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Maspalomas Small group activities

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Gran Canaria: Camel Ride Safari w/ Optional Food & Transport

1. Gran Canaria: Camel Ride Safari w/ Optional Food & Transport

Visit the Camel Safari Park in Maspalomas and take a camel ride through the 300-year-old Oasis of the 1,000 Palms. Visit and feed the camels. On this 4-hour program you’ll also explore the tropical gardens with your guide, and see a variety of fruit trees such as papaya, mango and guava. You’ll come across a variety of farm animals in this natural oasis that covers an area of 10,000 square meters, and have the opportunity to feed and interact with these friendly creatures. Afterwards, if option selected, you’ll enjoy a tapas meal in a museum-like setting that features displays of antique farm implements of the Canary Islands.

Gran Canaria: Off-Road Jeep Safari

2. Gran Canaria: Off-Road Jeep Safari

Enjoy the captivating scenery of Gran Canaria on an off-road jeep adventure. Discover a mix of history and beautiful natural scenery as you explore sights like Salobre, Lake Chira, and Fataga by being driven off the beaten track. Get picked up from your accommodations and go off-road in a jeep from Salobre to Lake Chira. Take in the spectacular views of Roque Noblo as you embark on a thrilling drive. Marvel at the mountains, lakes, and dramatic scenery. Rest up with a coffee break in Tirajana and visit the town's historic church. Drive through the Valley of the Thousand Palms to the captivating village of Fataga. Feel the thrill of driving off-road as you explore Gran Canaria's exceptional natural landscape. Make a final stop at Mirador Las Moscas before benefitting from drop-off back at your hotel.

Gran Canaria: Horse Riding Excursion

3. Gran Canaria: Horse Riding Excursion

Embark on a horseback riding excursion in Gran Canaria for 1 hour or 2 hours, depending on the option selected, with an instructor and all safety gear included. Meet your horse, with companions suitable for all ages and levels of horse riding ability. Upgrade by choosing hotel transfers. Start off by getting acquainted with your surefooted and gentle horses, with companions suitable for all ages and levels of horseriding ability. With your guide, set off on the mountain trails and discover the beautiful and rugged volcanic landscape of Gran Canaria. See tropical plantations, the sight of large sand dunes in the distance, and admire the vista of Maspalomas Beach. Arrive back at the ranch, where you can purchase a refreshing drink and some snacks. Feel free to visit the farm animals who live onsite, before your activity finishes.

Gran Canaria: Try Scuba Diving for Beginners

4. Gran Canaria: Try Scuba Diving for Beginners

Discover the amazing world beneath the surface under the supervision of an experienced PADI Instructor in the calm and clear waters of Gran Canaria. Master the basics of scuba diving in a 3-hour lesson. After a brief introduction about the basic safety points from your diving instructor, you will be provided with top of the range equipment and dive outfits. Then, you will head to a local dive site for a detailed briefing on everything you need to know to enjoy your first experience of scuba diving. Enter the water at your own pace and learn a few basic skills before going on a guided dive. After you've become familiar with the breathing techniques used, guided by qualified instructors, get ready for your first dive. In small groups of no more than 2 people per instructor, begin your discovery of the life below the surface. Experience the incredible sensation of weightlessness as you dive in a safe and controlled environment.

Gran Canaria: Canyoning Trip

5. Gran Canaria: Canyoning Trip

Embark on a canyoning adventure: descend into a canyon, travel through the water course and enjoy exercises such as walking, jumping, swimming, abseiling. You will be dressed with neopren, helmet, and security personal equipment (harness, carabiner and descender). Once changed, walk towards the beginning of the canyon and begin your unforgettable experience where no experience at all is required.  Then, depending on the choosen canyon, you will go through laurisilva forests, descending waterfalls (summer season), or jumping from different heights and sliding down natural slides (winter season).

Gran Canaria: Cliff Climbing Via Ferrata Trip by Maspalomas

6. Gran Canaria: Cliff Climbing Via Ferrata Trip by Maspalomas

Inspire your adventurous side during this Via Ferrata guided climbing trip from Bahía Feliz. Via Ferrata is the perfect option for learning how to climb in a fun way; it's easier than climbing but with the same level of adventure. Your trip includes all the gear you need for a safe climb. After meeting in Bahía Feliz, you’ll get your climbing equipment (helmet, harness, and Ferrata kit), then start a 30-minute walk across a valley with a landscape that really looks like a western movie. After the walk, you’ll reach the starting point of the Via Ferrata. In Via Ferrata, you’ll go up a rock mountain using iron steps and a safe line, which makes it easier than climbing for most climbers. On this trip, the route will be medium-level, perfect for true adrenaline lovers. Your guide will explain to you all the techniques before starting; you don't need experience, only a normal fitness. They’ll belay you when you need it using ropes. During the climb, you’re in for the ultimate adventure. Prepare to explore caves and cross a floating bridge at 60 meters high. To round off your trip, you’ll get to fly in the highest swing of Gran Canaria before heading back to the starting point via a different trail.

Gran Canaria: Snorkeling Trip

7. Gran Canaria: Snorkeling Trip

The island of Gran Canaria boasts a diverse range of African, Mediterranean, and Atlantic marine life. Rely on a knowledgeable guide to show you the best snorkel spots and encounter interesting ocean flora and fauna. Begin your snorkel adventure at the diving center in Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria where you will complete basic paperwork and have a pre-snorkel briefing. After your guide prepares the wetsuits and snorkeling equipment, you will drive to one of the local beaches for a 1-hour snorkeling excursion. Learn how to use your equipment and dive in for a guided snorkeling experience during which your guide will lead to the best spots, pointing out and identifying the local marine life. Following your snorkel session, you will be driven back to the dive center. 

Gran Canaria: Surfing Safari Course in Maspalomas

8. Gran Canaria: Surfing Safari Course in Maspalomas

After choosing to venture to the beach on your own or with the transport service that is included with your reservation (for those guests who are staying in the south of the island), you can gather with the group at the tour meeting point at the Meloneras Shopping Centre, where the surf school is located. Once there, your guide will provide you with a high-quality surfboard, before taking you to the beach where the course will take place. Throughout your course you will learn not only learn to surf with good technique, but also to have plenty of fun while you do it. Lessons are given in small groups of up to 8 people, so that you will receive all the attention you need and thus ensure a quality service.

Gran Canaria: Guided Scenic Segway Tour

9. Gran Canaria: Guided Scenic Segway Tour

Explore Maspalomas and Meloneras as you travel by Segway accompanied by your guide. See some of the best scenery on Gran Canaria's south side and learn all about the area. Take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the Segway's controls. Then, set off along a beautiful stretch of the coast until you reach Meloneras Beach and enter Maspalomas, admiring the squares, parks, and palm groves. Keep your eyes peeled for woodpeckers, ducks, and macaws along the way. Return through the ravine, reaching the Dunas de Maspalomas Protected Natural Park. Admire the park's pond and the oasis of palm trees before finally arriving at the imposing Maspalomas lighthouse.

Gran Canaria: Canyoning in the Rainforest

10. Gran Canaria: Canyoning in the Rainforest

Get your thrills in the beautiful canyons of Gran Canaria on a fun-packed canyoning adventure. Climb over rocks, slide down waterfalls, and much more! Reconnect with nature as you navigate riverbeds accompanied and secured by a professional team of canyoning instructors. No previous climbing experience is required, but a good level of physical fitness is essential. Overcome your fears as you slide down rocks and refresh yourself in the freshwater of the endless waterfalls. Put on a good pair or water-resistant shoes and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!

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What people are saying about Maspalomas

Horses are allocated according to level of experience, which is reassuring for novices. The walk was very nice and with the sunset in the mountains at the end of the day. The instructors are at the top and the horses are very well cared for. To recommend

We had a lovely time, our guide was friendly, kind and explained curiosities about the island! We absolutely recommend the tour! (and will try out other tours organized by the same agent)

Really enjoyed the e scooter! Good and friendly service with clear instructions. Definitely recommend the Mountain route!

Easy installation with wheels. The bikes were excellent in terms of driving experience. Good guidance and clear routes.

Really great horses and very organized. I enjoyed it!