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La Palma North Tour
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La Palma North Tour

The northern part of La Palma is where Palmeros still live as they have done for hundreds of years. Isolated by deep ravines and gorges, this half of the island boasts some heart-pounding natural scenery, which you'll explore on this full-day tour in a small bus complete with three relaxed walks.You'll kick things off in the west of the island and begin making our way towards the north. And our first stop will be El Time lookout, which boasts stirring views over the Angustias gorge. Your first 45-minute walk will be in the almond-growing region of Las Tricias, where you can also spot dragon trees with their near-vertical branches.You'll cross deep gorges on your way to the town of Garafia Santo Domingo where you'll set off on another walk through remote villages. There's a quick stop at a rum factory before we take a breathtaking road through the cloud forest with many narrow tunnels. You'll walk through the forest near San Andres and wind up at the astronomical viewpoint of Las Toscas.

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Roque de Los Muchachos and Sunset Hiking Tour with Transfer
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Roque de Los Muchachos and Sunset Hiking Tour with Transfer

Blessed with almost made-for-Instagram scenery, La Palma is the perfect place for photography fans. We'll drive to the island's highest point at Roque de Los Muchachos – 2,426 metres up, before trekking down into the forest-covered depths of Caldera Taburiente crater. You'll end the walk at Pico de la Cruz watching a dazzling sunset.

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Eco Sailboat Cruise La Palma
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Eco Sailboat Cruise La Palma

If lazing around on a luxury yacht tops your holiday hit list, then this 3-hour sailboat cruise off La Palma is just the ticket. A trip complete with cava on arrival and a maximum of just 10 guests on board, you'll be feeling like a VIP. There'll be snacks and drinks throughout the day, swim stops, sunbathing and even a chance to spot dolphins.

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Caldera de Taburiente National Park Hiking Tour
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Caldera de Taburiente National Park Hiking Tour

The Caldera Taburiente trail is a journey through the island's only national park – and it's the star of La Palma's popular hiking scene. You'll walk the snake-like trails into a volcano crater basin, gaze out over incredible scenery and visit La Cascade de Colores – a waterfall where iron-rich waters create a rainbow effect in the rock.

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La Palma Enchanted Forest Trail with Transfer
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La Palma Enchanted Forest Trail with Transfer

Like a scene straight from a hit Harry Potter film, La Palma's Enchanted Forest Trail is a tapestry of misty, ancient laurel trees, waterfalls and volcano-scapes – and it's as magical as it sounds. Grab your walking boots for a trek through the Puntallana region where outstanding vistas and timeless landscapes come as standard. Transfer included.

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Northwestern La Palma Cruise Ticket
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Northwestern La Palma Cruise Ticket

If you thought La Palma was beautiful, wait till you see it from the sea. This glass bottom-catamaran cruise along the west coast takes you to spots that are either hard or impossible to reach by land. You'll go into the Bonita Cave and see landmarks such as the Veta beach – and may even spot dolphins.The fun kicks off when the Fancy II sails from Tazacorte harbour. You'll sail northwards past volcanic cliffs with drops of more than 200 metres. We'll stop at the Bonita Cave – a large grotto with two mouths. Centuries ago, locals would hide here from pirates. The catamaran will sail right into the cave. Next up is Poris de Candelaria, where a few fishermen's huts have been built at the foot of cliffs.At Veta beach – a tiny volcanic strand reached with great difficulty on land – we'll drop anchor for some fun. Swim, snorkel or ride the ‘Big Banana'. Snacks will then be served. We'll keep on sailing, passing the Colorada Cave and Poris de Puntagorda, in search of dolphins and whales.

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La Palma Dolphin & Whale Watching Cruise Ticket
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La Palma Dolphin & Whale Watching Cruise Ticket

The Fantasy whale and dolphin spotting cruise is more than just an ordinary boat trip. You'll set sail in a futuristic speedboat with a round glass bottom in search of sea creatures along the northwest coast of Tenerife, around La Palma. And with a maximum of only 10 guests on board, you'll have plenty of space to keep a lookout.Explore the volcanic caverns and coastline around La Palma in a space age boat. With its large round glass bottom and a limited number of guests on board, you'll speed along the water in search of the sea creatures that play around the shores of Tenerife.You'll have space on board to keep a watchful eye on the horizon, looking for signs of activity on the water – maybe a fin cutting through the surface or bellows of air. What's more, you'll be able to look through the glass and see the seabed and all the colourful fish darting below your feet.

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Flipper Whale Watching Morning Boat Trip Ticket
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Flipper Whale Watching Morning Boat Trip Ticket

La Palma has been doubly blessed by Mother Nature. Not only is the island one of the most beautiful corners of the world, it's also surrounded by seas full of whales and dolphins. The experienced crew of the Flipper, with a marine biologist on board, will take you areas where you're 100% guaranteed to spot these amazing creatures.

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Roque de los Muchachos Tour
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Roque de los Muchachos Tour

This full-day tour of La Palma has it all. From mountaintop views into the Caldera de Taburiente National Park to shopping for local produce at the farmer's market in Puntagorda, you'll be surrounded by far-reaching vistas and the island's natural delights all day long.

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Colourful South of La Palma Tour
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Colourful South of La Palma Tour

La Palma's natural wonders are plentiful, and this full-day tour concentrates on a few of highlights around the south. You'll take in the views over Caldera de Taburiente National Park, home to the huge volcanic caldera, venture by the sea in Tazacorte and stand before the crater of San Antonio volcano.

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Tour of La Palma's Botanical North
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Tour of La Palma's Botanical North

Botanical fanatics will be in for a treat on this tour, which includes plenty of forays into La Palma's flora. You'll venture into the mountains and the lush green landscape of Los Tilos forest before strolling around the idyllic town of San Andres and taking a look at Las Nieves church.This bus tour will focus on La Palma's biodiversity. And to get you started, you'll stop at the small village of San Bartolo. Fall in love with the views from El Enamorado viewpoint before the main event – Los Tilos forest. This green paradise, also a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, contains laurel trees, fresh springs and ferns everywhere you turn.Then, it's off to see the towns of Puerto Espíndola and Charco Azul, famed for their volcanic pools. After free time for lunch, you'll wander around San Andres, a striking seaside town with old-world mansions and views towards the ocean always just around the corner. And to round off, there's a visit to Las Nieves church.

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Stargazing Bus Excursion
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Stargazing Bus Excursion

If the thought of stargazing on one of La Palma's most atmospheric beaches has you starry eyed, then this evening tour is just for you. You'll visit Plaza La Glorieta, and set off towards Tazacorte in a panoramic glass-roof bus. Once darkness has fallen, you'll go stargazing.

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