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

1. 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 as orange trees, olive trees and cork oak and the white village of Ardales and Cuevas del Becerro. Arrival to 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. The incredible views of the Puente Nuevo, which crosses the “Tajo” (the Cut) on the Guadalevin river where we will have a taste of a local Ronda wine on a terrace with an exclusive view of the Tagus Bridge. Walking tour in the romantic town centre, with its churches, mini-palaces and Spain's oldest bullring, offers plenty to uncover. The Palacio Mondragón, also known as Palacio del Marqués de Villasierra, is without doubt, an interesting visit, being a land lord palais with arabic gardens, but it is also the Archeologic Museum of Ronda, with interesting pieces of proving the antiqueness of the city. Enjoy your free time to explore the city at your own pace.

From Malaga: Day Trip to Gibraltar with Guided Tour

2. From Malaga: Day Trip to Gibraltar with Guided Tour

Meet your guide and hop aboard a motorcoach as you set off to Gibraltar. Along the way, relax and enjoy the scenery as the coach makes stops to pick up additional guests. During your journey to Gibraltar, listen to your guide as they detail the program for the day, point out interesting sites, and explain the main customs limits for products purchased on the peninsula. Also, learn a bit about the overseas British territory and its connection to Greek mythology.  Upon crossing the border notice how the city lies at the foot of a huge limestone rock where you can have fabulous views over the bay and sometimes the northern coast of Africa if the weather permits it. Arrive in Gibraltar and after the coach is parked you will have five hours to spend as free time and participate on your guided tour.  Connect with your guide to join a sightseeing tour that includes stops at Europa Point, entrance to Saint Michael’s Cave and the possibility to have a close look at the famous Barbary apes, the only wild primates in liberty in Europe. The tour takes approximately 1.5-hours, after which you will have free time for lunch, shopping, and exploring the city at your own leisure.

From Costa del Sol or Málaga: Caminito del Rey with Tapas

3. From Costa del Sol or Málaga: Caminito del Rey with Tapas

Discover the scenic beauty of the Caminito del Rey trail on a guided excursion from Málaga or from selected areas of the Costa del Sol. Traverse the El Chorro Gorge and enjoy some tapas after the hike. Start your day with pickup by bus from different points of the Costa del Sol or Málaga and depart for Ardales. Stop for breakfast (not included) along the way at a local restaurant with plenty of typical local products. Finally, arrive at the northern access point of the Caminito del Rey. The group will then walk through a small and quite long tunnel to reach the natural paths that leads to the entrance check point of the Gorge. At that point, you'll receive a helmet together with the safety instructions. Your guide will also join you to give you further explanations of what will be found during the trek but also 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 Málaga 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": your guide will explain why. El Caminito del Rey is nowadays a rebuilt path that stretches between two gorges, canyons and a large valley, along pathways or boardwalks. It is safe and comfortable to walk as most of the path is flat or downhill. The route goes in one direction, downwards from the north to the south.  Your bus will be waiting near the exit point, but before driving back to the Costa del Sol, you will try some local tapas from a small bar close by. Once this light lunch is over, travel back to Costa del Sol and be dropped off at your pickup point.

Costa del Sol: Caminito del Rey Guided Trip with Breakfast

4. Costa del Sol: Caminito del Rey Guided Trip with Breakfast

Discover the Caminito del Rey on this guided day trip from Costa del Sol. Hike along footbridges and trails as you learn about the interesting history of the path. Meet your guide and begin your tour at the Conde del Guadalhorce Dam. Take an easy and safe route by bus along nearly 8 kilometers of footbridges and trails. Enjoy breakfast to start your day of adventuring. Follow your guide from the town of Ardales to the town of Álora. Learn about the history of the path and its inauguration by King Alfonso XIII in 1905. Find out why it was declared one of the most dangerous trails in the world when it was built, and why now after its renovation, it's safe. Enjoy an adrenaline rush as you cross the Desfiladero de Los Gaitanes, a narrow footbridge anchored to the rock and suspended in the air. Be thrilled at the end as you cross the suspension bridge, more than 100 meters high. Meet your bus at the end of the tour, and head back to your pick-up location.

From Costa del Sol: Ronda and Setenil de las Bodegas

5. From Costa del Sol: Ronda and Setenil de las Bodegas

Depart the Costa del Sol, and travel on a comfortable coach through the beautiful countryside of the white village of Ardales and Cuevas del Becerro. Continue to Setenil de las Bodegas, one of the most beautiful, original white villages in the province of Cadiz. Take advantage of some free time to enjoy this peculiar village, stop to enjoy a coffee, and visit the houses embedded under the rocks of the cliff. Next, you will arrive at the bus station in Ronda to continue the tour on foot and discover the city. See the incredible views from the Puente Nuevo, which crosses the Tajo River, and enjoy the old town, the museums, and the cathedral. You also have the option to visit the huge bullring of Ronda, the oldest in Spain. The entrance fee is not included, but there is time to visit it on your own. With free time to explore the city at your own pace and with the recommendations of your guide, you will not miss any relevant spots. After a full day touring these beautiful Spanish towns, you’ll return by coach to the Costa del Sol.

Costa del Sol: Day Trip to Ronda and Setenil

6. Costa del Sol: Day Trip to Ronda and Setenil

Travel to Andalusia, one of the most wonderful regions in southern Spain. Meet your expert tour guide in the Costa del Sol and hop on the coach to Setenil de las Bodegas. Stroll around the charming town, known for its mesmerizing white houses built into the surrounding cliffs. See the beautiful town of Ronda, learn about the culture and history from your guide as you walk. Visit the iconic bullring Plaza de Toros de Ronda and enjoy the museum. Next, walk through the atmospheric Plaza de España, visit the New Bridge and take pictures of the spectacular Tajo de Ronda. Marvel at the sacred St Mary's Church before visiting Ronda’s Arab Baths. Next stop, visit the Mondragon Palace and enjoy a walk around the spectacular gardens. Feeling hungry? No worries, you have time to grab food or explore the city at your own pace. You will return by coach to the Costa del Sol with amazing memories and priceless photos.

From Malaga: Caminito del Rey Private Guided Tour

7. From Malaga: Caminito del Rey Private Guided Tour

Be collected at your accommodation and embark on the 55-minute journey to the site. On arrival, take a tour with an official guide for two hours and see the stunning views of The Caminito del Rey (King’s Little Path). The Caminito is a narrow cliffside path hanging 100 meters above the waters of the river Guadalhorce. It was built onto the side of the limestone rock face. It passes through the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes (Gaitanes Gorge), which is also known as Garganta del Chorro (the throat of Chorro). It offers spectacular heart-stopping views down a sheer drop to the churning waters. The path runs from the Embalse de Guadalhorce reservoir, through the famous El Chorro gorge, and to El Chorro village, which is a major center for rock-climbing with a couple of rural hotels and a train station. The nearest town is Alora to the south along the Guadalhorce river valley. After your tour, enjoy 45 minutes of free time exploring the attraction before your return journey to your accommodation. 

From Costa del Sol: Tangier, Tetouan, or Asilah Private Tour

8. From Costa del Sol: Tangier, Tetouan, or Asilah Private Tour

Embark on a private cultural-day trip to Tangier, Tetouan, or Asilah. Choose which of these famous Moroccan cities to visit and enjoy a pickup and drop-off service from your accommodation in from Málaga, Marbella, Torremolinos, Benalmadena, or Fuengirola. Begin your tour with a trip to the ferry ports at Tarifa or Algeciras. Take the express ferry across the Strait of Gibraltar on your transfer to one of three chosen locations in Morroco.  Tangier: Begin a walking tour of a small colorful souk, seeing the dried fruits, vegetables, and spice markets. Discover the jewelers’ street and receive a full explanation of Moroccan wedding rituals before seeing the rich architecture of the Medina (Old Town) and the Kasbah (old fortress). Visit Cap Spartel, the impressive Palace of the Sultan, the Necropolis, and the caves of Hercules where the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea mix waters. Stop at an Atlantic dune to take pictures before enjoying a coastal camel-ride.  Tetouan: Take a sightseeing tour through the old and modern towns. Explore a teeming souk where you can let your senses lead you on a feast of sights and sounds and do some shopping. Continue through to the Jewish quarter and Spanish quarters where highlights include Rivera Square and Spain Square. Be enthralled by the tales of this marvelous town's history as told by your guide.  Asilah: Drive to Asilah from Tangier and discover its splendor for yourself. Take a stroll through the narrow streets of the walled medina and regale, taking in the evidence of the former Portuguese occupation of the city. Marvel at the colorful murals adorning the medina walls and explore Moroccan craft shops on its streets. Purchase a unique souvenir from your visit, before returning to Malaga.

From Costa del Sol or Malaga: Granada and Alhambra Tour

9. 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.

Caminito del Rey Private Tour from Costa del Sol

10. Caminito del Rey Private Tour from Costa del Sol

Start the day with a convenient pickup from your hotel, followed by a relaxing drive out of the city to Ardales. Listen to your friendly guide as they share their fascinating insight into the history of the region as you pass through small towns and farmlands. Arrive at the Caminito del Rey, gather your trekking gear and prepare to embark on a journey that's bursting with scenery, geology, and history. Enter the gorge and slowly make your way along a wooden pathway that's attached to sheer rock walls, giving you a unique perspective that's unlike any other hiking experience. If you're brave enough, look down into the canyon at the striking green water and thriving plant life that covers its floor, as your guide enlightens you to its history. Your journey takes you past the Gaitanejos and Gaitanes gorges and by the Hoyo Valley, with plenty of time to stop and take in the views. Cross over a hanging bridge and feel a serious adrenaline rush before completing your adventure with a bus ride from Alora to Ardales, then drop-off back at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Benalmadena

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,226 reviews

Very nice tour. The tour guides were very informative. Too bad that everything was told 3 times... In Spanish, French and English. That makes everything a bit tough... But respect for the tour leader...

Excellant tour with a very knowledgeable guide which always makes it more interesting with over 2 hours left for shopping if you desire or something to eat and drink.

Tour guide was brilliant, the tour itself and transportation was perfect it went very smoothly, I would definitely recommend to friends/family.

O excursie foarte frumoasa, cu un ghid erudit, pe care o recomandam celor care vor să meargă comod și să petreacă o zi deosebita de concediu

Caminito del rei is a truly amazing experience. I recommend to all.