Discover the beauty of Albufera lake, traditional thatched cottages, rice paddies and delicious local cuisine on this comprehensive guided tour just 12.4 miles (20 kms) from Valencia.
Arriving in the village of El Palmar, you'll find an oasis of peace and tranquillity where time stands still.
Explore by boat and learn how fishermen and rice growers have traditionally worked its beautiful waters.
With its wealth of migratory birds and rich variety of flora and fauna, you will certainly have plenty of photo opportunities as you cover a 5-mile (8.5km) expanse of this stunning waterway.
You also have the option to visit a barraca; a traditional high-peaked thatched fisher or farmer’s cottage, with a design that dates back hundreds of years.
Few of these dwellings remain and it is fascinating to learn about these curious constructions and their traditional inhabitants.
You will also discover traditional tools and methods involved in fishing and rice cultivation on and around the lake.
And if you opt for the longer tour option, you can also include a guided walk around the rice fields to learn why rice and paella is so important to Valencia.
All activities are completed with a local meal in one of the best restaurants in the area.
Option 1: Boat trip on Albufera lake.
Option 2: Boat trip on Albufera lake and traditional meal.
Option 3: Boat trip on Albufera lake, visit to a barraca and traditional meal.
Option 4: Boat trip on Albufera lake, visit to a barraca, guided walk through rice fields and traditional meal.
Option 1: Private boat trip on Albufera lake.
2 guests: €35 per adult
3 guests: €25 per adult
4 guests: €20 per adult
5- 7 guests: €15 per adult
8 guests or more: €13 per adult
Children (3-12 years) pay €8. Children under 2 go for free if they sit on an adult's lap.
Option 2: Private boat trip on Albufera lake and traditional meal.
2 guests: €58 per adult
3 guests: €48 per adult
4 guests: €43 per adult
5-7 guests: €40 per adult
8 guest or more: €40 per adult
Children (3-12 years) €17 each
Option 3: Private boat trip on Albufera lake, visit to a barraca and traditional meal.
Minimum 6 guests: €40 per adult
Children (3-12 years) €17each
Option 4: Private boat trip on Albufera lake, visit to a barraca, guided walk through rice fields and traditional meal
Minimum 6 guests: €50 per adult
Children (4-12 years) €17 each
Discounts apply for larger groups. Private boat trips available for the supplements mentioned above.
Suggested Departure Time: 12.30pm or Sunset
Option 1: 1 hour
Option 2: 2.5 hours
Option 3: Approximately 3 hours.
Option 4: Approximately 4 hours.
Meeting Point: El Palmar.
Languages: Spanish. English guide €50 supplement.
Suitable for: Everybody.
Transport to El Palmar is not included in the price of tour but can be arranged for €30 per taxi in each direction. Contact us for more information.
Meal includes 2 starters, Valencian rice dish, dessert, coffee and drinks.
E-ticket: Upon receipt of full payment, you will receive your e-ticket confirming the date, time and meeting place of your tour, along with any other necessary details.