Day trip

From Cagliari: Day Trip to Domus de Janas Fairy Houses

Activity provider: Genna Tours
Day trip

From Cagliari: Day Trip to Domus de Janas Fairy Houses

Activity provider: Genna Tours

From US$ 91.60 per person

Enjoy a day trip from Cagliari to Domus de Janas, which means fairy houses in Sardinian. Learn about the mythical tales that surround these formations and immerse yourself in the history of the island.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Small group
Limited to 7 participants


  • Imagine how Sardinian people buried and housed the dead in pre-Nuragic times
  • Travel through orchards, vineyards, and hills to the small town of Pimentel
  • Explore an underground universe, camouflaged in the Sardinian countryside
  • Learn about the funerary rites of people who lived five thousand years ago
  • Listen to the legend behind of the fairies who took people to the afterlife
Full description

Take a guided day trip from Cagliari to the Necropolis of De S'acqua Salida to see Domus de Janas or Fairy Houses, prehistoric tombs carved into the rock. Uncover an ancient funerary cult dating back to pre-Nuragic times.

Meet your guide and head to the small town and agricultural center of Pimentel, nestled between orchards and vineyards. Here lies the Domus de Janas of Corongiu and the necropolis called De S'acqua Salida dating back to 3200 BC.

Marvel at the Domus of Corongiu and its spiral-shaped engravings that represent the goddess of the eyes who protected the dead. But there are many other interpretations to the engravings which your guide will share with you.

Admire the craftsmanship of the prehistoric people who were able to dig and shape rocks with limited tools to create underground tombs in which they buried their dead.

  • Bilingual guide
  • Round-trip transportation from Cagliari
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Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of the Buccari School in the parking lot.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
Customer reviews

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5 /5

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Claudia is 100% the best tour guide I have had the pleasure of meeting. She is extraordinarily knowledgeable, caring, patient, passionate and a wonderful person. Highly recommend this tour.

November 9, 2022

Spędziłam kilka godzin z Claudia oraz Barbara. Dziewczyny wspaniałe, z ogromną wiedzą o temacie. Całość bardzo interesująca. Dzięki nim poznałam historie Sardynii Gorąco polecam

October 15, 2022


Claudia is an outstanding guide and we had a wonderful afternoon in this extraordinary place. We were the only people there. Claudia shared her huge knowledge of time, place and people so engagingly, so clearly and enthusiastically, that we really were taken back around 5,000 years (an almost ungraspable length of time). In this magical setting, we felt really close to the people of then and so very respectful of the ways they honoured their dead. And it wasn't all deep history, we also had a lot of fun and laughter. Highly, highly recommend.

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September 25, 2022

Product ID: 401446