ELC Educational Travel in Ubrique, Spain

 

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Adventure in España 2022!

 

Join us on an unparalleled, personalized travel opportunity in Spain that will awaken your senses as you interact in a meaningful way with warm and friendly locals and enjoy the authentic Mediterranean lifestyle while savoring the many delectable dishes for which Spain is famous, including its exceptional wines and cheeses. During our voyage, you’ll wonder at Spain’s natural beauty, be captivated by the juxtaposition of the modern and ancient worlds, visit impressive famous cities and historical sites, ponder captivating architecture and artwork, be enchanted by the sights and sounds of traditional Flamenco music and dance, and fascinate at the diversity of cultures that have built this proud and alluring country.

 

Small Group Adult Trip

Leaders: Juan Carlos Ortiz (ELC Director) & Tammy Schmidt (ELC Educational Travel Coordinator)

Price: $3775


This is our proposed itinerary that could change slightly if we learn of opportunities that would interest the group in any of our destinations.

 

DATE

LOCATION

PROPOSED PLAN OF ACTIVITIES

May 30 Mon

MADRID

Arrivals to Madrid airport, settling in, city stroll, welcome dinner. Hotel or
Airbnb.

May 31 Tue

MADRID

Breakfast, El Prado, Sorolla and Reina Sofia Art Museums, lunch, visit to El Retiro Park, Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor and city centre, dinner. Hotel or Airbnb. (some of these activities will be done on May 30th – order will depend on the time everyone is in Madrid and ready to begin our adventure)

JUNE 1 Wed

TOLEDO – GRANADA

Breakfast, Morning trip to Toledo. Cathedral, Old Town tour, El Greco Museum, Alcazar, main churches and synagogues, Toledo Parador Scenic view, lunch. Evening trip to Granada. Check into hotel or AirBnB. Dinner. Optional, leisurely nighttime stroll. Hotel or Airbnb.

JUNE 2 Thur

GRANADA

Breakfast, La Alhambra guided tour, Albaicín, lunch, River Darro, Cathedral and Medina, dinner. Hotel or Airbnb.

Optional night tour: Arabic baths visit & treatment

JUNE 3 Fri

CÓRDOBA

Breakfast, AM drive to Córdoba – La Mezquita and Medina Azahara, Lunch, City Stroll, Puente Romano, Christian-Muslim-Jewish quarters, dinner. Hotel or Airbnb.

JUNE 4 Sat

UBRIQUE

Breakfast, Drive to Ubrique, driving tour of Ubrique, lunch, meeting families/driving to homestays or lodging,

Welcome Dinner @ Juan Carlos’ Campo (his home and permaculture farm) with homestay families invited, back to lodging.

JUNE 5 Sun

UBRIQUE

Rest in at accommodations or free time to explore on your own, optional hike,

Walk a bit of the Roman road, Dinner El Parral in Benaocaz.

JUNE 6 Mon

UBRIQUE

AM Practical Spanish classes/alternative activity/exploring on your own.

UBQ Scavenger Hunt (optional but highly recommended–to get to know the town and meet some locals 🙂)

Lunch in town at Cristina

PM walking tour of Ubrique

JUNE 7 Tue

UBRIQUE

AM Practical Spanish classes/alternative activity/exploring on your own.

PM – El Bosque river walk, picnic lunch, Cheese factory & museum. Grazalema Park reception and intro.

Possible cheese making experience

JUNE 8 Wed

UBRIQUE

AM Practical Spanish classes/alternative activity/exploring on your own.

PM- Leather factory & museum. Lunch at Venta Ocuri & visit to Roman city of Ocuri.

Evening: TBD

JUNE 9 Thur

UBRIQUE

AM- breakfast with churros & teachers.

PM- Ruta Pueblos Blancos: Benaocaz-Villaluenga -Grazalema -Benamahoma-El Bosque (dinner)-back to Ubrique.

JUNE 10 Fri

UBRIQUE

AM- goodbye session

PM – Farewell to Ubrique Dinner @ Juan Carlos’ Campo: paella (made by the paella master), games & activities, dip in the pool? music show by local group, Flamenco dance. Bonfire. Back to lodging.

JUNE 11 Sat

SEVILLA

AM to Sevilla. Arrival to hotel or Airbnb. Lunch, Old city, Bullfighting ring, Torre del Oro and River Guadalquivir stroll. Group Dinner by the river. Hotel or Airbnb.

JUNE 12 Sun

SEVILLA

Breakfast, Walking Gothic Cathedral, Giralda Tower and Reales Alcázares, lunch, tour of Barrio de Santa Cruz, Indian Archives. Walk to Plaza España and María Luisa Gardens. Evening Flamenco show (Flamenco Museum). Farewell dinner. Hotel or Airbnb.

JUNE 13 Mon

TRIP HOME/

BARCELONA??

Some have requested to go to Barcelona, and we could add an optional 3-day extension to the trip, if there are enough interested travelers

Breakfast, Drive to Sevilla Airport or Train Station

*As an option, we could take a beach day trip or overnight trip to Cádiz instead of one of the days/nights in Ubrique. (Based on group preferences)

Trip price includes:

  • 14 nights lodging (see details below)

  • Most meals

  • Ground transportation during trip – beginning with airport pickup in Madrid (May 30th) and ending with drop-off at Sevilla airport or train station on (June 13th)

  • All entrance fees & some professional guided tours

  • Local Spanish/Spanish-speaking Guide (Juan Carlos)

  • Practical, fun Spanish classes or interesting alternative activities for those who prefer not to take Spanish classes while in Ubrique

  • Many hours of informal learning and experiencing including: Spanish, local culture and history, nature, local dishes, local products, wines, and much more

  • Personalized travel service

  • 24-hour availability of ELC staff in case of emergencies

Trip price does not include:

  • Airfare and all air travel related fees

  • Airfare or train fare back to Madrid or chosen international departure city (from Sevilla on June 13th)

  • Alcohol (accept during welcome and farewell dinners at Juan Carlos’ Campo)

  • Incidentals and personal items

  • Laundry services

  • Non-group meals

  • Additional transportation needs

  • Travel insurance (recommended)

  • Optional Tour: Arabic Bath visit and treatment

  • Barcelona trip extension

Lodging details (estra charge for requested single occupancy):

  • Larger cities: Hotels or Airbnbs

  • Ubrique: Homestays, Airbnbs, Hotel, possible limited housing at Juan Carlos’ Campo

Payment details:

  • $500 non-refundable fee reserves your spot

  • Final payment due May 15th

  • In the unlikely event that the trip would have to be cancelled by ELC for any reason, all payments previously paid, including the $500 non-refundable fee, will be refunded to those travelers who have paid them

COVID-19:

  • We will do our best to keep our travelers up to date on the evolving situation related to vaccine requirements, guidelines, and restrictions