Guided Walking Tour to The Old Town in Las Palmas
Take a private tour of the Old & Historical Quarter of Vegueta (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) with an expert tour guide. Entrance fees included.
Gran Canaria is the third-largest island in the Canaries archipelago and was discovered in 999AD, by navigator Ibn Farrukh who introduced the famous plant Aloe Vera to its shores. A mini-continent is perhaps the best word to describe the diversity of landscapes in Gran Canaria; ranging from the green and fertile north, a mountainous interior and the desert in the south. This along with more than 80 beaches on the island, how could you not have fun, adventures in the sun and sand with private guided tours Gran Canaria.
Gran Canaria has much more to offer than its beautiful beaches and on a Gran Canaria sightseeing tour, you will discover stunning landscapes and the city’s full of fun experiences and exciting activities. Gran Canaria is a fantastic family destination where every day you will have an unforgettable experience.
You will enjoy adventures galore when you take a trek around Gran Canaria’s volcanic hotspot, The Caldera de Bandama on a Gran Canaria private hiking tour. As you look down on this amazing crater beneath your feet, you can truly respect how the earth’s landscapes constantly change.
For adrenaline junkies, there are many water sports including scuba diving, paragliding and how about coast steering where you will partake in abseiling, zip-lining, rappelling, jumping and swimming through multiple obstacles.
For all you movie fans you will discover that many film scenes have been shot in Gran Canaria. Maspalomas dunes have appeared in numerous Spaghetti Westerns, Confital Bay just north of Las Palmas city featured in the 1960's classic Moby Dick and who can forget the epic bridge scenes in Fast & Furious 6: filmed on the north coast Puente de Silva bridge. Enjoy a camel trek through the enormous expanse of sand dunes in Maspalomas and envisage what it was like in the days of Lawrence of Arabia whilst experiencing what life was like as a true nomad.
Finally, no visit to the island would be complete without taking a Gran Canaria boat tour. Not only will you enjoy the fantastic views and stop for a swim but you will also encounter dolphins and porpoises and if you are really lucky you may get to do a bit of whale watching.
In Gran Canaria temperatures vary according to altitude; however, the subtropical climate ensures that the island is mostly sunny all year round with very little rain. In the north which receives a moderate amount of rain, you can visit beautiful green villages and enjoy the views from Tamadaba Natural Park with a customized guided tour. With never-ending sunshine, the south of the island offers plenty of beaches and plenty of activities to enjoy.
There are of course different ranges in prices and standards for many restaurants and hotels, so check the menu boards and book your hotel and tours in advance. A typical meal for two should cost between 30-35 Euro. Alcohol is cheap, but soft drinks can be expensive.
As there are so many activities and fascinating places to visit, please do your research before you go. You will find many types of guided, customised and private tours on our website to help you decide. Gran Canaria is known to be one of the safest islands to visit; however, keep your passports and money safe, especially as in certain places, the nightlife can be a little wild.
There’s a substantial weather difference between the north and the south of Gran Canaria. Many people have remarked that the weather is like an everlasting spring with the average temperatures between 25 - 30C although it has been known to rise to over 40 degrees at times.