Private Camargue and Arles
The excitement starts as you meet your private guide at the harbor for a ride out to the Marais du Vigueirat inside the Conservatoire du Littoral. This special reserve is home to more than 2,000 animals and plants as well as bull and horse breeders.
Your experience will depend on the time of the year that you visit; if you are here during the summer (May to September) you will take a horse-drawn carriage ride along the paths of old fish farms overlooking the marsh with its many ducks, geese, heron, storks, flamingos, and other wildlife. While here, a wild boar or fox might greet you! Wintertime (October to April) will take you to the area's highlands where you will cross the grazing fields of the Camargue horses and bulls on the estate. Learn all about this hardy breed as well as special farming methods that span back for centuries and their importance for the Rhone delta today. Whichever season you visit in, you will have plenty of time to enjoy the area and have lunch on your own.
From there you will head out to the heart of the old city of Arles for a walking tour of the city highlights. Stand at the ruins of the massive Roman amphitheater and see the Baths of Constantine. Other Romanesque architecture can be found here including the Church of St. Trophime and its cloister. In modern times this city is best known for its connection to Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh. Follow in the artist's footsteps and see how this area inspired many of his most famous paintings including Night Cafe and Starry Night Over the Rhone.
This full-day, private tour is a must-do for nature lovers and history buffs!