Barranco de las Vacas: the best excursion with 2 local guides

Barranco de las Vacas tour

Barranco de las Vacas tour

Barranco de las Vacas and much more!

The South East side of Gran Canaria

Barranco de las Vacas

Barranco de las Vacas

One of the most emblematic pictures of Gran Canaria, we will visit this place early in the morning to avoid the crowds of people and so that you can be amazed by the colours reflected in the morning light.

An easy walk to the bottom of the ravine will lead us to this special place. You will learn how this area was created by nature.

Caves

When it comes to this secret place, we can only say that you will be amazed. We will visit caves used by the ancient inhabitants of Gran Canaria and we will explain their amazing mysteries.

During the walk we will tell you some stories about the traditional way of life in Gran Canaria and how the agricultural life was.

Salt mines

We will finish our tour in Pozo Izquierdo, one of the most important windsurfing spots in the world. In one of its corners there are salt mines where this mineral is produced in the same way as in the 18th century.

Another emblematic photo awaits you here!

  • Price: 55 € / passenger

  • Small groups of maximum 6 people per day

  • Tasting of local products

  • Without commercial stops

  • Available in English and Spanish

  • Duration of the visit: 4 hours

  • Pick-up only available in Maspalomas:
      • 8.10 at the Faro de Maspalomas bus station (see location here)

      • 8.20 at the Servatur Don Miguel roundabout (see location here)

      • 8.25 at the Parque Tropical bus station (see location here)

Pick up at the following locations (to be chosen when booking):

-8.10 a.m. at the Faro de Maspalomas bus station

-8.20 a.m. at the roundabout of the Hotel Servatur Don Miguel (bus stop)

-8.25 a.m. at the bus station of Parque Tropical.

We recommend

    • Walking shoes and comfortable clothes. However, we will contact you the day before the trip with a detailed weather forecast.

    • Although the walking distance is short, this activity is not recommended for people with heart problems, walking difficulties or other conditions.

    • Take at least 1.5 litres of water.

    • Sun protection: sun cream, caps, sunglasses.

Cancellation policy

    • The company reserves the right to cancel the activity for technical or weather reasons. In this case, the amount paid will be refunded.

    • If the client cancels the activity with more than 48 hours notice, the amount paid will be refunded, except for an administration fee of 10% per passenger.

    • If the client cancels the activity with less than 48 hours notice, no refund will be made.

    • Dans l'un des cas suivants, Sky Rebels ne remboursera pas le client:
        • The client is intoxicated or under the influence of drugs.

        • The activity is cancelled due to the client's delay or deliberate failure to perform the activity.

Barranco de las Vacas Gran Canaria


The southeast of Gran Canaria hides a series of secrets that are difficult to imagine when travelling on the motorway. From the famous Barranco de las Vacas ravine, to surprising archaeological remains and salt mines where this spice is produced in a totally traditional way.

In addition, the amazing landscape of this place, full of ravines and desert vegetation, will give you the feeling that you are on another planet.

We invite you to discover this area with us, where you will find landscapes and learn stories that will leave you open-mouthed. We will also offer you a small tasting of local products.

How to get to Barranco de las Vacas

Barranco de las Vacas tour pictures

The route

Barranco de las Vacas

One of the most iconic photos of Gran Canaria, we will visit this place early in the morning to avoid crowds of people and so that you can be amazed by the colours reflected in the morning light.

An easy walk to the bottom of the ravine will take us to this special place. You will learn about the way this area was created by the mother nature.

Caves

About this secret place, we can only tell you that you will be amazed. We will visit some caves used by the ancient inhabitants of Gran Canaria and we will explain their amazing mysteries.

During the walk, we will tell you some histories about the traditional way of life in Gran Canaria and how was farming life.

Salt mines

We will finish our route in Pozo Izquierdo, one of the most important windsurfing spots in the world. In one of its corners are hidden some salt mines where this mineral is produced in the same way as it was done in the 18th century.

Anothe iconic photo is waiting four you here!


Highlights

  • Price: 55 € / passenger
  • Small groups of maximum 6 people per day
  • Local food tasting
  • Without commercial stops
  • Available in English and Spanish
  • Duration of the tour: 4 hours
  • Pick up only available in Maspalomas:
    • 8.10 at Faro de Maspalomas bus station (see location here)
    • 8.20 at Riu Don Miguel roundabout (see location here)
    • 8.25 at Parque Tropical bus station (see location here)

Prices

The price is 55.00 € / passenger

Included:

  • Transfer from Maspalomas in an air-conditioned and fully air-conditioned minivan.
  • Barranco de las Vacas, torglodyte caves and Salinas de Tenefe.
  • Picnic (sandwiches and fruit).
  • Accident and liability insurance.

Not included:

  • Water (1.5 l per person is recommended).
  • Transfers from other locations.
  • Tips.

Prices for Barranco de las Vacas tour

Important information

Important information about Barranco de las Vacas tour

We recommend

  • Comfortable walking shoes and clothes. However, we will contact you the day before the trip with the detailed weather forecast.
  • Although the walking distance is short, this activity is not recommended to people with heart problems, walking difficulties or similar.
  • Bring, at least, 1,5 litres of water with you.
  • Sun protection: sun cream, caps, sunglasses.
  • In summer, bring swimsuits, towels, etc if you want to take a bath at the beach.

Cancellation policy

Read specific policy about Barranco de las Vacas tour

  • The company reserves the right to cancel the activity for technical or meteorological reasons. In this case the amount paid will be refunded.
  • If the client cancels the activity with more than 48 hours notice, the amount paid will be refunded, except for a 10% handling fee per passenger.
  • If the client cancels the activity with less than 48 hours notice, no refund will be made.
  • In any of the following cases, Sky Rebels will not refund the client:
    • The client is intoxicated or under the influence of drugs.
    • The activity is cancelled due to the client’s deliberate delay or failure to attend the activity.

Contact

If you have any questions, or would like to request a different availability or customisation, please do not hesitate to contact us:

How to get to Barranco de las Vacas Gran Canaria

Getting to Barranco de las Vacas is not difficult. You just need to write on Google Maps this location and the app will tell you how to.

The main drawback is that parking at Barranco de las Vacas can get extremely difficult. Apart from the fact that if you don’t arrive at the right time, you will have to queue for a long time to visit the place.

6 Unique excursions in Gran Canaria

The next question is what to do after visiting this place. There are many wonderful and totally unknown places in this area. This is why it is always highly recommended to visit with specialised guides who can show you the area and explain all the curiosities of this place.

FAQ about Barranco de las Vacas tour

Why should I take this tour (instead of going on my own)?

Tobas de Colores, Barranco de Barafonso, or the antelope canyon in Gran Canaria, has become an attractive spot in which you can take amazing pictures in a unique rock formation. It’s a must visit in the island.

But, getting to the place is not as easy as it looks, and parking can be a real problem (that can result in a 200 € fine); also, the queues to get to the place and to take a pictures can delay a couple of hours. In our tour, we will avoid the rush hour so you won’t have to worry about this issues.

Also, there are more incredible places to discover in the area, that go unnoticed and that a local guide can show you. Believe us, we will leave you with your mouth open…

This is a private excursion, maximum 6 passengers, to one of the most photographied spot in Gran Canaria, but also Off the beaten track spots.

The guided tour will take place in a new vehicle with all facilities. In addition, there is an easy hiking section of about 2 km in length..

How far will we travel?

The total distance in our minivan is about 100 km. Starting in Maspalomas we will head towards the South East of the island where the places we are going to visit are located.

Our minivan, “Lupita”, has all the comforts, such as individual air conditioning and USB ports for charging electronic devices. Above all, we want your experience with our private excursions in Gran Canaria to be as enjoyable as possible.

How long does tour last?

The total duration of the Barranco de las Vacas tour is approximately 4 hours. Starting at 8.30 a.m. and finishing around 12.30 p.m.

Where and what are we eating?

Local food tasting is included. (Sandwiches and fruits).

Is everything included in this tour?

Our Barranco de las Vacas tour includes in the price: transport, pick-up, drop-off in the asignated points and all insurances.

What clothes and shoes should I wear for the excursion?

  • To carry out the Barranco de las Vacas tour, we recommend:
    • Comfortable shoes (trainers would be a good choice).
    • Warm clothes (near the coast you can be in a short-sleeved T-shirt, but on the summit it’s cold even in summer, sometimes it rains!)
    • Sunglasses, hat and sunscreen (logical, right?)
    • Mobile phones and all kinds of electronic devices you want with 100% charge (although in the vehicle we have a USB input for charging electronic devices in the passenger compartment).

What are the weather conditions?

The trade winds, the Gulf Stream and the orography of Gran Canaria have blessed this island with a wonderfully mild climate all year round. At any time of the year, you can enjoy different microclimates, depending on where you are: the coast, the midlands or the mountains.

Near the coast, you can wear a short-sleeved T-shirt. But at the summit it is often cold, even in summer, and sometimes it rains! That’s why we recommend being prepared for all kinds of weather situations.
In any case, Sky Rebels reserves the right to modify the tour in case of adverse weather conditions.

What is the cancellation policy?

  • The company reserves the right to cancel the activity for technical or meteorological reasons. In this case the amount paid will be refunded.
  • If the client cancels the activity with more than 48 hours notice, the amount paid will be refunded, except for a 10% handling fee per passenger.
  • If the client cancels the activity with less than 48 hours notice, no refund will be made.
    • In any of the following cases, Sky Rebels will not refund the client:
    • The client is intoxicated or under the influence of drugs.
    • The activity is cancelled due to the client’s deliberate delay or failure to attend the activity.
Barranco de las Vacas: the best excursion with 2 local guides
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In this half day trip, you will discover Barranco de las Vacas, the hidden caves in Agüimes and an incredible salt mine in Gran Canaria

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