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Birding Spain

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 16 day(s)
Group Size: 12 people
Destination(s): Spain  
Specialty Categories: Birdwatching   Wildlife Viewing  
Season: April - May
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 4875 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 4875 US Dollar (USD)

Spain has long been a very popular birdwatching destination, offering a wide range of Mediterranean habitats along with safe, easy and excellent birding. Many sites are in beautifully scenic settings, featuring Romanesque architecture and ancient, fortified hilltop villages; whilst much of interior Spain that we visit is very rural and way off the tourist trail. Our comprehensive itinerary is specially designed for a great diversity of birds and concentrates on three major and distinct habitats: the semi-arid steppes and cork-oak dehesas (a type of wooded pastureland) of the central and northern interior, the scenic Sierras and high, alpine Pyrenees to the north in Catalonia, and the Ebro River Delta wetlands and marshes on the Mediterranean coast. During spring, the area’s many resident and breeding birds are joined by migrants en route from Africa to their northern nesting areas, and some of the fabulous species we hope to see include Spanish Imperial Eagle (up to 23 raptor species are possible!), Great and Little Bustard, Pin-tailed and Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Spectacled Warbler, Alpine Accentor, both species of noisy Chough, White-throated Dipper and the fabulous Wallcreeper. We travel in spacious and comfortable vehicles, the food is delicious and plentiful, while our accommodations are mostly family-run establishments in pleasant and beautifully renovated ancient stone farmhouses, nestled in quiet and charming villages.

THE TOUR AT A GLANCE…

DETAILS
Tour Dates 25th April to 10th May
Tour Price US$ 4,875 per person sharing
(Tour price fixed in US$, other rates subject to exchange rate fluctuations)
Tour Size Limited to 12 participants with 1 company leader & local birding leader

THE ITINERARY
25th April - Madrid to Monfrague National Park
26th & 27th April - Monfragüe Region
28th April - Monfragüe to Valencia
29th April - Valencia to Ebro Delta
30th April - Ebro Delta
1st May - Ebro Delta to the Spanish Steppes
2nd May - Spanish Steppes
3rd May - Spanish Steppes to Siresa, Pyrenees
4th & 5th May - The High Pyrenees
6th May - Siresa to Lecina, Sierra De Guara
7th & 8th May - Lecina and Vicinity
9th May - Lecina to Barcelona
10th May - Barcelona & Departure

Financial Arrangements:
The fee for the Birding Spain tour is US$ 4,875 per person sharing.
A single supplement of US$ 415 will be charged if you wish to have single accommodation. If RBT cannot provide you with a rooming partner although you choose to share, the single supplement will become applicable. We will make all reasonable efforts to ensure that a rooming partner is found if you do wish to share.

Should you wish to pay for this tour in Great British Pound (£), Euros (€), or South African Rand (ZAR), please refer to our website for the current exchange rate.

This includes:
•all meals from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 16;
•water supplied with picnics and wine with evening meals;
•All lodgings during the tour;
•All ground transportation;
•All national park and other reserve entrance fees; and
•All guiding services (including tips for local guides and services).

This excludes:
•ANY flights;
•Visa fees;
•Any beverages aside from those mentioned above;
•Special gratuities; and
•Telephone calls, laundry and other items of a personal nature.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
a) Due to constantly fluctuating exchange rates, we now quote our tours in 4 currencies (see website for all 4 currencies). The tour price is however fixed only in the currency printed in bold (US$), and the actual cost in the other currencies listed will be adjusted according to prevailing exchange rates at the time of final invoicing (usually 3 months before the tour.) The same applies to approximate domestic flight (where applicable) and single supplement rates, which are also quoted in the respective fixed currency.

b) Rates are based upon group tariffs; if the tour does not have sufficient registration (a minimum of 7 paying participants) a small party supplement will have to be charged.

c) Furthermore, these costs are subject to unforeseen increases in tour related costs and may have to be adjusted as a result.

d) Lastly, we may be forced to change or alter the itinerary and / or the designated leader/s at short or no notice due to unforeseen circumstances; please be aware that we will attempt to adhere as close to the original program as possible.


Tipping:
As noted above, gratuities (drivers, hotel staff, restaurants etc) are included on this tour. However, this does NOT include your leader/s. If, therefore, you feel that he/they have given you excellent service, it is appropriate to tip them.

Please Note:
•It is important for the comfort of your fellow travellers that you do not over-pack. Kindly stick to 20kg (44 lb) for check in luggage and 8kg (+-18 lb) for hand luggage.

•Fitness: This Birding Spain tour does not require a high level of fitness but participants should be in good general health. Should you have any physical limitations, please notify us in advance of departure. Accommodation throughout the trip is of a generally high standard and the hotels and resorts that we make use of are very comfortable. There is no camping on this trip.

Arrival and departure details:
This tour does not include any airfares. The tour will depart from Madrid on day 1 by no later than 12pm, so kindly arrive in advance of this time on this day or preferably arrive the day before. Further meeting details in this regard will be forwarded to you in due course. The tour will conclude by mid morning in Barcelona International Airport on day 16.

If you wish to arrive early and/or depart late and would like assistance or advice in this regard, kindly contact the office.

Flights:
Madrid Airport is the main port of entry for international flights into Spain and is well serviced by most of the world’s major airlines. As our guests come from all over the planet we do not include international flights in our tour prices. We have the capacity to advise you on the best route according to your preferences but your local travel agent will best be able to book these flights for you. However, please DO NOT book your international flights until you have consulted the office for confirmation on the status of the tour.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Tour Price (Per Person) €3,850 * £3,060 * USD4,875 * ZAR54,410
Single Supplement €330 * £270 * USD415 * ZAR4,640

Please note: these prices are subject to foreign exchange fluctuations.
Excludes flight costs.

About This Supplier
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Location: South Africa
Joined InfoHub: Sep 2007
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At M17026 we have been delivering unbeatable birding and wildlife holidays since 1998. Our birding tours are professionally guided, fun and educational. They follow expertly planned itineraries and represent exceptional value for money. If you have not yet experienced the joys of world birding with us, we would be...

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