7 days / 6 nights
Due to the recent forest fires over the last few years, this course has been placed on hold. The local fauna and flora needs time to establish itself again.
This 7 day trip is based in the northern region of Portugal, in the beautiful Peneda-Geres National Park (known locally as Geres). The park borders with Spain and is one of the very few areas in Portugal that still has Iberian wolves (Canis lupus signatus) in the wild. During this wildlife experience, we will discover the beauty of the park whilst raising your awareness and tracking skills, so that we are able to go out and track these elusive animals and other wildlife in the area.
This is a two-centre wildlife and cultural experience. For the first half of the week, we will be based in the Castro Laboreiro region in the north west of the park. For the second half of the week we will be based in the east of the park in the remote Pitoes das Junias region.
No previous experience is needed for this trip, although a good general level of fitness is required.
We will have a local biologist working with us for four of the five days we are within the park, tracking wolves, wild boar, deer and other mammals. This stunningly beautiful region also has an enormous range of bird species, including owls, eagles and vultures. As this is a national park we cannot guarantee what wildlife we will see, but as the variety is so vast, we will have a wide selection to track and monitor.
Weather permitting, we will have an opportunity to do some wonderful night sky watching as this area is not spoilt with light pollution.
Accommodation is in local houses converted to ‘rural tourism’. They are completely off the main tourist track and we will be able to access nature right on our doorstep.
Group size is limited to a maximum of 8. The age limit is from 16 years of age.
All food is included and is based on breakfast at home (on most days), a picnic style outdoor lunch, and dinner either in local restaurants or catered for at the house (alcoholic beverages are not included in the holiday price). Dietary requirements will be catered for; please advise at the time of booking.
Price to be confirmed
The price includes all transfers, accommodation and food. This does not include flights or alcoholic beverages.