NOW TAKING BOOKINGS FOR PARAHAWKING IN SPAIN
- Algodonales, Spain
- October to May
- Available to:
- Anyone (Age and weight restrictions may apply)
The Ultimate Bird of Prey Adventure
The Parahawking VIP Package is exactly what is says on the tin. It's everything we do all rolled into one amazing day making you a Parahawking VIP. We start the day with a complimentary tea of coffee over a Meet and Greet with our birds and team. You'll then take part in our Bird of Prey Experience, this is a 2-3 hour session where you will learn more about the special handling and training techniques. You'll also get to fly our birds at one of our local flying sites.
After lunch we'll then head up to the paragliding launch site for your Parahawking Tandem Experience. After a short briefing on safety and how to feed the birds in the air, we take to the skies with one of our trained birds. They will soar with us and lead us to the best thermals then return to land on your arm for a small piece of food, mid flight! This experience provides a unique perpective of birds of prey in their own natural environment, a once in a lifetime experience and only possible in Spain.
On landing, you will be given a brief presentation on the plight of Vultures across the globe and how The Parahawking Project is contributing to the vulture conservation effort. We'll then sit and look at your amazing photos and video of your flight and upload your GPS track log to a special 3D visualisation program so you can relive your flight over and over again, you can see an example here: - http://doarama.com/view/571383
Don't forget to tell your friends and travel companions of your new Parahawking VIP status.
So whats included in a Parahawking VIP Package?
- Meet and Greet the birds
- Bird of Prey Experience
- Parahawking Experience
- Photos and Movie of your flight
- FREE Parahawking T-Shirt
- FREE GPS Tracklog of the birds flight
- FREE Leather Parahawking Bracelet or Keyring
- FREE Lunch
Frequently Asked Questions
Our birds need to be rewarded for guiding us into the thermals. During the flight the passenger will place small morsels of meat onto his gloved hand, the birds will come and gently land on the hand to take the food, and then gracefully fly away to find the next thermal. A perfect symbiotic relationship.
Vultures are important in our society, they play a vital role in our ecosystem by cleaning up all of the dead animals that would otherwise be left to rot. Millions of tonnes of animal carcasses are disposed of each year across Asia, which if not cleaned up, would pose a real risk to human health. Asia's vultures are declining faster than the Dodo and could be extinct in the next 5-10 years, unfortunately not enough people know about the problem. Vultures are considered to be quite unsavory creatures because of this, these prehistoric looking birds are difficult to empathize with. We want to change that!
Parahawking provides a unique opportunity to see vultures in a different light, to understand about the importance of them in our society and to learn about their behavior in the wild. Parahawking is our mission to raise more public awareness to the plight of Asia's vultures and in doing so halt the decline and prevent their extinction.
We support vital Vulture conservation projects, proceeds from every Parahawking flight go to Vulture conservations projects.