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Day 1

Pick up service (if required ) from Malaga airport, check in and getting to know Competa village

Day 2

Andalusian Golden treasure;

The Olive Oil In Malaga you can literally drink the Sun through the Golden treasure of this land: The Olive Oil. From the fruit to your mouth. Discover the olive oil production in centenary familiar plants. Learn the secret flavours within olive oil in our oil- tasting course. Discover all the secrets that made the Andalusian olive oil a star product world known by its flavour and health benefits. Experience and taste the wonders of this land in this tour dedicated to the fragrances and flavours of this unique treasure.

09.00 h Pick up from Villa Andalucia and transport to Casabermeja

10.00 h Olive tree plantation tour

10.40 h “Molinero” breakfast

11.10 h Guided visit to the “Almazara” and old mill

12.10 h Olive oil tasting

12.50 h Gifts and goodbye

13.00 h Transport back to Villa Andalucia

Note: Timing subject to flexible adaptation based on group specific interests or needs

The experience: “Golden Treasures; The Olive Oil” includes:

• Transportation for all the participants of the experience, including pick up at Villa Andalucia in Competa. In case there is no need of pickup service, there will be a designated meeting point assigned at the entry of Casabermeja town.

• Guided visit through the Olive tree plantation: o Historical approach of the Olive trees in the Mediterranean Sea and the Iberian Peninsula. o The surroundings and the environmental conditions. o The harvesting process. o The millenary tree. o Time to take pictures

• Traditional “Molinero” breakfast in the very 400 years old Country house. The breakfast consists in toasts from home made old style bread with a tasting of two different olive oil made in the same mill, coffee or tea and a seasonal dish (season fruits mix, cake…) based in the olive oil cuisine.

• Guided tour through the modern facilities (Almazara) and the antique olive oil mill conducted by the one of the members of the family owned business

• Learn the techniques to recognise the hidden flavours and fragrances of new types of olive oil in a unique Olive Oil express tasting course.

• Gifts.

• Transport back to Villa Andalucia.

Day 3

“Espetos” Workshop Folk/ Gastronomy

The traditional fishing is much more than an economic activity, in Costa del Sol it is a lifestyle. Discover the Andalusian fish gastronomy with us and feel the breeze coming from the Mediterranean sea of this unique way of life. Visit the most characteristic spots in the daily life of the most iconic maritime neighbourhood of Malaga city and use all your senses and step into the fishermen’s life. Finally with an expert you will how to cook one of the culinary star products in Malaga, the “espetos” (traditional sardine skewers). The timing might change regarding the group characteristics:

11:00 h Transport from Villa Andalucia to Malaga city

12:00 h Free time to get to know the city.

17:00 h Pick up in determined meeting point.

17:30 h Guided tour in the fishermen neighbourhood and singular places.

18:00 h Visit to the maritime museum: handmade boats and traditional arts.

19:30 h Malaguenean “espetos” master class.

19:50 h Cooking workshop and degustation in the beach. Traditional malaguenean boat ride: the Jabegas.

20:45 h Transport back to Villa Andalucia

The experience: “Espetos workshop” includes:

• Transportation for all the participants of the experience, including pick up at Villa Andalucia in Competa. In case there is no need of pickup service, there will be a designated meeting point.

• Free time to get to know Malaga city. Information, maps and tips will be provided.

• Transport from the city centre to the fishermen neighbourhood.

• Guided tour from the antique summer resort used for the noble families in early 20th Century in Malaga to the traditional fishermen neighbourhood.

• Maritime museum visit where there are still people constructing boats with the same Phoenician techniques.

• Malaguenean “espetos” master class and workshop conducted by a local fisherman.

• Thematic meal consisting in the “Espetos”. Bread and beer or wine or soft drink included.

Day 4

Free Enjoy your free time.

Relax at Villa Andalucia, discover Nerja and its caves, Frigiliana and the muslim past, Granada and the Alhambra … take a dip in the beach, hike around these beautiful mountains … We will be pleased to give you all the information you need.

Ask us for advice!!

Day 5

Subtropical bites Gastronomy Subtropical fruits in Europe?

Discover the relation between these fruits and the economy of this specific area. Get to know the special conditions that made this area ideal for these fruits in a unique plantation. Fruits that initially you will think exclusive for tropical countries: mangoes, avocados, custard apple, litchi passion fruit… Taste these subtropical flavours! Meet the farmer and his plantation with ecological certification and enjoy this special day surrounded by subtropical nature.

17.00 h Transport from Villa Andalucia to the subtropical yard (26 min). A different meeting point for the group might be arranged

17.30 h Guided tour in the subtropical plantation.

19.45 h Cooking class with subtropical fruits.

20.15 h Degustation

20.45 h Transport back to the accommodation

Note: Timing subject to flexible adaptation based on group specific interests or needs

The experience: “Subtropical bites” includes:

• Transportation for all the participants of the experience, including pick up at Villa Andalucia in Competa. In case there is no need of pickup service, there will be a designated meeting point.

• Guided tour in the subtropical plantation of mangoes, avocados, custard apple, litchi passion fruit and others. Explanation about the cultivation, special cares and harvesting process. The tour will be guided by the farmer of this ecological farm with ecological certification who works to obtain a “Gourmet” product of the best quality.

• Cooking class with mangoes: gourmet jam. Fruits and jam tasting. Gastronomic combinations.

• Gifts and goodbye.

Day 6

Andalusian Golden treasure;

The Muscatel Wine Gastronomy From the Andalusian vineyards direct to your palate, meet the whole productive process of the traditional Andalusian wine and taste it. Discover all the secrets that have made these wines and raisins a world rename during centuries, such the Sherry and Muscatel. Experience and taste the wonders of this land in this tour dedicated to the fragrances and flavours of this unique treasure. Get to know a local farm and winery. Come to our tasting course and please your senses with these wines.

10.00 h Transport to the winery in the Axarquia region. Coffee during the trip

11.00 h Guided tour through the vineyard

11.45 h Guided tour by the production facilities and cellar

12.45 h Wine tasting

13.15 h Transport back to Villa Andalucia

The experience: “Andalusian Golden treasure; The Muscatel Wine” includes:

• Transportation for all the participants of the experience, including pick up at Villa Andalucia in Competa. In case there is no need of pickup service, there will be a designated meeting point.

• The Axarquia region is the cradle of one of the grapes varieties famous by its white, sweet and dry wines.

• Tour through the vineyard, guided by the farmer explaining all the wine process and the types of grapes.

• Tour through the wine familiar museum of a local company and cellar.

• Introduction to the wine tasting and wine tasting of three different local wines.

• Gifts and goodbye.

• Transport back to Villa Andalucia.

Day 7

Free

Enjoy your free time, relax at Villa Andalucia, discover Nerja and its caves, Frigiliana and the muslim past, Granada and the Alhambra … take a dip in the beach, hike around these beautiful mountains … We will be pleased to give you all the information you need.

Ask us for advice!!

Day 8

Drop off service to the airport of Malaga

It was a pleasure to guide your Smart Holidays in Andalusia. Please come back soon, there is plenty more to discover

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