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The Camargue in Spring - A Beginner Birdwatching Tour

Tour Code: FRA25

A 5-day holiday focusing on the wetlands and Rhône Delta of the Camargue and featuring the best of the birdlife of southern France in spring. This tour has been designed specifically with Beginner Birdwatchers in mind.

5 days from £1095(inc flights) Land Only Price: £975 SRS: £120


The Camargue is one of Europe’s best known wetlands – a 'must' for any keen naturalist. Based at the same small, family-run hotel on the outskirts of Arles for all four nights, we will explore the saline habitats, reedbeds and shallows of the Camargue, the dry stony steppe of La Crau, and Les Alpilles (a range of limestone hills covered with aromatic herbs and scattered pines), in search of exciting and exotic Mediterranean bird species at the peak of the breeding season. This area of France is especially rich in wildlife, history and local culture and we hope to enjoy a flavour of this

  • The perfect introduction to European birdwatching
  • Gentle and varied birding from a comfortable base
  • See and photograph the Camargue’s famous white horses and black bulls
  • Enjoy lagoons full of flamingoes, herons & egrets, stilts, waders, gulls & terns
  • Stone Curlew and Lesser Kestrel, and perhaps Little Bustard & Pin-tailed Sandgrouse at La Crau
  • Raptors include Short-toed Eagle and Honey Buzzard, plus Eagle Owl at Les Alpilles
  • Guided by expert Naturetrek ornithologists

Food

All included in the price.

Accommodation

A charming, family-run hotel (with private facilities) serving excellent local food.

Outline Itinerary Download

Day 1 Fly Montpellier, transfer Arles

Day 2/4 Daily programme of birding walks and excursions in the Carmargue region

Day 5 Drive Montpellier; fly London

Bearded Tit (Tom Mabbett)Great White Egret (Tom Mabbett)Greater Flamingo  (Tom Mabbett)Little Egret  (Tom Mabbett)Cattle Egret  (Tom Mabbett)Greater Flamingo  (Tom Mabbett)Coypu  (Tom Mabbett)Marsh Harrier  (Tom Mabbett)Penduline Tit  (Tom Mabbett)Hotel Granges Arles GardensBedroom balcony at the hotel Granges ArlesBedroom at the Hotel Granges ArlesBedroom at the Hotel Granges ArlesTriple bedroom at the Hotel Granges ArlesFront garden at Hotel Granges ArlesSwimming pool at the Hotel Granges ArlesBreakfast at the Hotel Granges Arles

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Sun 5th May 2019 - Thu 9th May 2019

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Visiting: France

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