A privileged destination to fellow the water birds’ migration. And after, about 100.000 cranes are waiting for you in the biggest salted lake of Europe.
Thousands of birds, spectacular sunsets, wine tasting, paelles, local dishes, history taking place among Arabian, Medieval and Mudejar architecture: our trip proposes another way of following bird migration.
This wildlife trip will take you to two special places where you will be able to watch the winter migrations. Once well accommodated in a cosy little hotel in a charming village, we will travel through the Ebre delta, reaching the most hidden places in order to watch as many birds as possible. Then, we will move to the medieval town of Daroca (founded by the Arabs from Yemen in 8th century). There, after leaving our luggage in a nice local hotel, we will have time to enjoy the amazing migration performance of thousands of common cranes.
|Destination:||Ebro delta and Gallocanta lagoon|
|Available places per trip:||10 persons (minimum 4 persons)|
|Duration:||6 days (5 nights)|
|Hour and meeting place:||Barcelona airport. Meeting Point Terminal 2. Around 3:00 pm|
|Hour and arrival place:||Barcelona airport. Terminal 2. Around 12:00 pm|
|Price of trip:||1280 €|
We will pick you up at Barcelona airport and drive to the Ebro delta by 4X4 (160 Km.) Bird watching on the way (before dusk). Arrival and check in at the hotel. Briefing about the trip. Evening meal.
Jour 2 :
We will get up very early (around 6 .00 a.m.) and drive by 4X4 to the bustards’ favourite area. On the way we will stop for breakfast as well as watch other species. After a typical local lunch, we will visit the trenches and fortifications where the famous English writer George Orwell, enlisted in the International Brigades, fought during the Civil war. Later, after tea time, we will wander in the steppe looking for nesting birds. We will get back to our place to rest and have an evening meal.
Same programme as the second day but in different areas. You will visit a center in order to understand everything about rice crops.
Breakfast and departure to Daroca. (280 Km.) You will stop for a snack and visit the” cathedral of wine” created by Cesar Martinell, disciple of the famous architect Antoni Gaudi. There we will taste the best wines of Terra Alta. D.O. Then, we will follow our route to Daroca. Even if market gardening is well known and is the local speciality is lamb, you can also eat cod, a delicious ham, a large range of cheeses, and some desserts based on Arab pastry. There you will stay at a stylish hotel, and then we will go to Gallocanta (20 Km.) to watch the arrival of the cranes at sunset. Evening meal.
We get up at dawn to observe the cranes departure. Breakfast before leaving or on the site. Little trips by jeep to discover the local fauna. Lunch at Daroca, then sightseeing around the town in the afternoon, or a free afternoon. Dinner.
After breakfast we will leave for Barcelona airport (340 Km.) Arrival at around 12:00 o’clock pm. End of the trip.