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Tabernas Desert 4WD Adventure

1. Tabernas Desert 4WD Adventure

Enjoy a 4WD adventure in Europe’s only desert landscape on this scenic drive through the Tabernas Desert, situated between the Sierra de los Filabres and the Sierra de Alhamilla. Boasting over 3,000 hours of sunshine per year, annual rainfall of a mere 200 millimeters and temperatures ranging from 23° F to 118° F (-5°C to 48°C), the gray tones of the desert’s gullies, ravines, and other geological formations turn golden when the sun rests on them at sunset. Essential to the history of cinema in Almeria, Tabernas Desert served as a location for hundreds of movies, including “Lawrence of Arabia.” Dozens of spaghetti westerns, such as “A Fistful of Dollars, “For a Few Dollars More,” and “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly,” gave rise to an era of rampant shooting. Adventure stories war films, and science fiction films have all made use of the landscape, including “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” “Conan the Barbarian", "Game of Thrones", or "The Crown". Marvel at the desert’s similarity to the American badlands, and the deserts of north Africa and Arabia. En route, you will learn about the geological formation of this extraordinary place, including the flora and fauna that somehow manage to survive there.

Almeria: Horse Riding Tour Through the Tabernas Desert

2. Almeria: Horse Riding Tour Through the Tabernas Desert

Unleash your inner cowboy on a guided horseback ride into the Tabernas Desert. Stop along the route to learn about the natural environment, nature, geology, history, and cinema. On arrival at the ranch, be welcomed by the guide who will provide you with your equipment and introduce you to your horse. Once ready you will receive a short training session to get to grips with animal-friendly horse riding. Then, everyone will set off on a tour tailored to the participants' level, supervised by an instructor. Follow the "Desierto de Ley" route for an introduction to the desert. Cross an open area of desert, with views of the mythical "Llano del Búho" and "La Tortuga". Ride through these unique landscapes and admire their geological formations. See where hundreds of film and TV productions have been filmed, such as Indiana Jones, Game of Thrones, Exodus, The Sisters Brothers, or The Crown among many others. Later, return to the ranch, where you will say goodbye to your horse.

Cabo de Gata: Kayaking and Swimming Excursion

3. Cabo de Gata: Kayaking and Swimming Excursion

Get to know the magnificent Cabo de Gata and Níjar Natural Park from the sea. Explore the coastline by kayak before snorkeling in the clear waters an observing the underwater landscape. Before embarking, learn basic paddling and kayaking techniques and listen to safety instructions. Venture out down the coast, spotting a number of coves and rock formation that are inaccessible by land and only visible from the sea. Navigate in and out of rocky caves. Get up close to sheer volcanic cliffs. Learn about the wildlife and geology of the natural park, one of most protected areas in Spain due to ecological, historical, anthropological, and geological significance.  Stop in a hidden cove in the marine reserve to go swimming before paddling back to the beach where you started.

Full-Day Western Theme Park Tour of Mini Hollywood (Oasys)

4. Full-Day Western Theme Park Tour of Mini Hollywood (Oasys)

Enjoy an action-filled, unforgettable day in the Far West! Spend an extraordinary day in the famous Tabernas Desert at the Western Theme Park, Oasys (formerly known as Mini Hollywood). Experience entertaining performances, explore the Zoo, go for a swim in the pools, and simply enjoy your relaxation in the bars and restaurants. Set off towards the Tabernas Desert from your agreed pick-up time from your hotel, arriving at the Oasys Theme Park (formerly known as Mini Hollywood). The theme park was originally used as an old western film set, but was since transformed into a unique western wonderland. Step foot into the “Wild, Wild West” and appreciate the stunning scenery of the Tabernas Desert. Visit old school classrooms, the Sheriff's office and the several other historical attractions. Come face-to-face with the large variety of animals as you wander through the Zoological Reserve, and enjoy the relaxation of the pools and restaurants in the western village. Watch entertaining shows of the former hard life of the far west, scheduled daily, as you witness the Sheriff’s intervention of a western bank robbery! In the afternoon, head back to your hotel after a fun-filled day in the Tabernas desert. This tour is enjoyable for all ages!

Daytrip to Cabo de Gata–Nijar Natural Park

5. Daytrip to Cabo de Gata–Nijar Natural Park

Tucked into the south-eastern corner of Spain lies one of the few remaining unspoiled stretches of the Mediterranean coast: Cabo de Gata. Spend a day exploring this untouched region with a day-long bus trip to Cabo de Gata–Nijar Natural Park Accompanied by your guide, you will be transported to a captivating landscape of dizzying cliffs, ruined castles, volcanic rock formations, coral reefs, pristine beaches and hidden coves - all virtually unchanged since the days of the Phoenicians. Mermaid Reef, the fishing village of La Isleta del Moro, and the lighthouse of Cabo de Gata are but a few of the many highlights of this tour. Featuring one of the most beautiful coastlines of the Mediterranean and vast ecological diversity, Cabo de Gata is, without a doubt, one of Europe's last areas of untouched nature.

Day trip to Cabo de Gata Natural Park and Mojacar

6. Day trip to Cabo de Gata Natural Park and Mojacar

Discover the history and culture of Andalusia’s beautiful rustic towns and surrounding countryside. First, travel through Cabo de Gata Natural Park, one of Europe’s last areas of untouched nature. Your English-speaking guide will take you to see captivating landscapes, ruined castles, volcanic rock formations, coral reefs, pristine beaches, and hidden coves.  You will then arrive in the charming Moorish village of Mojácar, with its white-washed houses and stunning views of the Mediterranean coastline. Here you'll enjoy free time at your disposal to explore at your own pace the Old Town and discover the pristine Plaza Nueva, the statue of La Mojaquera, Parterre Square, and the beautiful Church of Santa Mária and more beautiful sites. Later you may relax on the panoramic terraces or shop for souvenirs, or feel free to savor a typical Andalusian lunch.  Then, you will head to the scenic village of Carboneras, which was used as a location in various films, including Lawrence of Arabia. Marvel at the viewing point of La Granatilla, which offers stunning views over the north coast of Cabo de Gata before being taken back to your pickup point.

Palancón: Canyoning Day Trip

7. Palancón: Canyoning Day Trip

Go on a canyoning adventure while in Palancón. Bring the little ones along for a fun-filled day discovering the natural beauty of the area from the heart of Sierra Nevada and Arroyo del Palancón national park. In the vicinity of the port of La Ragua, at 1,700 meters above sea level, in the heart of the P. Nacional Sierra Nevada, is the Arroyo del Palancón. Alpine ravine excavated in typical Sierra Nevada slate and schist, the black of its rock contrasts with the green of the mosses and ferns. After enjoying a nice meal in any of the many picnic areas nearby, only 5 minutes separate you from the beginning of this ravine. The course is suitable for all types of visitors and especially for the little ones. Its duration of between 2.5 and 3 hours, its easy approach and return, and its hilarious slides make it the most fun and comfortable way to beat the summer heat of the Guadix, Baza, and Alpujarra Almeria region.

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4.5 / 5

based on 93 reviews

This week in September, my partner and I did the Kayak + Snorkel activity. We did it with Dani and Javi, lovely guys. We left very happy, because they made the activity very enjoyable. It was not the first time that I had done a kayak activity with a company and it had nothing to do with it. They took us through caves and explained many things of interest about the Cabo de Gata natural park and we made a stop to snorkel at Playazo de Rodalquilar. And at the beginning they explained to us how to use the paddle and what to do in any circumstance for people who were taking a kayak for the first time. They made us feel safe and we had fun with them. It was a very fun and entertaining experience.

An experience I had always wanted to try.....I wasn't disappointed. The 2 guides were friendly, helpful & knowledgable. After a quick lesson we set off from a beautiful cove in Las Negras and kayaked along the coast, into a cave & onto another cove for swimming. The scenery was spectacular & it was a great feeling to sit on the waves.

The tour is amazing. The horses are well trained and walk the tour automatically. It was the first time for me on a horse and I didn't have any problems. You will pass beautiful locations and learn a lot about movies of Tabernas desert.

Great trip with Jorge. A great professional who explained everything to us in a super interesting way. The route was very complete. Highly recommended.

Jorge was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable, great value trip!