Self Guided

La Palma SMART

short Walking Holidays

La Palma SMART

550 € per person

Short walking holidays: 5 days-3 hikes. Includes luggages transfer & personal transfers, maps, descriptions & GPX-files – Difficulty: ▲▲▲△△

Hiking La Palma 

Caldera de Taburiente en 2 días

SMART hiking La Palma

▸ Includes 4 nights in a beautiful beachfront hotel in La Palma, on bed and breakfast basis.

▸ 3 walks through the spectacular landscapes of the Isla Bonita

▸ All transfers organised by taxi or private car.

▸ Possible extension to one week, with additional walks.


472 £

per person

more about difficulty...
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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traslados en bus y taxi

taxi or bus transfers

transfers to each tour, by taxi or public bus

Holiday Time Habitación Santa Cruz de La Palma


for your stay on La Palma, we have chosen a little charming hotel on the seafront of Santa Cruz de La Palma.

What does this programme include?       

  • Accommodations – 4 nights stay at Holiday Time Hotel, B&B
  • Information – face-to-face and personalised information, on your arrival day
  • Information material – maps to be picked up at the hotel reception, upon arrival
  • GPX Tracs – to follow your tourss with your mobile device
  • Taxi transfers – all necessary transfers for the self guided walking tours
  • Support 24h – we keep permanently in touch with you throughout your stay to solve any problem or doubt you may have

Idea: This 5-day hiking on La Palma can be extended to a week, with a rest day between each route.

Choose your dates now and book your trip !!

With a firts payment of 100 €, book now and guarantee your trip. We will confirm your reserve within 24 hours. But in the case of accommodations unavailability, we will refund the paid amount or propose alternative dates.


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    What does this trip include?
    • Accommodation with breakfast
    • Taxi transfers & public bus transfers
    • GPX Tracs
    • Support 24h
    What is NOT included?

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

    Cancellation Policy
    – Up to 14 days before the date of arrival, 100% refund without justifying reasons.
    – Between 13 and 7 days before the arrival date, 75% refund or free of charge dates change.
    – 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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    Take out a Cancellation Insurance for your trip just for a few pounds and get a full refund of everything you would have paid, including your flights.

    What to see in La Palma?

    Throughout the year there are plenty of opportunities to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city and spend a long weekend in La Palma, walking the most emblematic routes. You can also discover the new crater from the recent eruption of Cumbre Vieja. The lava only damaged a small strip of the island, although it was overpopulated and therefore caused a great deal of damage. 

    Traditionally, La Palma has been an island that has distinguished itself for its beauty and extraordinary nature. And that is why it is also known for its spectacular hiking routes. Three are the most characteristic routes that you should never miss when visiting the island. And these three can be solved in a long weekend in La Palma. 

    Self guided walking tours for a weekend in La Palma

    The Marcos and Cordero Springs  

    From the neighbourhood of Las Lomadas, in the northeast of the island, a winding track winds its way up to Casa del Monte. From there you have to walk along a canal until you reach the Marcos and Cordero springs. The path continues downhill towards Los Tilos. The forest of Los Tilos, with its spectacular vegetation, is the culmination of an interesting route that is very appropriate for the summer season. 

    The Volcanoes RouteRuta de Los Volcanes

    The Cumbre Vieja is the setting for this spectacular hike. The route runs well above where the new volcano erupted. It is a 17-kilometre trail that reaches high altitudes. It starts at Refugio del Pilar, 1450 metres above sea level, and climbs up to 2000 metres. The entire Cumbre Vieja is a huge volcano with countless craters.  There have been 7 eruptions on this summit in recent history. The last volcano erupted only a few months ago.

    The Caldera de Taburiente

    It is one of the largest erosion craters in the world. With a diameter of 10 km and a perimeter of 28 km, La Caldera was declared a National Park in 1954. It is an area where tobacco used to be grown on several private estates. The origin of the property dates back to the time of the conquest in 1493. The adelantado Alonso Fernando de Lugo appropriated the richest areas in compensation for his conquest efforts. 

    A weekend on La Palma is a relatively short period of time. But with the three proposed routes you will get a complete overview of our island.


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      • Destination
      • Included
        Bed & Breakfast accommodation
        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
        Arrival transfer
        Bicycle rental
        Bus transfers
        Car Rental
        Courtesy lunch
        field telescope
        Half board accommodation
        HAVEN hanging tent
        Local flights + Ferry
        Transfer by ship
        Traslado en 4x4
        Two nights in a hotel
      Day 1

      Mapa programa La Palma Smart Arrival to La Palma

      Transfer to the hotel in Santa Cruz de La Palma.
      Bed+ Breakfas: Hotel Holiday Time or similar
      Day 2

      Los Nacientes en La Palma Los Tilos The "Marcos & Cordero" springs     

      Transfer to Los Tilos Forest (1) and second transfer on 4WD to "Casa del Monte",  1400 meters above the sea and starting point of the tour to "Marcos & Cordero" springs. Crossing the 13 narrow tunnels you reach the springs and then descend through an impressive forest of prehistoric vegetation, with giant ferns and huge laurels.

      Niveau 4       12 km |  +150 m / -1000 m

      Bed + Breakfast: Hotel Holiday Time or similar
      Day 3

      Ruta de los Volcanes con la Caldera de Taburiente en La Palma Volcanoes Route     

      The second hike happens in a geologically active region of recent creation: the Volcanoes Route (2). After a short transfer to the Refugio del Pilar, your hike points towards the southern mountain range, crossing a spectacular volcanic landscape until reaching Fuencaliente. You enjoy majestic perspectives on both sides of the island, in a hike of 17 km

      Niveau 4       17 km |  +600 m / -1200 m

      Bed + Breakfast: Hotel Holiday Time or similar
      Day 4

      Rio Taburiente en la Caldera en La Palma Caldera de Taburiente     

      The Caldera de Taburiente (3) is possibly the queen of all routes on La Palma. This space was declared a National Park in 1954 and your hike takes place within an erosion crater of 28 km diameter located in the very heart of La Palma. The hike, in permanent descent, offers different and spectacular landscapes along 15 km.

      Niveau 3      15 km |  +120 m / -850 m

      Bed + Breakfast: Hotel Holiday Time or similar
      Day 5


      Transfer to the airport for departure.


      Subject to availability:

      Holiday Time Santa Cruz de La Palma


      Small emblematic hotel with 16 rooms. With an excellent location, in front of the extensive urban beach of Santa Cruz de La Palma. The hotel is close to pedestrian areas, with leisure and atmosphere, while maintaining the tranquillity that its guests demand.

      Holiday Time Habitación Santa Cruz de La Palma The rooms on the north side offer a romantic view of the Plaza de Los Cantores, with large flamboyant trees with beautiful red flowers. The south side faces the sea, with spectacular views of the urban beach of Santa Cruz. Breakfast is buffet style with a full assortment of fruits and cold meats, as well as yoghurts, coffees and teas, to start the day with energy.


      Small hotel with 9 rooms located in the historic centre of Santa Cruz de La Palma. It is a charmingly decorated building next to a quiet pedestrian street, close to the Teatro Chico and La Recova market. In the surrounding area there is an extensive gastronomic offer.

      Very bright rooms with a small terrace and an extraordinary view of the ocean. Modern and comfortable decoration.

      On the ground floor and on the terrace, a unique cafeteria offers a hearty breakfast to its guests.

      El Galeon Recepción


      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 a short stay in Santa Cruz de La Palma.


      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.


      To successfully achieve the 3 Tours it is necessary a good physical condition, steady walk and lack of vertigo. According to the year 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 stone. Although most of this trail is roomy enough, certain sections are quite aerial and require caution. Using hiking poles is highly recommended.


      La Palma has a well signposted network of trails, over 1000 km long. All sections where from our tours are perfectly marked. In addition to the detailed map of Lanzarote, 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 tours, it is necessary to have food and drink enough, as well as sun protection, a cap, wind jacket and, in the winter months, warm clothing.


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


      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!


      Price from: 550 € per person 


      • 4 hotel nights with breakfast
      • 3 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: +185 €


      With a firts payment of 100 € (per person), book now and guarantee your trip. Pay the rest 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 propose alternative dates.

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