Arrival into Malaga - transfer to Riofrio with Caviar experience
Upon arrival in Malaga, you meet with your tour leader with whom you will spend the next 10 days on this gastronomic journey. Your private driver will then transfer you all to Riofrio (45 mins) to visit a sustainable sturgeon farm where the world’s first ever organic caviar is produced.
This sustainable sturgeon farm, located just 60 km west of Granada, was opened in 1963 and is one of the leading sturgeon farms in the world, it is in fact, the only farm with organic certification for sturgeon caviar.
On this very special and educational visit you will learn all about the life cycle of the sturgeon and the ecological production method of this farm. The fish swim in natural pools until they are 18 years old, which is when they start to produce caviar. The water source for the pools at Riofrio is
only 300m from the farm itself and comes directly from the mountains which surround the nature reserve. There are no houses, farms or crop cultivation nearby, thus ensuring that the incoming water remains clean, creating the perfect conditions for organic fish farming.
After a visit to the pools and an introduction to caviar production, it’s time for a tasting of this delicacy! You will go to the tasting area to sample the different types of one of the best caviars in the world and yes, you are still in Southern Spain!! Included is a guided visit to the farm and pools, five different caviar tastings paired with 2 glasses of cava (Spanish champagne) and a shot of vodka.
After whetting your appetite, it’s time to enjoy a delicious lunch at a nearby restaurant before heading off to Córdoba (approx 1.5 hr drive)
Evening: Cordoba Orientation walk & welcome dinner
After checking-in and getting settled in your room, your local tour leader will meet you at the lobby of your hotel and will take you on a 1.5h orientation walk to explore one of the most popular areas
You will stroll the Guadalquivir river bank and get to see some of the city centre’s most iconic little plazas and streets. This introduction walk into Cordoba’s history and culture will end with a fabulous welcome dinner
at a traditional restaurant very close to your hotel.
Meals included: Caviar tasting, lunch & dinner
Hotel in Cordoba