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Roque de los Muchachos and Caldera de Taburiente Tour
Activities in La Palma

Roque de los Muchachos and Caldera de Taburiente Tour

8.40 / 10
46 reviews | 302 travellers
It has been very interesting. We liked the places where we have stopped. We have had the inconvenience of cloudy weather. We have been 5 people and the space in the mini van has been comfortable
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Discover the summit of La Palma on this full-day bus tour to Roque de Los Muchachos and marvel at unparalleled views of the island from the top.

Roque de los Muchachos & Caldera de Taburiente Tour

After collecting you from one of the meeting points between 8:15 am and 10 am, we'll head to the Caldera de Taburiente National Park, located in the heart of the island, climbing up to 2,000 metres.

During the journey, we will enjoy incredible views of Santa Cruz de La Palma and we provide commentary on the native vegetation that surrounds us: including Canarian pines and the famous tajinaste plants, like hot pokers!

Admire the plant life surrounding the Caldera de Taburiente, one of the largest clefts in the world, as you drive along the trail. Continue the route by climbing up through the mountain peaks until you get to Roque de los Muchachos. Standing 2426 metres (7.959 ft)-above sea level, it is the highest peak of “La Isla Bonita” (The Pretty Island). 

Enjoy the stunning views from several viewpoints located at the top and spot some of the other Canary Islands like El Hierro, La Gomera and Tenerife. Your expert English-speaking guide will also reveal interesting facts about the Roque de los Muchachos Astrophysics Observatory, which is home to one of the most powerful telescopes in the world. It was placed here because the top of the island boasts one of the clearest skies on the planet.

We will climb aboard the bus once more, and descend through the northwest of the island until we reach Puntagorda. Here, the tour visits its traditional market and continues the excursion towards the small town of Tijarafe, with an hour of free time so that you can eat.

The last stop of the day will be at the El Time viewpoint, offering a picture-postcard image of the Aridane valley. We will stretch our legs, and return to the bus to end the excursion, taking you back to the meet point.

Schedule and pick-up location

This excursion includes a pick-up service from the following tourist areas in La Palma:

 

  • Los Cancajos: Hotel H10 Taburiente Playa, at 9:30 am.
  • Santa Cruz de La Palma: Avenida de los Indianos, 2, next to bus line 500, at 9:45 am.

 

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

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Price

Adults Children 6-12 years old Children under 6
US$ 51
US$ 23
not permitted
  • Adults

    US$ 51
  • Children 6-12 years old

    US$ 23
  • Children under 6

    not permitted

More Information

Duration

8 hours.

Language

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in spanish.

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off.

Transportation by bus

English speaking guide.

Not included

Lunch.

When to book?

You can book up until the previous day (3:00 pm) if there are still places available. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Digital voucher

Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.

Accessibility

No, not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

Pet-friendly?

No.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - Does the tour involve a lot of walking?

    A - This is a bus tour, with a little bit of walking involved at the viewpoints. You'll get off the bus to take photos and see the places of interest up close, but you will not need to walk a great deal.

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

    Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 4 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 51
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.