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El Hierro, the Canaries

La Estaca, El Hierro

Introduction to La Estaca, El Hierro

The most southerly of the Canary Islands, El Hierro was once believed to be the end of the world and it remains off the well-trodden tourist path.

El Hierro - the smallest and most southerly of the Canary Islands – was once believed to be the end of the earth and even today it remains off the well-trodden tourist path of the Canaries. Arriving via the port of La Estaca you will experience the island’s incredible natural beauty, unspoilt landscapes and an UNESCO listed Biosphere Reserve that’s home to crystal clear natural swimming pools and stunning protected woodland areas.

The capital – Valverde – is only a short distance from the port and is a truly unique place to visit. Nestled within beautiful wooded hills, Valverde is the smallest of all the Canarian capitals and is the only one that isn’t located by the sea. In the pretty town centre you can sample local cheeses and other produce in the charming shops, while the surrounding pine forests and natural rocky landscapes are perfect for relaxing walks and sightseeing.

Away from Valverde, there's plenty more to see during your time in El Hierro. The La Frontera district is popular with visitors and if you choose to explore it's flourishing landscapes you'll understand why. Separated from the rest of the island by vast cliffs and tall mountains - which offer some truly stunning views - La Frontera feels like a tropical land, where fruit trees, vines and pineapples grow in abundance.

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EXPLORING EL HIERRO (TOUR A)

  • Discover and explore El Hierro, nicknamed, the "Meridian Island", the smallest and most southwesterly of the Canary Islands
  • Travel back in time and discover how inhabitants of the island lived during the 17th century
  • Enjoy a hike through the Hierro landscape
Activity Tour
Price£40.00 - £55.00
DurationApprox 4.5 Hrs
Walking level 2 - moderate walkingModerate walking
Snack includedSnack included
Free time includedFree time included
Shopping time includedShopping time included
  • Discover and explore El Hierro, nicknamed, the "Meridian Island", the smallest and most southwesterly of the Canary Islands
  • Travel back in time and discover how inhabitants of the island lived during the 17th century
  • Enjoy a hike through the Hierro landscape

Today you will travel to El Golfo, passing through Valverde, the capital of the island with only 1,500 inhabitants.

Upon your arrival in El Golfo, you stop in the Punta Gorda area, which was home to one of the smallest hotels in the world until 2009, a great photo opportunity!  Continuing to the EcoMuseum of Guinea, you can take a closer look at the Giant Lizard of El Hierro! A fascinating creature and a great photo opportunity! The species almost died out in the 1970’s and is now protected. You will also visit the Guinea village to discover how the inhabitants of El Hierro lived from the 17th to the 20th century.

A panoramic drive along the old Golfo Road, will take you to the starting point for your approximate 45 minute hike through the typical Hierro landscape. Finally before heading back to the pier, you will stop for coffee in the Mirador de la Peña, which offers astonishing views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Golfo dale.

DESCRIPTION CORRECT FOR 2013/2014 CANARIES & MED SEASON

Is this tour right for you?

TOUR NOTES: This tour involves a moderate hike, which will be over rocky and uneven terrain. We suggest that guests wear sensible, enclosed footwear with a good tread.  There are several steps to negotiate throughout this tour, therefore it is not considered suitable for guests with limited mobility or wheelchair users.


Tour B

VOLCANOES HEARTH (TOUR B)

  •  Discover more about the volcanic activity of the area
  •  Learn about the volcanic eruptions at the Restingolita Museum
  •  Relax and admire the unique atmosphere of a local fishing village
Activity Tour
Price£40.00 - £55.00
DurationApprox 4.5 Hrs
Walking level 1 - minimal or no walkingMinimal or no walking
Free time includedFree time included
Shopping time includedShopping time included
  •  Discover more about the volcanic activity of the area
  •  Learn about the volcanic eruptions at the Restingolita Museum
  •  Relax and admire the unique atmosphere of a local fishing village

Thanks to recent volcanic activities, El Hierro has had a leading role on the international news. You can discover the La Restinga area, where the volcanic eruptions have ceased, for now.

Traveling towards Mirador de las Playas, enjoy a panoramic view of the volcanic zone, an ideal stop for some great photo opportunities of the area. Your journey continues onto the Restingolita Museum, where a film will tell you about the recent volcanic events. From here, you head towards La Restinga, which is a pleasant little fishing village. It is an ideal place to laze around sunbathing or to enjoy a coffee (at your own expense) and observe the effects of the recent eruptions.

DESCRIPTION CORRECT FOR 2013/2014 CANARIES & MED SEASON
 

Is this tour right for you?

TOUR NOTES: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking, with several steps to negotiate, it is not considered suitable for guests with limited mobility or wheelchair users. This tour can be cancelled at short notice for safety reasons. This tour can not operate should our call fall on a Saturday or a Sunday.
 


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