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Horseback Birding Trip in Doñana, Spain - 1 Day

Horseback Birding Trip in Doñana, Spain

Doñana National Park Birdwatching Trip on Horseback

A one-day Horseback Birding Trip is a full-day 25km adventure that is available to book on a daily basis. This relaxing exploration goes from sunrise to sunset, offering the possibility of entering areas of the national park, which otherwise would be impossible to visit.  On this horseback birdwatching trip, we take you through forests, rivers, lagoons and marshes to discover the wildest nature.

The horse in Doñana is part of his history and ethnography. Wild horses still live throughout the national park and date back to the ancient herds of Arab horses that were introduced by Muslims.  They resided in Andalusia more than 800 years ago, and it was Christopher Columbus who took those horses to America, later released as mustang horses or Mustangs.

Many of the tasks required by environmental agents throughout Doñana use horses, even today.  The horse is of great importance to be able to move around the park in an environmentally sensitive way as motor vehicles cannot be used to access some remote and challenging areas of the park.

Living Doñana offers you the opportunity to spend an unforgettable day on horseback, enjoying the observation of nature and especially the birds of the park.  Many of the adventurers who arrived in these lands more than a century ago, discovered the incredible biodiversity offered by Doñana on horseback.

During the horseback birdwatching trip, we will make a number of stops for tapas and refreshments throughout Doñana National Park.

From horseback to bike riding, how does birding 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
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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
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