Northern Soul Tour

This guided excursion from Las Palmas lets you explore the unspoilt north of Gran Canaria. You will be introduced to the typical villages with traditional architecture. Afterwards, you will admire beautiful landscapes on a short hike. Of course, for that effort, you are rewarded with a cup of locally produced coffee. And at the end of the day, you will discover what the northern way of beach-going is. 

  • small groups (6-20 persons)
  • friendly and enthusiastic guide
  • history
  • culture
  • traditions
  • countryside
  • gastronomy
  • shopping
  • swimming
  • a small hike (optional)
ITINERARY:

Firstly this guided excursion will take you to one of the most emblematic villages of Gran Canaria, Teror. Here you will stroll the beautiful streets full of typical Canarian architecture. Therefore it is considered to have one of the best-preserved historical centres on the island. 

Afterwards, the tour continues to the outstanding historical city of Arucas.  The local church of St. John the Baptist is so impressive that most of the visitors consider it to be a cathedral. Furthermore, the fine work of local artistic stoneworkers is visible on many houses around. Undoubtedly this town proudly deserves to be on the list of protected historical centres of the island.

Followingly you will continue to the village of Firgas. Here you will surely want to take a picture of yourself in front of the lovely water cascades and Sevillan mosaics. And before heading for your lunch don´t forget to check the views from the “Balcony of the Atlantic”. 

Afterwards, you will set a for a little adventure to Tilos de Moya. In this natural reserve, you will make a half-hour hike. Walking between the laurels you will breathe the fresh air. The birds will sing around. Certainly, you will contemplate many local endemic plants. Alternatively, there is a sitting area for those who cannot walk that much. Additionally, you could treat yourself in a nearby restaurant (if opened).

Later on, you will visit the peaceful and fertile Valley of Agaete. In a family-run coffee plantation, you will learn about local coffee production. Then you will enjoy your afternoon cup of java.

Finally, you will have a bit of free time in the picturesque coastal village of Puerto de las Nieves. Here you can explore on your own or have a quick swim before heading back to Las Palmas.

LUNCH OPTION:

In addition, in the middle of the tour, for just 6.50€/person you are welcomed to join a traditional lunch. It is served in a homey little restaurant in the village of Firgas. The guide will explain the menu at the beginning of the tour. Of course, there are also vegetarian options. Consequently, you will have a chance to book your lunch with the guide.

PICK UP: 

9:00 – Santa Catalina Park in Las Palmas – in front of the Tourist Info Center

DROP OFF:

17:30 – Santa Catalina Park

BRING:
  • good shoes, swimwear, sun protection
  • in winter months – warm clothing and umbrella/raincoat
INCLUSIONS:
  • professional guide
  • air-conditioned bus
  • entrance fee to the coffee farm and coffee tasting
EXCLUSIONS:

food and drinks

CANCEL POLICY:

You can cancel by email up to 48 hours prior to the excursion with a full refund. The only fee you would be charged is a small percentage (max. 4%) charged by the card processing company or PayPal. Unfortunately, we cannot influence that.

PRICE: 39€/PERSON