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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.

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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.

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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.

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From Avignon: Half-Day Camargue and Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

4. From Avignon: Half-Day Camargue and Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

Depart Avignon and embark on a half-day tour of the beautiful wetlands and other landscapes of the Camargue by air-conditioned minivan. See wild horses and different bird species in their natural habitat, and learn more about the region from your driver/guide. Hear all about the local culture of the Roma people and get the chance to have your fortune read. Pass the historic city of Arles and see the wild horses and bulls unique to the region roaming freely as you make your way to the coastal town of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer. Get some free time to explore the town center and soak up its charms. Use the time to look inside the Romanesque fortress-church and follow in the footsteps of the pilgrims who gather yearly for a religious festival in honor of Saint Sarah.

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From Saintes Maries de la Mer: Safari and Canoeing

5. 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

4.7 / 5

based on 410 reviews

I highly recommend this tour! Our guide Sandra was amazing. Pleasant and very knowledgeable on the region. She was flexible and made us feel relax during our holidays. The nature and scenery is beautiful a d worth exploring. We were with our 2 girls of 7 and 11 and they loved it. They got to caress the horses and see the bulls.

A wonderful way to experience the Camargue! Jean Michel is a wonderful, fun guide who gives more than information - insights and stories to make this area come alive. He was so good about finding animals and allowing time for our photographers to get all the pics they wanted.

Our guide was amazing in knowledge but in addition when she found out it was a bilingual group she adapted extremely well She switched between french and English very efficiently Thé tour was very interesting and would do it again if I had to make the decision again

The guide loved the Carmague and was appreciative of support given by her manager

A great way to discover the Camargue with its flora and fauna.