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  • Tenerife: Whale Watching and Swimming from Los Cristianos

    1. Tenerife: Whale Watching and Swimming from Los Cristianos

    Embark on an unforgettable whale watching trip along Tenerife’s Los Cristianos coastline. See whales and other marine life at a close but respectful distance, sail past the cave of "love", and enjoy a stop for a refreshing swim in the ocean.  Cruise the along beautiful coast with a small group on a vessel that has been awarded the “Blue Boat” flag by the local government. This certifies that the vessel meets by law all the requirements to carry out the activity in a safe and sustainable manner. Depart from the port of Los Cristianos and begin the search for the gentle ocean giants. Besides whales, be on the lookout for other marine mammals like dolphins and sea birds.  As you travel along the coast, see the famous cave of "love". Before returning back to the port, end the tour with a relaxing break on the water for a chance to swim and snorkel.

    We were trying to book last minute and nothing was available, so that one was the only one we managed to find and we weren’t very sure due to just a few reviews .. in the end it was an amazing choice ! We managed to see turtles , dolphins and whales in only two hours (we were told that in 2 hours excursion we will not manage to see whales , but we saw more than one).!.!

  • Lanzarote Day Tour of Timanfaya National Park Area

    2. Lanzarote Day Tour of Timanfaya National Park Area

    On this 7-hour excursion, you’ll explore the natural sites of southern Lanzarote. The last volcanic eruptions in the area occurred in the 18th century, creating a unique landscape. The centerpiece of the tour is the stunning Timanfaya National Park, which has been the shooting location for several films. The park’s terrain was used to represent the landscapes of other planets, such as Mars. See geothermal demonstrations on the Islet of Hilario, where the latent heat from past eruptions is still potent. Continue on a drive along the famous Volcanoes Route. Surrounding the park you’ll find natural wonders such as the Sea of Lava near the white village of Yaiza. See Los Hervideros, El Golfo and the Green Lake as well. At El Camacho, you can take an optional camel ride. In La Geria you'll visit a winery. This area is known for its Malvasia grape vineyards and the unique methods the local...

    If you get opportunity to go then take the time to revel in the mountainous climb by coach to view the volcanic aftermath of the eruptions. Once in a lifetime experience of how the island has changed - the scenery is fantastic and the coach ride is exhilirating as you climb up and up on the twisty single track paths. Remember to take your photos on the way though as you do not get out of the coach on this part of the expedition

  • Lanzarote: Volcanos of Timanfaya, Caves, & Lunch

    3. Lanzarote: Volcanos of Timanfaya, Caves, & Lunch

    Enjoy the incredible views of this unique volcanic island. Start by going to the southern part of the island throughout the lava coast with a panoramic view of Las Salinas de Janubio and Los Hervideros. Then, visit the sailor’s village of El Golfo to see the green lagoon. Continue your journey towards the Fire Mountains and feel the heat of volcanoes and craters. For an additional cost, you can also ride dromedaries. Then, visit the Timanfaya National Park and discover the Volcanoes Route. Enjoy lunch at Yaiza and stop at one of the wineries of La Geria to taste a delicious wine. From there, head North and pass by the valley of the thousand palm trees. Then, arrive to Los Jameos del Agua to visit this natural cave associated with the artist César Manriquethe.

    Brilliant day out, Ana was a fantastic guide and Carlos the driver made us feel very safe. highly recommend, great experience.

  • Tenerife Teide National Park Stargazing

    4. Tenerife Teide National Park Stargazing

    Join a stargazing activity with the Night Sky Star Safari. Feast on a 3-course meal at an authentic Canarian restaurant on your way up the mountain. Stop to watch an amazing sunset from above the Sea of Clouds. Learn the guided use of telescopes for night sky observation of visible planets, the Moon, stars, galaxies, and more. Take a safari trek across the night sky with lasers using constellations and detailed explanations of the science and mythology by expert astronomy guides. This astronomy tour is an ideal excursion for holiday goers in Tenerife, as it is one of the best locations in the world for professional as well as amateur astronomy. So look up and enjoy the sky as you have never seen it before. This activity is your introduction to the night sky, stars and the Universe.

    A fantastic experience with very knowledgeable guides that looked after all the groups. Small group sizes too which was brilliant. There were many wow moments and was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Thanks to all the team.

  • Tenerife: Whale and Dolphin Tour with Underwater Views

    5. Tenerife: Whale and Dolphin Tour with Underwater Views

    Hop aboard your stylish catamaran, which features underwater viewing stations. Pick a spot on deck to view the many sights in store during this tour. As you head out from the harbor, your professional crew will use their local knowledge to track the families of whales and dolphins who live near the island year round. Hear an introduction speech from your guide, including a demonstration of safety vests.   Sail along the coastline past Adeje, Guia de Isora, and Santiago del Teide, where pods of spirited dolphins and groups of pilot whales are a common sight. If you are lucky enough to spot them, spend a few minutes below deck and observe them from a vantage point underneath the water's surface. Then, enjoy a cold beer or a glass of sangria along with lunch back on deck (if you book the 3-hour option). The boat will return to Puerto Colon and if you have booked a transfer, your bus will ...

    Very close to dolphins multiple times was great but if you get sea sick I would avoid.

  • From Playa de las Américas: Full-Day Teide Jeep Safari

    6. From Playa de las Américas: Full-Day Teide Jeep Safari

    Experience another side of Tenerife on this 8-hour 4WD tour. Head to popular El Teide National Park and see the evidence of past volcanic activity. Enjoy a drive to mountain villages and discover the area’s geography and its people. See Vilaflor, the highest village of Spain, and the typical hamlets of Masca. At each stop your guide will tell you about the places you’re visiting. There will also be a stop at a restaurant, where you can enjoy a meal (at your own expense).

    We will never forget our guide, Frankie. He made the experience the most fun, unforgettable trip ever. He was so knowledgeable but at the same time never made it feel like a history lecture, he was absolutely hilarious. Definitely one of the highlights of our trip, thank you Frankie!

  • Full-Day Gomera Jeep Safari Excursion from Arona

    7. Full-Day Gomera Jeep Safari Excursion from Arona

    Visit the most beautiful corners of the island of Gomera on this full-day Jeep safari tour. Head out from the south of Tenerife on a morning sailing to San Sebastián de la Gomera. The island of Gomera boasts beautiful landscapes, World-Heritage Garajonay National Park and the whistled language, which is on the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list. Take time to enjoy some of the traditional local foods and visit the island's most picturesque villages. At each stop along the way the driver will tell you about the places you visit on this island that was the bridge to the discovery of the New World.

    Fantastic tour with an action packed schedule full of beautiful diverse landscapes, history, and culture. Only disadvantage is the Tour is with other people and can feel like a big group. Covid measure are taken but you do get in a Jeep with 8 random strangers

  • Fuerteventura: Island Tour by Minibus

    8. Fuerteventura: Island Tour by Minibus

    Discover the beauty of Fuerteventura and explore the north of the island. Immerse yourself in the realm of King Guize, the last king of the Maxorata, and explore the island's history and culture. Get to know the country and its people and enjoy some local delicacies. Discover "The Gateway to the World", the caves of Ajui, and learn more about the typical goat's cheese that has a long tradition on Fuerteventura. Let yourself be enchanted by the impressive landscapes of Fuerteventura and enjoy the view of the dunes at Corralejo, the mountain of Tindaya and take a look at the valley of the Conception. You can also look forward to a few culinary delicacies of Spanish cuisine and enjoy the wonderfully relaxed Spanish lifestyle.

    Josè's knowledge about the island and his many MANY friends helped make the tour so interesting and personnel. The small tour group meant everyone got their chance at the front and to ask any questions they had. Josè also changed routes so my partner and I didn't miss the Dunes or the Magic Mountain even though it added about an hour onto his trip! Truly a credit to his company and the 5 stars go to home alone

  • Lanzarote: Volcano Trekking Tour

    9. Lanzarote: Volcano Trekking Tour

    Be shown the real Lanzarote by expert local guides as you trek along paths of volcanic soil and view volcanoes. Walk up to the craters and through majestic lava fields on this 7 km walk.

    Get an authentic volcanic experience as you leave the main paths of the area with your guide. Learn about the incredible volcanic history of Lanzarote from your knowledgeable guide as you walk to the craters. Ascend to an altitude of 50 meters on this easy walk.

  • Tenerife: Teide National Park Full-Day Scenic Tour

    10. 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 L...

    Good tour, but we were expecting more stops and more walk. We had only 4 stops (without stops for restrooms) for some photos and very long trip by bus. The guide was too interested in some groups, was not very communicable with all of our group. Too much languages in one trip, we were tired of hearing them all in one speaking.

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What people are saying about Canary Islands

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 2,049 reviews

Excellent trip. Very good guide with 3 languages. Excellent driver. Thoroughly enjoyed the trip , great sights and Jameos del Agua is superb. Well worth seeing. All explained very well by the tour guide.

Everything was great! The guide and the bus driver were professional and super friendly. I can only recommend!

Definitely enjoyed the trip! Lots of information, multiple viewpoints and lovely food.

Ideal to see a lot of different things on the island in 1 day.

A unique experience, the guide explained everything perfectly