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From Granada: Day Trip through Alpujarra Region

1. From Granada: Day Trip through Alpujarra Region

Explore the region of Alpujarra on a day trip from Granada. Learn about the history of the region of Andalucia with your local guide and admire the views of fantastic landscapes. Begin by heading towards Lanjarón, making the first stop at the historic Nasrid bridge of Tablate. Learn about the relationship of the Moriscos with the Alpujarra. Visit the Nasrid castle and enjoy the views of the surrounding region. Head to a viewpoint and admire the vistas of the Poqueira Valley, Guadalfeo Valley, and Sierra Nevada. Discover the Fuente Agria Spring and the Chorrerón in Pórtugos, a source of water rich in minerals. Walk down to the Chorrerón and enjoy some impressive natural waterfalls. Continue to charming town of Capilerilla, a hidden gem away from the tourist crowds with beautiful architecture and quaint streets. Arrive at Pampaneira, within the network of the most beautiful villages in Spain and one of the most representative of the Alpujarra region. Here you will have free time to have a coffee before returning to Granada.

From Malaga: Granada Full-Day Trip with Alhambra

2. From Malaga: Granada Full-Day Trip with Alhambra

Enjoy a guided tour of the Alhambra monument, including a visit to the Nazari Palaces, Visit the Alhambra and the lively city of Granada without having to worry about tickets or transportation. Travel from Malaga by bus with a professional, bilingual driver. Explore the world famous Alhambra Palace, Enjoy priority access with no queues and beat the long lines. including Nasrid Palaces, Generalife, Alcazaba and Charles V Palace. Be amazed by the innovative water features and architecture of the Generalife gardens. Learn the unique history of the last outpost of Muslim Spain. Stroll through the historic city center of Granada. Admire the breathtaking views of the Granada region. Enjoy some free time in the city center to visit the cathedral, have lunch at a local restaurant or simply stroll through the streets and squares. Take a break in one of Granada's famous tapas bars before getting back on the bus for the return trip to Malaga.

Sierra Nevada Small Group E-Bike Tour

3. Sierra Nevada Small Group E-Bike Tour

Reconnect with nature on an amazing e-bike tour of the Sierra Nevada National Park, and get stunning views of the surrounding landscape from the 2nd highest mountain range in Europe. Marvel at the lofty peaks of Mulhacén, towering 3,482 meters above sea level. Look for local wildlife, including the incredible mountain goats that make the rugged landscape their home. Put on the provided helmet and make yourself comfortable on the high-quality bikes. Then, cycle downhill through the rocky crags and feel the adrenaline pump through your blood. Ride at your own pace under the careful supervision of your guide, and get a better appreciation of the beauty of the mountains and ancient forest. Pedal through some of the famous white villages to experience a slice of local life.

Alpujarra Experience: Historical Mountain Villages

4. Alpujarra Experience: Historical Mountain Villages

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.

From Malaga: Alhambra Guided Tour with Entry Tickets

5. From Malaga: Alhambra Guided Tour with Entry Tickets

Immerse yourself in the history of the Alhambra on this this day trip from Malaga. Explore one of the finest examples of Moorish architecture in the world with a guide. Visit the Nasrid Palaces of Granada and the Palace of Charles V.  Be picked up from the meeting point in Malaga. Sit back and relax on the scenic countryside drive to Granada. Enter the Alhambra complex and let the city views of Granada take your breath away.   See the intricate details, fountains, and frescos in the Nasrid Palaces. Wander through the reception halls and royal quarters in the palace. Explore the main fortification, the Alcazaba. Climb the Torre de la Vela watchtower.  Enter the Palace of Charles V and see the artwork and artifacts housed within this Renaissance-era building. Finally, wander through the tranquil gardens of the Generalife estate and hear the sounds of running water from the fountains. Return to Malaga at the end of your tour. 

Electric Bike Tour with 2 Options to Explore Granada

6. Electric Bike Tour with 2 Options to Explore Granada

The Albaicín, a World Heritage Site, and Sacromonte are 2 of Granada’s most colorful, enchanting, and historical districts. Sacromonte is known for its caves in which gypsies celebrate nightly with their flamenco songs and dancing. Explore these areas on an electric bike tour accompanied by your instructor/guide who will ensure that you see the sights of interest. This is just 1 of 4 electric bike tour options in Granada. The tours range from 2-3 hours in duration, and all begin with a training session to familiarize you with the operation of the vehicle. If you don’t want miss any of Granada's nooks or crannies, choose the XL tour. You’ll travel through all the city’s neighborhoods on this 2nd option and see hidden places such as the Palace of Dar-al-Horra, the Paseo de los Tristes, the San Nicolas Viewpoint, and the Cuesta de Chapiz. Ride your electric bike along the paths and trails of the forest on the outskirts of Granada. On this 3rd tour option your guide will show you the magnificent views of the Albaycin and the Alhambra from the Silla del Moro viewpoint. On a 4th option you can enjoy one of the best sunsets in the world! Ride your electric bike with your guide to the top of Granada to enjoy the spectacular colors and the sights below.

From Granada: Cordoba and Mezquita Full Day Tour

7. From Granada: Cordoba and Mezquita Full Day Tour

Benefit from a comfortable transfer from Granada to the impressive city of Córdoba. Cordoba, capital of Muslim Spain, is the main city located in the center of Andalusia. Cordoba offers the possibility to experience culture, alongside being only 1.5 hours away from the city of Malaga. Marvel at the mosaic tiles of the Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba. Pass the historic Guadalquivir River at its wider middle course. Cross the province from east to west which provides irrigation for a wide plain where cereals, grapevines and olive trees grow. Discover the landscape towards the north which becomes progressively wilder until it reaches the summits of Sierrra Morena, with dense forest and abundant wild game for hunting. In the south, the land rises gradually until it reaches the mountains of the Subbetica range. The province of Cordoba, which still bears traces of its iberian, Roman and Muslim past, has an outstanding architectural heritage. Its gastronomy has undergone a considerable resurgence with the revival of a range of dishes from the traditional cooking of the region. 

From Granada: Rio Verde Canyoning Tour

8. From Granada: Rio Verde Canyoning Tour

Depart Granada and journey by air-conditioned bus to the beautiful Rio Verde canyon in the Sierra de Almijara. Take part in a thrilling canyoning activity suitable for all ages. Get a safety briefing on arrival and collect the necessary gear to work your way through the canyon with the help of an experienced guide. Rappel from rocks up to 15 meters high and get an adrenaline rush as you take optional jumps from rocks and slide across the river bed. Cool down with a swim in the emerald green water and appreciate the natural beauty of your surroundings from a fresh perspective. Reach the end point after approximately 3.5 hours and enjoy a well-earned rest and snacks before the drive back to Granada.

Granada: Albaicín, Sacromonte & Museum of Caves Walking Tour

9. Granada: Albaicín, Sacromonte & Museum of Caves Walking Tour

Visit some of the most emblematic quarters of Granada. No trip to Granada is complete without having visited the Albaicín and Sacromonte. The tour will pass through Albaicín, protected as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1994. Also known as the old Muslim Quarter, it contains labyrinthine streets through which you will discover the fascinating world of Al-Andalus and enjoy the famous landscape of Granada from San Nicolás' viewpoint and more. You will then head to the Sacromonte Quarter, which contains more than 3,000 caves and panoramic views from hidden areas. Here you will get to know and understand gypsy culture in the Museo de las Cuevas, a place that demonstrates their history through legends and flamenco dancing. Your tour will also pass through principle Granada sites such as the Plaza Nueva, Placeta de San Gregorio and Casa Enrique Morente, all of which are prone for ideal photo opportunities.

Sierra Nevada Trip from Granada

10. Sierra Nevada Trip from Granada

Explore one of the most recognized sites in the Sierra Nevada National Park. Nicknamed the Sister of the Alps and the Himalayas, this region is unique for the murmur of streams, legendary lagoons, the myriad of waterfalls snow tunnels, and high mountain meadows.  This tour will expose the secrets of the region to you, as a guide will divulge details and show highlights. Even in high summer months, you will be able to touch snow or fill your lungs with the freshest air.  Touring at more than 2,600 meters above altitude, the ecosystem vastly differs from any other. The refreshing experience reveals forests from legend and landscapes from cinema. In summer it is no less impressive since you will expore Veleta, the second-highest peak in the Iberian Peninsula.

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4.5 / 5

based on 2,290 reviews

we had two very fun, helpful tour guides (Jorge and Irena) and the canyon was beautiful! Such a unique experience that we’ve never done and never seen offered anywhere else. Would highly recommend to anyone! I will say, the bus does not have AC and water was not provided. Not a deal breaker but I definitely think that should not be mislabeled in the description. Also, the tour was listed has 4 hours but didn’t include the ~3 hr drive from Granada in that timeline— I would definitely make sure that is listed so people have a better understanding of expectations! Again, would recommend to anyone (who is fit enough) and we loved it so much! Also, so great that the tour includes digital pictures from the day — love it!

The excursion was very well organized, we were able to visit the Alhambra and the city of Granada but in a very busy and very rich way of information, places to see and visit and photographic records and the friendliness of the two guides and availability to assist us was exemplary. The trip from Malaga was safe and comfortable. If I had to make the trip again, I would have done it without any problems, we enjoyed it very much!

We really liked this activity. Enrique drove the 5 of us in an air conditioned van to Granada giving us the opportunity to ask questions about Andalucia, the history but also things like how the draught affected life. Once at the Ahambra, we enjoyed a 3+ hours tour by JJ, a passionate and knowledgeable person who adapted the tour to our needs. Everything was very well organized. We loved it.

Our guide Hose was very friendly and informative. We had a wonderful time because of him.

Very well planned day out and comfortable travelling.