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Cagliari: 5-Hour Barumini Unesco Site Shore Excursion

1. Cagliari: 5-Hour Barumini Unesco Site Shore Excursion

This tour will take you into the Sardinian inland, where you can discover the nature and the town of Barumini. Experience an unforgettable walking tour through a Nuraghe village. On this tour, learn about Sardinian history, the Nuragic civilization, the Bronze Age and other amazing facts. For example, discover how the native people survived in this area without losing their bearings. From the first moment you approach this small village of Marmilla, located in the heart of Sardinia, you will breathe in a particular atmosphere of a special place, deputed since ancient times as a seat of power and central part of a rich land full of marvels and fundamental way of communication. The most important remnant of this glorious past is undoubtedly the Su Nuraxi archaeological zone. Your local guide will be keen to make the tour as personal as possible. He will assist you with his expertise and recall interesting anecdotes for you before bringing you back to your cruise ship.

From Cagliari: Porto Flavia Mine and Natural Beauty Tour

2. From Cagliari: Porto Flavia Mine and Natural Beauty Tour

Travel from Cagliari to Iglesiente, one of the oldest historical areas in Sardinia with a wild landscape famous for its mining history. Discover the Porto Flavia mine, an extraordinary monument of industrial archaeology overlooking an incredible coastline with a breathtaking vista of the Masua Sea.   Built in 1924, Port Flavia is an incredible work of engineering suspended between sky and sea that made it possible to load minerals directly onto the ships. Walk through the 600-meter-long tunnel and discover the history of the mine that remained functional up until the 1960s.  Next, see the Parco Geominerario della Sardegna (Geological and Mining Park of Sardinia), declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. After the visit, enjoy a little stop to see the incredible coast of Nebida, walking through the panoramic street in front of the Laveria Lamarmora mineral washing plant before returning to Cagliari.

Cagliari: Barumini and Giara Park Tour

3. Cagliari: Barumini and Giara Park Tour

On the Giara, there is an important variety of animal species. Forests of cork and oak alternate with Mediterranean maquis, garrigues, prairies, and ponds to make this plateau a rich fauna shelter, in which the most famous specimen is the Giara horse. These wild horses of medium height (no more than 120 centimeters at the withers) are not a native breed, but they have been on the plateau since time immemorial. Driving about 1 hour from Cagliari in to the country side of Sardinia, you'll reach Barumini and you'll see this wonderful place that from 1997 has been enrolled in the UNESCO World Heritage Lists because of its uniqueness. After lunch(not included), you'll drive towards Gesturi, where you can have a walk tour in the Giara Park and meet the Sardinian Wild Horses. Also in the park you can visit the older kind of Nuraghe "Proto Nuraghe". The fauna of the Giara includes some of the most common species of mammals that are normally present in the woodlands of Sardinia: wild boars, foxes, martens, wild rabbits, hares and hedgehogs. Besides these, it is worth mentioning the many species of permanent birds, such as Sardinian partridges, sparrowhawks, and peregrine falcons, and a large number of migratory birds, both terrestrial (thrushes, blackbirds, woodcocks, wood pigeons) and aquatic (herons, ducks, snipes, marsh harriers). Nesting species include hawfinches, mistle thrushes, woodlarks, shrikes, black buntings, Dartford warblers, great spotted woodpeckers, jays and bee-eaters.

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A trip back in time with an excellent guide.

We thoroughly enjoyed visiting the museum and the Nuraghe fortress. We appreciated the additional knowledge that our guide conveyed. It was a day that we will not soon forget!