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Authentic Valencian Paella Cooking Class
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Authentic Valencian Paella Cooking Class

By Mi Paella En El Huerto
Recommended by 100% of travelers
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Paella’s often misidentified as a generic Spanish dish, but in fact, both the meal and word itself originate from Valencia. Discover the truth about this internationally popular meal at a cooking class held in a traditional farmhouse near the Albufera Natural Park. Enjoy a hands-on experience and learn the best cooking methods from experienced teachers, before dining on your creation in a relaxing spot among orange trees and rice fields.
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Ages 6-90, max of 16 per group
Duration:
4h
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Ticket type:
Mobile
English, Spanish

Highlights
  • Learn all about an authentic Valencian paella from experienced teachers
  • Relax in a rural landscape, surrounded by orange orchards and rice fields
  • Savor genuine Spanish culture and a homemade paella lunch with your group
  • Travel with ease with included hotel pickup and drop-off

  • English and Spanish translator.
  • Meeting point pickup and drop-off
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Beverages & Appetizer
  • Cooking equipment
What's not included
  • Gratuities

Begin your experience with pickup from your hotel. Then set off on a journey that takes you through the natural park of Albufera and past its famous lagoon, before arriving at the Huerto de Consuelin farmhouse, located south of the city. Admire the orange orchards and rice paddies that surround the authentic country house, and meet your instructor, who shows you the proper ingredients and best techniques for preparing a proper paella. Cook, chat, and learn from your experienced teacher, and when the dish is ready, settle down for a memorable dining experience with your group. Relax in the rural landscape, and enjoy your homemade, authentic Valencian lunch. At the end of your visit, hop back in your transport and relax as you return to your accommodation, with a satisfied stomach and new insight into the meal’s recipe and symbolism.

Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Meeting point to pick up: Plaza del Ayuntamiento, nº4. 46002, Valencia.
  • Ports:
  • Valencia Port
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 29053P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children and youth under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is comfortable
  • A minimum of two adults required per booking
  • Minimum drinking age 18.
  • When making the reservation you have to indicate the pick-up address
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 29053P1

About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

U9506RLrichardc
U9506RLrichardc
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A fabulous experience
Maria was an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. The paella and sangria were first rare and we came away confiden
Cucho
Cucho
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Great day in the country side
I cannot say enough abut this wonderful activity. We were on a cruise and picked up and returned to the port Mari
Sarah-C21UK
Sarah-C21UK
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Wow, wow, wow - delicious food and fantastic hosts!
I highly recommend Rafa, Maria and the team!!! We was a group of 15 ladies visiting Valencia for my sisters hen do
Susan P
Susan P
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Highlight of the week!
We enjoyed every moment of this experience- from the minute we were picked up (on time and in an air conditioned ca
Companion573607
Companion573607
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Amazing experience!
Book this tour, I promise you won’t regret it! We went in early September and had such a lovely day. They pick you
Culture510388
Culture510388
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Delicious paella, tapas and wine served and explained with an abundance of enthusiasm and fun!!!
This was such an amazing experience! Rafa, Maria and their entire team were so enthusiastic about sharing the secre
Brian M
Brian M
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The Best Day in Valencia
By far and away, this was the best day in Valencia. The experience was wonderful and we had a lot of fun. The "Prof
josephn316
josephn316
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Excellent fun afternoon of Paella making!
Mi Paella did a excellent job explaining and helping us make a traditional paella. Great home and friendly atmosphe
alao214
alao214
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Great day
Very nice day, great experience. Highly recommend to everyone visiting valencia. Rafael is a great cook and he driv
G3059KBjulies
G3059KBjulies
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Fantastic tour!
We had the best time learning about the culture and mystery of paella. Everyone was so passionate about teaching us
Mike B
Mike B
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Wow! Wow! Wow!
Our tour guide (and the assistant chef), Maria, collected us from our rented apartment and gave us excellent commen
Terry S
Terry S
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Cultural Experience
What a great way to experience Spain, learning to cook authentic Paella and how to make a tasty Sangria, both were
elinchgo
elinchgo
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Mi paella En El Huerto - The highlight of our trip!
The Paella class through Mi paella en el Huerto was the highlight of our time in Valencia. We discovered that every
AML40
AML40
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A great cookery experience
Really enjoyed this cookery class- wonderfully hosted by Maria and the Paella Professor; lovely setting and great c
kamikazekiddo
kamikazekiddo
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for people who are not cooks
I went to Valencia after a week long business trip for cooking lessons in paella. I went to two different lessons
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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J.J. K
Philadelphia, PA311 contributions
This was a great culinary and cultural experience, not to mention delicious. They picked us up at the meeting place in Valencia (Old Town area) right on time, and drove us about 25 minutes out to their farm in the Albufera region (where much of the paella rice is grown). It was a beautiful farm house, well equipped for the group cooking and eating. We got a history of paella, and a hands-on lesson on preparing it. In between we shared wine, tapas, the paella we all cooked (individual pans for each group, sized based on the number in each group). Everything was perfect, and we hated to leave when we were done! Would definitely recommend this experience with Rafa and Maria.
Written January 2, 2020
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Hi James! Thank you very much for your review. We love to know that you had a great day with us. :) All the best, Mi Paella en el Huerto Team.
Written January 23, 2020
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Caitlin L
1 contribution
Friends
This was hands down the best experience we paid for whilst in Spain. Maria and Roberto are so knowledgeable and friendly, giving the class a super comfortable and lively atmosphere. The location, course, food and wine were all unbelievably beautiful, making for a relaxing and fun day trip. Couldn't recommend this course any more :)
Written January 18, 2020
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Hi Caitlin! Thank you very much for your review! Your words fill us with energy to continue with our activity. :) All the best, Mi Paella en el Huerto Team.
Written January 23, 2020
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GiGi
Winnipeg, Canada2 contributions
I took the cooking class with my husband and brother-in-law. It exceeded all expectations. Maria was engaging, knowledgeable, energetic and passionate. She shared so many interesting facts about Spain and about Valencia. We were lucky to travel in the car with her to and from the home where classes were had. The food was excellent and I learned a lot about making paella. The hosts went out of their way to make us feel "part of the family" and we all arrived home so glad we had signed up for this amazing experience. I would recommend this adventure to anyone.
Written January 19, 2020
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Wowww!! Thank you very much for your words, You´re lovely! <3 For us it´s a pleasure spent time with people like you. :) Kind regards, Mi Paella en el Huerto Team
Written January 23, 2020
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Joan N
3464591 contributions
Friends
Maria and Rafa (our hosts) really have perfected a great excursion for tourists that includes transportation, a warm and fun experience, mixed with history of Paella Valencia and instruction and interaction of making our own in a well set-up farmhouse amidst orange groves, delicious food and wine. A perfect afternoon!
Written November 7, 2018
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Hi Joan!! Thank you very much for your review. :) Best regards, Mi Paella en el Huerto team.
Written November 20, 2018
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Pammie667
New York City, NY64 contributions
Family
What a fabulous day cooking a delicious meal with Maria, Rafa and crew!!!! Maria was right on time picking us up and we were delivered safe and sound to our cooking venue! We had a fabulous time making Sangria and then learning the correct way to make paella! We were a party of 6 ranging from teens to adults and everyone had a great time. I highly recommend doing this while in Valencia.
Written August 14, 2018
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Hi Pammie! Thank you very much for your review. We are very happy to know that you had a great day! :) Regards, Rafa.
Written September 10, 2018
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Ande
Switzerland70 contributions
Couples
The moment Maria picked us up, we knew it’s going to be so much fun. She has such a lively & positive personality; it puts you at ease and on a good mood instantly. When we got to the farmhouse outside of Valencia, Rafa “The Professor of Paella” and Roberto “The Shadow aka as Employee of the Month” were waiting for us. The cooking course was educational and it felt very authentic. Like we were all their friends at their house, having a great afternoon together. What a great & fun group of hosts who love what they do - thank you for teaching us how to make the one and only Valencian paella. We’ll surely try it out at home and eat it for dinner with a fork :D:D
Written March 31, 2019
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Wow, wow, wow!! Thank you very much for your review. For us was a pleasure! When you cook paella in your home, please tag us on Instagram!! @mipaellaenelhuerto Kind regards, Mi Paella en el Huerto team. :)
Written April 9, 2019
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Bogdan Zupan
Ljubljana, Slovenia44 contributions
Family
We would like to say just two words: SUPERB, FANTASTIC.
Many thanks to Rafa, Roberto and Maria for the unforgettable day. I will remember you for all my life. The way that Rafa guide you thought the secrets, preparation and cooking REAL paella is so nice and funny together with charming Maria as translator and quiet Roberto as a addition help to MAESTRO Rafa. Also my 16 years old son like very much the secrets of paella cooking. We will absolutely come back. We warmly recommend the paella cooking experience with Rafa and his team. Keep going friends.
Written July 18, 2018
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Wow, wow, wowww! Thank you very much for your words. For us it´s a pleasure to learn to cook the authentic paella and its secrets...hehehehe. Much love for you and your beautiful family. Regards, Mi Paella en el Huerto team.
Written July 30, 2018
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jhung225
New York City, NY17 contributions
I booked this activity for my family (we're 4 adults) and it was an awesome experience! We were picked up right on time by Maria (who was proactive in letting us know the day before about the meeting point, etc) and enjoyed a quick drive out to the beautiful farmhouse - she even stopped and asked one of the workers collecting oranges to just give us a few to try. Our group was relatively small (us 4, and then an Intrepid tour group of 5 + their guide, so total 10) - and the lesson setup was perfect. The paella master, Rafa, was super-entertaining - and Maria (who was both our driver/guide and interpreter for Rafa) was also very funny and engaging; also, can't forget "Employee of the Month" Roberto, who was a bit more behind-the-scenes but an important part of the team nonetheless! This great 3-person team really made us feel welcome and went above-and-beyond to give us a great, authentic paella-experience - this is a must-do for anyone visiting Valencia! Believe all the 5-star reviews - this team is the best!
Written December 19, 2019
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Wowww! Thank you very much for your review, it´s very complete and ilustrative.<3 We are very happy to read you :) Kind regards, Mi Paella en el Huerto Team.
Written January 23, 2020
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HappyTravels1135
Atlanta, GA19 contributions
Our family of 4 did this experience in Valencia on a beautiful day. Everything with the pick up from the cruise ship went smoothly. The farm setting was classic and peaceful AND we learned how to make delicious paella!! Highly recommend this energetic cooking class!!
Written December 1, 2019
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Hi Debbie! Thank you very much for your review and thank you again for choosing us to live this experience with your family. <3 We hope you are well! Kind regards, Mi Paella en el Huerto Team.
Written January 23, 2020
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GAHeart2006
10 contributions
If you are in Valencia, you need to book this our. Chefs Raffello, Maria and Roberto are wonderful. The chefs provided interesting history on the art of cooking Paella to help you gain greater appreciation for this culinary delight. Then when it’s time for you to take the chefs cooking spoon they are there guiding you every step of the way. It’s a must-do for sure. We had a wonderful time!

Helpful tip: If you are on a Royal Caribbean Cruise your pickup point for this class is the Transmediterranea passenger area.
Step 1 - Disembark your RCCL ship
Step 2 - Look for the Free Shuttle to the Transmediterrana Passenger area
Step 3 - The Authentic Valencia Paella staff will be outside of Transmediterrana passenger area at your pickup time
Written December 1, 2019
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Hi! We love your review! It´s very interesating and informative. Thank you very much! :) All the best, Mi Paella en el Huerto Team.
Written January 23, 2020
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