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From Granada/Malaga/Seville: Caminito del Rey Guided Tour with Round-Trip Transfers

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You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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6 hr. - 10 hr.
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  • Walk on a path laid for a King on the majestic Caminito del Rey trek, with an expert bilingual guide.
  • Traveling from Granada, Malaga, or Seville? Pick-up and drop-offs are included so you don't have to worry about a thing.
  • Soak in various perspectives along your journey, while learning about this engineering marvel and its history. Stop by Andalusia and marvel at its solemn beauty.
  • Capture unparalleled images of dramatic landscapes – cliffs, tunnels and dams that leave you absolutely amazed.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Caminito del Rey with entry
  • Expert English and Spanish-speaking official tour guide
  • Round-trip transfers from Granada/Malaga/Seville (as per option selected)
  • Tip: Toward the end of the trail, keep an eye out for the Cave of the Bats, home to a small colony of these winged mammals.
  • Safety is a priority so this experience is restricted for guests under the age of 8 years.
  • Guests between the ages of 8 and 18 years must be accompanied by an adult and bring along their ID, passport, family book or equivalent document.
  • Shutterbugs, take note: Photography using selfie sticks or tripods are prohibited.
  • Due to venue restrictions, pets cannot tag along for this experience.
  • This experience is not the best fit for guests with cardiac, respiratory or locomotor issues and vertigo. Please ensure appropriate physical preparedness.
  • This experience is not accessible by wheelchair and pram/strollers.
  • Please plan to have a meal and use the bathroom before beginning the trek, as there is no facility or possibility to stop in the middle of the route.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Caminito del Rey General Entry Tickets

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3 hr.
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  • With these entry tickets, scale the 7.7-kilometer Caminito del Rey trail at your own pace. This is for the seasoned hikers seeking their next big adventure!
  • Take in the Mediterranean flora as you chart the route and encounter the remains of traditional cave houses.
  • Hike the Gaitanejo track to Los Embalses viewpoint, then descend to the emerald waters of El Gaitanejo dam.
  • Along the trail, spot the 'Gothic Arc' on a sandstone wall, a unique eroded formation created by natural slits and degradation.
  • Pass by the old Cambutas dam and the main Canal's visible pit as you navigate the boardwalks up to the gorgeous Rocas Llanas Viewpoint.

Inclusions

  • Entry to Caminito del Rey
  • Expert English and Spanish-speaking official tour guide (optional)
  • Tip: Visit in March or April to best appreciate the flora, including Aleppo pines, junipers, eucalyptus, willows, and ash trees!
  • Due to venue restrictions, pets cannot tag along for this experience.
  • The following are not allowed on the hike: bulky backpacks, smoking, crutches and/or canes.
  • This experience is not the best fit for guests with cardiac, respiratory or locomotor issues and vertigo. Please ensure appropriate physical preparedness.
  • This experience is not accessible by wheelchair and pram/strollers.
  • Please plan to have a meal and use the bathroom before beginning the trek, as there is no facility or possibility to stop in the middle of the route.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Caminito del Rey Official Guided Tour in English & Spanish

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3 hr.
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  • Fancy a dizzying hike along gorges, canyons, a large valley and a winding blue river? Caminito del Rey has all this and more.
  • An official English and Spanish-speaking guide will accompany you, feeding you details about this rehabilitated natural wonder.
  • Learn about the trail's history: Originally built in the early 20th century for hydroelectric plants, now a popular hiking destination.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Caminito del Rey with entry
  • Expert English & Spanish-speaking tour guide
  • Tip: The Mirador de los Gaitanes is a viewpoint toward the end of the trail that offers an amazing view of the gorge and Caminito del Rey.
  • Safety is a priority so this experience is restricted for guests under the age of 8 years.
  • Guests between the ages of 8 and 18 years must be accompanied by an adult. Don't forget to bring along your ID, passport, family book, or equivalent document.
  • Shutterbugs, take note: Photography using selfie sticks or tripods is prohibited.
  • Due to venue restrictions, pets cannot tag along for this experience.
  • This experience is not the best fit for guests with cardiac, respiratory, or locomotor issues and vertigo. Please ensure appropriate physical preparedness.
  • This experience is not accessible by wheelchair and pram/strollers.
  • Plan to have a meal and use the bathroom before beginning the trek, as there is no facility or possibility to stop in the middle of the route.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Ever dreamed of walking on a path clinging to a cliffside, high above a deep gorge? That's exactly what you can do on a day trip from Malaga to El Caminito del Rey, also known as the King's Little Pathway! This world-famous walk offers stunning views, exciting twists and turns, and a unique adventure you won't forget. So, if you're looking for a day trip that's a bit out of the ordinary, El Caminito del Rey is a must-do from Malaga!

Best things to do in Malaga

Alcazaba

This Moorish palace-fortress dating from the 11th century offers stunning views of the city and the harbor. Walk through the beautiful gardens and courtyards, and climb to the top for panoramic vistas. Don't miss the intricate horseshoe arches and the water channels that were a marvel of engineering for their time.

Castillo de Gibralfaro

Hike or take a cable car up to this hilltop castle for even more breathtaking views. Explore the castle walls that were used to defend Malaga throughout history. Take in the remnants of a mosque and enjoy the cool sea breezes.

Museo Picasso Malaga

Malaga is the birthplace of the famous artist Pablo Picasso, and this museum houses a collection of over 200 of his works, showcasing his artistic evolution from childhood to his later years. Admire his Cubist paintings, portraits, and sculptures. This is a must-see for any art lover.

Interactive Music Museum

Unleash your inner musician at this interactive museum. Play instruments from around the world, learn about the history of music, and even compose your own music. A fun and unique experience for visitors of all ages.

Malaga Cathedral

Explore this unfinished cathedral, nicknamed "La Manquita" (the one-armed lady) due to its missing second tower. Admire the beautiful stained glass windows, the grand interiors, and the impressive choir stalls. Climb the tower for city views.

Marches Arab Baths (Hammam Al Andalus)

Relax and rejuvenate in these Arab baths, inspired by the traditional Moorish bathing rituals. Experience the hot, warm, and cold baths, the steam room, and the massage treatments. A unique way to unwind and experience a piece of Malaga's history.

Best time to take a day trip from Malaga to Caminito del Rey

The best time to visit Caminito del Rey on a day trip from Malaga depends on what you prefer in terms of weather and crowds:

  • Spring (April-May) and Autumn (September-October):These shoulder seasons offer pleasant temperatures, typically in the 70s F (20s C) during the day, with fewer crowds compared to the peak summer months. This makes it ideal for enjoying the beautiful scenery and the hike itself without feeling rushed.
  • Early summer (June) or late summer (September): If you prefer warmer weather, you can visit during early or late summer. However, be prepared for larger crowds, especially during July and August. Booking your tickets well in advance is essential during this time. Temperatures can be quite hot, so make sure to bring plenty of water and wear sun protection.

How to get around Malaga

Bus

Malaga has an extensive and affordable bus network operated by EMT. Buses run frequently and connect most areas of the city. Purchase tickets directly from the driver (slightly more expensive) or buy a rechargeable "Tarjeta Malaga" for discounted fares and easier transfers. If you plan on using the bus frequently, the Tarjeta Malaga is a good value.

Walking

Malaga's historic center is compact and pedestrian-friendly. Many of the main sights are within walking distance of each other, allowing you to soak in the atmosphere and charming streetscapes. It's a great way to save money and discover hidden corners at your own pace.

Metro

Malaga has a small metro system with two lines serving the city center and surrounding areas. It's a quick and convenient option for reaching specific destinations, especially if you're unfamiliar with the bus routes. Tickets can be purchased at metro stations.

Bicycle

Renting a bike is a fun and eco-friendly way to explore Malaga. The city has designated bike lanes and a relatively flat terrain, making it easy to cycle around. Several companies offer bike rentals, allowing you to explore at your own leisure.

Taxis

Taxis are readily available throughout Malaga, especially near tourist areas and transportation hubs. They offer a convenient and comfortable option, particularly for late-night travel or carrying luggage. However, taxis are generally more expensive than public transportation.

Ridesharing

Ridesharing services like Uber are not as widely available in Malaga compared to other European cities. However, you might find them occasionally, especially in central areas. This can be a good option for on-demand rides, but be sure to check availability and compare fares with taxis.

Tips to making the most of your day trip from Malaga to Caminito del Rey

  • Transportation: Consider your options - Driving offers flexibility, while trains are convenient and connect Malaga to El Chorro station, near the Caminito del Rey. The best option is to get on a day trip that takes care of transportation.
  • Gear Up: Comfortable, closed-toe shoes with good grip are essential for the uneven terrain. Bring plenty of water, sunscreen, and a hat, especially during hot weather. A backpack is handy for carrying your essentials.
  • Beat the Crowds: Opt for an early morning or late afternoon time slot if possible, particularly during peak season. This allows you to enjoy the hike with fewer people and potentially cooler temperatures.
  • Fuel Up: Pack snacks or a light lunch as there are limited food options on the trail. A picnic at the end of the hike is a rewarding way to refuel and enjoy the scenery. However, be aware that there might not be many designated picnic areas, so plan accordingly.
  • Walk This Way: The Caminito del Rey is a one-way path. Plan your return trip beforehand. You can either walk back (around 45 minutes) or take the shuttle bus from the endpoint to the starting point (check schedules and availability).
  • Capture Memories: While large backpacks and selfie sticks are not allowed, bring a small camera to capture the breathtaking views and unique aspects of the Caminito del Rey.
  • Respect the Environment: The Caminito del Rey is a natural treasure. Respect the environment by following designated paths, taking only photos and leaving only footprints.

Frequently asked questions about day trips from Malaga

What type of Caminito del Rey day trips and tours are available?

Most Caminito del Rey day tours are full-day excursions, with transportation included from Malaga, Granada, or Seville. These day trips typically focus on the Caminito del Rey itself, with guided walks along the path and explanations about its history and geology. The right trip for you is based on your place of preference! If you're in Seville and you have time on your hands, get on a day trip to Caminito del Rey! Malaga is the closest to Caminito, so you can squeeze it into your itinerary any day! Granada is a great starting point, once you're done visiting Alhambra Palace and other famous attractions!

Are there any age restrictions for Caminito del Rey tours?

Children below 8 years of age are not allowed to get on a hike. This is due to safety considerations on the Caminito del Rey. Those aged 8-18 must be accompanied by adults at all times. Do not forget to bring ID proof with you.

Are day trips suitable for children or older adults?

The Caminito del Rey itself requires a good level of fitness and has uneven surfaces. It might not be suitable for very young children or older adults with mobility limitations.

What spooky stories surround the Caminito del Rey?

The Caminito del Rey does have a fascinating, and sometimes spooky, history. Legend speaks of a hidden Moorish treasure stashed within the gorge, guarded by restless spirits. More realistically, the original, precarious pathway did claim several lives in the early 20th century. Thankfully, the current walkway is incredibly safe.

I'm a geocacher, are there any hidden caches on the Caminito del Rey?

For the thrill of the hunt, you might be disappointed. Due to safety regulations and the preservation of the natural environment, placing geocaches on the Caminito del Rey is strictly prohibited. There are, however, geocaches hidden around the surrounding areas like Ardales or El Chorro that you can explore before or after your hike.