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From Seville: Full-Day Aracena & Rio Tinto Mines Tour

1. From Seville: Full-Day Aracena & Rio Tinto Mines Tour

Travel to the charming village of Aracena from Seville and visit the biosphere reserve of Dehesas de Sierra Morena. Discover an area so unique that Nasa has a base to study it on this day trip to the Rio Tinto mining area.  Hop aboard an air-conditioned vehicle and relax on the drive to the biosphere reserve of Dehesas de Sierra Morena. The reserve offers you the chance to see some of the bulls and Iberian pigs which inhabit the area.  Have the chance to visit a farm of wild bulls. Explore the Rio Tinto, an area that has been exploited for copper, silver, and gold for over 2000 years. See how this activity has changed the landscape of this area so much that it now resembles Mars.  Uncover how the main river here runs through old mining fields, transporting metallic minerals which turn the river into a reddish color when it combines with its mildly acidic waters, making life in the river nearly impossible.  Head to Aracena, a small town located in the middle of Sierra Morena. This is the capital city of the Natural Park Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche. Aracena has trails through its Dehesas which are full of cork trees, oaks, and free-roaming Iberian pigs. Visit the Grutas de las Maravillas, a natural cave almost 2000 meters long, full of stalactites and stalagmites formed by the water running in the limestone. Stroll through the cave and marvel at the fascinating rock formations and deep blue water. Next, take in views of the rural Mosque of Almonaster la Real. 

From Seville: Aracena and the Cave of Wonders Full Day

2. From Seville: Aracena and the Cave of Wonders Full Day

Start your trip in Seville capital, where visitors will be picked up in their accommodations or nearby places. You will go to the municipality of Aracena where you will enjoy the Cave of  Wonders, the Ham Museum and the visit to the medieval castle of the Andalusian period. (All tickets are included in the tour).  The Cave of Wonders where stalactite formations, stalagmites, columns and castings are ready for you to discover on this trip to another world in a cave of great beauty and visibility with more than 2,000 m in length. After lunch (not included) in the municipality you will go to La Peña de Arias Montano, near the municipality of Alájar, mystical place since the humanist who gave it name, where we can enjoy a pleasant walk and a spectacular view Of the mountain range. You can buy typical and handcrafted products in the shops of La Peña.

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4.4 / 5

based on 119 reviews

Great excursion! Something really special, both what you get to see and partly because of the guide. We have seen bulls, iberian pigs, the rio tinto (incredible), the mines and the nasa research area (very impressive), the caves of aracena (the most beautiful caves we have ever seen), the castle of arecena and the area where cork trees to grow. The explanation of the guide was great!!!! Thank you Carlos and David from Naturanda!!!!

I really loved this special trip to the province of Huelva. The cave, Rio Tinto and the city Aracena were real highlights. Ines is a open-minded and communicative guide and knows a lot about the countryside.

Wonderful the place and also the guide, nice, kind and explained everything to us perfectly even though we didn't speak Spanish well, great miguel!

Great day of discovering magnificent places thanks to Miguel who was a great guide, as patient as he was fascinating.

A very nice trip and a very nice guide. Enjoying the views.