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Nat Geo Day Tour: Mallorca's Flor de Sal, Unearthing an Island Treasure
Excursions & day trips

Nat Geo Day Tour: Mallorca's Flor de Sal, Unearthing an Island Treasure

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$148.00
Free cancellation
language
Language: English
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Mobile voucher accepted
duration
Duration: from 2 hours to 4 hours
Do this because
  • Once vital economically and culturally, salt's historical significance cannot be understated. Find out the story and processes that bring finest sea salt to your table.
  • On this exclusive walking tour, you will learn from a National Geographic-trained guide about marine salt, salt harvesting and the example of how human action can preserve valuable ecosystems.
  • Try your hand at harvesting Flor de Sal crystals in the salt pans, taste the salt and take some salt home with you.
  • As a haven for nature, the reserve is home to a remarkable variety of birds making it and an ideal place for birdwatching. With the help of your guide, look out for some of the many species of birds that spend time in the salt flats.
What to expect

Behind the white sand beach of Es Trenc stretches the Protected Area of the Levante Salt Flats. For millennia, precious salt has been harvested here, and today it's a haven for nature enthusiasts and home to over 160 different species of birds. With luck you will be able to spot avocets, stilts, and pink flamingos among many others. Spanning an expansive 150 hectares, the Levante Salt Flats have been designated as a Natural Area of Special Interest.

Three conditions are essential for the purest salt to form – hot sun, sea breeze and low humidity. You will witness the ancient process of salt harvesting as you explore the salt pans on a gentle walking tour, your National Geographic-traned guide providing you with local insight and explaining the history of this ancient Balearic occupation. Watch the expert Salineros using age-old techniques to gather the finest, Flor de Sal salt crystals, and then have a go at harvesting some yourself.

The tour also spotlights the sustainable nature of the sea salt industry. The production is in total harmony with the ecosystem, in fact many migratory birds rely on the mineral-rich wetlands to restore balance after long flights from overseas. The delicate nature of salt crystals means hand harvesting is the only workable method, so there is no need for mechanisation. Enjoy landscapes and artisan processes that have remained unchanged for centuries as you soak up the peace and nature of this special place.

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What's included
  • check Guide
  • check Walking tour
  • check Guided tour
  • check Local delicacy tasting
What to remember
  • Bring binoculars for birdwatching
  • Not suitable for wheelchairs
  • Not suitable for guests with reduced mobility
  • Bring insect repellent
  • Bring a hat
  • Bring suitable footwear
  • Food and drinks not included
  • English-speaking guide for all nationalities
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Provider
TUI España Turismo, S.L.U, with Tax Number B08089187 and Travel License Number GCMD-4
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.

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