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Cagliari: the Devil's Saddle Kayak Tour

1. Cagliari: the Devil's Saddle Kayak Tour

Start your kayaking excursion in Marina Piccola. Get into a comfortable kayak for easy access to the Devil's Saddle. Listen as your guide tells you about how the rocks in the area were formed. Feel at ease with a life jacket and waterproof bag as professional instructors show you the basics of kayak paddling. This excursion lasts about 3 hours and includes several stops to admire beautiful caves, cliffs and wildlife in the area.

Cagliari: Quad Adventure Experience from Chia

2. Cagliari: Quad Adventure Experience from Chia

Live a memorable day while having fun and enjoying nature on a quad adventure under the guidance of an expert tour-escort. Cross pristine beaches and dirt paths, and admire breathtaking views onboard your quad. Upon arrival, you'll be given full instruction on handling the quad and all safety equipment will be provided. First, take a short trip to establish your confidence and then go on an amazing journey. Enjoy an authentic, exciting, and dynamic off-road experience on the powerful quads for 2 or 3 hours, depending on the option you choose. Drive through nature's twists and turns, among the vegetation and rocks modeled by time, and discover rare species and unique itineraries. Your local guide is happy to make the tour as personal as possible. He will assist you with his expertise and share interesting anecdotes for you before returning you back to the base camp.

Cagliari: Southwest Chia and Teulada Group Boat Tour

3. Cagliari: Southwest Chia and Teulada Group Boat Tour

Visit the hidden inlets of Chia and Teulada on the beautiful southern coast of Sardinia on this tour aboard an inflatable boat. Explore the coves and beaches that were twice named the most beautiful in Italy.  Traveling from the beach at Chia to Teulada, make several stops in between and enjoy different itineraries depending on the weather. Dive into the shimmering, crystal-clear blue color of the waters of Chia. Marvel at the peach-colored sand that complements the stunning water and the lush green juniper trees are scattered among the dunes. With a little luck, see dolphins doing their magnificent dance, observe colonies of seagulls, cormorants, flamingos, colorful fish, and sea turtles laying their eggs in the most secluded beaches.  One of the coves you’ll visit is Cala Cipolla (depending on the itinerary). From here, admire the lighthouse of Capo Spartivento. This cove offers one of the best places to snorkel in South Sardinia. Sail to Cape Teulada and Cala Zafferano to get perfect views of the natural landscapes (this is a military zone, and you can only swim around the boat).  Throughout your experience at Chia and Teulada, hear the stories, history, and tales of the area from your guide and enjoy a personalized experience. Standard itinerary departing from Chia (with normal sea and wind conditions):• Caletta del morto• Campana• Su Giudeu• Cala Cipolla• Capo Spartivento• Perdalonga• Tuerredda• Capo Malfatano• Piscinnì• Isola Rossa• Porto Scudo• Cala Zafferano

Cagliari: Half-Day Coasteering Experience

4. Cagliari: Half-Day Coasteering Experience

Clamber over rocks and walk the rocky coast of the Chia area on a unique coasteering adventure in Sardinia. Experience the coastline from a different perspective and get the chance to dive from high points into the refreshing Mediterranean Sea.   Start at Pinus Village Beach, where qualified instructors will provide you with all the necessary equipment. Walk through the Mediterranean scrub until you get to the best points to build a cableway and dive into the crystal clear waters of Chia. Benefit from an itinerary that is 100% safe for beginners.

Cagliari: Southwest Chia and Teulada Private Boat Tour

5. Cagliari: Southwest Chia and Teulada Private Boat Tour

Visit the hidden inlets of Chia and Teulada on the beautiful southern coast of Sardinia by boat. Explore the coves and beaches that have twice been named the most beautiful in Italy and dive into the crystal clear blue waters of Chia. Visit Cala Cipolla Cove, where you can admire the lighthouse of Capo Spartivento and discover one of the best places to snorkel in South Sardinia. Sail to Cape Teulada and Cala Zafferano for beautiful views of the natural landscapes, if the afternoon tour is selected. Look for the playful dolphins that sometimes frolic near the boat and swim in the pristine waters of one of the the most beautiful seas in Italy. Throughout your experience, your guide will share stories, history, and tales about the area and make your time as personalized as possible.

Cagliari: ATV Tour of Hidden Beaches from Chia

6. Cagliari: ATV Tour of Hidden Beaches from Chia

Enjoy an ATV excursion among the hidden beaches of southern Sardinia. Pass through an ancient Roman street, and visit the beach of Su Coldorinu and the ancient port of Chia. Arrive at the amazing beach of Cala Cipolla, where you can view the lighthouse of Capo Spartivento. From there, enjoy a wonderful view and take in the most southern point of Sardinia: Capo Teulada. From the lighthouse, visit the beach of Capo Malfatano, Cala Crabittu. At every stop, you have the option to jump in for a swim in crystal-clear waters. Enjoy listening to your guide, who will provide colorful stories about the life and nature of southern Sardinia. And be sure to snap some photos along the way. This tour will be a perfect introduction to first-time visitors or for tourists revisiting the region for a deeper insight.

Cagliari: Private or Small Group Fishing Trip Experience

7. Cagliari: Private or Small Group Fishing Trip Experience

Set sail from the new harbor in Teulada and cruise towards the beautiful capes of Cala Zafferano, Capo Teulada and Capo Malfatano on the southern coast of Sardinia. Take in panoramic views of the impressive cliffs and golden sand beaches along the way. Cool down with a swim in the sea and get the chance to learn how to fish from the experts. Practice throwing fishing nets to reap the rewards of what you have learned, and keep a look out for the friendly dolphins that come up close as they swim in the crystal clear water. Learn more about the other marine life that live in the deep sea of Sardinia. Enjoy a tasty lunch of freshly caught fish cooked on the boat before you sail back to port at the end of the afternoon.

Cagliari Shore Excursion: Amazing Hidden Beaches Jeep Tour

8. Cagliari Shore Excursion: Amazing Hidden Beaches Jeep Tour

Enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches and coves in Sardinia between Chia and Teulada on an exclusive tour. Meet your guide at the cruise terminal and board your transportation for a 40-minute scenic drive towards the southwest. Explore the coves and beaches that were twice named the most beautiful in Italy. Visit Cala Cipolla, where you can admire the lighthouse of Capo Spartivento. This cove offers one of the best places to snorkel in South Sardinia. Enjoy snorkeling or just spread out your towel on the sand, kick back, and relax. Also, visit Malfatano Beach, ideal for families with children due to its calm waters. Head to Cala Antoni Areddu, one of the most beautiful beaches in the area, and stop at S'isola Manna. Also, find small stands, cafes, and options to purchase lunch, drinks, or snacks throughout the day. Throughout your experience at Chia, your guide will share stories, history, and tales about the area and make your time as personalized as possible. Take in the picturesque scenery on your ride back to your Cagliari cruise port after a relaxing day on the beaches of Chia. This itinerary is flexible for your cruise ship and can take from 5 to 8 hours.

Cagliari Shore Excursion: Sulcis Boat Experience

9. Cagliari Shore Excursion: Sulcis Boat Experience

Depart from the Port of Cagliari, one of the largest seaports in the Mediterranean, and travel to Iglesias, on the southwest coast of Sardinia. Once we reach the beach of Masua, you will meet your English guide on the boat. Relax and enjoy this fantastic 2 hours boat tour to visit the west coast; you will discover many caves on the way, admire the Sardinian Sugar Loaf, and also swim in amazing crystal water. On lucky days, it's possible to enjoy the dolphins and be in touch with them than in their natural habitat. Visit gorgeous beaches and secret places only reach by boat. The impressive, white, calcareous cliffs surrounding the beaches make it feel like you're in the corner of paradise, where uncontaminated nature rules. The seabed is low and sandy, with a few rocks out to sea near the promontories. Depart from the Port of Cagliari, one of the largest seaports in the Mediterranean, and travel to Iglesias, on the southwest coast of Sardinia. Board the boat with your expert local guide and enjoy a 2-hour boat tour of the island's west coast.  Discover sea caves and admire the Sugar Loaf, an island famous for glowing in the sunlight. Swim in the crystal clear water and, if you're lucky, swim with curious dolphins who like to play close to the boat. Visit beautiful enclosed beaches and coves that can only be reached from the sea. View a wide range of stunning aquatic life as you pass close to the shore.

Cagliari: Canyoning in Sardinia

10. Cagliari: Canyoning in Sardinia

Rio Zairi is located in the territory of Gonnosfanadiga, in the south of Sardinia, set in the millennial granite collecting the waters of various streams in the area. This is an entertaining Entry Level: journey full of emotions but still accessible to anyone who wants to try it for the first time. It starts with a small 6-meter slope and continues along the riverbed between waterfalls and fun slides. It is a perfect path to the Canyoning approach, also suitable for younger adventurers. The path/activity is ideal for people (aged eight years and over) with regular physical training. NoWhere Exclusive Experience - This option will allow you to discover The Gutturu Mannu National Park. It is a canyoning path developed at the farthest point from the towns within the Gutturu Mannu Park. You will drive a powerful 450cc quad bike to reach the heart of the forest, or if you prefer to sit and relax, choose the jeep tour option. We will leave in the morning from Domus de Maria in the direction of Is Cannoneris National Park, and after about 90 minutes, we will arrive at the canyon. Here you will be overwhelmed by the immaculate green and the sound of waterfalls that dig the hardest granite. The canyon sequence of the verticals is 12 meters dry, 15 meters wet, 15 meters wet, 10 meters toboggan and 20 meters zip line. Once finished, we will climb on a path that, in 10 minutes, will take us to the forest, where we will enjoy a typical picnic. The total duration is about 6/7 hours. Quad bike guidelines: Drivers must have a valid driver's license to drive the quad bikes (photos or pdf are not accepted), guests who don't show their driver's license can't join the group, and no refund will be due. Subject to weather conditions. Excursions will also be done in case of rain; please bring some spare clothes in case you get wet; if the weather gets worse (heavy rain with thunders and lightning) after the tour has started, it will be canceled without a refund. Please note the excursion is not guaranteed until you pass a driving test for the vehicle, which will be performed in the presence of your guide before the excursion. The guide, after giving you the necessary instructions, will evaluate with a practical test whether the drivers can drive the vehicle safely. Suppose the driver doesn’t pass the driving test. In that case, the excursion will be canceled, and the amount paid will be partially refunded except for extra services such as the return transfer and Viator commissions, which will not be refunded. Guests who have not passed the test and have booked the pickup will still be taken back but will have to wait for the end of the excursion if the guide is also busy with other guests. Please be aware that beyond the time limit of the cancellation policy, it is not possible to amend or cancel bookings in any way, including health conditions. The only exception for changing dates is only with a positive certificate of Sars Covid 2. The forerunner guide can consider suspending the excursion without a refund in the event of inappropriate behavior. Our tours are led with the professionalism; we pay extreme attention to details and the safety of the participants. Anyway, even doing our best, there is always a small percentage of risk that depends on the driver. Please be aware that our insurance covers only third parties. Damages to the Quads are not included and must be paid for by the guest before returning to the meeting point. A credit card is mandatory. The worst scenario for Quad damages could be €8.000,00. For peace of mind during your tour, we suggest buying hire insurance to protect yourself against collisions and accidental damages.

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What people are saying about Cagliari

Very nice trip to connect with nature and discover parts of Cagliari from a new perspective, while being active; the rowing was not too difficult and the kayak appeared stable (for me as a beginner); our guide was very nice and provided throughout the tour some background about the region and history.

A superb experience. 3 hours of quad with a great guide who made an effort to speak French between Italian and English. Magnificent landscapes, corners with no one around and a little history lesson as a bonus. Quiet pace accessible to beginners. To recommend

Beautiful coastline, great guides, lovely trip with two breaks for swimming. Fantastic photos and videos afterwards. Very highly recommended!

Excellent way to see the Devils saddle .. beautiful out on the water. Daniele was an excellent guide.

Beautiful paddle in clear water beneath spectacular cliffs Well worth doing.