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Explore the unspoilt ecosystems and culture of La Gomera

Explore the unspoilt ecosystems and culture of La Gomera

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Discover the Gomerian Whistle, learn how to make goats cheese, uncover the secret uses of the Canarian palm tree and appreciate the local lifestyle. Swim and kayak on the stunning shoreline while visiting the different ecosystems La Gomera is famous for.

 

The UNESCO listed Garajonay National Park, holds special walking trails inside unusual forests which nowadays are rare to find in Southern Europe and Africa. Its flowing water streams are the best-preserved in the Canary Islands. Within this area, you can also uncover 8 out of 34 plant species native to La Gomera.

 

Fruitful wisdom sits inside the mind of many islanders, knowing traditional archaic techniques on the production of palm honey. La Gomera is the only destination in the world where palm honey is extracted from Canarian palm trees. Unearth this ancient skill that has been sourced from the Canarian tree which dates back to the first century.

 

Another highlight is its diverse wildlife scattered on and close to the island. Look out for the 50 different forms of nesting bird species. Between La Gomera and its neighbour, Tenerife there are five different types of cetaceans that live all year round in the waters. To make sure you get this opportunity to spot them, you will embark on a responsible whale and dolphin watching boat journey. We will also Kayak on these waters allowing us to bird watch over the cliffs.

 

To conclude your journey witness rural entrepreneurs and artisans making precious pottery and discover how goat cheese is produced. Finally, learn the culture of local shepherds and their indigenous language, La Gomerian whistle.

 

Trip Highlights:

 

  • Visit different ecosystems in Garajonay National Park
  • Dine at Casa Efigenia the only traditional vegetarian restaurant on the island
  • Journey to the exhibition centre of palm honey in Alojera
  • Taste and see different uses of the La Gomera Canarian palm tree
  • Responsible whale and dolphin watching boat journey
  • Visit aborigine places around El Cercado village
  • Traditional pottery workshop with local artisans
  • Learn the pottery process at the exhibition centre of Las Loceras
  • Kayak and swim on the shores of La Gomera
  • Uncover how to make local goats cheese
  • Learn about the shepherd culture of La Gomera

 

Interested? Enquire with us today. Want to know more? Click on the trip plan above for further information!

  • Destination
  • Included
    Explore the unspoilt ecosystems and culture of La Gomera
    Local Guide
    Transportation
    Dinner
    Lunch
    Bed & Breakfast
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Day 1: Welcome to the Canaries!
Today, you will arrive from Tenerife and get the ferry across to the island of La Gomera. This island is one of the most biodiverse hot spots in the world.   From here we will transfer you to your destination.   This evening we will all dine together at a restaurant.   Included:
  • Ferry Transfer
  • Dinner
2
Day 2: Meander in Garajonay National Park
Goodmorning, enjoy some breakfast and afterwards meet your guide. Here you will undergo a briefing and introduction about the week ahead of you in La Gomera.   From here we will visit Garajonay, the UNESCO listed park which lies in the centre of the island. In ancient times, this was the main industry. Whilst in this national park, we will take small walks visiting various ecosystems of Tertiary Laurel Forest.   We will stop for lunch today at a traditional small restaurant located in Las Hayas, Casa Efigenia. This is the only traditional vegetarian restaurant on the island owned by a Spanish lady with more than 50 years of passion under her belt of cooking food with love. Included:
  • Meeting with guide and briefing session
  • Garajonay experience
  • Transport
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch at vegetarian restaurant
  • Dinner
3
Day 3: Uncover the magic of La Gomerian Palm Honey
After breakfast this morning, we will travel to a village named Alojera located on the western part of the island. This area is the main producer of palm honey in La Gomera. Ever since the first century, islanders have discovered that the Canarian palm tree produced a popular and flavourful luxury drink. In order to taste it, you have to uncover a very specific and skilled technique. La Gomera is the only destination in the world where palm honey can be made from Canarian palm trees.       Later you will visit the exhibition centre of palm honey and have the opportunity to taste and learn the different uses of this island tree.   Included:
  • Trip to Alojera
  • Visit the exhibition centre of palm honey
  • Transport
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
4
Day 4: Whale and dolphin watching on the Atlantic Ocean
Today we will board a small boat undergoing a journey on the sea around the Valle Gran Rey cliffs. In the Atlantic ocean between the South of Tenerife and La Gomera are five different species of cetaceans which live all year around.   Enjoy this tranquil boat trip with picturesque scenery and if time permits you can swim in the sea. The combination of sightings and swimming may make it one of the highest sensations of your La Gomera experience. Included:  
  • Whale watching and dolphin boat excursion
  • Transfers
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch on boat
  • Dinner
5
Day 5: Learn from the locals
Travel back in time today to learn the origins of traditional pottery-making in La Gomera. We will visit aborigine places around El Cercado village.   Also, we will travel to the exhibition centre of Las Loceras where we learn further about the pottery-making process. We will conclude today with a traditional pottery-making workshop with local artisans.   Included:
  • Visit Las Loceras exhibition centre
  • Pottery making workshop
  • Transport
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
 
6
Day 6: Sea Kayaking and Bird watching
Today you will be placed in the area around Alajeró cliffs to kayak on the sea. Enjoy your time out doing this watersport activity as we ride looking at stunning views of Alajeró and its surrounding wildlife.   Notice several seabirds resting and nesting in this area. After the kayaking tour, we can swim in the unclouded waters. Included:
  • Sea Kayaking tour
  • Transfer
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
7
Day 7: Learn about the Shepherd Culture
Have breakfast and then we will travel to the mainland of the island, San Sebastián de La Gomera. From here we will wander around the quaint old town.   Travel back in time to the exact spot where Christopher Columbus left the island before arriving to a new continent.   This afternoon we will become familiar with the cheese-making process guided by a local goat cheese factory on the island. Here we will work alongside the goats and uncover the process to make very tasteful goat cheese.   Later we will learn about the shepherd’s culture of La Gomera. Especially their native language, La Gomerian whistle.   Included:
  • Visit to a local goat cheese factory
  • Learn about Sheperd culture
  • Transfer
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
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Day 8: Say Goodbyes
Today you depart Las Gomera, we will transfer you back to the ferry. Then enjoy a return trip back to Tenerife on the ferry for your return flight home.   Included:
  • Transfer to ferry port
  • Ferry to Tenerife

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