Garajonay National Park consists of a dense forest surrounded by a sea of clouds, giving the area a magical aspect. Laurel forest covers some 70% of the park and there are about 2,000 different species of plants here, with a high number of native species unique to La Gomera. Since 1986, the park has been protected as a UNESCO World Heritage site as an area of Outstanding Universal Value.
Your tour begins with a coach ride along the South road, which leads up towards the Garajonay National Park. A short stop will be made at the Roque de Agando, from where there is a splendid view down to the Valley of Benchijigua and Tenerife.
On arrival in the park, you’ll leave the coach and continue your exploration on foot. Beginning in the western mountain village of Las Hayas, at aprox. 1,020 metres above sea level, we will walk through the luxuriant evergreen forest of La Gomera.
Mist plays a major role in the function of this ecosystem. Much of the flora here has almost completely disappeared in other parts of the world. For example, the heather trees (Erica Arborea), and different species of laurel trees, or the wax myrtle. This easy hike lasts aprox. 1.5 hours and will end in "Jardín de las Creces" at 1,100 m.a.s.l., after a walk of about 5 km. Returning to the coach, we will drive through the national park towards La Laguna Grande. After a short rest stop, we will return to the pier.