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Mysterious El Hierro, in the Canaries

We found El Hierro a few years ago; it remains almost completely off the tourist routes and is a small natural jewel. We returned with a programme of walks guided by a lover of his island. A minimum of eight days, or perhaps more, will allow you to discover the different ecosystems of this volcanic rock which rises to more than 1,000 metres.
The Ancients saw this as the last land before one sailed off the face of the Earth. It is in fact a place of superb resources with the ever present revitalising energy of its genesis as a volcano. The strong traditions of its inhabitants did not prevent them from seeking to become autonomous in renewable energy long before the other places in Europe.
In El Hierro, tradition rhymes with respect for nature and man. It is a place to be discovered quickly.

Destinations:

Price:

From € 1’215.–

Length of holiday:

8 days (7 nights)

Departure dates:

All year

Features of the holiday

Destination: Canary Islands, Europe, Spain
Season: Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Responsible travel: Accommodation, Energy, Environment, Food, Local food, Micro-economy, Organic, Sensitization, Small organization, Wind power
Travel type: Mixed holidays
Traveller type: Couple, Family, More mature, Small group, Solo, Student
Activities: Bike ride, Diving, Mountain bike, Sport, Swimming, Thermal baths, Tour, Trekking, Walk, Wellness
Accommodation: Bed & Breakfast, Gîte, Small hotel
Natural environment: Forest, Geology, Island, Mountain, Sea, Volcano
Culture: Agriculture, Archeology, History, Vernacular architecture, Viticulture
Climate: Desert, Dry, Humid subtropical, Steppe, Temperate
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Itinerary of the holiday

  • Day 1 – Arrival in El Hierro : Arrival at the airport and transfer to your accomodation. Dinner in a restaurant.
  • Day 2 – The Water : San Andrés–The Garoé (the Fountain Tree)–Valverde walk; “picoteo” lunch in Valverde; visit the capital and the Casa de Las Quinteras museum; visit El Tamaduste. Dinner on your own.
  • Day 3 – The « Mudada » : San Andrés–Mirador de Jinama–Candelaria walk; picnic lunch; visit La Maceta (a natural pool), Punta Grande and the Lagartario and Guinea eco-museum. Dinner on your own.
  • Day 4 – The Volcanoes : Los Roques–Le Tacorón walk; lunch on your own at La Restinga; visit the Los Lajiales Volcanoes Interpretation Centre and the Mirador de Las Playas. Transfer to the hotel and dinner.
  • Day 5 – Day free of activities : Lunch on your own. Dinner at the hotel. Optionally visit Los Letreros (petroglyphs; extra fee for the walk) or optionally walk to Arenas Blancas. Swimming pool and possibility of various spa treatments in the hotel.
  • Day 6 – The Forests : El Morcillo–Malpaso–Hoya del Pino walk; lunch on your own; visit the Charco Azul (natural pool). Dinner at the hotel.
  • Day 7 – The End of the World : Sabinosa–Mirador de Bascos–El Sabinar (bent tree)–Ermita de la Virgen walk; lunch on your own; visit the Faro de Orchilla; visit the Mirador del Lomo Negro. Dinner at the hotel.
  • Day 8 – Departure : Transfer to the airport and return flight to Switzerland.

Map

Length of the holiday

8 days (7 nights)

Departure dates

All year

Price

Price per person:
€ 1’400.– (2 pers.)
€ 1’215.– (3-6 pers.)

Single room supplement: € 170.–

Included with the holiday

  • accomodation: 3 nights in an apartment and 4 nights in a hotel,
  • all breakfasts,
  • lunch on days 2 & 3,
  • 5 dinners (days 1, 4, 5, 6, 7),
  • all transfers in private vehicle,
  • activities mentioned in the programme,
  • entrance fees to museums & interpretation centres,
  • local bilingual guide English/Spanish during the whole trip

Not included with the holiday

  • international return flights,
  • travel insurance (highly recommended),
  • excursions and activities not mentioned in the programme,
  • meals not mentioned in the programme,
  • alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, etc.,
  • tips,
  • personal expenses

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