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4 hours

Age 0+

Max. 20 pax

What will you discover on this tour?

  • The Telescopes: Seeing them is a blast. They are like the giants of Don Quixote's La Mancha but in space version. In fact, seeing them there you have the feeling of being on the set of a science fiction movie.
  • The Roque de los Muchachos Observatory is one of the most prestigious and complete in the world. It was officially inaugurated in 1985, but the first telescopes were built in the 1970s.
  • If there are clouds that day, all this is multiplied by a thousand. The beauty of the place is the best.
    With good views, you could see other Canary Islands in the distance.
  • Come across some rooks, one of the iconic birds of the Isla Bonita.

Tour Description

"Towards the sky of La Palma".

On the highest peak of La Palma and from where you can appreciate amazing panoramic views and a sea of clouds difficult to forget, is the Roque de Los Muchachos (2,426 m). It is considered one of the best places in the world for astronomical observation and for this reason, one of the most complete telescope batteries at international level is located here.

From the Mirador del Roque de Los Muchachos we will take the GR-131, also known as "El Bastón", bordering the ridge of the Caldera de Taburiente National Park. The route begins with a notable slope that will gradually decrease as we pass near a set of telescopes, being able to observe these peculiar scientific infrastructures.

We will enjoy breathtaking views along the hike highlighting the interior of the Caldera, one of the largest erosion craters and geological jewel in the world.

On the way to the summit we find diverse vegetation such as cedars, brooms, broom, pansies and tajinastes, whose flowering in spring adds another attraction to the landscape, filling the top of the island with multiple colors. The path crosses a basaltic stone wall, Roberto's Wall, the protagonist of a unique legend.

North of the Caldera de Taburiente, the feeling of floating in the void becomes greater, we are in the Mirador de Los Andenes, from where you can see, almost in its entirety, the bed of the Barranco de Las Angustias. From here the path winds through the different obstacles that the orography of the place offers us to reach the Pico de La Cruz, a point that allows us, on clear days, to see El Hierro, La Gomera and Tenerife.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear. In the winter months, warm clothing.

  • Recommended: Sun protection, sunglasses and cap.
  • Enough food and drink for the whole day.
  • Cell phone with charged battery.
  • Don't forget your camera because you will definitely need it.

Output

Transfer departures from S/C de La Palma-Los Cancajos, Los Llanos or Fuencaliente. Ask for schedules.

Departure Time

Sundays and Wednesdays

R

Including

Accredited official guide
Pets are not allowed
Q

Not Included

Reservations for more than 6 people are not accepted without payment in advance.

Entrance fees to monuments.

Transfers (optional)

Nothing not specified in the "included" section.

Map

Santa Cruz De La Palma

Los Cancajos

Fuencaliente

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