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NARCISSI OF IBERIA

INTRODUCTION
Narcissus hispidus This tour takes us to the Narcissus hotspot of Iberia, the centre of evolution and diversity of these wonderfulflowers. We’ll explore the most important locales forthe early-flowering species, starting in Andalucia wherewe’ll encounter Narcissus assoanus and endemic Narcissus cuatrecasasiiNarcissus hispanicus isplentiful in Spanish Fir forests and in the Sierra deAlcaparain is ghostly Narcissus cantabricus.

Narcissus bulbicodium

Narcissus bulbocodiumNarcissus cordubensis and Narcissus jonquilla adorn meadows dotted with cork oaks. Based in one of Andalucia's most beautiful 'white villages', peaceful Benaojan, we’ll also find plentiful Orchids, Fritillaries and Linarias in rich limestone turf, while cliffs hold a plethora of charming saxifrages and elegant Ornithogalum reverchonii. Next we explore Central Portugal where drifts of Narcissus asturiensis and Crocus carpetanus colour the mountains of the Serra da Estrela. Narcissus calcicola and Narcissus obesus prefer the rugged limestone of the Serra de Porto de Mos while the in the coastal Serra da Arrabida,Narcissus bulbocodium is abundant amongst Tulipa sylvestris, Two-leaved Gennaria,Arisarum simmorhinum and Anemone palmata. Distinctive Narcissus triandrus (and some fine hybrids with the rare Narcissus scaberulus) and sweetly-scented Narcissus papyraceus enjoy loamy banks in the Tejo drainage, an area home to several early flowering orchids.


With such beauty and elegance on offer on the floral front it seems somehow fitting that this tour has us staying at some very fine hotels where we can also enjoy some excellent cuisine during our visit to the home of the daffodil. 

Tour Summary
Narcissus papyraceus hybrid

Day 1
To Malaga and Molino del Santo

Days 2 - 5
Sierra de Grazalema, Montejaque, and the Sierra de las Nieves.

Day 6 
To Portugal

Day 7
Serra da Arrabida 

Day 8
Serra de Porto de Mos

Days 9 & 10
Serra da Estrela

Day 11
Depart Porto 

Click here for a detailed tour itinerary,  and for lots more tour information, see the tour page on our website www.greentours.co.uk

 

DATES & PRICES

28 Feb 2016 - 09 Mar 2016

Cost = £2195

Ground Only Price 
Faro - Malaga = £1820

Deposit = £250

Single Supplement = £215*

 

* does not apply if you are willing to shareand a room-mate can be arranged.

To book a place on this tour see our booking information

Narcussus papyraceus

Fiona Dunbar
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