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Cagliari: Between the Mountains & Sea Tour by Jeep & Dinghy

1. Cagliari: Between the Mountains & Sea Tour by Jeep & Dinghy

Travel by jeep and dinghy on this 8-hour tour and experience the natural beauty of Chia and Domus de Maria. Explore the Cannoneris Nature Reserve. Marvel at the largest holm oak forest in Europe, perched 1,000 meters above the sea. This area is home to Sardinian deer and the site of numerous megalithic nuraghe towers. Discover hidden coves, such as the Cala Zafferano and Capo Teulada, that can be reached only by dinghy. Enjoy a fresh fish directly from the local fishermen at the beach restaurant (meals are not included).

From Cagliari: West Beaches Tour

2. From Cagliari: West Beaches Tour

Explore the West Coast of Sardinia, on a tour of the West Beaches. Soak up the sun on two beaches with completely different styles of sand and sea, and revel in the relaxed environment of the day. Depart from Cagliari along the road that connects it to Pula, crossing the lagoon of Santa Gilla. Continue towards the magnificent coastal town of Chia, with its splendid beaches, pink granite rocks, and emerald sea, immersed in the Mediterranean scrub. First, visit two amazing beaches, that differ by shape, types of sand, and the depth of the waters. After a relaxing day dedicated to exploring the West coast of Sardinia, return to Cagliari at 3 PM.

From Chia: Private Half-Day Ancient Roman Road Hiking Tour

3. From Chia: Private Half-Day Ancient Roman Road Hiking Tour

Join this beautiful hike along one of the most picturesque coasts of Sardinia in the southern coast between Santa Margherita di Pula and Chia. Pinus village will be the starting point of the Ancient Roman road that linked Bithia to Nora, an ancient Phoenician Roman outpost created since the 7th century BC in the southwest of Sardinia. Travel along a beautiful trail that overlooks the turquoise sea surrounded by a lush Mediterranean vegetation. Meet a small island where once stood the Tophet Phoenician Punic Bithia. At the end of the excursion, the Bitan guides will have the great pleasure to offer you "Sa Picchettada," typical Sardinian snack.

From Cagliari: Nora Ruins and Pula Guided Tour

4. From Cagliari: Nora Ruins and Pula Guided Tour

The tour will start by your location, meeting your personal driving guide; After few minutes we'll cross the bridge on the highway SS 195 "Sulcitana" starting to see the beautiful pink flamingos in the middle of the pondo of Santa Gilla! In 30 minutes arrive in Pula and then parking in front of the beautiful beach of Nora, once upon a time, necropolis of the phoeinician city. In few minutes the tour will start, crossing the gates of the amazing archaeologycal site of Nora, surrounded by ruins of temples, baths, theater and mosaics. At the end of the tour, small stop in Pula to discover the nice square and make some shopping Return to Cagliari

From Cagliari: Full-Day Tour of Prehistoric Sardinian

5. From Cagliari: Full-Day Tour of Prehistoric Sardinian

On this full-day tour, you will go through the wonderful panoramic road from Chia to Teulada (departing from Chia), traveled by the ancient Romans and Carthaginian population, passing through little towns like Teulada and Santadi e Villaperuccio. The transfer to the archaeological site will take around 80 minutes. There, you will visit a prehistoric ancient necropolis of about 2 kilometers in area. The site is made up of two areas: the first one includes the ancient graves called the Domus de Janas (House of the Fairies), while the second one is called Su Congianu. There are more than 40 tombs of various shapes and sizes. Two of the domus are especially important as they contain Neolithic religious symbols. One has a bull symbol sculpted on the entrance wall, as well as other symbols including the eyes and breasts of the goddess mother and a false door representing the passage to the other world. The other tomb has horns of various shapes, referring to the cult of the bull-god, sculpted into the ceiling and on the steps leading to the entrance of the domus. The pottery found during excavations bear witness to the long use of the necropolis, in the final Neolithic and the recent Aeneolithic up to the Early Bronze Age. Afterwards, discover the amazing Giant Tomb. This name was given by the locals and archaeologists to a type of Sardinian megalithic gallery grave built during the Bronze Age by the Nuragic civilization. They were collective tombs and can be found throughout Sardinia, with 800 being discovered there. Before driving to the nuraghe, have a break to taste some of the best Sardinian food. You will try a typical Sardinian meal (optional). The nuraghe is the main type of ancient megalithic edifice found in Sardinia, developed during the Nuragic Age between 1900 and 730 B.C. Today, it has come to be the symbol of Sardinia and its distinctive culture, the Nuragic civilization. More than 7000 nuraghes have been found, though archeologists believe that originally there were more than 10,000.

From Chia: Nuraghe Tour of Sardinia

6. From Chia: Nuraghe Tour of Sardinia

Join specialized history guides as you explore ancient stone buildings that belonged to the Sardinian population, dating back to 1500 B.C. They represent the most important monuments of the prehistoric Sardinia, and were built by the ancient technique known as dry stone wall, which is constructed without cement. The word 'nuraghe' means a mass of stones and it is considered the symbol of the Sardinian Nuragic population. This period has some of the most important Mediterranean protagonists from thousands of years ago. This excursion will be modified to fit the needs of every group, with morning departures at 09:00 or afternoon departures at 15:00. The itinerary will conclude with a tasting of the typical Sardinian snack called Sa Picchettada. This 4 to 5-hour tour will end back in southern Sardinia with a drop-off back at your accommodation.

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What people are saying about South Sardinia

A great experience, really memorable, and fun for us all.

Firstly, huge thanks to our guide, driver and boatman, Junior. He had an excellent knowledge and shared it with us in an understable way that added interest without overburdening us with facts. The trip itself was absolutely brilliant. Starting with the boat trip, the boat was good and the stood to allow us to swim in crystal clear waters with snorkelling kit Junior lent us meant we could see the many fishes in a way we've never experienced before. The lunch was great and worth the extra. The trip up into the mountains gave us views we would not have experienced alone nor with a tourist coach. It gave us an appreciation why Junior loves Sardinia so much. It's a great place. Thanks so much to Junior and the team that put this together. Our group was two fresh out of uni and us, the rather older parents, and all of us thought it was great. Thanks!

Had a great experience with Claudia and Barbara exploring beaches in Chia. They took me to the most beautiful beaches that were not crowded at all and I had a great time. There were also some nice little kiosks at the beaches where I had lunch. I can only recommend this trip!

Claudia is a great guide as well as the driver. Very nice tour where you can see and have time to enjoy different beaches. Also great that they give you umbrella and a gopro to take pics in the water!

It was great! Barbara and Claudia were very friendly and gave a lot of interesting information. The Beaches are amazing...blue clear water, white sand and you also have time to swim and relax.

Absolutely recommendable - highly recomended

Super organized excursion, very flexible also with regard to the start time, we had a wonderful day, thank you Claudia