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Exploring the Hidden White Villages of Andalusia

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Program #21285RJ
11 Days | 10 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Between the cosmopolitan bustle of Madrid and the glamorous and tourist-filled beaches of the Costa Del Sol, the most romantic visions of Spain endure tucked amid the peaks of the Sierras in the hidden “White Villages” of Andalusia. Here, narrow cobblestone streets wind around gleaming whitewashed buildings and flower-filled courtyards. The elegant architecture of the Moors and the ruins of the ancient Romans contrast against boulder-strewn hillsides, prehistoric caves and stands of gnarled oak and olive trees. Today, these villages are still the places of dreamers and poets, and we invite you to experience what many consider to be the true essence of Spain in its people and their way of life.


Highlights

• Venture deep into the Sierras to find centuries-old White Villages and a way of life that is still passed down through the generations.
• Learn about the historical city of Cordoba, home to the Great Mosque and a monument to the famous Jewish philosopher Maimonides.
• Walk in Grazalema's Nature Park, visit a working olive oil mill, and learn about artisanal crafts made in the White Villages.

Activity Notes

Extensive walking (2-3 miles on some days, approx. 1-3 hours, at a steady pace). Elevations up to 2,700 feet.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Seville, coach to Carmona, 2 nights; coach to Grazalema 4 nights; coach to Vejer de la Frontera, 2 nights; coach to Seville, 1 night; departure.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
9 nights of accommodations
26 meals: 9 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 7 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
11 Field trips
4 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

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5
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