Sierras de Andujar Iberian Lynx Tour
This 5-day Iberian Lynx tour will take you into the Natural Park of Sierras de Andujar, in search of the Iberian Lynx.
As a local company, Iberian Lynx Land has been afforded the opportunity to enter private estates, collaborating with the landowners in the conservation of this threatened species.
Alternative Tour Name: Iberian Lynx Tour
You’ll be met in the town of Andujar. Transfer to your hotel in Sierras de Andujar Natural Park. Once you have settled in, we might
make our first visit to one of the several viewing areas in the hope of finding an Iberian Lynx. Who knows, we might get lucky on our first attempt! So we'll go in search of our target in one of the best areas for wildlife. This is also a great place to enjoy along with the local territorial Spanish Imperial eagle and other raptors like Golden eagle and Black vulture. Other species we hope to see are Kingfisher, Yellow wagtail, Iberian green woodpecker, Great spotted woodpecker, Short-toed Treecreeper, Hawfinch, Great cormorant, Grey heron… In the dusk we’ll drive back to our hotel to relax after a long day, and get ready to enjoy the
After an early breakfast, we’ll drive into the natural park. On the way to our watchpoints, we’ll cross a private estate where we can see fighting bulls next to the road. A little further ahead we’ll stop to look for our feline, by scanning from vantage points overlooking the dehesa. At lunchtime, we'll set up our picnic lunch just by the river, near the dam of a reservoir, a good spot which overlooks the gully. After lunch, we'll continue to the main dam, and then walk over the massive concrete bridge. Here we can find some interesting birds such as Blue Rock Thrush, Crag Martin, Rock bunting, Red-billed chough. There is also a short tunnel at the end of the dam, where we hope to see some species of bats: Whiskered, Daubenton’s, Schreiber’s and Great Mouse-eared Bats.
Two more days we’ll spend all our time - specially early morning and late afternoon - looking for this elusive animal and enjoying the wildlife from the best watchpoints.
Last chance to see "the cat". After breakfast, and depending on your available time, we'll drive back to one of the watchpoints, with our focus always on getting Iberian Lynx. Our fifth day will provide us the last chance to find the lynx again, although hopefully by then we will have had good views of this feline during the previous days.
Iberian lynx, Kingfisher, Yellow wagtail, Iberian green woodpecker, Great spotted woodpecker, Short-toed Treecreeper, Hawfinch, Great cormorant, Grey heron, Blue Rock Thrush, Crag Martin, Rock bunting, Red-billed chough, Whiskered, Daubenton’s, Schreiber’s, Great Mouse-eared Bats
What is included?
- 4 Nights accommodation with private facilities in a charming rural Hotel
- 4x4 transport during the tour
- Use of quality optical equipment
- Access to exclusive private estates
- Guiding and interpretation in English
- All meals, being a picnic for lunch
What is not included?
- Travel & contents insurance
- Transfer to/from airport
- Alcoholic drinks
- Extra food or drinks in the meal time
- Item of personal nature
Iberian lynx Land is an Ecotourism Registered Company. Along with RESPONSIBLE NATURE TOURISM, Iberian Lynx Land’s pivotal values include EDUCATION and CONSERVATION of Nature and Natural Resources. We are also an Environmental Consultant Company.
In regards to your flight, the nearest airport is Málaga – located 240 km, 2,5h from Andujar. Another option is the Madrid airport. 325 km, 3h from Andujar. Whatever the time of the year, it is recommended the use of comfortable clothing and shoes. Bring a jacket and/or a fleece, as it could be cold early in the morning and evening.