Isla Cristina: Boat Trip Through the Marshes
- Small group
- Duration: 1 hour
- Optional audio guide
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We were a very small group (only 4 people) and we could not have written a better day with our guide Federico. We started before dawn and visited a bird observatory to watch the sun rise, then drove through Doñana national park which was extremely peaceful and beautiful. After a small breakfast in El Rocio, we visited Palacio del Acebrón, then headed to the beach at Matalascañas where we visited the dunes and spent a lazy afternoon watching the waves. At every step, Federico was helpful, informative and courteous and our day was made 100% better with him. Highly recommended as a day trip to escape the city center.
Very nice tour, despite the rain. We were only three and it was Spanish/English all the time. The guide Sergio tried his best to please everyone, although I felt it was Spanish 2/3 of the time. Seen flamingos and some other birds (binoculars and a telescope were a very nice touch) and deers. Overall, I had expected more walking, but given the weather a roadtrip in a jeep was very nice as well. On a positive side in November it is much more green around than during the summer and way less tourist crowds. Actually El rocio and Matalascanas felt like ghost towns with noone around.
Good range of sights and saw quite a few birds- sadly no elusive lynx though. The other people in the 4x4 were a family with 2 v small kids though - it felt like we’d gatecrashed a family outing. It also meant we spent the entire trip in the furthest back seats (there was quite a lot of sitting in the vehicle looking out) and getting in and out was quite difficult - I have mild arthritis and was quite uncomfortable by the end of the day trying to get in and out of the far back.
Excellent Experience. Highly recommended to this in winter, as there are a lot of birds to watch in the nearby lakes. However, the picture is slightly misleading, as you rarely get to see the elusive lynx. On the other hand, the tour guide was professional. Great Value for money spent.
a thoroughly enjoyable trip through some stunning countryside. our guide spoke excellent English and was very informative