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Welcome to the Catalonia Natural Parks


We sincerely appreciate your participation on this test tour. Please enjoy your visit to Catalonia Natural Parks and use this page as a guide and reference with all the practical information you might need during your stay. Thank you!



Learn about the geology of Cap de Creus, observe the biodiversity of Aiguamolls, and be amazed by the cliffs of the Medes Islands and Montgrí, while following thousands of years of Mediterranean history that shaped our civilization.

Catalonia National Parks: Cap de Creus, Aiguamolls and Montgrí

Between land and sea, Cap de Creus is a place of great beauty, with a unique geological setting of structures and outcrops that form the only one of its kind in the world. The effect of the north wind drives capricious forms of erosion and has transformed the landscape in a very special way.

Montgri National Park is world-renowned for its marine life and diving, with a myriad of flora and fauna to enjoy. The land and seascapes maintain a stable, sound ecosystem. It is a unique natural place, where man’s footprint has left a unique cultural heritage.

The Natural Park of Aiguamolls del Empordà is the second largest wetland in the Catalonia region, formed by a group of ponds, enclosures and prairies that are flooded by the Muga and Fluvià rivers. It makes up a privileged habitat for the fauna, especially the aquatic birds.

PRE DEPARTURE GUIDE

Before you depart, please, take the time to take this considerations into account:

Visa requirements

No Visa is needed for Spain if you come from countries in the EU. Please check the information with the Spanish Embassy in your country if you need visa, as well as the validity of your passport or ID.

Currency
Currency in Spain (and all the European Union) is EuroGoogle Currency Converter

Weather Conditions
The temperature averages usually range between 7°C – 18°C during this period. To have more information you can visit www.eltiempo.es.

Clothing tips
Appropriate clothing and other suggested equipment include: walking boots, spring clothes, comfortable sport shoes, cap, sunglasses, swimsuit, warm jacket at night, light rain coat just in case and a medium size backpack. Remember that it could be rainy and windy at this time of year, as well as, very sunny. So don’t forget the sun cream.

Electricity & adaptors
Current: 220-240 V
Plugs: Two prong plugs, types C, E and

Health & safety considerations
Tour insurance provided by your incoming tour operator. It is also recommended that you take out personal travel insurance.

ON ARRIVAL

Final Tour Itinerary

Download final tour itinerary and program here.

Transportation
Barcelona is the city with more connexions of Catalonia. You can arrive at Barcelona or Girona airport.

In order you can organize your flights, see below the pick up and drop off times and dates:

  • Pick up at Barcelona airport on the 11th May: 15:00h
  • Pick up at Girona airport on the 11th May: 16:15h
  • Drop off at Barcelona airport on the 17th May: 12:00h
  • Drop off at Girona airport on the 17th May: 10:00h

We recommend to take a flight arriving 1 hour and a half before the pick up time. And we recommend you to have the return flight, 1 hour and a half before the drop off time.

Meeting point and time
The meeting point is at Café Jamaica, Terminal 1-Arrivals. Your tour leader will hold a MEET sign in his hands.

Accomodation
All transfers, accommodation, activities, entrances and meals are included. You will stay in single rooms during all the tour.

LOCATION


 

 

USEFUL PHRASES IN SPANISH

Basic greetings:

English Spanish
Hello Hola
Good evening Buenas tardes
Goodbye Adiós
See you tomorrow Hasta mañana
Please Por fav
Excuse me / sorry Disculpe / perdón
Thank you Gracias
You’re welcome De nada
Have a good day Que tenga un buen día
Enjoy your meal Buen provecho
Cheers Salud

 

Introducing yourself:

English Spanish
Hello, my name is… Hola, mi nombre es…
What is your name? ¿Cómo se llama usted?
How are you? ¿Cómo está usted?
Nice to meet you Encantado de conocerle
I come from Italy, France, Germany.. Yo vengo de Italia, Francia, Alemania