“Once we decided to travel to Andalucia, I researched three travel advisors and it quickly became evident that Rosa Lara and Just Explore Holidays was the right choice. Rosa’s grasp of our unique interests and travel preferences was immediately evident, and her recommendations for sight seeing, special excursions, destinations, hotel accommodations, when to take a train and when to rent a car were all on target. Rosa requested a Skype conversation early in the planning phase, which enhanced our working relationship and enabled her to get to know us a little better when customizing the experience for us. She effectively and meticulously planned an itinerary that allowed appropriate time to experience each city/village, and minimized jumping to different hotels during our time in Andalusia. Her pre-travel itinerary was very thorough, including all details related to accommodations, ground transporation, car rental, as well as restaurant recommendations, hiking excursions and sights to visit on the self-guided portion of our trip. Rosa is delightful – warm, personable, attentive, responsive and very in tune with her clients. Meeting her in person was a true pleasure. She also checked in on us at various points within our journey… even when we were in another part of Spain that we planned independently.The difference between working with Just Explore Holidays and a U.S.-based tour operator is significant. Rosa lives (and spent her life) in the region, has personally vetted and established relationships with related travel suppliers in the area, and has personal, in-depth knowledge of each place we visited, the culture, the tiniest mountain villages, and the most beautiful, small beaches, and this can not be matched. After this experience I would absolutely recommend Just Explore Holidays”
Susan Holzman & family
“Rosa was a fabulous guide—everything was beautifully arranged, she totally took care of us. I had asked for a very active trip, we are active seniors–and she really gave us some great walks and one wonderful hike in the country up to a castle. I highly recommend Rosa with Just Explore–she’s personable, fun, warm, and has a nice sense of humor. Can’t imagine covering Andalusia in any better way than with Rosa. She arranged for well informed guides for all the special places that we visited, we loved the lunches that were planned and enjoyed the idea of having our larger meal at lunch time so we didn’t have to wait for so late at night to eat Spanish style. I loved the drives through the beautiful rolling countryside. The most beautiful, scenic day was a surprise to us we knew nothing about Ronda. It’s about a 2 hour fantastic drive from Sevilla driving close to the mountains. It’s a charming old town, and I recommend it highly for a day trip. We had the opportunity of seeing the massive gorge that was formed by an earthquake that occurred millions of years ago, and then we had a delicious lunch overlooking one of the mountain lakes. A very special day. We went to a sensational Flamenco show in Seville that included a delicious dinner, drink, wine—fun evening. Hard to say which historic site was our favorite, they were all beautiful—we did learn a lot of Spanish history—hope it stays in my mind.”
Louise & Angelo
“This trip could never have been done without the efficient planning and responses of Rosa Lara, our travel specialist. We decided to do the trip in our Spring vacation from the University where we are both professors at the last minute. We had a lot to cram in and only eight days to do it. With the help of Just Explore we got to see everything we wanted to see, we saved time with transfers they made by car and train, we missed nothing because of the excellent guides who showed us all the important aspects of every sight and town. Most importantly, Rosa made the experiences pleasant with her personal warmth and service. We felt that she took care of all aspects of our trip so thoughtfully that we could relax and enjoy our travel in Spain. I got fast responses to all my inquiries. Those responses took in to account my questions and gave the answers I need to plan.The hotels picked were all distinctive and very well located. We were given tips on restaurants in each of our stops. If I would do this trip again I might use that time to see some of the unusual other opportunities that Just Explore offers such as exploring the making of olive oil or the famous local wines, just to give a little spice to the touring of great landmarks”
Cynthia & Charles
Washington DC, USA
“Grâce à vous, notre découverte de la belle Andalousie s’est très bien passée.
Du sur mesure qui a répondu parfaitement à notre demande.
Nous ne manquerons pas de partager, en famille et entre amis, tous ces bons moments.
Nous avons été ravis de faire votre connaissance.
Vous nous avez donné envie de revenir en Espagne.
Nous sommes d’ailleurs toujours là bas. Merci”
“A recent extended trip to Spain provided us the opportunity to work closely with Just Explore and Ms. Rosa Lara. She leads an experienced staff and a vast professional network of drivers, tour guides, and problem solvers. They are prompt, courteous, friendly, and fluent in several languages. Their knowledge of regional culture and history is unparalleled. Rosa adds a rare personal touch with genuine concern about her clients’ interests, enjoyment, and safety. We enjoyed every aspect of our travels through Spain – something we are certain was due to allowing Rosa shaping, then perfecting our stops and tours. We look forward to a return trip and to working with Rosa Lara and her fine team again.
Muchas gracias! Te queremos, Just Explore!”
Tracy & Joseph Sumner
” Rosa Lara is an absolute pleasure to work with. With regard to planning the trip, she was easy to talk to, quick to respond, and accommodating of all our requests and interests. We enjoyed the customisation of the trip. It was the leisurely pace we desired with all the freedom to absorb the culture and beauty of Spain. Everything went smoothly and any adjustments we wanted to make to our trip were executed perfectly”
Jocelyne Aquino & Family
“We have had an amazing winter holiday staying in several beautiful locations in Andalusia. We stayed 3 days in each city. All of the unique Spanish villas, apartments and hotels chosen by Just Explore were great locales, clean and comfortable. We opted not to drive so Rosa arranged trains as well as driving us herself from city to city. We were given numerous ideas & options to familiarise ourselves and a list of good restaurants in each new location. Our guides and drivers arrived in the morning to whisk us around old cities, beautiful architectural and historical sights, day trips into the mountains, wine tasting & olive oil production. The guides were approachable, knowledgeable and friendly and all so very proud of their heritage.
Andalusia: Fabulous destination
Just Explore: The itineraries are personally designed to meet your wishes!
Rosa Lara: Warm, friendly, attentive, efficient and a whole lot of fun!”
Helen & Derek