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From South Tenerife: La Gomera Island Day Trip with Lunch

1. From South Tenerife: La Gomera Island Day Trip with Lunch

Travel back in time on a tour from the south of Tenerife to the nearby island of La Gomera. Catch the fast ferry to San Sebastián de La Gomera. Then, drive from the capital through the valley of Hermigua toward Garajonay National Park. Travel through the forest of “El Cedro” and marvel at its unique vegetation. Enjoy lunch at the top of the island while watching a demonstration of how the locals perform their unique whistling language called "Silbo Gomero." On your way back, pass through "Chipude" and "El Cercado." Admire the impressive rock of "Agando." Learn the history and culture of San Sebastián, and see the church of Asunción where Christopher Columbus prayed before his journey to the New World.

Tenerife: Teide Sunset Night Tour with Dinner and Stargazing

2. Tenerife: Teide Sunset Night Tour with Dinner and Stargazing

Let the starry Canarian sky conquer your imagination on an unforgettable astronomical tour from Tenerife to Teide National Park. Admire the sunset with a glass of wine and use professional stargazing gear to spot stars, planets, and nebulae. Celebrate your evening with dinner and drinks. Hop on board the bus and start the climb towards Teide National Park and stop along the way to stretch your legs and take some pictures. The route offers sweeping panoramic views of the coast and the volcanic landscapes of Tenerife. Once at the park, surround yourself with the unique nature of the island. There is no better place to toast a glass of cava (Spanish sparkling wine) than while watching a romantic sunset over the island of La Gomera. When it's time to stargaze, your guides and onsite astronomers will set up an observation camp with telescopes and laser pointers. Weather permitting, observe many stars, planets, nebulae, and galaxies while having a privileged view of the Milky Way. The excursion includes a 3-dish dinner with drinks, served in a typical restaurant either on the way to Teide National Park or on the way back, depending on the time of sunset.

From Tenerife: La Gomera Day Trip with Guide

3. From Tenerife: La Gomera Day Trip with Guide

Visit the picturesque landscapes of La Gomera, the greenest of the Canary Islands, on a day trip from Tenerife. with a professional guide aboard a comfortable air-conditioned bus. Stop at viewpoints to admire the scenery and explore Garajonay National Park. and home to one of the oldest forests in the world. La Gomera, one of the geologically youngest of the western Canary Islands, is an enchanted place where time seems to have stood still. The island's landscape is an intricate labyrinth of valleys, ravines and canyons studded with basalt rock formations of all shapes and sizes. The tour starts with pickup from the meeting point in south Tenerife and transfer to the port of Los Cristianos. You will then board the ferry with the other participants for a quick 50-minute trip to La Gomera. Once in La Gomera, you'll explore the most spectacular sites and viewpoints while listening to the guide's detailed explanation. Admire the island's scenic peaks and ravines forged over the centuries by volcanic activity. The tour continues to the heart of the laurel forest, an ancient ecosystem found in only a handful of other places in the world. The laurel forest features beautiful evergreen and hardwood trees up to 30 meters tall, mosses, ferns and intricate canopies that allow little light to filter through. Refuel with a tasty lunch accompanied by a live demonstration of the Silbo Gomero, a unique traditional whistled language used by the island's inhabitants. The Silbo is exclusive to La Gomera, considered by Unesco as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Return to Tenerife at the end of your tour.

Full-Day Gomera Jeep Safari Excursion from Arona

4. 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.

Costa Adeje: Double Tuk-Tuk Tour

5. Costa Adeje: Double Tuk-Tuk Tour

Meet your guide and then hop aboard a 100% electric tuk-tuk to explore some of Tenerife's most gorgeous villages. This 3-wheeled motorbike with a large open-air carriage makes for a fun and intimate way to explore Costa Adeje. At Mundo´s you will be offered a refreshing drink while you can visit its store full of antiques and handmade products brought directly from artisans all over the world. Arriving at the Caldera del Rey, a breathtaking volcanic valley, you will be explained how the Canarian farmers have been producing for many years a wide variety of tropical fruits, especially our famous bananas. Once in the zone, you will be driven to one of the most impressive viewpoint, one of the only places where you can admire all the small villages of Costa Adeje and Las Américas and the islands of La Gomera, La Palma and El Hierro all together. After your tour, your guide will return you to the Avenida de España. You can also take a tip from your driver and have lunch at a delightful local restaurant once the tour is complete. Weave through the streets and make your way to the Plaza El Duque, one of the fanciest areas of the island with its 5-star hotels and the most distinguished brands. Ride through the tourist market, full of local crafts, before admiring the San Sebastian Church, one of the oldest religious sites south of Tenerife. Feel the breeze on your face as you admire the Playa Enramada, one of the last natural and virgin beaches of the south with black and volcanic sand. Make a stop at the La Caleta village and get to know the neighborhood. Afterward, explore Puerto Colon, the town’s main touristic harbor.

Tenerife: Kayak and Snorkel with Turtles

6. Tenerife: Kayak and Snorkel with Turtles

Get up close and personal with some marine life on this guided kayak excursion. Descend to the beach where you will have a small briefing before starting your adventure. Leave the sandy beach and hit the water, enjoying the stunning natural views and unique perspective from the water. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to observe sea turtles in their natural habitat and witness dolphins up close. Practise your snorkelling, with the turtles (and instructor) from one of the nearby islands, only accessible by sea. Then discover a beautiful sea cave that houses an abundance of marine life.

From South Tenerife: Teide National Park Tour

7. From South Tenerife: Teide National Park Tour

First, we’ll drive our way up towards the town of Arona, and to the highest town of Spain Vilaflor. Here we’ll have some time for a short break to walk through the peaceful town and perhaps to enjoy a good-tasting local coffee. After our break, we’ll continue our journey through the enormous pine forest where we’ll be able to get to the largest and very old pine tree “El Pino Gordo” for a photo break. Further on we arrive at the famous place of the park with an amazing landscape of different lava materials, and the great famous rocks named “Roques de García”. Here we’ll have some time to explore the landscape and discover the amazing area. Also, there is a small hotel up there, “Parador de Cañadas del Teide”, a cafeteria and a nice souvenir shop. Later on, we also will pass by the old peak of the Teide “El Pico Viejo” with its huge lava field of over 5 km². Fairly recent with just over 200 years ago. Then we continue to a five hundred years old lava flow from the volcano “Boca Cangrejo”, with the great view to the neighboring island of La Gomera. Thereafter, we drive a little further into the Teide National Park, and we arrive at a place where we have the opportunity to take a short walk to the crater of the Sámara volcano. On the way back to the south, we stop at a fantastic viewpoint of several volcanoes also showing a bizarre volcanic landscape.

From Los Cristianos: La Gomera Island Full-Day Trip

8. From Los Cristianos: La Gomera Island Full-Day Trip

Explore the Garajonay National Park and the Laurisilva forest. Discover the incredible view from the viewpoint of Valle Gran Rey. Visit the capital of San Sebastian de La Gomera from where Christopher Columbus departed to discover America, all in this VIP tour of La Gomera! The excursion starts when we finish the pick up. With an official guide we depart from the port of Los Cristianos in Tenerife South on board the Fred Olsen ferry to San Sebastian de La Gomera, capital of the island. From the port we head towards the center of the island discovering how the bio-climatic steps change from dry to humid. At the first stop we will stop in the area of the ancient super volcanoes to discover one of the most emblematic areas of La Gomera "Roque de Agando", an impressive volcanic formation along with the other rocks, where we will also observe the phenomenon of horizontal rain. Entering the Garajonay National Park we will discover, surrounded by vegetation, the Laurisilva ecosystem, an ancient subtropical forest that existed when dinosaurs ruled the world. We will continue our tour outside the National Park in the rural area of Chipude where we will have time to taste some typical products of La Gomera and visit the church of Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria, "one of the most important of the island". Once on the bus we will arrive at El Cercado where we will visit the museum of the typical pottery, where women continue to keep alive a tradition of more than 500 years. Finally we will arrive at the viewpoint of Valle Gran Rey to admire one of the most beautiful canyons of La Gomera. We will resume our tour passing through the village of Las Hayas to return inside the park and make a stop at Laguna Grande, where we will have time for lunch in a typical Gomeran restaurant (lunch not included). During lunch you will have the opportunity to experience the "silbo gomero" (unique whistled language in the archipelago). At the end we will walk along a circular path to see the Laurisilva forest up close. The next stop will be at the visitor center "Juegos de bola" to visit the house of memory and even taste typical La Gomera cookies made with gofio. Finally, we will return to San Sebastian, passing through the northern villages of Agulo and Hermigua enjoying the beautiful scenery. In the capital we will have free time to visit historical buildings linked to the passage of Christopher Columbus before his departure to the American continent, such as the Torre del Conde or La Casa de Colón. At 17:30 we leave La Gomera to return to Tenerife.

From Tenerife: Guided Tour to La Gomera with Ferry Ticket

9. From Tenerife: Guided Tour to La Gomera with Ferry Ticket

We will leave from Los Cristianos Port in Tenerife and take the ferry to San Sebastián de La Gomera, capital of the island Your first stop after getting off the ferry Fred Olsen is Valle de Hermigua that you will reach by bus. We will continue the tour, passing through La Palmita and arrive at the village of Agulo. Then you will continue to a local restaurant in the small village of Agulo, where you will make a stop to enjoy a typical Canarian lunch and a live demonstration of the only whistled language in the world, declared Immaterial World Heritage by UNESCO: el "Silbo Gomero". After lunch, we will begin to ascend to the Garajonay National Park, a laurel forest paradise and a natural reserve declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You will discover Laguna Grande and its great surrounding environment. On the way back we will stop to admire the imposing Roque de Agando, an impressive and steep volcanic lava formation. Finally we will return to San Sebastián, where you will have some free time to visit La Torre del Conde (The Count's Tower), La Casa de Colón (Christopher Columbus’ House), the Asunción Church, and simply stroll around the capital, before returning to Tenerife by ferry. This tour requires identity documents, otherwise, access to the ferry could be denied.

Full-Day Gomera Jeep Safari from Puerto de La Cruz

10. Full-Day Gomera Jeep Safari from Puerto de La Cruz

On this full-day Jeep safari, you’ll see the island of Gomera in a unique way. Your 9-hour tour begins in the morning with a crossing by ship to San Sebastián de la Gomera. The island of Gomera has much to offer, including its stunning natural landscapes, its people, the Garajonay National Park and the cultural heritage of its whistling language. You’ll also have time to enjoy the taste of local foods and to visit the most picturesque villages. At each stop the driver will tell about the places you visit. Discover the island that was the bridge to the discovery of the New World.

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The trip was run in a great and very efficient way. Our driver Carlos was excellent. The pick up was right on time; it’s about 1:15 hr drive to the South from Puerto de la Cruz; there is a coffee stop before heading for the ferry. The ride to La Gomera is 50 min; there are several cafes, free wifi onboard. If the weather is good you may want to stay on the deck - we saw pilot whales on the return journey. The weather was brilliant and the island is absolutely scenic and gorgeous. We did several picture stops on top of local hills and learnt about island culture and life. One of highlights for me was the whistling demonstration… just wow! And ask locals for more - they will happily oblige. The walk in laurel forest was short but very beautiful, it’s a unique forest. Lunch was in a nice spot, however, the food was underwhelming. But they give unlimited wine. Visit to the capital was also interesting - Columbus landed here in 1492.

A really enjoyable day with an excellent guide right from the start to the end of the day. She provided lots of interesting information in her commentary in four languages. Good stops to admire the views and a very nice lunch in the National Park (one of the best we have had on a Canary Islands excursion). One of our party is a vegetarian and has a gluten intolerance the guide ensured that her requirements were catered for.

It was the best guided tour experience in my life. The guide was an incredibly friendly person, who talked fluently on different languages and gently took care for us. The bus was comfortable, the tour was precisely planned with a lot of sightseeing. Joyful! My advice for the restaurant: pick local goat cheese, it is delicious.

We enjoyed the tour very much the guide was very helpful and answered all our questions the views were very beautiful and would do it again if possible to see different area

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