Lanzarote is well-known for being home to a great number of Arabian camels, which were once used for agricultural purposes but are now a popular tourist attraction. Not only is camel-riding a fun activity for all ages, it can also be a great (and extremely memorable) way to see this beautiful island. |
Read on to find out which camel excursion you don’t want to miss!
A New Way to Travel
Tired of public transport? Sick of peddling that mountain bike? Want to rest your aching feet? Camel-riding may well be the answer to all your problems! If you’re anything like me, you want to make the most of your time on holiday: take in all the sights, experience new things and most importantly – have fun! You will tick all these boxes when you embark on a camel excursion in Lanzarote, and one of the best spots to explore is Timanfaya National Park and Fire Mountains.
What to Expect
There’s no need to book in advance for this excursion, but there are a few things you should know to make the most of your experience:
1. The camel-park is open from 9am-4pm every day. 2. Each camel costs 12 euros per ride, but this works out at 6 euros per person as the seat is fit for two passengers. Don’t worry if you and your camel buddy are different sizes, as the load will be evenly distributed with weighted sacks. 3. Your camel ride will last 20-minutes, which may not seem like a long time, but for most people it is plenty!
Unfortunately, you are not permitted to ride the camels inside the grounds, but you will be able to ride along the outskirts of this stunning, multi-coloured, volcanic landscape. Learn about the fascinating social and geological history in a guided walk or coach tour of the site after being dropped off at the entrance by your own camel – how handy!
Before you set off on your journey, let me leave you with 3 pieces of advice to ensure your journey is as smooth (or not too bumpy) as possible:
1. Listen to your guide – chances are, you are new to camel riding, but these guys aren’t! So follow any directions they give you, especially when getting on and off the camel. 2. Even though it might be hot outside, you should wear long trousers to prevent any itching from the contact with the camel. 3. Hold onto your belongings! Naturally, you’ll be tempted to take a few snaps to remember your experience, but it’s a long way down from your selfie to the camel’s feet, and your phone might not survive the drop!
How to Get to Lanzarote
Although camel-rides will provide you with a great memory of your holiday, unfortunately your camel lacks the practicalities of speed and comfort. The best way to reach Lanzarote is undoubtedly by flying from your most convenient London airport (Gatwick, Stansted or Luton) for as little as £35.49 (easyJet) depending on the season.
When you step off the plane, the next part of your journey is already taken care of through your pre-booked Lanzarote airport transfer, taking you straight to your final destination without any trouble at all. The only thing you’ll have to worry about will be how to stay upright on that camel!
Lukas Johannes is a driver for Shuttle Direct, the number one provider of shared and private airport transfers all over Europe and northern Africa. If you’re looking for an affordable Lanzarote airport transfer, Lukas and his colleagues can make sure that you and your luggage get to and from the airport swiftly and safely.
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