Spring Family Jeep Safari
- Duration: 5 Days (approx.)
- Location: Barcelona , Barcelona
- Product code: PSF5D
* Incredible activities: Rafting, Snowmobiles, Via Ferrata, Toboggan, Treetop adventures and more!
* Tour includes off-road driving through unique and special routes
* The Pyrenees, Costa Brava, Andorra, and more
* Springtime traveling in Northern Spain includes open-air picnics in nature
* A combination of a springtime vacation with winter touches
* Well suited for families with children
Suitable for: Families, couples, solo travelers, groups of friends
- 4 nights half board accommodation at Pyrenees hotels, per person in double room
- Jeep rental (Nissan Patrol, Nissan Pathfinder, Mitsubishi Montero or similar), at 4 participants per vehicle
- Professional English speaking guide
- Fuel and road tolls for all the days of the trip
- Guide vehicle with necessary first aid and rescue kits
- Communication equipment (walkie-talkie radios)
- Picnic and coffee kit
- Mineral water in vehicles
- Treetop Adventure Park
- Via Ferrata
- Snow activities
- Entries according to itinerary
- Transport according to necessary
One of the biggest challenges organizing a family vacation, is making sure everyone has fun. Families wonder how to combine adventures and excitment, with comfort and serenity, beach-side relaxation with mountains and hiking. If you are looking for a suitable destination for the whole family, the Spring Family 4×4 Jeep Safari tour is right for you. Join us on an incredible trip from the blue sea to the white mountains.
Spring trip to Spain – Kokopeli invites you to a unique springtime tour suitable for the whole family
This special tour will take us back through time into the very heart of Catalan history and culture, into locations rarely experienced by the common tourist visiting Barcelona. This is a tour combining springtime activities on the one hand, and encounters with snow-covered peaks, winter beauty and action. The combined activities were especially designed for optimal experience, with enjoyable activities and a full immersion with nature.
The Pyrenees Mountain Range covers an area of over 450 square kilometers from the Atlantic Ocean in the west to the Mediterranean to the east, and acts as a natural border between Spain and France. Traveling in the Pyrenees will take us through lush alpine scenery, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, and cliffs. In valleys and hidden corners we will visit ancient villages and encounter herds of horses, cows, and sheep. If we are lucky we might witness some of the local wildlife, such as deer, foxes, and vultures.
IMPORTANT NOTE: All self-driving activities require from the driver a valid driver´s license, passport, and credit card.
DAY 1 - BARCELONA - PANTA DE SAU - RUPIT
Panta de Sau is a beautiful dammed lake surrounded by mountains and at its heart a lone church steeple poking out of the water. This is in fact the only evidence for the village that used to be located here, which was completely inundated after Franco’s decision to build a dam in this place.
Rupit is a magical medieval village, located on the Collsacabra range, about one hour´s drive from Barcelona. The church and fortress in the town were built at the end of the 10th century. The village attracts many tourists due to its typical medieval appearance – stone houses, flowery windowsills, and winding streets and alleyways paved with the natural bedrock. Visitors can stroll around the village and take a short excursion to the cliffs in the outskirts of town, where the famous Salt de Sallent waterfall can be witnessed. A hanging bridge leads to the center of the town where a visit feels like time-travel, with the walls of many houses advertising in carved stone the years in which they were built. Most are from the 16th and 17th centuries.
La Garrotxa is a natural park in a wide volcanic area, and holds about 40 inactive volcanoes. The last eruption happened roughly 11 thousand years ago but nevertheless, the region is still seismically active, and the last major earthquake in 1428 caused major destruction. The park is quite large, and completely engulfs a number of towns. For many years, the authorities have been trying to balance the desire to develop the area touristically, and the protection of the environment, a thing which led to the declaration of many parts of the park as Natural Reserves.
DAY 2 - VIA FERRATA - COSTA BRAVA - RIPOLL - RIBES
Costa Brava literally means ¨The Wild Coast¨. This is where the Pyrenees mountain range ends in a series of cliffs which fall into the Mediterranean, creating a series of small coves, bays, lagoons, and an overall dramatic scenery. This coastal region stretches from the city of Blanes, about 60 km north-east of Barcelona, all the way to the border with France.
Via Ferrata is a series of steps and climbing routes carved in the rock, along with a series of rope-bridges, and is an excellent activity for adrenaline lovers. The winding paths between the cliffs, overlooking the sea, offer magnificent views, and an exciting experience. The climb is done completely secured and the panorama can be enjoyed safely.
Ribes de Freser is a town located in the province of Girona, Catalonia, known for its Mineral Water, paper manufacture and milk products, and is also an important tourist centre. A rack railway runs from the town to Queralbs and to the shrine of Núria, through the Vall de Núria.
Ripoll is one of the more famous and popular destinations in Catalonia. Located near Núria valley, Ripoll holds a Benedictine monastery from the middle ages, which was built in 879 AD, and is renowned for its impressive Romanesque church. It is considered to be one of the best examples of this style of churches in Europe. This is also where Wilfred the Hairy, the father of the Catalan nation, is buried.
DAY 3 - TREETOP ADVENTURE PARK - CERDANYA VALLEY - ANDORRA
Treetop Adventure Park offers a variety of activities on and around the tree tops in a magical mountainside forest. The park holds many attractions including rope-ladders, Tibetan bridges, zip lines, swings, nets, and other contraptions, all forming challenging and enjoyable routes up in the air among the tree tops.
Vall Cerdanya is a valley in the Catalan Pyrenees, spanning between Spain and France, bordering Andorra. The valley is one of the most popular locations in the Pyrenees for mountain activities both in summer and in winter. Its advantageous location allows visitors to start the day in Spain, have lunch in France, go out for a drink in Andorra, and close the day off in one of the local rural villages.
Andorra is a small principality located in the heart of the Pyrenees between France and Spain. It is one of the world´s smallest countries, as well as being the only one having Catalan as its national language. More than 10 million tourists visit the country yearly, even though the country´s population does not exceed 80,000 locals, along with about 40,000 migrant workers. The amazing panoramas, numerous ski sites, and the abundance of shopping opportunities make Andorra the popular tourist destination it is today. The micro-nation was founded at the end of the 10th century and exist in its current form since 1278 as a co-principality – a shared rule between two entities. The French President, along with the Bishop of the town of La Seu d´Urgell in Spain, are the holders of the title “The Prince of Andorra”, even though nowadays it holds no real power and the title is strictly ceremonial in this small nation that has become a completely independent democracy.
DAY 4 - ANDORRA - SNOW ACTIVITIES - SORT
Snowmobiles – After receiving instructions and necessary advice, a guide will lead you through some of the most beautiful hidden recesses of the Andorran valleys. The circuit will be adapted according to participant´s level and desires. While taking advantage of the incredible landscape, the speed and the punch that these instruments bring will increase adrenaline levels to the maximum, providing a unique an exciting adventure.
Tobotronc – The longest, fastest toboggan track in Europe! The speed of this ride can be personally adjusted, allowing for a personal control over the amount of adrenaline produced. The park in which this ride is located is situated on the slopes of one of Andorra´s mountains, allowing a gorgeous view of much of the small country.
Sort is the capital town of the Catalan region of Pallars Sobira, with a population of a several thousand inhabitants. The Noguera Pallaresa River runs right through the town, which made it a popular destinations for sports such as Rafting and Kayaking. The name Sort can be translated to “Luck”. This led to the local lottery ticket vendors to take advantage of the marketing opportunity, claiming a large number of winnings were recorded here. This ended up being a self-fulfilling prophecy, due to the large increase in number of ticket buyers rushing to this otherwise
DAY 5 - RAFTING - BARCELONA
Rafting is an exciting and adrenaline-filled activity. Whitewater rapids, incredible scenery, and lots of fun – what else can you ask for?This fresh and exciting activity is held on the breathtaking Noguera Pallaresa River, which means the experience does not include only the rafting itself, but also the entire surroundings – wild nature, lush vegetation, and awe-striking cliffs. The professional guides, along with all the necessary safety gear, will make sure the activity runs smoothly and safely.
The price does not include:
- Travel and luggage insurance
- Personal expenses
- Lunch (picnic lunches can be included at 7€ per person per day. Restaurant lunches should cost between 8€ -12€)
- Entries and activities beyond the aforementioned
The final route might change due to weather, road conditions decisions by authorities or the guide on site.
The route is a suggestion – the final itinerary will be decided upon and coordinated with the client according to desires and the possibilities of the season.
The hotels along the route will be those mentioned in the suggested itinerary or ones similar in standard according to availability.