- 6 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Learn to cook Spain's national dish, paella, in the Valencian rice fields where it originated. With a small group, discover Spanish culinary secrets from an experienced chef as you learn how to make the authentic dish of rice, meats, and shellfish. Enjoy the fruits of your labor during a 2-course lunch at the historic farmhouse where the cooking class takes place, then get a private tour of Albufera National Park during a post-lunch walk.
- Small-group tour
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Family friendly
- Lunch included
- Snacks and Beverages included
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- English and Spanish translator.
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Port pickup and drop-off
- Private transportation
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Cooking equipment
- Complete lunch
- Albufera Park tour
Traveler pickup is offered
Transport by private vehicle (free)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Port pickup and drop-off
Get picked up at your Valencia hotel at 11am and travel by private vehicle for about 25 minutes to Huerto de Consuelin, a cooking school located in a country house in Sueca. Hear from your guide how Spain's national dish, paella, was invented in Sueca as you drive through the rice paddies and orange orchards common to this part of Valencia.
Under the guidance of an expert chef, learn the secrets of Spanish cuisine while crafting the perfect Valencian paella. Get hands-on with the ingredients as you prepare this special dish, and take a break for a drink and a snack of locally grown ingredients as the paella cooks. When the paella is ready, sit down with your class and instructor to enjoy a traditional Spanish lunch made entirely on-site: paella, Valencian salad, and a dessert of homemade cake followed by a traditional digestif (liqueur). Before you leave, receive a personalized "Ambassador of Paella" certificate from the chef, and a recipe booklet to take home with you.
Continue to the Albufera National Park for the second half of your excursion. On a private tour, enjoy beautiful views of the rice fields and the Albufera lake from Montañeta dels Sants. Visit the fishing island of El Palmar, the town that inspired the author Vicente Blasco Ibañez, and see what local life is like there. Wander through the shaded pine forest of Dehesa of the Saler, located between the Mediterranean Sea and Albufera lake, and breathe in the fresh air. This full-day adventure ends when you're dropped back off at your Valencia hotel around 6pm.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A minimum of 4 adult people per booking is required
- Dress code is comfortable
- Children and youth under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- Minimum drinking age 18.
- When making the reservation you have to indicate the pick-up address
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.