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Gran Canaria Cultural Tour by Camel

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Key Highlights

  • Climb on a camel and move at a stately pace across the wild and arid landscape
  • Visit a local bakery, an old communal washer and take in the unique scenic beauty
  • Camel ride in Arteara Valley
  • Relish a traditional lunch
  • Hotel pick up and drop off included in the tour
  • Get first-hand experience of the culture and traditions of the desert region of Gran Canaria
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Monday and Wednesday


    4 hours (excluding hotel pick up)

    Start time

    Hotel pick up between 9:30am and 11:00am depending on your hotel location

    Meeting Point

    From your hotel in Gran Canaria.
    Please advise your hotel details at the time of booking so that we can arrange hotel pick up.

    Ending Point

    Same as the start point

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Experience the desert and culture during your Gran Canaria hoiday with the Gran Canaria Camel Ride and Culture Excursion. 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 camel and take of a journey across the soft, loose sand. The area of Arteara is covered by malparis – most recent lava flows, which formed thousands of tube like structures in this territory.

    This half-day tour also includes visits to a bakery, an old communal washer and a delicious traditional lunch so that you get an insight into the culture and life of this region.


    You will be picked up from your hotel in Gran Canaria and taken to Arteara to begin your Gran Canaria Camel Ride and Culture Excursion. Arteara has an interesting landscape located at the crossroads between the green palm groves of the north and the arid lava flow of the south. Learn more about the history from a professional guide onboard.

    After reaching Arteara, climb into the comfortable seat attached to the saddle, while the animal is lying down. You will set off across the splendid Maspalomas Sand Dunes while your camel swaggers on the expanse of golden sand. See the local flora and fauna including rabbits and lizards that survive in such arid conditions.

    After your camel ride, explore the surroundings and visit a local bakery and an old communal washer while you admire the picturesque village.

    Next, settle down for a traditional lunch consisting of chicken, Canarian potatoes with mojo sauce, salad, banana, water and sangria.

    After your fulfilling lunch, you will be driven back to your hotel along the scenic path.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Transport in a coach
    • Camel ride
    • Canarian lunch
    • Professional Guide
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the tour start time to confirm all details.

    Please carry a valid identity proof.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.