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From Malaga and Costa del Sol: Gibraltar Tour

1. 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

2. 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 local Ronda 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.

From Malaga: Gibraltar and Dolphin Sightseeing Boat Tour

3. From Malaga: Gibraltar and Dolphin Sightseeing 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 and with a guide, 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.

From Málaga and Costa del Sol: Morocco Day Trip

4. From Málaga and Costa del Sol: Morocco Day Trip

Discover Moroccan culture and flavors on this day trip from Málaga and Costa del Sol. Visit the traditional Moroccan city of Tetouan, cross the Strait of Gibraltar by ferry, and see the Royal Palace or Khalifa Palace, the Archaeological Museum, and the Center of Modern Art. Meet your guide at the pickup point in Malaga and hop on the bus to Algeciras. During the trip, journey through Malaga and along the Costa del Sol while the guide tells you anecdotes and curiosities about Morocco. Arrive at Algeciras to board an express ferry. Sail for 60 minutes to Ceuta across the strait. Once in Ceuta, set foot on Moroccan soil and enjoy a panoramic tour of the city of Ceuta. Drive by the Royal Walls and the Moat of San Felipe. Take a scenic drive from Ceuta to Tetouan which lasts about half an hour. Arrive in Tetouan, take a pleasant walk with a local guide to see the most iconic areas of the city. In Hassan II Square you'll stop outside the Royal Palace or Khalifa Palace, the Archaeological Museum, and the Center of Modern Art. Stroll through the narrow streets of the old Jewish quarter or Mellah and see the Bengualid synagogue. The souk of Tetouan is a real journey through time that will allow you to get to know the work of its craftsmen. Continue through the Medina of Tetouan and be surrounded by the white walls and green doors of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop for lunch at a typical Moroccan restaurant. Listen to live music while savoring cous cous and Arabic pastries. After lunch, stroll through the shopping area of Tetouan and visit some establishments for shopping and a typical Moroccan Herbalist with natural products to discover all the benefits of the properties of Argan Oil. At the time indicated by the guide, meet again for the return to Ceuta and embark to Algeciras to return to the pickup point in Algeciras. 

Malaga: Private Day Trip to Mijas

5. Malaga: Private Day Trip to Mijas

After being collected from your Malaga accommodation, you will make your way to Mijas. The town of Mijas is the perfect example of an old Spanish village on the coast, which has managed to retain its old-world charm. You will begin with a visit to the Ermita de la Virgen de la Peña, a chapel made of rock which offers both views of the village and the coast below. You can wander through the town with its craft shops, with the option to take a famous donkey tour through the village. The Parroquial Church is located in a park with lovely views of the coast, and on a clear day, you can see straight across the Mediterranean to Morocco. You can also encounter the bullring, located just across from the church, which is the only square bullring in Spain. Those who are fit can choose to walk up the narrow streets through the neighborhoods to experience the authentic village life. You can take the time to sit in a cafe and have a drink, or opt enjoy one of the many restaurants, and at the conclusion of your experience you will be returned to your accommodation in Malaga.

From Malaga and Costa del Sol: Day Trip to Tetouan, Morocco

6. From Malaga and Costa del Sol: Day Trip to Tetouan, Morocco

Embark on a day trip to the Moroccan city of Tetouan, with pickup available from Malaga and other cities along the Costa del Sol. After pickup from various points along the Costa del Sol, meet your guide and travel to Algeciras for the 45-minute ferry ride across the strait of Gibraltar. Arrive in the Spanish city of Cueta, an enclave surrounded by Morocco. Pass through border control and cross into Tetouan. Spend about 5 hours in Tetouan with a local guide. Visit the most iconic streets of the city such as the old Jewish quarter of Mellah and areas such as Hassan II Square. You will also visit the souk of Tetouan and the Medina of Tetouan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After taking some time to purchase lunch, continue to the commercial area of Tetouan for some shopping. Afterward, you will visit a typical Moroccan Berber farmhouse. Afterward, return to Cueta for the journey back to Algeciras, and be dropped off in your original pickup location on the Costa del Sol.

From Costa del Sol: Mijas, Marbella and Puerto Banús Tour

7. From Costa del Sol: Mijas, Marbella and Puerto Banús Tour

You will start the trip to reach the typical village of Mijas. This town, located in the center of the Sierra de Mijas, is dominated by the ruins of an Arab palace. The town, typically Andalusian, is formed by narrow streets with white houses characterized by elegant wrought iron grilles. Later you will have free time to admire the great panorama of the coasts, the mountains and take a walk to discover this curious city. After the free time in Mijas you will resume the trip to Marbella, on arrival you will take a small panoramic overview of the city by bus and later a walk through the city, after the walk you can enjoy free time in the city. You will leave Marbella behind to continue towards Puerto Banús, a key point on the Costa del Sol for celebrities and the wealthy, enjoy free time to see its marina, its promenade or have a drink in one of its many establishments.

From Madrid: Andalucia & Toledo 5-Day Trip

8. From Madrid: Andalucia & Toledo 5-Day Trip

Spend 5 days exploring Andalucia, and enjoy tours of the area’s most historically important cities. Visit iconic monuments and take in views of the stunning scenery of the land of La Mancha along the way. Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Madrid, Cordoba, Sevilla Depart from the bus terminal in Madrid at 08:00, heading south through the Land of La Mancha to Andalucia. On arrival in Cordoba you’ll enjoy a city sightseeing tour, visiting the great mosque that once was the spiritual center of the Islamic world. Note the Gothic cathedral that was built inside. Your tour also takes in the Jewish Quarter. After the visit, you’ll continue on to Sevilla. Dinner and overnight in Sevilla. Day 2: Sevilla In the morning you’ll venture out on a panoramic city sightseeing tour and visit the Barrio de Santa Cruz with its narrow streets, the Park of María Luisa, and Plaza de España. There’s an optional artistic tour that includes the Royal Alcazar Palace. Your afternoon is at leisure. Half board in the hotel and overnight in Sevilla. Day 3: Sevilla, Ronda, Marbella After breakfast at the hotel you’ll depart for the White Villages and Ronda, where you’ll have some free time. Take an optional excursion to Mijas or Gibraltar. Later the tour continues on to the Costa del Sol. Dinner and overnight in Marbella. Day 4: Marbella, Granada The tour leaves Marbella for Granada after breakfast. When you arrive in Granada you’ll enjoy a sightseeing tour that includes the impressive Alhambra with its beautiful Nazari Palaces and the Generalife Gardens. Optional activities include a visit to the caves of Sacromonte and attending a typical gipsy flamenco show. Dinner and overnight in Granada. Day 5: Granada, Toledo, Madrid Enjoy breakfast before heading to the Imperial City of Toledo, filled with historic monuments. You’ll have lunch and embark on a city sightseeing through Toledo’s narrow streets and alleys. Afterwards, you’ll be transferred back to Madrid. Hotels (4-Star)

Mijas Small Group Walking Tour

9. Mijas Small Group Walking Tour

Begin your tour by meeting at Virgen de la Peña Square. Enjoy the sights of Taxi Donkeys and then stop by the chapel of the Virgin of the Rock while listening to stories, legends, and important facts about this village from your local guide. After passing by Constitution Square and the remains of the Moorish Wall, climb a little bit to visit the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Walk along the lovely promenade by the botanical gardens with stunning views out to the sea. On the way back to Commercial Street, if there are good weather conditions, you can also admire an outdoor Flamenco Show. Finish the tour by wandering along Commercial Street, where the 17th Century San Sebastian Hermitage is located as well as the Contemporary Art Museum.

From Malaga or Costa del Sol: Mijas, Marbella & Puerto Banus

10. From Malaga or Costa del Sol: Mijas, Marbella & Puerto Banus

Discover the highlights of the Costa del Sol, Marbella and Puerto Banus. Get introduced to Andalusian traditions in Mijas. Start from Costa del Sol and head to the charming village of Mijas. Marvel at this spot perched on the mountain range of the same name, overlooking the Mediterranean and covered in green. Enjoy free time in Mijas for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Then, hop on the coach to drive to Marbella. Visit the world-renowned city and discover the Plaza de Los Naranjos. Walk through the streets full of flowers of the old town, the most unknown and beautiful part of the coastal city. Enjoy another 1 hour and 15 minutes at your own pace at this stop. Your next destination is a short drive along the Golden Mile to the ever-glamorous Puerto Banus. See luxury yachts that have been here since the late 60s. Take a stroll through high-end shops, bars and restaurants. Spot supercars and luxury vehicles. Enjoy the charm of this spot over 1 hour and 45 minutes. The coach with the guide will then drive back to your drop-off point.

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What people are saying about Mijas

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4.4 / 5

based on 1,150 reviews

We really liked the tour. The guide is a native of Morocco and explains everything very well, it is seen that he has a passion for what he does. You really know the culture and traditions because it takes you in the middle of local places that are not touristy.

The transportation was great (big, clean bus with a very personable guide), plenty of free time in the city, friendly and knowledgeable boat guides that quickly found dolphins to observe.

We had a fabulous day, pick up was quick and easy. Guided throughout the day. Excellent trip and guide.

Monkeys were the best part for sure! Guide George did the best also, he was funny and helpfull. :)

Had a great day , friendly , informative and value for money 10/10