Santa Cruz, Tenerife
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  • Tenerife: Teide National Park and Teno Full-Day Tour

    1. Tenerife: Teide National Park and Teno Full-Day Tour

    Enjoy a full-day adventure on Tenerife, traveling to the stunning Teide National Park and Teno Rural Park, 2 areas of breathtaking volcanic beauty. Following a pick-up, transfer by minibus (maximum 8 passengers) through the forests of canary pine trees. This paradise for hikers boasts some amazing observation points above the clouds. Climb 2,000 meters above sea level to the Teide National Park, dominated by Mount Teide, Spain’s highest mountain and volcano. Feel as if you have stepped onto another planet as you walk around the rocky landscape. With the majesty of Mt. Teide fresh in your mind, travel to the Teno region around noon, stopping at picturesque spots which surround the breathtaking Valley of Masca. Immerse yourself in the traditions and rich gastronomy of the region, and learn about the local way of life in the small hamlets nestled among the hills and forests of Teno Rural ...

    Amazing tour! Jaime is a great guide, with a true love and passion for Tenerife and for his job. He made the tour tailor perfect. It was an amazing experience, would highly recommend!

  • Tenerife: Teide Mountain and North of the Island Tour

    2. Tenerife: Teide Mountain and North of the Island Tour

    Visit La Laguna, the first capital of the island of Tenerife, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to the richness of its agriculture and the good state of the old buildings. Go for a walk with your tour guide and learn all about this elegant city while taking beautiful photos of your surroundings.  Next, visit the Esperanza forest on the way to the Teide Volcano. Stop here to taste a delicious coffee known as barraquito before pausing at several different viewpoints throughout the forest to enjoy its beautiful Canarian pines and eucalyptus trees. Then, arrive at the National Park where you will make several stops, steering clear of tourist traps. Heading down, see Chinvero Volcano which saw the last volcanic eruption in Tenerife in 1909. Before arriving at Garachico, stop for lunch where you can try some traditional Canarian food. Garachico is a very elegant town wi...

    We extremely recommend this tour of the island. We were the only 2 people attending the tour (very lucky). Angel, our guide and driver, was extremely professional, funny, nice, knowledgeable (a real expert of the canary islands). The tour has been organized perfectly with clear communication and punctuality. Angel has also been super flexible in giving us extra time in places we particularly liked and also in deviating the tour to Anaga forest (after seeing everything about Teide) as that was more interesting for us. He gave us great suggestions to avoid touristic scams during the tour and enjoy authentic canarian places. Also, he was super respectful of covid measures. Well done Angel!!!

  • South Tenerife: San Cristóbal de La Laguna and Anaga Tour

    3. South Tenerife: San Cristóbal de La Laguna and Anaga Tour

    Start with pickup form Playa de las Américas, and first visit the town of San Cristóbal de La Laguna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site steeped in tradition, legends, and beauty. See the many churches, historical buildings, and charming streets of a town described as the "Florence of the Canary Islands". Then, make your way to Anaga, a volcanic rock formation that is between 7 and 9 million years old. Explore the area's landscapes which are adorned with geological formations such as roques, or old volcanic chimneys and dikes, which are fractures filled with solidified magma forming sheets of rock that look like walls. See beautiful cliff faces and deep ravines. Explore the nearby forests of laurel and dragon trees before returning back to your accommodation.

  • Tenerife: Anaga Rural Park Full-Day Guided Tour

    4. Tenerife: Anaga Rural Park Full-Day Guided Tour

    Discover one of the last laurel forests in the world on a full-day tour of Anaga Rural Park, where time appears to have stood still for centuries. Start in the typical fishing village of San Andres, just outside Santa Cruz de Tenerife, near Teseritas Beach. You will be immersed into the natural world almost immediately. Your guide will provide information on the history of one of the oldest sides of Tenerife, sculpted by millions of years of volcanic erosion. Cross the Fayal-Brezal to discover places full of rural traditions, and friendly locals who are always waiting for visitors. Learn the legends and stories of the aboriginals, and the 1st governors who conquered the island. At the summit of Anaga, you will experience one of the best secrets of the Alisio wind; revel in the magic of the humid Laurisilva forest. Continue to Chinamada to see the traditional cave houses that are still...

    On this trip we stopped at a number of interesting places, we walked, had lunch at a local restaurant and swam on the beach with big waves. Our guide Jaime was very nice and we really enjoyed his company. He was approachable, talkative and very well prepared. He taught us a lot of interesting things about Tenerife. My husband and I travelled with 4 children aged 8, 10, 11 and 13 years. Jaime knows how to communicate well with children and they also found this trip very interesting. Although we spent the entire day with him, no one complained that they were bored. Everything can be arranged through Jaime; he is adaptable, practical and very organized. We recommend this trip to everyone as you will see many interesting things and you will learn a lot about the history of the island, culture, climate, plants and more. It was a great pleasure to learn so much about the Canary Islands. We enjoyed it so much that we arranged two more trips with Jaime. When it was time to leave, the children

  • Tenerife: 4-Hour Gauchinche Food Tour

    5. Tenerife: 4-Hour Gauchinche Food Tour

    Immerse yourself in Tenerife's gastronomic culture on this guided tour of the best eateries on the North coast, including a visit to a traditional Guachinche, which is a traditional establishment where quality food and drink are served. After getting picked up from your hotel, head to a winery, where you can sample red, white and rosé wines, expertly paired with an assortment of Canarian cheeses.  Next, head to the selected Guachinche and discover Tenerife’s gastronomy by savoring its traditional food, choosing from a range of starters and rotisserie main courses. Finally, visit a bodega and enjoy a glass of coffee as you admire views of the coast. Get dropped off back at your hotel at the end of the tour.

  • Tenerife: Private 6-Hour Essential Shore Excursion

    6. Tenerife: Private 6-Hour Essential Shore Excursion

    Disembark your cruise ship at Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and then journey by air-conditioned minivan on a private 6-hour shore excursion. Admire the city of Santa Cruz, the current capital of Tenerife, before heading to the original capital of La Laguna. Marvel at some of the oldest architecture on the island. Purchase some of the traditional Canarian Barriquito coffee to set you up for the morning. Then, sit back and enjoy the commentary of your local guide who will provide lots of interesting stories as you head through the breathtaking forest of La Esperanza. Explore the largest forest on Tenerife and marvel at how high the pine trees grow. They can be as tall as 40 meters! Capture some amazing pictures of the rock formations, such as the "tarta" and "daisy." Continue to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Teide National Park. Centered around the volcanic Mt. Teide, it's an are...

    Angel was a great guide and was amazing at improvising our private tour as Teite was not reachable on the day we had visited the island. We loved that they (the company) listened to every request me made and Angel did a professional job from start to finish (he just needs to watch the Fast and The Furious movie that was shot on Tenerife haha - he doesn't, I am just joking :) If you get him as your driver and guide you will surely have a great time. Thank you so much to Angel and Rosmariol who was great via email/whatsapp support :)

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What people are saying about Santa Cruz, Tenerife

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 8 reviews

On this trip we stopped at a number of interesting places, we walked, had lunch at a local restaurant and swam on the beach with big waves. Our guide Jaime was very nice and we really enjoyed his company. He was approachable, talkative and very well prepared. He taught us a lot of interesting things about Tenerife. My husband and I travelled with 4 children aged 8, 10, 11 and 13 years. Jaime knows how to communicate well with children and they also found this trip very interesting. Although we spent the entire day with him, no one complained that they were bored. Everything can be arranged through Jaime; he is adaptable, practical and very organized. We recommend this trip to everyone as you will see many interesting things and you will learn a lot about the history of the island, culture, climate, plants and more. It was a great pleasure to learn so much about the Canary Islands. We enjoyed it so much that we arranged two more trips with Jaime. When it was time to leave, the children

We extremely recommend this tour of the island. We were the only 2 people attending the tour (very lucky). Angel, our guide and driver, was extremely professional, funny, nice, knowledgeable (a real expert of the canary islands). The tour has been organized perfectly with clear communication and punctuality. Angel has also been super flexible in giving us extra time in places we particularly liked and also in deviating the tour to Anaga forest (after seeing everything about Teide) as that was more interesting for us. He gave us great suggestions to avoid touristic scams during the tour and enjoy authentic canarian places. Also, he was super respectful of covid measures. Well done Angel!!!

Amazing trip. Jamie is an astounding guide. His knowledge is really vast and he knows how to pass it. The experience for the price is great. Total recommendation.

A very interesting à la carte excursion. The driver guide does an unbeatable job. Highly recommended.

Angel was great, very informative and the tour was amazing.