This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Responsible tourism: Learn Spanish & photography in Granada, Spain
We love nature. And we believe that connecting with it is a powerful way of inspiring solutions to preserve it. That is why we want to explore landscapes in Granada province and its urban corners, such as the old arabic quarter of Albaicín or the Alhambra aerea, through a camera.
To inspire you with its beauty and to make you an active part of the green, silent revolution that is taking place nowadays in Spain, in cities, towns and rural territories. Our goal is to deliver you an outstanding experience and insight into the local environment and culture.
We organise this package in collaboration with local photographers.
One of our destination is the protected area of the Gorafe desert: We will show you a strange semi-desert lunar landscape with unique light, known as the “badlands”. Here you will find a plethora of sandy riverbeds that form a labyrinth, home to aromatic plants. Beyond this you come to an immense high plateau, dotted with large holm-oak trees and fields of cereals. Here you begin to come across megalithic dolmens, the silent witnesses to the beliefs and customs of our prehistoric ancestors - this was one of the first parts of Europe to be settled by man.
Our guides will inform participants during the whole tour about the protection politics of the area and how to behave during the tour:
- it is not possible to enter into the area by car; participantes have to walk the trails which lead to specific places. - visitors have to maintain silence near the dolmens - visitos are not allowed to pick up any minerals or stones they may find on their way. - visitors should avoid to use artificial light and should leave the area before darkness.
We partner with local professional photographers. Also other local businesses such as public transport or restaurants where we are going to have a short break are involved in the organization of the tour. During one afternoon per week our photographers will lead the participants through the beautiful landscapes of the Sierra Nevada National Park situated in the surrounding of the city. Thanks to this type of program there’s an incentive of the tourism, that gives the possibility to discover new places and permits the inhabitants of the area to obtain an economic benefit. The guides contact also with environmental NGOs in order to gather the knowledge, expertise and resources that make a difference in your travel and in the places that you visit. Another session will take place in different city areas such as the old Arabic quarter Albaicin or the Sacromonte gypsie quarter. Here our guides will inform participants about the different cultural activities in the city (such as Flamenco shows, guided visits to museums and the Alhambra) which improves local tourism.