Discovering El Hierro

  • Duration 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Grade
  • Start / Finish Mocanal / Las Playas
  • Distance 80 km / 50 miles
  • Trip Style Self Guided
  • Availability
    All Year Round
  • Availability
    All Year Round
  • Price From $1,182

Overview

El Hierro was considered for centuries as the "end of the earth," before explorers made it a starting point for their discoveries. Known as the "Meridian Island", its habitat remains untouched and its culture attached to its roots, making it an ideal destination for those who want an unusual holiday.

This island is distinguished by its varied landscapes and geography. On it, you will find a great landslide, which happened 50,000 years ago, when much of the land fell into the sea, resulting in the steep Gulf Valley.

The steep slopes of this bay are home to an ancient laurel forest, and imposing ridges abruptly mark the change of landscapes, having much drier scenery in Sotavento, with stands of ancient pines and moors leading to the rocky coast.

The variety of the terrain is fascinating and is home to rich, mostly endemic wildlife. This island is home to the giant lizard, once thought to be extinct. Such is its wealth and value, that 60% of El Hierro has been declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.

  • El Hierro is one of the least visited Canary Islands. You will be surprised with its cultural and natural richness.
  • Life on this island is unique. If you want an unusual holiday, this place is for you.
  • Its climate is characterized by clear skies, low rains, radiant sun and a temperature ranging from 19º to 23ºC.
  • Its geography will allow you to go from the mountain to the sea in just a few steps.

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    Itinerary

    Services

    Included

    • Accommodation
    • Breakfasts
    • Evening meals on days 1, 2, 5, 6 and 7
    • 2 picnics
    • Baggage transfer service between stages
    • Information dossier with maps and routes
    • 24-hour telephone support
    • Taxes included

    Excluded

    • Unspecified transfers
    • Unspecified meals
    • Tourist taxes

    Extras

    • Travel insurance
    • Cancellation insurance
    • Extra nights

    Accomodation

    General information

    The accommodations with which we collaborate have a private bathroom and all the necessary services to ensure the best comfort available.

    Our team checks in situ the quality of all the accommodations offered, so that you have an unforgettable experience during your trip.

    The accommodation that we will book for your trip will be selected taking into account our commitment to you: guaranteeing comfort, calm and enjoyment throughout your trip.

    We work with quality hotels and country cottages with limited capacity, so we invite you to confirm your reservation as soon as possible.

    The name of each accommodation will be provided to you a few weeks before your trip begins.

    Room types

    It is possible to book this journey in single, double or triple rooms.

    All rooms have private bathrooms.

    Map

    Travel & Transfers

    To get to the starting point and return to your place of origin or continue your trip to other cities, you must arrive at Tenerife North Airport.

    From El Hierro Airport, you can take a taxi to the hotel. At the end of your holiday, taxi transportation from the hotel in Las Playas to the airport is included.

    FAQs

    As a prevention and safety measure, we always recommend taking out travel insurance that covers the activities you will do during your holiday, emergency evacuation and hospital care.

    The detailed information will be sent to you once you confirm the reservation. This indicates a specific list of items, including good walking boots or shoes, fresh and easy-to-dry clothing, a backpack and enough sunscreen.

    Yes, we will transfer the luggage between accommodation according to your itinerary. Each person can take a 20 kg (45 lbs) suitcase.

    The walk is available from January to May and from September to December. Any time during these periods is ideal for your holiday.