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From Almeria: Tabernas Desert 4WD Tour

From Almeria: Tabernas Desert 4WD Tour

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

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. Route for all levels. The tour is carried out at the rhythm of the lowest level since it is a quiet tour through the desert environment and the experience of riding a horse. If there are higher levels in the group and the monitor considers it is convenient and possible, at the end of the tour, the experienced ones will be able to gallop together with the monitor. This standard tour has 2 options depending on the environmental conditions and in case some of the participants have booked also our 4x4 tour.

Almeria: Tabernas Desert Horse Riding for experienced riders

Almeria: Tabernas Desert Horse Riding for experienced riders

Come and enjoy our guided tour with Malcamino's horses. ----- Participants have to be at rancho 10 min. before the activity starts. Arrival, free parking at rancho and welcome by the instructor. Individual set up: preparation of each one for the ride. It's possible to bring water and a small snack for the tour. Saddlebag optional. Once all the participants are ready, the monitor will introduce horse and rider, then, a small training will take place for first contact between them, also to see all riders are coordinated in their level. Departure for the 3 hours tour by the desert. The instructor will give the proper instructions to enjoy as much as possible the riding tour and will explain Desert curiosities. During the tour the monitor will do small stops for rest and will propose the 3 gaits of the horse to enjoy the riding. The horse riding tour finishes at rancho Malcamino's where the participants will be able to have picnic (not included) if they bring with them (gable tent acconditioned for rest). IMPORTANT NOTE: THIS RIDE IS FOR EXPERIMENTED RIDERS. ITS NECESSARY TO HAVE A MIDDLE-HIGH LEVEL OF RIDING.

Day trip to Cabo de Gata Natural Park and Mojacar

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.

From Almería or Roquetas: Tabernas and Fort Bravo Day-Trip

From Almería or Roquetas: Tabernas and Fort Bravo Day-Trip

In this fantastic and complete excursion you will be able to know and admire the history and cinema of the only Desert in Europe. We will pick you up at the meeting point in the city of Almería and we will leave for the town of Tabernas, where we will visit the Terrera Ventura Interpretation Center, a unique museum where we can find archaeological remains of the first Neolithic settlements in the province. Did you not know that this discovery was made by chance and is also near Tabernas? We will continue visiting the museum to discover the area where the formation of the Desert, its history, climate, fauna and flora are explained. We will go up to the Tabernas Castle, which became the second Fortress of the city, to admire the impressive views of the Desert and the mountains that form it. There we will show you, from above, some of the areas where well-known films of the western genre have been recorded and we will also be able to observe the effects of the ancient marine basin that was formed millions of years ago and has given rise to the formation of this impressive landscape. Once this intense visit has been completed, we will head towards one of the western towns where you will have free time to enjoy this theme park full of surprises. During your stay at Fort Bravo you will feel like authentic outlaws in the Desert, in the mythical Western movies. You will be able to take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage, see the shows of gunmen on horseback and cancan dancers, as well as visit the great Saloon where the authentic films were recorded, enter the carriage museum and tour the Mexican town or the Fort. An ideal adventure to get to know one of the most magical areas of the province in depth, ideal for spending a day with family, friends or as a couple. Are you going to miss it?!

Malaga Bike Tour - Street Art, City Center, Bay Area

Malaga Bike Tour - Street Art, City Center, Bay Area

We highly prioritise small groups, and we want to make this experience an unforgettable one. If you ever like to spend some good time in a cultural way with some great guides it is your place. Get ready for an unforgettable bike tour in Malaga guided by experts who unveil the city's hidden treasures and iconic landmarks. Pedal through centuries of history as you explore the ancient walls of the Alcazaba fortress and marvel at the architectural wonders of the Malaga Cathedral. Your journey continues through the charming streets of the historic center, where every corner reveals a new story. With knowledgeable guides leading the way, you'll gain insights into Malaga's rich culture, from its Moorish roots to its modern-day vibrancy. Pause at the bustling Mercado Central to savor local delicacies and immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere.

Tabernas: transfer + ticket Fort Bravo or Minihollywood

Tabernas: transfer + ticket Fort Bravo or Minihollywood

Discover some of the most important film sets in all of Europe at Fort Bravo, also known as Texas Hollywood. Explore the unique environment of the Tabernas Desert where the great Sergio Leone filmed his numerous cinematographic successes, such as the Dollars Trilogy. From the meeting point in Almería or Roquetas de Mar, head toward the Spend an unforgettable day near the unique Tabernas Desert. We will pick you up by car from the indicated meeting point in Roquetas de Mar or Almería and from there we will leave for Tabernas to enjoy the legendary movie sets in Fort Bravo or Parque Oasys/Minihollywood If you choose to spend the day in Fort Bravo you can enjoy the authentic sets that were made for the first part of the filming of the movie “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” directed by director Sergio Leone. As well as the two western shows that are performed live where you can enjoy their can-can dancers as well as their gunfighters on horseback. You will feel like you are in an authentic old west movie. During your day in this theme park you can enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride led by a gunman, the swimming pool in summer, its car museum and all the decorations it has. If, on the other hand, you choose to spend the day at Parque Oasys / Minihollywood, fun is guaranteed for you and the whole family, since you will be able to enjoy the legendary shows of gunfighters on horses in an authentic western town where such well-known films have been filmed. western genre such as “for a handful of dollars”, “death had a price” and many more. In addition, this park has a zoological reserve with more than 800 animals of 200 different species that are very well cared for since this zoological reserve is part of the European Association of Zoos and Aquariums (EAZA) and its purpose is for these zoological parks to be centers of recovery and environmental education. And for the hottest season it has swimming pools that are made up of a bathing pool, another with slides for the little ones and a jacuzzi for adults. Famous people such as Clint Estwood, Bud Espencer, Terrence Hill, Claudia Cardinale, etc. have passed through these movie sets. In both movie sets you can enjoy their restaurants, cafes and souvenir shops.

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The booked bike tour was supposed to be for a small group. But since no one else had signed up, I got a solo tour for a small extra charge. It was very informative and totally relaxed. There was plenty of time for photos (thanks to my guide, I didn't have to take selfies 😉) and the opportunity to take a break at a few stops. The tour is a good way to see some beautiful and interesting places in Malaga in a relaxed manner. The guide JB was very friendly and attentive. I can 100% recommend it. Thank you for that.

We had plenty of stops at really beautiful places and got lots of fascinating information about the landscape. it was an excellent way to see a lot of different places in one day. I would recommend this tour, only thing that would have made it even better would have been the chance to swim at one of the beautiful beaches we saw, even if just a quick dip! Christian was an excellent guide with good humour and lots of knowledge about the area. I had a really great day. Thanks!

An exceptional guide who speaks French well, who knows the region, the desert well, attentive to our questions. We come away from this activity with a certain knowledge of the subject. An activity to recommend. Thank you for your advice about the restaurant... 😉

Very interesting circuit in the desert. Christina was prolific in her explanations, and in perfect French. To recommend. 2 very pleasant hours.

absolutely for every recommendation... a lot of interesting information... perfect