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Discovering Doñana

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Discovering Doñana is the result of Claudio Manetti and his wife Marina´s life adventure, a couple of Italians who, after visiting Doñana in the 80’s, left their country and their occupation there to pursue a dream. Through their experience with us, they came to the conclusion that the fledgling tourist infrastructure was not prepared to meet the needs of nature lovers and bird watchers who came to Doñana from far and wide, attracted by its exuberant nature. They soon became well known, in their old white Land Rover they opened the eyes of all those willing to discover the secrets of Doñana until then kept hidden to most.

Thus was born Discovering Doñana, a very personal experience with the goal of sharing with future clients the enjoyment of Doñana’s nature that their creators experienced and not just to satisfy some particular commercial interest.

From 2000 José A. Sánchez, with the help of some of the best and most experienced local guides, continued the work begun by Claudio and Marina, offering our customers a unique and thrilling experience of Doñana´s nature, one of Europe’s last natural paradises.

In Discovering Doñana our priority is customer satisfaction; we analyze their needs, design for them the most suitable experience and pass on our

knowledge and enthusiasm with professionalism for the sole purpose of ending each day with the customer satisfied. They and their opinions will keep Claudio and Marina’s dream alive.

You may come with your family and need a relaxing tour to enjoy Doñana’s nature, o you may require the very specialized attention of an ornithological guide in English. In all cases we have what you need in Discovering Doñana.

Discovering Doñana has been guiding independent naturalists and ornithologists for the last 25 years, furthermore a good number of international companies specialized in nature and bird tours have put their trust in us when it comes to offer their clients a quality professional service. Companies like Birdingtours, Birdingbreaks, Naturetrek, Greentours, Field Guides, Island Holidays, Ecotourist Services, Reisen in die Natur, Travel to Nature and Ornitour, to mention some of them.

Doñana is a specially sensitive natural area so we have to minimize the impact of our activities on species and ecosystems. Discovering Doñana is authorized by the administration of the Doñana Natural Site to carry out our activities and our guides have been trained to comply at all times with the standards set by the Park.

Everyone who enjoys nature must always respect wildlife, its environment, and the rights of others.

“In any conflict of interest between nature and users, the welfare of species and their environment come first.”

Discovering Doñana subscribes and respects the recommendations put together in:

seoABA principles of birding ethics (American Birding Association).

seoSEO manual of good environmental practices (SEO, Spanish Society for Ornithology).