Intercruises was on hand to welcome AIDA to the smallest of the Canary Islands, El Hierro. As part of its new itinerary plan, AIDA has opted to send some of its smaller ships to explore hidden regions not accessible to larger ships.
A shorex program for half & full day excursions was prepared for the ship’s arrival, which included tours of:
- The impressive coastlines with superb viewpoints
- Naturally formed swimming-pools
- The island’s beautiful Valleys
- The capital, Valverde
- Laurisilva forest
- Mirador de la Peña (built by Cesar Manrique)
- The La Gorona del Viento eco project
- The island’s Lava formations
An average of ten busses were dispatched during each call (three calls in total) – a significant challenge due to the island’s lack of transportation suppliers, which are shared with the local school. Intercruises adapted the tour schedule to ensure that both tours and school transportation services were not affected.
In addition to the varied shorex program, Intercruises worked with the local government to organise a market in the port area, where guests could purchase local artisan products and enjoy musical performances (guests also had the opportunity to try the traditional instrument known as the Timple).