of habitats to visit, including Stone Pine woodland, reedbeds, rice paddies, open grassland and heathland, freshwater pools and coastal sand dunes and of course the famous marshes, it’s no wonder Coto Doñana attracts such a fantastic variety of birds.  We’ll take you to explore these habitats from our base in El Rocío, a lovely town with sandy streets that overlooks the lagoon, river and marshlands of the Doñana.

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The Parque Nacional de Doñana is one of Europe’s most important wetland reserves and a major site for migrating birds. It is an immense area; the park itself and surrounding parque natural or Entorno de Doñana amount to over 1,300 sq km in the provinces of Huelva, Sevilla and Cádiz.

Doñana is well known for its enormous variety of bird species, either permanent residents, winter visitors from north and central Europe or summer visitors from Africa. The park as a whole comprises three distinct kinds of ecosystem: the marismas, the Mediterranean scrublands and the coastal mobile dunes with their beaches.

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We will enter the interior of the park by 4×4 and explore areas normally closed to the public, here we will hopefully see the stunning Iberian Lynx along with a vast array of wetland bird species and Spanish Imperial Eagle. We overnight in the picturesque village of El Rocio, which is a kin to a scene from bonanza!

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We will also visit nearby salt-pans and wetlands for White-headed Duck, Marbled Teal and  Red-knobbed Coot.

Finally we will visit friends managing traditional salt pans in the bay of Cadiz and we will take a specially arranged boat trip into a private reserve where we will get up close and personal with Flamingos, Spoonbills, Gulls and Waders.

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To view the itinerary for this tour and further details please click here.

To book your place on the above tour, check availability or for further information  contact us