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The Botanical North

Sightseeing bus tour

The Botanical North

42 € per person

Discover the greenest part of La Palma on a bus tour with short walks. This whole area has lush vegetation and deep ravines. Our first stop is at the viewpoint of San Bartolo, and then we continue on to Los Tilos, and later discover the Bosque de Dragos de La Tosca and the picturesque village of San Andrés. An ideal excursion for botany lovers!

Viaje de senderismo a La Palma con acampada en La Caldera de Taburiente

Sightseeing Bus Tour

Depart: 8:30 / 9:30 am

Arrival: 4:30 / 5:30 pm

Guided excursion


Excursion to the Botanical North of La Palma


Discover the greenest part of the island of La Palma on this bus tour. This is the area of the island that is characterised by its lush vegetation and deep ravines. And our first stop will be at the viewpoint of San Bartolo, where Doña Flora prepares the most delicious barraquitos of the island.

Los Tilos rain forest

We then drive through a narrow gorge with high, steep walls to the UNESCO-protected nature reserve of Los Tilos. There we enjoy the pleasant coolness. The waterfall is an attraction and in the visitor centre we learn about the diverse flora of the laurel forest.

Los Tilos has one of the most important laurel forests in the Canary Islands.

The laurel forests

It is an ecosystem from the Tertiary period, which was once the island’s first Biosphere Reserve and which today conserves a natural heritage of exceptional value.

San Andrés

A short walk afterwards through the picturesque village of San Andres, surrounded by banana plantations and with its historic church square, one of the most beautiful places on the island.

The Dragos Forest

In La Tosca we find an impressive forest of hundred-year-old dragon trees that have managed to withstand the vicissitudes of the island. They are scattered in an environment of extraordinary beauty and spectacular views over the north coast of La Palma.

The Botanical North

An ideal bus tour for plant lovers through the evergreen part of La Palma: the Botanical North.

Departure locations :

Pick up at all accommodations on La Palma (check pick up points and times in the booking calendar).

Visited areas :

Tour through the north-east of La Palma

Walks :

The approximate duration of each walk  is about 45 minutes. These walks are optional and, if you prefer, you can stay on the bus during this time.

Photographic devices

Don’t forget to take it with you!  The landscapes are so extraordinary that they deserve to be remembered 🙂

Important !

We recommend wearing comfortable clothes and bringing something warm and sporty shoes such as tennis shoes. In addition to stopping at the various viewpoints, we will also make a stop where there are places to eat or have a bite to eat. Payment is at your own expense.

Unexpected changes

Due to adverse weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances, the itinerary of the excursion may change. You will be informed as soon as possible.

Further questions ?

Sightseeing bus tour offered through La Palma Transfer & Tours – for any enquiries about pick up time, bookings or tour details, please call to the phone below:

+34 822 09 09 53

We will be happy to help you and answer any questions you may have!

One day
  • Destination
  • Dress Code
    Comfortable clothing / sturdy shoes
  • Included
    Bus transfers
    Liability and accidents insurance
  • Not Included
    4WD transfer
    access permissions
    Arrival transfer
    Bed & Breakfast accommodation
    Bicycle rental
    Car Rental
    Courtesy lunch
    field telescope
    Half board accommodation
    HAVEN hanging tent
    in/out Airport transfer
    Local flights + Ferry
    Luggage transfer
    Maps and printed descriptions
    Transfer by ship
    Transfers by taxi and regular bus
    Traslado en 4x4
    Two nights in a hotel


Botanical excursion in the northeast of La Palma

area through which the excursion takes place:

where to eat?

during the excursion, we will stop around 13:00 h at a place where there are snack bars. ...but it is also possible to take your own food with you on the excursion.

Is it all the time by bus, or are there also walks?

each excursion includes some easy walks (between 40 min. and 60 min.) which can be undertaken optionally or not

what clothes should be worn?

Light, comfortable clothing and some warm clothes. Comfortable tennis shoes

Select on the calendar the day for your excursion.

Type the number of participants

Select "Pick up" and your hotel

Sightseeing bus tour offered through La Palma Transfer & Tours - for any enquiries about pick up time, bookings or tour details, please call to +34 822 09 09 53