There is nothing better than to feel the wind in your hair on a hot and humid summer day while exploring the countryside.
Discover the interior of the Costa Blanca on a self-drive 4 x 4 jeep safari or in an 8 seater jeep as a passenger with a professional driver.
There are full day, half day and moonlight jeep safaris and then jeep tours so you can discover little villages inland giving you a taste of the real Spain.
The full day and moonlight jeep safaris take you through the rough countryside, along mountain tracks and valleys on a real adventure! There is a stop for lunch where you can either take a packed lunch, picnic from your hotel or enjoy an optional, reasonably priced lunch at a local restaurant. Then you will visit the Algar Water Falls, nature’s own water park, your entrance to the falls is included in the price and will have time to swim in the refreshing water so don’t forget to bring your swim wear! You will need plenty of sun screen in the summer and in the winter and spring a jacket.
If you would like to take the wheel and drive yourself, you can do so in one of the 4 x 4 jeeps . The only requirement is that you have a full driving license for at least 3 years.
The full day jeep safaris operate every Monday, Wednesday and Fridays and on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in July and August.
The half day jeep safaris operate on Tuesdays in the morning or in the afternoon and on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday during July and August from 18:00 to 22:00 The half day jeep safaris pass orange, lemon and almond groves. In February when the almond trees blossom it is truly spectacular. Please note that the half day safaris do not go to the Algar Water Falls.
The moonlight jeep safaris operates every Tuesday from the 15th of June until the 15th of September and includes a BBQ with music under the stars, Alcoholic drinks are not permitted on these trips.
The excursions depart around 18:45 and you will take the inland mountain routes surrounded by pine forests. Entrance to the Algar water fall is included so you will have time to visit and swim in the falls. Your arrival time back in Benidorm is approximately 00:30.
Depending on the season you also could learn more about the wildlife and flora of the Costa Blanca on a wildlife jeep safari. Accompanied by a local guide/biologist you will be on the lookout for birds of prey, water birds, sea birds, wild boar, mountain goats, lizards and insects. You will be provided with land telescopes and binoculars, have plenty of time for photos. To take part in a wildlife safari, reservations must be made in advance with a minimum of 6 people.
There are two Jeep Tours which are known as “soft” tours as they are all on road.
On the Marina Alta Jeep Tour you get a real chance to see the difference between the coast and the country. You will travel to the Jalon Valley where they produce local wine, olive oil and you get the chance to sample some of the wines.
From there you will go up the Coll de Rates mountain or the Rat’s neck pass where there is a photo stops before travelling to the village of Tarbena. You can bring your own packed lunch or enjoy an optional lunch in a local restaurant.
Following the route down the mountain to your next stop at the Fountains of Algar, where you will have time to visit and swim if you wish to do so. Continuing down there is a stop at the little Fountain of Favara before heading to Altea with its whitewashed houses and cobbled streets, full of artisan shops and beautiful views before heading back to Benidorm. This excursion can also be done in a coach.
The Discovery Jeep Tour will take the route inland to Guadalest, the most visited village on the Costa Blanca. There you will have time to visit this beautiful village, explore it at your leisure, visit the museums[u1] or climb the steps right up to the oldest part of the village and admire the views of the valley.
In the afternoon, you take the route to the Aitana mountain, one of the highest in Alicante reaching a majestic 1600 metres. You will visit the Safari Aitana park before heading back to Benidorm. If you prefer, this excursion can also be done in a coach, you decide!
All of these trips can be booked on line from this web site or from our office Benidorm Excursions – Excursiones Benidorm in the Calle Gerona 48, 03503.
We had arranged to interview Pepe Perez, the owner of the Botanical Garden “Cactus Algar” in Callosa d 'en Sarria, not far from the resort of Benidorm.Read more ...