With its unique geographic features, Tenerife is the largest island of the Canary Islands and the Macaronesia region. The oldest mountain ranges in Tenerife rose from the Atlantic Ocean by a volcanic eruption that gave birth to the island around twelve million years ago. In this itinerary, you will explore the island`s most stunning landscapes and be fascinated by Mount Teide, with an elevation of 3,715 m (12,188 ft) above sea level making it he highest point in all of Spain and the third largest volcano in the world from its base in the bottom of the sea.
Are you ready for a unique journey exploring Tenerife?
Welcome to Tenerife!
ARRIVAL IN TENERIFE
Arrival in Tenerife. Meet and greet at the airport and transfer to the accommodation for check-in. Afternoon free at leisure. In the evening, you will be invited to a welcome dinner to start the trip, tasting the delicious Canarian cuisine. Overnight.
DISCOVERING CAÑADAS DEL TEIDE
After breakfast, depart to La Orotava town, where you will visit one of the best-preserved historical sites in the Canary Islands. Then, walking through the main streets, you will discover the Canarian architecture style, which is the fusion between Spanish, Portuguese, and Mudejar styles. Along the way, you will see the Townhall and the square, where is made a sand carpet during the `Corpus Christi` (Catholic Festival, which is known in other countries as Pentecost). Once you finish visiting to La Orotava, you will continue to Mount Teide National Park. Then, you will begin to ascend until we reach 2,370 m above sea level. During the tour, you will pass through different landscapes with wonderful views and traditional villages. Finally, you will cross the forest of Canarian pine until you reach Las Cañadas del Teide, where you will begin to understand that Tenerife is an island of contrasts. Later, you will go to the cable car base, where you can enjoy a magnificent view of the Ucanca Valley. Optionally, you can take the Teide cable car to La Rambleta station, located at 3550m, where you will be a few meters from the highest peak in Spain. You will carry on and cross one of the world’s largest ‘Calderas’ (volcanic features). Finally, you will visit the Roques de García, where you will see one of the most emblematic images of Tenerife and other stunning features of the National Park. Return to your hotel. Overnight.
EXPLORING TENERIFE’S LANDSCAPES
After breakfast, depart to Santa Cruz de Tenerife on a private coach. Your first stop will be Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the capital of the island and a maritime hub of the Canary Islands. There you can see buildings that will captivate you like the Tenerife Auditorium or avant-garde sites such as the Plaza de España or the Plaza Weyler. We will continue the route to La Laguna, the first city founded in Tenerife after its conquest. This historic jewel was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999. Here you will walk its picturesque streets that overflow with history and culture. From there, you will go to the impressive Anaga massif mountain range, declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. In this natural space lives one of the most valuable treasures in all of Europe: the laurel forest of the Tertiary era, which extends from 65 to 2 million years ago. Finally, descending towards the beautiful northeast coast of the island, you will reach the charming town of Taganana, which stands out for its natural beauty and its views of the ocean and the cliffs. In the hamlet of Taganana, you will have free time to walk, have lunch and taste the Canarian cuisine. Your guide will recommend some of the local menus of the day. In the afternoon, you will take a look at the golden sands of Las Teresitas beach, and then you will return, having experienced several of the treasures of Tenerife. Overnight.
IT’S ADVENTURE TIME!
After breakfast, board your Safari jeeps and start your adventure in Puerto de la Cruz, finding your way to places inaccessible by other means. That’s the advantage of travelling in a 4×4! At the stops along the way, the driver/guide will tell you the history, anecdotes, and curious facts about each place. You will visit the secluded Hamlet of Masca, known for its dramatic nature and vintage cottages. Then, you will continue to one of two interesting towns. Garachico is a town that resurfaced from the ashes after being destroyed by a volcanic eruption more than 300 years ago. Santiago del Teide is a pretty town in the foothills of one of the island’s peaks from where you can descend to catch the magnificent views of the Los Gigantes Cliffs. During the tour, you will stop at a restaurant in El Tanque to try Canarian cuisine. At the end of the day, you will go back to your hotel safe and sound. Overnight.
LET’S GO SAILING!
After breakfast, you will be taken on a beautiful half-day sailing tour to see Tenerife from the sea. A catamaran will sail in search of whales and dolphins to the cliffs of Los Gigantes and Masca. The crew and specialized tour guides will inform you about the characteristics of the cetacean’ species that you will find during the excursion. You will learn about their habits, food, migrations, etc. Once you have been able to contemplate in freedom to cetacean species such as pilot whales, bottlenose dolphins, spotted dolphins, amongst others, you can relax sunbathing and enjoying a swim in the sea looking at the coast of Barranco de Masca. Return to Puerto Colon and transfer back to your hotel. Overnight.
TENERIFE’S AMAZING NATURE TOUR
After breakfast, you will explore Puerto de la Cruz on a half-day tour. Situated on the island’s northern coast, Puerto de la Cruz is a charming tourist town full of history and culture. This city has much to offer, both traditional and modern, with a blend of design and nature along Costa Martiánez, including the volcanic beaches of Playa Jardin and Punta Brava to the Lago Martiánez with its saltwater pools, the work of the genius César Manrique. After that, you will visit the Botanical Garden, home to thousands of species of plants from five continents. From the gardens, you can enjoy a panoramic drive through the Orotava Valley. In the afternoon, you will be taken back to the airport and say goodbye to magical Tenerife. Return home — end of our services.
Please take note that this program is given depending on the sanitary conditions in 2022.
Depending on the Covid-19 evolution, gauges could be established and sites could be closed by our partners.
The agency reserves the right to modify or reverse the order of visits for the benefit of the traveler.