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Alpujarra Experience: Historical Mountain Villages

Product ID: 41379
Take a day trip across Spain's highest villages in La Alpujarra, one of the most charming and tranquil corners of Europe. From Granada, tour through Lanjarón, Orgiva, Trevélez, Capileira, and more, discovering why some call this 'the country of nowhere'.
About this activity
Duration: 8 - 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Arabic, Russian
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Pick-up takes place between 8:30 AM and 8:45 AM from selected hotels in Granada city center, please choose the nearest hotel to your accommodation and call the tour operator 2 days before the excursion to confirm the exact time and pick-up location.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Spain's highest mountain villages
  • Discover the traditional lifestyles of villagers
  • See the white houses of the Mozarabic style
  • Enjoy a traditional "Alpujarreño" dish (if option booked)
Full description
Discover one of Europe's richest botanical enclaves, through picturesque villages and a breathtaking mountain landscape.

La Alpujarra is an extensive valley running across the southern foothills of the Sierra Nevada and the mountains of the Contraviesa Lújar, the Mediterranean coast and the Sierra de Gador. White buildings pepper the rugged terrain, matching the snow-capped peaks down amid the lush foliage.

The first stop is the 19th-century town of Lanjarón, where you'll follow the flowing waters to Orgiva, the crossroads of the region and capital of La Alpujarra. From here continue through the magical towns of Caratuñas, Pampaneira, Pitres and Trevélez, the highest village in Spain, famous for its exquisite Iberian hams.

Then, drive into the heart of the charming and picturesque villages of Bubion and Capileira, where you'll enjoy breathtaking views and a traditional lunch if you choose this option.
Includes
  • Pickup from central Granada hotels
  • Local guide
  • Traditional lunch and drink (if option chosen)
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From US$ 76.61 US$ 65.88 per person

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 113 reviews

Review summary

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    4.6 / 5
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  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
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This was a brilliant way to explore the mountain region around Granada and the food and wine were delightful! Our guide (Angela) was great fun and very informative moving with ease from Spanish to English. The bus was very comfortable and there were lovely people on the tour. The pick up arrangement was carefully organised as well. In all, a marvellous day!

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September 27, 2019

Great opportunity to see another side of Granada

Beautiful quaint villages, stunning views, rich history, jamón, jamón y más jamón. There's just enough free time in each village for you to explore on your own-- try the spring water from the town fountains & imagine what life was like in these remote mountains hundreds of years ago. An amazing day!

May 12, 2019

Our guide Reyna and driver Manuel made the day special! Good pacing.

This tour exceeded expectations as far as timing, interest and choice of locations. The group, consisting of we two Americans, two Spaniards, Australian and British guests and two Japanese, seemed to come together as friends as the day progressed. The guide Reyna covered cultural, geographic and culinary topics equally well. We saw six of the Alpujarras villages with three major stops and several ‘pull outs’, and had a chance to unwind on the way home. We recommend this experience to other travelers with limited time in Granada.

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April 12, 2019

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Granavision

Product ID: 41379