Day trip

Alpujarra Experience: Historical Mountain Villages

Alpujarra Experience: Historical Mountain Villages

From US$ 73.69 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

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 - 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Arabic, English, Russian, Spanish, 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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    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 145 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.7/5
    • Transportation
      4.5/5
    • Value for money
      4.4/5
    • Safety
      4.8/5

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    A wonderful day trip to the Alpujarras! Great views and a tasty lunch as well as a degustation of local products. Our guide Zurac (sorry if I misspell the name) was very informative and knowledgeable. He tried to accommodate both English and Spanish speaking guests. Make sure to wear warmer clothes if you go in November. In some of the villages it was very windy and cold. Try to pick up a day with good weather in order to enjoy the beautiful views to the max.

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    November 20, 2022

    They picked us up 100 meters from the hotel, they are super friendly, the excursion was very good. We chose the option with lunch and it was very good. It said that we were also going to visit the water museum, but they didn't take us because it was closed.

    March 18, 2022

    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

    Product ID: 41379