Wildlife and walking vacation in the Spanish Pyrenees
A week long small group walking vacation in the Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park. Hosted by wildlife enthusiasts and local naturalist.
Ordesa and Monte Perdito National Park Sierra de Guara Geopark of Sobrabre Birdwatching Spanish Pyrenees wildlife No supplement for solo travelers
€1395 excluding flights
Up to 6 people
No Single Supplement
Description of Wildlife and walking vacation in the Spanish Pyrenees
For departure dates contact us on 1-866-821-6866
We cater for both vegetarians and vegans.
Our partners behind this vacation promote inclusivity on all their trips and across their business and we are all committed to ensuring travelers face no discrimination on any part of the trip they control.
5 Reviews of Wildlife and walking vacation in the Spanish Pyrenees
5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 22 Jul 2019 by Roland CherryOur vacation was brilliant! The wild and rugged beauty of the Aragon landscape took our breath away. Read full review
Reviewed on 25 Jun 2019 by Denise RamsdenThere were so many wonderful moments - the beautiful Lady's Slipper orchids, the vultures, the marmots, the Graellsia moth, the wonderful scenery of the Ordesa National Park. Read full review
Reviewed on 25 Jun 2019 by Margaret and Roger STEVENSExcellent - one of the best vacations we've had, with a well-balanced programme of nature, wildlife and walking which was adaptable to all needs. Read full review
Reviewed on 09 Jun 2019 by Elena CherkashynaThe day when we went high in the mountains and saw some wild animals was memorable. Also the night when we watched butterflies with our guide was amazing. Read full review
Reviewed on 29 May 2018 by Alison PelikanThe beautiful scenery on the walks plus the stunning variety of flowers, the birds and their songs and the insect activity generally. Enjoyed the actual walking too! Also the real quiet in the area we were in allowed me to be able to hear the birds rather than the traffic. Read full review
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetWe are passionate about the environment and the wildlife where we live. The Ordesa National Park is a World Biosphere Reserve and a ‘Special Protection Area for Birds’ with over 171 species, including the rare Lammergeier or Bearded Vulture (Gypaetus Barbatus). We support the Lammergeier Conservation Foundation by using guides from the Foundation, visiting the raptor feeding stations with guests and selling the Foundation T-shirts. This helps fund a breeding program in our area which has had great success. Our walks are led by experts in the area (or accompanied by information packs when self-guided) and ensure that fragile environments are not degraded in any way when walking.
There are also well over 100 species of butterflies and moths in our area, including the rare and beautiful Isabelina Moth (Actias Isabellae) and the Giant Peacock Moth (Saturnia Pyri). We have been successful in hatching the eggs and releasing the caterpillars for these moths.
At the farmhouse we have geothermal heating and hot water with minimal environmental impact. We also harvest rainwater for both the irrigation of our vegetable patch and garden, and for the washing machine.
We recycle all we can, including building materials and furniture. For example all the vanity units in the luxury bathrooms are unique secondhand pieces of furniture, adapted with a granite top and basin. All the furniture in the house is antique or secondhand and has been or is in the process of being restored by Simon, your host. Many of the external doors are secondhand and have been adapted. The beams and stone from the four year renovation of the property have been reused throughout the building process. We continue to reuse this material now as we landscape the garden.
PeopleWe support the local economy wherever possible by employing guides, experts and teachers from our area. We offer English lessons to our guides, providing them with a greater opportunity for work.
We involve our neighbours with our vacations, offering the possibility to visit their houses which have changed little through the centuries. This gives a unique insight into the culture and traditions of the high Pyrenees. In return we make donations to the village fund, for amongst other things the maintenance of our historic chapel of San Urbez (hermitage).
We also offer a guided visit to the chapel of San Urbez, explaining stories about our saint, his miracles and the architectural features. For this, we ask our guests for a donation in the chapel collection box.
We are involved in trying to preserve and restore the local pathways, acting as volunteers as the need arises. We will be running a path clearing vacation in the future which we hope will also ultimately benefit the community as a whole.
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