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Tour of Northern La Palma with Roque de los Muchachos

Tour of Northern La Palma with Roque de los Muchachos

La Palma

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Canarians call La Palma ‘la isla bonita' – the beautiful island – which is quite the compliment. It's so enchanting that Rudi, one of our guides, decided to make it his home 40 years ago. ‘I love doing this tour,' he says, ‘as it shows you the island's past and present – from one of the world's biggest observatories to Europe's newest volcano.' This full day tour introduces you to wonders such as Roque de los Muchachos and the primeval Caldera de Taburiente, plus much more.Your adventure kicks off as you venture up the 2,500m-high Roque de los Muchachos – La Palma's highest peak – passing the domed astronomical observatory on the way. At the top, take in the views over the 8km-wide Caldera de Taburiente, the island's only national park. Ringed by cloud-bursting peaks, this immense bowl is thick with pine forests and waterfalls. Your guide will fill you in on the park's history and how your visit will help conserve its eco-systems.Next, it's on to Santo Domingo, a village famed for its cured meats and cheese. Enjoy free time to wander its moss-covered cobbled lanes, find a nice spot for lunch or browse the stalls of the market for a few foodie treats – it's a great way to support the local community, which is suffering depopulation. At El Time viewpoint, get your camera ready for heart-pounding views over the Angustias gorge. Finally, we'll make our way to La Cumbrecita to stop at the Concepcion lookout, a volcanic ledge commanding sweeping views over the capital, Santa Cruz, and its bay.

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Northeast La Palma Tour with Los Tiles and Rum Tasting

Northeast La Palma Tour with Los Tiles and Rum Tasting

La Palma

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Northeastern La Palma holds the secret to why it's known as the Green Island. And with our expert guides, you'll get the inside track from passionate locals. Rudi, one of our guides, says, ‘Before becoming a guide, I worked on a Canarian banana plantation for 5 years. Let me introduce you to the traditions of the island.' On this full day tour, you'll discover fragrant forests, volcanic rock pools and colonial villages. Then, to round off the experience, you'll sample sweet-as-honey local rum.Kick off this jam-packed excursion with a drive through Santa Cruz, the island's picture-postcard capital. Then it's on to Casa Lujan in Puntallana. This historic building houses an ethnographic museum, which brings recreates the rural life of yesteryear. You'll want to take some selfies at San Bartolo viewpoint – overlooking steep gorges and beyond, the views are a showstopper.From here, it's on to the village of La Galga, which boasts equally impressive views, for one of Rudi's favourite parts of the tour. ‘We'll walk beside tropical plantations and find out why they're essential to island life,' he says. Then, after a stroll along the volcanic shoreline of Charco Azul, we'll stop to taste rum at one of the last traditional distilleries in the Canaries.' Finally, it's on to the secret waterfall inside the dewy laurel rainforests at Los Tiles – a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. This status is awarded to areas of incredible biodiversity that strike a sustainable balance between humanity and nature.

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