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Valencia: Half-Day Albufera Excursion

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Tour the Albufera Nature Park, a nature reserve that has managed to maintain the best of Valencian traditions. You can enjoy a walk in the village, take a boat trip through the waters of Spain's biggest lagoon during sunset, and gaze at the rice paddies.
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Duration: 3 hours
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  • Visit the “marjal”, the biggest ecosystem of the park
  • Discover El Palmar, a village lying at the heart of the reserve
  • Tour the Ethnological Museum
  • Learn about the “barracas”, traditional housing constructions
  • Take a boat trip at sunset to observe the fauna, as well as the aquatic vegetation
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This excursion to the Albufera is a perfect escape from the city for a few hours, allowing you to discover a unique natural space and to delve into the traditions that, even today, are kept alive by the local population. A boat trip through its waters is one of the few of the activities that will turn this visit into an unforgettable experience.

The Albufera is the biggest lagoon in Spain, and is also one of Europe’s most important wetland. Despite being so close to the city, the park has managed to preserve its singularity. As you enter its domain, you will be taken to another age, far from the nearby 21st-century city. The area combines wild duned beaches, swamps, and fishermen towns, however the park’s most characteristic elements are the rice paddies, which change in appearance and color between seasons.

A visit to Albufera would not be complete without a relaxing boat trip through its waters, especially at sunset, which will show you firsthand why the Arab poets called it the “sun’s mirror”. When the time arrives to return to Valencia, you will be left convinced that you have traveled through time for several hours.
  • Transportation (bus or minivan) from/to the meeting point
  • Entrance fees
  • Local guide in the park
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
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  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Xàtiva metro station, on the sidewalk next to "Instituto Lluís Vives" (Lluís Vives High School), in front of the station. Carrer de Xàtiva (Xàtiva St.), corner with Avenida del Marqués de Sotelo.

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Product ID: 300837