Arrive at Seville or Faro airport and head to Donana National Park (1 hour drive from Seville one and a half hours from Faro) where you will be staying in one of our charming hotels or apartments. The infinite virginal beaches of Donana, the spectacular dune system and the vast Mediterranean Forest provide the diversity of ecosystem that makes this area one of the most popular in Europe for bird-watching. The spectacular beauty of these lands are protected by the government and are the last refuge of the Iberian Lynx and the Spanish Imperial Eagle. This afternoon you will have your first taste of the beautiful Donana National Park on horseback.
After breakfast this morning you will have the opportunity to enjoy a tour of Donana with one of the official guides. The marked seasonality of the Mediterranean weather of this region is the key to understanding the diversity of its flora and fauna. In Donana there are four distinct seasons each bringing its own subtle changes, not only to the animal and bird life but also to the light that you will experience. As you gaze out on your surroundings you will quickly understand why the Spanish call this area The Coast of Light or La Costa de la Luz. In the afternoon you will be riding again in The Park.
Today you will be travelling to Seville. Seville lies on the banks of the Guadalquivir River and is one of the largest historic centres in Europe. This afternoon you will visit a typical Andalucian Cortijo where you will see an equestrian show together with wine tasting and tapas. This evening we offer you the opportunity to enjoy a Flamenco Dinner in one of the most popular 'tablaos' in Seville.
This morning there is the option to ride out (2 or 3 hours) or to enjoy a dressage lesson at a typical Andalucian Hacienda located in the surroundings of Seville. You will be riding out along the banks of the beautiful Guadalquivir river. The afternoon will be free for you to explore this magical city on your own. Why not try out a massage at a typical Arabic Bath or enjoy a guided tour of the historic centre by horse drawn carriage affording you the opportunity to visit the well known tourist sites such as The Minaret of la Giralda and The Alcazar Palace.
This morning you can enjoy a leisurely breakfast before heading to Seville or Faro airport for your flight home.
Cost per person in shared twin from:
Luxury Accommodation £660 per person in shared twin
Cortijo/Hacienda £555 per person in shared twin
Four Star Hotel £480 per person in shared twin
Three star Hotel/Apartment £450 per person in shared twin
Equestrian Escapes specialises in horse riding holidays throughout the UK and abroad. On Horse World you will find a description of the horses that you will be riding in each region, we can cater for all ages and all different riding experiences.
If you are interested in riding in Spain you may like to look at some other holidays that we offer and these can be found in our horse riding holidays Spain range.
Riding Holidays Andalucia
Rafael Soto Clinic Seville
We offer bespoke horse riding holidays Spain as well as unique riding holidays in Italy and Portugal. for something with a bit of class please read through The Medieval Castle Tour Italy. However, if you don't want to travel as far, we have a fabulous range of horse riding holidays England that are suitable for everyone.
We inspect all the horses in our horse riding holidays to ensure the best quality holiday for you.