La Laguna & Las Mercedes Forest - Walking Tour in Tenerife is quite easy walking tour and it's an interesting mix of culture and the nature of the North of Tenerife. Walk the streets of San Sebastian de La Laguna, World Heritage Site by UNESCO, visit local colourful market and later drive to Anaga to walk in the green and lush Las Mercedes forest with endemic trees and fabulous views on the wildest part of the island - Anaga Mountains.
We pick-up the tour participants by our mini-bus at the morning directly from their hotels or from a bigger hotel located nearby yours in Los Cristianos, Costa Adeje and Las Americas. After our small group is completed and everyone is in the mini-bus we drive across whole the island directly to the North - the drive to La Laguna takes us approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.
We stop in La Laguna historical centre and then having guided walk in the historical part of the town also visiting local market by the way. The walk in La Laguna takes us about an hour and then we continue our journey to the North - to get in touch with nature on the trail in the Las Mercedes forest. With La Laguna & Las Mercedes Forest - Walking Tour in Tenerife you are having guided walk in the forest for approx. 2 hours.
Known also as laurel forest, Las Mercedes forest is the destination for many botanists and naturalists, because it's only one of 3 remaining sub-tropical laurel forests on our planet. In the late Miocene epoch this kind of forest was covering whole the Southern Europe and Northern Africa. The clouds travelling through Las Mercedes forest provides a lot needed moisture for the bushes, trees and fauna that adapt in these unique woodlands, whilst it is an ideal habitat for wild and exotic flora. Las Mercedes forest is an eye opener to the diverse micro climate the island has to offer.
Participants of the La Laguna & Las Mercedes Forest - Walking Tour in Tenerife can see Mercedes forest in all its glory during any season, continuing from the forest leads to the pretty village of Las Mercedes.