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Our most recommended South Sardinia National Parks

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).

Is Cannoneris Nature Reserve Walking and Jeep Private Tour

2. Is Cannoneris Nature Reserve Walking and Jeep Private Tour

Choose between a morning departure at 9:00 AM or an afternoon departure at 3:00 PM and get picked up from Chia, South Sardinia. Enter the nature reserve of Is Cannoneris to experience the natural beauty that the Italian island of Sardinia has to offer. This four-hour tour includes possible wildlife sightings of deer, eagles, mouflons and wild boars, which are the most important species that inhabit Is Cannoneris Reserve. This itinerary also includes a visit to the prehistoric ruins of Nuraghi and its ancient stone buildings which serve as examples of drystone technique, dated to 1500 B.C. The guide will show you different kinds of farms and natural reserves, making this excursion fun for all ages. In addition to the fresh mountain air, this environment remains untouched with its forest and animal inhabitants, like little donkeys, sheep, and goats. Beautiful Sardinian deer are plentiful as well. This interesting walking tour ends with a typical Sardinian snack called "sa picchettada," before the tour concludes with a journey back to Chia.

Chia: Trekking and Waterfall Swimming Half–Day Tour

3. Chia: Trekking and Waterfall Swimming Half–Day Tour

Your tour starts from Chia, as you hop into a Jeep and drive directly to the Is Cannoneris Natural Park. A panoramic approach leads you to discover the reserve. The real green Sardinian space is represented by Is Cannoneris, the biggest European holm–oaks majestic forest, set over 4800 hectares. In this magic setting, encounter deers, eagles, mouflons, wild boars, the most important species inhabiting the Is Cannoneris Reserve. This itinerary includes 9 kilometers of trekking to reach the waterfalls. At the waterfalls it's possible to swim and relax before your return.

Cagliari: ATV Experience Swimming at Waterfalls from Chia

4. Cagliari: ATV Experience Swimming at Waterfalls from Chia

Enjoy the power and excitement of an off-road, quadrunner tour while exploring southern Sardinia. Discover the natural beauty of Is Cannoneris national park, cross through wild forests and mountainous landscape, and go swimming in refreshing waterfalls. Start by following your guide along dirt paths between Chia and Pula. Take in breathtaking views and explore the heart of a forest at 1,000 meters height. Come in contact with the leafy-branched holm oaks, conifers, and lush vegetation that surround this natural setting. After reaching Pula, trek for about 800 meters and experience energizing waterfalls in this refreshing Mediterranean atmosphere. Next, go for a dip as your guide shares anecdotes about Sardinian history. Take advantage of bottled water, provided to you to stay refreshed along the trails.  Finally, cruise back to Chia with the fresh sea air blowing in your face as you look over this beautiful Italian landscape one more time from the vantage point of your quad.

Cagliari: Is Zuddas Caves Shore Excursion

5. Cagliari: Is Zuddas Caves Shore Excursion

This combination tour will take you into the Sulcis, where you will be able to discover unspoiled Mediterranean nature. Experience an unforgettable adventure inside the amazing caves. On this tour, learn about Sardinian history, the oldest rocks of Europe and the traditions of the Sulcis. Explore the natural beauty of Sardinia with this tour of the Is Zuddas Caves. Admire the scenery of this remote Italian island, take some photos from the southern coast and Capo Teulada Sardinians most southern point, only 100 miles from Africa. Your local guide will be keen to make the tour as personal as possible. He will assist you with his expertise and recall interesting anecdotes for you before bringing you back to your cruise ship.

Cagliari: Waterfalls Quad-ATV Adventure from Domus de Maria

6. Cagliari: Waterfalls Quad-ATV Adventure from Domus de Maria

Enjoy the power and excitement of a two-passenger quad-runner in an off-road adventure. Upon arrival at base camp, you will receive all necessary handling instructions and safety equipment to begin your fantastic journey. Explore a national park, dirt paths, forests, waterfalls, and breathtaking views on board your very own off-road quad. The vehicles are automatic and easy to drive for two people, but if you are not able to drive you will be offered a partial refund. The first stretch will allow you to gain confidence and then off you go. Be delighted with the fantastic views and your helpful guide, who will have bottled water ready for you along the trails. Your knowledgeable local guide will share their expertise, providing historical and exciting anecdotes to help make this a very personal experience.

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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!

We really enjoyed the tour. We were taking nice keep ride in a National park in the mountains and observed the surroundings, and our guide told us a lot of new and interesting information about local history and surroundings and Sardinia. We also seen stunning views from one of the highest mountains in the area and enjoyed Picknick with local homemade food. Definitely to recommend.