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"The best paella in El Palmar, Valencia", the local experience

Valencian Community

Promotion: 20% OFF

100% private experience - You and your friends only

  • 4 hours
  • Up to 3 participants
  • English, Spanish
  • $Free cancellation: up to last 24h

El Palmar is a village located in the Albufera wetlands, in the Spanish region of Valencia. It is so near the sea that its fresh-water lakes and ponds feature a very interesting flora and fauna and it is a very different landscape than what people normally experience in Valencia. This experience will make you feel at one with nature and will recharge your batteries… and trigger your appetite! Let our local expert guide you through Albufera and El Palmar and taste the best paella in the place where this dish was created! Do not hesitate and delve into a day that will surprise you!

2 things you will never forget

  • Cruising on a boat over a wonderful blue lake, immersed in nature
  • Paella tasting in the place where this world-famous dish was invented

Discover what your amazing day will look like

Let's meet: We will meet in Valencia, by the shopping centre El Saler

Between the starting point and Albufera Natural Park, we will have a short drive through rice and vegetable gardens, and admire amazing views. Once arrived at El Palmar, you will enjoy a mini photo session by the "La Barraca del Tío Aranda".

We will eat a delicious typical paella with wine in one of the best spots in the area.

It's time for a boat ride on the Albufera Lake, that will let you see the most beautiful parts of the lake. After that, if you want, we will wait in one of the piers to see the sunset with colors reflecting on the lake, and you will be able to take great pics.

We will return to the starting point, in Valencia.

... and this is just the beginning !

Not being in a rush. Leaving space for the unexpected. Enjoy the local vibe and create unforgettable memories.

This is what our experiences are really all about. So start your own Live Story, and let the magic happen!

  • Boat ride
  • Authentic & local meal

Meet Helena, your Local Guide

Picture of Helena Guerrero Gonzalez

Hi! My name is Helena and I am living in one of the most beautiful Mediterranean cities, Valencia. Born in the wild and naturally stunni...ng region of Extremadura, I am never far from adventures and I cherish a true sense of exploration. Energetic, friendly and active, you can usually find me out in the sunny terraces and bars of my beautiful city. I’m an English teacher and a very sociable person, and I have always loved making friends and sharing my experiences with them. Out in the natural world is where I feel at my best. As an itinari guide, I will provide you with energetic tours, showing you the very best of the Valencia’s region. I guarantee you will have fun and will live unique experiences… and I hope I will be bringing some inspiration into the lives of my guests too!

The meeting point

Helena will be waiting for you at El Saler

Address > Av. del Professor López Piñero, 16, 46013 València, Valencia, Espagne

Other important information


  • Kids-friendly
  • Pregnancy friendly
  • Cardiac friendly

Practical information

  • Bring comfortable clothes and shoes to walk around.
  • Have sunscreen because the weather will be hot, and bring your swimsuit as well as a towel with you.

Cancellation policy

Full refund up to 24h prior to your experience.

If, for any reason, you would like to cancel the Live Story experience you booked on itinari, simply send an email to cancellation@itinari.com. Please do not forget to mention your first name, family name and booking ID in your message (ID can be found in the confirmation emails of your experience). Since money transfers between banks can take some time, please note that the money might take up to 10 days before being available on your bank account.

Any experience due to happen within the next 24h cannot be reimbursed, out of exceptional circumstances such as a medical emergency, a natural disaster or a pandemic that would affect your availability at the chosen date.

Who are our local guides ?

All our Guides are part of a giant network of passionate locals, spread all around the world.

They are all carefully selected True Locals. Local dwellers, or people living in close vicinity, possessing strong local knowledge and acquaintances, and able - thanks to their skills and personality - to transform your unique Live Story into a really unforgettable experience.

They are social, friendly, flexible and trustworthy. But above all, they love to share with others what they love themselves in the first place. With them, be ready to live a local experience like you never did before.

COVID-19 info

At itinari, guaranteeing the safety and good health of our customers, partners and employees (guides, editors, team) is a top priority. So, in accordance with the regulations decided by local authorities at destination, our guides have been trained and are up to date with regard to the enforcement of safety measures and good practices. All this to ensure a safe and memorable Live Story experience. These practices are :

  • Social distancing
  • Hand sanitation prior and potentially during the experience
  • Wearing masks in all the places where social distancing can not be practiced
  • Optional usage of plastic gloves

    Gloves are not mandatory, but strongly recommended should the experience require a lot of manual interactions with your guide or local individuals.

Missing your mask? No more gel?

Try to bring your own mask and hand sanitizer before coming to your experience. Still, if needed, your guide can provide you with some if needed.

The itinari guarantee

No bad surprises

You already know the story since you've read it. Yours will be even more memorable and unique.

Truly local

Our guides are chosen for their local knowledge and anchorage. Which they are happy to share with you.

Experience more

Do not stick to your average tour. Live a real local behind-the-scenes adventure. To be remembered forever.

Helena Guerrero Gonzalez

"The best paella in El Palmar, Valencia"

with your exclusive local guide Helena

€40 per p.

(€50) 20% OFF

100% satisfied. Or 100% refunded !