Joining an organised walking tour in La Palma is a great experience and provides all you need for a good day out without worry. The coach picks you up from a convenient location, you visit the most interesting areas, the guides take care of you and you are then returned to your pick-up point at the end of the trip.
The guides knowledge of the flora, fauna and the island itself adds to the experience and they are generally happy to share what they know. Some areas of La Palma can be a bit hazardous, especially in the Caldera with falling rocks, so travelling with a guide ensures your safety and guides you along the correct paths and routes without any worry. You generally need to take a packed lunch on the tour and some areas can be steep so know what you are letting yourself in for.
We did find that the actual travelling times can be quite long if you are one of the first to be picked up but it’s a great way to see the island and travel in comfort whilst you do so. Check when booking as you may not want to sit on a coach for half the day!
If you are hoping to do the Caldera tour which is the highlight of the island, book the trip as soon as you arrive and for the early part of your holiday. Despite booking two dates during two weeks in February, we were unable to go due to weather conditions which caused the Caldera to close. If your trip is cancelled for any reason, they should be able to put you on the next available trip but it is popular and rain can stop play so bear this in mind!
We used Natour Trekking for all three tours that we booked and found them to be very professional, knowledgeable and interesting and would highly recommend them.
Most popular walking tours offered:
- Teneguia Tour
- Dream Paths
- The Enchanted Forest
- Down to the Fishing Village
- The Wild North
- Caldera de Taburiente
- The Volcano Route
- The Roof of the Island
La Palma companies offering a range of island walking tours:
You can also explore the island of La Palma under your own steam (as we did too) and details, maps and photos can be found within our general Walking section.