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Teide National Park Tour
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Teide National Park Tour

Tenerife's greatest natural wonder, Mt Teide is Spain's highest peak. Avoiding the busiest times of the day, this expertly guided tour explores its wild volcanic habitats and offers unbeatable views over Tenerife and the rest of the Canaries. The 3,718-metre peak is the centrepiece of its own National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The park's trails have you pass through four different climate zones. A visit to the Roques de Garcia rock formation rounds off the trip.

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La Gomera Tour with Garajonay Forest and Specialities Tastings
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La Gomera Tour with Garajonay Forest and Specialities Tastings

La Gomera boasts unspoilt landscapes and a distinct culture all of its own. On this tour, you'll visit this Jurassic-like island and discover Garajonay National Park, a string of villages and the charming capital, San Sebastian. And you'll also taste typical local products. Arianne, one of our guides, says of the island, ‘La Gomera is a totally different world – it's a return to the past, to the origin of the Canary Islands.'The star of the show is without doubt Garajonay National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's a mishmash of deep ravines and gorges filled with ancient, misty laurel forests and rare plant life. On a visit to its interpretative centre, you'll find out about its botany and history. You'll also get to know hamlets such as oasis-like Chejelipes, which is on the banks of a reservoir, and the northern villages of Hermigua and Aguilo. One of the highlights is a visit to a family-run restaurant famed for its jaw-dropping views. Here, you'll enjoy a typical lunch made from locally sourced ingredients inAnd you'll get you learn about local culture, too. There's a demonstration of the unique-to-the-island ‘whistling language' known as 'silbo gomero'. Plus, there are tastings of liqueur, biscuits and honey. To round off the experience, there's free time to explore San Sebastian. Here, you can follow in the footsteps of Columbus before he began his first voyage of discovery. More than a visit to another island, a trip to La Gomera is a journey to another era.

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North West Tenerife Hidden Secrets Guided Tour with Transport
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North West Tenerife Hidden Secrets Guided Tour with Transport

It's one pretty village after another on this excursion through the rugged northwest of Tenerife. During this small group tour, we'll drop in at a roll call of the island's must-visits. Christian, one of our expert guides, says, ‘I love doing this tour as it shows you some real hidden gems and the fusions between past and present.' Whitewashed Santiago del Teide, local produce tasting and a trip to Teno Rural Park are all part of the line-up.

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Full day Tenerife Tour with La Laguna and Wine Tasting
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Full day Tenerife Tour with La Laguna and Wine Tasting

Dusty and lunar-like in the south, green and mountainous in the north, Tenerife packs a continent into one island. Think quaint villages, stunning views and wine tasting on this full day experience. You'll visit the UNESCO-listed old town of La Laguna, drop into a bodega for a wine tasting and explore two plantations. Arianne, one of our local expert guides, says, ‘This is a tour with a difference, offering the perfect combination between north and south, and culture and nature.'First up is a visit to an aloe vera plantation. Here, you'll learn about the healing qualities – especially skincare – of this crop. Then it's on to La Laguna, arguably the prettiest town on the island. Throw in its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it makes for a real gem of a stop. Wander its poker-straight streets of pastel-coloured palaces and colonial-era churches and convents, or stop for a coffee in one of the cool tree-lined plazas. Taste local products such as marmalade and cheese in the weekly market and admire the town's famous flower displays.It's then on to a rustic, family-run winery for a typical Canarian lunch surrounded by vintage bottles and aged barrels. All ingredients are seasonal and locally sourced to reduce the environmental impact. And it goes without saying that you'll get to taste a selection of the bodega's wines. Rounding off the day is a tour of a banana plantation. Sample the sweet and juicy local variety, which is highly regarded throughout Spain.

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Teide and Masca Tour from Northern Tenerife
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Teide and Masca Tour from Northern Tenerife

This exclusive tour explores Tenerife's most stunning inland areas. You'll venture in an eight-seater minivan through the otherworldly landscapes of Teide National Park, admire the panoramas from countless viewpoints and visit the ridge-top hamlet of Masca. Plus, there's traditional Canarian lunch on the menu, too. Arianne, one of our expert local guides, say, ‘I love guiding this tour because it's an overdose of nature, focusing on the island's volcanology, from the past to the present.'Your adventure kicks off by heading south into Teide National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – climbing through a dense pine forest. There's a pit stop at Chipeque viewpoint, which often overlooks cloud-shrouded terrain below. The scenery around here is still bursting with greenery. But as we journey deeper into the national park, you'll encounter volcanic landscapes that could easily be on the moon, Venus or Mars. Desolate, rock-strewn badlands. A stop at Roques de Garcia allows you to take some pics near these iconic rock formations, with the volcano's cone in the background.Grab a last look at the lava-scarred landscapes at Poleos viewpoint before dropping into a family-run restaurant for a lunch made from seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. Rounding off the day is a visit to Masca – a hard-to-reach hamlet perched on a ridge in a deep volcanic gorge. Enjoy free time to poke around and take in the vistas.

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Teide and Masca Tour from Southern Tenerife
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Teide and Masca Tour from Southern Tenerife

This exclusive tour explores Tenerife's most stunning inland areas. You'll venture in an eight-seater minivan through the otherworldly landscapes of Teide National Park, admire the panoramas from countless viewpoints and visit the ridge-top hamlet of Masca. Plus, there's traditional Canarian lunch on the menu, too. Arianne, one of our expert local guides, say, ‘I love guiding this tour because it's an overdose of nature, focusing on the island's volcanology, from the past to the present.'Your adventure kicks off by heading south into Teide National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – climbing through a dense pine forest. There's a pit stop at Chipeque viewpoint, which often overlooks cloud-shrouded terrain below. The scenery around here is still bursting with greenery. But as we journey deeper into the national park, you'll encounter volcanic landscapes that could easily be on the moon, Venus or Mars. Desolate, rock-strewn badlands. A stop at Roques de Garcia allows you to take some pics near these iconic rock formations, with the volcano's cone in the background.Grab a last look at the lava-scarred landscapes at Poleos viewpoint before dropping into a family-run restaurant for a lunch made from seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. Rounding off the day is a visit to Masca – a hard-to-reach hamlet perched on a ridge in a deep volcanic gorge. Enjoy free time to poke around and take in the vistas.

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VIP Tenerife Highlights Tour
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VIP Tenerife Highlights Tour

One of the island's first Spanish settlements, Taganana is also one of the most remote villages in Tenerife. And on this trip, it's just one of three scenery-packed locations you'll visit, alongside Candelaria and Anaga Country Park. In maximum groups of just 30 passengers per trip, you'll travel in a fleet of minibuses to discover it all in style.

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Teide National Park Tour from Punta del Rey
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Teide National Park Tour from Punta del Rey

Tenerife is home to picturesque villages, stunning viewpoints and lunar-like landscapes, and no more so than in Teide National Park. Breathtaking vistas all await as you travel up and into the UNESCO-listed Teide National Park to see the natural showstopper of them all – Mt Teide. Otherworldly landscapes surround Spain's highest peak, and best of all is that you'll be able to take an optional cable car ride to the summit, weather permitting. From this altitude, you can enjoy head-spinning views over Tenerife.

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Tenerife Tour with Anaga Mountains and La Laguna
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Tenerife Tour with Anaga Mountains and La Laguna

Island exploration doesn't get much better than this. On this full day experience, you'll venture into both a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Arianne, one of our local guides, says, ‘I really love this tour because it's an overdose of nature, focusing on the volcanology of the present and the past.' But there's more – there's also the remote village of Taganana, viewpoints and one of the most popular beaches in Tenerife.Leaving Puerto de La Cruz in an eight-seater minivan, you'll head to La Laguna, famed for its pastel-coloured palaces and collection of Mudejar-style chapels, churches and convents. A quarter of the town's structures date from the colonial period up to the 18th century. So rich is its architectural heritage that UNESCO listed it in 1999 because of its authenticity. And to round off your visit, you'll get to mingle with locals at the weekly market.From here, you'll head to the crescent-shaped beach of Las Teresitas, complete with palm trees. The scenery changes dramatically next, as we journey through the laurel forest of Las Mercedes en route to Taganana. This whitewashed hamlet cascades down a slope in Anaga Rural Park. Here, you'll enjoy a lunch made from locally sourced ingredients in a family-run restaurant. The afternoon features a scenic drive through the volcanic Anaga Mountains – a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve – stopping at the 360-degree viewpoint at Pico del Inglés and at Cruz del Carmen viewpoint.

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La Laguna Tour with Guide and Transport
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La Laguna Tour with Guide and Transport

An enchanting mix pastel-coloured palaces and churches, La Laguna is one of Tenerife's prettiest towns. Add on its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it makes for one great day trip destination. Arianne, one of our expert guides, says, ‘This tour was crafted to introduce you to the secret corners of La Laguna's past. It's the perfect excursion if you love history and mystery.'Nestled in a valley in the shadow of Mount Teide volcano, La Laguna is crammed with beautiful colonial architecture. The compact old town covers a grid eight streets wide and eight streets long. Here, there are dozens of palaces – many with traditional ornate wooden balconies – and religious buildings, from dinky sanctuaries to the ruins of a burned-out convent. It's a layout that's considered the model for later colonial cities in Latin America.As you explore these history-steeped streets, you'll get the lowdown on La Laguna's rich past. Learn all about its role in the Napoleonic Wars at pretty Plaza de la Junta Suprema and visit the neo-classical cathedral to see treasures such as its lavish gilded altar dedicated to the Virgin of Los Remedios. You'll also visit the antique-laden Cayetano Gomez Felipe Museum, which is housed in an 18th century palace with a cool courtyard. And there's a stop by the Leal Theatre. Also on the agenda is an artisan shop that makes footwear and accessories from Canary Islands banana fibres, which helps local farmers. No two pairs of shoes are the same.

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Northwest Tenerife Tour with Canarian Lunch
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Northwest Tenerife Tour with Canarian Lunch

With coastal roads, towering cliffs and valley-nestled villages, Tenerife's west is a joy to explore. On this tour in comfortable minivans, you'll go through a roll call of all the must-dos –local product tastings, exploring Teno Rural Park and visiting picture-postcard villages. Arianne, one of our expert guides, says, ‘You'll unearth the geology of Tenerife's past, discovering impressive landscapes along with the island's history and culture.'It all begins in Icod de Los Vinos. A guided tour of the town takes in its centuries-old dragon tree – located in a park that's more like a botanic garden – traditional colonial-style architecture and a sampling of some local products. Then, it's on to the hard-to-reach ‘lost village' of Masca. Precariously perched on a ridge overlooking a rugged gorge, it's one of Tenerife's most jaw-dropping sights.Next, you'll head down to Garachico on the coast, and discover why it's known as the ‘prettiest and unluckiest' town on the island. Stroll by its famous lava pools and see the historic castle before a lunch made from locally sourced ingredients in a family-run restaurant. It's an ideal setting for savouring Canarian cuisine. The afternoon sees you exploring the jagged peaks in craggy Teno Rural Park. It's famed for its laurel and pine forests as well as its exotic flora. Finally, there's a well-earned local wine-tasting experience to complete your day.

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La Laguna Walking Tour with Local Guide
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La Laguna Walking Tour with Local Guide

A mix of volcanic belfries and rainbow-coloured homes, La Laguna is so pretty that's it's a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Uncover all the standout selfie spots and wow-factor monuments of this colonial town with a local expert. You'll visit a mansion-turned-museum, the cathedral and an artisan shop. Arianne, one of our guides, says, ‘This is the perfect excursion if you love a bit of history and mystery. We've crafted this tour to introduce you to La Laguna's hidden corners.'La Laguna dates from the Castilian conquest of Tenerife in the 15th century. It was their first capital, and its layout served as a blueprint for later Spanish colonial cities in Latin America. Built on a grid of eight elegant streets crisscrossed by eight alleys, it's crammed with pastel-coloured colonial-style buildings. Your guide will point out ornate carved wooden balconies, the burned-out shell of a convent and much more. See the Leal Theatre and learn all about the impact of the Napoleonic Wars at tree-studded Plaza de la Junta Suprema.Plus, you'll get an up-close look at the antiquities in the Cayetano Gomez Felipe Museum. This restored 18th century palace has its own wood balcony overlooking the landmark Conception church. You'll also visit the cathedral, where you can admire a magnificent altar dedicated to the Virgin of Los Remedios. And there's a visit to a shop selling footwear – no two pairs are the same – and accessories made from Canary Islands banana fibres, which helps local farmers.

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Introducing Tenerife

An island of natural beauty, amazing sea life and great gastronomy, Tenerife – the largest of the Canary Islands – is jam-packed with activities to satisfy any traveller. It’s no wonder that it’s popular with lots of holidaymakers, including families, nature lovers and adventure seekers.

Top six things to do in Tenerife

1. Visit Teide National Park

This UNESCO-listed national park is home to one of the world’s highest volcanos, Mount Teide. At 3,718m above sea level, it can even be seen from many of the other Canary Islands. If you want to see the volcano up close, you can take a cable car up its slopes and admire the views over Tenerife and its neighbouring islands. Join a guided walking tour and discover hiking trails through the park’s otherworldly landscapes. Or choose a sunset tour and toast the sun going down before getting to know the night sky with some stargazing.

2. Spend the day at Siam Park or Loro Parque

Thai-themed Siam Park is an ideal day out for families and thrill-seekers alike. It regularly features on lists of the world’s top waterparks, thanks to its huge selection of slides, rides and rapids.

Loro Parque is one of the best ways to discover the secrets of the animal kingdom, thanks to specially adapted areas for each of the species that live there. A journey through the Animal Embassy gets you close to the action – there’s a huge parrot reserve with species from across the globe. Plus, you’ve got a range of shows, too – exotic birds, sea lions, dolphins and orcas are all in the line-up. This place is all about education, too, so you’re likely to learn a thing or two about wildlife and conservation during your unforgettable day out.

3. Try wild whale and dolphin watching

The waters surrounding Tenerife are home to many species of whales and dolphins. Bottlenose dolphins and pilot whales can be spotted year-round, while more than 20 other species make seasonal visits to a protected zone off the island’s southwest coast. Book one of the daily boat excursions departing from the south of the island for your chance to catch a glimpse of these creatures in their natural habitat.

4. Get out on the water

If watersports are your thing, then Tenerife is the place for you. Here, you can try out surfing, jet-skiing, body-boarding, paddle-boarding and kayaking, to name but a few. And thanks to the island’s rich marine life, the diving and snorkelling scene is top-notch – turtles, rays and octopuses are regularly spotted around the shores.

5. Discover Tenerife’s foodie scene

You can dive into the culinary culture of Tenerife with a gastronomic tour. From cheese tasting to vineyard visits, there are experiences to suit all tastes. Of course, you’ll find traditional Spanish food on offer, but there are also a few dishes unique to the Canaries that are worth trying, too. Keep an eye out for papas arrugadas con mojo – translating as wrinkled potatoes with spicy sauce, these potatoes are cooked in heavily salted water, causing them to shrink and giving them their unusual name. Mojo sauce has got a kick to it – so tread carefully if you’re not a fan of spice.

6. Make a stop in colonial old towns

Dotted throughout the island, you’ll find history-steeped villages, towns and cities that deserve a detour. The capital, Santa Cruz, blends a mazy old town with a modern seafront scene. Nearby La Laguna is a UNESCO World Heritage Site – thanks to its well-preserved colonial architecture – while La Orotava lines up pretty pastel-coloured townhouses. Speaking of easy-on-the-eye spots, Garachico’s whitewashed homes stand out against its black volcanic coastline, and tiny Masca is perched on a ridge overlooking a deep valley.