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Albufera Natural Park (Parque Natural de la Albufera) Tours

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Albufera Natural Park (Parque Natural de la Albufera)
Albufera, south of Valencia, is home to Spain’s largest lake and some of the country’s most scenic wetlands and lagoons. The park’s natural biodiversity features hundreds of native plants and 340 bird species, including rare and endangered ones. Locally grown rice is featured in many regional dishes, such as paella.

The Basics
Local fishermen use flat-bottomed boats to net fish and eels from the shallow waters of Albufera Lake, and such a traditional boat ride has become one of the most popular ways to enjoy the scenery in Albufera Natural Park (Parque Natural de la Albufera). Day tours from Valencia offer just such a boat trip, as well as options to cycle through the rice fields, dine on a Valencian paella lunch—a local specialty—or take a paella cooking class in one of the villages near the park to learn how to transform local ingredients into traditional Spanish dishes. You can combine park tours with a visit to Valencia’s City of Arts and Sciences.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Albufera Natural Park is a must-see for bird-watchers and nature lovers.
  • Guided tours from Valencia can last anywhere from 90 minutes to six hours, depending on the option you choose.
  • Don’t forget to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, and a sun hat, as La Albufera offers little in the way of shade.
  • Come hungry, and don’t leave without trying traditional paella in the very region where the dish was born.

How to Get There
To get to Albufera Natural Park, take the number 25 bus from Valencia to either El Palmar or El Perellonet. The journey takes under an hour. You can also reach the park by bicycle, either independently or as part of a guided excursion.

When to Get There
Valencia’s mild climate means it’s a great place to visit throughout the year. For bird-watchers, the best time to visit the nature reserve is during the autumn and winter months, when thousands of migratory birds return to their winter wetlands.

The Villages of Albufera
There are two main urban areas near the natural park: El Palmar and El Saler. The former sits directly on the lagoon and is one of the best places for eating Valencian rice or taking a sunset boat trip. El Saler attracts visitors with its beach, separated from the lagoon by piney sand dunes. It’s the only beach in the Albufera Natural Park region.
Address: Playa de Pinedo Ctra. del riu, 486, Valencia, Spain
Hours: Open year-round
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20 Tours and Activities to Experience Albufera Natural Park (Parque Natural de la Albufera)

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Citycoco tour to the Marjal de la Albufera of Valencia

Citycoco tour to the Marjal de la Albufera of Valencia

Beautiful tour of the Ribera rice fields until you reach the natural site of the "Muntanyeta dels Sants" and the "Ullal de Baldoví". You will spend a relaxed and fun day with friends, family or whomever you prefer.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Excursion to Albufera Natural Park

Excursion to Albufera Natural Park

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Discover one of the most interesting landscapes in Spain visiting the Albufera of Valencia, a mediterranean forests, rice paddies and lakes where you can enjoy a unique day by the Mediterranean. Let’s go! Two schedules, morning or afternoon; In the afternoon we will finish the day watching sunset from the lake, contemplating a beautiful postcard.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Paella Cooking Class and Private Tour Albufera Natural Park

Paella Cooking Class and Private Tour Albufera Natural Park

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Learn to cook Spain’s national dish during a small-group cooking class in the heart of Valencia, then walk off your lunch with a back-nature adventure. First, get hands-on as you learn the art of cooking paella under the guidance of an expert chef, then tuck into a delicious 2-course lunch. After sampling your home-cooked culinary delights, marvel at the natural wonders of the Albufera National Park on a private tour.
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  • 6 hours
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$112.58
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Valencia: Jeep Tour Albufera Park

Valencia: Jeep Tour Albufera Park

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Discover the breathtaking Albufera Natural Park and drive yourself with our open jeeps in a guided tour full of experiences. A boat trip gives the tour an unforgettable touch. In this excursion you will drive through the protected Albufera Park, home to countless species of animals, through impressive landscapes and along long beaches. Even the boat trip is included for you. Simply perfect for all ages and totally family friendly. Experience the feeling of adventure mixed with Valencian culture. Do not miss this highlight of Valencia. Ready? ALBUFERA EXPERIENCE !!!
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  • 4 hours
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Albufera Natural Park Tour

Albufera Natural Park Tour

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Enjoy a serene escape from the city with a tour of Albufera Lake and nature reserve, located a short distance from Valencia. Explore the charming fishing village of Palmar, and get a sense of traditional waterside life with a peek inside a historic fisherman’s home and a boat ride on the lake.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Albufera Lagoon Excursion + Valencia Tour - Blessed with abundance

Albufera Lagoon Excursion + Valencia Tour - Blessed with abundance

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Dive into history to discover why Valencia is blessed with abundance since antiquity. While marching through the city and its colourful details you´ll disclose how Valencia flourished to be the bread basket of Spain. Travel through centuries to see how our city developed to become the inviting and fruitful city that it is today. Return to nature and unearth why both Valencia as the Albufera lagoon share a common history. Explore the source of our bountiful countryside and relive the daily life of farmers, fishermen and hunters in the royal lands. A trip by boat on the Albufera Lagoon will free you to reconnect with your roots. While enjoying the breeze on your faces, you will get to know even more secrets about this region.
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  • 4 hours
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Valencia's Albufera Excursion

Valencia's Albufera Excursion

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We invite you to an escapade from the city for a few hours with this field trip to the Albufera Nature Park, a nature preserve that has managed to maintain the best of the Valencian traditions. Albufera Nature Park is an ecological preserve located just 10 kilometers away from Valencia’s city center, a Mediterranean ecosystem of great value and the origin of some of the most characteristic elements of the Valencian culture, like the paella. The whole habitat was declared a Nature Park in 1986. The Albufera is the biggest lagoon in Spain and one of Europe’s most important wetlands. Despite being so close to the city, the park has managed to preserve its singularity. The park’s most characteristic elements are the rice paddies, that change its appearance and colour between seasons. A boat trip through its waters, visiting an ethnological museum or bird watching are only a few of the activities that will turn this visit into an unforgettable experience.
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  • 3 hours
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La Albufera Natural Park Bike Tour with Paella

La Albufera Natural Park Bike Tour with Paella

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Escape bustling Valencia and discover the surrounding countryside on two wheels on a 5-hour bike tour, including a paella lunch. With an expert guide, leave the city and pedal along the coast and through picturesque countryside toward La Albufera Nature Park, where a freshwater lagoon attracts thousands of migratory birds. View the lush wetlands, birds and rice fields on a lagoon boat trip, and soak up the peaceful atmosphere to the sound of lapping waters. Finish with a typical Valencian paella lunch at a local restaurant before returning to Valencia.
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  • 5 hours
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Valencia: Albufera Tour in Private Jeep OFFER 3 + 1 free

Valencia: Albufera Tour in Private Jeep OFFER 3 + 1 free

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Discover the impressive Albufera Natural Park in a private tour. Drive together with our guide in your own open jeep through the protected Albufera Park. This home to countless animal species and will impress you with its beautiful landscape, rice fields and long, untouched stands. Enjoy an exciting boat trip in a traditional fishing boat and learn a lot of interesting things, stories and insider tips from the green side of Valencia. A tour perfect for all ages and for those who want to mix Valencian culture with some adventure. Our guides speak German, English and Spanish and look forward to going on tour with you!
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  • 4 hours
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The Albufera Natural Park Private Tour from Valencia with transport

The Albufera Natural Park Private Tour from Valencia with transport

Escape to the countryside on this private 4-hour tour of the Albufera Natural Park from Valencia, including hotel pick-up. Explore the lush wetlands of the Iberian Peninsula as you enjoy a boat cruise through El Palmar, spot local wildlife and visit a bird observatory. Finally, get a taste of rural life as you pass the vast rice plantations, admire traditional Valencian ‘barraca’ houses and stop by a local fish market.
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  • 4 hours
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Shore excursion: Albufera Natural Park Private Tour from Valencia with transport

Shore excursion: Albufera Natural Park Private Tour from Valencia with transport

Avoid the crowded tourist trips with a private shore excursion to Albufera Natural Park, making the most of your time in port with seamless round-trip transfer to the outlying location via air-conditioned vehicle. Discover the flora and fauna of the wetlands, explore the paddy fields by boat, and visit a local fish market for insight into the region’s rural traditions.
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  • 4 hours
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Get Off the Beaten Path Half Day - Valencia Countryside (Private Tour)

Get Off the Beaten Path Half Day - Valencia Countryside (Private Tour)

Leave the hustle and bustle of the city center behind and explore some of my favorite off-the-beaten-path destinations in the Valencian community. Your half-day tour is completely private, only for you and your party, including a private guide and private transportation from wherever you want to begin. Since your tour is catered specifically to you and your interests, you are free to customize any part of the tour. If there is anywhere you would like to visit that you don't see listed as part of this tour, please inquire with us, as we are happy to help you have the best day with us. We are also happy to accommodate any mobility or dietary restrictions. Please make a note that not all tours are available on all days, and all tours as they are listed are based on availability. Feel free to message us with any questions.
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  • 4 hours
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Albufera: Lake, Paella and Birdwatching

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Albufera: Lake, Paella and Birdwatching

Albufera means nature, gastronomy, birdwatching, culture and history. Today we will discover the waterland were the famous Valencian rice is grown for paella and we will watch local fauna and flora. The Park was declared in 1986 and since then are thousands visitors who decide to visit every year. During the tour we will visit the bird observatory, where is possible (depends on the year time) to see flamingos, herons, storks or different kind of ducks. Then you will learn about the rice and the local culture and traditions embarking on a boat to do a ride on the lagoon and pass by some rice fields. We can see some typical "Barracas" (local farmers building) and the we Will finish on a tablet sharing the most popular Dish in Valencia and Spain, Paella (meal included).
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  • 5 hours
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Citycoco tour to Marjal and the Albufera Natural Park in Valencia

Citycoco tour to Marjal and the Albufera Natural Park in Valencia

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Discover the most beautiful corners of the Albufera Natural Park uploaded in a citycoco. We offer the best excursions with citycoco (100% electric scooters) for routes of great natural and tourist value. A unique experience that you can perform with your friends or family. You will not regret.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Citycoco Marjal and Albufera Natural Park with Valencian Paella Lunch

Citycoco Marjal and Albufera Natural Park with Valencian Paella Lunch

Discover the most beautiful corners of the Natural Park of La Albufera uploaded in a citycoco. We offer the best excursions in citycoco (100% electric scooters) on routes of great natural and tourist value. A unique experience that you can make with your friends or family. You will not regret.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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A day to discover the outskirts of Valencia with traditional bike and guide paella

A day to discover the outskirts of Valencia with traditional bike and guide paella

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Fantastic one-day bike trip on the outskirts of Valencia. We will drink and eat the typical Valencian. It is a trip suitable for anyone who wants to do something different. The trip begins in the City of Arts and Sciences. We will go north to enter the Valencian horta. We will see the fields where the chufa is grown and we will have the opportunity to try the authentic Valencian drink: the horchata. We will turn towards the sea until we reach the Mediterranean. We will cross the beach of Patacona by bicycle and La Malvarrosa before knowing the fishing district of Valencia, in Cabañal. We will cycle through the port before leaving for the Albufera Natural Park, its rice paddies and the best beaches in Valencia. We will have the opportunity to take a picture in one of the most emblematic corners of the area, the Albufera pond. Here we will eat a good typical menu to try the traditional Valencian paella.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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2 days by bike through beaches and natural parks of Valencia with guide

2 days by bike through beaches and natural parks of Valencia with guide

In this getaway you will know the less known beaches of Valencia, you will cycle through Natural Parks and unique fruit plantations. In addition, you will taste the typical Valencian paella and live a local experience in Valencia.
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  • 2 days
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Boat Tour with Paella tasting at the Albufera lake in Valencia

Boat Tour with Paella tasting at the Albufera lake in Valencia

I ilve close to the lake so I know the area- it is really beautiful- and I know the restaurant for a long time- so the experience is perfect!
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  • 6 hours
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Albufera Tour

Albufera Tour

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This tour will make you know one of the most beautiful places in Valencia, the Albufera natural park with wonderful views
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Albufera Day Trip and Paella Experience

Albufera Day Trip and Paella Experience

Albufera is a fresh water lagoon surrounded by rice fields. The tour includes: Boat tour in Albufera Natural park, guided tour. Traditional Valencian lunch with authentic paella.. Transfer back to the city centre.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Ojos Negros Spain's longest greenway in 6 stages

Ojos Negros Spain's longest greenway in 6 stages

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- Visit Albarracín, a medieval village, one of the most beautiful villages of Spain - Travel of the beaten path - Private tour - Taste fantastic Black Truffle food - Teruel Mudéjarr Art - Ride through Ojos Negros - Spain´s longest greenway - Mudéjar art declared Word Heritage by UNESCO - Black Truffle - Discover Valencia - Albufera Natural Park of Valencia
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What are Albufera Natural Park (Parque Natural de la Albufera) hours of operation?
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Albufera Natural Park (Parque Natural de la Albufera) hours of operation: Open year-round. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Albufera Natural Park (Parque Natural de la Albufera) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 20 Albufera Natural Park (Parque Natural de la Albufera) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Albufera Natural Park (Parque Natural de la Albufera) 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Albufera Natural Park (Parque Natural de la Albufera) costs USD 46.22. Guided Albufera Natural Park (Parque Natural de la Albufera) tours start around USD 46.22 per person. See all 20 Albufera Natural Park (Parque Natural de la Albufera) tickets and tours on Viator.
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