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Orosei: Discovery Tour in the Footsteps of Grazia Deledda

1. Orosei: Discovery Tour in the Footsteps of Grazia Deledda

Join a guided tour of the mysterious nuraghi, the panorama of Monte Tuttavista, and discover the village of Galtellì that inspired the writer Grazia Deledda to write Reeds in the Wind (Canne al vento). Start the tour with the discovery of the mysterious nuraghi located in Osala, in the most spectacular panoramic point of Orosei. The nuraghi are Bronze Age constructions attributed to the mysterious Nuragic civilization. Hop on a Land Rover for an adventurous exploration of Monte Tuttavista. See its typical vegetation, biodiversity and enjoy magnificent views over the Cedrino river plain. Explore the scenic places from where Grazia Deledda, the famous Sardinian writer and the first Italian woman to win the Nobel Prize for literature, drew inspiration for her novel "Canne al vento". Continue to Sa Petra Istampata, the most beautiful monument in the area. Finally, visit one of the topmost beautiful villages in Italy, Galtellì. Admire the Literary Park of Grazia Deledda, the historical center of the village. Tour the ethnographic museum in which the precious tools used in the past to work wheat are preserved.

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Cagliari: Full-Day Tour of Cala Luna & Sea Oxen Grottoes

2. Cagliari: Full-Day Tour of Cala Luna & Sea Oxen Grottoes

Here, once reigned “sea oxen” as the locals used to call monk seals due to their tapered shape and tame behavior like that of an ox. These magnificent mammals, now (maybe) extinct, gave their name to a marvel of nature: the Sea Oxen Grottoes (Grotte del Bue Marino), since the 50s one of the main attractions of the Gulf of Orosei, in particular Cala Gonone in Dorgali territory. Today, it is a favorite destination among nature lovers, and the ideal union between sea and mountain, as they are part of the karst system of Codula di Luna, Italy’s largest 70 kilometer of tunnels in the bowels of Gennargentu. Its majestic entrance, formed by two arches over the sea, is located 2 kilometers away from splendid Cala Luna. The marine caves are 15 kilometers long in total and divided into two main branches. The northern branch, fossilized due to the interrupted karstic activity, is not accessible to the public. However, you will also be able to visit the southern branch thanks to illuminated causeways for about 900 meters. Speleologists are allowed to explore an additional 4 kilometers (of the overall 5 of this branch). Seawater penetrates the wide hall, and countless little ponds of sweet water from subterraneous rivers abound, separated from sandy beaches filled with concrete formations. The tourist itinerary among stalactites and stalagmites will offer an extraordinary color spectacle, thanks to the light beams penetrating it. You cannot help but gasp in awe at the long shadows projected onto the waters of a subterranean saltwater lake with more than one square kilometer of surface.  The cave is also famous for esoteric rock paintings, dated back to the Neolithic, illustrating a circle of people around what is supposedly a representation of the sun. The walk finishes in the seal beach – these sea mammals once came here to mate and have their cubs. The visit will be led by expert guides and last about 1-hour. Leaving the Cala Gonone Harbor for an amazing boat tour until the caves. After the visit, it will be possible to stop at the Cala Luna for swimming in this little slice of paradise.

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Cagliari: Orosei Gulf Hop-On Hop-Off Mini Cruise

3. Cagliari: Orosei Gulf Hop-On Hop-Off Mini Cruise

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Cagliari, and then relax in air-conditioned comfort on the 3.5-hour drive to the north east coast of Sardinia. Climb aboard a hop-on hop-off mini cruise upon arrival at the Orosei Gulf and admire the amazing beaches and coves from the water. Get the chance to jump off to soak up the sun at different bays and paradise beaches. Look for birds in their natural environment, including queen hawk and the shag that build their nests in the Corsican Gulf. Jump off at the beaches of Cala Mariolu, Cala Luna and Cala Beriala, and take an optional visit to the Sea Oxen Grottoes at your own expense.

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Dorgali: Guided Donkey Trekking Tour with Lunch

4. Dorgali: Guided Donkey Trekking Tour with Lunch

Walk along a picturesque trail in the company of a donkey on this full-day trekking adventure in Dorgali. Get to know your new hiking companion, learn about the region, and sit down to a lunch made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Join your expert guide as you walk along a path shaded by centuries-old holm oaks, listening to interesting facts and anecdotes about the region as you walk. Take a break and enjoy lunch outdoors. Sample locally sourced cheese, cold cuts, and bread. After lunch, continue your walk and visit a cave hidden among the rocks and vegetation.

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based on 374 reviews

Click now on the "Book it" button. Do not hesitate a single moment, because this was the best tour I had in Sardinia ! Not only is the area just stunning. Antonello is the greatest of the best ! He is everything a local guide should be and so much more. He knows the area as his own pocket and cares for it. He is proud to show you this Sardinian pearl, but with respect for the environment (cultural and natural). He knows the do's and dont's and is not affraid to adjust the schedule and plan according to the actual situation. Too crowded beaches -> he will find a deserted alternative. Too little sunshine -> he will move the clouds. On top of that, he is just a wonderful guy, funny, has a lot of knowledge about Sardinia and is just super to hang out with. Antonello is the perfect guy, in the perfect area, offering a perfect day => BOOK KNOW !!!

This was our second time in Sardinia. And second bout tour with Antonello. It was as amazing like last year. He took us to the beaches you can’t reach by car. We went to 4 beaches and cave. He stoped a boat at caves and show us the beauty of it so we could even touch the rocks. The trip suposed to end at 4. At 4 we were still at the beach. When we hoped into the boat he served us with a cup of wine. That was a cherry on the top. Thank you Antonello it was a pleasure.

Fantastic trip, high high recommended! For us the best trip in the whole vacations in Corsica and Sardinia, also thanks to Antonello! He made the day and the trip even better! Christian & Leire

Excellent day during which we were able to enjoy the different beaches and coves of the coast with an extremely friendly guide who spoke Italian, English and French. I highly recommend.

A good tour through several beaches of the Gulf of Orisei otherwise unreachable by car. Simply a must when visiting Sardinia.