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La Ciotat: Calanques National Park Guided Kayak Tour

1. La Ciotat: Calanques National Park Guided Kayak Tour

Visit the Calanques National Park and spend the day kayaking. Follow your guide as you explore the national park by the water and discover its unique heritage. Your guide will take you through the creeks of La Ciotat, Cap Canaille, L'Ile-Verte, Figuerolles, and Mugel depending of the weather. As you kayak through Calanques National Park, you’ll learn about the protected environment. You’ll have the chance to see the breathtaking views of the park all while participating in a sporting activity that is suitable for all.

La Ciotat: 3-Hour Trou Souffleur Rock Climbing Adventure

2. La Ciotat: 3-Hour Trou Souffleur Rock Climbing Adventure

Enjoy an adventure to one of France's most beautiful cliff faces, Trou du Souffleur. Discover the rugged beauty of the French coastline as you follow an adventure course designed to allow you to experience a side of La Ciotat that most tourists don't get to see. Rappel and climb along the cliff ledge before getting your adrenaline pumping with a thrilling zipline course over the crashing waves below. This activity is perfect for beginners and experienced climbers alike.

La Ciotat: Caving in Calanques National Park Half-Day Tour

3. La Ciotat: Caving in Calanques National Park Half-Day Tour

Discover caving in the cave of the great Draïoun and see a breathtaking view of the creeks in the Calanques National Park. Cave with a guide and adventure into the dark. Hear about the underground world's mysteries and learn from your guide about the unique and protected environment. Get your kit on and take a short approach walk through the surrounding nature in the park before entering the cave. Appreciate the silence as you head into the cool, dark space. Explore the caves and see the stalactites and stalagmites that have formed over many thousand years. Observe the rocks and concretions as you walk through the area.

Cassis wine tour: sea, cliffs and vineyards

4. Cassis wine tour: sea, cliffs and vineyards

Discover the coastal village of Cassis and the dramatic landscapes of the Calanques National Park on a guided day trip from Marseille. Admire the fantastic views of the Mediterranean Sea, hike along one of the Calanques trails, visit Cassis, and enjoy a wine tasting at an organic winery. Meet in central Marseille and learn more about the history of the city from your guide as you pass some of its most notable landmarks and neighborhoods. Enjoy the panoramic views of the city as you listen to onboard commentary from your guide. Depending on the option you select, you will then embark on a 3-hour hike to the Calanque d'En Vau, a short hike to Port Pin, or a boat trip to discover the different creeks of the National Park. You can do some snorkeling or kayaking along the coastline also or visit the nearby town of La Ciotat. Finally, visit an organic winery near Cassis for a wine-tasting session. Then set off on the return journey to Marseille, passing by Cap Canaille, the highest sea cliff in Europe for a last and most impressive photo opportunity.

Drive a Cabriolet between Port of Marseille and Cassis

5. Drive a Cabriolet between Port of Marseille and Cassis

Drive a Jimny jeep or Beetle and follow your guide along the coast of Marseille to take in the view of the sea, mountains, and rivers. Explore the famous Route des Crêtes, ( hightest road near mediterranee coast) and marvel at the Bay of La Ciotat from a high point. Finish up with a 360-degree view of the city from Notre Dame De La Garde. Hop into your Jimny jeep with a manual gearbox or an automatic Beetle in Marseille and start driving. Follow your guide, who will be driving a 9-seater shuttle as you pass by the Bay of La Ciotat. Take in the amazing site of the Cassis creeks from an altitude of 1148 ft (350 meters) above sea level. Then, stop off at Notre Dame De la Garde, which is the highest point in Marseille, and see the Basilica of Our Lady of the Guard, the city's most famous landmark. Take memorable photos on this rocky outcrop and enjoy the view of the city and sea. Finish up at the cruise ship terminal.

La Ciotat: Calanques National Park Stand-Up Paddleboard Tour

6. La Ciotat: Calanques National Park Stand-Up Paddleboard Tour

Meet your expert guide in La Ciotat and get comfortable on your stand-up paddleboard. Then set off on your paddling adventure to the coastline of Calanques National Park, located north of La Ciotat. Admire the rugged coastline and see natural landmarks of coves, cliffs, islands, and beaches. Take in the fantastic views of L'Ile-Verte, Calanque de Figuerolles, and Belvédère du Mugel.

La Ciotat: Half-Day Trou Souffleur Canyoning Adventure

7. La Ciotat: Half-Day Trou Souffleur Canyoning Adventure

Explore the dry canyon of the Trou Souffleur on a half-day tour with a qualified instructor. Meet your instructor/guide at the meeting point for a safety briefing and instructional session. You will then have plenty of time to put on your equipment and get it checked before getting started. Enjoy a fun-filled adventure as you abseil or rappel down the waterfalls and grow in confidence. Admire the surrounding nature and learn about the protected environment from your guide. Warning : We accept kids starting at 12 years old !

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based on 138 reviews

A great experience! Our guide was so friendly and made sure everyone was ok throughout the trip. They also rented out water shoes for those of us who didn’t bring appropriate footwear. We kayaked over waves which was so much fun and we had the most beautiful views of the cliffs, train tracks and Marseilles. Would definitely recommend this company!

It's hard work, but really fun and interesting. Our guide was very accommodating and helpful, and had a wealth of information to share. Things not mentioned in the description : you will enter the water with your shoes. If you're not comfortable doing that with your own shoes, you can rent a pair of water shoes onsite for a small fee.

My first time kayaking and it was one of the best experiences! Loup is amazing, very friendly and energetic. Made everything so easy and comfortable. The scenes were mesmerizing and i would definitely recommend this to anyone who visits Marseille. :D a proper adventurous yet serene activity to do

Friendly instructor with good knowledge about the location we kayak through! Enjoyed it all way around. The meet up point is easy to get to from town. Look for bus 35 to Estaque Riaux.

Remember your sunscreen. This was an excellent activity, hosted by a very proficient instructor. Very pleasant, fun, and a light arm-workout too. Thanks.