There is no country in the Mediterranean that offers such a wealth of stunning scenery, diverse natural habitats, ancient fortified hilltop villages and superb bird watching as Spain. For two weeks, we’ll travel the entire length of this sun-drenched land, from a vantage point near Gibraltar, across the vast open plains where Great Bustards still gather and Imperial Eagles soar overhead, to the lofty heights of the Pyrenees Mountains. We’ll visit some of Spain’s renowned nature reserves at a time when Europe’s bird migration is in full swing and the wildflowers are starting to paint the countryside in colourful hues. We will stop at a raptor migration viewpoint to see hundreds, perhaps thousands, of raptors and storks as they cross the Mediterranean Sea to the Spanish coast. We’ll also explore the Belen Steppes, Monfragüe National Park and some splendid Pyrenees alpine habitats. In addition to these nature highlights, we will see some magnificent fortified villages and their cathedrals, churches, and castles.
- Exploring the world’s largest Cork Oak forest
Counting the raptors at one of the most exciting birding spots on the continent
Observing the breeding birds at Guadalquivir delta
Hiking the Monfragüe N.P. home of the Spanish Imperial Eagle
Spotting the wild goat in the Pyrenees
Day 1: Arrive Málaga
Day 2: Los Alcornocales N.P.
Day 3: Raptor Migration Viewpoint
Day 4: Seville
Day 5: Coto Doñana Nature Reserve
Day 6: Coto Doñana Nature Reserve
Day 7: Sierra del Arranca
Day 8: Monfragüe
Day 9: Belen Steppes
Day 10: Toledo
Day 11: Pyrenees
Day 12: Ordesa N.P.
Day 13: Ordesa N.P.
Day 14: Madrid
Day 15: Depart Madrid
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Dave Milsom is an expert naturalist who has travelled and led Quest tours throughout Europe, North and South America and Antarctica. A keen nature photographer, he is also extremely knowledgeable about birds, mammals and butterflies.
This tour can be a private departure just for your group.
Please call us at 1-800-387-1483
to find out how you can enjoy
this tour with your family, friends, nature club or organization.
Spain | 15 days
|Leader: ||David Milsom|
|Dates: ||Apr 14-28, 2014|
|Cost: ||Approx. C$5595|
|Group Size: ||10 – 14 participants|
|Includes: ||Accommodation, all meals, all gratuities, all activities and entrance fees, all ground transportation, expert local guides, arrival and departure transfers at destination, accompanied by Quest Nature Tours naturalist-leader.|
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