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Most Majorca hotels and resorts offer guided tours. Typical itineraries are the Caves of Artà or Drac, on the east coast, including the nearby Auto Safari Park and an artificial-pearl factory in Manacor; the Chopin museum in the old monastery at Valldemossa, returning through the writers' and artists' village of Deià; the port of Sóller and the Arab gardens at Alfàbia; the Thursday market and leather factories in Inca; Port de Pollença; Cape Formentor; and the northern beaches.
The resorts also run excursions to neighboring beaches and coves—many inaccessible by road—and to the islands of Cabrera and Dragonera. Visitors to Cabrera can take a self-guided tour of the island's underwater ecosystem—using a mask and snorkel with their own sound system; the recording explains the main points of interest as you swim. Contact Excursions a Cabrera or the National Park Office in Palma.
On Minorca, sightseeing trips leave Mahón's harbor from the quayside near the Xoriguer gin factory; several boats have glass bottoms. Fares average around €10. Departure times vary; check with the Tourist Information office on the Moll de Ponent, at the foot of the winding stairs from the old city to the harbor.
Ibiza resorts run trips to neighboring beaches and to smaller islands. Trips from Ibiza to Formentera include an escorted bus tour. In Sant Antoni, there are a number of tour organizers to choose from.
Mahón Port (Moll de Llevant 2, Mahón, Minorca, 07701. 971/355952.)
Excursions a Cabrera (971/649034 or 627/881885. www.excursionsacabrera.es.)
Parque Nacional del Archipiélago de Cabrera. Book online for permission to dock and skuba dive at ICONA (Instituto Nacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza). Note the website is only in Spanish. Pl. España 8, Palma, Majorca, 07002. 971/725010. 971/725585. reddeparquesnacionales.mma.es.
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