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Amposta: MónNatura Delta Entrance Ticket and Guided Tour

1. Amposta: MónNatura Delta Entrance Ticket and Guided Tour

Visit the MónNatura Delta center and enjoy a guided tour as you learn about the history, culture, and ecology of the Delta de l'Ebre. Admire the beauty of your surroundings, and try your hand at traditional punting along the canals. Upon arrival, embark on a guided tour of the center. Explore Espai Delta, an interpretation center that explains the origins of the Delta and the wide range of fauna that call it home. Make your way to Mirador 360°, a lookout point equipped with telescopes that provides a panoramic view of the Delta and a closer look at its incredible variety of birds. Enjoy the views from the highest point over the Tancada Lagoon. Head to the old Saltworks, to learn all about salt production in the delta. Try your hand at punting area, a fun-filled activity to learn how to navigate the canals and lagoons, just like local fishermen.

Amposta: MónNatura Delta de l'Ebre Entrance Ticket

2. Amposta: MónNatura Delta de l'Ebre Entrance Ticket

Explore the wetlands of the MónNatura Delta de l’Ebre and journey through fresh water and salt water to discover the most amazing fish and birdlife. The MónNatura Delta de l’Ebre project was inaugurated in 2012 in the Tancada lagoon, and is one of the most important wetlands of western Europe. The salt, birds, and traditional fishing methods are the 3 key features, and they can all be explored with your entrance ticket. Visit the only full scale recreation of one of the Delta’s salt pans open to the public. Discover how the Delta was formed over the centuries, and experience the changing seasons throughout a typical year via an audiovisual presentation. Watch the wildlife of the Alfacada lagoon from the partially enclosed bird observatory. Telescopes are at your disposal for better views of the flamingos, terns, waders, herons and more that live and rest in the lagoon. Around the landing stage, you will see examples of traditional Delta fishing techniques, such as casting nets, dredging nets, and eel and shrimp nets. You can also go aboard the punts, the traditional means of transport in the shallow water. See wildlife such as waders, terns, avocets, and gulls in the old Sant Antoni salt pans. Explore the area’s variety of saline vegetation and how it has evolved to survive the environment.

Ebro Delta: Northern Delta Guided Tour with a Local

3. Ebro Delta: Northern Delta Guided Tour with a Local

Discover the landscapes and culture of the northern part of the Ebro Delta. Learn about the shellfishing traditions of Illa de Mar, find out all about the cultivation of rice, and keep your eyes peeled to spot the different kinds of wildlife that inhabit this place. First, head to Illa de Mar, an area situated within Fangar Bay. It's known for its shellfish and has more than a century of tradition behind it. Discover the traditional tools and boats that are used for the cultivation of mussels and oysters Enjoy the panoramic views while you're there. Admire the green filter lagoon, the fishing village of l'Ampolla, the mussel farms in the middle of the bay, and the red and white lighthouse of the Fangar Peninsula. Using binoculars, observe the wildlife resting quietly in these waters, and try to spot the star of the biosphere reserve, the flamingo. Visit the point where the Ebro finally meets the Mediterranean Sea. It's a place with great natural richness and stunning landscapes. From the Delta's highest viewpoint, known locally as 'Ziggurat', you can look out over the different ecosystems that make up the park. Throughout the tour, there are of course many rice paddies. Learn all about the peculiarities of this crop for which Ebro Delta is so well-known. The river mouth is flanked at its final stretch by Buda Island and Sant Antoni Island as well as a newly formed Garxal Lagoon. Find out about the most serious environmental problem it faces. After the conclusion of the tour, you will return to the meeting point.

Tarragona: Southern Delta Birdwatching Private Tour

4. Tarragona: Southern Delta Birdwatching Private Tour

The tour stars in La Casa de Fusta with a local guide who will show as the magnificien world of birds in the Delta. During the tour we will stop in el pont del través which is on the middle of the Encanyissada lagoon. After that we will explore the history of Poble Nou del Delta a town built in Franco's time with small withe houses and palm trees. We'll follow the Alfacs Bay to reach La Tancada lagoon the best lagoon to birdwatch flamingos! From there we will appreciate the thin sandbar of El Trabucador and the Salinas at the edge. Finally we will reach the last and the best hides in the Ebro Delta in SeoBirdLife & Riet Vell a natural reserve where volunteers help nesting species.

Ebro Delta: Lagoons of the Southern Delta Guided Tour

5. Ebro Delta: Lagoons of the Southern Delta Guided Tour

Embark on a guided tour that takes you through the southern part of El Delta de l'Ebre and visits its largest lagoons. Admire their beauty and keep your eyes peeled to spot local wildlife. The first stop on the tour will be at Els Ullals de Baltassar. It's a natural treasure of great importance due to the purity of its water and the ecosystem that surrounds it. Up next are the two biggest lagoons in the area: l’Encanyissada and la Tancada. In the past, they were connected but are now separated due to the drying of the land for rice cultivation. Discover the tower of Sant Juan. It's a small set of ruins located in the northern part of Alfacs Bay. Then visit one of the most photographed wild beaches in Catalonia: El Trabucador, a 6km sandy stretch that leads to the Mediterranean Sea.

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