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ART & OLIVES  

The Harvest Experience in Mallorca
October 15th  –  October 21st 2021
4600 USD Single
“The nature, the trees, the sky, the sea, the monuments surpass all my dreams: this is the promised land!” 

 George Sand (Aurore Lucile Dupin)

HOSTED BY:

GINA VASQUEZ

OVERVIEW

 

Mallorca. An island surrounded by an aquamarine sea, where undiscovered rocky coves hide among the cliffs. Come with us and explore medieval villages and towns where fishermen made their living and where time appears to stand still. Terraced cliffs of dry stone walls where 700 year-old olive trees lend their shade to hardy sheep. 

 

Charming coastal villages set in the Tramuntana Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage site.  Visit the island’s breadbasket where agriculture continues as it has for centuries.  Historic villages, estates and courtyards dot the countryside and are waiting for you to explore. 

 

The olive harvest begins in October making it a very a special month for visiting the island. The weather has cooled and food lovers will feel at home in this culturally rich region, where you can find tasty Mediterranean delicacies from both local farms and waters: from fresh caught fish and seafood to traditional peasant dishes cooked with modern touches. Fragrant tomatoes and fresh pressed olive oil will accompany us at our dinner table. Viticulture on Mallorca predates the Roman occupation, come with us to sample some of the island’s best wines.

 

Learn about local crafts and meet the contemporary artists and artisans making a new name for themselves and for their island. Breathe in the history of a place which was once the principal crossroads of the Mediterranean. Close your eyes and let time stand still. 

ABOUT ME

Originally from California, I’ve lived on this beautiful island since 1994. A graduate in Fine Arts from UCLA, I worked in graphic design in Santa Monica but always with a hand in the arts and crafts. I created “Made in Mallorca” visits to the island in 2012 in order to introduce visitors to Mallorca in a completely different way giving them the chance to discover local artists and artisans in their own environment. Along the way visitors have a chance to discover island culture through gastronomy, wine and seasonal festivals. 

MEET THE FAMILY

Our home will be in a family owned possessió located in a natural setting at the foot of the rocky peaks of the Sierra de Tramuntana. 

We will meet the family and enjoy their hospitality during our stay.

 

7 days and 6 nights 

Our days will be filled with activities yet there will be time to slow down. Enjoy a mindful “nature bath” while we explore the coast of Llucalcari, a paradise of peace and relaxation.  Take the path of the olive grove and ascend stone terraces of fig, carob and ancient olive trees to a high pine forest.  Or take a quiet garden walk among fragrant orange, lemon, and almond trees.

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

 

  • 6 nights accommodation 

  • 6 wholesome breakfasts 

  • 6 delicious lunches

  • 3 dinners 

  • Wine and beverages with meals 

  • Group transfer from Palma Airport on Day 1 – and return on Day 7

  • All ground transfers while on trip

  • Market visit and cultural tour of the capital city of Palma.

  • Discover family recipes in a hands-on cooking class.

  • Slow down and connect to nature among Mallorca’s ancient olive trees with a guided, meditative walk in Llucalcari. 

  • Visit Deià and meet the village artists in one of the island’s most beautiful villages. 

  • Join an olive harvest and experience Mallorca’s last operating 17th century olive press with tasting.

  • In an 18th century rural house overlooking the countryside, we’ll taste a selection of wines made from native grape varieties.

  • Get creative in a sculpture workshop

  • Visit the studios of island artists and artisans.

  • Joan Miró, one of Spain’s greatest 20th century artists, lived many years on Mallorca. We will enjoy a private guided visit to the Joan Miró Foundation led by an artist who actually knew him.

  • Visit an ancient estate founded by the Arabs in the 10th century and where flowing water is the protagonist.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:

 

  • Your round-trip airfare to Palma de Mallorca

  • Any extras including: laundry, massages or room service, private taxis, souvenirs

  • Any beverages not included in the full-board plan (like a special bottle of wine, or special drinks)

  • Personal, medical or trip cancellation insurance 

DATES:    October 15th - October 21st 2021

PRICING:  4600 USD  Single Occupancy

    

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What our guests say:

 

"While in Mallorca we had one day to spend on the island before boarding a boat for a week cruise around the island. Gina spent a full day with our group of 7 and I highly recommend her as a tour guide. We began with a walking tour of the Palma historic area and since she is a local, we were able to visit local businesses and go inside for an up close and personal visit. The city of Palma has magnificent historical sites and Gina provided excellent information on each. Next we had a driver pick us up for a tour of sites outside of Palma. We had lunch in Port de Soller, a beautiful seaside town. After lunch we were driven along the coast for beautiful views and visits to charming towns. Gina was knowledgable, very engaging and flexible and I highly recommend using her wonderful tour guide services while in Mallorca. - Ann Bedford

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