Authentic paella cooking among the orange orchards
An exciting immersion into local life: enjoy cooking the paella, concocting your own sangria and learning the tricks and habits of Valencians as you go!
Guided by a passionate local guide and paella expert. Step into the shoes of a Spanish chef and learn to make Valencia’s signature dish with a hands-on paella cooking lesson. Travel outside the city to a traditional farmhouse, where a gourmet instructor will show you the secrets behind this famous rice-and-seafood dish. Sit down to enjoy the home-cooked cuisine while surrounded by a landscape of orange trees and rice paddies for an authentic Valencian experience. You may even try your hands at concocting your own fruit Sangría, with the guidance of an expert!
Includes Hotel Pickup and Drop Off in Valencia
Duration: 4 1/2 hours (11:00 till 15:30)
Enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience in the Valencian Community, not only for the fantastic environment but also for the great conditions of the farmhouse where the real star of the activity is you. Experienced teachers will guide you through each step of the preparation of an authentic Valencian paella. In the process they will unravel the many myths, traditions, and reveal secret tips and special techniques necessary for the preparation of this popular and internationally famous Spanish dish.
The country house, known as “El huerto de Consuelín”, is located just twenty five minutes from the city of Valencia. The old farmhouse is ideally situated between orange groves and rice paddies in one of the regions most deeply rooted in rice growing culture. It is home to the authentic paella of Valencia. The warmth of the farmhouse and the beautiful scenery, introduces us to the real Valencian environment.
It is the ideal space for cooking your paella and enjoying the pleasures of our lands. On the way, we will visit the Natural Park of Albufera, which is immersed in a vast wealth of rice paddies. We will also see the Saler Dehesa, fed by the Mediterranean sea. The great beauty and ecological value of both, provide us with the opportunity to carry out a large number of activities.
- Visit to the countryside just outside of Valencia city
- Hands-on Valencian paella cooking class
- Learn how to make one of Spain’s most internationally celebrated dishes
- Classes are held in a traditional farmhouse in a scenic agricultural area
- Escape the city to a beautiful landscape of orange trees and rice fields
- Discover the different ingredients and techniques that go into the complex rice-and-seafood dish
- Savor the homemade meal with new friends
- Includes transport from Valencia
Price: €89 per person including transport, hotel pickup and drop off, paella cooking lessons, full course paella lunch and a private guide/interpreter.
We work in small, private groups. If you are booking for more than 4 people, please contact us for special group prices.
- Bottled water
- Food tasting
- Transport by private vehicle
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Dress code is comfortable
- A minimum of two adults required per booking
This is an easy-moderate walking and driven tour. The tour begins in Valencia at your place of stay or a pick-up point near you. If you have any limitation of mobility, please consider that this tour does involve walking over uneven spaces and steps. We require an address in Valencia and contact number to accommodate the pick-up.