Day trip

Alpujarra Experience: Historical Mountain Villages

Alpujarra Experience: Historical Mountain Villages

From US$ 78.89 per person

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

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Duration 8 - 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Arabic, Russian, French, German, Italian
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.
Private group available

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)
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You must bring your own headphones
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 125 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.7/5
    • Transportation
      4.4/5
    • Value for money
      4.4/5
    • Safety
      4.8/5

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    Our guide Maria was great! I was the only English speaker in the group but she made sure to take the time to translate everything for me. I was also given a delicious vegetarian option of cheese, bread, and an olive purée instead of pig for tapas which was great! Overall it was a great experience and 100% worth the money!

    August 8, 2021

    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

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