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From Arles: Half-Day 4x4 Camargue Safari

1. From Arles: Half-Day 4x4 Camargue Safari

Discover Camargue Natural Regional Park on an exciting 4x4 excursion with an experienced guide. See native wildlife like horses, bulls, and flamingos and stop in the charming village of Saintes Maries de la Mer. Meet your guide and embark on this incredible half-day 4 x 4 tour. Located between the arms of the Rhône River, the Camargue is a wind-swept land made of salt and water. Birds have made it their safe haven and people have managed to intermingle with biodiversity in this unique place, breeding bulls and horses, as well as developing the rice culture.   Camargue manages to seduce with its breathtaking landscapes and doesn't fail to impress. This territory, where water and alluvium, ponds, marshes and land all mix, has been the base of exceptionally rich human history. Discover the ponds and marshes, home to pink flamingos and many other birds. You will be welcomed on  private land to admire the famous Camargue bulls and horses. Discover the heart of the Camargue Natural Regional Park and learn about its nature and history from your guide.

Camargue: Safari from Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

2. Camargue: Safari from Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

Depart from the Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer and head out on a 2-hour safari around the scenic Camargue, southern France. Headed by a designated driver and guide, your group will discover the blossoming flora and fauna unique to this bucolic region.  See the famous white Camargue horses roaming freely in the fields from the heights of the convertible 4x4 motor. Snap shots of flamingos and different bird species flying around the edge of the ponds and bodies of water found in this serene area while listening to the story of the Camargue.  Travel to a bull farm where you will encounter black bulls and learn about the bull farming life from your informative guide.

Le Grau-du-Roi: Seaquarium Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket

3. Le Grau-du-Roi: Seaquarium Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket

Discover the aquatic life of the Mediterranean with tickets to the Seaquarium in Le Grau-du-Roi. Benefit from skip-the-line entrance and enjoy up-close encounters with incredible underwater animals. Admire the variety of colorful fish in the tropical area. See Moray eels, scorpion fish, triggerfish, and much more. Head to the seal and sea lion enclosure and be dazzled by these playful creatures. Visit the shark center to learn about this fierce predator, and why they must be protected. Take a breath and dive beneath the waves with a virtual reality experience. This interactive visit is fun for all ages.

Camargue: Half-Day 4x4 Guided Safari Adventure

4. Camargue: Half-Day 4x4 Guided Safari Adventure

Explore Camargue, France, on a guided safari adventure tour aboard a 4x4 with an open roof view. Visit authentic landscapes including the rice fields and ponds of a local marsh. See Camargue horses and bulls and marvel at the flight of flamingos. Plus, taste local foods and wines. Get picked up from your accommodation before starting your adventure. Board the 4x4 and stop at a breeding ranch to experience Camargue's animals. See the Camargue horses and bulls. Then, explore the middle of the marsh of the old Vistres. Travel through the rice fields and along the ponds and canals. Get a chance to see flamingos and other wildlife. Then, transport to another time while stopping at the heart of the medieval city of Aigues-Mortes. During the tour, enjoy a gourmet break at the Mas du Notaire, where the tour turns from sight to taste. Take part in a wine tasting and enjoy local foods and drinks (PDO bull saucisson, fougasses, fruit juices, etc.). End the tour on a full stomach as you're dropped off back at your accommodation.

Camargue: Guided Electric Bike Tour

5. Camargue: Guided Electric Bike Tour

Explore Camargue, France, on this guided electric bike tour. Immerse yourself in the heart of authentic landscapes and make unexpected discoveries. Marvel at local landscapes, see Camargue horses and bulls, and enjoy local foods and wines. See Camargue animals while visiting a breeding ranch. Watch the herds of Camargue horses and bulls. Later, get a chance to see pink flamingos and other wildlife along the tour route. Afterwards, enjoy a gourmet break at the Mas du Notaire, where the tour turns from sight to taste. Take part in a wine tasting and enjoy local foods and drinks (PDO bull saucisson, fougasses, fruit juices, etc.). End the tour with a full stomach.

Montpellier: St. Guilhem le Désert and Moureze Day-Trip

6. Montpellier: St. Guilhem le Désert and Moureze Day-Trip

Your experience begins as you meet in Montpellier with your local guide. It will be at this point you will receive a presentation of the excursion itinerary before your departure in an air-conditioned minibus. In a small group, discover the small medieval village of Mourèze and its cirque with other-worldly rock formations. Shortly before lunch time, you will return to the minibus to explore a unique lake which is sure to make an impression on you. It will be at this location you will be free to enjoy a picnic at the water's edge, as you chat with your guide. In the early afternoon, admire beautiful gorges and a medieval bridge which is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will later finish the day strolling through the winding streets of a medieval village full of artisanal shops in a natural and enchanting setting. History is also very present in this area, which boasts an impressive abbey with a glorious past.

From Avignon: Wild Landscapes of the Camargue

7. From Avignon: Wild Landscapes of the Camargue

Travel in a comfortable minivan through the wild landscapes of Camargue, listening to your guide's insightful commentary while looking out for flamingos, black bulls, and wild horses. See the local salt marshes and rice fields before visiting Pont de Gau's Ornithological Park, which hosts several species of birds including pink flamingoes all year round. Then, drive to Saintes-Maries-De-La-Mer, which is an important pilgrimage destination for traveller communities. Afterwards, you can opt for a refreshing swim in the Mediterranean Sea or a stroll along the lively streets of the village and a visit to its fortified church. You will have some free time for lunch there. Finally, visit Aigues Mortes and travel back to the Middle Ages in this wonderful fortified town, surrounded by warmly colored salt pans.

From Avignon: Half-Day Camargue and Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

8. From Avignon: Half-Day Camargue and Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

Depart Avignon and embark on a half-day tour of the beautiful wetlands and other landscapes of the Camargue by air-conditioned minivan. See wild horses and different bird species in their natural habitat, and learn more about the region from your driver/guide. Hear all about the local culture of the Roma people and get the chance to have your fortune read. Pass the historic city of Arles and see the wild horses and bulls unique to the region roaming freely as you make your way to the coastal town of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer. Get some free time to explore the town center and soak up its charms. Use the time to look inside the Romanesque fortress-church and follow in the footsteps of the pilgrims who gather yearly for a religious festival in honor of Saint Sarah.

Montpellier: Cirque de Navacelles & Foux de la Vis Day Trip

9. Montpellier: Cirque de Navacelles & Foux de la Vis Day Trip

Go to a viewpoint at Mont Saint Baudille and travel to two belvederes to admire the Cirque de Navacelles land formation on this day trip from Montpellier. Explore the charming village of Navacelles and see its waterfall. Hike to an old mill that is built over a waterfall at moulin Foux de la Vis. Meet your guide in Montpellier and relax on the trip to the top of Mount Saint Baudille, appreciate the amphitheater-like valley formed by glacial erosion at the Cirque de Navacelles and sweeping views of the Mediterranean sea. Head to the belvedere of the Baume Auriol to see this land formation from another angle. Continue to the old stone village of Navacelles. Walk through this rustic locale which is built around a natural waterfall. Take some time to relax or bring a picnic lunch to enjoy. Hike through the woods along the emerald green Vis river to the mill over the Foux de Vis waterfall. Head to the belvedere of Blandas where you can take in panoramic views of the Cirque de Navacelles and the river Vis. Return to Montpellier.

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4.7 / 5

based on 145 reviews

it was an excellent trip, very educational and engaging, with interesting stops along the way showcasing the Camargue breathtaking landscapes, white horses, bulls and even flamingoes in late October!

excellent trip, very good English, who was most informative about the Bulls, Camargue horses and Flamingos. Excellent driver, a must do trip, it was amazing, best four spent.

Isabelle was a thoughtful and knowledgeable guide. She gave us a great insight into the Camargue.

A wonderful experience. Isabel can drive! She was extremely accommodating and informative.

Met on time. Friendly, helpful, very knowledgeable guide. Unreservedly recommended.