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Canary Islands: Discover Gran Canaria Day-Trip

4.3 / 5

85 reviews

Activity provider: First Minute Travel

Canary Islands: Discover Gran Canaria Day-Trip

Activity provider: First Minute Travel

From US$ 37.74 per person

This amazing guided tour crosses the heart of the island and combines visits to charming villages, exceptional viewpoints, valleys, and impressive peaks on the second most populous of the Canary Islands.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, German
Pickup included
Pick up areas: Maspalomas, Playa del Inglés, San Agustín, Bahía Feliz, Puerto Rico, Arguineguín, Taurito and Puerto Mogán. Pickup details will be forwarded by email 24 to 48 before the tour date.


  • Enjoy free time to explore the city of Telde and the towns of Arucas and Firgas
  • Travel on a stunning panoramic route crossing the Fataga Canyon
  • Stop at the Ayacata almond tree region and see the impressive views over the Santa Lucía Valley
  • Stop at Mirador de Tejeda for amazing views over Roque Nublo and El Teide
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Discover Gran Canaria on a guided bus tour through the great green heart of Gran Canaria. See why this island is sometimes called a 'miniature continent' because of the huge contrasts in habitats and landscapes. 

The northern middle area will amaze you with its green meadows, farming areas, forests, natural parks, mountains, impressive viewpoints, and hidden villages.

Firstly, visit Telde, the 2nd most populous city on the island. It's modern but full of interesting history as it was the ancient capital. Learn about the history of its Church and about its past and present.

Then, discover the charming old town of Arucas and its magnificent modernist Church of San Juan Bautista built with volcanic black stone. 

After that, explore Firgas, known as "the Atlantic balcony" for its fantastic panoramic views. Find out why it is also called "the water village", for its exceptional waterfall fountain in the middle of the old town.

Next, arrive in the mountain area to make a stop at a restaurant in the Valleseco surroundings for lunch (optional and not included in the price of the tour). 

Continue through protected natural areas and mountains with stops at Mirador de la Cruz de Tejeda, which has beautiful views of Roque Nublo and El Teide.

Finally, see the almond trees growing area of Ayacata, San Bartolomé, with fantastic views of the Santa Lucia Valley and the Caldera de Tirajana, and end the tour with an impressive panoramic route through the Fataga Valley Canyon.

  • Professional Guide
  • Return bus service from the following areas: Maspalomas, Playa del Inglés, San Agustín, Bahía Feliz, Puerto Rico, Arguineguín, Taurito and Puerto Mogán
  • Lunch
  • Pickup drop-off outside of designated areas
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  •  This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
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4.3 /5

based on 85 reviews

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Very beautiful and interesting experience, definitely take a tour of the island and see the most characteristic places but also to see the various areas and the various types of territories that this island has to offer! Possibility to have lunch in a local restaurant and excellent value for money. I highly recommend it to everyone!

August 24, 2022

Pick-up on time (at the casino in Maspalomas 09:00 a.m.). Top. Then over 1h picking up other guests. But at the end of the tour we were the first to be dropped off again (7:00 p.m.). Thanks a lot for this. So a good 10 hours on the way. Very good tour guide. Really great varied vantage points. Drive but really sometimes very curvy. Lunch for 12€ ok starter, main course, dessert + 2 drinks. If you want a compact insight/overview of GC, this is the right tour for you.

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July 30, 2022

The activity was good. We visited different places by bus with 30 minutes to visit on foot at some stops and eat in an hour in a restaurant with a normal menu and at a good price (€12). The views where the bus was going were SPECTACULAR with its contrasts of arid and hot areas in the south and humid and somewhat cooler areas in the north. And the ravines not suitable for people with vertigo are BEAUTIFUL. Beautiful to see the Roque Nublo and be able to see the peak of Teide in Tenerife from a viewpoint, thanks to a day of very good visibility. Congratulations to Ana, who was a perfect guide telling us the history of the Islands, and to the bus driver Manolo with his perfect driving throughout the route. Recommended tour.

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July 13, 2022

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