Camargue Explorer - Private tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

414604


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, Hiking and Walking, Local Experience, Nature and Wildlife

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Mature children are welcome

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 8

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (fluent), Spanish (conversational)

With Aigues-Mortes by a local guide


Labeled Regional Natural Park, the Camargue host an extreme diversity of vegetation and wildlife.

It is the land of pink flamingoes, horses and bulls, but also a land of traditions and religious heritage.

The Camargue is a multi-faces entity.

It has a far west side mixed with a twist of Andalusia, with the Guardians, our local cowboys riding the typical "camarguais" horse.

It has holy side with Sainte-Marie and the history of Mary Magdalene, the Patron Saint of Provence.

It has an historic side with the salt marshes that supplied many kingdoms through the centuries.

It has a traditional side, with a local architecture and of course a local gastronomy of course. A lunch with a "Daube de taureau" (bull's stew) is almost mandatory.

Optional lunch in a manade (local ranch) + safari

Then you will walk inside history with Aigues-Mortes.
Built in the XIII century, the walls of Aigues-Mortes saw the departure of Saint-Louis, of the Templars and thousands of crusaders for Jerusalem and the Holy land.

Itinerary

Let's adapt a program based on your wishes.

We will see the Camargue regional park with several picture stops.
Optional :
Enjoy the visit of a Manade (local ranch) to see the famous white horses and the black bull. It can be done with a little train, by horse, with a towed cart (my favorite) or by 4x4.
For the lunch we can of course eat local:
A traditional camarguais lunch in a manade (if you choose this option you will eat bull NOT beef !) is the one I recommend but many options are possible.
You will also discover the incredible medieval city of Aigues Mortes, and for the wine lovers we can include a tasting of the famous local product : the sand wine !
Another possibility is to include Sainte-Marie-de-la-mer, the city of gypsies and the port where Sainte Marie-Magdelene arrived in Provence.

This tour can be adapted to families, to wildlife lovers, to history buff, to first time visitors. . . just send me a message to discuss the possibilities.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At your hotel or your residence in Aix

End location: At your hotel, your residence in Aix or any place of your choice

Duration: 8 hours

Transportation

Modern (2017 model) air conditioned 8 seater minivan
3 rows air conditioned

What’s Included

My time and services as your private Guide
Transportation by minivan
The insurance coverage
Free wifi
Bottles of water
My smile...and my good mood!

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 euros - For a local lunch and some souvenirs

What’s Extra

Your personal expenses (shops, market), and your lunch.

The optional visit of the Manade, the wine tasting or the optional activities.

Restrictions

I'm National Licensed Tour Guide & Lecturer, I can guide in any historic monument, museum, or any other site with no restrictions at all.

Contact this Guide

Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

Message Sandy R.

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