Sardinia and Corsica in a Small Group

minimum 4 person - Escorted tour

Poppies Fields

 

Tharros sailing boat

 

Get in touch with locals

 

Comfortable transpostartion by minivan

 

Filitosa

 

Titolo

 

This  Sardinia and Corsica tour in a small group will give you the chance to discover the most uncontaminated and fascinating parts of Sardinia and Corsica in touch with people escorted by a local. The perfect balance through ancient traditions, cultural inheritance, food and gastronomic excellences, hospitality, magnificent views, environmental sustainability and wellbeing.


ITINERARY 


1/  AFRICAN PALM TREES, MEDITERRANEAN SUNLIGHT AND ROMANTIC PROMENADES IN CAGLIARI
Upon your arrival at Cagliari airport, you’ll be greeted by your personal driver and escorted to your central located hotel in Cagliari 
Afternoon meet your personal English-speaking guide and local insider and stroll through the historical district Castello and Marina . Your experience will begin immediately with picturesque views from the city’s ramparts and a welcome aperitif. Cagliari is a cosmopolitan working city surrounding an evocative medieval center where taverns and restaurants casually spill out onto the many cobbled piazzas. Overnight in Cagliari 
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02/A MILLENARY STORY TO BE TOLD AMONG NURAGHI, WINES AND DELICACIES FOR FOODIES
After breakfast you’ll visit the famous local winery where you’ll learn everything about the wine tradition and you’ll taste one Of the best ‘Vermentino’ wine of the area. Later on visit a special type of defensive structure known as nuraghi developed on the island of Sardinia and included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1997. Reach the typical small village of Riola Sardo and experience a cooking class with an expert chef. For dinner you’ll enjoy the food prepared during the class.
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3/SAILING THE WESTERN COAST
Today you’ll embark on a private sailing boat to discover the beauty of the Marine Protected area  ‘PENISOLA DEL SINIS ISOLA MAL DI VENTRE’. Lunch on board. 
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4/GET LOST IN THE MIDDLE OF MOUNTAIN HAMLETS 
As beautiful as the coast is the heart of the island where traditions run most deep. In this true, untouristed part of the island, shepherds tend their sheep, farmers often ride to market on donkeys, and Christian religious festivals maintain many of their original pagan roots.  Visit Mamoiada village which celebrates one of the most famous carnivals of the area. Visit the traditional mask museum . Continue your journey with an exploration of the village of Orgosolo, an open-air gallery of arts, which is famous for its Cubist murals. Overnight in Cala Gonone a small marine village. 
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5/ IMPOSING PEAKS SCATTERED WITH ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES, DOTTED WITH ROSEMARY BUSHES AND INHABITED BY WILD BOARS
Today, embark on an exploration of the wildest part of the island via four-wheel-drive. Ascend Monte Corrasi, which is at 4,800 feet, the highest peak of the Supramonte mountain chain. The Supramonte is characterized by karstic highlands with rivers carving deep ravines and canyons into the landscape and often flowing underground, thus creating caves and grottoes. During the course of your excursion, view the oldest traces of human life in Sardinia, the Nuragic villages of Sa Sedda and Sos Carros with its remarkable Fonte Sacra (Sacred Well) and the cave of Sa Oche. 
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6/ENJOY THE INDESCRIBABLE BEAUTY OF OROSEI GULF
After breakfast you will embark in Cala Gonone on a dinghy boat and you’ll sail south to see more than 20 km of coast, cliffs and beaches until Cala Goloritzè. All the places you’ll be visiting can be reached only by boat or by foot. Canyons and caves will be the frame for this extraordinary travel throw this wonderful corner of Sardinia; the high cliffs rich in flora and fauna that reflect onto the turquoise water and the Mediterranean perfumes pushed by gentle breeze will give you a relaxing sensation. Tonight you’ll overnight in Costa Smeralda region. 


7/ THE BIRTHPLACE OF THE WIND 
After breakfast you’re welcomed by the Costa Smeralda and its warm island breezes. (Sardinian legend claims that Costa Smeralda is the birthplace of the wind.) From crystal-clear turquoise water, unspoiled beaches, untouched nature, stunning architecture of luxurious hotels and villas. From nearby Santa Teresa di Gallura yu’ll cross the 8-mile strait and arrive on Corsica at the ancient fortress town of Bonifacio, dramatically situated atop a white limestone peninsula 180 feet high in the southern region of the island, where the Corsican mountains sweep down to the sea in an apotheosis of beaches, creeks and islets. Overnight in Corsica


8/ THE MOST CORSICA TOWN WELCOME YOU IN THE ISLAND OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTE
Today you’ll visit the picturesque village of Sartene, sometimes referred to as the most Corsican town. With its old quarter surrounded by ramparts, the village looks as if it's been carved out of the granite mountainside. Be sure to pick up some of the delicious beignets that the white-haired village women still make the traditional way with chestnut flour and brocciu cheese. Later on explore one of Corsica's most notable archeological sites-Filitosa-where large stone menhirs laid undiscovered for nearly 8000 years. In the afternoon reach Ajaccio, town birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte. Exploring the old town you will find picturesque pastel painted houses along narrow streets, and an extraordinary choice of cafes and shops. Overnight in Corsica.
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9/ NATURE AND WILDERNESS IN THE NORTH- WESTERN COAST 
With its coastline bordered by red granite cliffs that plunge into a sea of intense blue, the Gulf of Porto deserves its classification by UNESCO as "heritage of humanity".  On the way to Porto you’ll visit the villages of Cargese with its two churches, the white Catholic church with its pretty view, and the brightly coloured Greek Orthodox church, stand facing each other. On the way back to Ajaccio, Evisa The lovely village situated just west of the Forêt d'Aitone National Park region of Corsica where you can taste the typical chestnut cake.  Overnight in Corsica.
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10/  SPANISH ATMOSPHERE AND SCENIC VIEWS
Today after breakfast you’ll return back to Sardinia. You journey east along the Sardinian coast, where a light walk leads you to a medieval castle in the town of Castelsardo, perched on the summit of a promontory over a harbor of extraordinarily transparent waters. In the afternoon reach Alghero. The old city has been strongly influenced by Aragonese culture from which the city draws its fascinating architectural, artistic and linguistic heritage. Later get your first taste of the locally-caught seafood. 
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11/ ALGHERO, A PALETTE OF COLOURS
Today you’ll explore the central district. The charming little cobbled lanes lead to a lovely promenade, which is adorned with ramparts and towers dating back to the 16th century. It's easy to fall in love with the relaxing atmosphere of this beautiful city, where Mediterranean cultures have long mixed with beautiful results. 
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12/ Private transfer to Alghero airport. 


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Standard package includes

-All comfortable Hotels accomodation and historic villas, including local daily taxes

-Welcome drink

-Visit a local winery

-Learn how to prepare a typical dinner 

-Romantic sailing in a Marine protected area

-Exploration via four-wheel-drive

-Dinghy boat excursion in Orosei Gulf including Bue Marino caves 

-Meals as noted in the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

-All private transfers and transportation

-Ferry between Sardinia and Corsica 

-Sightseeing as described including entrance fee and service of professional local guide every day.

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Mario Delitala

Mario, 45 years old, is the managing director of Motus. Before co-founding Motus in Sardinia in

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Destination
Corsica
Sardinia
Duration
12 Days

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