For more than a decade we’ve been running tours to the heart of one of our favourite areas in Europe, Spain’s secret wilderness of Extremadura. This wild and beautiful country holds some of Europe's most endangered bird species in their last strongholds, so come and join us for a week in this Spanish heaven!
The rolling plains of the ‘Spanish Steppes’ are home to Europe’s strongest remaining population of its largest bird, the great bustard, whilst the oak woodlands hold a swathe of scarcities such as azure-winged magpie and black-shouldered kite. Throughout the area, with its picturesque villages and huge savannah-like landscape, white stork nests can be found everywhere you look, whilst Monfrague National Park is the best year-round raptor-watching site in Europe. This is a unique and incredibly distinctive region, with lovely scenery, small empty lanes, and absolutely brimming with birds.
Fly to Madrid
From Madrid it is about a three hour drive to our hotel. We’ll stop on the way for a short birdwatching break.
Casa Rural Las Canteras, near Trujillo, 7-nights
Explore Monfrague National Park
Five days exploring the steppes, woodlands, wetlands and wilderness of Monfrague National Park for birds and wildlife.
We leave after breakfast and drive back to Madrid for our return flight to the UK in the late afternoon or evening.