Birdwatching in Vendicari Nature Reserve and Noto TourBirdwatching of high natural value, at Vendicari Nature Reserve and Tour of Noto in the Afternoon. Book now
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- Min: 2 People
This is an offer not to be missed for every "Birdwatching" lovers. The Vendicari Nature Reserve is a wet zone and one of the most important passing places for migratory birdlife in the Mediterranean area. The hike sets off from the entrance in a southerly and northerly direction of the reserve, across marked trails which follow the sandy and rocky coast, allowing us to visit the lagoons and some ex-salt wetlands and to recognize the native flora of salty and dune habitats.
Furthermore, it will be possible to watch the migratory and stationary fauna through binoculars in special huts, such as wild ducks, herons, pink flamingoes and many other birds. Besides, it'll be interesting to visit ancient buildings and archeological remains like the old Tuna factories, disused since 1943 because of the war. The Sveva tower, which takes its name from its shape It was actually built during the Spanish domination of the island in the 1300s against pirate raids. The Hellenistic age fish factory which is built from pools carved into stone near the sea, for the preparation of 'Garum', a sauce made from leftovers from fish caught.
In the afternoon we will visit Noto, the Sicilian Capital of Barocco, and its monuments, churches and confectioneries.
Duration: 9:00 am to 18:00
Elevation gain: 0 m.
Hiking time: about 4 hours.
Guided hiking tour with multilingual naturalistic guide (belonging to the A.I.G.A.E., Italian Association for Professional Nature and Walking Guides).
We provide a pick-up service from your accommodation or collection point and back (for the list of places covered by the service see "how to reach us" field).
Means of transport: minibus.
Price includes a box breakfast as well as binoculars and telescopes.
Everything that is not specified in the "include".
We recommend layered
clothing that is ideal for all weather conditions.
Optional equipment: windcheater, hiking shoes, backpack containing rain-jacket and rain-pants, water-bottle, sunscreen, hat, batteries, eventually a change of clothes that you can leave in the minibus.
The pick-up service is included from all accommodations facilities in: Catania, Misterbianco, Mascalucia, Gravina di Catania, S.Giovanni La Punta, Tremestieri etneo, Aci Castello, Aci Trezza, Pedara, San Gregorio di Catania, Trecastagni, Sant'Agata Li Battiati, Zafferana Etnea, Santa Venerina, Viagrande, Valverde, Nicolosi.
It is required an advanced payment amounting to 20% of the total price. Balance shall be paid on site.
In case of bad weather conditions, if the organizer considers inappropriate/unsafe to operate the service, you will agree a new date with your guide. If it will not be possible to arrange a new date, you will be refunded.
Withdrawal allowed up to 48 hours before the service begins.