Sites visited on this tour:
First stop at the Upper Rock Nature Reserve, 150 meters above sea level. A 5 minute photo stop where you will enjoy great views overlooking the Bay and Straits of Gibraltar to North Africa Morocco. The Atlantic Ocean meets the Mediterranean Sea. In ancient times known as “Non Plus Ultra” The end of the World.
300 meters above sea level, a 20 minute visit in this natural grotto to admire its beauty with stalactites and lighting display. Inhabited by the Neanderthals and visited since the time of the Romans, prepared as an emergency hospital during WWII. Today a main tourist attraction and used for concerts and social events.
You will stop at the very top, with stunning views of both sides of the rock, 400 meters above sea level. Here, you meet the rock’s main pack of Barbary Apes, all ages and sizes and maybe even have a close encounter, this pack totals a number of approximately 40 apes, which we know well. Introduced in 1750, at present there’s approximately 200 apes roaming free on the upper rock.” No touching or feeding allowed” as they can bite.
At the northern face of the rock, 100 meters above sea level, a 20 minute visit to this man made tunnel, built the hard way, deep into the rock, houses a gallery of cannons proving to have served as a very effective defence during the Great Siege. Built during, 1782-83. Views overlooking Gibraltar Airport run-way, with great views to the most southern point in Spain/ Land Frontier.