Ebro Delta: Our most recommended tours and activities

Riumar: Ebro Delta Cruise and Jeep Tour with Mussels Tasting

1. Riumar: Ebro Delta Cruise and Jeep Tour with Mussels Tasting

Discover the biological, historical, and cultural importance of the Ebro Delta National Park on this tour from Riomar. Start with a jeep tour around the area's main landmarks, then hop on a sailing boat for a cruise along the Ebro River. Finish the evening with a glass of wine and mussel tasting. Meet your guide near the beach and hop in the jeep for a tour of the Garxal Lagoon, where you can spot some native birds and learn about the characteristics of the lagoon. Stop to visit a rice field and discover the history of rice farming and its evolution. Next, board a sailing boat for a cruise through the mouth of the Ebro Delta, circling Buda Island. Learn about the flora and fauna of the national park along the way and immerse yourself in the culture and traditions of the ancestors of the park. Finally, head back to a local restaurant for a tasting of Fangar Bay mussels washed down with a glass of wine or beer or a soft drink.

Tarragona: Ebro River Guided Kayaking Tour to Miravet

2. Tarragona: Ebro River Guided Kayaking Tour to Miravet

The starting point is the Móra la Nova jetty and we usually stop to have breakfast or swim (weather permitting) on an island near Benissanet ; then we continue to the emblematic Miravet: Crowned by its castle, of great historical value, especially in the time of the Templars, although of Arab origin. The current of the river rocks us downstream with the kayak and we will calmly enjoy the exuberant riverside vegetation, especially on the Galatxo islands and the area of the Iberian settlement of Castellet de Banyoles. Some curious contrasts that we will enjoy: We start at the foot of the castle of Móra de Ebro and we will arrive at the foot of the castle of Miravet . We leave from the murmur of the 2 bridges of Móra, to the foot of the Iberian settlement of Tivissa . The Galatxo island on departure and the Miravet islands on arrival. Departing from large bridges and arriving at the historic Miravet boat crossing still in operation, the only one that works without the use of electricity. Apart from the names of trees and different species of birds, we will surely learn what sorts are; what are "aubergins"; what points our Iberian ancestors chose to live; anecdotes of the Battle of the Ebro in the Civil War and of course our guides will inform you of where to eat, what to visit, where to rest, or local customs. It is, in general, a section that runs away from the road and this makes it particularly quiet and magical for a kayak, canoe or canoe route .

Ebro Delta: Guided Kayak Tour to Gracia Island

3. Ebro Delta: Guided Kayak Tour to Gracia Island

Travel to the starting point of your kayak route in the village of Balada and embark on a charming kayak tour through white poplars, tamarinds, and the enchanting flora and fauna of the Ebro River. Go to the heart of the Ebro Delta National Park, kayak around Gracia Island, and see the many birds and fish that live in this amazing biosphere. Return to the starting point at the end of your tour.

Ebro Delta National Park: Guided Horseback Riding Tour

4. Ebro Delta National Park: Guided Horseback Riding Tour

Go horseback riding through the Delta del Ebro Natural Park with a guide on a dreamy route. Take in great views as you trot along and pick up insights into rice production and the local flora and fauna. The route starts at the base station in Riumar. While you're waiting, have a beer or a refreshing soft drink. The team will then transport you from the base station to the horses by Jeep. After that, an amazing route starts through the heart of the Ebro Delta. While you proceed along the route, your guide will explain some curiosities about the places you pass. Bring the whole family along for a horseback excursion suitable for all audiences including children. Take in the views of the rice fields of the Ebro Delta on a fun and peaceful route. Along the way, discover how rice is grown in these lands. Learn how rice cultivation influences this extensive landscape. Head back to the base station and enjoy the beach or treat yourself to something to eat or drink in the local restaurant.

Tarragona: Southern Delta Birdwatching Private Tour

5. 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.

From Costa Dorada: Peñiscola and Ebro Delta Sightseeing Tour

6. From Costa Dorada: Peñiscola and Ebro Delta Sightseeing Tour

Board a tour bus and head south, passing through rambling orange plantations on your way to the Ebro Delta. Visit one of the largest wetlands in the Mediterranean which is famous for the production of rice (called "arroz bomba") and for the many species of birds that find a place to breed and live for part of the year. Spot colorful flamingos and other stilt birds resting in the marshes and wander along the river after a short guided introductory tour. Make stops for photos, pick up some rice and honey in the little shops scattered around the natural park, and stop in at a restaurant for refreshments.   Journey on to Peñiscola, one of the most scenic villages in Spain where a number of films and shows (most famously Game of Thrones) have been shot. Marvel at the unique natural landscape of a town built upon a giant boulder formation at the tip of a peninsula. Walk through its small streets and admire the characteristic white houses with blue shutters. Glance up at colorful balconies decorated with plants and ceramic tiles. Check out the famous House of Shells and its striking seashell-encrusted facade. As you reach the town's peak, take in views of the famous Castle of Peñiscola which was originally built in the 13th century and served as a refuge for the pope. Choose to enter and explore the fortification for an extra fee of 5€. Enjoy stunning views over the beaches which stretch out on both sides of the historic center. 

From Deltebre: Ebro Delta National Park Multi-Stop Day Trip

7. From Deltebre: Ebro Delta National Park Multi-Stop Day Trip

The tour stars in the Ecomuseum of the Natural Park of the Ebro Delta which help us to understand what the Delta is and how it has change over time. After with the car we will explore the north Delta stopping in the itinerary to talk about the rice production, cycle and invasive species. During de tour we will see different kind of birds and we'll stop to birdwatch them. After a while we'll reach the Fangar's Bay where we can experience one of the most salty plants with an special taste. We follow the the circuit on the bays shore to stop in Illa de Mar wetland where we'll leave the car to enjoy this amazing wetland. We'll do a short walk of 1km to reach the viewpoint from where we see the mussels beds and the imensity of the Fangars Peninsula. At the end with the car we will get the Illa de Mar fishing port to talks about the mussels and oysters production. From this point we'll come back to the Ecomuseum againg after enjoyed this spectacular tour which give you a 3h of total immersion in the particularities of this amazing Delta.

Ebro Delta: Northern Delta Guided Tour with a Local

8. 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.

Ebro Delta: Lagoons of the Southern Delta Guided Tour

9. 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.

Birdwatching in the Ebro Delta

10. Birdwatching in the Ebro Delta

We will meet at the indicated time at the reception of Camping Ampolla Playa de L'Ampolla, and from there we will begin this tour in which we will get to know the fauna of the Delta del Ebro Natural Park. We will follow an environmental educator around the Les Olles lagoon, the smallest in the Natural Park, but which has a significant population of waterfowl. During the tour, we will observe the different species of birds that live in this unique ecosystem. To do this, we will go to the viewpoints that are located around the lagoon to see mallards, egrets, kingfishers and stilts, as well as the majestic flamingos. We will also take the opportunity to learn about the vegetation of the region, as well as about the rice fields that surround the reserve. In addition, this bird watching experience in the Les Olles lagoon and the Fangar bay, in the heart of the Ebro Delta Natural Park, takes place along the entire coastline. From L'Ampolla to the fishing port of Illa de Mar. After a journey of approximately 2.5 to 3 hours, we will end the tour by returning to the meeting point.

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4.8 / 5

based on 12 reviews

Absolutely loved our day out to Peniscola from Salou. Picked up at exactly 9am outside the Lazy wave bar and greeted by our guide - the lovely Janine. She was a pleasure to be around, spoke many different languages and is a gem!! The coach is comfortable and excellent air conditioning at all times. Enough stops (one is enough time for a cappuccino) and we got to see flamingo's - Yay!! When you land at Peniscola, approx 12.30pm Janine offers you to join her whilst she walks to the top and tells you lots of information on the way up. Beautiful streets and views all the way to the castle. You are free to wander about and grab a bite to eat and you all meet up at the drop off point at 4.30pm. We arrived back at the lazy wave at exactly 6pm. Highly recommend this excursion...so much so when we visit again, we will be booking on it for a second time.

It was a nice trip, I would have liked more time with the flamingos and a photo stop at the rice fields. The tour guide was very good and explained a lot.

It was amazing, the tour guide was lovely. We got to see the flamingos and penniscola was beautiful. The tour guide and bus driver were brilliant.

It was a great trip. Great tour guide. 5 different languages in parallel. Really great.