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Cagliari: Quad Adventure Experience from Chia

1. Cagliari: Quad Adventure Experience from Chia

Live a memorable day while having fun and enjoying nature on a quad adventure under the guidance of an expert tour-escort. Cross pristine beaches and dirt paths, and admire breathtaking views onboard your quad. Upon arrival, you'll be given full instruction on handling the quad and all safety equipment will be provided. First, take a short trip to establish your confidence and then go on an amazing journey. Enjoy an authentic, exciting, and dynamic off-road experience on the powerful quads for 2 or 3 hours, depending on the option you choose. Drive through nature's twists and turns, among the vegetation and rocks modeled by time, and discover rare species and unique itineraries. Your local guide is happy to make the tour as personal as possible. He will assist you with his expertise and share interesting anecdotes for you before returning you back to the base camp.

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Cagliari: Half-Day Coasteering Experience

2. Cagliari: Half-Day Coasteering Experience

Clamber over rocks and walk the rocky coast of the Chia area on a unique coasteering adventure in Sardinia. Experience the coastline from a different perspective and get the chance to dive from high points into the refreshing Mediterranean Sea.   Start at Pinus Village Beach, where qualified instructors will provide you with all the necessary equipment. Walk through the Mediterranean scrub until you get to the best points to build a cableway and dive into the crystal clear waters of Chia. Benefit from an itinerary that is 100% safe for beginners.

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From Cagliari: West Beaches Tour

3. From Cagliari: West Beaches Tour

Depart Cagliari and journey alongside the wetlands of Santa Gilla to see the area's characteristic pink flamingos. Stop at Santa Margherita di Pula to experience its beautiful beach, and then travel on to the cove of Pinus Village to get a look at its lovely natural swimming pools. Continue to the beautiful resort of Chia to see the archaeological site of Bithia, founded by the Phoenicians in the 8th century BC.  Return to Cagliari by 3:00 PM for the end of the tour services and your glorious day exploring the west coast of Sardinia.

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Cagliari: Full-Day Tour of Neptune's Grotto

4. Cagliari: Full-Day Tour of Neptune's Grotto

Following pick-up, head to the north of the island. The tour begins with in the natural room holding the clear waters of Lake Lamarmora, one of the largest saltwater lakes in Europe. Here, admire the 2-meter-tall stalagmite, the Baptismal Font, and the tall peaks that have formed vats to collect rainwater. Descend briefly to the Room of Ruins and the Majestic Reggia. Gaze at the impressive columns around this room, including a stalagmite called the Christmas Tree. Follow the lake to Pebble Beach before heading to the Smith Room where the Great Organ stands, which is the largest column in the grotto. After admiring the small columns that decorate the Lace Room, this tour comes to an end at the Music Gallery. Here, enjoy views from above the Reggia area and Lake Lamarmora.

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Cagliari: Southwest Chia and Teulada Private Boat Tour

5. Cagliari: Southwest Chia and Teulada Private Boat Tour

Visit the hidden inlets of Chia and Teulada on the beautiful southern coast of Sardinia by boat. Explore the coves and beaches that have twice been named the most beautiful in Italy and dive into the crystal clear blue waters of Chia. Visit Cala Cipolla Cove, where you can admire the lighthouse of Capo Spartivento and discover one of the best places to snorkel in South Sardinia. Sail to Cape Teulada and Cala Zafferano for beautiful views of the natural landscapes, if the afternoon tour is selected. Look for the playful dolphins that sometimes frolic near the boat and swim in the pristine waters of one of the the most beautiful seas in Italy. Throughout your experience, your guide will share stories, history, and tales about the area and make your time as personalized as possible.

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Cagliari Shore Excursion: Amazing Hidden Beaches Jeep Tour

6. Cagliari Shore Excursion: Amazing Hidden Beaches Jeep Tour

Enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches and coves in Sardinia between Chia and Teulada on an exclusive tour. Meet your guide at the cruise terminal and board your transportation for a 40-minute scenic drive towards the southwest. Explore the coves and beaches that were twice named the most beautiful in Italy. Visit Cala Cipolla, where you can admire the lighthouse of Capo Spartivento. This cove offers one of the best places to snorkel in South Sardinia. Enjoy snorkeling or just spread out your towel on the sand, kick back, and relax. Also, visit Malfatano Beach, ideal for families with children due to its calm waters. Head to Cala Antoni Areddu, one of the most beautiful beaches in the area, and stop at S'isola Manna. Also, find small stands, cafes, and options to purchase lunch, drinks, or snacks throughout the day. Throughout your experience at Chia, your guide will share stories, history, and tales about the area and make your time as personalized as possible. Take in the picturesque scenery on your ride back to your Cagliari cruise port after a relaxing day on the beaches of Chia. This itinerary is flexible for your cruise ship and can take from 5 to 8 hours.

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Cagliari: Hidden Coves by Scooter from Chia

7. Cagliari: Hidden Coves by Scooter from Chia

Enjoy riding a 125cc scooter while your guide leads you to a green paradise and the hidden beaches of the south of Sardinia. Passing through the Ancient Roman Street it will be possible to see the beach of Su Coldorinu and the ancient Port of Chia. Head to the amazing beach of Cala Cipolla and enter the Lighthouse of Capo-Spartivento. Behold the wonderful view and see the extreme point of South Sardinia: Capo Teulada. From the lighthouse, visit the beach and the tower of Capo Malfatano, Cala Crabittu and Porto Larboi. There is an optional extra of lunch in Capo Malfatano. At every stop, there's a possibility to take a swim in amazing crystal-clear water.  Your guide, while leading the tour on their own scooter, will provide information and colorful stories about life and nature in south Sardinia and recommend photo stops along the way. This tour is a perfect introduction for first time visitors or offers a deeper insight for tourists re-visiting the region.

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Cagliari: Southwest Chia and Teulada Group Boat Tour

8. Cagliari: Southwest Chia and Teulada Group Boat Tour

Visit the hidden inlets of Chia and Teulada on the beautiful southern coast of Sardinia on this tour aboard an inflatable boat. Explore the coves and beaches that were twice named the most beautiful in Italy. Traveling from the beach at Chia to Teuada, make several stops in between and enjoy different itineraries depending on the weather. Dive into the shimmering, crystal-clear blue color of the waters of Chia. Marvel at the peach-colored sand that complements the stunning water and the lush green juniper trees are scattered among the dunes. With a little luck, see dolphins doing their magnificent dance, observe colonies of seagulls, cormorants, flamingos, colorful fish, and sea turtles laying their eggs in the most secluded beaches. One of the coves you’ll visit is Cala Cipolla (depending on the itinerary). From here, admire the lighthouse of Capo Spartivento. This cove offers one of the best places to snorkel in South Sardinia. Sail to Cape Teulada and Cala Zafferano to get perfect views of the natural landscapes (this is a military zone, and you can only swim around the boat). Throughout your experience at Chia and Teulada, hear the stories, history, and tales of the area from your guide and enjoy a personalized experience. Standard itinerary departing from Chia (with normal sea and wind conditions):• Caletta del morto• Campana• Su Giudeu• Cala Cipolla• Capo Spartivento• Perdalonga• Tuerredda• Capo Malfatano• Piscinnì• Isola Rossa• Porto Scudo• Cala Zafferano

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From Chia: Cagliari Half–Day Horseback Riding Tour

9. From Chia: Cagliari Half–Day Horseback Riding Tour

Enjoy nature and experience the beauty of Sardinia on 2-hour horseback riding tour. Choose from a morning or evening riding experience. Spend time riding across the amazing Sardinian landscape and experience its colors and perfumes. Chia is a great location, set in beautiful surroundings just outside the town of Domus de Maria. The facilities and the fascinating area provide endless opportunities for riding, hiking and other outdoor activities. On the ride, head through Mediterranean vegetation on various routes as you ride across stunning beaches. On the night tour, enjoy a dinner by the sea.

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Chia: Trekking and Waterfall Swimming Half–Day Tour

10. 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.

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What people are saying about South Sardinia

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 80 reviews

We really enjoyed the tour. We were taking nice keep ride in a National park in the mountains and observed the surroundings, and our guide told us a lot of new and interesting information about local history and surroundings and Sardinia. We also seen stunning views from one of the highest mountains in the area and enjoyed Picknick with local homemade food. Definitely to recommend.

We had a quad experience at sunset, departing from Chia. A fantastic experience around the paths of southern Sardinia from which you can admire the wonderful coast and breathtaking landscapes. Sunset from the Capo-Spartivento lighthouse to leave you speechless. Congratulations to the guide, nice and easy going. It is worth taking a tour.

Claudia is a great guide as well as the driver. Very nice tour where you can see and have time to enjoy different beaches. Also great that they give you umbrella and a gopro to take pics in the water!

It was great! We had a lot of fun & saw beautiful beaches and coasts :) I would recommend it 100%

We had a wonderful time the place is spectacular and the guide very helpful and knowledged.