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Wild red deer viewing safari. Galway. Private guided.

    Tour Operator: Connemara Wild Escapes     3 hours     Travel method: Jeep / 4x4     Region: Galway

Join us on an exclusive early morning guided wild deer viewing safari in Connemara. You will attempt to catch sighting of this majestic wild animal in its natural habitat. A spectacular way to capture the Connemara landscape on camera too! 

Without a doubt, the most exciting time of year for deer watching is early to mid-October when the red deer start their courting actions, during the short period of time known as the ‘rut’. Hormonally charged males put on an impressive show as they fight to build their harem of females, and if you're lucky you might see two red stags locked in an antler to antler battle! But if you are deer watching at this special time of year, you will almost certainly hear them barking or clashing antlers amongst the trees. A pair of binoculars is a must and will be supplied.  

Exact details, times and directions to the start point will be provided after booking. Please arrive at the meeting point provided after booking at dawn, approx. 6am (times will vary throughout the year). After this meet your local guide and climb into the 4x4 vehicle supplied at the departure point. Then, start the wild deer viewing safari and drive through this privately-owned wilderness area of scenic mountains, bogs, heaths, grasslands and woodlands and begin tracking of deer. Learn from your professional guide about the unique fauna and flora as well as the history and ecology of the area. You will also be served complimentary hot drinks and biscuits during the tour. You will return back to the vehicle to finish the tour at approx. 9am.  

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Difficulty: Very easy

What is included

Services of local professional guide
Transport by 4x4 vehicle
Tea/Coffee/Hot Chocolate and biscuits
Use of binoculars

Important information

Warm clothing and rain gear.


Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
IMPORTANT: A voucher will be supplied after booking with departure times, departure point, directions and details. Please print out and bring with you to validate
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
Adult pricing applies to all travelers
Not wheelchair accessible
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

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