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Cagliari: the Devil's Saddle Kayak Tour

1. Cagliari: the Devil's Saddle Kayak Tour

Start your kayaking excursion in Marina Piccola. Get into a comfortable kayak for easy access to the Devil's Saddle. Listen as your guide tells you about how the rocks in the area were formed. Feel at ease with a life jacket and waterproof bag as professional instructors show you the basics of kayak paddling. This excursion lasts about 3 hours and includes several stops to admire beautiful caves, cliffs and wildlife in the area.

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Cagliari 2.5-Hour Segway Tour

2. Cagliari 2.5-Hour Segway Tour

Glide through the history of Cagliari, Sardinia’s bustling capital, on an easy 2.5-hour tour by self-balancing Segway. Following a brief training session to get you up to speed on how to handle the easy-to-operate vehicles, your guide will lead you down ancient streets and through lovely parks, while a fascinating history unfolds via the complimentary audio guide with earphone set. Much more fun than a walking tour, and more eco-friendly than driving, the Segway tour visits major attractions such as the Roman Amphitheatre on the hill of Buoncammino, where gladiatorial combats and executions were once held. Pass the 13th-century Cathedral of Santa Maria, and marvel at the Romanesque and Gothic façades concealing precious objects of great religious significance. Admire the monumental Bastion of San Remy, built by the Spanish between 1897 and 1903. And continue to Elephant Tower, the second highest medieval tower of Cagliari, characterized by a small elephant sculpture that symbolizes the impregnability of the city. Other highlights include the Royal Palace, and Porta Cristina, allowing access from the western side of the city to the district of Castello. Enjoy the exotic plants and palm trees of the Public Gardens, and go to the highest point of Cagliari at the Tower of San Pancrazio, where you will be rewarded with superb views of the Gulf of Cagliari at the city’s medieval defence point.

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Cagliari: Su Nuraxi Barumini & Giara Wild Half-Day Tour

3. Cagliari: Su Nuraxi Barumini & Giara Wild Half-Day Tour

Discover the nuraghe of Sardinia on a 4-hour tour of the Su Nuraxi di Barumini, the best example of a unique defence system that represented an exceptional response to political and social conditions, and an innovative use of the materials and techniques available to a prehistoric island. Recognized by UNESCO for its historical significance, the site provides a great introduction to the origins of Sardinian culture. During the tour, you will explore the vast megalithic bulk deep inside many tholos of incomparable beauty. Explore the massive central tower, built from large dressed stones without the use of mortar. Consisting of 3 chambers, one upon the other, they are connected by a spiral staircase. Learn about the construction of this remarkable site, including the massive stone curtain wall that linked 4 subsidiary towers. Time permitting, it will also be possible to enjoy a typical Sardinian lunch in one of the nearby restaurants. Alternatively, bring a picnic to enjoy in the Giara of Gesturi, where the small wild horses of Sardinia run free.

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Cagliari: Guided Tour to the Devil's Saddle

4. Cagliari: Guided Tour to the Devil's Saddle

Treat yourself to an amazing tour to explore one of the icons of Cagliari, a natural monument rich in history and rare endemic species. This excursion will lead you to the Devil's Saddle area: legend has it that the particular shape of this limestone headland comes from an epic fight between angels and demons that took place in the skies over the Gulf of Cagliari. During the fight, Lucifer was unsaddled by his horse and lost his saddle, which fell on the land, giving it its particular shape. This picturesque tour will allow you to discover closely the colors and the smells of the endemic species and to admire wonderful landscapes and a comprehensive view of the island's southern coast, from Capo Carbonara to Capo Spartivento. Along the way, you will find several fossil remains as well as historical and archeological relics; evidence of the human settlement in this area. Furthermore, admiring the view rich in spectacular photografical points, you will have the chance to enjoy the charming coastal landscape of Cagliari. Finally, the tour will also allow you to choose the difficulty of the path you think is more suitable to your needs: from the touristic difficulty excursion (T) to the hiking difficulty excursion for more expert guests (EE).

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Sardinia: San Pietro Island and Carloforte Tour

5. Sardinia: San Pietro Island and Carloforte Tour

Benefit from hotel pick-up in the Domus de Maria and Chia area in the south of Sardinia, and then take a scenic drive towards Calasetta to board a ferry to San Pietro Island. Upon arrival, take a tour of the island with a local guide, and get the chance to stop and swim in the sea. Take souvenir photos of the amazing landscape, from the picturesque beaches to the dramatic cliffs and rock formations of the sea. Formed by volcanic activity, the island boasts a hilly interior and typical Mediterranean flora of juniper and pine trees. Visit the historical center of Carloforte, founded in the 18th century by around 30 families of coral fishers from Genoa. Learn more about the local traditions and get the chance to encounter dolphins and other wildlife including native falcons.

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Cagliari: Barumini and Giara Park Tour

6. Cagliari: Barumini and Giara Park Tour

On the Giara, there is an important variety of animal species. Forests of cork and oak alternate with Mediterranean maquis, garrigues, prairies, and ponds to make this plateau a rich fauna shelter, in which the most famous specimen is the Giara horse. These wild horses of medium height (no more than 120 centimeters at the withers) are not a native breed, but they have been on the plateau since time immemorial. Driving about 1 hour from Cagliari in to the country side of Sardinia, you'll reach Barumini and you'll see this wonderful place that from 1997 has been enrolled in the UNESCO World Heritage Lists because of its uniqueness. After lunch(not included), you'll drive towards Gesturi, where you can have a walk tour in the Giara Park and meet the Sardinian Wild Horses. Also in the park you can visit the older kind of Nuraghe "Proto Nuraghe". The fauna of the Giara includes some of the most common species of mammals that are normally present in the woodlands of Sardinia: wild boars, foxes, martens, wild rabbits, hares and hedgehogs. Besides these, it is worth mentioning the many species of permanent birds, such as Sardinian partridges, sparrowhawks, and peregrine falcons, and a large number of migratory birds, both terrestrial (thrushes, blackbirds, woodcocks, wood pigeons) and aquatic (herons, ducks, snipes, marsh harriers). Nesting species include hawfinches, mistle thrushes, woodlarks, shrikes, black buntings, Dartford warblers, great spotted woodpeckers, jays and bee-eaters.

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What people are saying about Cagliari

Excellent kayak tour, with very friendly guides. After a short introduction, you just go into the water with your boat and you’ll have fun. Especially during the short stops, where you can jump into the sea and climb back on your kayak. Even a small snack was provided. Doesn’t matter if it’s your first time in a kayak or not, they took care of every levels of skill and speed. So everyone can enjoy this trip with a beautiful view of the Sella del Diavolo. Thanks again for the great experience!

Lovely Tour with a smart & emphatic guide

That is the best way to discover All the beautiful places of Cagliari in a short periode of time. The smart and emphatic character of the guide made the day perfect. He invited us for a break at a plave with lovely view over Cagliari. He speaks fluent english and spain. *****stars. Highly recommended!

The host- Ivo - was funny, patient and very informative. The tour was very interesting and we had a great time. Our group of 3 were all over 50 and we managed the segway ok. I highly recommend this tour. Naomi from Australia.

Lidia was a truly excellent guide whilst keeping an eye on our safety at all times. We got to see areas of the city that we would never have found on our own. It was a great experience

Excellent training on using the Segway, good tour guide and just great fun. Highly recommended