From Arles: Half-Day 4x4 Camargue Safari
- Small group
- Duration: 4 hours
Depart from the Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer and head out on a 2-hour safari around the scenic Camargue, southern France. Headed by a designated driver and guide, your group will discover the blossoming flora and fauna unique to this bucolic region. See the famous white Camargue horses roaming freely in the fields from the heights of the convertible 4x4 motor. Snap shots of flamingos and different bird species flying around the edge of the ponds and bodies of water found in this serene area while listening to the story of the Camargue. Travel to a bull farm where you will encounter black bulls and learn about the bull farming life from your informative guide.
Our trip by safari was incredibly informative, though it was hard to see the flamingos specifically. The only issue with riding in the back of the 4 x 4 was that it was difficult to hear what the driver was saying in regard to the area due to the wind.
Meet your guide and embark on this incredible half-day 4 x 4 tour. Located between the arms of the Rhône River, the Camargue is a wind-swept land made of salt and water. Birds have made it their safe haven and people have managed to intermingle with biodiversity in this unique place, breeding bulls and horses, as well as developing the rice culture. Camargue manages to seduce with its breathtaking landscapes and doesn't fail to impress. This territory, where water and alluvium, ponds, marshes and land all mix, has been the base of exceptionally rich human history. Discover the ponds and marshes, home to pink flamingos and many other birds. You will be welcomed on private land to admire the famous Camargue bulls and horses. Discover the heart of the Camargue Natural Regional Park and learn about its nature and history from your guide.
This is the second time we have taken guests on this tour and each time we learn something new about the Camargue. The trip is the best way to learn about the area from local, well informed guides. I would recommend this experience to anyone visiting the region.
Depart Avignon and embark on a half-day tour of the beautiful wetlands and other landscapes of the Camargue by air-conditioned minivan. See wild horses and different bird species in their natural habitat, and learn more about the region from your driver/guide. Hear all about the local culture of the Roma people and get the chance to have your fortune read. Pass the historic city of Arles and see the wild horses and bulls unique to the region roaming freely as you make your way to the coastal town of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer. Get some free time to explore the town center and soak up its charms. Use the time to look inside the Romanesque fortress-church and follow in the footsteps of the pilgrims who gather yearly for a religious festival in honor of Saint Sarah.
Travel in a comfortable minivan through the wild landscapes of Camargue, listening to your guide's insightful commentary while looking out for flamingos, black bulls, and wild horses. See the local salt marshes and rice fields before visiting Pont de Gau's Ornithological Park, which hosts several species of birds including pink flamingoes all year round. Then, drive to Saintes-Maries-De-La-Mer, which is an important pilgrimage destination for traveller communities. Afterwards, you can opt for a refreshing swim in the Mediterranean Sea or a stroll along the lively streets of the village and a visit to its fortified church. You will have some free time for lunch there. Finally, visit Aigues Mortes and travel back to the Middle Ages in this wonderful fortified town, surrounded by warmly colored salt pans.
Follow in the tracks of Vincent van Gogh in Provence on this 5-hour tour. Begin in Arles, a city that fascinated the artist. Then, set off to discover the city through the history of the artist during this fascinating city tour. First, visit the monumental “Carrières de Lumières” which hosts extraordinary multimedia shows, unique in the world with Dali and Gaudi. Finish with St Paul de Mausole, the famous psychiatric hospital, where Van Gogh spent 1 very creative year.
Whilst I enjoyed the overall tour, there was too much packed into 5 hours with no time for a lunch stop and barely time to go to the toilet. I was disappointed we only had 1 hour at carrieres des lumieres, as this only just covered the time to get in there and watch the films; no time for lunch, no time to look around, and no time to view the film about Vincent’s life. And then when we visited the hospital, the little shop was closed for the duration of our 40 min visit.
Go on a fun and insightful outing to discover Camargue's main highlights and landmarks, starting with a pick-up from your hotel in Marseille. Enjoy fantastic views of diverse landscapes, like rice fields and salt beds. See animals such as flamingos, herons, black bulls, and white horses. Learn about salt production and savor a bit of a wine tasting as you visit Manades.
Visit a small village named Salin-le-Giraud, a place so beautiful it inspired Van Gogh to paint "Les Chaumières Saintines." Have the option of trying some local specialties, like "les tellines", shellfish cooked with parsley and garlic.
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Very enriching walk on Camargue culture and full of surprises ... Small gourmet break also very popular. I recommend the Martial guide who is unbeatable and full of humor and he shares his local culture with you with passion and sympathy. If he comes to Brittany we will pay him a visit in our turn unless we decide to stay in the area we will meet him with pleasure on his secret beach!
Perfect for half a day of exploring the Camargue. Splendid landscapes accompanied by interesting explanations thanks to a passionate and fascinating guide. Jean made us discover and loved his beautiful Camargue. Excursion recommended .. Without hesitation.
I really enjoyed this trip - Paul, our guide was really good and funny. Staff amazingly helpful as they picked me up and dropped me off at the station - thanks again guys! Recommended
nice guide! nice tour and tasting of a good product: we recommend! an option on a longer and wilder circuit would be a plus.
Excellent afternoon spent in the Carmargues seeing all the wildlife and learning about them and the land.