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Tenerife: Whale and Dolphin Tour with Underwater Views

1. 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 take you back to your pickup point.

Tenerife: Teide National Park Stargazing Experience

2. Tenerife: Teide National Park Stargazing Experience

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, and you can choose either to be picked up or to drive yourself.

Tacoronte: Guided Winery Tour with Wine and Cheese Tastings

3. Tacoronte: Guided Winery Tour with Wine and Cheese Tastings

Get to know the history of the Familia Monje and their vineyards during this guided winery tour. The family-run winery has operated since 1750, including growing the vineyards and making delicious wine. Learn about the uniqueness of Canary wine and its varieties of grapes grown in volcanic soil. This tour includes a tasting of four wines with four types of cheese. Indulge in local wine paired with artisan goat cheese from the Canary Islands:  A glass of Dragoblanco (a young white wine) paired with fresh white goat cheese from Tenerife. A glass of Hollera (a red wine produced using carbonic maceration) paired with smoked goat cheese from La Palma. A glass of Monje Tradicional (a young red wine) paired with a semi-cured peppery goat cheese from Fuerteventura. A glass of Listán Negro (a red wine aged in the barrel) paired with cured goat and sheep milk cheese from Gran Canaria.

Tenerife: Teide National Park Full-Day Scenic Tour

4. 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.

Tenerife: Music Hall Tavern Comedy Drag Show Ticket & Dinner

5. Tenerife: Music Hall Tavern Comedy Drag Show Ticket & Dinner

Embark on a magnificent night of dazzling costumes, laughter, and a cast of unique characters who sing and dance the night away at the Music Hall Tavern's comedy drag show. Tuck into a 3-course before you watch the show and choose return hotel transportation to keep the whole evening stress-free. Take the entire family out for a fun night filled with fantastic frocks and fabulous feathers, and go on a musical and comedic journey through the decades of Drag. See the glamour and comedy in live song, mime, and dance of what has been the most popular and fun form of entertainment for decades. Before watching the show, tuck into a delicious 3-course meal. Savor a seasonal vegetable soup for starters, a turkey roast dinner with mash and roast potato, seasonable vegetables, Yorkshire pudding, and gravy for your main meal, and cooling ice-cream for dessert.

Tuk Tuk Tour of Costa Adeje and Canary Farm

6. Tuk Tuk Tour of Costa Adeje and Canary Farm

Meet your guide and then hop aboard a Tuk Tuk. This 3 wheeled motorbike with a large open-air carriage makes for a fun and intimate way to explore Costa Adeje. Weave through the streets and make your way to the Plaza El Duque, one of the most luxurious hotels on the island and also a high-end fashion center. Cruise to the stately Duque Castle, which looks over the peaceful Playa del Duque. Ride over to the tourist market and see the stalls full with local crafts. Admire the San Sebastian Church, one of the oldest religious sites south Tenerife. Feel the sun on your face as you ride along the Playa Enramada, a spacious black sand volcanic beach. Make a stop at the La Caleta village and get to know the neighborhood. Take a tip from your friendly driver and have lunch at a delightful local restaurant. Afterward, explore the Porto Colon, the town’s main touristic harbor. Cruise by the Magma art center, a phenomenal architectural work that compliments the beach environment. See the Caldera del Rey, a breathtaking volcanic valley. Next, check out Siam Park. This unique Thai-themed water park has been hailed as one of the best in the world. Admire the sprawling fields of green at the banana plantation. Make a stop at the Canary Farm. Sip a tasty smoothie made from local fruits as you say hello to the chicken, pigs, and horses that call this farm home. After your tour, your guide will return you to the Avenida de Espana.

Teide National Park: Moonlight Tour and Stargazing

7. 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.

Tenerife: Teide and Las Cañadas Half-Day Tour

8. Tenerife: Teide and Las Cañadas Half-Day Tour

Benefit from pick-up in the south of Tenerife, and then climb Mount Teide through the lovely local villages. Journey through a beautiful pine forest that provides precious water and arrive at an unforgettable plateau with a lunar-like landscape. Ascend above the clouds at an altitude of approximately 2,000 meters above sea level and marvel at the volcanic rock formations surrounding you. Admire the UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the 12 Treasures of Spain from different perspectives.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Hiking in the Anaga Mountains

9. Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Hiking in the Anaga Mountains

Discover the Anaga Rural Park forest on a 3.5-hour walk to the volcanic dome close to the hamlet of Taborno, coming down through the magnificent laurel forest of Anaga, a Unesco Biosphere Reserve since 2015. Hike while enjoying amazing views as the path comes out of the forest and approaches the cliffs facing the northeast shore of the island. Taborno is a hamlet right on top of the crane of two different gorges. It is considered a viewpoint hamlet.  Witness the local country life of the island and listen to your guide that will explain the local uses in such an amazing mountain chain. Anaga is one of the places in Tenerife where some aboriginal pre-Hispanic uses have been kept longer. After the walk, lunch will local products will be served.

Teide and Northern Tenerife: Grand Tour

10. Teide and Northern Tenerife: Grand Tour

Discover some of Tenerife's most extraordinary locations like El Teide National Park, the lava pools of Garachico, and the mountain village of Masca. Learn about the island's history along the way. Begin your tour at the magnificent World Heritage Site, El Teide National Park. See the impressive lava formations of the Los Roques de Garcia and learn about the natural history of the park with views of Spain's highest point, Mount Teide. Continue to the charming town of Icod de los Vinos and see the ancient Dragon Tree – the centuries-old dracaena tree. Visit Garachico, a town partly destroyed by a volcanic eruption in 1706, and admire the typical Canarian architecture and unique lava pools. Enjoy the stunning scenery en route to the dramatic mountain village of Masca. Soak in the views of the lush valley and the breathtaking blue sea in the distance. Then, pass by the vibrant city of Santiago del Teide on your way back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Tenerife

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 492 reviews

Great tour, the guide Cao was really patient and always very fun. The path was difficult on some parts which I didn’t expect but I was happy that it was a serious hike and not just a walk on the mountains. After the hike we got a delicious local wine and cheese tasting. Also Cao was very kind to ride us to the beach which was quite far . Definitely I recommend !!

Amasing trip!! Cao is a fantastic guide, knows the land & history so well witch he grew up on, the vegitation and the geology that combines this trip into one big experience. Cao’s smile, kindness & passion is so contagious that you forget all of your troubles and you simply get sucked into his world of fun and mindfulness.

Very enjoyable trip. Friendly crew and good size boat, not too big so not crowded. We were lucky enough to see several species of dolphins and whales. It was superb to see them evolve in their natural environment. Thank you for this good time.

Great experience. Great storytelling along with stargazing. Very firendly and hospitable.

Nice crew, lots of information along the way. Friendly. Top!