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TOP 5 ACTIVITIES FOR EDUCATIONAL TRIPS

In this post, we bring you a list of the most demanded activities among the schools and groups that visit us in Spain.


Spain is the perfect country to learn a new language and culture. But most of all, many educational trips and students around the world are looking to live new experiences, to have fun and make their school trip an unforgettable experience.

If you want to know why these five activities have triumphed among our students and teachers, do not miss the following ranking that we have prepared for you.

5. Taracea workshops

We start our top 5 with this original and at the same time, traditional activity. We are talking about Taracea crafting in Granada. This ornamental technique is based on setting on tiny wooden surfaces pieces of different materials such as bone, ivory, tortoiseshell, wood…

Even today, Taracea is considered a job that is carried out by artisans in a traditional way. Unlike other activities, it is only available for groups that visit us in Andalucia. This is one of the teacher’s opinions about these fantastic workshops:

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“It is a great activity that mixes history and art, perfect for those students who want to explore the tradition of the city of Granada”

4. Kayak and bike tours in the city

In the fourth position, the favorite activity for our groups in the different Spanish cities has been the Urban tours by kayak or bicycle.

If you love doing sports and outdoor activities, this is your choice! It’s an original way to discover the city far beyond. Besides, these are very low-risk activities and quite fun to do in groups.

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Our students and teachers have valued these tours positively because of their health benefits and low environmental impact. Many cities in Spain offer these possibilities, such as Seville, Bilbao, Santander, Madrid… the perfect way to discover their parks, rivers, or even the sea.

3. Initiation to Padel

Approaching the top of our podium, the Padel classes to groups of initiation are an original way of doing sport and spending fun time with friends. Padel is becoming quite trendy in Spain nowadays. This game mixes fun, sports and social interaction all the same. It is quite easy to learn it and play it and no strength nor a great technique is needed. Therefore, it is perfect for people of all ages!

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Our teachers and students have valued this activity very positively. In addition to learning about Spanish culture or our language during their educational trips, students will be able to incorporate other values, such as teamwork and healthy living habits.

2. Street Art Tours

Before entering the first position, we bring the Street Art tours in second place. Urban Art or Street Art is not only graffiti. It is an artistic expression that blends with the architecture and streets of the city. Thus, young students can learn about art at the same time that they explore different urban places that are not normally included in classic tourist tours.

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Many of our groups appreciated the cosmopolitan and innovative approach to this activity. As one of our teachers once said “art is not only within museums”.

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1. Dramatized tours

At last, we reach number 1 of our ranking of the most demanded activities for educational trips… and the winner is The dramatized tours around the city. We are sure that you already know many Spanish cities quite well, but… do you know the history of their most picturesque people and their legends?

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Many of the schools that visit us have chosen these special tours as a new way of approaching the hidden stories of the cities such as Seville, Granada, Zaragoza, etc. enjoying the performance of actors who play famous historical characters.

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We have several destinations throughout Spain which offer these dramatized guided tours that will help you to learn more about our history.

For more info about our destinations and activities clic here

BACK ROADS

We propose a “different” trip through some of the less unknown, visited cities in Spain. Less popular villages an towns but equally beautiful! If you want to know where these back roads will take us today, don’t miss this post!

This title that we give to our post, sounds more like a song or a movie, right? It is actually both. For instance, a song from a Spanish rock band that we really liked called M-Clan.

Although music and films are very inspiring topics, today we want to talk about traveling and especially, those other places (some of then less popular among tourists) and unknown corners far away from the big cities, that in many cases, still preserve all its cultural essence, traditions and charm. 

Every time we go on a trip, particularly to a popular city in Spain such as Barcelona, ​​Madrid, Salamanca … we usually prefer getting lost wandering around, exploring those less popular streets that lead you to the same spot, but in a slower, calmer way. Traveling without stress or tumults is the best way to get to know new places. That is why we always recommend these back roads for our school trips or Spanish language students who visit us in Spain.

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Imagine that you are visiting a big city in Andalusia (Spain), such as Seville, Malaga or Granada. Now we are going to take a back road to explore the charm and beauty of the white villages nearby. Mountain villages such as Olvera, Arcos de la Frontera or Setenil de las Bodegas, Nerja are some good examples. Also, the Alpujarram a group of white villages located on the southern slope of the Sierra Nevada is a unique natural environment, mixed with its picturesque architecture, fantastic food and traditions.

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Now our back road is approaching to Montefrio, an hour’s drive from the city of Granada with breathtaking landscape and architecture that seduces you from the first moment. We shouldn’t forget the great Renaissance jewels of Spain, the cities of Ubeda and Baeza in the province of Jaén, or the southern region of the province of Cordoba, where we can visit Montilla and its wine cellars or Zuheros.

Imagine that you are now in the north of Spain, the highway would take us to Bilbao, San Sebastián or Santander, though the back roads can take us to fantastic places such as Guernica (the cradle of Basque culture and a town with deep roots), Lekeitio (a fishing village with a charming port) or Zarautz which immense beach invites us to practice an introductory surf course. historic places as the villages of Santillana de Mar, Comillas or  puerto de Santoña, when we can pay a visit to their famous anchovies factories.

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In Central Sapin, we find Madrid, the capital of Spain. Staying in this city gives us the opportunity to visit incredible places around (and not really far away). Small cities such as Segovia and Avila, are monumental as well as very suitable for a day trip. The Granja de San Ildefonso, with its majestic royal summer palace, or the wonderful monument of El Escorial with its Basilica and the Royal Monastery. Our back road through these central regions of Spain can also take us to the medieval town of Pedraza with its castle and well-preserved, severe, stone-built houses.

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This is the end of our trip for now. We wanted to give you just a glimpse of the cultural richness of our country. Now we invite you to keep discovering its hidden places through these back roads and of course, you can contact us in case you need some recommendations.

¡Nos vemos por España amig@s!

EDUCATIONAL TRIPS: WHAT WILL BRING THIS COURSE 20/21?

Dear members of the educational community

First of all, we wish you much encouragement and good luck in this new academic year.  As we all know, it will be carried out with some uncertainty, due to the health issues all over the world.

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We hope that you can carry out your daily classes as normally as possible. It is necessary that we continue teaching face to face in a Classroom. In the case of those Spanish language teachers from all over the world, to inculcate the value of a second language as Spanish and the affection to all the Spanish-speaking countries and cultures.

As you already know, Educatrip always tries to help your students feel closer to Spain and its reach culture. For this reason, we have been organizing educational trips to Spain for more than 22 years for international schools.

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We want to continue our mission… even though these uncertain times are not the most proper ones to do many long-term plans. But the truth is that we must keep working as always and be as positive as possible.

Companies like ours have an important role in the promotion of the Spanish language and culture which we love so deeply. Visiting and traveling through Spain (or any other country worldwide), is one of the most enriching gifts that we can give to all those teenagers and young students who attend our classrooms of your schools, high schools and colleges.

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Please remember that we will be here to help you with everything that is necessary regarding the teaching of the Spanish language. We have enough resources and ideas to support your teaching work if needed. If you are looking for classroom materials or anything that would help your students through their learning process, do not hesitate to contact us.

And yes… we will continue our work, organizing linguistic and educational trips to Spain, always aware of the health issues, because after all, we love what we do, because we like to welcome back again.

All the best!

Agustín García (CEO)