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

1. From Costa del Sol & Málaga: Caminito del Rey Guided Tour

Prepare for a day of adventure as you walk the Caminito del Rey along the walls of the El Chorro gorge in Málaga. Follow a guide on a safe trail leading to the footbridge that runs through the Desfiladero de Los Gaitanes. Begin your day with a pickup from one of the many spots in Málaga and travel to Ardales. You will make a short stop in Ardales, a white village, so you can purchase breakfast in a this local area before to start the activity. Return to the bus 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. Then, receive a helmet and listen to the safety instructions. Learn what to expect during the trek and the guide will accompany you at the end of the group to answer your questions along the way while you enjoy the experience. Pass by the Gorge of the Gaitanes, a natural pass across the hills that separates the Malaga coastline from the islands with the River Guadalhorce flowing at the bottom. Embark on a safe and comfortable walk surrounded by breathtaking scenery. El Caminito del Rey, after many years of total abandonment, is now a rebuilt path that stretches between 2 gorges and a large valley. After finishing the downhill trail from north to south, reach the exit point where your bus awaits. Once the group is on board the bus, return to Costa del Sol and be dropped off at your pickup point.

Benalmadena: Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

2. Benalmadena: Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

Explore the waters of Benalmádena Coast and look out for dolphins in their natural habitat. You can dive into the water for a refreshing swim or relax on the deck while soaking in the stunning views. You will depart from Puerto Deportivo de Benalmádena and sail into the open sea in search of dolphins in their natural habitat. During your trip, you will have plenty of space to sunbathe on the deck or you can stay indoors in the shade. If you like, you can also purchase a drink at the bar or observe the marine fauna through the underwater views. Once the captain has found the idyllic place for a swim, you can jump into the water to take a refreshing swim if the weather conditions and the captain allow it.

From Malaga and Costa del Sol: Gibraltar Tour

3. From Malaga and Costa del Sol: Gibraltar Tour

Your tour will begin as you meet your bus in the center of Málaga, near el Corte Inglés, or elsewhere along the Costa del Sol. From there you will take a coach to Gibraltar, traveling in air-conditioned comfort complete with reclining seats, WiFi, and USB ports. Throughout the journey, your guide will provide you with information about interesting things to do and see once having arrived at Gibraltar. Once having passed through customs, your coach will drive inside Gibraltar before stopping in the city center to park for free time. If you booked the full nature reserve rock tour option, enjoy a panoramic tour of Gibraltar, visiting places such as the Strait of Gibraltar, and access to the interior of the St. Michel Caves. You will also be able to see Barbary macaques at the Apes Den. After the panoramic tour, enjoy free time for lunch and explore the area for its shopping and hotspots like Main Street, Casemates Square, Marina Bay, or the Mediterranean Steps. Your bus will return in the afternoon, leaving Gibraltar at 3:30 PM.

Costa del Sol and Malaga: Ronda and Setenil de las Bodegas

4. Costa del Sol and Malaga: Ronda and Setenil de las Bodegas

After leaving the Costa del Sol and Malaga, continue along a scenic route with local vegetation such as orange trees, olive trees, and cork oak and the white village of Ardales and Cuevas del Becerro. Arrive at Setenil de las Bodegas, one of the most beautiful and original white villages in the province of Cádiz. Take advantage of your free time to enjoy this peculiar town. Visit the houses embedded under the rocks of the precipice and sit down for a coffee. In Ronda, arrive at the bus station before continuing on foot and enjoy a guided tour of the main sights. A walking tour in the romantic town center with its churches, mini-palaces, and Spain's oldest bullring, offers plenty to uncover. Enjoy the incredible views of the Puente Nuevo, which crosses the “Tajo” (the Cut) on the Guadalevin river where you'll taste a Spanish wine on a terrace with an exclusive view of the Tagus Bridge. The Palacio Mondragón, also known as Palacio del Marqués de Villasierra, is, without doubt, an interesting visit, being a landlord Palais with Arabic gardens, but it is also the Archeologic Museum of Ronda, with interesting pieces proving the antiqueness of the city. Enjoy your free time to explore the city at your own pace.

Benalmádena: Mount Calamorro Cable Car Ticket

5. Benalmádena: Mount Calamorro Cable Car Ticket

Book your round-trip cable car ticket to travel from Benalmádena up to 769 meters above sea level at the peak of Mount Calamorro. Take in panoramic views, walk along one of the hiking trails, spot local flora and fauna, and more. Enter your cabins and begin your exclusive 3-kilometer, 15-minute journey to the peak. The cabins go up and down continuously and they can accommodate up to 4 people per ride. Start with views of the whole of Arroyo de la Miel and Benalmádena Costa, two of the towns that make up Benalmádena. As you ascend further towards Mount Calamorro, watch the landscape widen, providing a unique view of Benalmádena and the Málaga coastline. Upon arrival at Calamorro’s peak, enjoy a range of ways to spend your time. Embark on one of the 6 hiking routes through the Sierra de Benalmádena or spend time admiring the Calamorro mountainside and the botanical wealth of this typical Mediterranean area.

From Malaga: Day trip to Gibraltar and Dolphin Boat Tour

6. From Malaga: Day trip to Gibraltar and Dolphin Boat Tour

Enjoy the journey along Malaga and the Costa del Sol in a sightseeing bus tour while listening to your guide tell you anecdotes and curiosities of this British colony. Explore Gibraltar on your own, then sail the Mediterranean in search of the many dolphins that roam the area. Arrive in La Linea and cross the border into Gibraltar. Enjoy some free time to visit Casemates Square and the botanical garden of the Alameda. Stroll through the Marina Bays, or take the chance to walk along Main street. Follow the directions of your guide to get to the square and find your way to the port of Gibraltar to board your boat. Once aboard, feel the breeze and catch sight of different types of Cetaceans that inhabit the area. Navigate the calm seas for about an hour and a half and find the place where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean. Search for dolphins here, and catch sight of their majesty and intelligence, playing in the water. The guide on board will tell you about the most relevant curiosities and characteristics of the species that you encounter, the particularities of the Strait, declared Unesco World Biosphere Reserve. After the tour, you will have again free time to continue your visit in Gibraltar, where you can take the opportunity to have lunch. Meet in the midafternoon for your return journey to the pickup point.

Torremolinos: Andalusian Horse Show with Flamenco Dance

7. Torremolinos: Andalusian Horse Show with Flamenco Dance

Experience Andalusian culture with an Andalusian horse show at Club Hípico El Ranchito every Wednesday. Meet the horses at the stables before watching an equestrian ballet performance performed since 1992 with 20 horses. The experience starts at the El Ranchito equestrian center. Come early to meet the horses, then sit down at a roofed venue to enjoy a show with Spanish music and choreographies by performers featuring a mixture of cowboy moves and high school dressage. The venue has a bar, souvenirs shop and toilets, also WiFi is free and you can park your vehicle inside without cost or effort. In case you need transfer by bus, please check the options available carefully and choose the one which suits better for you.

From Costa del Sol or Malaga: Granada and Alhambra Tour

8. From Costa del Sol or Malaga: Granada and Alhambra Tour

The Alhambra is the most visited monument in Spain and an essential stop for anyone visiting Granada. If you want to discover all its secrets, its exclusive Nasrid Palaces, and the Generalife Gardens, do not hesitate to book this excursion. You can choose to be picked up from one of the different pick-up points in Costa del Sol or Malaga at the indicated time. Then, enjoy a scenic drive across the mountain range of Málaga to reach the historical city of Granada. Upon arrival, discover the monuments that form the Alhambra. Firstly, take a walk across the Generalife Gardens which holds the Palace of Charles V. With this option, you do not enter the Nasrid Palaces. After this exciting visit, enjoy a panoramic view of the city and then have some free time in Granada town. You can have lunch or walk through the typical streets of the Alcaicería. After, return to Costa del Sol where your tour will end.

Benalmádena & Fuengirola: Round-Trip Ferry

9. Benalmádena & Fuengirola: Round-Trip Ferry

Set off from the architecturally impressive Benalmádena Marina or the chic port in Fuengirola on a ferry ride that shows the Andalusian coast in all its glory. Take a round-trip boat ride between Benalmádena and Fuengirola and enjoy the views of the old Benalmádena Pueblo, which is one of the many charming white villages you can spot scattered across the Costa del Sol. Discovering Fuengirola is a must for lovers of designer clothes, boutiques, and those all-important market days that give you a sense of the local culture. Jumping aboard this pleasure cruise will deliver picturesque, panoramic views of the coast, resorts, and local attractions that are difficult to beat on any other mode of transport.

Benalmadena: Selwo Marina Admission Ticket

10. Benalmadena: Selwo Marina Admission Ticket

Fall in love with the dozens of animal species that call Selwo Marina home with this admission ticket. Visit five distinct areas: Island of Ice, Antilles, the Hollow, Amazon, and the Tropics. On the Island of Ice, visit Andalusia's first ice penguinarium and discover unique penguin species such as the king penguin from Patagonia. Afterward, travel to the Caribbean in the Antilles. Observe dolphins, sea lions, and even colorful flamingos. In the Hollow and the Amazon areas, witness the habitat of the Amazon River basin. In the Hollow, enjoy the flight of exotic birds such as macaws and cockatoos, while in the Amazon you can admire reptiles, amphibians, and tropical fish. Finally, finish your visit in the Tropics zone. Encounter exotic species such as the striking scarlet ibis or the white-headed saki, a primate native to Asia that stands out for its fur.

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Absolutely loved all of it! From start to finish a great experience for a great price. With super king and helpful instructors! Definitely recommend if you looking for a fun experience :)

Can’t recommend jorje enough! Absolutely amazing host. Funny and could answer any questions about Gibraltar people asked. Such a lovely man

They were super nice. Safe. We got along really good. They offered to take over control over bluetooth speakers. We caught a lot of fish!

Irene - the best guide to Ronda and Setenil. Good history and speaks many languages. Fantastic woman. David- safe driver👍

amazing, saw many dolphins and the tour guild guy was so funny and fun to be around