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From Seville: Pueblos Blancos and Ronda Full-Day Trip

1. From Seville: Pueblos Blancos and Ronda Full-Day Trip

Drive through the Sevillian countryside and visit the Castle of Las Aguzaderas, a medieval structure located at the old Catholic and Moorish kingdoms' border. Continue through the mountains, stopping at the picturesque white village of Zahara de la Sierra. Next, stop at an olive oil factory. En route to Grazalema, you'll drive through the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park. Enjoy a range of beautiful landscapes, with views over the provinces of Cádiz, Málaga, and Seville, from Puerto de las Palomas, 1,357 meters above sea level. Watch vultures in the mountains, home to the largest colony of Griffon vultures in Spain. Upon arriving in Grazalema, enjoy a nice meal, surrounded by the picturesque white houses adorned with colorful flowers. After lunch head to Ronda. Along the way, pass through a beautiful Mediterranean forest of cork trees and oaks, which serves as an important source of honey, cork, aromatic spices, and wood. See locals working with cattle, Iberian pigs, and goats. Ronda is one of the oldest towns in Spain, built on two separate cliffs which are connected by Spain's most famous bridge - New Bridge, built in the 18th century. The tour guide will show you around Ronda, and you will have some free time to explore the town on your own as well.

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From Costa del Sol & Malaga: Caminito del Rey Guided Tour

2. From Costa del Sol & Malaga: Caminito del Rey Guided Tour

Begin your day with a pickup and travel to Ardales. Make a stop at the Venta El Cruce, which is a local restaurant with plenty of typical local products and delicacies. Return to the coach and continue until you reach the northern access point of the Caminito del Rey. Walk through a small long tunnel to reach the natural paths that lead to the entrance checkpoint of the gorges. Receive a helmet and listen to the safety instructions. Your guide will join you and explain to you what you will find during the trek and give you many hints about the history of this peculiar construction.  The Gorge, called Desfiladero de los Gaitanes, is a natural pass across the hills that separate the Malaga coastline from the inlands. The River Guadalhorce flows at the bottom of the gorges, after having passed through the reservoirs. El Chorro means the Spurt and your guide will explain why.  El Caminito de Rey, after many year of total abandonment, is now a rebuilt path that stretches between two gorges or canyons and a large valley. It is safe and comfortable to walk as most of the path is flat or downhill. The route goes in one direction downhill from the north to the south. The bus will be waiting at the exit point. Once the group is on board the coach, you will return to the Costa del Sol and be dropped off at your pickup point.

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From Seville: Alhambra and Albaicín Full-Day Tour

3. From Seville: Alhambra and Albaicín Full-Day Tour

Depart Seville and journey to the city of Granada to take a tour of the historic Alhambra, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its cultural importance and architectural beauty. Benefit from the services of an official tour guide and expert in the history of the fortress, built for the Nasrid emirs who ruled Spain in the 13th and 14th centuries. Marvel at the fortifications of the Alcazaba (citadel), built to protect the city's districts, including the Moorish suburb of "El Albayzín". Admire the beauty of the Generalife, home to the summer pleasure gardens of the Emir. Next, drive to the center of Granada to enjoy free time for lunch. Then, take a guided walk of the UNESCO-protected Albaicín district where the winding streets are reflective of its Medieval Moorish past. Stroll past whitewashed houses and encounter age-old churches and flower-filled balconies. Stop to take in the spectacular panoramas of the Alhambra fortress perched on the neighboring hilltop. Return to Seville at the end of your historical adventure, and be dropped off at your original starting point.

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Málaga: Roman Theatre and Alcazaba Guided Tour

4. Málaga: Roman Theatre and Alcazaba Guided Tour

Journey through time on a guided tour of the Roman Theater (Teatro Romano) and Alcazaba in Málaga. Travel back to the days of Augustus, considered the 1st emperor of the Roman Empire from 27 BC until his death in AD 14. Situated in the cultural heart of Málaga, the ruins lie at the foot of the Alcazaba and is the oldest monument in the city. Learn the history of the theater before moving on to the best-preserved alcazaba in Spain. Enter the historic citadel to climb the walls and cross the former chapel of the Puerta del Arco de Cristo. Discover the beautiful Patio de Armas and get amazing views of the city from the top of the hill. Hear what the building was used for and how it evolved over time, following the 15th-century Siege of Málaga during the Reconquista and beyond. Marvel at the vistas of the Fortaleza de Gibralfaro, built in the 14th century to house the troops and protect the Alcazaba from attack.

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Malaga: Traditional Flamenco Show in Tablao Los Amayas

5. Malaga: Traditional Flamenco Show in Tablao Los Amayas

Enjoy an authentic live flamenco show in the capital of the Costa del Sol. For 70 minutes, immerse yourself in the unique sensations of this artform, recognized by UNESCO as Cultural and Intangible Heritage of Humanity in 2010. Experience flamenco in a 19th-century palace with luminous decoration and adapted to the new times, with a capacity for just 80 people. Sit in typical Andalusian chairs in the form of an amphitheater around the stage, making the show intimate, close, and direct. Complement your experience with a traditional tapas dinner.

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From Malaga: Alhambra Full-Day Tour with Nasrid Palaces

6. From Malaga: Alhambra Full-Day Tour with Nasrid Palaces

Visit the Alhambra and the vibrant city of Granada without worrying about tickets and transportation. Travel from Malaga in a bus driven by a professional, bilingual driver. Enjoy a guided tour of the Alhambra complex, including a visit to the Nasrid Palaces. Admire the elaborate rooms and Moorish architecture and learn about the symbols and techniques used in the monument's construction.  Learn about the various occupiers of the palace throughout the centuries. Stroll through the Generalife Gardens and admire the views of the city from the top of the castle tower. After your visit, take some free time in the city center to visit the cathedral, have lunch in a local restaurant or simply wander around the streets and plazas. Stop at one of Granada's famous tapas bars You will then board the coach for the return transfer back to Malaga.

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Full-Day Ronda Tour from Costa del Sol

7. Full-Day Ronda Tour from Costa del Sol

Begin with a pickup by air-conditioned coach in Costa del Sol. Sit back and relax on the journey. Admire the beauty of the picturesque streets during the free time you will have in Setenil de las Bodegas. Feel the relaxing atmosphere and walk around at your own pace. Back in the bus, head to Ronda with your guide and enjoy a panoramic tour. See the Almocabar Gate, the Church of the Holy Spirit, and the Church of Santa Maria la Mayor, among others. Visit the Maestranza bullring on your own, one of the oldest ones in Spain and considered the cradle of traditional bullfighting. Home of the famous Goyesca bullfighting style, enjoy a visit to its museum and see its typical clothing. You will have free time to visit and to have lunch on your own. Meet your guide back again for the return trip to Costa del Sol.

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Málaga: Alcazaba and Roman Theatre Guided Tour With Entry

8. Málaga: Alcazaba and Roman Theatre Guided Tour With Entry

The Alcazaba of Málaga is one of the most beautiful attractions that you can visit while you are here in the city. Come and visit this stunning Muslim Palace by exploring its fortress, gardens and decorated backyards. Learn about its art, history, architecture and discover its hidden legends and curiosities that make this place so special. Finally, you will find out how the Christians conquered the Alcazaba and Málaga while admiring one of the most beautiful views of the city that will leave you speechless!

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Caminito del Rey Path: Full-Day Tour

9. Caminito del Rey Path: Full-Day Tour

Your walking tour begins at the Conde de Guadalhorce Dam, the main water reserve in the province of Malaga. From your guide you’ll learn about the history of the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes. This canyon, carved by the Guadalhorce River, is at the center of the province. The construction of a water channel from the reservoirs in the north to El Chorro included building a pathway for maintaining the channel. The path is known as El Caminito del Rey (the little pathway of the king), as it was inaugurated by King Alfonso XIII. The length of the path is about 3kms and it is less than 1m wide. It hangs 100m above the Guadalhorce River. Test your nerve on this high-up adventure! Having finished the breathtaking Caminito del Rey, the bus will take you to Álora, a little village outside of El Caminito del Rey. A local product tasting will take place in a local restaurant, with products like almonds, oil, bread, wine and olives.

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From Seville: Caminito del Rey Full-Day Hike

10. From Seville: Caminito del Rey Full-Day Hike

Depart Seville in the morning and take a 2-hour drive by minivan to the start of the famous El Caminito del Rey walking trail. Upon arrival in the town of Ardales, enjoy a coffee or breakfast at your own expense to give you energy for your 7-kilometer hike. Step on to the renovated walkway of wooden boardwalks and make your way through the magnificent Los Gaitanes Gorge. Marvel at the rugged rock formations surrounding you and take in the spectacular views of the Guadalhorce River. Summon up the courage to cross the new suspension bridge 100 meters above the El Chorro Gorge. End close to the town of El Chorro after about 2 to 3 hours of walking, and catch the bus back to the entry point to enjoy lunch at a restaurant. Journey back to Seville in the evening for the end of the tour services.

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What people are saying about Province of Málaga

I found out when I arrived that I was the only guest on the tour. Instead of canceling, my guide, Ando, did a one-on-one tour with me throughout Malaga and the castle area. He was EXTREMELY informative, even though he was originally from Armenia, but had been in Malaga a very long time. He made me feel comfortable on the Segway immediately, watched out for me during the tour, was extremely safe and gave warnings, etc. when needed while traveling on the streets. He adjusted the tour to give me the things that I really wanted (views/pictures) and I absolutely thoroughly enjoyed the tour. I would HIGHLY recommend both him and the Segway tour. Phenomenal way to go a long distance seeing so much of the city without walking. I will absolutely be doing Segway tours again in my future!! Absolutely recommend!

Maria is a passionate and knowledgeable guide who provided good insights about the history of the Roman theatre and Alcazaba. Provided good illustration of what Alcazaba used to look like before it was refurbished. Highly recommended!!

Excellent tour the first we went to see Zahara a beautiful and very tiny village, the we went to Ronda a town full of history and beauty our guide Pedro was very informative and gave us really valuable details about the area.

Fue extraordinario! Pedro nuestro guía fue excelente, conocedor, simpático !! Definitivamente volvería a hacer viajes con el!!

Superb view. Also visit the museum with paradise garden and view