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From South Tenerife: La Gomera Island Tour

1. From South Tenerife: La Gomera Island Tour

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 National Park Full-Day Scenic Tour

2. 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 La Gomera. With only around 120 inhabitants, Masca was the traditional hideout for pirates and their contraband stolen from the ships from La Gomera. Pass the giant cliffs of Los Gigantes before the transfer back to your hotel.

From South Tenerife: VIP Gomera Tour

3. From South Tenerife: VIP Gomera Tour

Join this 9-hour 4-wheel drive tour and explore the island of Gomera in a different and fun way. Leave from Playa de las Américas in the south of Tenerife on the morning boat for San Sebastián de la Gomera. Get the luxury treatment in an exclusive area of the boat with free food and drink onboard. The island of Gomera has much to offer, including its stunning landscapes and its people, the incomparable Garajonay National Park and the history of the cultural heritage of the whistling language. You’ll have time to stop to enjoy lunch and to visit some of the island's picturesque villages. Discover the island that was the bridge to the discovery of the New World. Return to Tenerife by boat at the end of the tour.

From Los Cristianos: La Gomera Island Full-Day Trip

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

The excursion start when we finish the pick up. With a official guide leaves from Los Cristianos Port in Tenerife south on board the Naviera Armas ferry heading for San Sebastian de La Gomera, which is the capital of the island. From the port we head towards the center of the island discovering how the vegetation changes from dry to wet First stop is on "La degollada de Peraza" to observe the phenomenon of horizontal rain. A few kilometers away we will stop in the area of the ancient super volcanoes to discover one of the most emblematic areas of la gomera "ithe rock of Agando", an impressive and steep formation of volcanic lava. Entering the Garajonay National Park we will discover, surrounded by greenery, the ecosystem of Laurisilva - which is an ancient subtropical forest that existed in many parts of the planet when dinosaurs ruled the world. Inside the park we will make a stop at Laguna Grande, where you will have time to walk a circular path to see the Laurisilva up close. Finally we will arrive in Valle Gran Rey to admire one of the most beautiful canyons in La Gomera from the Palmarejo viewpoint and then stop in the village near the beach. You will have free time for an aperitif or to discover the beach. We will continue the journey and to reach the village of Agulo. There you will have time to have lunch in a typical Gomero restaurant. (lunch not included). Finally, we will return to San Sebastian, where you can see the remnants of histórical buildings linked to Christopher Columbus passage before his departure to the American Continent ,such as the Torre del Conde or La Casa de Colón. at 5:00 pm we leave from La Gomera for come back in Tenerife.

Guided Tour to La Gomera (Fred Olsen)

5. Guided Tour to La Gomera (Fred Olsen)

Your first stop after getting off the ferry Fred Olsen is Valle de Hermigua. Then you will continue to Las Rosas 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 a dessert and, if you wish, a coffee, you will ascend to Garajonay National Park. You will discover Laguna Grande and its great surrounding environment. On the way to return to San Sebastián, you will also admire the famous Degollada de Peraza: a volcanic and impressive viewpoint. In San Sebastián 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.

From Puerto de La Cruz: Full-Day Vip Tour to Gomera

6. From Puerto de La Cruz: Full-Day Vip Tour to Gomera

If you join this 4WD caravan tour, you will have the opportunity to visit the island of Gomera in a different and fun way. Leave from the south of Tenerife with the morning ship towards San Sebastián de la Gomera. Enjoy traveling in an exclusive area with free food and drink onboard. The island of Gomera has much to offer like its beautiful landscapes and people, the incomparable Garajonay National Park, and the history of the cultural heritage of the whistling language. You will also have time to enjoy the food and the most picturesque villages. The drivers will inform you at each stop about the places you will visit. Discover the island that was the bridge to the discovery of the New World. Itinerary:   - Playa de las Américas - San Sebastián - Igualero - Chipude - Centro alfarero - Mirador de Vallehermoso - Arure - Laguna Grande - Restaurante - Juego de Bolas - Centro de visitantes - Agulo - Hermigua - Mirador de Hermigua - Plantación Aloe Vera - San Sebastián - Playa de las Américas

La Gomera: Entry Ticket for The Ethnographic Park

7. La Gomera: Entry Ticket for The Ethnographic Park

Get to know the history of La Gomera and its people with an outdoor visit to the island’s Ethnographic Museum, a truly eclectic experience.  Gain your entry ticket and become a whizz about the island and its people from pre-Spanish times to La Gomera of today. Choose a standard entry, or a ‘“deluxe” experience, with local food and drink tastings included.  Start your visit between the terraces, where you will take in the sights and smells of the banana plantations, and other crops and fruit trees present on La Gomera today. Even find out how Palm Syrup, a very Gomeran product, is made. Get a glimpse of how La Gomera was formed and how its current landscape was imprinted by manmade features. During your visit you, listen to the "Gomeran whistle" and see the largest Gomeran antiques collection in the 3 exhibit areas. In the main exhibit building, you will also see a functioning watermill. If the “deluxe” option is chosen, end your experience with your tasting of local products.

Private hiking tour Teno Rural Park with an expert guide

8. Private hiking tour Teno Rural Park with an expert guide

Discover Teno Rural Park's stunning landscape in Tenerife on a hiking route with a local guide. See for yourself why this lush park is one of the most beautiful natural spaces on the island. Learn about its diverse ecological landscapes and varied wildlife. Hop on your private tour bus with your guide and head straight to the Teno Rural Park. Located in the extreme northwest of the Tenerife, the park was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO as it has preserved its great ecological, landscape, and cultural values, largely thanks to its isolation. See the extremely complicated orography of this area, and marvel at the thought that people once lived here in the past. Take in its varied landscape - from its impressive cliffs, valleys, low islands, laurel forest areas, as well as magnificent examples of traditional architecture. Begin your walking route in Santiago del Teide. You will have the best views of Teno, including that of the town of Masca - one of the most impressive villages on the island of Tenerife. Leaving Santiago del Teide, begin a gentle ascent through the valley towards the summit at the limit of where the pine forest begins. Little by little, gain height and watch as fantastic views of El Teide with Pico Viejo and Santiago del Teide in the background unfurl in front of your eyes. Through the route, we will be able to observe several of the most incredible points of the park, such as the Cumbre del Bolico, or the Erjos ponds, which are wonderful. From this point on, the entire path is level or downhill. Descend through the ridges of the upper part of Masca, where you see the eponymous valley on both sides of the ridge. Although it is a moderate level route, it requires being in good physical shape to be able to travel the total 11km.

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1,044 reviews

The guide was very clear in all languages he spoke. The trip offered what was advertised and more…. Once on the bus, you stayed on the bus with no changes at Los Christian’s etc. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and I learned much more about the island, even though I have been here many times. I am a solo traveller and felt very comfortable. Had time to explore all of the places visited. The restaurant suggested for lunch was reasonably priced, and although a simple meal (4 choices per course), I chose the fish which was delicious. There were plenty of opportunities to take photos or just relax and take in the wonderful places.

The tour is an amazing way to see a lot of fantastic places on the island without having to worry about driving yourself as some of the roads (particularly Masca) are very narrow and steep. Antonio was great as a tour guide and was very knowledgeable and passionate about what he does. Would recommend for anyone looking to get out and about discovering Tenerife.

This tour is safer and more enjoyable than going on your own. The roads in the areas visited are winding and narrow. Instead of trying to keep your car from crashing into a cliff or going over one, you can focus on seeing the sites and listening to the historical background.

Great experience. Lots of information provided provided by the tour guide. Reasonably priced.

Amazing! I will not forget this trip and the views. Very good guide. Lot of informations.