Day Tour

Immersion into the Land of Iberian Jamón (9 Hours)

Made for Spain and Portugal - Spain

Huelva, Spain

Valid for Travel Now Through: 19 Mar 2019

Immersion into the Land of Iberian Jamón (9 Hours )

Huelva, Spain

Tour Features


  • Food & Wine



Recommended Ages

All Ages

Activity Level



Experience the origins of the world-famous Iberian ham

This day trip will have you heading to the northwest corner of Andalucía, the Sierra de Aracena, to visit a family-run Iberian pig farm and learn the secrets behind the famed Iberian Jamón. The Sierra de Aracena is in the the province of Huelva, a mountainous region near the Portuguese border. It is here where the finest ham in the world is made from the Iberian pig. During your visit with their local host, you will learn the secrets behind the delicious Iberian jamón and enjoy the exquisite flavor, aroma and texture that is unique to the small region where it is produced. After taking in all there is to know about jamón and sampling the best bites, you will transfer to a local restaurant to have a lunch filled with the flavors of the area. On their way back to your hotel, your host will guide you through the charming villages of Huelva and explain their past and present importance to the region and their traditional architecture.

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Unless otherwise specified, 25% of total cost of the trip is requested as deposit to secure and confirm a booking. Additionally, some suppliers require 10%-20% deposits to secure bookings. All services and itineraries, unless otherwise advised, should be prepaid fully 45 days before arrival. If bookings are made within 45 days of departure, full payment must be received immediately to secure and confirm a booking. For bookings 1,500 euros or less full payment is mandatory at time of booking. If other arrangements are required, Made for Spain and Portugal will consider them on a case-by-case basis. If payments are not made in a timely manner, Made for Spain and Portugal reserves the right to refuse to confirm the booking, or to impose a last minute reasonable fee to cover costs. Bookings including tickets only may include other fees.

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Highly Professional Tour Service

By: Doan - Dallas TX

Reviewed on: 24 Oct 2013

We (4 people) took a 1/2 day Gaudi Architecture Tour. The arrangements were perfect and our guide, Mireia Garcia was the BEST guide we had during a 14 day tour of 4 counties! When we return to Barcelona we will use the services of Made for Spain tours - and hopefully we can get Mireia again!
Travel Advisor:  Rick Johnson
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I would recommend

By: Dolly

Reviewed on: 18 Oct 2013

Our touring and hotel in Barcelona was great. We were welcomed at the airport and even our luggage was taken care of. Our personal tour guide was very pleasant and knowledgeable.
Travel Advisor:  Eleanor Hardy
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Highly rwecommend

By: Ed

Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2013

very good job in the arrangements...except Hotel Maria Christina
Travel Advisor:  Eleanor Hardy
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Good tour guides.

By: Knightmum

Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2013

The guides and drivers we were connected with through Made for Spain were top notch.
Travel Advisor:  Bowden Sarrett
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Highly Recommended

By: Charlie1

Reviewed on: 31 Oct 2013

This organization is phenomenal. The car, the driver ("Kaiser"), the two guides (Carles and Sylvia) were perfect! Carles and Sylvia took us to the main attractions in the city and outside of the city. It felt like being with cultural and art historians--their knowledge was amazing. They were punctual, warm and very friendly; they made Barcelona and Montseratt very special for us.
Travel Advisor:  Leah Bergner
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Tour guide made the trip

By: Laurie

Reviewed on: 22 Nov 2013

Ana was absolutely outstanding. Her knowledge, language and people skills, warmth and availability made the trip.
Travel Advisor:  Eleanor Hardy

on time service

By: grumpy

Reviewed on: 03 Apr 2014

Made for Spain did a great job for us. They provided excellent guides and drivers. And, they were always on time waiting for us. They made us very comfortable in a foreign country.
Travel Advisor:  Patty Calvert
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High Praise!

By: NY traveller

Reviewed on: 30 Apr 2014

Our American travel coordinator used Made for Spain to make the travel arrangements for our trip to Marbella and Barcelona.  Every detail was anticipated.  Hotel reservations, tours, transfers and meal reservations for all perfect and everywhere we went we were greeted as VIP's.  Would definitely recommend Made for Spain with no reservation!!
Travel Advisor:  Bowden Sarrett
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Highly recommended

By: Gary55

Reviewed on: 16 Jun 2014

Our guides were each nothing short of amazing.  Their punctuality, knowledge, hospitality, and person-ability made our experience fantastic. Each guild was willing to do what it took to make the experience memorable.  
Travel Advisor:  Shonah Rabman
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Highly Recommended

By: Ash&Andy

Reviewed on: 25 Jun 2014

ALL of the guides were amazing! Pablo, Cynthia, Sonia, David & the other 2 names are slipping my mind. We had such a great time with all of the drivers as well - all of them were personable and informative. Virginia and the tapas tasting was so great - we did not want to end the evening. It was truly a pleasure getting to know Spain through Made for Spain and all of people that made it happen. I want to go back to the flea market with Pablo & i am still talking about the bull farm with Cynthia. Thank you so much for making our trip so well rounded and educational - Love - Ash&Andy 
Travel Advisor:  Cindy Goldberger
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Knowledgeable, personable, and fun!

By: JP

Reviewed on: 24 Oct 2015

Our guide, Silvia, and driver, Jose Luis, are proud ambassadors of their beautiful Barcelona. Their expertise, personalities, and desire to please made our adventure as positive and rewarding as it could be.
Travel Advisor:  Terri Stanfield

Delightful Experiences

By: Msm2624

Reviewed on: 05 Apr 2016

Each guide and driver we worked with through Made for Spain was professional, thorough and knowledgeable. Our Barcelona bike tour with Jaume was fantastic, as was our full-day Barcelona tour with Sonia. We had some questions in Barcelona about train tickets and Paloma was very responsive and helpful behind the scenes. We also had a wonderful tour in Madrid with Belen. We were very impressed with the breadth of knowledge each guide had, and each was totally engaging and very welcoming to us. My family and I loved every bit of it!
Travel Advisor:  Daria Westerfield

Barcelona in August

By: Zoe's mom

Reviewed on: 25 Aug 2014

We recently came back from our 5 day trip to Barcelona. The trip was fantastic and I would say "beyond our expectations" but, the work Monica and LFT does and the network & experience they have has set the bar very high. The guides (Christina & Veronica) were excellent, and unique in their own way, certainly very worth the money for the value they bring to our trip. The hotel was well located, extremely comfortable, clean, US-friendly, and their concierge service was able to provide restaurant reco's that were not overly touristy (very important to us). We can't wait to identify the next destination, and get to work with LFT again. Finally, the transports were timely, friendly, clean, and helpful. All in all, a great trip - many thanks to Monica and Lake Forest Travel. I will continue to try to convince my friends that working through LFT to help make a trip "perfect" is well worth the effort.
Travel Advisor:  Monica Varri


By: Ethel

Reviewed on: 21 Oct 2014

There is a saying that, "you get what you pay for"! Every detail was handled to perfection. The tour guides, chefs, authors, drivers and Blanca (always a phone call away) were wonderful, professional, knowledgeable and personable. Although we only had time for two cities (Madrid and Barcelona) we did them well. We never had to wait for anything. If there was something we thought we would like to do Made for Spain had a suggestion. We always felt comfortable. If only they could figure out a way to manage the weather!!!!
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Macleod

The Way to Go!!!

By: Katinka

Reviewed on: 05 Nov 2014

Made for Spain: The best day of our entire trip was spent in Lisbon!!! We had a wonderful guide and driver. We really got to see Lisbon; its tiny narrow cobblestoned streets; a beautiful church and cloister and we even had time for lunch in a beer garden. Our guide was full of information...not just ordinary things..but a tremendous knowledge of history, art, etc. What a great day. Also, for our other three tours, in every single situation, the driver or the guide, usually the driver, assisted my husband (who uses a wheelchair) in getting in and out of the van. The drivers and guides were kind, informative, and willing to assist my husband in any way that they could.
Travel Advisor:  Jane Edwards

Friendly, helpful service!

By: Linda

Reviewed on: 08 Apr 2015

Our trip was very well planned! All tours/activities were enjoyable. We especially enjoyed the walking tours in Granada/Seville and the winery in Ronda. We loved having personal guides who were very friendly, knowledgeable, and spoke English very well. The hotels in all the cities we visited were great...wonderful service and locations! We will use Made for Spain if we visit Spain again in the future.
Travel Advisor:  Karen Henderson

Pleasant drivers, good guides

By: Dubes

Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2015

Guides in foreign cities make trips much more meaningful. However, on other trips the driver has also been the guide which lowers the cost substantially.
Travel Advisor:  Helene Singer

Highly recommend!

By: SteveB

Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2015

If you are going to Spain and want to really experience this fantastic country, look no further than Made for Spain. Highly professional and speculator pleasant people.
Travel Advisor:  Amy Rectenwald
Not Recommended

A Few Problems

By: Redd1954

Reviewed on: 23 Jul 2015

Continued - And finally on the last day of our trip, MFS was to pick us up at the hotel and take us to the airport for an early flight. Nobody showed up, and I had to hire a quick cab to make our flight. Overall, not the service for the money.
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Expert Friendly Service.


Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2015

Loved them and everything they set up. Cannot say enough about for Made for Spain. Highly recommend their services. They were extremely helpful in retrieving my luggage as well.

Iberian Excrsion

By: M&M

Reviewed on: 09 Sep 2015

Great guides. Very knowledgeable and fun. Great insight with local color of sites.
Travel Advisor:  Bowden Sarrett

Enjoyed the game, but

By: Uppirv

Reviewed on: 15 Jun 2016

We were thrilled to get tickets to see Barcelona FC while in Spain recently. Made for Spain was great in getting our tickets to the hotel desk where we were staying. The tickets we had were good, but unfortunately it was raining and we were seated at the end of the overhang. Therefore, the water kept dripping on us from the overhang.
Travel Advisor:  Terri Stanfield

Experts in Spain!

By: 93021 Traveler

Reviewed on: 30 Jul 2016

Our travel experiences in Barcelona and Madrid were perfect due to the expertise and professionalism of Made for Spain. In the future, I would rely on them without question!
Travel Advisor:  Terri Stanfield

top notch service

By: mary

Reviewed on: 01 Jun 2017

Made for Spain connected us with personable, experienced and fun guides and drivers. They were readily available via email and phone to make on-the-spot reservations and recommendations for (wonderful) restaurants during our trip - especially helpful since we did not speak the language. Everything they provided and planned for us was fun and high quality. Could not recommend them more highly.
Travel Advisor:  Tracy Federico

Nothing but fabulous

By: Tom C

Reviewed on: 08 Jun 2017

We had two separate guides over two days. Both of them were excellent. We had one guide for the first two days (Marta Roige) and another one (Carlos Perez) on the third day. The first two days were a whirlwind (in a good way) of sight seeing and visiting various attractions. On the third day, we were having trouble remembering what we saw the first two days. We remembered the bigger sites easily, Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, Palau de la Musica Orfeo Catala, etc. However, Barcelona is peppered with so many Gaudi attractions, it was hard to remember which ones we had been to. Our second guide called our first guide to make sure he did not duplicate what we had seen in the first two days. He did not disappoint us and took us to sights we had not seen the previous two days. We enjoyed both guides greatly. The cars that the tour agency used were clean and well appointed; the drivers were courteous and helpful. I would use again and recommend Made of Spain and Portugal
Travel Advisor:  Marcie Kotler

A Great Tour Guide Can Bring Attractions to Life

By: DWAR8816

Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2017

In addition to the airport arrival pick-up, Made for Spain organized a 1.5 day private tour of Barcelona & Surrounding Attractions to align with our interests. Although their services are pricy, their selection of a tour guide for us was completely on the mark! We had expressed an interest in history, architecture and developing a better understanding of the Catalonian culture. Our guide, Carles, did a superior job in accomplishing his mission for our day and a half.
Travel Advisor:  Marci Oakley


By: Susan

Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2017

Except for two missing drivers trip was great
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Bush

South of Spain.

By: Ken

Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2017

This was a fairly complex trip which was tightly scheduled and they handled the arrangements almost flawlessly. We had a last minute change that had to be made and they handled it very well. They are clearly respected by providers in their market (hotels, drivers, guides...).
Travel Advisor:  Joy Cottrill

Tour Operator

By: Chickie

Reviewed on: 12 Dec 2017

We had a variety of tour guides, drivers, etc. for each city we visited. All were excellent!
Travel Advisor:  Julie Harris

Spain and Portugal Spring 2018

By: Louise

Reviewed on: 07 Apr 2018

The accommodations made through Made for Spain and Portugal were great. The information provided was very helpful as well as the resource material. We did not work directly with them, but through Carissa Guylas.
Travel Advisor:  Carissa Gulyas


By: R&A

Reviewed on: 14 May 2018

The guides were informative, interesting, entertaining, friendly and accommodating. The drivers were courteous and attentive. The sites and venues recommended were in keeping with our interest
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Bush

12 days in portugal

By: karin212

Reviewed on: 22 May 2018

The guides were local experts who spoke flawless English. One of the recommendations our guide made for lunch (a tiny restaurant with 8 tables!) was the best meal we had on the trip! All the car service was late model Mercedes sedans (very comfortable) and drivers and guides all showed up early. A+ service
Travel Advisor:  Kim Shraibati


By: Ray

Reviewed on: 16 Jun 2018

Almost all of the arrangements made in Spain were seamless, guides and experiences incredible and memorable, pick ups, transfers, etc (with the exception of missing the timing of the car p/u to airport travel Barcelona to Seville). We LOVED Hotel Magestic - location, service, tradition - but the hotel in Seville I would not recommend to anyone traveling at our level of expense or experience. Tour groups in and out. Asphyxiating aroma throughout. Guide in Barcelona energetic and adventurous. Gave us a true Gaudi perspective. Cooking experience lovely/homey with the mother/daughter and appreciated the market education. Daughter is special. We were surprised how much we enjoyed Seville - walking tour upon arrival a great idea - a walking city which we enjoyed exploring on our own. AMELIA is a gem - on all levels. What a treat! But cooking paella twice (though from different regions) not creative for us. Loved that Amelia had a map of spain to educate us about where/how/why cuisine evolv
Travel Advisor:  Cliff Morgan


By: TL

Reviewed on: 05 Jul 2018

Very good, all details taken care of....made our stay more enjoyable.
Travel Advisor:  Laura Wallace

Trip to Portugal


Reviewed on: 15 Jul 2018

Made for Spain worked with our travel advisor to help plan a wonderful trip to Portugal for us. They are also extremely responsive and client service-oriented.
Travel Advisor:  Lisa Cohen-Dumani