Camel ride in the dunes of Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
A pleasant and peaceful camel ride through the protected natural area of the Maspalomas dunes in Gran Canaria is one of the most fun things to do and a perfect experience for young and old alike. Riding a camel and enjoying such a spectacular desert landscape is something you can't miss on your holiday in Gran Canaria and will take your imagination to live incredible adventures as if you were in the Sahara desert. This popular tourist activity was declared Cultural Heritage of San Bartolomé de Tirajana in 2004. The species of camel bred in Gran Canaria is the "camelus dromedarios". In ancient times traders domesticated these noble animals to carry their goods from southern Arabia to the northern Middle East. They were not only a reliable means of transport but also provided travellers with food, wool, shade and shelter. The camel, a calm and intelligent animal, has an unpredictable behaviour that has earned it a reputation for being ill-tempered and stubborn. However, they are generally good-humoured and docile. Let the guide guide you, don't make the animal angry and the experience will be unforgettable.
What we are going to do?
The camel ride lasts about thirty minutes and is led and guided by experienced Saharawi guides who will do their utmost to ensure that we enjoy the experience to the full. We will travel in total comfort as the camels have saddles on the sides and we will not have to straddle them.
Guided camel ride
What should I bring?
Hat for sun protection
Minimum age: 3 years old The camel rides start at 9am. The last departure is at 2.30pm. In winter, you have to be there at 1pm at the latest and in summer at 11am. It is always advisable to arrive before 10.30am so as not to have to wait too long.
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.