Exploring Andalusia and Costa del Sol

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Roberta

Guided trip
What's special?
special Multicultural Group of friend
special Granada & Costa del Sol in one trip
special 360°journey: culture+beach+relax+food
Welcome to the Andalusian Adventure! Join us for a backpacking journey through the heart of Andalucía, exploring vibrant cities and relaxing coastal scenes. This unique exploration will start on July 24th in Granada and conclude on July 29th in Málaga. Here's what makes our trip special: 1. Comprehensive Andalusian Exploration: Embark on a journey that covers both the cultural depth and the lively modern life of Southern Spain. Starting with two nights in Granada, we'll explore significant landmarks including the majestic Alhambra. The adventure continues in Málaga, where the vibrant nightlife and historical streets await. We'll also enjoy a relaxing day trip to Marbella, experiencing one of the most beautiful beaches on the Costa del Sol. 2. Cultural Immersion and Local Flavors: Experience the rich history and culinary delights of Andalucía. From traditional tapas in Granada to fresh seafood in Marbella, each meal will be an opportunity to savor local flavors. Dive into the historical narratives of the region and experience the vibrant local culture firsthand. 3. Dynamic Group Experience: Travel with a group of up to 7 companions (plus me, making 8 in total). Our group will be a mix of solo travelers and friends, all eager to explore and share memorable experiences. You’ll meet people from various backgrounds and have the chance to forge lasting friendships. 4. Tailored Itinerary with Flexibility: While we have a planned itinerary, there’s always room to adapt based on the group's interests. Whether you're into historical sites, local markets, or just spending more time at the beach, we can adjust to make the most of our journey together. 5. Comfortable and Convenient Accommodations: Stay in comfortable apartments, sharing rooms to create a homey and communal atmosphere. All accommodations are centrally located, making it easy to explore. Detailed Itinerary: July 24th-25th: Arrival in Granada, exploration of the city including a guided tour of the Alhambra, and sampling of Granada’s renowned tapas. July 26th: Travel to Málaga, check into our apartment, and explore the city's vibrant nightlife. July 27th: Day trip to Marbella for beach relaxation and exploration, return to Málaga for another exciting night out. July 28th-29th: Further exploration of Málaga’s historical sites and local cuisine, with plenty of time to enjoy leisurely walks and shopping. Additional Features: 🥰 Expert and enthusiastic guide (that’s me!) 🚗 All internal transportation included (bus for day trips) 🫶 Group size limited for a personalized experience 🫰 Use of the Splitwise app for easy sharing of expenses for meals and extra activities Important Note: 🚶‍♂️ This trip is guaranteed - book your spot now for an unforgettable Andalusian adventure. 🌟 Friends and couples are most welcome, and prepare to create incredible memories together!

Hello everyone! 👋 I'm Roberta, a passionate traveler with an insatiable love for adventure and discovery. At 33, I've explored various regions of the world (both solo and in groups), living unforgettable experiences like my two recent organized trips, in Indonesia and Norway, through my program "My Friend In". I speak four languages, but there's one universal language I hope we'll all speak: the language of travel and openness to others 🥰 It will be a pleasure to accompany you at every stage of our journey in Andalusia, sharing my expertise in backpack preparation, providing useful information about the destination, and creating extraordinary memories together. On weekends, I also don the hat of an event photographer, so if you love capturing every moment and creating indelible memories, you're in the right place! 🤭 Choosing to travel with me means not only exploring incredible places but also living an authentic adventure full of surprises. Ready to embark on the incredible journey to Spain? I can't wait to share this unique experience with you! 🌍✈️ And if you have any special wishes or questions, feel free to write me. 😉

Accommodations Overview for the Andalusian Adventure: Granada: In Granada, I’ve secured a spacious apartment centrally located, just a 13-minute walk from the iconic Alhambra. This apartment features 4 bedrooms (3 with double beds and 1 with 2 bunk beds), providing comfortable sleeping arrangements for all. The shared living spaces include a fully equipped kitchen—perfect for preparing group meals and saving on dining out. A balcony offers a view of the bustling city, and the private toilet ensures our convenience and privacy. This setup is ideal for getting to know each other and sharing experiences. Málaga: Our stay in Málaga will be in a stunning penthouse in the city center. This accommodation boasts 3 bedrooms (2 with double beds and 1 with 2 bunk beds), accommodating our group comfortably. The three bathrooms will provide ample privacy and convenience for all. The penthouse’s modern amenities ensure a luxurious and relaxing base from which to explore the city's rich culture and vibrant nightlife. Adaptability for Different Group Sizes: Should our group not reach the maximum capacity, I will adjust our accommodations accordingly, ensuring everyone has comfortable and cost-effective options without compromising on quality or location. Additional Details: Our chosen accommodations in both cities allow us the flexibility to enjoy local cuisine at home or venture out to nearby restaurants. They also provide a perfect gathering place for our group to plan daily activities and relax after a day of exploration. Any Questions? Feel free to reach out in our Q&A section if you have any questions about the accommodations or any other aspects of the trip. I’m here to make sure your Andalusian adventure is as enjoyable and comfortable as possible!

What's included?
Transportations between stops
Accomodations for 6 days
Entrance to the main attractions
Alambra & Alcabaza entrance
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Trip Itinerary
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Granada

Day 1-3
24th of July: Arrival in Granada Afternoon: Arrive in Granada around 2:00 PM. We'll head straight to our centrally located apartment, where we’ll check in and have some time to settle into our rooms. After freshening up, we can gather in the communal living area to discuss our plans for the next few days over light refreshments. Leisurely Evening Walk: For those who feel up to it, join me for a casual stroll through the historic city center. It’s a wonderful way to get our first glimpse of Granada’s charming streets and vibrant atmosphere. 25th of July: Exploring Granada Morning: Breakfast at the Apartment: Start your day with a hearty breakfast prepared in our apartment’s kitchen. We'll have a variety of local ingredients on hand so you can taste the flavors of Andalusia. Guided Tour of the Alhambra: No visit to Granada is complete without exploring the Alhambra. We'll head out early to avoid the crowds and fully enjoy this stunning example of Moorish architecture and artistry. Remember to wear comfortable shoes as there’s plenty to explore! Afternoon: Lunch in the Albayzín: After touring the Alhambra, we’ll walk down to the Albayzín, the old Moorish quarter of the city. Here, and those who will be up to, we’ll enjoy lunch at a local restaurant featuring traditional Andalusian dishes. Explore the Albayzín and Sacromonte: Post-lunch, take your time wandering through the narrow, winding streets of the Albayzín, enjoying views of the Alhambra from the Mirador de San Nicolás. Then, we can visit the Sacromonte neighborhood, known for its traditional cave houses and flamenco shows. Evening: Tapas Tour: Granada is famous for its tapas culture. In the evening, we'll embark on a tapas tour, sampling different bites at various bars—each drink purchase typically comes with a free tapa. It's a fun and delicious way to experience local cuisine and socialize. Optional Flamenco Show: For those interested, we can end our night with a flamenco performance in one of the caves of Sacromonte. It’s a vibrant display of Andalusian culture that’s not to be missed. Feel free to skip or add attractions according to your tastes and budget. Today is all about immersing ourselves in the rich history and culture of Granada!
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Marbella

Day 3
27th of July: Day Trip to Marbella and Evening in Málaga Morning: Day Trip to Marbella: After breakfast, we'll catch a bus to Marbella, known for its beautiful beaches and upscale atmosphere. Spend the morning lounging on the sand or swimming in the clear waters of the Mediterranean. Lunch by the Sea: Enjoy a leisurely lunch at a beachfront restaurant, trying out local specialties like espetos (sardine skewers) grilled right on the beach. Afternoon: Explore Marbella Old Town: Post-lunch, take a stroll through Marbella’s charming Old Town. Explore its boutique shops, historic squares, and beautiful churches. Return to Málaga: We'll return to Málaga by late afternoon, giving you some time to refresh or relax at our penthouse.
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Málaga

Day 3-6
26th of July: Travel to Málaga and Night Out Morning: Check-out from Granada: After a leisurely breakfast at our apartment, we'll pack up and check out. We’ll take a bus around mid-morning, heading towards Málaga, which is about a 90-minute drive. Arrival and Check-in: We’ll arrive in Málaga by early afternoon and check into our centrally located penthouse. Take some time to unpack and relax. Afternoon: Explore Downtown Málaga: Once settled, join me for a guided walk through the heart of Málaga. We’ll visit the bustling market of Mercado Central de Atarazanas where you can sample local products and see the colorful array of goods on offer. Visit Málaga Cathedral and Picasso Museum: We'll explore the Renaissance architecture of Málaga Cathedral and visit the Picasso Museum to appreciate works by the city’s most famous son. Evening: Dinner and La Movida Malagueña: For dinner, enjoy some of Málaga's finest seafood at a local restaurant. As night falls, experience "La Movida Malagueña"—the city’s vibrant nightlife. We’ll explore some popular bars and clubs, perfect for music lovers and night owls. 27th of July: Day Trip to Marbella and Evening in Málaga Morning: Day Trip to Marbella: After breakfast, we'll catch a bus to Marbella, known for its beautiful beaches and upscale atmosphere. Spend the morning lounging on the sand or swimming in the clear waters of the Mediterranean. Lunch by the Sea: Enjoy a leisurely lunch at a beachfront restaurant, trying out local specialties like espetos (sardine skewers) grilled right on the beach. Afternoon: Explore Marbella Old Town: Post-lunch, take a stroll through Marbella’s charming Old Town. Explore its boutique shops, historic squares, and beautiful churches. Return to Málaga: We'll return to Málaga by late afternoon, giving you some time to refresh or relax at our penthouse. Evening: More of Málaga's Nightlife: Continue to enjoy Málaga’s nightlife. Whether you're interested in catching a live music performance, visiting a trendy lounge, or just exploring more local tapas bars, there’s plenty to keep you entertained. 28th of July: Exploring Málaga Morning: Cultural Sites and Local Shopping: Start your day with a visit to the Alcazaba, a Moorish fortification with stunning views over the city and sea. Follow this with a walk to the nearby Roman Theatre and then some shopping in Málaga’s stylish boutiques. Afternoon: Relaxed Lunch and Soho District: Enjoy a relaxed lunch at one of the local tapas bars. After lunch, we can explore the Soho District, known for its street art and cool café culture. Evening: Farewell Dinner: On our last night, we’ll have a farewell dinner in one of Málaga’s best terraces, reminiscing about our adventures and celebrating our journey together.
Trip Summary
Accommodation
Apartments
6 days trip
Granada, Marbella & 1 more
Transportation
Car
What's excluded?
Flights to and from Spain
Food
Any extra that's not inlcuded
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