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Hiking tours in La Palma | Caldera de Taburiente route

The Caldera de Taburiente is one of the largest erosion craters in the world. It is located right in the centre of the island, made up of a circle of mountains nearly 2,500 metres high.

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Destinations: La Palma
Days out:
Departures from: Fuencaliente, Los Cancajos, Puerto Naos, los Llanos
Duration 1 Dias
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The Caldera de Taburiente is one of the largest erosion craters in the world. It is located right in the centre of the island, made up of a circle of mountains nearly 2,500 metres high. The highest peaks drop vertically up to 1000 metres into the crater.
Within the crater, we find brooks, waterfalls, gullies and a wide variety of plants and flowers. The Caldera de Taburiente in La Palma has a diameter of 9 km and a perimeter of about 27 km. Its special relief gives the crater a sunny, windless climate almost all year round. In 1954, it was declared a National Park.
After crossing the Barranco de Las Angustias Gorge, a winding path leads us to Los Brecitos (1040 metres above sea level).
First part: From here, a well-kept track leads gently down to the "Camping Area". Las Casas de Tenerra and Casas de Taburiente are the only inhabited settlements and their abandoned terraces are evidence of a flourishing agriculture of yesteryear. There are still some families that continue to live here, looking after their masters` properties In the Camping Area, on the banks of the Taburiente River, we find an ideal spot for enjoying the splendid scenery around us.
Second part: On the other side of the stream, our path heads for the Barranco del Almendro Amargo Gorge and descends sharply to the Barranco de Las Angustias Gorge. We spend the last two hours of our hike walking along this gorge. Water erosion has exposed layers of rock of different composition that are interspersed with pillow lava from underwater eruptions. Throughout this stretch, we are accompanied by the brook, which forms small pools of crystal clear water and lovely waterfalls from time to time
Monitor specialized guide
Rustic wooden walking sticks.
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Days:Thurday and Sunday

1. Part
2. Part
 Difficulty: middle
Dificulty: strenuous
 Duration: 5 h (incl. stop)
Duration: 6,5 hours
 Distance 12 km
Distance: 16 km
 Altitude: +400 m / -400 m
Altitude: +100 m / -850 m

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The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator`s contact details.
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Groups with 8-15 pers.

Meeting point
With bus
Los Cancajos: C. Salinas 8:30h back 19:00 h
Puerto Naos: H. Sol 8:30 h     back 18:30 h
Princess Hotel 8:15 h            back 19:00 h
Price: 49 euros/person

If you have a car and you want to use it
Bus station Los Llanos 09:30
Price: 36 euros/person

We recommend
Suitable clothing and trekking shoes
Eating and enough to drink
Sun protection, hat, wind /rain jacket and warm clothes for the winter months is also important.
Feel free to bring your own hiking equipment.
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