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Horseback Birding Trip in Doñana, Spain - 1 Day

Horseback Birding Trip in Doñana, Spain

Doñana National Park Birdwatching on Horseback Trip

This 1-day Horseback Birding Trip in Doñana is a 25km adventure that is available to book on a daily basis. The tour is a relaxing exploration of the famous southern Spain wetlands and runs from sunrise to sunset. It offers you the opportunity to visit areas of the National Park that would otherwise be impossible to visit and takes you through Mediterranean forest habitat, rivers, lagoons and marshes. Horseback birding will lead you to discover the wilder side of nature in a way that has a low environmental impact.

The horse is part of the history and ethnography of Doñana. Wild horses still live throughout the National Park and their presence dates back to the ancient herds of Arab horses that were introduced by the Moors crossing from North Africa.  They were living in Andalucía more than 800 years ago, and these were the horses Christopher Columbus took to America. They were later released there and became the mustangs of today.

Many of the jobs done by the Park's environmental managers involve horses even today.  A horse is able to move around the park in a much more environmentally sensitive way than a motor vehicle. For some of the more remote and challenging areas of the park they are essential to allow access.

With this horseback birding trip, Living Doñana offers you the opportunity to spend an unforgettable day in Doñana National Park, enjoying a traditional way of observing nature and especially birds in their various habitats. During the horseback birdwatching trip, we make a number of stops for tapas and refreshments and to give plenty of time for birdwatching.

Horseback Birding Trip in Doñana highlights include:

  • A full day in parts of the Park normally not accessible to visitors
  • Alfresco dining in beautiful, unspoilt surroundings
  • A traditional and historic experience

If you don't feel up to horseback birding, how does birdwatching by bike sound? Have a look at the Birding by Bike Trip in Doñana, Spain to find out more.

Alternative Tour Name: Birdwatching On Horseback In Doñana
Day 1
Full Day Trip - Doñana National Park

Our journey will start very early. We will pick you up at your accommodation before sunrise and move to the equestrian facilities where we will have breakfast before starting our unique biridng adventure.

The horseback birding trip will begin by crossing different areas of Mediterranean forest.

During this trip, we will observe typical birds that live in the forests called "Dehesas". Then we will head towards and cross the Guadiamar River, making our way to the riverside forest which is on one of the main water contributions of the Doñana marsh.

In the middle of the day, we will make a stop for a picnic lunch. Then continue towards the marsh area, reaching a sizeable natural lagoon within one of the reserve areas of Doñana National Park where we will enjoy thousands of birds as they arrive to rest and enjoy the sunset on the back of our horses.

Then we will return to the stables and finish our activity, and from there we will be picked up by car and transferred back to your accommodation.

Greater Flamingos, Eurasian Spoonbills, Spanish Imperial Eagle, Booted and Short-toed Eagles, Western Osprey, Black-crowned Night Heron, Little Bittern, Purple Heron, Glossy Ibis, Eurasian Spoonbill, Purple Swamphen, White Storks, Greater Short-toed Lark, Little Stint, Curlew Sandpiper, Black-winged Stilt, Audouin’s and Slender-billed Gulls, Gull-billed and Caspian Terns, Bee eater, Red Rumped Swalow, Spanish Sparrow, Hoopoe, Litle owl,…

What is included?

  • Free transfers
  • Foods
  • Liability insurance
  • Professional nature guide
  • Optical material
  • Bibliographic material
  • If the tour is more than 1 day, check with Living Doñana.

What is not included?

  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Flights
  • Any items of a personal nature
  • Tips

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Why book with Living Doñana?

It is like remembering how in the past and still today the National Park guards and the expeditions that visited this protected area moved through this territory to perform their tasks and to discover the most inaccessible corners of Doñana.

What kind of clothes and shoes should I bring?

You must bring riding boots and comfortable clothing. In the mornings it is usually a bit cold, so it is recommended that participants bring some warm clothing

Should we bring some food?

Breakfast and lunch with drinks are included in the trip, so it is not necessary to bring food.

Can you organize a tour of several days on horseback in Doñana?

We can organize a 3-day tour of Doñana, where you can visit such emblematic places as El Rocío or the virgin beaches of Doñana next to the sand dunes of the National Park.

A good level riding is necessary?

The horses that are used for this type of activity are calm and obedient, so it is indicated for anyone who is not afraid of horses.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

1 Day

Price & Availability

EUR190 / per person
This tour is operated by: Living Doñana
4.97 based on 6 reviews

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Tour Facts

  • Doñana
  • Available Daily
  • Full Day Trip
  • Birds
  • 4 to 8 pax
  • 1 day
  • February to April
  • + 13 Years
  • Leisurely
  • No
  • English, Spanish
  • Seville Airport
  • Seville Airport