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Santa Cruz de Tenerife: 2-Hour Hiking Tour in Anaga Forest

1. Santa Cruz de Tenerife: 2-Hour Hiking Tour in Anaga Forest

Explore the beautiful and ancient Laurel Forest and get in contact with the nature on this hiking tour. Take a simple walk without great difficulty and feel and smell the pure air of this laurel forest. If you think of yourself as a novice hiker, or simply want a more relaxed and slow–paced hike, step onto the route through the Anaga Forest. Discover all of life's natural treasures as you amble through the wondrous nature of what was once an isolated territory and see the original Canarian architecture. Wander through a landscape which, millions of years ago, was an independent island separated by the sea from the rest of the insular territory. Even today, it is still considered as a separate world, an island inside another with its own identity.

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Tenerife Island Tour

2. Tenerife Island Tour

After pick-up, your first stop on this day-long tour will be La Laguna, an important historical center of the island and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, it's on to Candelaria, a fishing town and where you can find a statue of the Candelaria Virgin, patron saint of the Canary Islands, as well as the stunning Candelaria Basilica. This city is an important place of pilgrimage situated in the southeast of the island. Your next visit will be to El Médano, a charming beach with majestic views of the volcanic cone Montana Roja. The next stop, Garachico, is a city blooming with flowering trees and full of fascinating history. Other highlights of your tour include La Orotava and Los Gigantes Cliff. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel, port or apartment.

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Tenerife: Teide Mountain and North of the Island Tour

3. Tenerife: Teide Mountain and North of the Island Tour

Visit La Laguna, the first capital of the island of Tenerife, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to the richness of its agriculture and the good state of the old buildings. Go for a walk with your tour guide and learn all about this elegant city while taking beautiful photos of your surroundings.  Next, visit the Esperanza forest on the way to the Teide Volcano. Stop here to taste a delicious coffee known as barraquito before pausing at several different viewpoints throughout the forest to enjoy its beautiful Canarian pines and eucalyptus trees. Then, arrive at the National Park where you will make several stops, steering clear of tourist traps. Heading down, see Chinvero Volcano which saw the last volcanic eruption in Tenerife in 1909. Before arriving at Garachico, stop for lunch where you can try some traditional Canarian food. Garachico is a very elegant town with a rich architectural heritage from the XVI, XVII, and XVIII centuries which deemed it a relevant Site of Cultural Interest in 1994.  Finally, visit Icod de los Vinos where you will see the Millenary Dragon Tree, a very important tree that is more than 1000 years.

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Tenerife: Anaga Rural Park Full-Day Guided Tour

4. Tenerife: Anaga Rural Park Full-Day Guided Tour

Discover one of the last laurel forests in the world on a full-day tour of Anaga Rural Park, where time appears to have stood still for centuries. Start in the typical fishing village of San Andres, just outside Santa Cruz de Tenerife, near Teseritas Beach. You will be immersed into the natural world almost immediately. Your guide will provide information on the history of one of the oldest sides of Tenerife, sculpted by millions of years of volcanic erosion. Cross the Fayal-Brezal to discover places full of rural traditions, and friendly locals who are always waiting for visitors. Learn the legends and stories of the aboriginals, and the 1st governors who conquered the island. At the summit of Anaga, you will experience one of the best secrets of the Alisio wind; revel in the magic of the humid Laurisilva forest. Continue to Chinamada to see the traditional cave houses that are still lived in by locals. Enjoy a unique view from a privileged vantage point, directly over a cliff that towers 550 meters above sea level. End with a walk in the UNESCO World Heritage city of San Cristóbal de La Laguna, and discover why it is sometimes referred to as the “Florence of the Canary Islands.”

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Tenerife: Teide National Park and Teno Full-Day Tour

5. Tenerife: Teide National Park and Teno Full-Day Tour

Enjoy a full-day adventure on Tenerife, traveling to the stunning Teide National Park and Teno Rural Park, 2 areas of breathtaking volcanic beauty. Following a pick-up, transfer by minibus (maximum 8 passengers) through the forests of canary pine trees. This paradise for hikers boasts some amazing observation points above the clouds. Climb 2,000 meters above sea level to the Teide National Park, dominated by Mount Teide, Spain’s highest mountain and volcano. Feel as if you have stepped onto another planet as you walk around the rocky landscape. With the majesty of Mt. Teide fresh in your mind, travel to the Teno region around noon, stopping at picturesque spots which surround the breathtaking Valley of Masca. Immerse yourself in the traditions and rich gastronomy of the region, and learn about the local way of life in the small hamlets nestled among the hills and forests of Teno Rural Park.

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Tenerife: 4-Hour Gauchinche Food Tour

6. Tenerife: 4-Hour Gauchinche Food Tour

Immerse yourself in Tenerife's gastronomic culture on this guided tour of the best eateries on the North coast, including a visit to a traditional Guachinche, which is a traditional establishment where quality food and drink are served. After getting picked up from your hotel, head to a winery, where you can sample red, white and rosé wines, expertly paired with an assortment of Canarian cheeses.  Next, head to the selected Guachinche and discover Tenerife’s gastronomy by savoring its traditional food, choosing from a range of starters and rotisserie main courses. Finally, visit a bodega and enjoy a glass of coffee as you admire views of the coast. Get dropped off back at your hotel at the end of the tour.

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South Tenerife: San Cristóbal de La Laguna and Anaga Tour

7. South Tenerife: San Cristóbal de La Laguna and Anaga Tour

Start with pickup form Playa de las Américas, and first visit the town of San Cristóbal de La Laguna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site steeped in tradition, legends, and beauty. See the many churches, historical buildings, and charming streets of a town described as the "Florence of the Canary Islands". Then, make your way to Anaga, a volcanic rock formation that is between 7 and 9 million years old. Explore the area's landscapes which are adorned with geological formations such as roques, or old volcanic chimneys and dikes, which are fractures filled with solidified magma forming sheets of rock that look like walls. See beautiful cliff faces and deep ravines. Explore the nearby forests of laurel and dragon trees before returning back to your accommodation.

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South Tenerife: Full-Day Volcano Tour

8. South Tenerife: Full-Day Volcano Tour

Enjoy a full-day adventure of South Tenerife, traveling through areas of breathtaking volcanic beauty, where life has adapted and prevailed despite the difficulties posed by the geographical phenomenons. Following a pick-up, transfer by minibus (maximum 8 passengers) to the quiet town of Arico Nuevo. Explore a landscape formed millions of years ago by large-scale volcanic activity. Marvel at the colors of the landscape, and the traditional houses that speak of powerful volcanic eruptions that left a mark on the island. Continue to a number of volcanic sites to feast your eyes on different types of volcano. Be blown away by the dramatic formations of the Ensenada Pelada and Montaña Roja volcanoes in El Medano, their striking colors contrasting with the crystal clear coast. Enjoy panoramic views of more than 90 volcanic formations in Arona, and learn the characteristics of the endemic flora.  End with a drive through the Teide National Park, dominated by Mount Teide, Spain’s highest mountain and volcano.

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North Tenerife: Full-Day Guided Tour

9. North Tenerife: Full-Day Guided Tour

Discover the palaces, towers, cobblestone streets, and rich gastronomy of North Tenerife on a full-day tour that is a paradise for lovers of history and culture. Start with a visit to the quiet city of Icod de Los Vinos. Here, you will see the oldest drago tree on the Canary Islands, and admire the beautiful houses of the Old Town. Continue to higher ground for panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean in stark contrast to the surrounding green landscape. Pass through El Tanque en route to Los Silos and Buenavista del Norte, enjoying views of the cliffs of Culata along the way. The cobblestone streets of Garachico contain even more surprises. Walk through picturesque corners of the village and port, experiencing the splendor of the 17th and 18th centuries. After a tasting of some local food, go to the noble Villa de la Orotava, and fall in love with its gorgeous nooks and alleyways. Learn more about the ins and outs of the town’s glorious past.

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Santa Cruz and its Hidden Corners: 1-Hour Tour

10. Santa Cruz and its Hidden Corners: 1-Hour Tour

Begin your 2-hour tour at the Church of La Concepción, one of the oldest buildings in Santa Cruz. Nearby you’ll see the Museum of Nature and Men, the Contemporary Art Museum and the Carnival Museum. Explore the Noria quarter, a colorful area with small houses of many different colors. Stop to see the theater and art exposition center. Stop to admire Plaza de España and Plaza de la Candelaria, where the tour ends.

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What people are saying about Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Super. Thanks Jamie! This excursion far exceeded our expectations. Everything was explained by him in an exciting way and we had many interesting conversations. He fascinated us with his passion and love for nature and volcanology during the excursion. He is very knowledgeable and has shared valuable information about the island. We were very happy with the trip and we highly recommend booking the trip with Jamie!

Jaime was a great guide, he was flexible with the itinerary based around my interests. He was very informative on the rock and lava formations and fauna and flora.i would definitely recommend this trip.

In general it has been a very beautiful route with a very friendly guide, my husband and I have gone alone and it has been great.

It's totally worth it! I will come back for this tour indeed

Angel was great, very informative and the tour was amazing.