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  • Starting Price: $3,569
  • Length: 8 days
  • Operator: iExplore Exclusive
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Tour Description

Welcome to Spain! Come with the family and explore Spain on our 8-day privately guided family holiday. Take an excursion to Donana National Park- one of the largest in Europe. Spend an unforgettable afternoon in the Andalusian sun at a waterpark and swim with the dolphins. Enjoy a bicycle trip with breathtaking views...take a canoe trip... explore the Alcazar... enjoy a unique world class equestrian show only available in Andalusia.. visit the zoo and botanical gardens in Jerez or visit one of the top wine estates in Spain...take a trip by boat to the oldest city in Europe.. enjoy a private visit to a honey museum and commercial beehive... explore Tarifa and the amazing beaches there on horseback and take a trip through the Strait of Gibraltar where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean for dolphin and whale watching.

Itinerary

DAY 01 - ARRIVE JEREZ, SPAIN- PUERTO SANTA MARIA

Today when you arrive at Jerez Airport, you will be met by an iExplore Representative and privately driven to your hotel.

The rest of the day is free to relax and get familiar with the hotel amenities and your surroundings.

With its typical Andalusian architecture, Hotel Los Jandalos Vistahermosa superbly combines tradition and comfort for the convenience of all its guests. Situated in the best residential area of El Puerto de Santa Maria, at less than 2 kms from the main city and at 1.5 km. from the beach this fine hotel offers 18 deluxe rooms, larger than 40sq m fully equipped with three different atmospheres: relax, working and reading. Also there are 45 apartments of 1 or 2 bedrooms, with small kitchen, sitting room, and bathroom (plus 1 W.C. in two bedroom apts.) all with daily hotel services.

Hotel Jandalos- Deluxe Room or 2-bedroom apartment

DAY 02 - DONANA NATIONAL PARK- AQUALAND

Enjoy buffet breakfast at the hotel before departing on a guided visit to Donana National Park, one of the biggest in Europe, by boat and on foot.

The Parque National de Donana is one of Europe's most important wetland reserves and a major site for migrating birds. It is an immense area; the park itself amount to over 1,300 sq km in the provinces of Huelva, Sevilla and Cadiz. It is internationally recognized for its great ecological wealth. Donana has become a key center in the world of conservationism.

Donana is well known for its enormous variety of bird species, either permanent residents, winter visitors from north and central Europe or summer visitors from Africa, like its numerous types of geese and colorful colonies of flamingo. It has one of the world's largest colonies of Spanish imperial eagles. The park as a whole comprises three distinct kinds of ecosystems: the masismas, the Mediterranean scrublands and the coastal mobile dunes with their beaches. This is a vast wilderness that supports an unrivalled wealth of fauna: 125 species of bird are known to reside here, as well as 125 migratory species, 17 reptiles 9 amphibians and 8 species of fish. There is a rich variety of mammals, 28 species in total, with some in danger of extinction, such as the lynx and the Egyptian mongoose. Also here are badgers, rabbits and otters. Game is also plentiful with red deer, fallow deer and wild boar.

After our visit to the park we will return to the hotel in Puerto Santa Maria for lunch (included) before going to Aqualand.

After lunch, depart for Aqualand Bahia, a world of water, sunshine and fun where you can enjoy an unforgettable time with your family, while enjoying the best weather in Europe.

Come and Swim with the Sea Lions! Get to know these amazing animals, swim with them and take home a great keepsake- a picture and free t-shirt.

Crazy Race: The only attraction with which you can challenge your friends to an exciting speed race. Throw yourself down the soft super lanes without batting an eye and enjoy total freedom of movement through an unforgettable 100-meter course competing for victory!

 

Black Hole: Enjoy the ride on a double raft through a black hole at vertiginous speed. 100 meters full of fun!

Rapids: Experience speed on a raft, enjoying the rapids, still water pools and whirlpools.

Super Slalom: Slide down these four fantastic winding water slides, have an unforgettable whale of a time taking on bends, mountains and drops.

Kamikaze: Pure adrenaline rush at vertiginous speed in this fantastic descent.

Surf Beach: Feel as if you were at the beach, play with the waves along with your friends.

Mini Park: A miniature water park for children, fitted with soft lanes, mazes, a ship and a submarine with its own water slides, plus water mushrooms and geysers. Enjoy!

After your fun-filled day, return to the hotel for a free evening.

Breakfast, Lunch

Hotel Jandalos- Deluxe Room or 2 bedroom apartment

DAY 03 - GRAZALEMA NATURE RESERVE

After breakfast this morning, depart for a private, guided bicycle route in Grazalema. Transfer to Coripe, located at the border with the Grazalema Nature Reserve to start one of the best bicycle routes in Spain. It is full of mountains with breathtaking views but is amazingly flat with bridges and tunnels.

Stop for lunch at Zahara de la Sierra in the heart of Grazalema Park. It is an amazing white village in the mountains overlooking a lake.

After lunch the adventure continues as we take a privately guided canoeing trip on the Lake of Zahara de la Sierra in the amazing Grazalema Nature Reserve

Return to the hotel.

Breakfast, Lunch

Hotel Jandalos- Deluxe Room or 2-bedroom apartment

DAY 04 - JEREZ

Today after breakfast we will visit the Alcazar, one of the oldest and most important monuments of the Arab legacy in Jerez. You will be able to see the beautiful gardens, the tower, the Arab Baths and courtyard and one of the main attractions- the Darkroom, featuring moving pictures of Jerez.

Next, a spectacular equestrian show- an amazing horse ballet accompanied by Spanish music and 18th century style costumes. A unique show available only in Andalusia!

After the show we have a fabulous gourmet lunch in one of the most emblematic restaurants in Jerez. A secret gem in the center of the city where you will sample the typical Andalusian cooking- always fresh with specialties of fresh seafood, fish and meat.

After your delicious lunch you can choose between: a visit to the Zoo-Botanical Gardens in Jerez- an incredible collection of animals and plants from around the world, or a visit to one of the top wine estates in Jerez, featuring an amazing guided tour of the vineyards and wine tasting. You will be able to experience a family wine estate of international renowned and fantastic facilities. Notice the signatures on the wine and brandy barrels of many heads of state, Hollywood actors and monarch who had the pleasure of visiting such a great place.

Return to the hotel.

Breakfast, Lunch

Hotel Jandalos- Deluxe Room or 2-bedroom apartment

DAY 05 - CADIZ

Today we take a trip by boat to the oldest city in Europe: Cadiz. A city surrounded by the sea.

Enjoy a privately guided tour of the old quarter of Cadiz - a city famous for its sandy beaches, great variety of architecture (Roman, Arab), astonishing location and excellent gastronomy as evidenced in the many tapas bars. Enjoy some free time for lunch at your leisure (not included) before returning to Jerez by car.

Next we have a private visit to a honey museum and commercial beehive. You will be able to learn and participate in: an introduction to the products of the bee; visit a hive with special equipment; watch and learn from a visual documentary; learn how to make candles with bee wax; taste the different types of honey and leave with a special gift. A highly enjoyable and very interesting experience.

Breakfast

Hotel Jandalos- Deluxe Room or 2-bedroom apartment

DAY 06 - TARIFA

After breakfast we travel to Tarifa for an excursion by horse around Tarifa including the amazing beaches. What fun!

Then, a walking tour of Tarifa's Old Town followed by lunch.

Then we take an excursion by boat through the Strait of Gibraltar where the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean meet to watch the dolphins and whales!

Breakfast, Lunch

Hotel Jandalos- Deluxe Room or 2-bedroom apartment

 

DAY 07 - JEREZ

Today you have a free day to relax by the pool at the hotel or perhaps visit one of the spectacular beaches nearby.

Breakfast

Hotel Jandalos- Deluxe Room or 2-bedroom apartment

DAY 08 - DEAPRT JEREZ

After breakfast you will be privately driven to the airport for your flight home, filled with wonderful memories of your holiday in Spain!

Breakfast

Departures

This itinerary is available from April through October. Depart any day! Contact an iExplore Adventure Consultant for details.

Pricing Information

2011

April 3 to July 23 and August 31 to October 31

From $3,569 per person double occupancy.

Child under age 12: FREE.

Price based on two adults and two children under age 12.

Child over age 12 (to 17): $395 per child.

July 24 to August 30

From $3,879 per person, double occupancy.

Child under age 12: FREE.

Price based on two adults and two children under age 12.

Child over age 12 (to 17): $495 per child.

Prices for your dates of travel may vary- please contact iExplore for an exact quote. Quoted prices are based on current rates of exchange, tariffs and taxes as of March, 2011. iExplore reserves the right to increase tour prices to cover increased costs, tariffs and taxes received after prices are published, and to reflect fluctuations in foreign exchange rates. iExplore is under no obligation to give breakdown costs involved in any package.

Inclusions:

· Private return transfers.

· Private driver guide throughout the itinerary.

· Private transport based on a 9-seater Mercedes Vito or similar.

· Guided excursion by boat and on foot to National Park Donana (regular excursion)

· Return transfers to Aqualand.

· Private guided tour of Grazalema Nature Park by bicycle and private guided canoeing route. Lunch included.

· Private return transfers to Jerez. Visits to the Alcazar, Horse Show and the zoo or winery. Lunch included.

· Trip to Cadiz by boat including a walking tour of the old part of Cadiz.

· Private guided visit to a museum of honey and bees with live beehives including introduction to bee products, visit to a beehive, honey tasting, wax workshop, and personal gift.

· Private return transfers to Tarifa. Private horseback trip. Lunch included.

· Whale and dolphin watching trip.

· Private transport to any beach if required on the free day.

· Tax and surcharges included.

Exclusions:

· International airfare and airport taxes.

· Meals other than those specified in the program.

· Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, room service, beverages, etc.

· Gratuities.

· Travel insurance.

· Visas (if required)

· Holiday surcharges

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

Prices displayed are based on the lowest season base price and assume double occupancy. Prices are shown in U.S. dollars and may or may not include administrative fees, taxes, meals, airfare (where applicable) and Single Supplements. Cancellation penalties, blackout dates and other restrictions may apply.

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