Private Day Trip From Cádiz: Doñana National Park & Sanlucar_426189


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Private Day Trip From Cádiz: Doñana National Park & Sanlucar

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time-raw8 hours
Starting point
Your accommodation in Cádiz
Pickup Option
Free Pickup

Explore the UNESCO-listed Doñana National Park on this 8-hour small-group tour. Discover the unique wetlands and observe local wildlife such as wild boars and birds and perhaps even the Iberian lynx. Then head to Sanlúcar de Barrameda to experience the local wine culture and sample its world-famous Manzanilla wine.

What to expect?

  • Less than one hour away from Cádiz, you will arrive in the Doñana National Park. Doñana has a biodiversity that is unique in Europe, although there are some similarities to the Parc Naturel Régional de Camargue of the Camargue river delta in France, with which Doñana Park is twinned. The park features a great variety of ecosystems and shelters wildlife including thousands of European and African migratory birds, fallow deer, Spanish red deer, wild boars, European badgers, Egyptian mongooses, and endangered species such as the Spanish imperial eagle and the Iberian lynx.

  • The Doñana Natural Park includes parts of the provinces of Cadiz, Huelva, and Seville. It contains a wide range of ecosystems and is close to the Doñana National Park, considered to be Europe 's best ecological reserve. It has a total surface area of 53,709 hectares, 3,400 of which belong to the province of Cadiz.

  • It was declared a Natural Park in 1989 in order to soften any possible impact on the National Park and contains a wealth of important natural and cultural items. It partially forms part of the "Doñana Biosphere Reserve" (1986) and has been a Special Protection Zone for Birds (ZEPA) in 2002. The zone consists of pine forests (Pinar de la Algaida ), salt marshes (Bonanza Marshes), together with tributaries and channel of the River Guadalquivir which used to flood the salt marsh. This landscape is currently noted for its horizontal aesthetics and a bluish tone from the morning mists. The Bonanza Marshes, situated near to the mouth of the Guadalquivir, is a strip of natural salt marshes that are flooded when the tide comes in, unlike the rest of the River Guadalquivir marshland that nowadays only receives water from the rain. These marshes are between El Pinar de la Algaida and the river bank and are fundamental for wintering birds in dry years.

  • Situated on the left of the mouth of the River Guadalquivir and opposite Doñana, the origins of the first settlement came about because of the building of a Phoenician temple dedicated to Astarté. This stately town - declared a Historic Ensemble- has an urban design characterized by being divided into two great nuclei: the Barrio Alto and the Barrio Bajo.

What is included?

  • Admission to all attractions
  • Ground transportation
  • English-speaking guide

Is this experience for me?

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level

What do I need to bring?

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Spending money
  • Camera
  • Layered clothing
  • Passport/ID
  • Outerwear, such as gloves and a coat (dependent on season)

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start date of the experience.
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Meeting point

  • Pick up from Hotels in Cádiz, Jerez, and El Puerto de Santa María. You can request pick up at Chiclana and Rota with an extra fee.

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