The Essence of Spain

Trip Summary

The private estate of Cortijo El Carligto lies in the Andalucian countryside of southern Spain. Nestled on a hilltop and at the junction of three mountain ranges, this scenic gem overlooks the Mediterranean and Moroccan coast. Enjoy your stay at an exclusive luxury rural retreat for the week, ideal for your perfectly indulgent culinary and cultural experience.

Celebrate the soul of Spain on this epicurean adventure, and appreciate this world-class leader in cuisine and wine-making. The southern region of Andalucia encompasses some of the most spectacular landscapes in the country.

Delight in the foods that reflect the hard work and pride of the Spanish people. The local produce is fresh and grown with care. Culinary traditions spill out from sumptuous dishes. And the carefully prepared specialties entice and tantalize the taste buds. We’ll discover groves of mangoes, avocados, figs, and almonds locally grown in abundance.

Appreciate the many influences of the Moorish culture in Andalucia, a land deeply influenced by its past. Escape to a new world full of picturesque sights, memorable sounds, and majestic beauty. Rich with history, this region boasts gastronomic delights and a vibrant culture waiting to be relished.

Join Carol as we dine with Michelin-rated chefs, cook paella in an outdoor kitchen on the terrace at the villa, enjoy Flamenco nights and delicious tapas tastings. You'll capture the true essence of Spain as you embark on this culinary journey... and experience a sensory overload in Andalucia, a land of contrast and beauty.

Carol from Delectable Destinations sets the tone and offers you a wonderful mix of culture, history, luxury, and beauty while you indulge your culinary palate with fine food and wine in Spain – where the people, the culture, and the land blend seamlessly to reveal the true essence of a vibrant country.

This tour includes an opportunity to indulge in a hands-on cooking course, take in winery tours and bodegas in the region of La Axarquia and Ronda, explore local towns like Malaga, the charming seaside town of Nerja, magnificent Granada and a private tour of Alhambra – a UNESCO World Heritage site. We’ll also make frequent stops for churros, sweet wine, and tapas and enjoy a chef-guided tour of Mercado Central de Atarazaras – Malaga’s historical central food market.

A culinary and cultural tour to Spain is guaranteed to be a blend of delectable tastes, divine sights, and creative cultural traditions. Prepare for the South of Spain to come to life!

Our mission is to provide personalized attention to each traveller. That’s why our exclusive trips are limited to small groups of passionate travelers.

Delectable Destinations … Delivering your dream trip


“My motto is live, learn, laugh, love, life. We certainly did that every single day!”

Jane Kelley and Don Kelley, Greenville, SC

"From the accommodations in a beautiful hilltop villa to the superb itinerary to the outstanding food and wine, our stay in Andalusia was a home run."

Jackie A., Gladwyne, PA

“Delectable Destinations took me on another amazing travel experience to Andalucia, Spain! After going last Spring to Amalfi Coast with Carol, I had to go on another culinary and cultural tour with her."

Bev G., Spring Grove, PA


May 18 - 25, 2024 - Sold Out
Group size: Maximum of 6 guests per trip



  • Transfer to and from Malaga Airport (AGP – Airport code) or Train Station
  • 7 nights accommodation at our private villa
  • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners
  • Local wines included with all lunches and dinners
  • All cooking demonstrations and/or hands-on classes
  • All excursions and tours as per itinerary
  • Ground transportation – Private for our group

Not Included: Airfare, train travel, insurance, incidentals, personal expenses and anything else not otherwise indicated as included.

Detailed Itinerary: A detailed daily itinerary is available upon request. Please contact us at

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