DURATION: 7 days
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 6 PAX
ACCOMMODATION: Local lodges and hotels
TRANSPORTATION: Van, 4WD
MEALS: Restaurants – Packed lunch
DIFFICULTY: Easy, support from expert guides about the area and photography – mild temperature
INFORMATION: SKUA headquarters – email@example.com – +39 0141 918349
DURATION: 7 days
A tour that will make you discover our 3 reserves belonging to the WILD IBERIA project, where you can photograph almost all the emblematic species of Spanish fauna. Like Bonelli’s Eagle, Imperial, Royal, Lynx, Black Vulture, Griffon, Genet and many others.
Once you land at Madrid airport, a journey of approximately about 4 hours to get Andalusia, in the SKUA reserve located in the Sierra Morena, famous for the photography of large eagles, here you can in fact photograph the Iberian imperial eagle, the Golden Eagle and Bonelli’s Eagle. With a bit of luck it is also possible to photograph the lynx, endemic to the Iberian peninsula.
You will then visit Extremadura, and stay at Finca La Parrilla, located in the Monfrague Natural Park, and Las Viñas, near the Portuguese border. These reserves specialize in vulture photography: large colonies of Black Vulture, Griffon Vulture and Egyptian Vulture inhabit these areas and the ‘Muladar’. It will be possible to photograph these animals in flight or among the red stones typical of the area. Furthermore, thanks to equipped nocturnal hides, you will be able to photograph elusive predators such as Genet, Beech Marten and Fox.
All this in one week traveling from the west to the south and from the south back to the west of Spain, all inclusive, from Madrid airport to Madrid airport, what are you waiting for?!
RATE PER PERSON: from € 1 850
SRS: 120 €
THE PRICE INCLUDES:
- Transfer Madrid airport, la Parrilla, las Viñas, Alpasin, Madrid airport
- 3 nights in La Parrilla lodge
- 3 nights in Adamuz hotel
- Professional photo hides in La Parrilla
- Professional photo hides in Las Viñas
- Professional photo hides in Alpasin
- Full board: Lunch, dinner and breakfast
- Assistance from experienced wildlife and photography staff
THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Roundtrip airfare
- Travel insurance
Once you land at Madrid airport, you will find our skua guides waiting for you. Your destination will be Andalusia, Adamuz, located in the heart of Sierra Morena. You will have the opportunity to photograph, thanks to our hide, a great variety of animal species, always accompanied by our local guide. You will fond the Golden Eagle and the Bonelli’s Eagle just a few meters and with a bit of luck you will be able to photograph the Iberian Imperial Eagle and the Lynx wandering among the olive groves of the sierra.
The latest generation hides allow maximum photographic comfort and thanks to the expert guides you will be able to best photograph all the species present in the area.
In the morning after the last photo session in the Sierra morena you will move for lunch time, towards Finca La Parrilla, Serrejon, Extremadura. You will arrive in the evening at the reserve where you will spend the next three nights.
Our ‘drinking hides’ will be waiting for you, as well as the Muladar for the vultures and the nocturnal hides for Genet, Beech Marten and Fox the with fixed or flash light.
You will stay overnight on the estate thanks to the lodge built in the center of the reserve and you will be able to fall asleep listening to the song of the eagle owl that lives on the rocky slopes in front of the rural house.
This day will be spent within the La Parrilla reserve, immersed in the vegetation of the Mediterranean scrub. In the morning, you will enjoy photographic hide sessions and after lunch and a necessary siesta, in the afternoon you will try the hides for Hawfinch, Common redpoll, Blue-winged Magpie and Kestrel. In the evening, you will have the opportunity to try our nocturnal hides looking for new shots of the animals that live at night.
In the morning we will try one last hide in the Parrilla reserve, the ‘Muladar’! Dozens and dozens of Black Vultures and Griffon Vultures land among the red rocks of the reserve and come to drink a few meters from the hide, an unforgettable experience to greet Extremadura in the best way. After lunch our transfer to Andalusia will begin where we will arrive for dinner in Adamuz and rest in the local hotel to prepare for the adventures of the following days.
After breakfast it will be time to leave Finca la Parrilla towards Madrid airport where arrival is expected around midday.
Black vulture, Gryffon, Egyptian vulture, Black kite, Golden eagle, Spanish imperial eagle, Bonelli’s eagle, Hawfinch, Blue rock thrush, Azure winged magpie, Redpoll, Crested Lark, European Stonechat, Western Orphean Warbler, Sardinian Warbler, Spotless Starling, Red deer, Genet, Beech marten, Fox, Iberian linx
- Recommended clothing for temperatures from 10° to 25°
- Bring a torch
- Travel insurance is required
- We strongly advise you to book flights that allow for refunds in the event of cancellations or changes to the same.