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A good selection of testimonials from some of our clients satisfied with our tours to Doñana. If, like them, you enjoyed Doñana through us, why not sending us a few words to summarize your experience, other potential clients will thank you.
Our tour on Thursday 18 October was expertly guided by José, whose knowledge of the flora and fauna is unsurpassed, especially the birds, some of which he could spot in the most obscure places. There was heavy rain, which made visibility very poor for the first hour but as the day cleared we saw more and more deer and birds, some of them pretty unusual and with interesting habits, e.g. the stone curlew and the lesser kestrel. I would highly recommend the tour.
Shared tour on the 24th of september: We enjoyed our tour thoroughly. Werent so lucky to see a lynx although Jose really tried. The binoculars are a very nice touch and we're happy to have booked with you. Keep up the good work!
Jose is very knowledgeable and has professional equipment that you can use. Always good to have your own binoculars though. His identification is spot on and that makes a massive difference to the enjoyment of the trip.
Una excursión preciosa a finales de agosto de 2018 con un guía amable y sobre todo gran conocedor de Doñana y su fauna. Una experiencia más que recomendable y que apetece repetir.
Extraordinaria visita a Doñana con la guia María. Muy profesional, aprendimos mucho con ella y agradecemos su esmero en enseñarnos lo máximo posible en el tiempo que duró la visita, muy interasante poder ver in situ la captura de la hormiguita por la escondida hormiga león.
Jose took us on a half day tour. Jose obviously was extremely familiar with the area, and the behaviours and territories of birds and animals. He listened very carefully to what interested us and what we wanted to see. We had very good views of birds and animals, and he worked very hard to enable Mike to get good photos. On top of that he was charming and witty company. We intend to use Discovering Doñana again, next time we are in the Doñana.
We had a really excellent day. The guide was very knowledgeable and interesting and spoke excellent English. We had a really good tour of the park and the guide pointed out birds etc to us the whole time which enabled us to see many more different birds than we otherwise would have seen. We saw about 30 new species during the tour. The vehicle was very comfortable and the guide couldn't have done more to make it a very enjoyable and educational day. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.
Un día magnífico, un Doñana espectacular y María, nuestra guía, gran profesional y gran persona
Puntualidad en la recogida en el hotel, y una visita a Doñana en plena explosión de vida por una primavera extraordinaria en lluvias.
María, nuestra guía, nos aportó una visión de un ecosistema completo. Incorporando a la flora, la fauna y el clima una permanente presencia de las actividades humanas en el territorio.
We spent an excellent day together the 18th of April with a very devoted and thoughtful guide to make discover us the species living in forest or in marshes. I recommend this personalized type of tour to visit the Reserve of La Doñana.
Having just returned from a private half day tour with Discovering Doñana; I'd like to share my wonderful, unforgettable experience.
Although we had only 6 days in Seville, we decided to sacrifice one of them for a side trip down to El Rocio after reading about Doñana National Park. The drive from Seville is not bad, even for a tourist from Australia, where we drive on the other side of the road. We chose to spend a night in El Rocio as this tour starts early - a 7:30am pick up, and without knowing how long it would take to get there, we didn't want to miss risk being late. This also gave us the opportunity to fit in a great horse ride the afternoon before.
Our guide, Jose, picked us up, arriving at precisely 7:30 in a clean and comfortable 4WD. at all times driving to avoid bumps and puddles where possible. Jose is unbelievably knowledgeable and obviously passionate about the Park. His pace was unexpectedly unhurried given the incredible scale of Doñana, but Jose's focus was on immersing us in the plentiful distinct, and varied fauna, flora and birdlife which make the park so valuable to our planet.
We were incredibly lucky to arrive during a period of significant rain, seeing the park with lots of water, spring flowers and newly arriving migratory birds, which were quickly spotted and identified by Jose, who frequently sought them out by their individual song.
It seemed that there was nothing unknown to Jose about this very special place, and our 6 hours flew by far too quickly; leaving me wishing for more time there.
I will not forget the large family of wild orphan piglets, who were delightful to observe as they scurried around in a constantly changing formation, at times huddled so close together that they appeared as a single 8 headed animal, fuzzy coats and bright sparkly eyes. Equally the statue-like owls big and small, gliding eagles and kites, waders, walkers and flying birds far too numerous for me to count, all amazing to see.
Jose provided us with really good binoculars, a pair each, as well as a telescope which he set up in significant places so that we could see even more. The occasional raindrops did not detract from the beauty that is Doñana, often providing a hazy curtain in the distance or misting across the lanscape. It was a privilege to visit this magical place with Jose; he is a truly dedicated and informative guide.