Tabernas Desert 4WD Adventure

Activity provider: MALCAMINO'S

Tabernas Desert 4WD Adventure

Activity provider: MALCAMINO'S

From US$ 38.04 per person

Tour Europe’s only desert on board a go-anywhere 4WD vehicle and discover a unique landscape that has been featured in movies such as “Lawrence of Arabia” and “The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly.”

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Explore Europe's only desert landscape
  • Visit movie locations and follow in the footsteps of the stars of the spaghetti westerns
  • Learn about the geology and wildlife of the Tabernas Desert
  • Marvel at the desert's similarity to the deserts of north Africa and Arabia
Full description

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.

  • Transportation by 4WD vehicle
  • Insurance
  • Material for interpretation
  • Specialized guide
  • Food and water
  • Western sets villages visit

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of the information office at Taberna's village, situated at the entrance of the village coming from the Almería direction. Address: Calle de Las Angustias s/n - 04200 Tabernas. In front there is a bar called "EL PORTICHUELO".

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • Bring bottled water, comfortable clothes, according to the temperature and time of year, and your camera
  • Please bring your own child seat for children under 6
  • Spanish and English tours are available year-round
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 327 reviews

Review summary

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Great experience, fun and educational tour. Definitely more than worth the money. This is much more than a tour in a 4 x 4 . Complete clear explanation about the origin of the desert. Many stops with excursion and explanation. Lots of opportunity to take super photos. Passionate guide who knows her region inside out. RECOMMENDED.

June 14, 2022

I went at the beginning of December and luckily for me it wasn't as cold or windy as it had been just a few days before. As a solo traveller, I was able to sit at the front of the 4x4 and listen to my guide and ask questions as and when needed. The rest of the group were Spanish and so as I understand Spanish I was able to keep up with the information being provided by the lovely guide who was more that happy to translate in English whenever I needed it. The guide was really good and provides a lot information about the desert and as she speaks French, Spanish and English fluently, I could see why there have been so many good reviews about her and this excursion. I would definitely recommend it.

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December 15, 2021

Excellent guide, during the course and the stops a lot of specific detail as to the origin and the history of this desert, between anecdote and of course of cinematographic reference. I highly recommend this guided excursion in French. my whole family, I have 2 big teenagers, enjoyed this activity. thanks to Christina (our guide)

August 17, 2021

Product ID: 28476