Granada's architecture, Seville's tapas, traditional flamenco, glorious countryside


With the rich complexity of Andalusian cuisine and wines—from tapas and jamón to elegant sherries


About art and architecture, culture and history, and meet with local chefs and artisans

Why Andalusia

The south of Spain is a world unto itself: alpine mountains to fertile plains, farmhouse days to flamenco nights. Andalusia is about savoring two millennia's worth of rich culture and architecture, and feasting on local produce, wine and sherries. A walk down the streets of Seville is the best kind of history lesson. Add that to Granada, a fairytale-like place of minarets, flowing fountains and garden-shrouded villas, and you have the makings of an enviable Spanish experience.


Explore deep in the Andalusian countryside, lemon groves perfuming the air outside rustic farmhouses. Prepare a country-style feast or wander the back streets of Seville on a tapeo (tapas crawl) experiencing what the Andalusians call alegría: an explosion of food, wine, laughter and joy. Explore the halls of the mighty Alhambra, beguiled by its fairytale pavilions. Sample the freshest regional delicacies in the most lush countryside settings.

Your Private Experience

Who It’s For

From a family getaway, to a small group of wine enthusiasts or larger groups looking for the most flavorful Andalusian delicacies, this MO/AD Retreat is made to be savored by all.

When to Travel

May and September are ideal times to visit for the weather and minimal crowds. April, June and early October still have pleasant weather and opportunities to avoid the mid-summer crush.

Make It Yours

More time exploring local wineries or meeting with local farmers and producers, or explore farther afield in Barcelona, Madrid and beyond.

Day by Day

Our MO/AD Retreat is made to be flexible: Spend time along the Spanish coast or dive more deeply into Seville, Granada or Cordoba. Here are some of our recommendartions:

Day 1

Start in Seville (suh-BEE-ya to locals!), the capital of Andalusia, and explore the old quarter of Santa Cruz, with its centuries-old gardens and lime-washed houses, and the mighty Alcazar, the city’s magnificent royal palace. Then make like the sevillanos do, embarking on your own tapeo, or tapas crawl, wandering maze-like alleys to buzzing tapas bars, from traditional to contemporary.

  • Private tour of city highlights
  • Tapas tour with local guide
  • Private chef dinner

Day 2

Today venture north into the Sierra de Huelva, homeland of the world-renowned Iberian pig. Wend your way through hilltop towns near the Portuguese border, where jamón ibérico de bellota—the world’s finest—are cured for up to three years. Your host will give you you a personal tour of his family pig farm in the foothills, with a rustic farm lunch devoted to the region’s bounty—young cheeses, mushrooms, wild asparagus and artichokes, and more jamón ibérico, of course—all accompanied by spectacular local wines.

  • Private tour of family-run pig farm
  • Visit to jamón shops
  • Farm lunch

Day 3

Spend the morning exploring Seville’s central market: garden-fresh produce, freshly caught seafood, straight-from-the-oven bread, olives and spices. Pick out our favorite items, then head to a nearby restaurant for a master class on cooking with sherry, courtesy of a local chef. The area just outside Seville produces much of Spain’s olive oil; you’ll be treated to a private tour of a local almazara (olive mill). Appetites well-oiled, dinner is at a Michelin-starred kitchen with courses paired with a variety of cheeses and regional wines. 

  • Market visit to pick local produce
  • Hands-on cooking class
  • Private tour of olive mill 
  • Dinner at Michelin-starred Abantal

Day 4

In Spanish, they say that quien no ha visto Granada, no ha visto nada—the person who hasn’t seen Granada hasn’t seen anything—and for good reason. Granada’s exquisite beauty is a direct product of centuries of Arab influence. Every corner hides a surprise, whether it’s an unexpected vista spied through a stone window, or a sunset turning stone ramparts of the old town a gentle rose-gold. After settling in, explore the heart of the old town, then reconvene for dinner and a traditional performance of flamenco. This typically Andalusian spectacle of music and dance strikes such an emotional chord that there’s even a special word for it: duende

  • Transfer to Granada
  • Old City walking tour
  • Dinner and flamenco performance

Days 5 - 6

They say a visit to the Alhambra “breaks all the senses.” You’ll spend the morning exploring this sprawling, hilltop fortress complex, with its stunning array of royal palaces, serene patios and reflecting pools from the Nasrid dynasty. A World Heritage site since 1984, it has been a tourist attraction for centuries. You’ll also explore the Lecrín Valley, where whitewashed villages and orange groves tumble down the hillsides. Your hosts Scarlett and Chris invite you to join them at their farmhouse, immersing yourselves in the timeless rhythms of the Spanish countryside and creating a feast to remember.

  • Private tour Alhambra
  • Time to explore Granada
  • Farmhouse visit in Lecrín Valley
  • Hands-on cooking with local chefs

Where We Sleep

An avant-garde outpost in the center of Seville, a palatial former convent in the heart of Granada's old town—our accommodations reflect the best of Andalusia's artistic and historic influences.


In the heart of the city, opposite the Parque de Maria Luisa stretching with greenery along the Guadalquivir River. It's an avant garde masterpiece with all the comforts you'd expect, including indoor and outdoor pools plus a spa. Have a snack—and a drink—on the rooftop deck as you revel in Seville’s glorious skyline.


Nestled in Granada’s historic center, it's an artistic and historic monument built within a 16th-century convent and 12th-century Moorish house. Stroll to the Albaicin and Sacromonte sites, the wonderful Triunfo Gardens, and of course, the Alhambra. It’s your slice of that Granada magic to call home.

People Love MO/AD Private Departures

MO/AD was able to arrange special experiences that are impossible as an individual traveler or family. Amazing!
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My trip was life-changing. I want to go on several more!
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  1. How many people are itineraries suitable for?

    Our itineraries can be tailored for groups of any size, whether it’s a small, intimate group of six or a larger team or group of 100 or more.

  2. What makes a MO/AD Retreat different?

    Our retreats capture the spirit of a culture and destination, tailored to your objectives, harnessing the potential of shared experiences. Our retreats serve as a vibrant platform for self-discovery, where we share connection and leave with growth, fun and inspiration.

  3. How does it work?

    We start by learning about your organization and goals. Our team takes care of all the details and supports to ensure all the logistics and communications are seamlessly managed. We also work with you to incorporate in your ideas for the retreat.

  4. What services are typically included?

    Our services cover the full retreat experience. We offer white glove support to you and your group, from detailed planning and day-to-day itineraries to local insights about the destination, on-site logistics, and 24/7 dedicated assistance. Our degree of curation, personalization, care, and local connections sets us apart.

  5. How far in advance should I plan a retreat?

    Preferably nine to twelve months in advance (earlier for holiday travel). We typically stay in unique, in-demand boutique and luxury hotels where advance reservations are important to secure the best accommodations possible.

  6. What activities do you offer?

    We curate your MO/AD Retreat to ensure the experiences are authentic, immersive, and included in your trip price. Our relationships unlock unprecedented access to the pioneers behind global initiatives and cultural movements.

  7. How much will it cost?

    Retreats typically include accommodations, private airport transfers, private transportation for all day trips and excursions, privately guided tours with local guides, exclusive VIP access and activities, and most meals. MO/AD Retreats typically cost $1,000 to $3,000 per person, per day, and vary by destination, time of year, number of people in your group, and types of activities you prefer.

  8. What's not included?

    MO/AD Retreats do not include roundtrip airfare to/from your destination, travel insurance, hotel incidentals, and any activities and meals not included in your itinerary.

  9. What deposits are required?

    After learning more about you, your interests, preferred style of travel, dates, and budget, we will present you with initial ideas and examples of what we can plan for you. In order to confirm your itinerary and reserve accommodations, a 25% deposit is required. The balance of your trip cost is due  120 days prior to travel.