THE NATURAL PARK OF SIERRA MAGINA: “THE REALM OF THE GOLDEN EAGLE”

A GEM IN THE HEART OF OLIVE OIL COUNTRY and DOMAIN OF THE GOLDEN EAGLE. Full-board accommodation at Puerto Magina hotel situates us perfectly for routes throughout this colossus of a sierra – at 7,100 feet, the highest in the region. A chance to combine the riches of an area known for its outstanding nature, including an exceptional array of botany, and the life, lore and cuisine of a culture and its age-old relationship with “liquid gold” -olive  oil.

DAY 1
You’ll be met at Malaga airport from where we head inland to some en route birding at Fuente de Piedra- a vast salt-water lagoon famous for its large groups of Greater flamingo. From there we’ll make our way on to Sierra Magina and our hotel.

DAY 2
Right to the heart of the sierra, and at an impressive 5,000 feet- the highest accessible point by vehicle, our route takes us to Caños de Aguadero, combining landscapes of dramatic mountain peaks and open highland meadows of exceptional botanical interest.

DAY 3
A foodie morning visiting a traditional olive oil factory, returning for olive oil tasting and sampling of a range of local food products. After lunch we head down to the valley of the Guadalquivir and the marshlands of Laguna de Herradura for afternoon and evening birdwatching.

DAY 4
Rising dramatically out of myriad olive groves and lands of Mediterranean fruit trees such as almond, cherry and fig, is the immense rock face known as El Torcal. Here, traditional rural activity meets spectacular, rugged countryside.

DAY 5
Early birds for early birding. We’ll take a short excursion through countryside in the immediate locality of the hotel. Then bags packed and back to Málaga and a chance to reflect on a region whose wealth of nature is known to but a few.

WE HOPE TO SEE …

Golden eagle

Bonelli’s eagle

Goshawk

Rock bunting

Roller

Alpine swift

Cirl bunting

Hoopoe

Eagle owl

Spanish ibex…and much more!

CLICK HERE TO SEE FULL BIRD LIST OF THE REGION

PRICE: £835 pp

PRICE INCLUDES: Food & accommodation

Pick-up & drop-off at Malaga Airport at 12:00 am on dates of arrival & departure.

DATES: June 2016

HOW TO BOOK: Confirmation of booking by website email on receipt of bank transfer for deposit of £100 to:

Banco Mare Nostrum: IBAN/BIC (SWIFT): ES 60 0487 3208 0790 0002 0419/ GBMNESMMXXX

The balance to be paid no later than three weeks prior to the tour date.

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