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Gran Canaria: 8-Hour Lazy Wednesdays Tour From Las Palmas

Activity provider: Excursions Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria: 8-Hour Lazy Wednesdays Tour From Las Palmas

Activity provider: Excursions Gran Canaria
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From US$ 39.04 per person

Cross the island from north to south on an 8-hour tour. Visit the Bandama volcano, villages of Santa Brígida, San Bartolomé and Fataga, admire the views from the highest peak and enjoy the sand dunes.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit an extinct volcano and explore charming villages
  • Enjoy panoramic views from the island's highest point
  • Take a walk on the Maspalomas sand dunes
Full description

Head to the Bandama volcano, the first stop on this 8-hour tour. See the largest crater of an extinct volcano on the island and enjoy views of the east coast, mountains and Las Palmas. Continue to Santa Brígida, admire its historical center and grab a coffee at a traditional coffee shop. Continue up to Pico de las Nieves, the island’s highest point. Take in views that often include the neighboring island of Tenerife. Visit San Bartolomé, a mountain village with an ethnographic museum that you can visit free of charge. Stop for lunch at a traditional taverna in the village of Fataga (additional cost). Afterward, head to the Maspalomas sand dunes and enjoy 45 minutes of free time before returning back to Las Palmas.

Includes
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Licensed guide
  • Food and drinks: main dishes at lunch in Fataga start at €7.50 per person
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Warm clothing

Know before you go

  • Be sure to bring warm clothing and an umbrella or raincoat in the winter months
  • There are many twisting roads in the mountains. If you suffer road sickness be sure to bring your medication
  • Anyone interested in joining the tour from the southern resorts such as Playa del Inglés, Maspalomas or San Agustín can easily take public bus 30 to Las Palmas and at the end of the tour remain in the south
  • If you are coming from a different place other than Las Palmas, it is 100% necessary to contact the provider by email or WhatsApp straight after you make your reservation to confirm the bus time and pick-up point in Las Palmas
  • In case of poor visibility on Pico de las Nieves due to the fog, other view points would be visited on the way to the south of the island, where the weather is usually better
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 255 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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I seldom write reviews, but this day trip for me was a real highlight! You basically cross Gran Canaria North to South and see all highlights I ever heard about on the trip (even some that are not in the description). The guide Pavel is a really nice guy who has something interesting to say all the way; a lot of his stories stack in my mind. You visit natural highlights, cosy villages, churches and the beach. The trip crosses the peaks of Gran Canaria (so bring some warmer clothes) and although it involves a lot of serpentines, there is so much wonder to see along the way that there is hardly time for motion sickness. Just don't take the word "lazy" too literally as the 9 hours spent on the road will leave you exhausted... and amazed. Of course, some stops are rather short, but there is enough opportunity to get off the bus and take some nice pictures. I think the worth received for the money spent is really good and you might even meet some nice co-travellers!

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June 9, 2022

Brilliant tour with very knowledge and friendly tour guide. The tour covers pretty much entire island except for the West part of it, so you get to go to the highest point in the National Park, inactive Volcano, lots of villages on the island that are relevant to the Gran Canaria history and development. Do not be put off by the word lazy, it's this tour exceeded my expectations and as a solo traveller I was lucky to meet other solo travellers on the bus. Highky recommend it!

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May 4, 2022

This was a phenomenal tour. Our guide - Pavel - was just incredible. From the minute the bus left Catalina Parque, Pavel was giving us information about the day, and pointing out places of interest in the surrounding streets. We saw a great variety of sights, and learned so much about Gran Canaria. The tour ended as Maspalomas Beach, which - personally - I didn't think was the best ending. I think the bus should stop at the start of the sand dunes trail, so that people could take pictures of the dunes, and wander into them for a brief time. There was no time for swimming, and being at the tourist beach was not for me (But, of course, other travellers might love that)

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April 7, 2022

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