The Iberian Lynx tour of Spain
We guide this safari on the best time to see Iberian Lynx. And also on the best lynx spot in Iberia: the Sierra de Andújar Natural Park. Amazing tour for mammal watching, with good chances of Red and Fallow Deer, Otter being a plus.
Day 1: Málaga, Iberian Ibex and Jaén province
Meet and welcome near Málaga airport. At just one hour drive on the way we will stop to watch Iberian Ibex. Of course there will be some birding on route as we cross the provinces of Córdoba and Jaén. Dinner and accomodation close to Andújar.
Days 2-3: Sierra Morena
The beauty of Sierra Morena mountain range and particularry the Sierra de Andújar Natural Park is unparalleled among all the mediterranean forests. We will spending these two journeys checking and waiting on different sites for the iberian lynx. Please note we generally need to stay waiting for it for a few hours, which give also good chances to watch Spanish Imperial Eagle, Iberian Magpie and Iberian Green Woodpecker. We will have great chances to see other mammals, such as Red deer, Fallow deer and wild boar. Otter would be a plus we will target in the morning, fingers crossed. Accomodation near Andújar.
Day 4: Sierra Morena - Málaga airport
Early start for some local birding before travelling back to Málaga airport, where the tour ends, hopefully with a big smile on our faces.
We have designed this Lynx Tour to maximize the chances to watch Iberian Lynx in Andújar while enjoying one of the best preserved iberian oak forests and its general wildlife. This is a formidable tour for mammal watching but also for birdwatchers. Plan ahead for this winter and join this iberian lynx safari with Álvaro by simply clicking here!
Wild Andalucía guides this wildlife tour by means of Andalucía Slow Tours, S.L., a local travel agency accredited by the Spanish Tourist Board with number CIAN 297083-2.
Thursday 17 Jan to Sunday 20 Jan 2019
Rates per person sharing: € 800 / £ 705
* Pounds Sterling is given as an estimate. All prices have to be paid in Euros
Single supplement: € 170 / £ 150
Min. 4 - Max. 6 fellow travellers
Tour leader: Álvaro Peral
What it is included
- Transfers from/to Málaga airport
- 3 nights accommodation in nice quality hotel or rural house
- Transport in a modern vehicle
- All meals except lunch on the first day and dinner on the last
- Services of professional birding guide fluent in English
- Travel insurance
- Daily bird checklist
- Tour Souvenir
What it is not included
- Flights. Several companies operate daily flights to Málaga and Madrid from several UK airports
- Extra drinks and personal costs
This is a fairly relaxed tour: leisurely walking, occasionally over moderately rough terrain is the only physical requirement. There are two drives of around 3 hours -with some birding en route- and an early start on one day. On most days, we will have breakfast before heading out for the day. Lunch is often a leisurely picnic or tapas in a local bar en route to our next birding site. There are plenty of stops for coffee, tea or cold drinks. To see the lynx we will have to wait for it for a few hours at specific locations. We usually return to the hotel at around 6.00 pm. Dinner is served late in Spain, generally not before 8:30pm. The walking is fairly easy and on good paths or tracks. There are a couple of longer walks of about 1.5 miles each. Most of the bird/lynx watching is done within a short distance of our vehicle
Target wildlife on this tour
Mammals: Iberian Lynx, Iberian Ibex, Red Deer, Fallow Deer, Wild Boar, Otter.
Birds: Spanish Imperial Eagle, Black Vulture, Griffon Vulture, Greater Flamingo, White-headed Duck, Black-winged Stilt, Iberian Magpie, Black Stork, Common Buzard, Kestrel, Common Crane, Greylag Goose, Iberian Green Woodpecker, Sardinian Warbler, Fan-tailed Warbler, Red-legged Partridge, Lesser Black-Backed Gull, Grey Heron, Swamphen, Glossy Ibis.
Plants: Arbutus, Cork Oak, Holm Oak, Gall Oak.