Secret Sierras of the Costa Blanca
Spain, Trek & Walk, 8 days - from £695 (land only) - from €975 (land only) - from $1,140 (land only)
By: Edward Sobolewski, Pennsylvania, USA
The trip to Costa Blanca in Spain was simply fabulous, the people are so warm and friendly, and the local food was out of this world - all homemade, all grown and harvested from the surrounding hills or caught in the nearby sea, and prepared for us with lots of heart and love.
Our guide Jose, was a topnotch professional, so knowledgeable about the region and its history. He brought this trip to a different level; the trails he planned for us were carefully selected to offer the most spectacular views and he connected us with the local people, and their culture and customs. We went places that only few tourists ever see.
This trip exceeded my expectations, the guide became our friend and mentor, and the people we met embraced with open arms and invited us to their homes, extraordinary. In my book, this was one of the best trips I ever had, if not the best.
By: Barbara Wang, Illinois, USA
This was a wonderful trek and it greatly exceeded our expectations. Key highlights include:
1. Our guide (Jose) was very knowledgeable about the terrain but also local culture and Spanish history. His attention to details made the trek very enjoyable.
2. 4 nights in small village hotels allow us to experience the Spanish culture, Mediterranean cuisine (fresh local-catch sea foods) and warm hospitality from the hosts.
This trek is strongly recommend to those looking for a walking holiday intermixed with Mediterranean foods and local culture.