Until now, no one knows where three thousand years ago in the Canary Islands were the first inhabitants, the Guanche settlers. Over the centuries, the study of indigenous Canary Islands has developed many hypotheses about the possible homeland of this ancient people. Many scientists believe Guanche sons of the sunken Atlantis.
Gorge Erkes (Baranco Herques) is known for its caves in which lived a few centuries ago, the dead were buried and the ancient inhabitants of Tenerife guanchi.Po mountain path you go down in the valley, where once there was a large settlement natives. There is a cave "thousands of mummies," in which the most numerous burial in Tenerife were found. Guanches mummified dead body and hid the mummies in remote, locations. You can see this mysterious cave, and the bravest will be able to visit it. You will be given helmets and flashlights.
Turning to the other side of the gorge, we are located on a picnic in another cave, where ancient Guanche lived. Then our path lies in "the sacred turtle" Guanche. There are carved in stone baptismal font with the purest water in which the initiation rites were conducted. You will be able to swim and feel the beauty and magic of this place.