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Mount Teide Summit Guided Hiking Tour

1. Mount Teide Summit Guided Hiking Tour

Take a 3-hour guided hike along one or more of the 30 trails on Mount Teide. The great variety and levels of difficulty make it easy for visitors to choose their ideal route with the recommendations of the guide. The trails with the most spectacular vistas are on the summit of Mount Teide (3,718 meters) and they can be reached from the La Rambleta starting point (accessible by cable car) followed by trail number 10.  Without a doubt the most popular trail is the one leading to the volcano's peak, but there are limits on how many people can visit that area of Teide. You will be provided with an official guide, who will prepare you for the hike and accompany you along the route to provide commentary on the spectacular natural landscapes.

Teide National Park Stargazing

2. Teide National Park Stargazing

Starting the tour after sunset, beginning with sights using the naked eye. Learn to recognize the different constellations and the most important stars. Point out the Polaris position and the celestial north pole. Navigate the the ecliptic and zodiac line. Follow Greek mythology through the skies to learn shapes and constellation positions. Then once orientation is established, observe objects and planets through the telescope.  This tour is offered at Teide National Park on areas with good and safe access. With a sky free from light pollution, the National Park, is ideal for such an experience. The professional guide/staff and the advanced telescopes, make for an evening to remember.

Teide National Park: Moonlight Tour and Stargazing

3. Teide National Park: Moonlight Tour and Stargazing

See the moon as never before, on high contrast and full of rich details, as it illuminates the landscape of Teide National Park. Far off the typical daylight vision, which is also spectacular, under the stars you will see a magical scenario that you will never forget. Begin the tour with a naked eye explanation of the brightest constellations, an introduction to how to find the Polar star, and learn about their histories as well as how to look for the visible planets and zodiac constellations. Then, look through the high-end telescopes to see the most impressive celestial objects in the sky, such as planets, satellites, and the moon.

Half-Day Scuba Diving in Tenerife from Abades Beach

4. Half-Day Scuba Diving in Tenerife from Abades Beach

Discover the wonderful world of scuba diving in the protected bay of Abades on Tenerife. Be amazed by the variety of fish, and get close up views in the crystal clear water. No previous experience is needed, and with a maximum of 2 persons per instructor, you will get personal attention. When you arrive at the dive center in Abades in the morning, you will be provided with your new outfits and equipment, including a wetsuit, mask, fins and scuba tank. You will be transported to another world, and experience how it feels to breath underwater. You will also discover what it feels like to be completely weightless, as once you have donned your scuba tank and descended to a maximum depth of 10 meters that is precisely how you will feel. No previous experience is needed for this dive adventure to explore the beautiful house reef. You will see sleeping octopus, and be followed by schools of inquisitive fish of a huge variety of shapes, colors, and sizes. If you are lucky, you might see a seahorse, or come face to face with a turtle.

From Abades: Marine Protected Try Diving

5. From Abades: Marine Protected Try Diving

Discover Scuba Diving in the Atlantic Ocean's breathtaking underwater life of Abades, a marine protected area, perfect for first-time divers. Explore several reefs with small caves and walls, admire the seagrass, and try to spot a turtle. Relax on the beach afterward, away from the tourist crowds. Arrive in Abades, and enjoy a warm welcome at the meeting point right in front of the beach. Get introduced to scuba diving and learn the first steps needed to start exploring the world beneath the surface. Feel safe in a bay, completely sheltered with no current, big waves, and calm waters. Dive in and explore different reefs with smaller caves and walls to explore. Get up close to the seagrass and watch it wave as you spot sea turtles that like to swim nearby. Besides diving, this small holiday resort is ideal for spending time on the beach away from the crowds.

Tenerife: Private Discover Scuba Diving Course in 2 Dives

6. Tenerife: Private Discover Scuba Diving Course in 2 Dives

Explore the beauty of Tenerife and its coastline on this private scuba diving experience. Enjoy 2 scuba dives off a speedboat, listen as your instructor teaches you tricks to be a pro, and get your DSD certification to keep diving worldwide. Meet your instructor at the Tenerife Dive Experience to begin your adventure. Get a quick introduction on how to use your equipment before you hop to your diving spot. Splash into the clear waters and marvel at the local marine life that lurks underneath the surface. Swim with all kind of canarian tropical fish and marine life. Enjoy an unforgettable experience on this course, which includes two dives, practical theory, and a worldwide certificate that allows you to dive 12 meters down as long as you have an instructor.

Tenerife: Snorkeling Tour with Lunch and Photos

7. Tenerife: Snorkeling Tour with Lunch and Photos

Discover the vibrant underwater world off the coast of Playa Abades on Tenerife on a guided snorkeling tour. See a variety of colorful marine life, followed by a traditional dinner of typical Canarian cuisine. After meeting your guide at the beach, put on your professional snorkeling equipment and neoprene suits. Head underwater to explore the coral reef with hundreds of colorful fish. With a bit of luck and depending on the season, you may also spot large turtles and stingrays. Try to find the mysterious octopuses hidden underneath the stones. After leaving the water, head to a popular local restaurant for a hearty meal of typical Canarian food. You will also receive underwater photos of you and your group taken by the instructor after the tour. Important there are 2 options one with lunch and the other only Tour without lunch !

Abades: Snorkeling Tour in a Marine Protected Area

8. Abades: Snorkeling Tour in a Marine Protected Area

Dive in and explore the crystal waters along Tenerife's southeast coast. Swim amongst tropical and sub-tropical fish and spot species that you can't find anywhere else in the world. Learn about the world below the waves from your professional instructor. The tour leaves from Abades and heads to the marine protected area, a sheltered bay with calm waters that are suitable for all swimmers. Explore the multiple reefs in the area and even enjoy the beach – a relaxing alternative to the touristy resorts in the south. Unlike scuba diving, you don't need any certification or training to snorkel, and your guide will be there to help you every step of the way. Even seniors and non-swimmers are encouraged to give it a try. Before diving in, you will be given a safety briefing to know what to expect and how to interact with marine wildlife.

Tenerife: Scuba Diving Lesson and Abades Protected Area Dive

9. Tenerife: Scuba Diving Lesson and Abades Protected Area Dive

Visit the protected Abades area in Tenerife and spot different types of ocean life as you dive beneath the waves. Whether you're a first-timer or a more experienced scuba diver, improve your skills with personal attention from your instructor. Once you reach Abades, you will receive all of the necessary equipment, including a wetsuit, mask, fins, and a diving tank. Before you discover this pristine marine setting, your instructor will explain the basics of diving to you in a 30-minute briefing. Immerse yourself in a new world, reaching a maximum depth of 10 meters. Notice the amazing sensation of breathing underwater as you keep an eye out for marine life. See schools of fish and, if you're lucky, perhaps an octopus, eagle ray, or a turtle.

Tenerife: Half-Day Snorkeling Tour

10. Tenerife: Half-Day Snorkeling Tour

See the beautiful underwater world of Tenerife on this fun and relaxed snorkeling tour. Swim in the clear waters of Abades Bay while you see a variety of colorful marine life. You'll have the use of all necessary snorkeling gear, including mask, snorkel, fins and wetsuit. Your guide will explain how to use the equipment and will then take you on a 45–minute guided tour of the bay, so you'll be sure to see the best marine life. Friends and family are also welcome to come along to spend a day on the beach while you explore the sea life of Tenerife. More experienced snorkelers are welcome as well.

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We were Raffaela and Rob who were fantastic! We would highly recommend and would even do a tour with them again! They lead us through the reefs and to see a turtle who was chilling on the ocean floor. We had a 6 year old who hadn't used a snorkel successfully before and one guide was with her throughout. We trusted them fully with our children and they had a excellent disposition with all of us. We were so surprised by the diversity of fish and the guided experience. The kit was excellent and it was our first time in full wet suits which made a significant difference for being in the water. They were with us for much longer than 50min and this was great value. The area is protected and had a less developed/rustic feel which we loved. Thanks again!

It was really fabulous trip for the family like me got younger kids. Bassio showed us a lot views and tell us many information about teide. Really recommend:)

The perfect experience to start the vacation in Tenerife. Excellent guide, excellent van, excellent view We highly recommend this activity.

Amazing, instructor very professional and kind. Thanks for this fantastic experience .

非常棒的旅程!我们很幸运的看到了海龟。下海之前向导夫妇会认真的介绍了能见到的各种海洋生物!太棒了!我们每个人都对这次的旅程念念不忘。推荐给所有人!