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Las Palmas, Bandama Crater & Botanical Gardens
Las Palmas is the largest city in the Canary Islands and the capital of Gran Canaria. Enjoy the ride to the enchanting Doramas Park, landscaped with native flora and dragon trees. Visit the model of a traditional village, located in the park. Continue to the historical section of the city called Vegueta, a maze of narrow, cobblestone streets and tiny squares. Stop for photos at Plaza Santa Ana with its bronze statues in honor of the dogs which probably gave the Canary Islands their name - canum in Latin. Facing the plaza is the Cathedral of Santa Ana with its impressive 19th century neoclassical Roman columns.
Enjoy a typical, local snack at a restaurant beforing riding up to the vast volcanic crater of Bandama, an extinct volcano rising nearly 1,867 fee/569 meters above sea level. Have your camera ready, as you enjoy panoramic views of the island. Enjoy a visit to the lush botanical gardens with an impressive collection of native plants. Stop at the Altavista lookout point for stunning views of Las Palmas, Las Canteras Beach and the harbor with your ship in the background.
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Note: Tour involves approximately 2 hours of walking over paved, partially unpaved and cobblestone terrain with approximately 35 steps.
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Scenic & City Tours
Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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