Things to do in Murcia

Our most recommended things to do in Murcia

Calasparra: Almadenes Canyon Rafting with Caves and Rock Art

1. Calasparra: Almadenes Canyon Rafting with Caves and Rock Art

Discover Almadenes Canyon on a rafting trip with expert guides. Admire the beautiful scenery of this protected area known for its riverine forest, rocky landscape, and ancient rock paintings. Start the trip by rafting along a section of the Segura River. Discover over 150 species of flora and fauna within the towering walls of the canyon as your guide gives a detailed account of the rich biodiversity of the area. Stop on the banks of the river to visit the Monigotes Cave. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, see a variety of red schematic paintings which are over 8,000 years old. Here the guides will give a rock art workshop/demonstration. Admire these fascinating works which depict human outlines, animal representations, and other mysterious patterns which are difficult to interpret. Then, board the boat and enter the Cave of the Otters, named for its curious animal inhabitants. Sail out of the mouth of the Alfonso XIII reservoir, before finishing the adventure at La Mulata dam.

Murcia: Terra Natura Murcia Entry Ticket

2. Murcia: Terra Natura Murcia Entry Ticket

Terra Natura Murcia is a new-generation wildlife park, where you can discover a unique concept in habitat design that enables you to come into contact with the animals as if there were no barriers between you. In the park you can see more than 500 animals of 50 different species, some of them in danger of extinction.  The complex is divided into two environments. One of the areas is set in Kenya and has species of animals characteristic of this country, such as lions, giraffes and hippos. The other area represents the Iberian peninsula, and is home to wildlife common to this area, such as Iberian wolves, brown bears, etc. A range of shows and adventure activities make Terra Natura the ideal choice for families looking for a fun and rewarding day out.

Murcia: Almadenes Rafting Day Trip & Monigotes Caves

3. Murcia: Almadenes Rafting Day Trip & Monigotes Caves

The tourist descent of the Segura River through the Almadenes Canyon and the Las Dunas eco-route. It crosses one of the most important spaces in the Region of Murcia, due to its great ecological and archaeological value. During the tour, in a non-motorized zodiac, the flora and fauna of the Almadenes Canyon Nature Reserve are observed, where the Segura River descends between high walls. Halfway through the route, more or less, a stop is made at Los Abrigos del Pozo or Cueva de los Monigotes, where there are cave paintings dating from the Neolithic. This enclave was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Murcia: Urban Outdoor Escape Room Game

4. Murcia: Urban Outdoor Escape Room Game

Become the protagonist of your own adventure as you race around the streets of Murcia in an outdoor escape game. Choose between two challenges and receive both a physical box and a digital app to help guide you through the many plazas of the historic center. Before your adventure, receive a physical box posted to your address that contains reports, maps, photographs, and letters. Download the digital app and discover videos, games, clues, and information about Murcia's landmarks. Combine the app and physical materials to solve the mystery. Feel like a detective as you explore the varied plazas of Murcia's historic center. Admire the architecture of the Almodóvar Palace and the city's beaches. You can choose between two different options: Masked MurdererInvestigate the identity of a serial killer who has killed several young women, broadcasting the murders on social media and moving their bodies to well-known places in Murcia. The Spear of DestinyGet hold of the Spear of Destiny before it falls into enemy hands. Through a telegram sent between two Nazi collaborators, historian Sarah Levi has traced the Spear of Destiny — with which the Romans killed Jesus Christ on the cross, to Murcia. Now it's your job to locate it.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 95 reviews

My girlfriend and I loved this trip. A great scenic route through the canyons with a fantastic tour guide called Antonio. He was learning English (and I wanted to practice my Spanish) so he helped me with my Spanish and I helped him with his English. Really lovely guy, made you feel very welcomed and comfortable! Would highly recommend. Just as a heads up to see the wild otters, we took the morning slot and apparently they are more active in the afternoon. So if you’re going to see the otters, I’d suggest booking the afternoon time. Many thanks Jack & Kayleigh

Very nice activity where you combine culture, natural and also a bit of adventure. The organization is very friendly and helpful. The guide makes regular jokes, which makes the tour even more enjoyable. Very fun to do! The only downside is that you meet at a meeting point where you only get a link for Google Maps. That app kept sending us in the wrong direction, making us arrive way too late. An address or GPS coordinates would therefore be much more convenient!

We had the best day rafting with the excellent guides, Ismail and Antonio. Everything was very well organized and ran smoothly. There are no currents or rapids, just a calm journey through stunning scenery. I never knew Murcia was this green. Can't recommend this tour enough!

excellent tour guides,made it fun and easy to understand,well worth it.

It was very nice and the travelguids were very friendly and funny.