Recently, the Oriolus Environment and Ecotourism has inaugurated 4 different shelters for observation and photography of birds, that have been a true success. All these shelters also work as a conservation tool of the target species, having reached a record number of Egyptian Vulturespresent in the shelter dedicated to scavenger birds, of 28 individuals simultaneously.
In this program, participants can follow and record unforgettable moments and behaviors of animal life. Designed for amateur and professional nature photographers, it can also be enjoyed by nature and wildlife enthusiasts.
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
Tour Type: Wildlife photografy; Bird watching; Contact with nature;
Activities: Birdwatching; Use of 4 shelters for wildlife photos / bird watching (Royal Eagle, Bonelli’s Eagle, necphagous birds and passerine); All terrain vehicle/ Pedestrian Tours;
Transportation: Automobile; All Terrain Vehicle;
Accommodation: Rural Tourism Unit (Casa da Ti Cura);
Beginning and end of the trip: Porto;
Total distance traveled: 600 km;
Included: Guide; Nature Guide; Transportation with driver (car and ATV); Use of licensed shelters; Accommodation 4 nights w/ breakfast (Casa da Ti Cura); 1 lunch and 4 picnic meals; 4 dinners;
Price: from 200€ Person/Day
Departure from Porto and trip to Mogadouro for lunch. In the afternoon, ATV / pedestrian walk to the cliffs of the Douro river, to bird watching and see amazing landscapes. Accommodation in the village of Atenor (Casa da Ti Cura). Dinner in the village of Sendim.
Day dedicated to photography / observation, with use of shelters, of Royal Eagle and passerine birds. Lunch in the shelters. Accommodation in Atenor. Dinner in Palaçoulo.
Day dedicated to photography / observation, with use of shelters, of Bonelli's Eagle and passerine birds. Lunch in the shelters. Accommodation in Atenor. Dinner in Sendim.
Day dedicated to photography / observation, with use of shelters, of necphagous birds (griffin and Egyptian vulture) and passerines. Lunch in the shelters. Accommodation in Atenor. Dinner in Miranda do Douro.
From the morning, observation / photography of passerine birds. Lunch at the shelter. Return to Porto with arrival scheduled at 18.00.
Departure from Porto (hotel)