Ribeira Sacra Minitour: The Sil river Canyon

Half day tour to the Ribeira Sacra and the Sil Canyon, departure from Ourense. It includes cultural visits and visit to viewpoint. Optional boat tour.

The Ribeira Sacra Minitour is a half-day tour (starting in the morning) is a great opportunity for those who have little time to discover the Ribeira Sacra or who want to make the most of their stay during a short getaway in Ourense and its surroundings.

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Full program

It is an organized half-day tour to the Ribeira Sacra (morning excursion), with regular departures from the city of Ourense, which will allow the traveler to experience the essence of Ribeira Sacra in the company of a very small group of people.

With two tour options (with or without a boat trip), where you can choose if you prefer to take a boat ride through the Cañón del Sil (Sil River Canyon)* or visit the most emblematic viewpoints of Ribeira Sacra.

* Note: the boat ride option will not be available from December 9th until March 21st, as the boat company will be closed.

  • 09:30 - Departure from Ourense “Parque de San Lázaro”
    - Monastery of Santo Estevo
    -Sil Canyon viewpoint
    11:45 - Option A
    -Sil Canyon Boat trip (extra cost)
    11:45 - Option B
    -Cabezoás viewpoint
    -Balcones de Madrid viewpoint
    14:15 - Arrival to Ourense “Parque de San Lázaro”

Specific conditions

The tour will take place as long as we have a group of at least 2 people, in other case the tour can be canceled by notifying with at least 5 days in advance.

If it gets cancelled we will offer the  possibility of traveling privately will be offered at an additional cost, travel on another date available at the same cost, or if the customer prefers the refund.

Notes about boat ride: the explanations given during the boat ride will be only in Spanish. The stunning scenery is the best part of the boat ride though!

Services included

  • Transportation from departure place (San Lázaro Park)
  • Visit to Monastery of Santo Estevo de Ribas de Sil
  • Visit to viewpoint over the Sil Canyon
  • Boat ride through the Sil canyon (only in “option with catamaran”)
  • Visit to viewpoints of Cabezoás and Balcones de Madrid (only in “option without catamaran”)

Servizos non incluídos

  • Cost of the boat ride through the Sil canyon (only in “option with catamaran”)

Servizos non incluídos

  • Cost of the boat ride through the Sil canyon (only in “option with catamaran”)