Discover Camargue, the wetlands of Provence, on this easygoing 5.5-hour afternoon tour from Aix-en-Provence. An informative guide takes you on a walking tour of Les Saintes Maries de la Mer, the coastal capital of the region with a Mediterranean flair. Spend the rest of your afternoon as you like: enjoy a horse trek through the rugged Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue, swim in the sea or check out pink flamingos at the Pont de Gau Ornithological Park. Round-trip transport by air-conditioned minibus included.
Half-day trip from Aix to the Camargue, the gorgeous wetlands of Provence
Learn about the Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue and its protected flora and fauna from your guide
Stop in the seaside town of Les Saintes Maries de la Mer for a walking tour
Visit Église des Saintes Maries and learn about Ste Sarah, the town’s patron saint
Choose from two optional activities if you wish: visit Pont de Gau Ornithological Park or enjoy a Camargue horse ride
Main selling point of this tour is the flamingos. Unfortunately we only saw about 8 of them from 1km away. The stops to see the brumbys and black bulls were close and interesting. Driving through the wetlands and salt flats was quite relaxing and the clouds and blue skies are something else.
I really enjoyed this tour, even though there was a screaming child in our car all the way back to Aix. The tour operator was very sweet and knowledgeable about the area. She even found a way for me to ride a horse for an hour while others did the sea or bird park...I really appreciated her effort! Thank you!!! I think making this an option for other going forward would be beneficial as there is a place right beside the bird sanctuary.
Very nice tour indeed. A wonderful guide, a pleasant drive, splendid scenery and interesting sights, including a church with St. Sarah, who seems to be the patron saint of the Gypsies (her relics were on display.)
The tour was only an afternoon, I think the Camargue deserved longer. We spent an hour or so at the bird sanctuary, 2 or 3 would have been better. The driver was very pleasant and knowledgable, spoke good English and the mini-bus was first class. Value for money was good.