• Discover Sardinia’s wonderful flora and fauna in a variety of habitats including coastal lagoons, cork oak woodland, and karstic mountain landscapes
• Examine the island’s Bronze Age civilisation through their characteristic circular towers – nuraghi
• Mari e Pauli and Sale Porcus offer the opportunity to spot rare water birds such as the purple gallinule, the great white egret and the red-crested pochard
Kevin Hand, MSc, MCIEEM
conservationist, ornithologist and environmental consultant
Depart London Stansted 1255 on Ryanair, arriving Alghero 1625. Continue to lakeside town of Cabras for four nights at Villa Canu.
Morning: lagoons at Marina di Torre Grande (flamingos, stilts, ospreys, saltwater plants), 5th century church of San Giovanni di Sinis. Afternoon: Tharros (substantial Punic and Roman ruins) on beautiful Mediterranean peninsula, Cabras Musuem (introduction to mysterious prehistoric Nuraghic civilisation, including important Giants of Mont’e Prama).
Lagoons of Mari e Pauli and Sale Porcus (purple gallinule, great white egret, red-crested pochard), Su Pallosu for walk through coastal garrigue vegetation of dunes and cliffs to Aragonese defensive tower (coastal macchia, possible Marmora’s warbler). Afternoon: church of San Salvatore (underground pagan sanctuary, pilgrim huts).
Morning: Barumini Museum, Casa Zapata and high basalt plateau of Gesturi for walk through cork oak woodland (sand crocus, streams, pools, migrant birds, woodlarks and wild ponies) and picnic (not included) beside the protonuraghe of Brunku Madrugui. Afternoon: Su Nuraxi (one of most impressive Nuraghic sites with huge towers) and the Lilliu Centre.
Via Nuraghic site of Santa Cristina (sacred well) and giant’s tomb of S’Ena e Thomes to beautiful coastal village of Cala Gonone for three nights at Hotel Costa Dorada
Transfer to Alghero via impressive nuraghi at Santu Antine for 1650 return flight on Ryanair, arriving London Stansted 1825.
2 Apr — 9 Apr 2019
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return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, one lunch, dinner with wine, water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
travel insurance, single room supplement £90, double room for single use supplement £135.