5 independent reviews for Walking vacation in Grazalema, Andalucia, Spain

Reviews for Walking vacation in Grazalema, Andalucia, Spain

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review 14 Nov 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Walking in some beautiful and dramatic Andalucia scenery with excellent and friendly company sharing the passion for walking.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Check weather patterns for the area

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes, definitely. Stayed in a local family run hotel and ate in a variety of restaurants in the village.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Thoroughly enjoyable.

Read the operator's response here:

We were delighted to welcome you to walk with us in the fantastic village of Grazalema. Your review is wonderful and we are so happy that you enjoyed your vacation, the walking and the company of like minded people so much.We are very pleased that you noted the efforts our company puts in to help the local community, support the hotels and restuarants and minimise environmental impact. We hope to have the pleasure of your company again one day.

review 2 Jan 2015

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The opportunity to see wildlife (ibex and vultures in particular) in their natural habitat with the accompanying commentary by two intelligent, dedicated and knowledgeable guides. The walks gave different perspectives on this marvellous part of Spain and helped me to understand the diversity and the sensitivity of this region so much better.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

This is a wonderful introduction to Grazalema and the surrounding sierra. Be prepared for all types of weather and some steep inclines.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Perhaps one or two more different restaurants for the evening meal may have circulated the tourist euro a little further throughout the village. I also think it would be beneficial to review the amount of plastic that was discarded through the daily picnics.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

I enjoyed this break hugely, I learnt a lot about this wonderful, fragile environment.

Read the operator's response here:

Thank you so much for your review on our Grazalema walking vacation. We are so pleased that you had a wonderful time. All the “Plastic” containers used for picnics are made from recycled materials and we of course use the recycling system in the village to dispose of any waste created…. One reason we use Rumores bar for breakfasts and picnics is because of their policy on recycling…. Our guests just have to return any of the picnic containers and they will either be re used or recycled. I do hope this helps to clarify your concerns. Our very best regards, Paul and Victoria.

review 31 Dec 2014

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The guides, Eva and Sue, were just superb! Their knowledge of the wildlife; plants and animals/birds was outstanding. Their knowledge of the areas we were walking was just 'out of this world'.... it will be difficult going on another vacation and not having those 2 as the leaders. Just superb!

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Check arrangements for flights and airport transfers! There was alot of conflicting information from different members of the group, meaning that some (including myself) had to wait for hours for flights (on return) or airport transfers (on arrival) because of times when being transferred to and from the airport. Greater clarity on timings would have prevented this.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes I do. The group stayed in a hotel, used a local cafe for breakfast every day and on returning from walks, ate in a variety of restaurants in the evenings, shopped in the local supermarkets and other shops. The fact that we walked from Grazalema most days reduced any pollution caused by using any transport.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

I would highly recommend this vacation! I loved everything about it (apart from the misunderstanding with arrivals and departure times). The hotel was superb and clean with a very welcoming manager, Terese. The walks were just stunning, the company excellent, the food was wonderful. All in all, fabulous! I will be returning!!

Read the operator's response here:

Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on your vacation in Grazalema. We are delighted that you had such a wonderful time. We shall be addressing the issue of arrival and departure timings for future vacations. Very best wishes and WE look forward to seeing you again. Victoria and Paul.

review 2 Jun 2013

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The walks and the people particularly the guide, Eva. She was amazing

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

That it can rain in Spain in May and you need all your rain gear..

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Absolutely excellent

review 28 Apr 2013

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Walking on the hills.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Ensure you have comfortable footwear.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes , local suppliers were used for all services.

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