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Tenerife: Teide National Park Full-Day Scenic Tour

1. Tenerife: Teide National Park Full-Day Scenic Tour

Explore the diverse geography and geology of Tenerife on a full-day tour to 4 distinct landscapes around the island’s tallest mountain. Following a pick-up from your hotel, transfer to the National Heritage Site of Mt. Teide and the Teide National Park. Enjoy breathtaking views of the island’s west coast. Travel through local villages, such as Vilaflor, and see magnificent pine forests before going to the plateau of the volcano. Marvel at the lunar landscape that has been used as the location for films such as “Planet of the Apes” and “Clash of the Titans.” Drive through the Orotava Valley to Icod Los Vinos, famous for its wines. See the legendary drago tree, known for its mystical powers. Stop for a Canarian lunch (own expense), before transferring to Garachico, a local town destroyed by the volcanic eruption of 1706. Next, experience the magic of Masca, and enjoy fabulous views of La Gomera. With only around 120 inhabitants, Masca was the traditional hideout for pirates and their contraband stolen from the ships from La Gomera. Pass the giant cliffs of Los Gigantes before the transfer back to your hotel.

Tenerife: Guided Canyoning Experience in Los Arcos

2. Tenerife: Guided Canyoning Experience in Los Arcos

Go on a guided rappelling adventure in Los Arcos Canyon in Tenerife. Learn a new skill as you take in the immense, swooping geological formations surrounding you in the canyon. Learn all about the canyon's geological history from your local guide. Meet your guide, pop on your helmet and harness, and start off with a little hiking route. See and learn about the endemic flora and talk about the history of this iconic location from your local guide. Then, get taught how to rappel before putting your newfound skills to the test on a range of walls created by volcanic ash. Once you reach the first rappel, the fun begins. Descend with ropes through several walls — each one is very different from the other — all of which are made of volcanic ashes. Throughout the tour, be amazed by the scenery that surrounds you, including Los Arcos, which was formed by the erosion of the water that passed through many years ago. Once at your last rappel, embark on another short hike to return to your meeting point.

Tenerife: Private Day Tour of the Island with Hotel Pickup

3. Tenerife: Private Day Tour of the Island with Hotel Pickup

Enjoy the island of Tenerife on a private tour where we will tour the most emblematic places of the island Santa Cruz de Tenerife, San Cristobal de la Laguna, La Orotava, Puerto de La Cruz, Icod, Garachico, Los Gigantes, Costa Adeje ,Candelaria. You will know the peculiarities of the intricate landscapes of the island. The sun, wind and adrenaline combine to print an indelible memory of your stay in Tenerife. Enjoy the island of Tenerife on a private tour where we will visit the most emblematic places on the island. Once we have picked you up at your hotel we will go to Candelaria where the patron saint of the Canary Islands, the Virgin of Candelaria, is located, we will continue to Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the capital of the island, it is a cosmopolitan and fascinating city, we will continue our journey to San Cristóbal de la Laguna, World Heritage of Humanity, we continue our way to La Orotava where we will visit its historic center. We advance to Puerto de La Cruz, the first tourist city of Tenerife, we continue to Icod de los Vinos where we can admire the famous thousand-year-old Drago, then we will visit Garachico, where its cobbled streets invite us to explore the heart of the town, its churches and historical buildings. We continue to Los Gigantes, cliffs that live up to their name, as they are one of the most spectacular landscapes in Tenerife, and continue to Costa Adeje, the destination in the south of Tenerife where luxury and exclusivity come together. You will know the peculiarities of the intricate landscapes of the island. The sun, the wind and the adrenaline combine to print an indelible memory of your stay in Tenerife. The order of the itinerary can be changed depending on where your hotel / accommodation is located

Tenerife: La Casa de Los Balcones Entrance Ticket

4. Tenerife: La Casa de Los Balcones Entrance Ticket

Pre-book your ticket to La Casa de Los Balcones and walk around a traditional 19th-century Canarian townhouse turned cultural museum filled with preserved belongings of the former owners and as well as unique art and traditional handcraft exhibits. Step inside the quaint yet impressive house and get a glimpse of what life was like for the family who originally lived here. Learn about their customs and see their personal antique collection. Admire art displays and samples of the traditional handcrafts called “Calados”, which features intricately-drawn thread work. Learn about the history Calados and the techniques used to make them. As you walk around, discover the history of this town, its ancient roots, and Canarian cultural traditions. For a more elevated and informative experience, upgrade to the audio guide ticket option. At the end of your visit, buy local products, including embroidery, lace, pottery, and regional costumes, and other souvenirs, like the miniature balconies of La Orotava, at the gift shop

Tenerife: Guided VIP Group Tour

5. Tenerife: Guided VIP Group Tour

After pick-up, your first stop on this day-long tour will be La Laguna, an important historical center of the island and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, it's on to Candelaria, a fishing town and where you can find a statue of the Candelaria Virgin, patron saint of the Canary Islands, as well as the stunning Candelaria Basilica. This city is an important place of pilgrimage situated in the southeast of the island. Your next visit will be to El Médano, a charming beach with majestic views of the volcanic cone Montana Roja. The next stop, Garachico, is a city blooming with flowering trees and full of fascinating history. Other highlights of your tour include La Orotava and Los Gigantes Cliff. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel, port or apartment.

Tenerife: Barranco de Chimoche Canyoning Adventure

6. Tenerife: Barranco de Chimoche Canyoning Adventure

This is an adventure activity in nature. Dare to abseil down volcanic basalt walls 20 metres high. Enjoy the views and the places you can see with this sporting activity. During the tour we will also do a beautiful hiking route with explanations of the place and its flora. We include an introductory workshop before the activity so that you can learn canyoning techniques. Professional local canyoning guide with more than 20 years of experience in these activities. The approach to the canyoning activity is approximately 40 minutes walking. No previous experience is necessary for this canyoning activity. It is necessary to wear sportswear. As we are at an altitude of 1300 metres, the weather is very variable and it is best to bring warm clothing in case it gets cloudy. Please let the guide know if you have any allergies or ailments that he/she should be aware of before you start.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 174 reviews

Antonio and driver both fabulous. Antonio kept us updated throughout. the tour was English and Spanish so he was translating everything for both. the bus fits about 30 people. there is a lot of driving but the places you visit are all so beautiful. pack a jumper as it can get cold and good walking footwear. the recommendation of the baraquito at the first stop Is a must. ordered at many other places since and this one at the first stop Is thr best. masca is breathtaking. alot is fit into the day and so it's a shame that we only get to spend 20 minutes as masca. would have been great for a little longer. a drink to enjoy the spectacular views. this is a must tour. very enjoyable and a quick way to see so much of thr north

Really great activity to do. Many thanks to Thomas for the clear descriptions of the places, for the recommendations of typical coffee dishes and souvenirs to buy. A big congratulations to the driver Renaldo for his controlled driving on Teide. I highly recommend this activity

The tour guide was very helpful & informative, we stopped in each area and were allowed to take photos/relax. The tour included most touristic areas and masca was absolutely gorgeous. The bus journey was great. I highly recommend this 8 hour tour you won’t regret it!

I recommend it 100% We went to visit very beautiful places in the company of an excellent guide (Joel Torres) very attentive to our questions and very friendly. We loved the experience.

I would definitely book with you again, a guide Toño and a driver Joel of 10 Thanks for everything