Smy Sighientu Thalasso & Spa Sardegna ****

ACTIVITIES

Not only white, crystal-clear beaches. Sardinia is much more!

There are beautiful towns to discover, historical cities, archaeological sites, museums, natural sites, protected parks and much more.

Here are some of the tours that Smy Sighientu organises to help to help you discover a Sardinia other than the sea

Cagliari “CITY TOUR” (HD) – Min. 12 people

Departure from SMY SIGHIENTU THALASSO & SPA at 2.45pm. Along the way you will admire the beautiful Poetto beach and the Molentargius pond, where pink flamingos nest. On arrival in Cagliari, stop on the panoramic terrace of Monte Urpinu from where you can see the whole city, the castle of San Michele, the port, the Poetto, passing through the historical centre. At the end of the tour we will continue the visit of the city with a visit to the district of Castello where you can admire the Pisan Towers of S. Pancrazio and of the Elephant, the Cathedral of Santa Maria and the Bastion of San Remy. HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL EXCURSION. Cagliari, the capital of the island, is one of the most interesting cities in the Mediterranean. Founded by the Phoenicians, it has seen a succession of rulers who have left indelible marks on its territory. Its architectural and historical heritage is interesting and can be seen in the four most important districts of the city. Surrounded by a lagoon that is home to colonies of pink flamingos, it is dotted with limestone hills and centres of agricultural origin that have kept their folkloric and gastronomic traditions intact, and is able to surprise and offer pleasant and varied moments. The Castello district is the heart of the city, so much so that in Sardinian it is called Casteddu. Enclosed between Pisan-era bastions and high 14th-century towers, it contains museums, art galleries, stately homes and picturesque streets with craft shops. The signs of the last war are tangible in the widenings and small squares that today allow you to embrace it from above. Departure from the centre of Cagliari and return to the village at 19.15. HALF-DAY EXCURSION Includes: Private bus, tour guide.

Smy Sighientu Thalasso & Spa Sardegna ****
Smy Sighientu Thalasso & Spa Sardegna ****

VELIERO ALLE ISOLE (FD)

Departure from SMY SIGHIENTU THALASSO & SPA at 08.45 am by reserved bus, arrival at Porticciolo di Villasimius and departure at 10.30 am for a wonderful cruise on a sailing boat, discovering the geo-marine park and more… During the cruise there will be several stops in sheltered waters where those who wish can disembark to enjoy a swim and visit the sites. The first stop is Isola dei Cavoli, after about an hour spent ashore, lunch* will be served to guests and, after a final coffee and a myrtle, the navigation proceeds to the second stop, a cove on the coast of Villasimius, usually Punta Is Molentis or Porto Giunco for a swim in the crystal clear waters. Return navigation and arrival at the port at about 16.00. Return to the village at about 18.00. *Menu served on board for lunch: FULL DAY EXCURSION Includes: Reserved bus, excursion by sailboat, lunch on board.

THE PARK OF THE JARA OF TUILI AND THE NURAGICAL VILLAGE OF BARUMINI (FD)

Departure from SMY SIGHIENTU THALASSO & SPA at 7.30 am. After crossing the Campidano area and the typical villages of Marmilla, a famous agricultural and wine-growing area of Sardinia, we will reach Tuili, a small agro-pastoral centre. Meeting with the environmental guide. Continuation to the Giara plateau. The Giara plateau is a basaltic plateau, covered by a continuous wood of holm oak, downy oak and cork trees. It is formed by a number of depressions called “Pauli” in which pools of rainwater form where the cavallini, small wild horses (135 cm at the withers) go to drink. Today, the Sa Jara park can be considered one of the wildest and most unspoilt places in Europe. Only these characteristics have allowed the horses to be preserved as a species. At the end of the visit to the park, we will transfer to a typical farmhouse for lunch in the direction of Turri. In the afternoon we continue to Barumini where we find the Nuragic Village consisting of hundreds of huts; the nuraghe “Su Nuraxi”, considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Suggestive hypotheses have been formulated on the defensive function attributed to the nuraghe, but also images of daily life thanks to the ovens used to make bread, the millstones used to grind cereals, etc… Even more extraordinary if you think that they have come down to us after more than 3,500 years of history. Return to Tuili for a brief visit of the historic centre and return to the village at 19.00. ENTIRE DAY EXCURSION Includes: private bus, environmental tourist guide, entrance to the nuragic complex of Barumini, lunch in a farmhouse.

PANORAMIC TOUR OF THE COAST AND SHOPPING IN VILLASIMIUS (HD)

Departure from SMY SIGHIENTU THALASSO & SPA at 15.00. Half day of intense pleasure to discover the most characteristic places of the South-East coast of our Island. The first visit is to the agricultural and artisan town of Castiadas, home to the former penal colony dating back to the 19th century. We will continue on to Costa Rey, a renowned tourist resort in the south of Sardinia; the excursion continues along the panoramic road to the Geo-Marine Park, where you can admire the splendid islands of “Serpentara”, “Cavoli” and Capo Carbonara, the extreme southeastern tip of Sardinia. On arrival in Villasimius, visit the interesting tourist village and free time for shopping. We will return to the village at 20.00 and continue our panoramic tour of the coast. HALF DAY EXCURSION. Includes: Private bus, tour guide.

Smy Sighientu Thalasso & Spa Sardegna ****
Smy Sighientu Thalasso & Spa Sardegna ****

SU MARMURI CAVES IN ULASSAI (HD) – Min. 12 people (adults)

Departure from SMY SIGHIENTU THALASSO & SPA at 8.30 a.m. for Ulassai. Su Marmuri cave, located just a few metres from the picturesque village of Ulassai, has been open to the public since the mid-1950s and has since enchanted visitors with its charm and beauty. Visitors to the cave are not only amazed by the calcic concretions inside, but are also fascinated by its impressive size, which makes it one of the most important caves in Europe. This large cavity, made up of a succession of enormous halls, was formed by the force of the water that dug an underground route and part of this ancient route has been preserved to this day. We will take you on a unique excursion to discover this incredible artistic and cultural site. At the end of the visit, departure and return to the village at about 13.30. HALF-DAY EXCURSION Includes: private bus, tourist guide and entrance to the caves.

TOUR OF THE ISLAND OF SAN PIETRO AND CARLOFORTE (FD)

Departure from SMY SIGHIENTU THALASSO & SPA at 7.30 am. Along the road to Portovesme, where we will embark on the ferry to Carloforte, we can admire the Mineral Park of Iglesias along the way. Upon arrival in Carloforte we will have a city tour of the typical narrow streets of the town, where the tour guide will tell us about the history of the island, at the end we will stop for lunch (not included in the package) and for those who wish can choose to have lunch in one of the typical restaurants on the seafront of Carloforte. After lunch we will continue the guided tour of the island of San Pietro, Capo Sandalo, the Tonnare, Le Colonne, the beautiful cove La Bobba with the possibility of taking a dip in the crystal clear waters. In the afternoon, departure from Carloforte to Portovesme and return to the village at about 19.00. FULL DAY EXCURSION Includes: Private bus, tour guide for the whole excursion, return ferry to Carloforte. Not included: Lunch.