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From Costa del Sol & Malaga: Caminito del Rey Guided Tour

From Costa del Sol & Malaga: Caminito del Rey Guided Tour

From US$ 55.38 per person

Enjoy the most popular activity in the region. Walk the path across the El Chorro Gorge along the Caminito del Rey. Your guide will explain the details of this incredible piece of engineering.

About this activity

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Duration 8 - 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French

Experience

Highlights
  • Trek along the El Chorro cliffs gangway
  • Enjoy a very safe 2.5 hour nature walk
  • Learn from your passionate guide
Full description

Begin your day with a pickup and travel to Ardales. Make a stop at the Venta El Cruce, which is a local restaurant with plenty of typical local products and delicacies.

Return to the coach and continue until you reach the northern access point of the Caminito del Rey. Walk through a small long tunnel to reach the natural paths that lead to the entrance checkpoint of the gorges. Receive a helmet and listen to the safety instructions. Your guide will join you and explain to you what you will find during the trek and give you many hints about the history of this peculiar construction. 

The Gorge, called Desfiladero de los Gaitanes, is a natural pass across the hills that separate the Malaga coastline from the inlands. The River Guadalhorce flows at the bottom of the gorges, after having passed through the reservoirs.

El Chorro means the Spurt and your guide will explain why.  El Caminito de Rey, after many year of total abandonment, is now a rebuilt path that stretches between two gorges or canyons and a large valley. It is safe and comfortable to walk as most of the path is flat or downhill.

The route goes in one direction downhill from the north to the south. The bus will be waiting at the exit point. Once the group is on board the coach, you will return to the Costa del Sol and be dropped off at your pickup point.

Includes
  • Transportation in a comfortable modern bus
  • Entrance fee to the Caminito del Rey
  • Tour guide
  • Breakfast or lunch
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Children under 8 years old are not permitted to join the tour
  • Walking sticks and selfie sticks are not permitted on the trek
  • Please wear walking shoes not flip-flops
  • Please bring a coat during the winter
  • Please note that the path may close without prior warning due to safety reasons or strong winds or rain and of this happens you will receive a full refund or be able to change your tour date
  • A small backpack is useful to carry a small bottle of water, some nuts or fruits
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 188 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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The tour was excellent, well organised and the guide gave us all the information about the area and it’s history along with the maps. I’m leaving four stars because I did feel like the time at Caminito was a bit rushed. Although the guide said we can take our time, we were conscious of where the group was and tried not to hold anyone back so a lot of the time it did feel like we had to pick up the speed whilst other groups were having picnicks and some extra time. The views are spectacular so it’s nice to have extra time to enjoy it although I do understand that you’re not going to be able to go at your own speed when with a group. I do still very highly recommend it, can’t wait to come back!

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November 12, 2021

We started at 0700 from Fuengirola and returned at about 1600. It’s a long day. We had 2 guides as there were 2 buses. One was great but she went with the Spanish speaking group. The other one that I was assigned began walking off before I had even put my boots on. I tried to interact with him once I had caught up but he was too busy sending / receiving e mails as he walked along. I only saw him at the beginning, then for a split second as he walked past me at the half way point. he just seemed interested in his phone. I have no idea if he actually helped anyone out with local knowledge or just treated the whole day as an easy way to earn a living. At no time did I see him doing anything useful. Though to be fair he answered a question I had at the end. The actual path is worth visiting, but I came away with very little new knowledge .I spotted another guide ( English) who seemed to be doing a great job with her group. I enjoyed my day but was slightly disappointed with this part.

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September 1, 2021

Comfortable bus and walking without guide

The bus picked us up in Malaga. After a small breakfast we started the walking (a bit later then expected, because of the the long queues). Once you enter the route, you walk on our own, no guide. You already got some info in the bus and it’s very relaxing to be able to walk at your own pace. The bus trip back was quick (maybe because of the nap :) ) and we arrived back in Malaga by 14:45

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July 17, 2019

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