Self Guided

La Palma FANTASTIC

Walking Holidays

La Palma FANTASTIC

695 € per person

Hiking week with 6 walks, including luggages transfer & personal transfers, tent, maps, descriptions & GPX-files – Difficulty: ▲▲▲△△

Camping in the National Park 

Camping in the National Park

6 days hiking – 1 night camping

▸ Includes 6 hotel nights & 1 night camping in the National Park, bed & breakfast basis

▸ 6 walks through the beautiful island of La Palma. Two of them through the heart of the Caldera de Taburiente

▸ All transfers organized by taxi or public bus

from

596 £

per person

6 breathtaking walks

One-week trip

Waymarked trails + GPX tracking files

transfers included (taxi and/or regular bus)

6 hotel nights + breakfast

1 night camping in the National Park

  • Hotel El Galeón  (Santa Cruz de La Palma)
  • HAVEN TENT (La Caldera camping tent)

traslados en bus y taxi

taxi or bus transfers

transfers to each walking tour by taxi or regular buses

El Galeon Recepción

accommodations

for your stay in La Palma we have selected a small charming hotel in Santa Cruz de La Palma.

Caldera Playa Taburiente

... and 1 night of camping

in the heart of the Caldera de Taburiente, to enjoy a spectacular starry sky.

TOURS AND ACCOMMODATION:

Arrival in La Palma

  • Airport pick-up and transfer to hotel
  • 1st night in Santa Cruz de La Palma > Hotel El Galeón

Through the Laurel Jungles

  • walking distance:  12,7 Km
  • ascent: + 754 m
  • descent: – 928 m
  • 2nd night in Santa Cruz de La Palma > Hotel El Galeón

On the Caldera Ridge

  • walking distance:    16,8 Km
  • ascent: + 615 m
  • descent: – 2058 m
  • 3rd night in Santa Cruz de La Palma > Hotel El Galeón

Downwards toward Fuencaliente’s Lighthouse

  • walking distance:    6,1 Km
  • ascent: + 10 m
  • descent: – 700 m
  • 4th night in Santa Cruz de La Palma > Hotel El Galeón

Into the National Park

  • walking distance:     13 Km
  • ascent:  + 1260 m
  • descent:  – 1485 m
  • 5th night in National Park Caldera > Camping

The Caldera in depth

  • walking distance:  8 Km
  • ascent: +  100 m
  • descent: –  385 m
  • 6th night in Santa Cruz de La Palma > Hotel El Galeón

On the Volcanoes Route

  • walking distance:    17,2 Km
  • ascent: + 660 m
  • descent:  – 1400 m
  • 7th night in Santa Cruz de La Palma > Hotel El Galeón

departure

  • transfer to the airport

6 hotel nights  |  1 camping night

Difficulty

Niveau 3
This programme is for you if you usually do sports and have a good physical background; if you can walk steep slopes up and down and don’t have health problems; if you love nature, are environmentally friendly and are a regular hiker. 
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What does this programme include?   

con Alojamiento Accommodation– 6 nights hotel + breakfast in Santa Cruz de La Palma

     Camping – 1 night in the heart of La Caldera de Taburiente

ICONO - VIDEOCONFERENCIA

Information  – face-to-face and personalised information, on your arrival day.

mapa Information material – maps to be picked up at the hotel reception, upon arrival.

ICONO GPX GPX Tracks –  to follow the routes with your mobile device.

Taxi transfers & public bus transfers – all necessary transfers for each route.

ICONO 24h-Service Support 24h  – we keep permanently in touch with you throughout your stay to solve any problem or enquiries you may have.

 

Senderismo independiente en Canarias

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ICONO EQUIPAJE Any arrival date is possible – You decide your travel dates and when to start. However, we must first request availability to the accommodations.

ICONO Calendario Booking: With an initial payment of 150 € (per person), book now and guarantee your trip. Pay the remaining amount 15 days before your arrival date. We will confirm your reserve within 24 hours. But in the case of accommodations unavailability, we will refund the paid amount or suggest alternative dates. 

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  695 € per person in double room
2 persons

|    Supplement for single room use
(and 3rd person): + 185 €

  Solo Traveller (1 person only):  1025 €

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What is NOT included?

Flights to and from your home city to La Palma are not included.

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Cancellation Policy
– Up to 14 days before the date of arrival, 100% refund.
– Between 13 and 7 days before the arrival date, 75% refund or free of change date changes.
– Between 6 and 3 days before the arrival date, 50% refund or free of charge dates change.
– 48 hours before the arrival date, 0% refund or date change with 20% penalty of total amount.
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    Highlights of the trip:

    National Park Caldera de Taburiente

    Starry Night with camping

    Volcanoes and Laurel Forests

    Camping in the National Park

    Caldera de Taburiente en 2 días

    Nestled within the rugged terrain of La Palma, the Caldera de Taburiente stands as a majestic testament to the wonders of nature. Its grandeur captivates the senses, inviting all who venture into its realm to witness the harmonious convergence of towering cliffs, lush forests, and a serene azure sky. A geological masterpiece, this ancient volcanic caldera spans a vast expanse, revealing a multitude of hidden treasures to those who dare to explore its depths.

    When camping in the National Park, one becomes immersed in a realm untouched by the hurried pace of modern life. As twilight descends upon the land, a symphony of crickets and nocturnal creatures serenades the weary traveler, while the dancing flames of a campfire cast an enchanting glow upon faces filled with awe and wonder. Underneath a star-studded canopy, one feels a deep connection to the universe, as if the secrets of the cosmos are whispered through the rustling leaves of ancient trees.

     

    Caldera de Taburiente parque nacional de La Palma

    With the rising sun, the Caldera awakens, unveiling a breathtaking tapestry of vibrant colors that paint the landscape in a mesmerizing display. As rays of light filter through the dense foliage, illuminating hidden trails and babbling streams, the essence of life pulsates with each breath. Camping in the National Park, one can witness the delicate balance between human existence and the untamed wilderness, as hikers traverse rocky paths, their footsteps echoing through the valley, leaving behind mere traces of their temporary presence.

     

    Rio Taburiente en el Barranco de Las Angustias de La Palma Nightfall blankets the Caldera once more, and as darkness envelops the landscape, a profound sense of tranquility settles upon the campsite. The whispering winds carry tales of ancient civilizations and primal forces that have shaped this geological marvel over eons. Camping in the National Park becomes an intimate communion with the Earth itself, an opportunity to immerse oneself in the primal rhythm of creation, where time seems to stand still, and the soul finds solace in the simplicity of existence.

    In the Caldera de Taburiente, camping in the National Park is an encounter with the sublime. It is a chance to step away from the trappings of civilization, to bask in the raw beauty of nature, and to forge a profound connection with the Earth’s primordial essence. As night gives way to the light, and the stars fade into the morning sky, the memories of a night spent amidst this geological wonder will forever be etched in the hearts of those fortunate enough to experience its charm.

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      • Destination
      • Included
        Bed & Breakfast accommodation
        HAVEN hanging tent
        in/out Airport transfer
        Liability and accidents insurance
        Luggage transfer
        Maps and printed descriptions
        Transfers by taxi and regular bus
      • Not Included
        4WD transfer
        access permissions
        Aperitivo
        Arrival transfer
        Bebidas
        beverages
        Bicycle rental
        Bus transfers
        Cable-car
        Car Rental
        Courtesy lunch
        field telescope
        Guide
        Half board accommodation
        Local flights + Ferry
        Lunch
        snack
        Tasting
        Transfer by ship
        Traslado en 4x4
        Two nights in a hotel
      1
      Day 1

      La Palma Fantastic Mapa Arrival to La Palma

      Transfer to the hotel in Santa Cruz de La Palma.
      Accommodation + breakfast:  Hotel El Galeón
      2
      Day 2

      noreste de La Palma para el senderismo Through the Laurel Forest

      After a short transfer to Cubo de La Galga, the first route begins at the lush laurel forests of the northeast.  The path runs through a humid ravine where enormous ferns and centenary trees grow. These are plant species that have survived from a remote era and are of enormous botanical value. But from San Bartolo the route undergoes a metamorphosis as it continues along the Camino Real de La Costa (GR 130) until it reaches Puntallana, offering spectacular panoramas of the sea.  The return to Santa Cruz de La Palma will be by regular bus (line 100 - every hour).

      Niveau 3        12,7 km |  +754 m / -928 m


      Accommodation + breakfast: Hotel El Galeón
      3
      Day 3

      Tajinastes Ecchium wildprettii en el Roque de los Muchachos La Palma On the Caldera Ridge  

      Today we will take you to Pico de La Nieve (2239 m), from where you can enjoy an extraordinary landscape with views of the interior of the National Park. The route follows the GR 131 along the edge of the central mountain range, constantly descending towards the centre of the island. Throughout the entire route you will be accompanied by a magnificent view of both sides of La Palma with the silhouette of the peak of Teide on the horizon and the neighboring islands of El Hierro and La Gomera. The various observatories of Roque de Los Muchachos are left behind as the trail continues its descent towards the El Paso Visitor Centre. Return to Santa Cruz de La Palma by regular bus (line 300 - every 1/2 hour).

      Niveau 4      16,8 km |  +615 m / -2058 m


      Accommodation + breakfast: Hotel El Galeón
      4
      Day 4

      Downwards toward Fuencaliente's Lighthouse   

      By public bus (line 200 or 201) today you will head towards Fuencaliente from where you will walk through the volcanic lands of the south. A place where the Teneguía volcano erupted in 1971, creating an impressive lunar-like landscape. The path forms part of the last section of the GR 131 and on its descent, it crosses lava fields and vineyards until it reaches the Fuencaliente lighthouse, on the southern tip of La Palma. Next to the old salt pans there is now a sophisticated restaurant, ideal to fill your stomach before our taxi picks you up.

              6,1 km |  +10 m / -700 m


      Accommodation + breakfast: Hotel El Galeón
      5
      Day 5

      La Palma zona de acampada en La Caldera de Taburiente Into the National Park

      Today you will leave the hotel for an overnight stay in La Caldera. Your driver will take you to the west of La Palma, heading towards Los Brecitos, the gateway to the National Park. At 1040 meters above the sea your trail starts, which runs gently into the heart of La Caldera.
      In the camping area, next to the Taburiente River, you will find an ideal place to hang your tent between two trees. Afterwards, freed from the weight of your backpack, you can explore the most relevant spots of La Caldera, going up to the Cascada Desfondada and even further, to the Hoyo Verde. And at dusk, get ready to enjoy a spectacular starry sky in the immense darkness of La Caldera.

      Niveau 3          13 km |  +1260 m / -1485 m


      Overnight stay : Haven Tent Hanging Tent Camping Area - Caldera de Taburiente
      6
      Day 6

      Rio Taburiente en el Barranco de Las Angustias de La Palma The Caldera in depth    

      After a frugal breakfast and with your tent packed up, you will leave the camping area and head down El Reventón, passing by Roque Idafe until you reach the Barranco de Las Angustias ravine. Here it is worth making a stop to visit the Cascada de Colores waterfall and, perhaps, take a refreshing bath in the pools and waterfalls that form next to it.
      The path continues its descent along the bed of the ravine, crossing Dos Aguas and leaving behind the Pillow Lavas, solidified magma that rose from the seabed.  When you arrive at La Viña our driver will be waiting for you to take you back to Santa Cruz de La Palma.

      Niveau 2    8 km |  +100 m / -385 m


      Accommodation + breakfast: Hotel El Galeón
      7
      Day 7

      GR131 en La Palma por la Ruta de Los Volcanes hasta Fuencaliente On the Volcanoes Route  

      This is perhaps one of the most spectacular and iconic routes on La Palma. The GR 131 crosses the ridge of the southern mountain range of La Palma, showing a volcanic landscape that you will not find anywhere else. The trail starts at 1450 metres above sea level and on the gradual ascent you will be able to observe from afar the smoking crater of the recent eruption (September 2021). It is a walking route through a succession of contemporary eruptions and ancient volcanic cones from remote times. Las Deseadas are two mounds that, at almost 2,000 metres high, mark the turning point of the route. But there is still the Martin Volcano (October 1646), a beautiful crater that begins to mark the end before walking through the pine forests to the south and ending in the village of Fuencaliente. Return by regular bus 200 or 201.

      Niveau 3      17,2 km |  +660 m / -1400 m


      Accommodation + breakfast: Hotel El Galeón

      8
      Day 8

      Departure

      Transfer to the Airport for your departure.

      TOUR LOCATION

      Experience the magnificent landscapes of La Palma walking along ancient Royal Roads, crossing its majestic volcanic landscapes and discovering La Caldera de Taburiente National Park in depth. Enjoy an unforgettable experience camping one night in the heart of La Caldera in a comfortable HAVEN tent, contemplating one of the most spectacular starry skies in the world.

      ACCOMMODATION

      Subject to availability:

      El Galeon Recepción

      HOTEL EL GALEÓN

      Small city hotel located on the southern tip of Santa Cruz de La Palma. Enjoy the beautiful views of the harbor and the crater of La Caldereta. On the roof terrace there is a huge solarium and just a few steps from the hotel we enter the traditional district of San Telmo, the Plaza de Santo Domingo and the Circo de Marte theatre, as well as the pedestrianized center of Santa Cruz.

      El Galeon Habitación

      Large and comfortable apartment-style rooms equipped with a kitchenette and balcony-terrace, with partial view of the harbor and the mountains.

      The El Galeón hotel is a suitable accommodation to enjoy the first two nights in Santa Cruz de La Palma.

      Acampada en La Caldera de Taburiente en La Palma

      Overnight camping in the heart of the Caldera de Taburiente, in comfortable Haven Tent hanging tents.

      The tents are equipped with a padded mattress for a good night's sleep and mosquito netting for air circulation.

      Caldera de Taburiente en 2 días - Acampar

      A magical night to enjoy an incredible starry sky inside the National Park.

       

       

      Observacion de estrellas en el Roque de Los Muchachos de La Palma Canarias

      The two-day walk in La Caldera de Taburiente will allow you to explore this natural space in depth and have an unforgettable experience during the night.

       

      Caldera de Taburiente en 2 días - dos aguasThe next day, in the morning, a refreshing dip in the very clean waters of the camping area is a must before setting off again for the Cascada de Los Colores waterfall.

      El Galeon Recepción

      HOTEL EL GALEÓN

      Small city hotel located on the southern tip of Santa Cruz de La Palma. It enjoys beautiful views of the harbour and the crater of La Caldereta. On the roof terrace there is a huge solarium and just a few steps from the hotel we enter the traditional district of San Telmo, the Plaza de Santo Domingo and the Circo de Marte theatre, as well as the pedestrianised centre of Santa Cruz.

      El Galeon Habitación

      Large and comfortable apartment-style rooms equipped with kitchenette and balcony-terrace, with partial view of the harbour and the mountains.

      The El Galeón hotel is a suitable accommodation to enjoy the last two nights in Santa Cruz de La Palma.

      Miguel

      Travel organisation

      Do you have any questions? I am happy to help you. I will answer any questions you may have!

      Additional overnights

      It is also possible to book some additional days, before or after the hiking week, or an additional week to relax.


      Difficulty

      To successfully complete the 6 proposed hikes, it is necessary a good physical condition, steady walk and lack of vertigo. Depending on the season, temperatures can be extreme (hot and/or cold). Therefore, it is necessary to have suitable warm clothes permanently, to be removed as layers if necessary. Some parts of this trail include passages with slippery loose stones. Although most of the trails are wide enough, certain sections can be quite aerial and require caution. Using hiking poles is highly recommended.


      Trails

      La Palma has a well signposted network of trails, over 1000 km long. All sections from our tours are perfectly marked. In addition to the detailed map of La Palma, you will get from us precise indications of each route and assistance from the hotline on your walks.


      We recommend 

      Appropriate hiking clothing and sturdy footwear. During the hikes, it is necessary to have enough food and drink, as well as sun protection, a cap, wind jacket and, in the winter months, warm clothing.


      Solo travelers

      The program is suitable for solo travelers, although it is subject to an additional charge.


      Luggage 

      For the whole trip, it is recommendable to use a single suitcase, not bigger than 20 kg.


      You can book at any date!


      Price do not include flights, dinners, and picnics. 

      You can book at any date!

      PRICES / SERVICES

      Price from: 695 € per person 

      included

      • 6 hotel nights with breakfast
      • 1 night camping in La Caldera with hanging tent Haven Tent
      • 6 Hiking tours
      • Taxi transfers and regular bus transfers
      • in/out Airport transfer
      • Meeting on arrival day

      The price does NOT include:

      • Flights to/from La Palma
      • Lunches and dinners

      Single supplement: +330 €

      Booking:

      With an initial payment of 150 € (per person), book now and guarantee your trip. Pay the remaining amount 15 days before your arrival date. We will confirm your reserve within 24 hours. But in the case of accommodations unavailability, we will refund the paid amount or suggest alternative dates.


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        FLIGHTS

        Because we know that flying to LA PALMA is not easy, we help you find the best options:

        If you can't find a suitable direct flight, try flying to TENERIFE or to  GRAN CANARIA. From there, you can easily reach LA PALMA by local flights or ferry.

        Fly to LA PALMA  (SPC) from Tenerife (TFN) or from Gran Canaria (LPA) with one of these local airlines:

        Binter Canarias     or     CanaryFly

        ... but if your flight lands at Tenerife South Airport (TFS), you may prefer to combine it with a nice fast-ferry sea crossing (3 hours) from Los Cristianos harbour with:

        Fred Olsen      or      Naviera Armas

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