The "classic" week-long visit actually covers 8 days and runs from Sunday to Sunday. In addition to the week-long visit we can accommodate shorter or longer stays. At quieter times of the season we can sometimes provide single days for people staying locally.
All our groups are small, with 3-6 visitors. This ensures that there is plenty of space and attention for everyone.
Group size: 3-6 guests
Airport transfers on Sunday from Madrid and return to airport the following Sunday. Madrid has connections with more than 10 UK airports.
6 full days in the field (Monday to Saturday inclusive). Flight times allowing we should be able to add in a little time in the field on the inward and outward trips too.
Accommodation in a very comfortable hotel or casa rural. Twin bedded rooms with en-suite.
All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner). Breakfast is continental style. Lunch is either picnic or at a local restaurant. Dinner in the hotel or restaurant. We pay a lot of attention to the quality of the meals as this is part of the enjoyment of the trip. You will taste various excellent wines.
Personal attention - as the maximum group size is 6, we offer very individualised service. We will endeavour to adapt the programme to cover particular needs and interests provided this is OK for other group members.
Documentation on the birds of Extremadura is provided including a magnificent set of 8 large posters each with one of the most representative of the region's birds: Great Bustard, Little Bustard, Black-shouldered Kite, Roller, etc.
On two evenings there will be short talks on birds and the ecology of the region.
What each trip does not include
Flights to and from Madrid. There are several low-cost flights to Madrid from UK airports. Early booking ensures the lowest price.
Insurance. (Remember also to get a EHIC European Health Insurance Card) in the event of needing emergency medical treatment). You should ensure that you have separate travel insurance in case of missed departures, lost luggage, damaged equipment, or illness.
Equipment (scopes, binoculars, cameras)
Drinks (other than wine provided with meals)