Sardinia National parks

Our most recommended Sardinia National parks

From Palau: La Maddalena Islands Full-Day Trip by Boat

1. From Palau: La Maddalena Islands Full-Day Trip by Boat

Embark on an adventure to discover the stunning coastline and outlying islands of Sardinia on a boat. Cruise to the islands of Spargi, La Maddalena, and Santa Maria, and enjoy their pristine beaches, waters, and nature. Check-in between 9:00 AM and 10:15 AM, leave Palau at 10:30 AM, and cruise towards the wonderful island of Spargi. When the boat arrives, take your beach bags straight onto the white sandy beaches of Cala Corsara, and choose to sunbathe, snorkel, or explore some of the cove's historical features. Go along the coast towards the island of Budelli for a photographic stop at the famous Pink Beach, the Spiaggia Rosa. Enter the natural swimming pool of Porto Della Madonna for photos, where the emerald color of the water will take your breath away.  Head to the island of Santa Maria for the next beach stop. Sunbathe, swim, or go on a walk to the old lighthouse. Depending on what day you visit, end the tour at a swimming stop in the natural aquarium at Cala Coticcio or the charming historical center of La Maddalena for shopping and exploring.

Villasimius: Capo Carbonara Boat and Snorkeling Tour

2. Villasimius: Capo Carbonara Boat and Snorkeling Tour

Experience one of Sardinia's most pristine locations with a marine biologist as your guide. Tour the Marine Protected Area of Capo Carbonara on the southern tip of Villasimius to learn about the efforts to conserve the wildlife that now thrives on the islands of Cavoli and Serpentara. Reach the islands by boat and learn the meaning of Sites of Community Interest, or SCIs, that are crucial for the repopulation of maritime flora and fauna. Keep an eye out for the endangered Corsican seagull whose population has been recovering in this region. Next, don your snorkeling gear and take the opportunity to observe native species like octopuses, sponges, algae, and more. Learn from your guide about how the creatures are cared for here and see their fascinating behavior in their natural habitat.

From Orosei: Biderosa and Capo Comino Beaches 4x4 Tour

3. From Orosei: Biderosa and Capo Comino Beaches 4x4 Tour

Jump on a Land Rover at your hotel in Galtellì, Orosei, or Sos Alinos and get driven to the Bidderosa Oasis. Once there, explore the park and see the Sa Curcurica pond, home to a variety of bird species. Then, arrive at the beach surrounded by a fascinating landscape of granite hills, thousand-year-old junipers, and a crystal clear sea. After some relaxing hours and a picnic (not included), continue the journey toward the heavenly beach of Capo Comino. On the way, stop at the old lighthouse and admire a breathtaking view of the coast from the top of the hill. From there, you can’t miss the white sand dunes of Capo Comino’s beach. Here, jump into the turquoise sea for the last time before driving back to your hotel.

Is Cannoneris Nature Reserve Walking and Jeep Private Tour

4. Is Cannoneris Nature Reserve Walking and Jeep Private Tour

Choose between a morning departure at 9:00 AM or an afternoon departure at 3:00 PM and get picked up from Chia, South Sardinia. Enter the nature reserve of Is Cannoneris to experience the natural beauty that the Italian island of Sardinia has to offer. This four-hour tour includes possible wildlife sightings of deer, eagles, mouflons and wild boars, which are the most important species that inhabit Is Cannoneris Reserve. This itinerary also includes a visit to the prehistoric ruins of Nuraghi and its ancient stone buildings which serve as examples of drystone technique, dated to 1500 B.C. The guide will show you different kinds of farms and natural reserves, making this excursion fun for all ages. In addition to the fresh mountain air, this environment remains untouched with its forest and animal inhabitants, like little donkeys, sheep, and goats. Beautiful Sardinian deer are plentiful as well. This interesting walking tour ends with a typical Sardinian snack called "sa picchettada," before the tour concludes with a journey back to Chia.

Cagliari: Between the Mountains & Sea Tour by Jeep & Dinghy

5. Cagliari: Between the Mountains & Sea Tour by Jeep & Dinghy

Travel by jeep and dinghy on this 8-hour tour and experience the natural beauty of Chia and Domus de Maria. Explore the Cannoneris Nature Reserve. Marvel at the largest holm oak forest in Europe, perched 1,000 meters above the sea. This area is home to Sardinian deer and the site of numerous megalithic nuraghe towers. Discover hidden coves, such as the Cala Zafferano and Capo Teulada, that can be reached only by dinghy. Enjoy a fresh fish directly from the local fishermen at the beach restaurant (meals are not included).

Chia: Trekking and Waterfall Swimming Half–Day Tour

6. Chia: Trekking and Waterfall Swimming Half–Day Tour

Your tour starts from Chia, as you hop into a Jeep and drive directly to the Is Cannoneris Natural Park. A panoramic approach leads you to discover the reserve. The real green Sardinian space is represented by Is Cannoneris, the biggest European holm–oaks majestic forest, set over 4800 hectares. In this magic setting, encounter deers, eagles, mouflons, wild boars, the most important species inhabiting the Is Cannoneris Reserve. This itinerary includes 9 kilometers of trekking to reach the waterfalls. At the waterfalls it's possible to swim and relax before your return.

Cagliari: ATV Experience Swimming at Waterfalls from Chia

7. Cagliari: ATV Experience Swimming at Waterfalls from Chia

Enjoy the power and excitement of an off-road, quadrunner tour while exploring southern Sardinia. Discover the natural beauty of Is Cannoneris national park, cross through wild forests and mountainous landscape, and go swimming in refreshing waterfalls. Start by following your guide along dirt paths between Chia and Pula. Take in breathtaking views and explore the heart of a forest at 1,000 meters height. Come in contact with the leafy-branched holm oaks, conifers, and lush vegetation that surround this natural setting. After reaching Pula, trek for about 800 meters and experience energizing waterfalls in this refreshing Mediterranean atmosphere. Next, go for a dip as your guide shares anecdotes about Sardinian history. Take advantage of bottled water, provided to you to stay refreshed along the trails.  Finally, cruise back to Chia with the fresh sea air blowing in your face as you look over this beautiful Italian landscape one more time from the vantage point of your quad.

Cagliari: Barumini and Giara Park Tour

8. 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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based on 232 reviews

It was a great experience! The team was very nice, and consideration was also given to more anxious participants. A guide came into the water at both stops, you snorkeled as a group, so you always felt safe. There were no explanations about flora/fauna, which we didn't find bad, it was so great. Water and crackers were served. We were the only ones there 20 minutes before the start, we started half an hour after the official start. You can't arrive there with your German punctuality. All in all we would recommend it and do it again.

The dive was enchantingly beautiful. As a beginner you only have to paddle with your feet and you will be guided by the dive guide. This allows you to fully immerse yourself in the beautiful underwater world. It was teeming with fish. The round trip was a bit bumpy as it was very windy. Absolute recommendation.

We had a wonderful time with Elizabeth and her colleague. Really enjoyed the trip and got to spend plenty of time with our underwater friends! Highly recommended.

Great captain! Great experience. Everyone was friendly and knowledgeable. One of the highlights of our trip

Zmenila sa povodna trasa koli pocasiu, co sa nedalo ovplynit, ale inak vsetko ok