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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.

From Malaga: Gibraltar and Dolphin Sightseeing Boat Tour

2. From Malaga: Gibraltar and Dolphin Sightseeing Boat Tour

During the bus tour, you will enjoy the journey along Malaga and the Costa del Sol while the guide will tell you anecdotes and curiosities of this British colony. Once you arrive at La Linea you will cross the border, remember to check your documentation to access Gibraltar. Once at Gibraltar, you will be able to enjoy free time to visit the square Casemates Square, the botanical garden of the Alameda, strolling through Marina Bays, or walk along Main Street, All this can be done either before or after seeing the Dolphins. The guide will show you how to get to the square. The boat will depart from the port of Gibraltar, from where the boat will take us to see the different types of cetaceans that inhabit this area. For an hour and a half we will navigate the area that unify the Mediterranean Sea with the Atlantic Ocean in search of dolphins. 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, you can take the opportunity to have lunch. Meet in the mid afternoon for your return journey to the pickup point.

From Málaga and Costa del Sol: Morocco Day Trip

3. 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. After meeting your guide at the pick-up point, hop on the bus to Morocco. 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 start the Fast-Ferry departure for 60 minutes to Ceuta across the strait. Once in Ceuta, set foot on Moroccan soil and make a panoramic tour of the city of Ceuta passing in front of the Royal Walls and the Moat of San Felipe. After crossing the border, you'll journey through the city. Take a scenic bus route from Ceuta to Tetouan for 30 minutes while enjoying the scenery. In Tetouan, take a pleasant walk where a local guide will show you the most iconic areas of the Moroccan city, without losing the detail of the most important sights of the city. In Hassan II Square you'll visit 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, characterized by its white walls and green doors, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the smallest in the country. Stop for lunch at a typical Moroccan restaurant to enjoy traditional folklore while trying Cous Cous accompanied by the typical Menta 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.

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 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 Costa del Sol: Mijas, Marbella and Puerto Banús Tour

5. 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.

Mijas Small Group Walking Tour

6. 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

7. 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.

Marbella, Mijas and Puerto Banús Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

8. Marbella, Mijas and Puerto Banús Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

On this full-day excursion, enjoy a sightseeing tour along Marbella's Golden Mile, a 4-mile (6.4-kilometer) stretch beginning at the western edge of Marbella City and ending at Puerto Banús. Discover an exclusive area home to some of Marbella's most luxurious villas, such as the Palace of King Fahd. First, make a stop in Mijas to appreciate the landscapes of this amazing village. Once in Marbella, walk along the streets where you'll be able to see its many fashion boutiques and meet its famous jet set. Upon arrival in Puerto Banus, enjoy some free time to stroll around the most impressive marina in the Costa del Sol.

From Madrid: Andalucia & Toledo 5-Day Trip

9. 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)

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 Mijas

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 658 reviews

Well orginized, the departure from malaga was exactly as planned, although when living gibraltar there were some fellows who lost the sense of time....Ana , the guide was very helpful, explained in details the history of gibraltar before arriving there and also gave us a short story of marbella on the road, and I need to mention our local guide-bus driver at gibraltar who gave us a short pick about living there and with his jokes the time passed really quickly.The time was exactly what we needed to see the apes den, europa point and st michael caves. The town itself is small , only one principal street with turist shops, liquors, jewellery and clothing.

The tour was very good and interesting. The two towns are lovely and our guide was really nice and engaging. The pick-up was right on time, just as the time we had to spent during the day. I would definitely recommend the activity and the company.

Family of 5. Great tour guide, nice bus with aircondition, exiting boat ride to see the dolphins, the kids loved it. There was also time for the cable car (bought those tickets «externally») really recommend this trip!

A very well-organized and interesting trip, and above all an excellent guide from Poland (Krakow), who knows several languages and can provide a lot of valuable information about Gibraltar :)

Very friendly stuff. The trip to Gibraltar went smoothly and we were very happy. Highly recommended!