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