Tabernas DesertTabernas Desert

Tabernas Desert

Discover Europe’s wild west

Untamed nature at its purest state. Get to know the landscape that won Hollywood’s heart.

Natural site, Tabernas Desert
4 hours
Itinerary
  1. Pickup and lodging
    Welcome and introduction of the experience with a guide
  2. Panoramic tour in Tabernas Desert
    Road trip to the desert by car
  3. Walk through ravines
    Brief tour through the desert ravines if it’s possible
  4. Choose a complementary activity to do**:
    Brief hiking through the desert
    Visit Tabernas village
    Visit the Colativi peak, 1,387 metres high

*Indicative information that may change. The number, order and content of the stop could be modified in function of diverse facts to offer the best experience.

** There are other possibilities to do other payment or free activities in the area. These will be developed on the explicative text about the experience with the title “other activities in this experience”.

What we will do

This protected Natural Site is an unique natural space in Spain and in the world. Tabernas Desert boasts of being the only natural desert in Europe, as it receives less than 200 litres of water per year. The singularity of its flora and fauna have to do with its territory’s climate and dryness. An inhospitable and wild place that won’t disappoint you.

Tabernas Desert and its environment belong to the collective imagination of a whole generation. Its wild landscapes have been used since the 1960s as outdoor film sets. Hollywood’s movies or the famous Spaghetti Western meant the beginning of an industry that still has a main role nowadays in Almería. TV shows like Game of Thrones or movies such as Exodus or Wonder Woman, among other productions, are still recorded each year in Tabernas.

Traveling the ancient seabed through its now dry rivers, by walk or even by car, is a supernatural experience. There are ancient movie settings, theme parks, olive presses, wineries and even a race track. But if none of that appeals to you, we can always go to the sky of Almería and watch the greatness of the desert from its nearest peak.

On this day trip we offer you the commodity to discover this natural place from your home. Your personal guide, your private transport and your companions. You choose the rate and the activity.

There is a possibility of doing this experience during the whole day instead of half a day. You can also include other activities that we give you below.

Extra cost activities:

  • Race track
  • Visit the Almazara or the wine cellar
  • Visit The Solar Platform of Tabernas
  • Visit Theme Parks / Film sets

Free activities:

  • Visit the Interpretation Center Terrera Ventura and Tabernas Desert
  • Visit the Interpretation Center and archaeological site Los Millares
What is included
Private guide
Transport
Map of the province
Photos of the experience
Surprise gift
Meals
Additional tickets
Price list

Our fares divide into three groups which are regardless of the final number of people who attend:

  • The whole group up to 2 people
    • 4 hours 185 €
    • 8 hours 290 €
  • The whole group up to 4 people
    • 4 hours 215 €
    • 8 hours 310 €
  • The whole group up to 8 people
    • 4 hours 300 €
    • 8 hours 400 €

More people, ask for more information.

This experience could include a supplement depending on the place of departure:

Zone 1: Aguadulce | Retamar-El Toyo: 10 €.
Zone 2: Roquetas de Mar : Almerimar : P.N. Cabo de Gata-Níjar : 17 €.
Zone 3: Las Negras | Tabernas area | Adra: 25 €.
Zone 4: Agua Amarga | Carboneras: 35 €.
Zone 5: Mojácar | Garrucha | Vera | Cuevas de Almanzora: 42€.
Other areas different from the previous ones: Consult us

These rates may increase depending on the season (Ask us)

21% VAT included.
Insurances

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John B
TripAdvisor

Excellent tour of the Refugios below the streets of Almeria

This was a fascinating tour of the underground ‘refugios’ that were built and used during the Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939. Emilio gave us fascinating background information as we walked along under the streets of Almeria. He then gave us an additional tour above-ground, showing us yet more historical locations that were connected to that struggle. His commentary (in excellent English) brought to life the pain and fortitude of Almeria’s people during that time.
This was a great tour and we highly recommend Emilio for anyone visiting Almeria!

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Tania P
TripAdvisor

Wonderful experience

Emílio was our guide in Almeria and we loved him! We did the tour at our pace as he was kind, patient and had a wonderful knowledge of the city! We definitely recommend him and his company!

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Chris Bunting
Google

We did a tour of the refugios with Emilio and his team and it was amazing! They are knowledgeable, friendly, adaptable, and fully bilingual. In addition to giving insights and historical context, he connected it with the city’s present architecture and imbued a difficult topic of war with uplifting themes. Definitely a one of a kind experience and the best way to discover Almería’s landmarks. Don’t miss out on this amazing tour company!