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This is a small group guided holiday. The group is usually between 4 and 16 in size, with an average of 12 like-minded clients booking individually, in a couple or as friends together.
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This trip was wonderful; I recommend it with two thumbs - or 10 fingers - up! It was a blend of 5 days of hiking and 1 day of playing tourist in Seville, a perfect mix of experiencing Andalusia for the first time. The hotel was lovely and relaxed, occupied only by our group; the food was delicious! (we had a paella lesson on the last night with Alexis translating the chef's instructions); the hiking was varied and featured beautiful vistas; all of us got along well - really, a 5-star vacation.
The event that I will never forget involved Alexis' readiness to defend us hikers from a charging bull. While walking through an open area with cattle, one of the bulls feinted a charge. Alexis, who was closest to it, took off his pack and was ready to do battle if the bull continued his charge - I was impressed and felt that Alexis should add that skill to his resume! The bull must have been intimidated by Alexis because it stopped its aggression, and we continued walking by without further incident.
Alexis was a large part of why the trip was so enjoyable. He spoke Spanish, English, and French fluently; knew history of the local area; had a fun and relaxed attitude; answered our innumerable questions without complaint; and came up with alternate plans when necessary. Please note the bull-fighting skill above as well!
Be flexible. The first days of our stay were warm and good hiking weather, but the last 2 days had 30mph winds, necessitating a change in our last 2 scheduled hikes. While it was disappointing not to hike the Caminito del Rey in the gorge, it was closed not by our guide but by the park administration. Fortunately, Alexis came up with alternate plans for the last 2 hikes that introduced us to interesting areas that we all enjoyed. I respected the change in plans, as it demonstrated that Exodus Travel considered its clients' safety first and foremost.
Reserve room 3 if you can - it has a balcony and lovely view! The hotel atmosphere was totally relaxed; it was like our home. We helped ourselves to drinks and ice creams, writing down what we consumed on our bar tab that we paid at the end of our stay. The pool was a great way to cool off at the end of a hike, and the patio had great views.
A weeks centre based walking, not too strenuous , a free day in Seville - a lovely city if you like cities, wonderful flowers, lots of surprises. A great break
Finding beautiful orchids, not having to cook or think about anything for a whole week!
Tina was an excellent leader, full of information and surprises
Worth taking binoculars for the bird life
Our bed was very hard and uncomfortable but it didn't spoil the trip because the evening wine was free and the bar was excellent!!
It was a very enjoyable week: good walking through beautiful - sometimes spectacular – countryside. Sevilla is a fascinating city, and the flamenco was fabulous. The Cortijo makes a very good base: great cooking, beautiful views, and a very welcome pool after a hot day!
The wonderful day at the Caminito del Rey: a truly spectacular walk.
Alexis was the perfect guide: very knowledgeable about the local environment, really well organised, and considerate. He's also a very funny, entertaining guy!
Maybe take some insect repellant – I escaped their attentions, but others weren't so lucky.
Put simply - fantastic! You start the day with a continental buffet-style breakfast in the morning, with local fruit and yoghurt. Packed lunches are provided for any day walks, usually filled with cheese/cold meats. On some days it is possible to eat Tapas lunches together as a group instead. The evening meal is the main meal of the day and will be local Spanish cuisine. All food is freshly prepared from locally grown seasonal produce. Water / Wine and tea / coffee are provided with the evening meal. A selection of soft and alcoholic drinks is available at the bar (payable locally). Vegetarians are generally well catered for at the Cortijo Rosario. Please let us know if you have any particular requests.
Rachel George - Customer Operations
advise us on booking if you have any
special dietary requirements.
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