Natural Hotspot Holidays with BirdingInSpain.com

What can I do with a hotspot holiday?

You can follow a more or less classic birding holiday format, but within or around the birding hotspot. That means all your guiding, transport and accommodation are included and that you form part of a group of between 4 and 7 people.

By means of illustration a typical natural hotspot holiday in Montsec could look like this:

  • Day 1 – Arrival and pick up at Reus or Barcelona airports. Transport to Montsec and a short excursion on the way if time permits (an inland dryland or wetland site or the Llobregat Delta)
  • Day 2 – Morning walk along a nearby sierra. Picnic lunch at a wetland site. Afternoon birding from near the top of the Montsec range. Visits can be arranged to see cave paintings.
  • Day 3 – Morning excursion to nearby drylands. Visit to local vineyards if time permits. Picnic lunch. Afternoon visit to attractive riverside woodland and sierra. Optional night excursion for mammals, owls and red-necked nightjar.
  • Day 4 – Short stop birding en route to airport drop-off. OR optional extension in the same area or transport to the Ebro Delta hotspot.

What would be a typical Ebro Delta Hotspot holiday?

As a general guideline, the program would be something like this:
  • Day 1 - Arrival at Reus or Barcelona airport. Visit to Llobregat Delta or part of Ebro Delta if time permits.
  • Day 2 - Birding all day around the many sites of the southern half of the Ebro Delta. Picnic lunch.
  • Day 3 - Visit to Els Ports and another massif just inland. Picnic lunch. Depending on the time of year an optional evening excursion can be arranged to look for Red-necked Nightjar.
  • Day 4 - Visit to northern side of Ebro Delta en route to airport drop-off.

How much will a natural hotspot holiday cost me?

The prices quoted below are for 2012-2013, per person for a group size of between 4 and 7 people. They include all guiding, transport and HB accommodation (evening meal with wine, breakfast) in a shared en-suite room for the duration of the Hotspot Holiday.

Montsec Hotspot
Price 495 €
Single room supplement 54 .

Ebro Delta Hotspot
Price 495 €
Single room supplement 54 €.

This looks interesting, but I need more details. Can you supply more information about hotels, places and wildlife for each natural hotspot?

Of course, contact us to request further information and we will respond forthwith.

Remember this is just an introduction. And that Birdinginspain.com realizes the importance of maintaining a flexible approach. In other words, some visitors will be very bird-oriented, others will have a wider naturalist interest, and others will want time to walk and enjoy the myriad of sensations, scenery, sounds, scents, that northeast Spain has to offer.

Tell us your needs and interests, and we'll see how best to accommodate you.

Interested in bringing your own group (4 –7 family or friends)? Tell us, and we'll organize something especially suited for you. 

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