Doñana from North to South Tour

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The tour operators that organise tours of the north and south zones of Doñana National Park now offer you the chance to enjoy both routes with a special offer that gives you a more comprehensive view of Doñana. This activity involves two guided tours in all-terrain vehicles, each one lasting ap-proximately 4 hours with the choice of doing them on the same day or two different days.

 

Departures


El Acebuche Visitors’ Centre / El Rocío

Places visited


Doñana National Park

Characteristics


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All-terrain vehicles
Each tour takes approx. 4 hours (they can be done on the same day or two different days)
Optional In Spanish or English

Departure times


South itinerary. Doñana Visitas: 8.30 am and 3 pm (winter, 15/9 to 30/4 inclusive) / 5 pm (summer, 01/5 to 14/9 inclusive). Departs from El Acebuche Visitors’ Centre.
North itinerary. Doñana Reservas: 8.00 am for morning tours. The afternoon timetable depends on the season. Departs from El Rocío.

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All about the Doñana from North to South Tour.

PRICES

Price per person: €49,50 (€59,50 with food)

TIMETABLE

South itinerary. Doñana Visitas: 8.30 am and 3 pm (winter) / 5 pm (summer). Departs from El Acebuche Visitors’ Centre.

North itinerary. Doñana Reservas: 8.00 am for morning tours. The afternoon timetable depends on the season. Departs from El Rocío.

AVAILABILITY

All year, except for 25 December, 1 January, Mondays from 1/10 to 28/2, Sundays from 1/6 to 31/9 and the Pilgrimage of El Rocío (check calendar).

DESCRIPTION

Doñana Visitas is the only company that is authorised to visit all the ecosystems in Doñana National Park, including the beaches and dunes. On the Doñana from North to South Tour you will see all of this unique setting by visiting both the north (forests and marshland) and the south (beach, mobile dunes, vera and coto). These tours can be made on the same day or two different days. In the north zone you’ll discover the forests and marshes in the north of Doñana National Park, its pine and cork oak forests and visit points of interest such as theJosé Antonio Valverde Visitors’ Centre.

In the south you’ll explore beautiful beaches and dunes, the vera, the cotos and the southern marshes, reaching the Guadalquivir River and its estuary opposite Sanlúcar de Barrameda. Land-scapes that you’ll treasure in your memory forever, and flora and fauna that will delight you along the way.

ADVICE AND RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Due to the uneven terrain that the vehicles drive across, this tour is not recommended for anyone who is pregnant or has a neck or back injury.
  • Although it depends on the season, you are advised to wear comfortable clothes and shoes, use insect repellent and bring something to drink.
  • Our vehicles do not have child safety seats.
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Tour of Doñana National Park in a 4×4 vehicle, including the north zone (forests and marshlands) and the south zone (beach, mobile dunes, vera and coto).
  • Guided tour.
  • Option of booking a meal (lunch or dinner) at Restaurante El Toruño in El Rocío.
  • Travel to the departure points is not included.
  1. North Tour Itinerary North Departure from El Rocío

    The route starts by driving through the forests and marshland in the north of Doñana National Park. The pine and cork oaks forests are the natural habitat of the Iberian lynx, while the marshes are famous for their huge variety of bird species. Other points of interest along the route are the José Antonio Valverde Visitors’ Centre and the largest breeding colony of herons in Doñana.

    Travel to the departure points is not included.

  2. South Tour Itinerary South departure from El Acebuche Visitors’ Centre

    The route covers the south of the National Park. Here you’ll travel along the famous beaches and mobile dunes of Doñana and visit the vera, the cotos, the southern marshes, and the right bank of the Guadalquivir River up to its estuary opposite Sanlúcar de Barrameda. The tour takes in a wide variety of landscapes and fauna, and it’s possible to spot another of Doñana’s emblematic animals: the Iberian imperial eagle.

    The excursion can also include a meal (lunch or dinner) at Restaurante El Toruño in El Rocío (Pla-za del Acebuchal), where you’ll find the famous hundred-year-old olive trees that have been made a Natural Monument. The restaurant has a long history and serves excellent examples of the local cuisine with unbeatable views over the nearby wetlands.

    Travel to the departure points is not included.

José Antonio Valverde Visitors’ Centre

During the journey you’ll visit this centre where you can learn about the marshland in greater depth and visit wildlife watching hides that overlook the seasonal lake

El Acebuche Visitors’ Centre

Start of Doñana tour

Lunch

Restaurant at El Acebuche Visitors’ Centre

Our tour departs from El Acebuche Visitors’ Centre and explores all the ecosystems in Doñana: dunes, beach, marshland, forest and vera. Tours run by other companies take visitors to the forest, marshland or scrubland, but they cannot take you to see Doñana’s beaches and dunes.

Our vehicles are perfectly adapted for the terrain. Most are 21-seaters but we also have vehicles for 6 and 30 people. The vehicles are closed and therefore they are unaffected by inclement weather. Tours can even be made if it’s raining.

El Acebuche Visitors’ Centre is one of the oldest visitors’ centres in Doñana and it’s also the largest. Its facilities include a restaurant/café, exhibitions, audiovisual displays, an information desk and shop. The Centre is located on the road between El Rocío and Matalascañas. (A-483 KM 37.5).

It also has around five kilometres of pedestrian paths that are free to access and open to all. We recommend taking your time to visit the centre and spend the whole day enjoying the facilities.

Neither time is better or worse for visiting the park. The route is the same and you have the same chance of spotting animals. The duration is also the same.

You almost always see animals but Doñana isn’t a zoo and we cannot guarantee the number of animals you might spot. The interest of the tour doesn’t lie in the number of animals you see and there are other factors that make it a fascinating experience, especially the landscape and the tour guide’s explanations.

Please check the duration in the information about each tour.

Once you get to El Acebuche Centre, park your car in the car park and enter the building that is about 100 m away. Go past the front desk and out into the patio. On the left-hand side of the patio you’ll find a door that leads to another desk where you should pay for your ticket. You will then be assigned to your tour vehicle. You should then return to the car park and get into your vehicle for the tour. We always recommend arriving at El Acebuche Centre half an hour before your tour de-parts.

You can pay in cash or by credit card at the ticket desk.

If you’ve booked online, you’ll be asked to pay at the time of booking.

Before booking, please make sure you know where you will be staying. We have different options depending on the location of your accommodation. If you’re in the Cadiz province, our company offers visitors the option of doing the tour in our vehicles (please ring: (+34) 956 362 540), or doing a combined boat trip along the Guadalquivir River with part of the tour in our vehicles (please ring: (+34) 956 363 813.

If you’re staying in Huelva you should do the tour from El Acebuche Visitors’ Centre.

We organise trips to Doñana from Seville with transport from the city included. If you’re staying in Seville, clients can also choose to travel to El Acebuche Visitors’ Centre by their own means.

There is no public transport to El Acebuche Centre.

Please remember that there are no direct connections between Cadiz and Huelva — to travel from Cadiz to Huelva you always have to go via Seville so the journey takes approximately two hours each way.

Yes, you can purchase food at our café or bring your own. There isn’t anywhere to buy food or drinks once the tour has begun. Bringing water is highly recommended.

No special clothes are required but the more comfortable the better and they should always be suitable for the weather. Bringing a cap or hat is recommended, especially on very hot days.

No. Our vehicles make two stops, one in the dunes and another in La Plancha village where you can get out and have a walk around, remaining close to the vehicles. There is no other walking involved.

There are toilets in El Acebuche Visitors’ Centre, the tour departure point, and in our restau-rant/café. Once you have begun the tour, there are only public toilets at La Plancha village.

Current legislation prohibits pets such as cats and dogs from entering the park and joining the tour.

The tour is available in Spanish and English. Other languages are available on request.

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