Valtournative, Valencia

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#2 of 8 in Wildlife in Valencia
Nature / Wildlife Tour · Day Trip
Valtournative is an avid and adventurous tour company in Valencia, Spain aiming to show you what makes this country, city and region special. Valtournative offers you day excursions and tours outside Valencia Capital where you can experience the full spectrum of sun, nature, castles, culture, adventure and a genuine connection with local life in Valencia.

We have discovered, often by accident, charming, unique villages and landscapes, loud and raucous village festivals, quiet and peaceful riverbanks and so much more.

All this can be found within an hour's drive from the city center.



We want to offer these unique and alternative experiences for everyone, whether visitors to Valencia or long-time residents. Our team members are enthusiastic, fun-loving and personable.

We want you to have a unique and memorable experience during your time in Valencia. So let us show you our favorite places, discover caves, water springs, castles, orange fields and the best of the Spanish festivals.

Small groups of 4-8 people, experience a different face of Valencia and its surroundings

We want to offer these unique and alternative experiences for everyone, whether visitors to Valencia or long-time residents. Our team members are enthusiastic,

fun-loving and personable.

We want you to have a unique and memorable experience during your time in Valencia.

So let us show you our favorite places: discover caves, castles, orange fields and much more.

In small groups of 3-8 people, experience a different face of Valencia and its surroundings
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  • We, a group of seven, had a customed tour to Turuel and Albarracin. Our tour guide Daniel and minivan driver Hose are so friendly, considerate, knowledgeble and humourous. We laughed a lot during the....  more »
  • This was an incredible day out, and one of the best day tours I have ever done. Danny is an amazing guide and does it with such ease, he has mastered the balance of feeling like a friend, and at the.....  more »
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  • We give Daniel and Valtuournative our highest rating and recommendation. My husband and I went on the tour to Albarracin and Teruel in January 2019. We were in Valencia for 5 days, and this was absolutely the best part of our trip. We would never have attempted venturing this far from the city on our own, particularly with the language barrier. Both cities have unique architecture and historical backgrounds, and were really lovely. Daniel was extremely entertaining and informative, and good company. He recommended delicious spots for both breakfast and lunch, and we really got to experience the local cuisine. He introduced us to chocolate caliente, which I never would have tried otherwise (although maybe that was not a favor - he got me hooked and then I found out how many calories it has!) He also took some really wonderful photos of my husband and I that he shared with us, which are priceless. We were really glad we did this - it made the trip.
  • Valtournative Valtournative tours are exactly what the name implies—insightful guided tours to the many alternative wonders of the countryside just beyond Valencia. Millennial-priced, inexpensive day trips out of the tourist-trodden city to the spectacular mountains, historic villages, ruins and phenomenal natural wonders of the region. This young, aptly named tour company, founded by 29 year old Daniel Escriva, runs the best tours we have ever been on. We have had wonderful tour guides in our travels, but never one who was as knowledgeable, thoughtful and kind as our Valtournative guide. Our tour took Judy and me, and one other couple only, up to the hidden natural hot springs of Montañejos—where an Arabic king of Valencia once built a forbidden bath and spa to keep his wives young and beautiful. The sweet, mineral-rich waters are, in fact, extremely good for your skin. Our swim through the emerald waters that spill through the majestic, hidden gorge was magical— and our skin did feel amazing afterwards! We drank from the holy fountain and bottled some to take with us. After our unhurried, relaxed swim, we were brought to a restaurant in the village for a €15 Menu del Día that was among the best meals we’ve ever had in Spain. Wined and fed, we headed up the gorge to the Pantano de Arenoso, where a vast earthen dam creates a beautiful lake that drowned the lost village in the broad valley it fills. In the golden afternoon light below the ruined castle, we enjoyed the view and the conversation in the company of scampering mountain goats. We felt like right proper European bohemian intellectuals. It was picturesque, sublime, and Spanish as it gets, and I found myself remembering a quote by Mark Twain: “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.” One of the most remarkable things about the Valtournative experience is that instead of a rehearsed tour script, delivered by rote to a large group, you get relaxed conversation—real human connection that still manages to convey all the history and legend you crave. You feel like you’re just hanging with a new friend, but you realize that you’ve learned so much! This seems to be Valtournative’s signature style and philosophy. Small groups that feel like a private tour, at a tiny fraction of the cost. Maximum authenticity with remarkably comfortable people, at rates a backpacking student can afford. It’s what makes Valtournative a true alternative to any tour experience you are familiar with.

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