Tabernas Desert

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  • Tabernas Desert 4WD Adventure

    1. Tabernas Desert 4WD Adventure

    Enjoy a 4WD adventure in Europe’s only desert landscape on this 2-hour 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, an 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 “2001: A Space Odys...

    Excellent guide. Very knowledgeable. Multilingual speaker. A must do if in this area as you see and learn things you would not normally get the chance to experience, in this only desert in Europe.

  • Almeria: Horse Riding Tour Through the Tabernas Desert

    2. Almeria: Horse Riding Tour Through the Tabernas Desert

    Unleash your inner cowboy on a guided horseback ride of the Tabernas Desert. Meet your guide at the tourist office; they will then take you to the ranch. On arrival at the ranch, receive your helmet and body protector, and meet your horse. If you're a beginner, enjoy 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, 1 kilometer from Tabernas, 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, and The Crown. Stop along the route to learn about...

  • From Granada: Guadix and Tabernas Desert Full-Day Tour

    3. From Granada: Guadix and Tabernas Desert Full-Day Tour

    After collection from your accommodation or a convenient meeting point in the city center, drive off into the surrounding landscape and appreciate the natural beauty north of Granada, near the foothills of Sierra Nevada mountains. Stop at Guadix, which is known for its Troglodyte past and its cave houses, many of which are still occupied by locals. Walk through the main streets of the city center in a small group and marvel at the imposing Cathedral of the Incarnation built in a Gothic and Baroque style over the site of a former mosque. Visit the cave district and Tropolis, a museum located in an original cave. Learn about cave dwellings past and present, and the traditions and craft professions that are linked to them. Enjoy the scenery and capture shots of the photogenic Calahorra Castle, situated on a hill above the town of the same name. It is one of the first Italian Renaissance ...

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What people are saying about Tabernas Desert

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 168 reviews

Worth doing. Very interesting experience

Excellent guide. Very knowledgeable. Multilingual speaker. A must do if in this area as you see and learn things you would not normally get the chance to experience, in this only desert in Europe.

Amazing experience

This was an amazing experience with a superb guide. We went as a family with a 3 year old and 5 month old with no problems and everyone enjoyed it thoroughly. We can't recommend enough!!

A great moment!

Our guide was very nice and knew a lot about the place. She was fluent in French and Spanish. It was a fantastic experience that we recommend to everyone.

Fun and informative!

Well organised off road trip into some amazing landscape. Excellent guide, would have liked to carry on all day, such an interesting area!

Very nice experience. Everything went well and everybody enjoyed it very much. I recommend this activity!