Excursion departing from Cagliari to Marmilla Region
Get ready for an exciting day trip through the wild inner area of the Sardinia Island, travelling across splendid natural landscape until reaching the Marmilla region and the enchanting Giara Park. An unforgettable excursion between mountain villages, ancient traditions and unspoiled sceneries.
Day Trip to the wild Marmilla region of Sardinia, departing from Cagliari highlights:
- Visit the wild natural beauty of the Marmilla region, in the inner Sardinia
- See the wild little horses at the Giara plateau, a unique species in the world
- Admire the ancient traditions and the picturesque murals of Villamar
- Be enchanted by the sounds, the smells and the atmosphere of the forest
- Discover some intriguing archaeological sites dating back to the Bronze Age
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Our day excursion from Cagliari will give you the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the wildest landscapes of the inner part of Sardinia. Accompanied by an accredited local guide you will explore the Marmilla region, rich in natural beauties and archaeological ruins.
Depart from Cagliari to reach the wild Marmilla region
You will depart directly from your hotel in Cagliari or from any address you prefer within the city. Traveling aboard our comfortable bus you will pass across spectacular countryside areas, characterized by green rolling hills and typical Mediterranean nature.
We will reach the Marmilla, a beautiful region of inner Sardinia, full of historical and artistic treasures such as the castle of Las Plassas and the Wall Murals of Villamar, where local artists painted the walls of the town with political and historical events.
Explore the Giara promontory and its wonderful landscape
Once arrived in the lovely town of Tuili we will make a short visit to the church of San Pietro and its precious altarpiece realized by the Master of Castelsardo, an anonymous artist who worked in Sardinia between the late 15th and early 16th century. Then, passing through spectacular forests, we will arrive to the famous Natural Park of the Giara: a promontory which is surrounded by the scents and the colors of the maquis shrubland . During the excursion in this typical Mediterranean nature we can observe the small wild horses of the Giara, a particular species of horses, unique in the world, perfectly integrated in this natural environment.
Admire the beautiful nature of the inner part of Sardinia
Prepare to be amazed by the characteristic paulis, special natural water basins where bloom myriads of cyclamen, violet, saffron, anemones, daisies and magnificent colorful orchids (in spring). You will learn how to recognize the typical plants of Mediterranean vegetation and you will discover their use in nutrition, medicine and daily activities of the locals. Also, you will admire important archaeological ruins dating back to the Neolithic, the Nuragic and Roman periods, as well as some interesting pastoral settlements, used until a few years ago, characterized by huts (called pinnettu in Sardinian dialect).
- Pick-up at your hotel (Cagliari)
- Panoramic tour of the Marmilla area
- Las Plassas Castle
- Town of Villamar
- Town of Tuili
- Natural Park of the Giara
- Return to your hotel (Cagliari)
- Pick-up & drop-off at your hotel
- Transportation by mini-bus
- Accredited guide
Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability. Once your booking is confirmed we will email you a voucher. This is your ticket and proof of purchase.
During the trip there will be opportunities to make some stops to buy the lunch (at local bars).
We suggest wearing comfortable clothes and sunglasses. In the summer months, it is also recommended to bring a hat, water and sunscreen.
Also, make sure to bring your camera with you!