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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. We'll start off the day at La Cumbrecita, where you'll teeter on the edge of the huge Caldera de Taburiente. Gaze out over deep ravines filled with pine forests and trekking paths, then visit a small square where flowers and plants blossom in the midst of recent lava flows. You'll have free time for lunch in the seaside harbour town of Tazacorte before getting to know more about the island's volcanic activity at the crater of San Antonio volcano. We'll finish up the tour at some of the most photographed points in La Palma.

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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. With this medium difficulty hike, 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, arriving just in time for a dazzling sunset overlooking the island.

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Northeast La Palma Tour with Los Tiles and Rum Tasting
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Northeast La Palma Tour with Los Tiles and Rum Tasting

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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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. Sailing out of Tazacorte. The boat trip lasts about two-and-a-half hours. An on-board marine biologist will give you the lowdown on the marine life off western La Palma – a habitat to at least 29 types of cetaceans. Sightings are 100% guaranteed and you might spot pilot whales and dolphins among others. You'll sail as far north as the Cueva Bonita, a grotto carved by the force of the sea into 200m-high volcanic cliffs.

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La Palma Coast Cruise with Transfer
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La Palma Coast Cruise with Transfer

This glass bottom-catamaran cruise along La Palma's west coast takes you to spots that are almost impossible to reach by land. We'll sail into the Bonita Cave and see landmarks along the way. What's more, there's a chance to spot dolphins and catch sight of the recently erupted Cumbre Vieja volcano, too.

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Transfer to Santa Cruz de La Palma
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Transfer to Santa Cruz de La Palma

There's a beach in Santa Cruz – but there's so much to see in the capital of La Palma that you might not have time to chill on its volcanic sands. From the shops of Calle O'Daly to the beautiful wooden balconies of Avenida Maritima, La Palma is a treasure trove of colonial architecture. You'll find whitewashed churches with basalt belfries, Santa Catalina Castle and the island museum. Near the port, you'll find old fishermen's cottages and a replica of Christopher Columbus's flagship during his first voyage to the Americas. There are also plenty of cafés and shops selling local specialities such as honey rum and embroidery.

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Tour of Northern La Palma with Roque de los Muchachos
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Tour of Northern La Palma with Roque de los Muchachos

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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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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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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