You’ve seen the big boys of Spain’s North, and want to discover their sultry Southerly sister: Andalucia. Andalucia is about the moment: the scent of orange blossom, the stomp of a flamenco dancer, the first glimpse of a breathtaking Moorish palace and the first light of day on an old Andalucian ranch. In this itinerary, we can combine the best the region has to offer to the world with its safely guarded secrets that will set your journey apart: think private performances in the backdrop of Spain’s most coveted castle, a look into a labyrinth of streets and gardens now connected into one unique hotel, a caviar farm in a tiny village where you can catch your own sturgeon, and wild horse treks in Donana National Park. It is very difficult not to stay longer than you planned, be warned.
This journey outline is by no means fixed. As the traveller takes centre stage in our planning – from the type of lodging to daily activities – your journey will be crafted to suit you.
Start your Andalucian adventure in one of its main modern cities, Sevilla. Take a day to appreciate its world class sights like the cathedral, the bullring and the Alcazar. Venture out to Carmona, a historic town nearby with a storied past. Cruise on the Guadalquiver, one of Spain’s few navigable rivers. Savour the city’s gastronomic delights and boutique hotels, and understand why it is increasingly popular among visitors to Spain.
Continue your journey in Cordoba, an important Roman city that packs a punch. Visit the historically significant Mezquita Cordoba, a UNESCO world heritage mosque-cathedral that reflects architecture of the two most dominant religions in the region throughout its turbulent history. In Cordoba, you also have the chance to watch an award winning flamenco show.
Move on to Granada, the undisputed jewel of Southern Spain. View La Alhambra both by day and night, and explore the historic Albaicin neighbourhood and its hidden charms, many within the carmens, old manor houses with annexes, gardens and some with spectacular views of the city, the castle and the mountains. There is also an option to visit the nearby olive oil producing region for some tasting and a country lunch.
Check in to a Andalucian finca, or ranch, and enjoy the countryside for a few days. Slowdown and sync to the rhythm of the surrounding steppe and mountains, walk among olive groves and spend time with amazing Andalucian horses. If you are situated near Sierra de Grazamela National Park, you can visit charming towns like Ronda and the white villages of Andalucia. If you want a bit of the sea, we recommend going towards Cadiz on the Atlantic, near Donana National Park. For adventure junkies, canyoning mountain-biking and back-country hikes can be organized as well. Whichever your choice, Andalucia’s natural wonders will refresh and rejuvenate you. You’re a stone’s throw from the region’s airports of Sevilla, Granada and Malaga – so it’s possible to conveniently exit from Andalucia.
Throughout Andalucia, stay in historic or modern luxury hotels, Paradors or exclusive fincas in the countryside: tell us what you fancy!
Seville, Cordoba, Granada, Andalucian Countryside, Mediterranean or Atlnantic Coasts
All year round except July and August
From EUR 4500/pax (based on 2 pax travelling)
This journey outline is by no means conclusive. It is just a guideline and can be tailored according to your comfort level, interests and preferences for every detail from accommodation to activities.