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From Arles: Half-Day 4x4 Camargue Safari

1. From Arles: Half-Day 4x4 Camargue Safari

Meet your guide and embark on this incredible half-day 4 x 4 tour. Located between the arms of the Rhône River, the Camargue is a wind-swept land made of salt and water. Birds have made it their safe haven and people have managed to intermingle with biodiversity in this unique place, breeding bulls and horses, as well as developing the rice culture.   Camargue manages to seduce with its breathtaking landscapes and doesn't fail to impress. This territory, where water and alluvium, ponds, marshes and land all mix, has been the base of exceptionally rich human history. Discover the ponds and marshes, home to pink flamingos and many other birds. You will be welcomed on  private land to admire the famous Camargue bulls and horses. Discover the heart of the Camargue Natural Regional Park and learn  about its nature and history from your guide.

Camargue: Safari from Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

2. Camargue: Safari from Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

Depart from the Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer and head out on a 2-hour safari around the scenic Camargue, southern France. Headed by a designated driver and guide, your group will discover the blossoming flora and fauna unique to this bucolic region.  See the famous white Camargue horses roaming freely in the fields from the heights of the convertible 4x4 motor. Snap shots of flamingos and different bird species flying around the edge of the ponds and bodies of water found in this serene area while listening to the story of the Camargue.  Travel to a bull farm where you will encounter black bulls and learn about the bull farming life from your informative guide.

From Avignon: Wild Landscapes of the Camargue

3. From Avignon: Wild Landscapes of the Camargue

Travel in a comfortable minivan through the wild landscapes of Camargue, listening to your guide's insightful commentary while looking out for flamingos, black bulls, and wild horses. See the local salt marshes and rice fields before visiting Pont de Gau's Ornithological Park, which hosts several species of birds including pink flamingoes all year round. Then, drive to Saintes-Maries-De-La-Mer, which is an important pilgrimage destination for traveller communities. Afterwards, you can opt for a refreshing swim in the Mediterranean Sea or a stroll along the lively streets of the village and a visit to its fortified church. You will have some free time for lunch there. Finally, visit Aigues Mortes and travel back to the Middle Ages in this wonderful fortified town, surrounded by warmly colored salt pans.

From Saintes Maries de la Mer: Safari and Canoeing

4. From Saintes Maries de la Mer: Safari and Canoeing

Depart from Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer and head out on a safari around the scenic Camargue region of southern France. With a designated driver and guide, you will discover the blossoming flora and fauna unique to the region.  See the famous white Camargue horses roaming freely in the fields from the heights of a convertible 4x4 motor. Snap shots of flamingos and different bird species flying around the edge of the ponds and bodies of water found in this serene area whilst listening to the story of the Camargue.  Following the safari, stop on the shore of the Rhône river to enjoy a picnic lunch prepared by a caterer with regional products. In the afternoon, you can sail at your own pace on a canoe, taking time to discover the natural beauty of the delta. At the end of the tour, the driver will bring you back to the starting point.

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What people are saying about Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 755 reviews

A grat afternoon spent with our guide Flavio. Who had an encyclopedic knowledge of the geography and nature of the Camargue. We really enjoyed our afternoon and would recommend to anyone interested I the wildlife and culture of the are.

Superb expedition through the Camargue fauna and flora! Thierry is an excellent guide who alerts his audience with his stories! I recommend because I am delighted to discover part of the Camargue in his company. Thanks a lot !

Great day had by all, our guide Arianne, made the experience unforgettable with a complete depth of knowledge of the region. Would recommend this tour of the Camargue for anyone visiting the region, worth every penny.

Thoroughly enjoyable view of very unique countryside. Exactly as expected; pleasant people, pleasant, informative guide. Great insight into the culture and history of the Camargue. Nice stops for photos.

Our guide Flávio was extremely knowledgeable and covered a wide range of topics and locations effortlessly. Even a deluge from a thunderstorm was no problem.