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Fuerteventura: Return Lobos Island Ferry Ticket with Entry

1. Fuerteventura: Return Lobos Island Ferry Ticket with Entry

After just 20-minutes by boat from Corralejo, be amazed by the different tones of blue water whilst you disembark to this hidden corner of the Atlantic Ocean. Looking to the right of the harbor, you will find the path that takes you to El Puertito, an old fishing village next to a white-sand beach. At El Puertito, you can find the only restaurant on the island and a few buildings that were built before the island had been declared a Natural Park. Surrounded by tranquil waters, you will enjoy the island’s rich and exotic sea life. To the left of the harbor, you can find the most famous beach on this side of El Río. Take a swim in the calm and crystal clear, turquoise blue water or sunbathe in the fine sand, perfect for families with children, couples, young and old. This beach is commonly known as “La Concha” (the Shell) because of its shape, although the official name is La Caleta because of the limescale oven that played an important role in the construction of the “Martiño” lighthouse. From here you can see in the distance the dunes of Corralejo, the contours of Fuerteventura and when turning your back to the sea, appreciate the unique mountain “La Caldera”. Don’t forget to visit the nearby statue of Josefine Plá, the Spanish writer, poet and essayist, who was born on the island. Take a deep breath, a bottle of water and get ready to climb the highest peak of the island. The “La Caldera” mountain is a volcanic cone of relatively recent origin. Enjoy a fantastic view of Fuerteventura and Lanzarote from its 127-meter peak. Time stands still here as you take in the silence and colour of this splendid natural surrounding.  Whilst visiting the Northern part of the island, you will find the lighthouse, whose first lighthouse keeper was Josefine Plá’s father. Nowadays, the lighthouse works fully automatically and has been restored to its full splendour. Within the shade of this structure, stop for a rest while admiring the sea and Lanzarote with its volcanoes in the background. Admire the volcanic nature of the island’s interior and take a walk on the “Saladar (salt marsh) del Faro Martiño” and “Las Lagunitas”. More than 130 plant species and endemic birds live here, which has converted this idyllic paradise into a protected natural park. Enjoy a hiking excursion that will see your senses awakened to the island’s wildlife.

Lanzarote: Volcano Trekking Tour

2. Lanzarote: Volcano Trekking Tour

Be shown the real Lanzarote by expert local guides as you trek along paths of volcanic soil and view volcanoes. Walk up to the craters and through majestic lava fields on this 7 km walk. Get an authentic volcanic experience as you leave the main paths of the area with your guide. Learn about the incredible volcanic history of Lanzarote from your knowledgeable guide as you walk to the craters. Ascend to an altitude of 50 meters on this easy walk.

La Palma: Caldera de Taburiente National Park Guided Hike

3. La Palma: Caldera de Taburiente National Park Guided Hike

Explore the Caldera de Taburiente National Park on a guided hiking tour with bus pickup and drop-off from meeting points on the island. Admire this park which encompasses a crater that is 8 kilometers in diameter and 1,800 meters deep. Pass through ravines and view the Waterfall of Colors. Board a comfortable and air-conditioned bus at one of the centrally-located meeting points in La Palma. Relax on the scenic drive to the Los Llanos de Aridane Bus Station. Transfer to a spacious 4X4-bus ride to the Los Brecitos observation deck.  Begin your hike with sweeping mountain views. Walk through rocky vegetation and under cedar and pine trees. Keep an eye out for local birds as you follow your guide along the PR LP 13 trail to uncover the lush heart of the National Park of La Caldera de Taburiente. Pass over wooden bridges that span sparking streams. Stop to swim in the cool waters of Playa de Taburiente. Rest before traveling the through the Taburiente ravine to get to the vibrantly colored Waterfall of Colors. Finally, take the Las Angustias ravine through volcanic formations to get to the Los Llanos de Aridane Bus Station. Transfer back to your meeting point on the bus.

Gran Canaria: The Volcano's Heart Tour

4. Gran Canaria: The Volcano's Heart Tour

Enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of the Gran Canaria biosphere reserve with this tour from Lomo Quiebre. Travel to the summit of Gran Canaria and discover the inland landscapes of the island and see the traditional Canarian cave houses. Be picked up by your guide and travel inland through numerous ravines, volcanic calderas, and gigantic rock walls. Go through rural villages with typical Canarian cave houses. Discover the natural wonders of the island beyond the beaches. Take a walk at sunset through the highest spot on the island and look out over a sea of clouds. Savor local flavors as you taste a range of products on the plains of an ancient volcano. See the great geological and natural icons of the island such as the Roque Nublo volcanic rock, the Roque Bentayga rock formation, the Tejeda Basin, and the verdant pine forests and mountains of Tamadaba. Relax on the return to Lomo Quiebre.

Tenerife: Mount Teide Hiking Tour with Cable Car

5. Tenerife: Mount Teide Hiking Tour with Cable Car

Explore the highest mountain in Spain on this hiking tour without having to walk the entire way. Enjoy reaching the top of the mountain with the help of the cable car, including the necessary permits. On this tour you will take the cable car up Mount Teide – from 2350 to 3550 meters high. You will then walk the remaining 170 meters. No other place in Tenerife offers such fantastic panoramic views of the entire island across to the neighboring islands. After a rest on the summit you will descend to the cable car station and travel back down by cable car. Enjoy a photo stop at Roques de Garcia and make the most of the perfect views to take amazing photos.

Spain: Guided Day Tour to Gran Canaria Rainforest

6. Spain: Guided Day Tour to Gran Canaria Rainforest

Immerse yourself on the north side of Gran Canaria and get a real taste of the island. Contemplate the ruins of a famous old wellness center, nestled in the Barranco de Azuaje. Visit the Los Tilos de Moya interpretation center, and prepare your knowledge for an enchanting walk in the laurel forest. Get whisked away in the morning, and experience a scenic drive to the north of the island. Discover where the beautiful wild meets man-made construction in the ravine of Barranco de Azuaje. Interpret your surroundings and learn about local species and nature at the Los Tilos de Moya, and transcend in a gentle and calming walk through the rainforest. Gain a new perspective, and arrive in Valle de Agaete. Experience a guided tour of the strange and beautiful Finca-Bodega Los Berrazales, surrounded by local fruit trees, and coffee plantations. Soak in stunning scenic, panoramic views before heading to Agaete. Sink into the dazzling natural pools before being returned to your hotel.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Hiking in the Anaga Mountains

7. Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Hiking in the Anaga Mountains

Discover the Anaga Rural Park forest on a 3.5-hour walk to the volcanic dome close to the hamlet of Taborno, coming down through the magnificent laurel forest of Anaga, a Unesco Biosphere Reserve since 2015. Hike while enjoying amazing views as the path comes out of the forest and approaches the cliffs facing the northeast shore of the island. Taborno is a hamlet right on top of the crane of two different gorges. It is considered a viewpoint hamlet.  Witness the local country life of the island and listen to your guide that will explain the local uses in such an amazing mountain chain. Anaga is one of the places in Tenerife where some aboriginal pre-Hispanic uses have been kept longer. After the walk, lunch will local products will be served.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife: 2-Hour Hiking Tour in Anaga Forest

8. Santa Cruz de Tenerife: 2-Hour Hiking Tour in Anaga Forest

Explore the beautiful and ancient Laurel Forest and get in contact with the nature on this hiking tour. Take a simple walk without great difficulty and feel and smell the pure air of this laurel forest. If you think of yourself as a novice hiker, or simply want a more relaxed and slow–paced hike, step onto the route through the Anaga Forest. Discover all of life's natural treasures as you amble through the wondrous nature of what was once an isolated territory and see the original Canarian architecture. Wander through a landscape which, millions of years ago, was an independent island separated by the sea from the rest of the insular territory. Even today, it is still considered as a separate world, an island inside another with its own identity.

Gran Canaria: Cliff Climbing Via Ferrata Trip by Maspalomas

9. Gran Canaria: Cliff Climbing Via Ferrata Trip by Maspalomas

Inspire your adventurous side during this Via Ferrata guided climbing trip from Bahía Feliz. Via Ferrata is the perfect option for learning how to climb in a fun way; it's easier than climbing but with the same level of adventure. Your trip includes all the gear you need for a safe climb. After meeting in Bahía Feliz, you’ll get your climbing equipment (helmet, harness, and Ferrata kit), then start a 30-minute walk across a valley with a landscape that really looks like a western movie. After the walk, you’ll reach the starting point of the Via Ferrata. In Via Ferrata, you’ll go up a rock mountain using iron steps and a safe line, which makes it easier than climbing for most climbers. On this trip, the route will be medium-level, perfect for true adrenaline lovers. Your guide will explain to you all the techniques before starting; you don't need experience, only a normal fitness. They’ll belay you when you need it using ropes. During the climb, you’re in for the ultimate adventure. Prepare to explore caves and cross a floating bridge at 60 meters high. To round off your trip, you’ll get to fly in the highest swing of Gran Canaria before heading back to the starting point via a different trail.

Lanzarote: 4-Hour Volcano Hike with Transfers

10. Lanzarote: 4-Hour Volcano Hike with Transfers

Take a 4-hour trek in Volcano National Park and discover the reasons for the dramatic visual landscapes of Lanzarote, the types of eruptions and volcanoes, and the lava flows. During the 18th century one of the most important volcanic eruptions in the history of mankind took place on the island. Between 1730 and 1736 the island suffered eruptions that devastated a large part of its southern area. These eruptions, coupled with the evolutionary process of the land, have left one of the most spectacular volcanic landscapes on the planet and a unique outdoor geological museum. On this fascinating journey through the savage terrain of Lanzarote, you’ll have the opportunity to observe the rebirth of life in this extreme ecosystem as well.

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What people are saying about Canary Islands

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 653 reviews

Beautiful, varied, sometimes not very easy via ferrata hike. We have experience with via ferrata so it wasn't a problem for us. For inexperienced people it is certainly a challenge in places, although Manuel could always help with an additional safety device. Therefore also feasible for inexperienced people. We really enjoyed the trip. Our guide Manuel was great and told us a lot of interesting things. We would 100% recommend the tour and Manuel.

Due to an issue with the boat, our booking was altered for us to take a different boat. The information of the change was communicated efficiently and effectively, making the journey a smooth experience. Good price for what it is. Wouldn’t recommend for children under 3 as getting on and off the boat is a bit tricky. The island was lovely, easy walk from the port to the beach and you might find some lizards in the rocks.

From volcanos to the desert, to end in front of the ocean: amazing experience. The guide was super friendly and experienced, he explained us interesting details about the island's geology, plus cultural aspects that made us understand better how people live and experience the island.

All experience was excellent. Starting with communication with a guide. Anjel is very knowledgeable man and we learned a lot about nature of Tenerife .We really enjoyed and recommend this tour to other tourists.

It was a very nice tour with great weather. Guide Marina provided us with a lot of useful information about the tour and the island during the tour; highly recommended!