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Tour to Las Palmas - Capital of the island - from Maspalomas, Playa del Ingles, Meloneras, Puerto Rico and Mogan areas

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.
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Harbour
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.
colombus museum in Las Palmas
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.
guided tour to the old town of Gran Canaria
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.
San Antonio Abad Hermitage
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.
Santa Ana Square
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).
Visit the Santa Ana Cathedral and the old quarter of Las Palmas
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.
Viewpoint of the Crater of Bandama
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).
tour to las palmas and the botanical garden
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.

Las Palmas - shopping area
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



Our clients' latest comments

James W.A.December 2023

With this tour my wife and I didn’t need to rent a car and explore it on our own. The guide’s comments were very interesting and the places we went to showed us the contrast between the old part of the city and the more modern area. It’s worth going on this tour.

Lauren H.F.December 2023

The tour was very nice, but while there was beautiful weather in Playa de Inglés, it rained on us in Las Palmas. The tour was very well organized and we loved all of the stopping places, especially the Bandama crater.

Joseph M.December 2023

The bad thing about staying in Maspalomas is not being able to explore Las Palmas, but with this tour we were able to do so. We loved the old area and the Playa de las Canteras. The guide was very nice.

Adam O.December 2023

Very good tour company and very serious in their work. 100% professional, and they make you feel quite secure. We really liked the older part of Las Palmas and the area of Parque de Santa Catalina.

Abigail M.B.December 2023

The guide was fantastic and the trip was great. The only downside is that I would have liked to enter the Casa de Colón.

Jake A.December 2023

The tour is not completely set in stone. In other words, they offer you various alternatives and you choose what you’d most like to do at the time. They are very flexible and attentive at all times. I’ll come again and do another tour with you.

Emily R.November 2023

I fell asleep and thought I wouldn’t arrive on time but Mikaela picked me up and we were able to do the tour. The tour was great but the great service of Low Cost impressed me, and I wanted to be sure to mention it. Highly recommend.

Charlotte C.November 2023

It’s worth getting out of Puerto Rico for a day to explore Las Palmas. The tour, the guide and the service were very good. What we liked most were Vegueta and Triana.

Daniel P.L.November 2023

We visited all of the most important places in Las Palmas and had time to walk on our own to visit shops and get something to drink in Playa de las Canteras.

Hannah B.H.November 2023

My husband had done the tour of the island last week, but we really wanted to explore Las Palmas and the Bandama volcano. Very good quality, and the place to eat was fabulous.

Tara F.November 2023

Loved it especially the volcano. Simon was a great guide, Restaurant that was receommend wasnt brilliant in Las Palmas. The price of the tour was great value for money. Alot of hotel pick ups in the morning maybe the same arrangement could be done like the trip home where those going onto to Puerto Rico and beyond where moved into a smaller bus to speed things up, Would highly recommend and will definately book another trip with okgrancanaria



EmilienNovember 2023

Pick up by the hour near our hotel. Guide very very friendly, with good explanations. First walk to the old Las Palmas quite fast, with too little free time but good overall. Ascension to observe the old volcano from a very good point of view (beautiful pictures to make). Passage in a beautiful botanical garden and wonderful explanation of the guide (new beautiful pictures). Last free time rather long but in a corner without real interest (few shops). Balance: we especially enjoyed the tours of the volcano and the botanical garden, which were really nice.  

Thomas B.November 2023

Just a word of thanks we went on the Las palma trip to the gardens & the volcano. It was great as all your trips are. We got Simon again who is fantastic guide. Pass on our thanks and we will hope to book again next time.

Mia P.October 2023

I did the excursion with my husband and my two children. We explored almost all of Las Palmas and we loved the Caldera de Bandama. I recommend it.

Cameron H.L.October 2023

Unbeatable quality. For the price that it cost us to come to Las Palmas via public bus, we did this trip. We loved Vegueta and Las Canteras.

Ellie C.October 2023

Everything has been perfect, the organization, the guide, and the places that we were able to visit. Many thanks to everyone!

Tina HarrisOctober 2023

We had a lovely time visiting Las Palmas. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and fun. The visit to the volcano was really good.

Joan SOctober 2023

Everything was so well organised, Simon's commentary was excellent just enough info. Would have liked more time at the Botanical Gardens and less at the 'new' Las Palmas' as not a lot there, couldn't go on the beach as it was windy and raining

MarcellinaOctober 2023

This activity was immensely enjoyed. Fantastic view of the volcano area, botanical garden was lovely, I think I’ll have to do another tour to see more. The tour guide was brilliant, good explanation in different languages. Had a Lovely day.

David R.October 2023

Great service and very friendly. I really enjoyed the tour and the guide made it especially memorable. Really nice guy!



Jordan B.H.September 2023

I went with 2 friends and we preferred to hire the tour with food. The Bandama crater was impression and what we liked most in Las Palmas was the area of Las Canteras and the old town. In general the tour is worth it and I recommend it.

Lewis D.September 2023

No complaints. The entire tour has been spectacular. Congratulations okgrancanaria.

Amy H.M.September 2023

I have loved the entire visit to Las Palmas, the botanical garden and Bandama.

Shannon D.September 2023

We had a chance to explore Las Palmas, go shopping, and visit Las Canteras. The guide was great. Highly recommended.

Kieran P.September 2023

You can’t ask for more for the price of the tour. We had time to see the most important areas of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

IndraSeptember 2023

Too short for exploring Las Palmas, guide showed only Vegueta and some objects and then some free time but not enough. The order was vice-verca, started with vulcano (10 min), then botanical garden (30-45 min) and then Las palmas. No information was given about WC stops. Good Lunch.

AnnaSeptember 2023

Excellent trip, we really enjoyed visiting the city of Las Palmas, botanical gardens and volcano crater. Simon our guide was excellent, he had loads of interesting information and facts about the island and was able to translate it into different language, I would highly recommend the trip.



Emma L.August 2023

Culture, history and a shopping area. My family and I have enjoyed the tour. You couldn’t ask for more.

George I.A.August 2023

It was the most comfortable way to get to know Las Palmas. We had time for everything, to explore the city, go shopping, walk, and see the Bandama volcano and the Canary Gardens.

Ryan G.E.August 2023

They picked us up from our hotel and we spent a fabulous day in Las Palmas, the Canary Garden and the Bandama crater. The guide was very attentive with my wife and I, and the only thing I can say is that it is worth it.

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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.

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