Holidays in Extremadura

Extremadura, away from the madding crowd, is a beautiful region of Spain with large plains, high mountains, two major rivers, many lakes and reservoirs making it a paradise for bird life.

Known as the land of the Conquistadors, the 'Extremenos' were great travellers and explorers; Cortes, Balboa and Pizarro were all born here and brought back the wealth they gained in Latin America to build great architectural monuments in their respective birthplaces. Prior to this the Romans and the Moors also left their mark, with some wonderful cities that have somehow escaped mass tourism, perhaps due to the region not having an international airport!

In modern times the region is the least populated in Spain, is famous for its nature and being a birdwatchers paradise. Located on the main European migration route it offers a great range of habitats, large open plains, open woodland or dehesa, river valleys, man-made reservoirs, extensive Mediterranean scrub, rolling grassland or steppe, and mountains rising to over 5,000 feet.

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Birdwatching in Extremadura

Griffon Vulture

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Our 6 night guided holiday takes you to one of the last remaining unspoilt regions of Spain, Extremadura is renowned among ornithologists as being one of the top birding destinations in Southern Europe. Whilst the birdlife is spectacular and varied the region will delight in its beauty from mountain backdrops to sublime river gorges.

  • 6 nights, twin centre
  • Buffet breakfasts, 6 lunches and all evening meals
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Eco-friendly holidays.
  • Expert-led holidays.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.

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  • Relaxed activity holidays since 1985

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