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Is it just us, or are camels endlessly fascinating? They’re exotic, adorable, and don’t even get us started on those humps! To celebrate these even-toed ungulates, we’ve put together a list of our favourite cruise destinations where you can embark on a camel ride.
From plodding along beaches to exploring wild national parks, we’ve got camel rides for everyone!
Want to ride a camel in Spain’s stunning Timanfaya National Park? Norwegian Cruise Line voyages calling at Arrecife in the Canary Islands offer passengers a chance to sign up for the adventurous Five Mountains & Camel Ride shore excursion. Soak up the scenery of Lanzarote, then explore the beauty of the island’s keynote national park, on camel back! You’ll visit steaming craters, tour the Fire Mountains and sample vino in the wine-making region of La Geria.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Embark on a Mexican odyssey with a Carnival Cruise Line shore excursion to a picturesque ocean-side ranch. As well as tortilla making and tequila tasting, you’ll also get a chance to ride a camel along the secluded beach. Keep an eye out for humpback whales, as the region is a hot-spot for sightings! It’s a fantastic chance to experience the tranquility of Mexico’s virgin beaches, and get up close and personal with a long lashed camel while you’re at it.
High up on the north west tip of Australia sits the tiny beach town of Broome. With stunning beaches and sunshine to boot, it’s a Mecca for both locals and tourists alike. The famous Cable Beach is home to a herd of domesticated one-hump camels, imported from the Canary Islands by early settlers in 1840. They used the ‘ships of the desert’ to travel through the outback, but now they roam free. Across Australia, experts estimate that there are more than 400,000 camels running wild! On a Princess Cruises Cable Beach Camel Safari shore excursion, you’ll meet the friendliest of the bunch. With gorgeous white sand bordered by the glittering Indian Ocean on one side and red sandstone cliffs on the other, it’s a spectacular route.
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Ready to slip your feet into the stirrups and go for a ride? Get in touch with our friendly team of Cruise1st experts to chat about great deals on upcoming voyages with Norwegian Cruise Line, Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises and more. They can even help you arrange shore excursions. Involving camels, of course.