Beginning with programs to entertain our own intellectual or cultural interest, some leisure and shopping needs, we invite you to discover the opportunities to journey through the Andalusi Islamic heritage of Al-Andalus, to gain knowledge from today into any traditional art or science.
Hi my name is Ahmad Zaruq, I’m British, resided in Spain since 1984 and founded Al-Andalus Experience in 2007. I work for individual, independent travellers, Schools, Teachers, Scholars or Institutions and some of the leading worldwide Tour Operators around the Muslim world as a Professional Travel and Event Planner in Andalusia Spain. I spent over ten years training myself and a number of local Muslim guides to be of service on the road and through the Islamic cities of Al-Andalus, effectively providing knowledgeable information with unique insights and experiences for travellers.
Al-Andalus Experience is set out as a tool for a wide range of local new generation academic field specialists, local specialist guides, artisan masters and artists, as well as holistic healers, therapists and health coaches. Our offer is for you to plunge and submerge into, to experience different fields of knowledge and tradition from Al-Andalus to China. We offer multiple local ground services, standards and options, within the most benign Andalusian city or rural setting for each occasion.
We aim to bridge a culture gap between the modern and traditional, European and Islamic worlds, inviting you to experience Al-Andalus today through tradition and synergies, rather than a dry political and warfare account. Read on to know a bit more about what inspires “Al-Andalus Experience”, you are welcome to inspire yourself with your own blend of “Al-Andalus Experience” and get in touch we are here to serve you towards any event, cause or journey.
We invite you to experience history through tradition and synergies, rather than a dry political and warfare account. Learn arts and skills while realising the spiritual value in the transmission of knowledge and traditional apprenticeships. At the heart of traditional knowledge is a holistic approach, striving to perfect ourselves towards a better perception and understanding of our existence. Al-Andalus Experience is about you, where you stand today in a global civilisation and what you want to highlight or learn about, or to experience with your chosen company.
Best European Standards along with local insight and know-how.
Human Heritage Sites and natural attractions available and mostly sunny all year around.
Journeys to quench any thirst
Meal planning and special dietary needs.
Traditional knowledge built into local wisdom.
Easy to jump start any group trip or event
- Most used by Group Travel or Event Organisers
- Multiple arrival points: Madrid (MAD), Málaga (AGP), Granada (GRX).
- Highlighted cities: Málaga, Cordoba, Granada, Toledo, Madrid.
- Optional city extensions: Málaga (AGP), Sevilla (SVQ). Barcelona (BCN), Lisboa (LIS)
Airport / Station Welcome-Departure & Transfers.
- Choice of select Hotel/Hostel/Apartments – or your own bookings!
- Breakfast included with 3-4 Star Hotel choice only.
- The choice to include accommodation vs Ground Services Only.
- Local tour leader, guiding the group step by step from arrival to departure.
- Intercity transportation by coach or courtesy vehicle.
- Optional High-Speed Train version.
- UNESCO Highlight Tours in Córdoba and Granada.
- Flexible travel routes.
Custom, flexible service.
- Mobile app itinerary day by day guide.
- Share your plan with all of the participant group.
Plan your trip or event anywhere in Andalusia, Spain, extending to Portugal, Morocco, or beyond to your choice. Complement with your own information, media or documents. Finally, share with any guest list to join and journey with you.
You will be guided on every step of planning and logistics towards your event. along with booking assistance to provide your own booking links or vouchers within a cohesive plan. Share your plan with your private guest list and have participants sign up for your own tours or events in Andalusia, Spain or beyond.
- Local artisan specialists in a wide range of arts and crafts: Islamic geometry, arabic calligraphy, biomorphic arabesque, decorations, ceramics, pottery, screen printing, perfume making, leather decoration, to mention a few.
- A range of local teaching or event venues within the historical cities and rural regions of Andalusia, Spain.
- Specialists available to any level of event, from street wise assistants to PHD mattter specialists, going through the best selection of a new generation of academics in Andalusi and Middle Eastern Studies, that cast new light and detail of a very bright history of Al-Andalus.
- Travel, city and logistics manager assisting onboard 24/7 during any trip or event.
- Meal plans with previous confirmation and any local meal advice on demand.
- Assistance with any group plans, tours, excursions, extra activities or plans during the duration of any event.
- Intercity transportation services available on demand, with a guided narration through the history of Al-Andalus by one of our local travel guides.
- Advice upon best accommodation and booking services available for hotels, touristic apartments and our own selection of rural homes or villas.
- Advice or thumbs up on your own preffered booking choice of hotels, AirBNB, Rural homes, Villas.
- Local communities’ closeness and support.
- Key local introductions and local specialist speakers.
- Local “know how” and “know what’s about” playing to favour your own trip and events.
With a wide range of local artisan masters and artists, as well as holistic healers, therapists and health coaches, we offer you to plunge and submerge into different fields of knowledge and tradition from Al-Andalus to China, in the most benight Andalusian rural setting for each occasion.
- Accommodation and venues within the most refreshing Andalusian rural bliss.
- Alpujarra vs Sierra Nevada, amongst other main natural parks and regions available in Andalusia.
- Healthy detox routine plan schedule.
- Meticulous meal planning to any standards or specification.
- Activities to keep you active.
- Time and exercises for relaxation.
- Health and wellness coaches available on demand.
- Therapists in Chinese Accupuncture, Rei-ki, Shiatsu, hijama amongst others available on demand.
- Group activities or formal teaching or presentation sessions on demand.
At the heart of traditional knowledge is a holistic approach, striving to perfect ourselves towards a better perception and understanding of existence. Beginning with programs to entertain our own intellectual or cultural interest, some leisure and shopping needs, we invite you to discover the opportunities that we offer to journey through knowledge from today into any traditional art or science. With a wide range of local artisan masters and artists, as well as holistic healers, therapists and health coaches, we offer you to plunge and submerge into different fields of knowledge and tradition from Al-Andalus to China, in the most benight Andalusian rural setting for each occasion.
Close to fifteen years of experience in group travel, from planning to performance is hard to put words to. Please feel free to contact us with any enquiries or questions, you will find some common questions answered below:
Do you offer full packages?
Do I need a local assistant?
Group guide to connect all of the locations and events on your trip or event plan.
Welcome service and local information.
Trip or event narrative guide.
Guaranteed 100% program times optimization
Large group logistics manager.
*Transport not included.
*Courtesy driving of your own rental vehicle, is free, and recommended.
*Groups Requiring bus transport should inlcude our bus+driver service separately.
What Do You Get With Your Travel and Group Event Planning Service?
Guarantee to get best local fair prices and a mapped cohesive plan for all your trip and event expenses.
Direct bookings link to our best options to your need, accommodation, transportation, meals, activities, guides, tickets, all attached to your plan in an “important document” section of easy access within our mobile app support.
Best travel plan route and text guides for your custom group need.
Day by day location and event-based plan for your trip or event.
A tidy list of all of our opt-in services, throughout your trip or on a per city basis, for you to confirm upon choice ahead of finalizing your travel or event plan.
Professional and digital support with administration, participant registration and booking processes.
Email invitation to guest lists after the plan is confirmed and ready to share.
Option for all of any group participants to download any of your trip or event plans onto a native mobile app support format.
Offline option for night-time or aeroplane reading of our text guides.
Add media or document assets to your program per event in your plan’s schedule.
Ask us if you need any further help and we can discuss a flexible way to solve your need to the best standards and final outcome, “in shaa a’ Allah”.
What is your Covid-19 Policy?
Can we choose our own accommodation?
Tell me more about the meal plans.
Do you work with worldwide tour operators and travel agencies?
Fees for all of the necessary action and infrastructure to happen. Items listed in grey are options and can be quoted into your group price.
The costs above are listed as a reference and to provide a sample of each type of service and an example of inclusive and optional extra items. We will base ourselves on this estimation and your own request specifications when providing you with any trip or event quotation.
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The cultural rainbow that explains Muslim Al-Andalus is full of readings, learning and insight for us today. A perception that has been at the root of most traditional cultures and civilisations, expressed in most human languages, contains a common understanding of the underlying unity of creation. In this spirit, though our specialising in Andalusi tradition, we embrace all paths that may take us to knowledge and a further experience of our reality than that which we are able to perceive today.
Two years into Covid-19 is marking a tendency in our daily habits and routines. We hope to play part in your day to day by offering more from our local news and affairs, some thought and a place for inspiration. In the hope of better times for travel, we will continue journeying with you through tradition and knowledge through our blog and social media updates. You can also find our new shop section to extend some of the best local artisans, art, decor, souvenirs to you at your home. If you are into speciality foods, warn drinks and spices please stay tuned. We hope to offer options for you to enhance your daily routines, whether your journey is from home to work, or you are journeying totally from home.
Do you have something to teach or that you would like to share with your own guest list for them to embrace in their own life journeys? Would you like us to help you get it set up for them in the most beautiful and inspiring locations in Europe and the world? Please use any or all the means provided to contact and follow up with our team. Should you want to simply introduce yourself and share any thoughts, you can also use our contact form right here!