Gran Canaria Tour “Yesterday and Today”
The best way to visit Gran Canaria? Choose one of our different tours, of course! In this article, we want to show you the “Yesterday and Today” tour – the perfect excursion to discover the history of our beautiful island and its ancestors! During this tour of Gran Canaria, you will visit several locations:
Guayadeque and its archeological remains
Guayadeque is one of the largest ravines on the archipelago, notable for its archaeological remains and its valuable endemic species of flora and fauna. The site used to be the most populated valley on the island and contains hundreds of caves. All the people who lived there have left many mummies, and other burial remains in some caves, well guarded by the difficulty of access to the caves.
The town of Agüimes
The town of Agüimes is separated from Ingenio by the ravine of Barranco de Guayadeque. This small, but most appealing town has a picturesque, well-preserved old center with narrow medieval streets and pretty, ochre- or terracotta-colored houses, dominated by the two tall towers of the Parroquia de San Sebastián located in the Plaza del Rosario.
An Aloe Vera Plantation and a Banana Plantation
You will find plenty of Aloe Vera and Banana plantations around our island. During this excursion, we will visit a few farms to learn more about the process of cultivation of these two different type of plantation.
The town of Firgas, known as “the balcony of Atlantic” for its stunning views
Firgas is a small town famous for its production of sparkling mineral water (filling over 200,000 bottles a day!). This pleasant little town features the Paseos de Canaria and de Gran Canaria, where a human-made waterfall cascades 30 meters (about 100 ft) down shallow steps in the center of pedestrian passages laid out in 1995. On the backrests of benches at the walls of bordering houses, you can see beautifully painted landscapes and historical symbols of the seven Canary Islands.
The town of Valleseco, where we will have lunch
The curious thing about the name of this town, ‘Valleseco’ – literally meaning ‘Dry Valley’ – is that this area receives more rainfall per year than any other region on the island. The town is located at 1000 m. above sea level and often seems to be enveloped in a “sea of clouds.” This helps to make the landscape very lush.
We end our tour visiting the town of Gáldar
The Municipality of Gaáldar is located in the northern part of Gran Canaria – 27 kilometers away from the capital, Las Palmas. The town Gáldar is situated at the foot of the mountains, and it was the center of one of the former kingdoms of the island (Guanartematos).In this town is located the Cueva Pintada Museum (Painted Cave in English), one of the most visited places in the Canary Islands and indeed in the whole of Spain – the site is at the level of the major archaeological sites in Europe. Inside the Cueva Pintada have been found some of the most representative archaeological vestiges of pre-Hispanic Canaries, with unique characteristics.
Here you can read more information about this excursion:
- This tour is available every Wednesday
- The tour lasts around 8 hours
- Pick-up hour from 09:00 till 10:00 / Return hour from 17:00 to 18:00
- Pick-up and Return included only in: Taurito, Mogan, Puerto Rico, Maspalomas, Bahia Feliz, Playa del Ingles
- Lunch not included, but you can eat paying 11,50 € extra (in the Restaurant) or you can bring the food
- The bus is equipped with air conditioning
- Insurance included