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Caldera de Taburiente National Park

Caldera de Taburiente National Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

La Palma: Guided Volcano Trekking Tour

1. La Palma: Guided Volcano Trekking Tour

Discover the new volcano of La Palma and its consequences as you visit the youngest piece of land on the continent that was created in 2021. See the lava flows and hike to the top of the volcano on this guided walking tour. Begin your hike from the first historic volcano, Tacande which was registered in 1480 and known as the burnt mountain. Start the ascent up the new Cumbre Vieja volcano and admire the overwhelming landscape that was formed in just 85 days. Hike to the top of the volcano, walk around the back edge on a 4.5-kilometer route along a comfortable path where you can observe the force of the eruption. (you do not climb on the crater). Learn about how the lava flow destroyed over 3000 buildings, and forests, and formed a new peninsula. See where the fiery molten rock carved its own path and created a new volcanic landscape.

La Palma: Caldera de Taburiente National Park Guided Hike

2. La Palma: Caldera de Taburiente National Park Guided Hike

Explore the Caldera de Taburiente National Park on a guided hiking tour with bus pickup and drop-off from meeting points on the island. Admire this park which encompasses a crater that is 8 kilometers in diameter and 1,800 meters deep. Pass through ravines and view the Waterfall of Colors. Board a comfortable and air-conditioned bus at one of the centrally-located meeting points in La Palma. Relax on the scenic drive to the Los Llanos de Aridane Bus Station. Transfer to a spacious 4X4-bus ride to the Los Brecitos observation deck.  Begin your hike with sweeping mountain views. Walk through rocky vegetation and under cedar and pine trees. Keep an eye out for local birds as you follow your guide along the PR LP 13 trail to uncover the lush heart of the National Park of La Caldera de Taburiente. Pass over wooden bridges that span sparking streams. Stop to swim in the cool waters of Playa de Taburiente. Rest before traveling the through the Taburiente ravine to get to the vibrantly colored Waterfall of Colors. Finally, take the Las Angustias ravine through volcanic formations to get to the Los Llanos de Aridane Bus Station. Transfer back to your meeting point on the bus.

From Tenerife: Day Trip to La Palma Volcanic Landscapes

3. From Tenerife: Day Trip to La Palma Volcanic Landscapes

Discover the highlights of Santa Cruz de La Palma and explore the effects of La Palma's volcanic activities on this day trip from Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Have lunch at a local restaurant and visit the Caldera de Taburiente National park. Meet your guide at the tour partner's office in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and board the ferry. Relax and enjoy the azure Mediterranean sea on the ride to the port of Santa Cruz de La Palma. Once on land, listen as your guide explains the tour route. Hop aboard the comfortable and air-conditioned bus and begin your tour of Santa Cruz de La Palma. See a reproduction of Christopher Columbus' Santa María ship at the 'Ship of the Virgin.' Hear about La Palma's connection to this historical ship. Continue to admire views of the 17th-century Castle of Santa Catalina which was an important location on the route to the Americas. View some traditional houses with stunning Canary-style balconies. Relax on the drive to the 'Mirador de la Concepción' viewpoint. Stop to enjoy views of the island and crater from the highest part of the Caldereta volcano. Notice how the vegetation changes on the island on the drive towards the Time Tunnel. Observe how the Cumbre Vieja volcano has affected the local area. Make your way to the exclusion zone of the Tacande neighborhood where you will catch your first glimpse of the volcano. See the youngest lava flows in Spain in Tazacorte. Sit down at a restaurant to a delicious lunch of salad, bread, fish, potatoes, and cheese. After lunch, head out to see lava-formed coastal cliffs. Finally, go to the Tajuya viewpoint to witness the newest volcano in the Canary islands and snap some breathtaking pictures. Return to the port in the afternoon and take the ferry back to your starting point in Tenerife. 

La Palma: Roque de Los Muchachos Full-Day Tour

4. La Palma: Roque de Los Muchachos Full-Day Tour

Discover everything the beautiful island of La Palma has to offer on a guided full-day trip. Get a wide view of the island exploring different locations, and touch the sky from the highest point, the Roque de Los Muchachos. Meet your group early in the morning at one of the collection points indicated, and hop on the bus which will take you straight to Plaza de Tajuya, a location that became an improvised and privileged viewpoint of the recent volcanic eruption in Cumbre Vieja. Continue the route towards El Time, an impressive viewpoint located 594 m above sea level, which offers an unbeatable panoramic view of the extraordinary Aridane Valley, as well as the Caldera de Taburiente National Park. Visit the Farmer's Market in Puntagorda, a weekly meeting point for the display of local products from farmers, artisans and pastry chefs. After ascending a winding road, reach the natural balcony of Roque de Los Muchachos, considered one of the best places in the world for astronomical observation due to the quality of its sky and, for this reason, internationally recognized telescopes are located here. The perspective that we have from the top of the island is impressive: at our feet, the Caldera de Taburiente, one of the largest erosion craters and a geological jewel in the world, and, around us, different viewpoints that extend over the ridges to enjoy a majestic view. On clear days we can see the silhouette of the neighboring islands of El Hierro, La Gomera and Tenerife. On the way back, travel along the east side of the island, and contemplate different levels of vegetation, whose flowering in spring adds another attraction to the landscape. See almost the entire bed of the Barranco de Las Angustias from the Mirador de Los Andenes before reaching the Royal Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Snows, where the image of the patron saint of the island is found. End your day trip with unbeatable views over Santa Cruz de La Palma, Las Breñas and the east coast from the Mirador de La Concepción before returning to your selected drop-off location with the group.

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What people are saying about Caldera de Taburiente National Park

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 78 reviews

An amazing excursion! Super recommended. The exceptional guide and driver. For the ferry I recommend biography 1 or 2 hours before to avoid unnecessary harm. It is true that you go a little fast, but it is also the most touristic and demanded right now, considering that you have to return on the last ferry. Everything is very well organized and the food is abundant and delicious!

A guide to the point. Literally and figuratively. The fact that the guide also spoke Dutch deserves an extra point. A unique opportunity to see the new volcano up close. Along the way many explanations about everything that has to do with volcanoes, but also the vegetation. Recommended!! Please note: mouth mask needed on the bus. That was not announced in advance

It has been an incredible tour and highly recommended. We did it at 8 in the morning because it was supposed to be hot and we were rather cold, but it is true that otherwise climbing the last hill in the sun would have been quite hard.

It was a great trip. Very hot and quite exhausting. Don't forget water and a hat!

Not too strenuous, interesting and worth knowing tour to the new volcano on La Palma