Tailor your own short or extended natural heritage tour!
Put together your own guided holiday, your choices, your decisions and total flexibility from Worldwide Birding Tours on each day of your stay…
We offer the possibility for you to arrange your own tours to inland Andalucia. The tours are based in the Serranía de Ronda area. We offer not just guided excursions, but also free airport transfers. The offer is open at all times of the year, subject to availability.
Example of itinerary
Based on 3 nights and 4 days, but with the option to extend your stay for whatever period you choose.
We collect you from your flight at Malaga Airport. Depending on your time of arrival, we can explore areas of natural interest en route to your hotel. One such possibility is Fuente de Piedra, a large inland salt lake, where thousands of Greater Flamingo congregates to breed. The lake and surrounding area is rich in birdlife at all times of the year. Your first day will impress scenically and for the diversity of birds you will see.
You decide the time in the morning when you are collected by your guide. Have a leisurely breakfast or make an early start, the choice is yours. The day will consist of exploring the Serranía de Ronda, a wonderfully scenic area, for local wildlife. Depending on the time of year, wild flowers can also feature with their colours carpeting the hillsides. Whatever the time of year, the scenery is spectacular and wildlife is abundant.
The start of the day is flexible, again you choose the time of departure. We will drive through the mountains and descend to the open plains of the Osuna district. Here the scenery is in contrast to the high sierras and is gently rolling plains, allowing uninterrupted views for spotting typical steppe birds. We will discover many bird species and the area also has several lagoons, where virtually anything might turn-up.
The day is dependant on your flight time home, but we will tailor the day to suit your own personal requirements. We will travel in the direction of Malaga to maximise your time and visit areas within the Sierra de las Nieves UNESCO Biosphere Park. Our route is great for mountain birds and the scenery is superb. Provided we have time, our route can incorporate the stunning area around El Chorro and we can approach Malaga following the course of the Rio Guadalhorce.
Resident: Griffon Vulture, Golden Eagle, Bonelli’s Eagle, Long-legged Buzzard, Peregrine Falcon, Lesser Kestrel, Black-winged Kite, Great Bustard, Little Bustard, Black-winged Stilt, Avocet, Kentish Plover, Greater Flamingo, Black-necked Grebe, White-headed Duck, Calandra Lark, Crested Lark, Thekla Lark, Crag Martin, Black Wheatear, Blue Rock Thrush, Black Redstart, Sardinian Warbler, Dartford Warbler, Fan-tailed Warbler, Red-billed Chough, Rock Sparrow, Rock Bunting and Cirl Bunting.
Winter: Great White Egret, Common Crane, Spanish Imperial Eagle, Hen Harrier, Red Kite, Merlin, Short-eared Owl, Slender-billed Gull, Bluethroat, Ring Ouzel, Chiffchaff, Siskin, Alpine Accentor.
Summer: Purple Heron, Little Bittern, White Stork, Short-toed Eagle, Booted Eagle, Collared Pratincole, Little Ringed Plover, Gull-billed Tern, Whiskered Tern, Turtle Dove, Scop’s Owl, Bee eater, Tawny Pipit, Greater Short-toed Lark, Nightingale, Bush Robin, Black-eared Wheatear, Rock Thrush, Orphean Warbler, Oliveacious Warbler, Melodious Warbler, Sub-alpine Warbler, Spectacled Warbler, Bonelli’s Warbler, Iberian Chiffchaff, Roller, Woodchat Shrike.
Migration: Black Kite, Honey Buzzard, Egyptian Vulture, Black Tern, Black Stork, wader species and huge numbers of warblers, swallows, swifts and other small birds.
4 Day Tour Price
Up to 3 persons 700 euro, price for 4 persons 800 euro.
Price includes free airport transfers, free transport, guiding and use of binoculars and telescope.
Not included accommodation (see partner hotel recommendations below), drinks and lunches.
Contact us for further information or to discuss your requirements.
Recommended Accommodation – Partner Hotels
Cortijo de las Piletas (Rural) – http://www.cortijolaspiletas.com/
Los Castanos (Rural) – http://www.loscastanos.com/
Molino del Santo (Rural) – http://www.molinodelsanto.com/
San Gabriel (Ronda) - http://www.hotelsangabriel.com/
Parador (Ronda) - http://www.parador.es/en/parador-de-ronda
Note: Please check available dates at accommodation as some rural hotels close for periods in winter.