Castile-La Mancha Nature & adventure

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Madrid: Day Trip to Cuenca and The Enchanted City

1. Madrid: Day Trip to Cuenca and The Enchanted City

Experience Cuenca and the Enchanted City with an expert local guide on this full-day tour. After taking the bus to the Castilla La-Mancha region, stop at a wine cellar before continuing on to the Enchanted City, where the group will enjoy a walking tour through this magical place. Marvel at the unique natural structures and spectacular scenery. Continue on to the city of Cuenca, and stop in at the Devil's Window, a well-known viewpoint with amazing views. After enjoying free time for lunch, take a panoramic tour through the sickle of the Huécar River and before going to the highest part of the city, El Barrio del Castillo. Descend on foot to visit the most emblematic corners and many monuments of the Medieval quarter of the city. Finally, arrive at the Parador, where the bus will be waiting to return the group to Madrid.

From Seville: Full-Day Aracena & Rio Tinto Mines Tour

2. From Seville: Full-Day Aracena & Rio Tinto Mines Tour

Travel to the charming village of Aracena from Seville and visit the biosphere reserve of Dehesas de Sierra Morena. Discover an area so unique that Nasa has a base to study it on this day trip to the Rio Tinto mining area.  Hop aboard an air-conditioned vehicle and relax on the drive to the biosphere reserve of Dehesas de Sierra Morena. The reserve offers you the chance to see some of the bulls and Iberian pigs which inhabit the area.  Have the chance to visit a farm of wild bulls. Explore the Rio Tinto, an area that has been exploited for copper, silver, and gold for over 2000 years. See how this activity has changed the landscape of this area so much that it now resembles Mars.  Uncover how the main river here runs through old mining fields, transporting metallic minerals which turn the river into a reddish color when it combines with its mildly acidic waters, making life in the river nearly impossible.  Head to Aracena, a small town located in the middle of Sierra Morena. This is the capital city of the Natural Park Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche. Aracena has trails through its Dehesas which are full of cork trees, oaks, and free-roaming Iberian pigs. Visit the Grutas de las Maravillas, a natural cave almost 2000 meters long, full of stalactites and stalagmites formed by the water running in the limestone. Stroll through the cave and marvel at the fascinating rock formations and deep blue water. Next, take in views of the rural Mosque of Almonaster la Real. 

From Madrid: Hot Air Balloon over Toledo with Brunch

3. From Madrid: Hot Air Balloon over Toledo with Brunch

Soar over Toledo with this group hot air balloon ride. Be picked up at your accommodation in Madrid and relax as you drive for an 1 hour and 15 minutes to Toledo. Enjoy Wi-Fi onboard until you arrive at your take-off spot in Toledo. Lift-off and see the sunrise with breathtaking views of this historical city. Have your camera ready to capture bird’s-eye views of a city with more than 3000 years of history. Listen to your pilot tell you more about this facinating city. After a smooth landing, take part in a typical Spanish breakfast followed by a celebratory glass of Cava and a flight certificate signed by your Pilot. Transfer back to Madrid, or stay and discover the medieval city and return on your own.

From Cuenca: Cuervo River and Ciudad Encantada Day-Trip

4. From Cuenca: Cuervo River and Ciudad Encantada Day-Trip

Get picked up outside your hotel and head straight to heart of the Serranía de Cuenca Nature Reserve. Your first stop will be the El Ventano del Diablo viewpoint. Here, admire the panoramic views of the Cañón del Júcar and see birds such as native tawny vultures and alimoches flying overhead. Next, travel to Ciudad Encantada, a natural park in the Serranía, filled with a collection of karst rock formations that have been molded by the forces of nature. Let your imagination run wild as you try to spot faces and shapes in the naturally-formed sculptures. Enjoy a guided tour of the park and learn more about the karst formations from your knowledgable guide before heading to the Nacimiento del Río Cuervo spring. At the spring, spot an impressive variety of birds and marvel at the cascades of the waterfall.

From Madrid: Old Town Toledo Tour with Optional Zip-Line

5. From Madrid: Old Town Toledo Tour with Optional Zip-Line

Stroll through the medieval streets of Toledo on a guided walking tour. Spend some free time roaming the streets. Add on a skip-the-line bracelet to access up to 7 of the city’s iconic monuments or choose the option with a ziplining adventure.  Board the tour bus in Madrid at midday and embark on the journey to the historic city of Toledo. Take in panoramic views of the outskirts of the city, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Listed Site and has a history dating back to 59 BC.  Be welcomed by your guide then set out on a guided walk through the city's picturesque Old Town. Visit some of the main streets and squares of the city as you learn about Toledo’s vast history from your guide. Explore the city at your own pace after the walking tour and discover the sites and attractions that appeal to you most. Admire the Gothic architecture at the Cathedral of St. Mary, see the Synagogue of Santa Maria l Blanca, or head to the Old Moorish Mosque of Cristo de la Luz. Enhance your trip with the option for a thrilling zip-line adventure. Add some excitement to the day and soar like a bird on the longest urban zip-line in Europe, which provides unparalleled views of the city.  Select the option of a skip-the-line bracelet to access up to 7 of the city’s iconic monuments, including the above-mentioned religious sites. Return to your meeting point in Madrid by bus at the end of your tour. 

From Madrid: Toledo Tour & Zip Line Experience

6. From Madrid: Toledo Tour & Zip Line Experience

Visit the historical city of Toledo on a day trip from Madrid. The city itself is like an immense museum, home to some of Spain’s top monuments. Toledo is also known as the City of 3 Cultures, as for an extended period Christian, Islamic and Jewish residents lived together peacefully within its walls. Its old Gothic and Renaissance architecture and narrow streets and alleys, along with its well-preserved condition has led to its listing as a National Monument, and as a World Heritage City by UNESCO.  If you prefer to discover Toledo on your own, you can visit the city at your leisure and discover its important monuments and historic neighborhoods. Take a comfortable ride on the Tourist Train to see the sights of Toledo and enjoy commentary about the city's history along the way. Discover the longest zip line in Europe and enjoy this unique experience in a breathtaking setting.

Toledo: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Spanish Breakfast

7. Toledo: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Spanish Breakfast

Fly over Toledo, an ancient city home to a diverse range of cultures. Catch the spectacular sights from the basket of a hot air balloon as you listen to your guide's commentary and enjoy a light snack. Meet at the designated point in Toledo and board a luxury vehicle, which will take you to one of the 12 launch sites in the city. Let your knowledgeable pilot decide the best launch point for the most amazing views. Soar over thousands of years of history and take in the views. Land safely after your sightseeing and savor a Spanish breakfast with a celebratory glass of Cava and a flight certificate signed by your pilot.

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What people are saying about Castile-La Mancha

Well planned tour with amazing views, we are happy that during our visit to Madrid we decided to go for this. Our favorite was the visit to the city of Cuenca with the hanging houses. Fernando was a great guide, he shared a lot of fun facts which made the tour interesting.

Excelente día en Ciudad Encantada y el casco histórico de Cuenca! Este tour es altamente recomendado! Un día lleno de espectaculares vistas e historias!!! Fernando, guía turístico y Cuenqueando, son geniales!

I really loved this special trip to the province of Huelva. The cave, Rio Tinto and the city Aracena were real highlights. Ines is a open-minded and communicative guide and knows a lot about the countryside.

Really Gorgeous place to visit. Worth a visit, I liked it better than Madrid itself. The views are gorgeous. Fernando, our guide was really fun and informative.

Great tourist guy with excellent local knowledge, language skills, friendly attitude and exceptional patience. It is a treat in this trip!