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Customised Private Birding or Nature Holidays in Extremadura - 8 Days

Customised Private Birding or Nature Holidays in Extremadura
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Sharing our passion for nature in Extremadura since 2005

Birding Extremadura offers customised private birding holidays led by Martin Kelsey in the heart of one of the best bird watching areas in Europe. These tours are exclusive to you so that you will receive dedicated guiding support from Martin, with the wildlife holiday set at your pace to meet your needs and expectations. These private tours will normally be for seven nights/eight days, at dates to suit you. If you would like shorter or longer holidays, then it is simply the case of letting them know.

Day 1

What is included?

  • Accommodation
  • Meals (breakfast, picnic lunch and evening meal)
  • Guided tours
  • Transfer to and from the place of accommodation and airport
  • Checklists and after-tour report.

What is not included?

  • Flights
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Entry fees to historic sites if visit requested by client
  • Additional services requested (such as photographic hides)
  • Refreshments (apart from that included with meals)
Wildlife Reviews
5 stars
- based on 7  reviews
  1. Early Spring birding holiday with Martin Kelsey
    Len & Jean05 Jun 2017
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    The best birding trip ever from a very professionally organized it does not get any better. All our questions were answered with the same positive and enthusiastic attitude.
  2. Excellent Extremadura
    Mark & Sally05 Jun 2016
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    The best trip ever.
  3. El Recuerdo Birding Trip in Extremaduro May 2019
    Peter and Gill Brierley19 May 2019
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    My wife and I plus two friends spent 10 days late May 2019 visiting the variable habitats in the Extremadura region with Martin Kelsey as our guide. Although the main focus was Ornithology (we saw 160 species), the butterflies, dragonflies, flowers and insects were also excellent. This was our third visit so as an add-on this year Martin tailored the itinerary to include the Gredos Mountains, which proved well worthwhile. Martin’s detailed knowledge to give the best chance of seeing specific species at the various locations is what is so essential when visiting such areas at different times of the year. We also had many detailed discussions about the species we saw and the conservation efforts being made in the region. The opportunities for photography were also excellent both in the field and specifically in the grounds of El Recuerdo where a rare chance to digiscope Hawfinches feeding on Milk Thistle seeds was a highlight. Accommodation at Martin and Claudia’s house was again in all respects perfect. The organisation of this trip and other visits exceeded our expectations and left us with many unforgettable memories. We are already planning to visit again, perhaps at a different time of the year so as to add to our total species list, so far totaling 190 birds.
  4. Spring wildlife in Exremadura
    Mark and Pam17 Apr 2019
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    This guided holiday turned out to be perfect in every respect. Martin and Claudia made us feel completely at home from the moment we arrived at El Recuerdo to the time we had to say goodbye. Martin's guiding and knowledge of birds and flora and fauna was exceptional. Each day was exciting and variable and it exceeded all of our expectations. Coming home to Claudia's home cooked meals using local ingredients was a welcome end to each day. A return visit? Absolutely!
  5. Extremadura
    Mark Ferris15 Jun 2019
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    I have stayed with Martin and Claudia (great hosts) several times now over the years, at Casa Rural El Recuerdo. And have seen many birds, plants, butterfly, and dragonfly species, during my time spent there. Martin is very knowledgeable, and very acquainted with the area, and without him i would have certainly struggled with finding the sought after species i wanted to see. I would also like to mention the great food, and of course the locally sourced wine!!....nothing is too much trouble for them, and they cater for all dietary requirements. I will certainly be back!
  6. The indulgence of a customised holiday
    Veronica and Laurence24 Mar 2019
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    Martin has an astonishingly extensive knowledge of the area and its wildlife – he is a truly expert ornithologist – making this a customised holiday that exceeded our most optimistic hopes. He took us to superb locations where we saw a tremendous variety and abundance of birds and other wildlife (from a family of otters playing to orchids) – all the while benefiting from Martin’s almost encyclopaedic knowledge of wildlife in general and birds in particular. For variety some trips based on the history of the region were woven in, all with zero hassle as we were escorted everywhere to sites of interest and kept topped up with coffee as required… Then in the evening Claudia looked after us expertly, with 3 course meals accompanied by wine. 😊 Extremadura still has amazing wildlife, especially birds, and it is difficult to imagine how we could have had a better guide. It was all so enjoyable we are hoping to repeat our visit, but in autumn in order to experience the wildlife at a different time of year.
  7. Extramadura Bird and Wildlife Trip
    Mary and Tom Wallis04 Mar 2019
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    I have had 3 visits to Martin and Claudia for different trips at different times of the year, two of those trips have been tailor made for me, my husband and my sister. Without exception each trip has been everything I could wish for, and more. Claudia and Martin are great and attentive hosts, in a wonderful location and Martin is a superb guide, so knowledgeable and sensitive to the environment, and always aware of what we hope to see, what is happening and what is around, and opportunities that he knows we will enjoy. There is nowhere I would rather visit or stay,

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8 Days

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EUR1,790 / per person
This tour is operated by: Birding Extremadura

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Tour Facts

  • Trujillo, Spain
  • On Request
  • Custom Tour
  • Birds
  • 1 to 4 pax
  • 8 Days
  • October to May
  • +10 years (children accompanied by parents or close relatives)
  • Yes
  • English
  • Madrid or Seville Airports (or Lisbon with a surcharge)
  • Madrid or Seville Airports (or Lisbon with a surcharge)