Any company can sell you a trip to Spain. They can book your hotels and suggest restaurants and even tell you what to sights to see and they might even get it right, right from a travel book. But there is much to be said about a company that specializes in exclusively one country.
There is even more to be said of a company such as Spain Adventures who can prove that someone from the staff has slept where you will sleep, dined where you will dine and personally taken a bike ride or a hike where we’ve planned any activity you are planning to participate in.
When Spain Adventures says, ”it’s a moderate hike”, it really is and we know it firsthand. When we tell you “you are going to love that hotel”, you really will because our accommodations are not just hotels, they are relationships with families, cooks and inn keepers. And when we tell you that your guide is wonderful, he/she really is as most of them have been with us from the beginning.
“Been there, done that” is a fact at Spain Adventures, we’ve had twelve years to see it all and do it all before you do.
Read what some of our guests have to say and you’ll see that as traveling companions and specialists in Spain we are valued!
Dear Edi Thank you a million times. It was the perfect, flawless trip of a lifetime. Your extensive & thorough planning, including the weather and selecting Hugo as our guide made this the perfect vacation with friends. Hugo was the ultimate, charming, handsome, conscientious host. The hotels were wonderful and the ride was beautiful.
Really this was the most wonderful & perfect adventure of a lifetime. Please send our best regards to Hugo. We absolutely love him. Thanks so much Jane -Seattle
PS; I am in DC on my way back to Seattle. So I continue to travel and spread the good word of your Spain Adventures
Wine and Gastronomy Tour…
“Thank you for making our trip a Spain Adventure! The food has been superb, the wine exceptional, and the scenery has filled our hearts with a passion for the Spanish people and the country. But most of all, we are pleased to have made new friends who have endeared themselves to us by sharing their love of the finest a country has to offer. We will remember you always with a smile when we think of Espana and you! Thank you, Muchas Gracias” your friends L&JCook, Texas
“Your touch has made the difference between a special trip and a truly outstanding experience. Thanks so much for all the special things you have done for us”. -S&SGoff, Georgia
“An experience every teacher should offer his/her students. This was a great opportunity for my students to practice their Spanish, meet people from all over the world and participate in a time honored tradition that is the Camino de Santiago. Thanks Spain Adventures!”
Potential Spain Adventurer:
I am the owner of a health club in Vero Beach, FL. Our trip was truly a “Spain Adventure” as we traveled through one of the most beautiful countries in the world. We biked, did sightseeing tours, had countryside picnics and learned about the history and culture of such a special place. Our group will keep the memories we made on this incredible trip forever. Edi and her guides take care of all the arrangements so you can just “take in” the experience. It’s an adventure you’ll never forget. -Steve Wade
Educational Tour: Hi Edi. Are you rested up yet? The kids are still raving about the trip and most have gotten over the shock of being back to the “norm.” Nikki, the first day back, contacted her university and is planning on studying in Spain next December until? All in all you already know it all was a great success! Thanks again for a fabulous trip. Ariel has updated the article and we will e-mail it to you and send a hard copy in case you would like to use it or just put it in your files. We will start to plan our trip for this this coming fall. Besos to you and Christina.
Bike Group, The Girls all 27 of them!
“ I just had to write and thank you for a wonderful, memorable vacation. I can’t stop thinking about the wonderful places that we visited, the great places that we stayed, and the friendships that were started and hopefully will last. Every time I think about this trip, it brings a smile to my face!! – I also can’t say enough about Olga and Pablo. They were very accommodating and professional, and I feel very privileged to have spent time with them in their beautiful country. Thanks again for a great
trip and I’m looking forward to planning my next trip to Spain.
Sincerely, L.H., Ft. Lauderdale, Fl
A Trip with the Family: Hola, Edi. I hope this finds you well and all of your trips going terrifically! I’ve just started to look through some of the photos I took and thought I’d share this one with you. We have such wonderful memories of “Camino-ing” with you. Thank you so much. The boys look back on it with satisfaction — clearly a success from their point of view — and Scott’s feet & knees have toughened up! Thanks to our trip with you, I’ve fallen rather in love with Spain and look forward to going back. With warmest wishes,
Pat, 2012, July Camino de Santiago.
The Traveling Teacher
“I appreciate all of the hard work you put into the past two trips that we took with your company. Spain Adventures really does offer a superior travel experience – I recommend you to anyone who would like to travel in Spain, because after traveling with your company, you can’t help but fall in love with the country.” E. E., Teacher, MD 2013
Students’ Travel Broadens Horizons
Reported by A H
“While most students were packing their bags for school on March 4, a group of others were packing their bags for a little something more. After all, a 10-day stay in Spain requires a bit bigger load than a backpack filled with homework. On March 4, 16 students, accompanied by Spanish teacher Carisa Dobrinski, made the nine-hour journey across the Atlantic to visit the magnificent country of Spain. The group spent most of its time in the southern region of Spain in Andalucia, along with a short stay in the country’s capital, Madrid. The group was fortunate enough to be in the presence of Spain Adventures and three great guides for the duration of the trip: Christina, the crazy and ever-smiling girl, Carlos, the fun-nee one and Jorge, the guide who was rarely seen without his camera. Over the course of the trip, the group had the chance to bond with each one of the guides. Although the guides were a huge factor in making the trip enjoyable, there was much more involved in the unforgettable experience.
Sophomore Stacey Joy will never forget her experience. “It was awesome,” Joy said. The arrival in Madrid was the first step on foreign ground. It was but a brief one as the group was eagerly sent on its way from the center of Spain to its southern part, in which they traveled by the Ave. The Ave is a train transportation system that is able to travel at unbelievably high speeds. Normally it would have taken six hours to arrive at the destination, but with the Ave the group had the luxury of sitting just two hours. Upon arrival, the group sat down to devour a three-course dinner. At this time, each student traveler was given by Edi, the company owner his/her own personal journal to remember the events that happened while staying in Spain. This sparked “journal time” which occurred at the end of every night. The students had no problem filling up the pages as there was always something to write about.
One of the most memorable and thrilling parts of the trip occurred inside a cave. An entire day was devoted to exploring the Cave of the Cat. The tight crevices and nooks, along with the unleveled ground, required the use of harnesses. Every person was hooked to ropes by his/her harness and each wore a hard hat accessorized with a bright shining light to see throughout the dark cave.
Maneuvering around the cave could be compared to an obstacle course, wherein one had to jump from rock to rock and climb up, down, around and squeeze through rocks.
The adventure concluded with a repel down a steep side and a final rope slide onto safe ground. This experience was new to everyone and provided many challenges. For most, it was a big accomplishment of overcoming worst fears.
Though the cave may have been the most thrilling event, the group also did numerous other activities, which provided endless photo opportunities as well. According to junior Daniel Mollet, “I could have done without the excessive use of everyone’s cameras, but it was all good.”
Most of the days were spent outside, which gave some a darker tone or pinker tint. A visit to the beach off the Mediterranean Sea provided some splashing around in the water. Shopping was plentiful, as proved by those who found it difficult to repack for the return home. The students also gained knowledge on the history and about castles and cathedrals. In addition, they mimicked ancient people by hand-drilling holes through rocks to create original necklaces. Famous artists were admired during the visits to the Picasso and Prado Museums. A night out at a flamenco show had everyone dancing.
These various activities were all aspects of Spain and its culture. Most importantly was the experience of speaking and interacting with people of a language the students have been studying. It was a great opportunity for them to put their skills to use and live it in a real world situation. The trip opened the eyes of the students to make them more aware of the world outside the place in which they live.”