Camargue Tour from Aix-en-Provence

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Camargue Tour from Aix-en-Provence information and booking

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$69
Duration
5 hours 30 minutes
Departs from
Central Aix-en-Provence
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
1:30pm
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Tour description provided by Viator

Explore the wild and wonderful Camargue region in Provence on this half-day trip from Aix! After a walking tour of its pretty coastal capital, Les Saintes Maries de la Mer, how you spend the rest of the afternoon is up to you! Bring a bathing suit for a swim in the sea, or choose from one of two optional activities (own expense): visit Pont de Gau Ornithological Park to see the region’s pink flamingos, or enjoy a horse trek through the rugged Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue.

Leave central Aix-en-Provence, and travel west, passing through the Roman town of Arles, toward the Camargue. A rugged stretch of wild wetlands, the area is officially known as Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue – a protected site to conserve its rich abundance of flora and fauna. Look out for black bulls and wild horses roaming freely as you head away from the beaten Provencal tourist trail, and then stop in the pretty coastal town of Les Saintes Maries de la Mer. Explore this sleepy capital of the Camargue on a walking tour with your guide, soaking up its uniquely Mediterranean ambiance, illustrated by its white-washed houses and paella cooking on the streets. Head inside the town’s medieval church –Église des Saintes Maries – and hear about Ste Sarah, the town’s much revered patron saint.After your walking tour, enjoy some free time to do as much (or as little!) as you like. Bring your bathing suit and go for a swim in the sea, or arrange to do one of two optional activities with your guide (own expense). Either visit Pont de Gau Ornithological Park to see the region’s famous pink flamingos, or venture out on a horse ride through the Camarague’s marshes or along the beach. Experience isn’t necessary – simply join a trek that’s suited to your ability.Meet your guide at the pre-arranged time, and return to Aix in the comfort of your air-conditioned minibus. Your tour finishes in the early evening at the start point.

What's included

  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus

What isn't included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Visit to pont de gau ornithological park (approx. 7.50 euros)
  • Gratuities (optional)