We really enjoyed this tour - our guide was very knowledgeable and obviously loves talking about Las Alpujarras. Beautiful vistas and scenes around every curve. I would have been white-knuckled but our expert driver allowed us to enjoy the scenery. Learned a lot about the history and topography of the area. A really good lunch at a rural hotel. Many brief stops for viewing spots or to see some mineral springs, deep ravines, and old ruins. Visited 3 of the 29 hill towns but drove through several others- how they ever built in some of those locations defies gravity. Margaret and Roger
This tour was amazing. The excellent tour guide Alba, who was so informative as to the history and culture of the area, made this trip one to remember. You visit three villages in the foot hills of the Sierra Nevada. Panoramic views are plentiful. If you suffer from vertigo this trip will cure you.
Elva n William driver were wonderful n made it a fun trip. The mountain trip is different from the city tours.
We went on roads lest travelled by tourists. Visiting the ham curing property was the highlight of my trip.
Visited mountain high quaint villages and learnt much about the culture and everyday life.
Another memorable tripHIGHLY RECOMMENDED
We had a fantastic day exploring the stunning mountain villages that surround Granada! Our guide, Antonio, masterfully switched between English and Spanish the entire day to make sure all tour participants understood every component of the tour. One of the smoothest bilingual tours I've ever been on! It is a great balance of guided exploration and free time throughout the day. I would recommend this tour to anyone looking to explore the Alpujarras for the day--it is worth the trip!
I am glad that I chose to go on this tour. It was well organized, and the places we say were varied and interesting.
Excellent day with Antonio our guide who was very helpful, always smiling and full of information. I would have liked a couple of stops to photo the amazing vistas. Nonetheless a good day touring to a remote and spectacular area.
We loved this tour! It was a great break from the hustle and bustle of town. Antonio, our guide, was fun, well informed and spoke excellent English. We made plenty of interesting stops for photo ops beautiful scenery and hill towns and sightseeing along the way. The high point was a lovely lunch which gave us an opportunity to talk with other guests about their native countries and travels in Spain.
The guide was excellent and the quality of the places visited outstanding. Loved the ham factory and the lunch. My husband brought along a small scooter and Michael was super in accommodating his needs. We have some fantastic pictures and enjoyed the others on the tour. Just five of us in a new van was very relaxing.
Will Arnold Canada
An excellent day trip from Granada if you don't have a car.
The pick up worked well in the morning and we had a good group of people of many languages. We were the only primary English speakers even though the tour was listed as English. The tour guide made sure to include us in everything, and it went well. We enjoyed the ham-factory tour as this was something we had never seen before. The lunch was huge and more food than we could eat, although it was a bit late (almost 2:30pm) for us. The views are great from these small towns, and it was an enjoyable day.
Excellent day trip - great value lots of interesting things to see and do.
Great day and interesting. Guide was very friendly and made the day
This was an excellent day trip. The tour guide was great with plenty of information. We saw so many of the towns and the lunch was fun. The driver was also great as the roads are very high up. More time in the towns would have been nice but overall a wonderful trip.
The tour was worth the money. Hotel pick up was efficient and well organised. The guide was very friendly and helpful. The mountains were just amazing and the white villages picturesque. I really recomment it.
Bruce B Ireland
A very touristy but extremely scenic drive high up into a fascinating area. Lovely guide, huge lunch of local food - overall excellent value. Though the trip was initially cancelled due to lack of numbers, efficient voice mail alerted us to changes, and the pick-up arrangements worked perfectly.
Our guide was thorough and enlightning the driver deserves a medal for navigating so many switchbacks.
Nice guide and beautiful views. Felt personal with the small group. Food was delicious.
We visited several interesting sites and enjoyed the local lunch. Plenty of time to walk around and visit the towns on our own.
Beautiful villages. An informed guide. Great ham and wine tasting. Lunch was fairly greasy.
Anna P Hungary
Professionally well done. If you do not have a car, this is more or less the only option to see some of the region, and the guide did a good job.
Andrew P United Kingdom
Informal, well organised, good and easy way to see this beautiful area without having to do the driving.
MAUREEN L United Kingdom
It was a super trip and I would thoroughly recommend others doing it. The food was beautifully presented when we had our lunch. The guide was knowledgeable, the driver of the bus very careful and the bus itself first class. As the scenery was so stunning it would have been great to have been able to stop and take some photos of the wonderful valleys and ravines. On the way to our lunch the toilet and coffee stop proved to be at a place that was closed - phoning ahead to check that it was open would have been a good idea. My group and I would liked to have had more information about how the hams are preserved rather than just having the food samples, nice as they were, and then being left to wander. As teachers information is what we like. The only part of the tour which we didn't rate was the waterfall of iron - that was a bit of a let down.
I enjoyed the day. Very windy roads I am surprised I was not car sick. Very informative tour guide and interesting to see the Alpujarras which I have read a lot about. The places we stopped felt quite touristy and less authentic than I would have liked.
The region and it's histor were well presented. Tour could be much improved by a better choice of locations as the scenery here is pretty spectacular. It was unfortunate that all the best sights were only able to be glimpsed from the coach. In hindsight, a better option would have been to hire a car and have the freedom to focus on the region's true highlights.
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