Please select a second date to complete the range.
The amazing island of Gran Canaria boasts not only true desert but also camels, probably introduced by the Spaniards who conquered the Canaries.
Mount your “ship of the desert” and move at a stately pace across the wild and arid landscape. On the way you can enjoy views of the magnificent Maspalomas dunes – great mountains of golden sand rolling away to the horizon, just like a scene from the “Lawrence of Arabia” movie.
Make sure you take plenty of photos and video footage to record your exciting adventure and convince the doubters at home!
30 minutesStart time
The camel rides take place from 9:00am - 4:00pm.
Duration: 30 minutes
Make your way to the “Camel Station” on Av. de Oceania, Masplomas.
The start point is served by buses 29, 60, 50, 66 (use stops Campo de Golf or Faro de Maspalomas). Parking is also available.
The tour ends at the camel station
For your exciting Camel Ride Across the Dunes you need to make your own way to Maspalomas Dunes. The Dunes are located between the towns of Playa del Ingles and Maspalomas.
After meeting your camel you will climb into the comfortable seat attached to the saddle, while the animal is lying down. At Maspalomas two people can ride each camel. When the handler gives the word, your camel will rise to its feet, hind legs first.
You will set off across the desert in a caravan like the camel trains of olden days. Your camel walks softly on specially adapted feet. The broad pads act like snowshoes, allowing the animal to walk even in soft, loose sand.
Your 30-minute safari takes you through the stunning desert of southern Gran Canaria with its golden sands dotted with grey-green shrubs. The Maspalomas Dunes are at least 400 hectares in extent, and the central part has been declared a nature reserve.
Please call the tour operator at least 24 hours prior to the ride date to confirm your visit
Overall great experience, great value. not necessarily a "must do" when in gran canaria but it's definitely a fun experience if you find yourself at the dunes in Maspal...Danéa Gauthier Wiebe, Spain, 05/Apr/2015
The trip was excellent....Daniel Popescu, Romania, 10/Jul/2014
Wonderful experience. we had lot of fun with the ride...KrishnaVempati , Germany, 13/Jun/2014
They were very friendly and the camel ride was fab