Gran Canaria: Off-Road Day Tour with Optional Camel Ride
- Pickup available
- Duration: 8 hours
Spend an unforgettable day discovering Gran Canaria’s interior on a 4-whell drive safari that takes you along dirt paths and rural roads. You’ll travel by fully-equipped jeep with a highly skilled driver and guide, who knows every inch of the route. On this 7-hour tour, you’ll head to the very heart of the island and experience why Gran Canaria is referred to as a miniature continent. The tour offers you plenty of opportunities to take photos and also a stop for lunch to enjoy typical Canarian specialties. You’ll feel like a desert scout or even like Lawrence of Arabia, as you ride a gentle camel through the 1000 Palm Tree Valley. You don’t need to ride on the hump, by the way, as the camels are fitted with comfortable 2-seater saddles!
Pleasant trip, more info about the areas we were visiting would have been a nice choice (eg. S. Lucia church and the village...). The driver Gabri was fun (we were trying to understand his Spanish, answering in Italian, he was doing the opposite and the experiment was quite successful!)
See some of the highlights of northern Gran Canaria on a 7.5-hour tour departing from Las Palmas. With your Canarian guide, make your first stop in the charming village of Arucas, known for its magnificent neo-gothic church of St. John. Next, learn about the island's popular exports, while visiting the banana farms. Then, discover the beautiful valley of the Berrazales in Agaete, where you can try unique arabica coffee and enjoy a wine tasting. Also, enjoy lunch at the port of Las Nieves. Finally, pass through Guía which is a famous area for flower cheese. You might have the opportunity to try some (for an optional €3 euros per person).
Be collected at your accommodation in Las Palmas. Explore the historic city center and spend free time visiting a couple of museums or stroll through the traditional shopping area or market. Travel in a bus towards the volcanic mountain of Bandama, in the protected landscapes of Tafira. Journey past some of the island's vineyards as you make your way to the top of Bandama Mountain. Admire the stunning view over the whole northeast of the island and see the incredible caldera of the volcano. Drive through a residential area to the Botanical Garden of the Canaries, where your guide will teach you about the different kinds of plants and trees. Visit the ancient laurel forest and pine tree forest and marvel at the amazing cacti of different sizes in the cactus garden. You will be dropped off in the Old Town, at Santa Catalina Park, or in Maspalomas.
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Definitely take something to put on. It was a lot of fun to drive with Laura. But after that I got a total cold. Because you sweat and the jeeps are open.
Amazing! Recommended 100 for 100. I had an incredible time, it was super short and the guides are fantastic. If I could I would give it a thousand
The Marina guide was top notch! Amazing day ! The Canyons are amazing and the food excellent. Thanks for all the tips
At the top I highly recommend Marina is top is the drivers also very pleasant we had a great day
Great tour guide Plácido! Had told a lot of interesting things about Gran Canaria.