Once on your boat, you glide effortlessly through The Albufera, first in the marshes and then in the open water. Rich in sensory ecstasies, this portion of the trip is truly unforgettable. Make sure to keep your eyes open as you witness a prism of colors glistening under the Mediterranean sun. The delights are not solely visual, however, as you soon discover. You are fortunate enough to be in the audience of nature's symphony featuring the rustling of the rice ears, the low hum of the pine woods, the chirping of a myriad of birds, and the whistling of the reeds conducted by the breeze. You are also exposed to the heady fragrance of orange blossoms lining orchard after orchard surrounding the lake.
After your cruise you return to the Barracas, where your guide prepares a delicious Paella feast made from local delicacies. A lovely table is set for you and several salads from local ingredients will vie for your attention. The paella will be the best you have ever enjoyed and if you chose, will be accompanied by some local wine. You enjoy your meal just steps from where the ingredients have been caught or harvested.
After lunch, your guide will take you on a 30 minute ride to the Lladro factory. Inside you will be given a private tour and learn the incredible steps that these artisans take to bring this special artform to life. If you wish you can select a piece from the showroom afterwards, which looks more like a museum than a store. Your choice can be shipped home for you or you may take it with you.
Departures: 09:00 AM, 10:00 AM,
Meeting instructions: Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.
Special instructions: - The price of this tour includes the option of a bottled water, soft drink, wine, beer or horchata.
- There is a restroom available at the site of the barraca.