Istan, white village next to Marbella
The White village of Istán + Tapas
Do you want to discover the most authentic Andalusia, its culture and its mountain landscapes? Don’t hesitate and take part in this splendid excursion from 3h to 3h30 only 20 minutes from the historic center of Marbella. It is ideal for groups of friends or families with children looking to discover Andalusian charming places and take home great experiences.
A mountain guide and local expert will be waiting for you at the meeting point in Istan or at your hotel in Marbella if you have chosen our transport service.
We start the tour at the source of the river Molino and, following the old Moorish irrigation channels that wind through the valley, we will head towards the white village of Istán passing through a beautiful forest of cork oaks, one of the most emblematic trees in Andalusia. We will arrive at the white village of Istán where the irrigation channels turn into beautiful fountains that supply the village with drinking water, taking the water even more prominence in the large village fountain and old washing place. After crossing the village and enjoying the walk through its small and narrow streets, we head towards the area of the orchards and the old flour mills. In this area of spectacular beauty, we will take a walking route through the orchards and terraces, we will walk through the irrigation channels, we will visit old threshing floors where the wheat used to be vented and where you will enjoy panoramic views of the white village of Istán and its large reservoir of La Concepción.
After enjoying this tour in the northern area, we will return to the village to visit the central square, its church and there we will make the most important stop; the tasting of the typical Andalusian tapas of the white villages of Andalusia.
A highly recommended route, don’t miss it!
Best season: all year
2:30 hours | Lv. 1
Every Wednesday 29 euros/p
1 Tapa and 1 soft drink (Istán route)
Small Back Pack | Report picture
Liability and Accident Insurance
– more tapas…
– photo report +4€/group
What to bring
and your weight (…)
Hiking clothes, sunscreen, cap
Sport shoes, Hiking shoes
How to book
Location & Meeting point
Meeting point: Next to Ermita Virgen del Rosario, on Road A-7175, Benahavís village. There´s parking space neraby
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