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From Granada: Guadix and Granada Geopark Guided Tour

1. From Granada: Guadix and Granada Geopark Guided Tour

Guadix is one of the oldest human settles in Spain. The most particular thing of this city is its wonderful cave-houses, still occupied nowadays and that is the most characteristic point of its neighbourhoods. This monumental city conserves an interesting historical and artistic heritage, its fotified towers from 11th century, from where you can admire the lovely views of the meadow, the city and Sierra Nevada. Guadix offers the possibility to travel back in time to know different cultures and civilitations just walking along its narrow streets and its big monuments. The religious architecture is the protagonist in Guadix thanks to important buildings as the Cathedral and the churches of Saint Anna, Saint Domingo and Saint Francis.

Granada Geopark: Desert and Prehistory Tour with Lunch

2. Granada Geopark: Desert and Prehistory Tour with Lunch

Leave Granada city centre in the morning from your hotel or a convenient location nearby. Delve straight into the unique landscape of Granada Geopark.  Pass by picturesque villages on your way to your first stop, Acequia del Toril. Learn about how this natural aqueduct was formed over the centuries. Wander around the vast vegetation that covers the Acequia and the arid landscape that surrounds it. Next up is Gorafe, one of the most picturesque towns in Granada. Explore and immerse yourself in one of the most remarkable natural deserts in Europe. Enjoy an impressive panorama full of different shapes, colors, and sensations. Visit the typical cave houses and well-preserved Dolmens of the Megalithic Park. Continue your tour to the village of Zujar and take pictures of the breathtaking panoramic view of Mirador de Jabalcon. Look down on the Quaternary sediments of the basin and learn about its geological history from your local guide. End your tour with lunch in one of the town's best restaurants, which offers local and seasonal food. After lunch an hour of free time to have a coffee or have a walk before returning to Granada.

Gorafe: Los Coloraos Desert 4x4 Tour

3. Gorafe: Los Coloraos Desert 4x4 Tour

The extraordinary extension of the Granada Geopark makes it possible to develop different 4x4 routes, specially designed to get to know each and every one of its essential corners in detail, and with the necessary calm. In this sense, through this route, specially designed by Goyo Garrido Adventures, you will have the opportunity to discover a landscape totally removed from the typical images of the province of Granada or Andalusia as a whole, but which, paradoxically, is one of the best samples of the geological history of our territory, such as the badlands or the Desierto de los Coloraos. Travel back in time on a movie set, where you will be able to fully understand, and in first person, how the gradual receding of the sea over thousands of years gave rise to the natural formation of rivers and lakes in which, for centuries, Large Quaternary mammals such as saber-toothed tigers ate. Likewise, we will continue the route through the Gorafe Desert, thus entering the true heart of the Granada Geopark: the Coloraos. Finally, we will proceed to return to our accommodation for a well-deserved rest, since, not surprisingly, throughout the day there will be a journey of around 50 kilometers off-road. In short, the development of this 4x4 route has everything you need so that you can make the most of every moment, thanks to the information that our specialized guides will offer you at the different points of geological interest, the result of their extensive qualifications and experience in carrying out these kinds of activities on the ground. Do not hesitate to contact us to resolve any questions or queries about the surroundings of the Granada Geopark or in relation to this unique tourist experience.

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No complaints. A great unique experience in timeless places. Thanks also to our exceptional guide. Go for it.