WILD WESTERN ADVENTURE WEEK
Best time to travel
April - October
Unspoiled nature and authentic heritage in Connemara and Donegal
Climb the highest peak in the Connemara National Park
Sample delicious seafood freshly from the Atlantic ocean
Relax and unwind in an Irish seaweed SPA bath
Discover Europe's highest sea cliffs at Slieve League
Enjoy a fantastic week in the wild West of Ireland filled with plenty of outdoors adventures while experiencing unspoiled picture-perfect Irish nature, authentic cultural heritage and dive into the rich variety and outstanding quality of Irish seafood, delivered directly and fresh from the Atlantic Ocean. Our adventure week is designed for you to relax, unwind and meaningfully connect to some of the most beautiful and authentic areas in Ireland.
DAY 1 - WELCOME TO IRELAND
Welcome to Ireland. Transfer to Connemara in the West of Ireland, a place of colours, wilderness and warm welcomes. Check in to your hotel in the heart of Connemara. Overnight in Connemara.
DAY 2 - SEAFOOD DAY (B, D)
Start the day with visiting the oyster and mussel farms along Killary Harbour, Ireland's only fjord, and learn more about the traditions and art of seafood farming. After tasting some of the delicious products, you will take a scenic walk along the coast and visit a sheep farm, where you will be introduced to the secrets of sheep shearing, working sheep dogs and turf cutting. Enjoy a seaside picnic along the shores of the fjord before returning to the pier. Overnight in Connemara.
DAY 3 - DISCOVER INISHBOFIN ISLAND (B, L)
A short ferry ride will take you to the beautiful small island of Inishbofin off the Galway coast in the morning. The island is a perfect escape for anybody looking to get away from it all and to truly unwind in an unspoiled setting. Due to its rich historic heritage and wealth of wildlife with many rare birds nesting on the island during the season, Inishbofin is known for its focus on eco-tourism and you will learn more about the traditions and history while exploring the beautiful coastline on a guided walk or by bike. Overnight in Connemara.
DAY 4 - CLIMBING DIAMOND HILL - SEAWEED BATH - SUNSET KAYAKING (B)
You will explore Connemara National Park in the morning, where you will find scenic mountain ranges, extensive bogs and woodlands. A hiking tour will take you to the top of Diamnd Hill, with 443m the highest mountain in the area and offering spectacular views over Connemara, the Atlantic coastline and the Twelve Bens. Relax in the afternoon as you will enjoy a traditional seaweed bath before setting out to the beautiful Mannin Bay, where you will enjoy the stunning scenery and the sea life in the clear waters on a sunset kayaking tour. Overnight in Connemara.
DAY 5 - SLIEVE LEAGUE CLIFFS - AFTERNOON TEA (B, L)
Transfer to the Northwest of Ireland and to the beautiful Slieve League Cliffs plunging more than 600m into the Atlantic Ocean, making the cliffs the highest sea cliffs in Europe. Enjoy the fresh Atlantic breeze and the stunning views all across to the Northern Mayo coastline on hiking tour along the cliffs. Check into your stately hotel in the afternoon, where you will have time to relax and to enjoy a sumptuous traditional afternoon tea in a luxury setting. Overnight in Co. Donegal.
DAY 6 - SEA KAYAKING - COASTEERING (B)
With over 1,000 km of coastline , Co. Donegal is a paradise for water lovers and it is all about the Wild Atlantic today. Explore some of the lesser known impressive sea caves and tunnels on the Western coast and islands on a combined sea kayaking and coasteering adventure while enjoying the beautiful unspoiled coastline. Overnight in Co. Donegal.
DAY 8 - DEPARTURE
Transfer to the airport and departure.
DAY 7 - HIKING AND FOOD EXPERIENCE DONEGAL (B, D)
The remote and unspoiled landscape of Co. Donegal holds many hidden and lesser known places and you will discover some of the stunning valleys, dramatic hills and idyllic landscapes on a hiking tour through Donegal's wilderness. You will finish your adventure week with a tasty foodie tour through Co. Donegal, where you will visit several locations and learn more about the region and it's culinary traditions. Overnight in Co. Donegal.
OUR SERVICE FOR YOU
The itinerary is flexible and we have plenty of adventure in store, so should you wish to make minor changes to the suggested itinerary or extend your stay, we will be happy to help you plan.
Superior hotels, country and manor houses
Private transfers or car hire
Breakfasts (B), Lunches (L) and Dinners (D) as outlined
Activities, tours & visits as outlined
Qualified, English speaking guide on all tours, activities and experiences
Expert travel planning, trip preparation and on tour support
Taxes and insurances for the activities