El Hierro day trip
El Hierro is 10 times smaller than Tenerife and has been declared a Global Geopark and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. It is the first island capable of self-sufficiency because the whole island gets its electricity from windmills, solar panels and other renewable energy sources. Along the way, you will see the most amazing scenery, volcanic landscapes and some lovely little villages. We stop at the breathtaking viewpoints and have a nice typical Canarian lunch in between the stops.
El Hierro tour – program
The El Hierro tour starts between 6.30-7.20 in the morning. The bus will pick you up from your hotel or the one close to you and we drive to the harbor of Los Cristianos where we take the ferry Naviera Armas. The ferry ride will take about 2,5 hours and we arrive on the beautiful island of El Hierro before 11 in the morning. The first stop will be at Mirador de Isora. It is a stunning viewpoint, looking over the plain of Las Playas. In each viewpoint you have about 15-20 minutes to walk around, take photos and admire the nature and the views. We pass by the smallest village of the island called Tiñor with its 12 inhabitants and we continue our trip towards the viewing point of Jinama where you have amazing views over the Valle del Golfo. After that, we drive through the Rural Park of Frontera where you get to see the beautiful Laurel forest and stop at the church of La Candelaria which was built already in 1818. After this, we stop for a delicious lunch accompanied by Canarian wines where you have enough time to eat, relax and chat with your fellow companions.
Then we continue our way to the natural pools of La Maceta. If you’re brave enough, bring a towel and jump in the refreshing waters of the pool. The next stop is in a little village by the sea which is home to the world’s smallest hotel called Punta Grande. With just 4 rooms, the hotel can be found in the Guinness Book of Records.
The last stop of the day is Mirador de La Peña which lies 700m above sea level and is designed by the esteemed Canarian architect César Manrique. Walk around in the beautiful gardens, enjoy nature and take a look at the restaurant with the most stunning views over the island. Inside the restaurant, you have a chance to buy some souvenirs or grab a quick coffee.
Finally, we will head towards the port where the ferry will be waiting for us after spending an amazing day in El Hierro. You will be back in your hotel by 20.30.
Pick up times
- Los Gigantes, Alcalá and Callao Salvaje area: 6:15-6:25
- Costa Adeje & Playa Paraiso area 6:30-6:50
- Las Americas & Los Cristianos area 6:55-7:20
Exact pick-up time and nearest meeting point to you can be found on the ticket you receive after the order. Note: Make sure you write down your hotel or the one close to your accommodation when you make the order.
- Pick up from the Playa Paraíso area to Los Cristianos.
- Official Guide.
- Air-conditioned bus.
- Lunch with drinks included.
- Duration: approximately 12 hours.
- The ferry journey to the island: 2:30h approximately.
- Documentation: Required identity Documentation. Participants must bring their identity document or passport, which will be required to board the Ferry. Without it, boarding might be denied.
- Wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
- It is advisable to bring seasickness pills.