Andalucia Geography and Earth Sciences

9 days/ 8 nights

From only £459pp

Overview

9 days/ 8 nights From only £459pp

Andalucia boasts the most-varied terrain and vegetation in all of Spain.  Bridging Europe and Africa and connecting the Mediterranean with the Atlantic Ocean.  Students will have the opportunity to conduct fieldworks in some of Andalucía’s most-popular famed beaches. 

What's included in the trip?

  • Return scheduled flights
  • Accommodation on a B&B basis
  • Multi-bedded rooms for students
  • Single/twin rooms for leaders
  • Free itinerary planning and visits booking service
  • Comprehensive travel pack
  • 1:10 leader place ratio

Sample itinerary

  • Day 1

    Departure.  Arrive at Hotel.  Free time. 

  • Day 2

    Fieldwork in Alhambra.  Free time.  

  • Day 3

    Fieldwork in Plaza de Andalucia.  Fieldwork in Salobrena and Motril beach.

  • Day 4

    Calahorra Castle.  Gaudix.  Optional: Flamenco show.

  • Day 5

    Fieldwork in Pampaneria, Beneficio, Capileira, Orgiva, Canar, Lanjaron. 

  • Day 6

    Free day.

  • Day 7

    Fieldwork in El Eijido.  Free time in the town.  

  • Day 8

    Free day.  

  • Day 9

    Departure.

Accommodation

Enhance your trip

  • Palace and fortress originally constructed in in AD 889 and converted into a palace in 1333. Alhambra has been described as atypical example of Muslim art, "a pearl set in emeralds".
  • Among all the historical buildings that Seville boasts, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is not to be missed!
  • Considerably one of the most important natural protected areas in Europe. This area is shaped by two primary eco-systems, pine forest and Mediterranean forest.
  • This royal palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is considered to be one of the most representative monumental compounds of Mediterranean culture.
  • Beautifully picturesque mountain villages famed throughout Spain because of its unique mini-ecology. These villages were the last stronghold of Spanish Muslims.
  • Visit this beautiful mosque, one of the world's greatest works of Islamic architecture!
  • The Sierra Nevada range boasts the highest point mountains in Spain. Don't forget to check out Las Alpujarras below.
  • Relax on this laid-back beach and breathe in glorious fresh air.
  • Discover beaches, cliffs and a semi-desert hinterland at this 340-sq-km park with its arid, salty environment and intriguing mining history.
  • Ronda is Andalucia's most historical town - it is a mountaintop town set dramatically above a deep gorge.
  • Cádiz is an ancient port city with archaeological remains dating to 3100 years and has been the home of the Spanish Navy since the 18th century.
  • Holy Week festival in Spain complete with elaborate floats and street processions.