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Have you ever been in the middle of 20.000 drummers all playing at the same time?
The Tamborada de Hellín is something else. For centuries the villages of the region “Campos de Helín” have been celebrating this big festival that shows the passion its people have about drums.
We will travel to the village of Agramón, a place where time seems to stand still. Here we will make our first stop to admire an old and extinguished volcano and the beauty of the area.
Our local guides will receive us to offer us a bite to eat and a drink and afterwards we will continue the visit going to the rock paintings of Minateda, a World Heritage Site declared by UNESCO. With hundreds of paintings in one coat, it is one of the best preserved pieces or rock art we have in Castilla la Mancha and a very special place completely off the beaten track.
We will have our lunch in a local and very traditional restaurant and try the local specialities. We need some energy to visit our next destination: Hellín and its crazy drums.
Arriving at Hellín early in the afternoon, we will melt with the local people enjoying the sound of thousands of drums playing laudly to the world, we will visit the local market and the beautiful old town of Hellín.
Tired but happy, we will return to Alicante around 7pm (travelling time is about 2h).
What is included:
Bus transport in&out.
Local tour leader (*), leading in English and Spanish (* see TL note at the end).
Local guided tour to visit the rock paintings.
Lunch (local food in a restaurant. Three course meal with drinks included).
Information dossier and trip documents.
Still to confirm but it will be between 17-23 April 2011.
Pickup Points and Departing Times:
Departing from Alicante 8am. Returning to Alicante 9pm.
Suitable for all ages. You need to be able to climb a steep and rocky hill for about 15-20 minutes. Also be aware that it is a very noisy event and full of people. If you need more advice, please let us know.
What to bring & wear:
Comfortable clothes and shoes to walk in the countryside.
Suggestion: bring purple clothes so we can melt in with one of the Peñas Tamborileras (drums gatherings).
Any special food requirements, please let us know.
15 people (adults)
Note for TL: Our tour leaders are available for you 100% of the time in these trips, so if you have any questions, you need advice or any suggestions, please do not hesitate in asking them.