Sardinia short break
4 days experience to slow-down and regenerate “in the heart of Nothing”
- Trip Outline
- Quotation & Departures
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In Out of Italy we have chosen to travel in small groups to live an authentic experience. Our trips bring you to out-of-the-beaten track places, to small hidden villages and borghi* where people still carry on ancient tradition, food receipts and timeless life-style practises still unknown to mass tourism.
Our journeys require a spirit of curiosity towards different realities, to be respected and appreciated for their uniqueness. During these trips we want to establish a relationship with locals, positive group feeling, be sustainable and responsible, optimise visiting and travel times and choose cosy typical accommodation for the overnights. A different way of travelling to better capture moments of ordinary everyday life.
Beyond the well-known destinations, Italy hides unique and authentic places, far from mass tourism, that are waiting for you to be revealed.
Out of Italy makes you discover all these remote beauties, with a different story-telling, made with passion and love.
- Cagliari - arrival
- Cagliari - Sinnai - Villaputzu - Sa Rutta
- Sa Rutta
- Sa Rutta - Villaputzu - Cagliari - departure
Crystal-clear waters, incredible blue sea, white sunny beaches embraced by a wild and varied nature...These are the images that commonly come to mind when talking about Sardinia, but beyond the coast, there is an island with a unique archaeological heritage and ancient traditions that even many Italians do not know. A great treasure kept in the heart of the island at the centre of the Mediterranean Sea.
Cagliari - arrival
Meet and greet at the airport, and transfer to Cagliari. In the afternoon we meet the local guide and we visit the old town of Karalis (ancient name of Cagliari). The first stop is the Archaeological Museum where we learn about the Nuragic civilization, the Giants of Mont'e Prama and other founds coming from the original Phoenician-Punic-Roman Karalis. Walking tour of the narrow lanes in the historical city center: The Castel. This is the symbol of Cagliari where we can follow the long and complex history of this city. Our guide will bring us to the panoramic point of Monte Urpinu, which offers a stunning view of the city, here we can also appreciate a not to be missed attraction: “the Basilica of Nostra Signora of Bonaria”, patroness of Sardinia. The tour ends with a dinner at the restaurant Su Combidu in the Marina district, and overnight.
Cagliari - Sinnai - Villaputzu - Sa Rutta
Today we begin early morning with breakfast and soon after we move to Sinnai for a unique experience of three hours: a baking bread class. Here we learn local secrets and try our hand at two of the typical local recipes: the Coccoi (a decorated durum-wheat-semolina bread) and the Pintau bread (decorated bread that is still baked for special events, festivities or important celebrations and ceremonies).
In the afternoon we move to the village of Villaputzu, where we will get some time for relax before moving, by cross-country vehicles, to Sa Rutta. This site, which name in Sardinian means “cave”, is a place completely immersed in the nature and far from the nowadays civilization. Here we will enjoy an exclusive welcome drink/aperitif around the fire and a dinner full of local tastes and flavours in a sheepfold.
Overnight is in an exclusive suspended tent in the wood of SaRutta: a real must-do experience. SaRutta is the key point of this trip; it is an exclusive suspended tented camp in the middle of a wild and still unspoilt corner of Sardinia, a lifetime experience that can be enjoyed all the year around in many different ways. We have design for you different options for day3 and day4 to experience the environment in total comfort and with different activities and special moments. You can choose what you like most.
Sa Rutta - Option1 - ADVENTURE (*alternatively)
After breakfast, we start our journey towards Pardis. Part of journey to reach this waterfall will be by quad while the second stretch on foot. In case there is a lot of water, our local guides will bring us to the waterfall of Su Fossu De Su Para or Buddidorgia, to enjoy an amazing unspoilt scenery created by the waterfall and the surrounding emerald green lakes.
We stop for a local picnic lunch with a classic Sardinian smurzo: sausage, cheese, grilled cheese, bread and much more.
We travel by quad and reach the village of Baccu Locci to visit the mines located south of the Salto di Quirra plateau. This area is characterized by a great variety of shapes deriving from the erosive action of atmospheric agents on the different types of rock. Deep and narrow valleys of high scenic and landscape values make this place unique.
During summer we start our journey reaching the pier to live an incredible kayak experience toward the Murtas beach. The forbidden "pearl" of the coast of Villaputzu where lies a stretch of six kilometers of clear sand, bordered by large dunes, which plunges into crystal clear waters in shades of intense blue. After a relazing afternoon, we return to Sa Rutta for an aperitif around the fire, dinner and overnight.
Sa Rutta - Option2 - RELAX (*alternatively)
After breakfast, we enjoy a free-time morning and we relax strolling around SaRutta or simply admiring the uniqueness of this place and its breath-taking atmosphere, far from the nowadays civilization.
We have lunch in Sa Rutta and in the afternoon, we can take part in one of these activities: Launeddas making course (traditional local musical instrument); a typical baskets weaving course; admire a demonstration of ricotta making made by shepherds or enjoy a demonstration of a typical ravioli making, the so called Sarrabus.
During summer we will have the whole afternoon to enjoy the exclusive and stunning Murtas beach. At the end of the activity we will enjoy an exclusive aperitivo around the fire and a dinner full of local tastes and flavours in a sheepfold.
Sa Rutta - Option3 - WILD (*alternatively)
After breakfast, we move with our cross-country transfer to Città di Roccia for a morning trekking. The area is located south of the Salto di Quirra plateau and overlooks the mining village of Baccu Locci. This area has different shapes created by the erosive action of atmospheric agents and there are a lot of narrow valley of high scenic and landscape value.
Local picnic lunch made of a classic Sardinian smurzo. Then we will attend a 2/3 hours of Bushcraft course with certified instructor, where among several skills we will learn how to turn on the fire in the middle of the woods. We move then to Grotta dei Banditi for an exclusive aperitif around the fire, dinner and overnight in a tent inside the cave.
IMPORTANT Note: The WILD Programme is not available during the summer season due to the high temperatures.
Sa Rutta - Villaputzu - Cagliari - departure
After breakast we have a couple of hours for relax and pack our luggages before we move back, by quad or by cross-country vehicle, to the village of Villaputzu and then to Cagliari airport.
Price: on request – based on 6 pax travelling
For further information on the price or a tailor-made quotation please contact us at email@example.com or fill in the “Trip Enquiry” here above.
The quote includes: 1 overnight in 4* Hotel Flora (or similar)in BB treatment; 2 nights exclusive suspended tent in the wood of SaRutta in BB treatment; Dinner on day 1, 2, and 3; Aperitif and Picnic lunches on day 2, and 3; Cultural local guide in Cagliari; Entrance ticket for the archeological museum; Experiences as per itinerary; Transfer from/to airport/Cagliari and from/to Cagliari/Villaputzu and drop off at the airport on day4; Driver and transfer for the whole tour (car, van, quad and cross-country vehicles or minibus according to the size of the group).
The quote does not include: Tips and porterage; meals unless specified; drinks; personal expences; international flights; insurances; everything not expressly specified in "the quote includes".
Accommodation - Hotel in Cagliari 4* & the exclusive suspended tent in the wood of SaRutta.
Sa Rutta is a place away from rush and noise, a world where everything slows down. Here you we have the opportunity to live in an Eco-camp that represents a perfect synergy between environmental conservation, reconnection with wild nature, experiential activities and the most innovative solutions dedicated to tourist hospitality. Based on the concept of "Leave No Trace", the suspended tents of the Sa Rutta Eco-camp represents an innovative type of sustainable accommodation designed to be in symbiosis with nature. An alternative tourism experience that starts from an alternative way of hospitality that we have selected for you!
Climate - In Sardinia Island, there is Mediterranean climate, mild winter and warm sunny summer. Little rain in summer, rainy season is mainly in autumn and winter, in summer it is normally dry. It is a windy Island due to Mistral Wind.
Transport - Van or Minibus according to the size of the group. Quad and cross-country vehicles for the SaRutta part.
Meals - 3 Breakfasts + 3 dinners (day 1;2;3) + 1 packed lunch (day 3) + 2 aperitif (day 2;3).
Travel in safety - The current itinerary is quoted according to the current safety/health law. The transport will allow the social distance between the passengers. In case regional laws will now allow certain attractions or Hotels to open we shall amend the itinerary according with the price to reflect the changes. We shall do everything is in our power to operate the itinerary as described above.
For logistics or technical reasons, the itinerary can be run with some amendments on the sequence of the visits and excursions
The exclusive location and overnights in SaRutta.
Sa Rutta is a place away from rush and noise, a world where everything slows down. Here you we have the opportunity to live in an Eco-camp that represents a perfect synergy between environmental conservation, reconnection with wild nature, experiential activities and the most innovative solutions dedicated to tourist hospitality. Based on the concept of "Leave No Trace", the suspended tents of the Sa Rutta Eco-camp represents an innovative type of sustainable accommodation designed to be in symbiosis with nature.
An alternative tourism experience that starts from an alternative way of hospitality that we have selected for you!