The perfect fusion of warm, sunny days and endless adventure – Mallorca really is a great value destination for your next geography, science or adventure school trip. With a number of spectacular landscapes and fantastic activities to challenge and excite your students, speak to one of our expert travel specialists to begin planning your Mallorca school trip today, or read on for further inspiration.
Whether you are looking for an intensive fieldwork experience or a rewards trip with activities and watersports or anything in between, Mallorca is the ideal destination. Our Travel Specialists are here to help you plan your perfect itinerary, jam-packed with the very best of Mallorca’s attractions. Read on for ten of our favourite activities in Mallorca or click here for an example itinerary.
Our top ten activities;
1. Experience the island’s stunning coastlines
With over 300 beaches lining Mallorca’s coastline and with over 30 of them Blue Flag awarded, all that’s left to decide is which ones to add to your itinerary. Go west for cliff-sculpted drama and sapphire seas, head north and hike to pine-flecked Pollenca and Alcudia bays, or head east for deserted coves.
2. Conduct fieldwork
Mallorca is the perfect place for fieldwork. Your fieldwork in Mallorca will engage with topical real world issues being discussed by politicians, academics and activists across the island. Students will experience geography beyond the classroom by conducting work in the rural villages or populous towns of Mallorca.
3. Ride the train to Soller
Originally used to transport citrus fruit to the capital, this charming experience takes you on a journey through 13 tunnels, stunning fold mountain landscapes and citrus groves, which ends at Soller’s art deco train station, just an hour from Palma.
4. Sail along the coast from Soller to Sa Calobra
See the mesmerising, panaramic views of the Tramuntana mountains and geologically fascinating cliff faces as you sail towards Sa Calobra and the entrance to the Torrent de Pareis gorge. We recommend you combine this boat trip with the train from Palma to the historic town of Soller and the tram from Soller to the port.
5. Discover the hidden Mallorca
‘The hidden Mallorca’ is an experience that takes students to Sant Joan, a tranquil village in the Es Pla region of the island. Students will meet locals, play traditional Mallorcan sports, learn some of the Catalan language and see how locals conserve water in the community and in their homes.
6. Tour the Drach Caves to see one of the world’s longest underground lakes
Set on the edge of Porto Cristo, the limestone Drach Caves are a geographer’s dream. Trek just over one kilometre along sweeping pathways to witness impressive stalactite formations within.
7. Experience the bustle of Sineu's weekly market
In the tiny, tranquil village of Sineu is a 700-year-old weekly market that has become a tourist phenomenon. Survey the effects of tourism on the area, pick up your home-made souvenirs and try some authentic Mallorcan cuisine.
8. Learn the secrets of Mallorca's olive oil production
Tour the facilities of the Son Mesquidassa estate, Mallorca’s largest olive grove and home to over 150 thousand Arbequina olive trees. This multi-sensory experience will teach you the history of the estate, how olive oil is produced and, of course, let you try some of Mallorca’s finest olive oil!
9. Hike through the natural surroundings of Llevant Natural Park
Trek through multiple terrains as you head down towards the stunning coastline. As you wander through the landscape you will see impressive watch towers and your guide will share with you the history of why they were built. You will also see an abundance of wildlife and nature all around you.
10. Spot some of Mallorca’s friendliest residents
Mallorca is home to many species of dolphins and they can often be found swimming alongside boats. School groups can embark on a dolphin watching boat ride and learn more about the local pods.
If your students would enjoy this school trip contact our travel specialists to start creating your ideal itinerary today.