Rural Valencia Horchata Tour

Learn about the horchata "superfood" drink.

€29.00

Uncover the rural heartland of Valencia and learn how the famous local horchata drink is made, on a tour steeped in history, agriculture and tradition.

Also known as orxata in the Valencian language, this natural white drink is refreshing, nutritious and delicious. Its main ingredient, chufas, or tiger nuts in English, are considered a "superfood" and are included in a variety of healthy diets.

Tiger nuts are the small dried tuber of a kind of sedge, a plant that looks like a type of grass. You'll walk through the chufa fields in the rural countryside, passing by a traditional thatched barraca farmhouse along the way. It's only a stone's throw to the north of Valencia city, but you'll feel like you're in a completely different world.

You'll see this fascinating crop first-hand, as the whole production cycle is explained by a local expert, from sowing and growing, to the harvest and drying in special traditionally-designed buildings.

No visit would be complete without tasting some of this wonderful drink, so you'll be treated to a freshly made horchata with the traditional accompaniment fartons, a type of sweet iced bun, all served to you at a scenic horchatería in the fields.

Fresh horchata by its nature does not store or travel very well, so at the end of this food tour you also have a fun, informative workshop, where you'll be taught how to make your very own fresh horchata back home, from dried tiger nuts. Kids can get involved too and it's a recipe you're sure to repeat!

Duration

3 hours

Date & Times

Saturdays and Sundays, 10am and 5pm.

Private tours available for 6 people or more at other times, contact us for more information.

Pricing

Adults (12 years and over): €29
Children (4-11 years): €19
Infants (0-3 years): Free

Age Limit

None

Language of Tour

English and Spanish

Notes

What's Included:

Visit to agricultural fields, workshop and horchata and farton tasting.

Not Included:

Transport to/from the meeting point, additional food or drinks.

Other Information:

Involves up to 1.2 miles (2 km) walking in total, suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs.

The tour goes ahead rain or shine. It is your responsibility to check the weather and bring suitable clothing. 

Local Service Provider Information:

Complete service provider information, including directions and local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your E-ticket.

Important:

Bookings and deposits are non-refundable and non-changeable. Reservations subject to our reservation policy here.

Meeting Point

Next to Alboraya metro station, a 5-10 minute metro journey from the city centre.

Tours finish in a different location and you'll have a 15-20 minute walk back to the metro or can take a taxi directly back to the city centre. 

Or contact us if you'd like to include a private return transfer from your hotel. 

Restrictions

Please inform us of any special dietary requirements or food allergies by replying to the confirmation email after booking, and you should also remind your guide on the day.

Photos are illustrative only, the actual food and drink may vary.

What's Included:

Visit to agricultural fields, workshop and horchata and farton tasting.

Not Included:

Transport to/from the meeting point, additional food or drinks.

Other Information:

Involves up to 1.2 miles (2 km) walking in total, suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs.

The tour goes ahead rain or shine. It is your responsibility to check the weather and bring suitable clothing. 

Local Service Provider Information:

Complete service provider information, including directions and local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your E-ticket.

Important:

Bookings and deposits are non-refundable and non-changeable. Reservations subject to our reservation policy here.

Next to Alboraya metro station, a 5-10 minute metro journey from the city centre.

Tours finish in a different location and you'll have a 15-20 minute walk back to the metro or can take a taxi directly back to the city centre. 

Or contact us if you'd like to include a private return transfer from your hotel. 

Adults (12 years and over): €29
Children (4-11 years): €19
Infants (0-3 years): Free

Please inform us of any special dietary requirements or food allergies by replying to the confirmation email after booking, and you should also remind your guide on the day.

Photos are illustrative only, the actual food and drink may vary.

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To book less than 48 hrs ahead email us or call (+34) 960-653-203 or WhatsApp: (+34) 693-287-242


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10am - Adults

12 years and over

€29.00
10am - Children

4-11 years

€19.00
10am - Infants

0-3 years

€0.00
5pm - Adults

12 years and over

€29.00
5pm - Children

4-11 years

€19.00
5pm - Infants

0-3 years

€0.00

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