EXCURSION TO THE DOÑANA PARK
A fabulous natural environment located between the provinces of Huelva, Seville (1 hour by car) and Cádiz, the Doñana National Park is a set of ecosystems that are home to impressive biodiversity.
This nature reserve , which constitutes a unique landscape, has coastal wetlands that are the result of particularly complex interactions between physical and biological factors .
There are a multitude of transit habitats : sandbars, seagrass beds, mussel beds, sandbars, salt marshes, estuaries, beaches and dunes, pine forests, cork oaks and moors, and swampy areas that are regularly flooded with lagoons . open .
This ecomosaic was created by the Guadalquivir River , which deposited sand and suspended matter at its mouth for thousands of years.
Like the Danish Wadden Sea , Doñana attracts many migratory birds: an estimated six million of them pause in Doñana when they change their habitat in Africa to reach Europe in spring or autumn.
Many of them even skip the jump to the other continent and spend the winter in the far south of Europe.
Doñana Park is one of the last large-scale intertidal natural ecosystems where and is the habitat of five threatened bird species. It is one of the largest herons in the Mediterranean region and the wintering ground for more than 500,000 aquatic birds.
"The Dehesa de Abajo, in the Doñana region, is home to the largest colony of white storks in Europe and a well-preserved forest of wild olive trees."
The species and fauna of Doñana are fantastic
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The varied landscape of the Coto de Doñana National Park offers a mix of many species that are a delight for bird watchers.
Here you can see other animals , especially around the Laguna de Santa Olaya - the heart of the national park -: great imperial eagles , flamingos that cross the shallow waters, next to which are spoonbills and herons.
The deer, which graze the grass in front of the crown of a pine in the shape of a small Christmas tree, are also reminiscent of the African savannah.
A perfect visit for your family and your children to observe the park's birds and -if you're lucky- the last Iberian lynxes, one of the most threatened species by man, the Doñana Park is REALLY AN ESSENTIAL VISIT.
👉 If you are staying for several days in Seville, take a look at our private two-day tour of Seville.
An estimated six million birds take a break here when they change habitats in Africa and Europe in spring and fall. Many of them even skip the jump to the other continent and spend the winter in the extreme south of Europe.
TOP 7 DOÑANA BIRDS
The 7 most popular birds of Doñana that can be observed in the park:
- 1 Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus)
- 2 Storks
- 3 Common basket (Glareola pratincola)
- 4 Black kite (Milvus migrans)
- 5 European bee-eaters (Merops apiaster)
- 6 Common spoonbill (Leucorodia Platalea)
- 7 Hoopoe
PROGRAM OF YOUR VISIT TO DOÑANA AND EL ROCIO
Essential and ecological visit to Doñana. Enjoy an incredible experience and book a guided tour of Doñana and El Rocío. The fauna and flora will amaze you, as well as the views of the most important nature reserve in Europe!
With this excursion you will be welcomed in one of the last virgin stretches of the southern Spanish coast, the Coto de Doñana National Park in Andalusia and " The village of El Rocío " in the municipality of Almonte (Huelva).
It all begins in the town of Puebla del Río .
Here you can see the first rice fields, since the entire region holds the record for the largest rice production in Spain and its environment, thanks to its impressive natural beauty, has been the scene of many films, including the acclaimed Spanish film La Isla Minimima .
Then you will visit the Aldea del Rocío , known for its religious devotion and its famous Rocío pilgrimage , which is the most important in Spain.
Every year, on Pentecost , it attracts hundreds of thousands of pilgrims to the village of El Rocío (municipality of Almonte, province of Huelva) who come to honor Nuestra Señora del Rocío, also known as Blanca Paloma, La Pastora or the precious nickname : The Queen of the Marshes.
You will see for yourself the chapel of Nuestra Señora del Rocío that is visited by more than a million people during the annual meeting of devotees.
Often near the marshes that border the Aldea de Roció there are horses in semi-freedom that remind us of those of the Camargue.
After visiting the village of El Rocío , we will go to the impressive Palacio del Acebrón, located next to the Arroyo de la Rocina , and we will discover another ecosystem of Doñana: the gallery forest.
Along the way we will make a circular walk while we interpret the tracks of the animals and we will get to know some of the endemic plant species of the natural environment of Doñana .
Then we will have a short break to eat, tasting the typical cuisine of the area, and then we will go to the beach and the coast of Doñana.
With more than 31 kilometers, the Doñana coast is the longest virgin beach in Spain.
We will see its famous special dunes where we can observe the flora and fauna characteristic of this ecosystem.
Also, if the weather permits and you are free to do so, you can take advantage of this moment to take a bath, in summer this refreshing bath will be, believe me, welcome.
At the beginning of the sunset, We will start the trip back to Seville crossing, in 4 × 4, the wooded area of the Doñana National Park to see some of the large mammals that inhabit the area and perhaps see, if we are lucky, the famous Iberian lynx , the emblematic animal of the Doñana National Park.
At the end of this excursion we will return to Seville. We will take you to the same place where we picked you up that morning.
This excursion to Doñana Park from Seville is a rewarding experience, ideal if you are a nature lover, or to show your children one of the few remaining biospheres that has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994.
The Doñana Natural Park is a beautiful place to visit. It is also a great place to view wildlife and immerse yourself in an environment where wildlife and nature thrive. If you are ever in Seville, it is a must see!
Availability and Prices
Check the prices of the visit and the availability of hours and days according to the time of year in our reservation calendar.
- Excursion in the surroundings of Doñana.
- Professional guide.
- Private round trip transportation from Seville.
- Binoculars to see the fauna of the park.
- Journey in a restricted area within the National Park.
- Drinks and food
- Moderate cancellation policy.
- The refund of the price of the monuments tickets will not be granted in case of cancellation of the visit.
- Cancellations made 48 hours before the start of the activity will be refunded 100%.
- Cancellations made between 48 and 24 hours before the start of the activity, 50% refund.
- Cancellations made less than 24 hours before the start of the activity will not be refunded.
What tips do you need to know before your visit?
- Water bottle.
- Clothes and footwear according to the time of year.
Rules & Restrictions
- Late arrivals will not be reimbursed . If the group is complete, the visit will begin waiting for a time acceptable to those who are delayed (about 5 / 7mn).
- Check the equalitasvitae website see accessibility and current regulations in doñana park
FAQS: Visit Doñana Park and Rocío VillageThe answers to the most frequently asked questions.
What is the best thing about Doñana Natural Park?
Doñana Park is one of the best places to go for people who enjoy traveling and seeing nature. It's located in the Andalusian province of Huelva, about 107 km away from Seville. The park itself is split into three zones. The first is called the Laguna de Doñana and it is home to birds and other fauna. This zone is the perfect place to enjoy nature, the beautiful animals and sunrise. The second zone is called the Laguna de los Cisnes. It is located right next to the Laguna de Doñana and has beautiful exotic animals and birds that live there. It is a very attractive place to visit. The third zone is called the Marismas and it is the least known of all the zones. It is a perfect place to enjoy nature and watch the sunset. It also has beautiful plants, trees and animals.
What are some of the animals that you can see in Doñana Natural Park?
Doñana National Park is an ecological paradise. While many don't know that it's actually the largest natural park in Europe. Doñana Natural Park is home to a variety of animals. There are birds, insects, dragonflies, crustaceans, and more! Some of the land animals that you can see include deer, wild boars, rabbits, and foxes and even bats! The park is also home to the Iberian lynx, which is the most threatened feline species in the world.
What are the most iconic plants and trees in Doñana Natural Park?
There are many trees and plants at Doñana Natural Park, but some of the most iconic are the pine, the olive tree, the juniper tree, the laurel de indio and the carob tree. The pine is very iconic in Spain, specifically in Doñana. The juniper tree is also iconic in Spain and is well-known for its medicinal properties, especially for respiratory issues and bone pain. The olive tree is another iconic tree at Doñana and it's used in the cuisine and other parts of Spanish tradition. The laurel is used in Spanish tradition and culture as well. And there are many other plants and trees in Doñana that are iconic to Spain and the surrounding area.
What can you do after visiting the Doñana Natural Park?
Doñana National Park is one of the largest national parks in Europe and, despite its size, has an incredible biodiversity. It is an important refuge for more than 500 species of birds, 88 of them seasonal, and is also home to herbivores such as deer, Iberian lynx, Spanish imperial eagle, genet and wild boar, among others. It is a tourist attraction for its beauty and for the leisure activities that can be done after visiting the park, such as horseback riding, hunting, golf and various water sports.
MEETING POINT EXCURSION TO DOÑANA
The start time varies depending on the season. After booking, please contact us to specify the meeting point and exact time.
Lyndon⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐DAY TRIP TO DOÑANA
I just finished this tour this morning and it was amazing! As a solo traveler, I felt very safe traveling with this group of individuals.
Sadler⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐DAY TRIP TO DOÑANA
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and helped group participation. The excursion included a bus trip to the Doñana National Park.
Antonia⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐DAY TRIP TO DOÑANA
I highly recommend this tour.
Anwar⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐DAY TRIP TO DOÑANA
I was looking for a guided tour of the Doñana National Park and I found this. It is a visit to the Doñana National Park with a certified local guide and you can enjoy a relaxed and educational day in the most prominent places of the national park.
Seth⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐DAY TRIP TO DOÑANA
I highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Seville. Our guide was very knowledgeable and told us the history of the park and answered any questions we had. It was the best of our trip to Seville.
Louise⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐DAY TRIP TO DOÑANA
This was an amazing trip, the tour was done perfectly, it was very organized, the guide was very friendly and helpful.
Kirk⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐DAY TRIP TO DOÑANA
The information given was accurate and complete, the place is magnificent, the landscape is beautiful, the animals are so beautiful, I am so happy I did this trip, I would recommend it 100%, thank you for a wonderful day!