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Timanfaya National Park Camel Tour and Museum

Listed under Visitor Attractions in Lanzarote, Spain.

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Traditionally, the farmers of Lanzarote used camels to help cultivate the dry, difficult land. They were brought from the nearby African mainland.

Today the camels have been replaced in farming, but a tradition of caring for them survives. The remaining camels earn their living by carrying visitors over the rough terrain of the Timanfaya National Park. They are stationed just off the road from Yaiza to the Islote de Hilario visitor centre. There's a big car park so it's easy to stop off and take a camel tour of the spectacular volcanic scenery.

At the camel station there is a small but very interesting museum, showing how farmers used to work with the camels. Displays of harness and farming equipment, and old photographs of the work, bear witness to the resilience of both man and beast in the harsh landscape.

Written by  Jenny Fowler.

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