Excursion to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Bandama Volcano and the Botanical Garden

Discover Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in this excursion, the capital of the island and the province. Tour its historic center, walk along Las Canteras beach, discover its shopping areas and take the best pictures of the city. Also, visit the Bandama Crater, the most impressive volcano on the island, and the Botanical Garden, the largest in Spain.
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The tour to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria begins with a tour through the historical centre of the city, known as Vegueta, where the first settlements took place and where Royal Las Palmas was founded in 1478.
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Stroll through the quiet streets of Vegueta and look at the typical colonial architecture of the time, especially the outstanding balconies made of pine wood on the facades of houses.
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You can feel Columbus’ presence in the environment around the Columbus house “Casa de Colón”, as Gran Canaria was the conqueror’s penultimate stopover on his way to the Indies, what later would be the discovery of America.

Discover the hermitage “Ermita de San Antonio Abad”, built after the place where Columbus prayed with his crew before leaving for the Indies (America) and the Columbus House Museum, the former Governors residence.
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Discover the Plaza de Santa Ana, center of social life in the old city area, the Cathedral of Las Palmas, the Episcopal Palace and the town hall.
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On the main square opposite the Cathedral, observe the dog-statues that represent and symbolize the origin of the name of Gran Canaria (Cannis in Latin is dog).
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After the tour to Vegueta you have the opportunity to get to know a huge volcano-crater, being the most recent eruption on Gran Canaria over more than 3000 years ago. The crater, known as “Caldera de Bandama”, has a diameter of 1 km and a depth of 200 meters.
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On our next guided stopover, you will visit the Botanical Garden of Viera y Clavijo, commonly known as “El Jardin Canario”. Enjoy the largest botanical garden in Spain with 23 hectares, where you will see over 570 native species, typical of the Macaronesian area (Canary Islands, Madeira, Azores and Cape Verde).
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From about 13:00 to 16:00 h, you will have three hours of spare time to enjoy yourself in other typical areas of the city.  From Parque Santa Catalina, you can take a walk on the formidable urban beach of Las Canteras, go shopping in nearby shopping areas, stroll a little more around town or if you prefer, eat from a well-priced, high-quality menu at one of the restaurants recommended by your tour guide.

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About 17:00 h we will be back at the different hotels in the south of Gran Canaria with the feeling that you hopefully have enjoyed a wonderful day trip in the capital of the island.


  • Comfortable clothes
  • Coat depending on season
  • Comfortable closed shoes

Do you pick me up? Where is the pick-up point?
Yes, We have pick-up areas in Bahia Feliz, San Agustin, Playa del Ingles, Maspalomas, Meloneras, Arguineguin, Puerto Rico – Amadores and Puerto de Mogan for bookings made at least 24 hours in advance. When booking, in step 1 select “pick-up at the hotel” under “additional services.” In step 2, select the location where you are staying and a point of reference in order to indicate the time of pick-up and the pick-up point.

How old must children be to go on the trip?
Babies and children can go as long as they are accompanied by adults. All infants under 24 months are considered babies and normally they pay nothing nor do they occupy a seat.

Are you able to accommodate people in wheelchairs?
If the wheelchair can be collapsed, it can be accommodated on one of our excursions; although it must always be communicated at the moment of requesting your reservation.

If you have any questions or doubts, please, send us an email before booking.

I have walking difficulties, how can I do the excursions?
Although our buses are modern and air-conditioned, they are not equipped with special appliances or seats.
Nor do we have access for electric wheelchairs. Nonetheless, people with mobility problems or collapsible wheelchairs can go on our excursions with a companion who will assist them in embarking and disembarking.

If you have any questions or doubts, please, send us an email before booking.

Are entrances to museums and/or other places of interest included?
The entrance fee for museums and attractions is usually not included in the price of the trip unless those attractions are an important part of the trip. Therefore, when we arrive at these attractions, you can decide whether to buy the entrance ticket or to take part in any of the other alternatives that we will propose.

What happens if on the day of the trip some of the attractions or sightseeing tours are closed?
The trips are designed to leave every day of the year except the 25th of December and the 1st of January. If any museum or attraction is closed (usually for local festivals) the trip will replace this stop, lengthening the time spent at other stops.

Las Palmas Cathedral


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