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Tenerife: Teide Mountain and North of the Island Tour

1. 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.

South Tenerife: San Cristóbal de La Laguna and Anaga Tour

2. 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.

Tenerife: Teide National Park and Teno Full-Day Tour

3. 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.

Tenerife: Underwater Lava Tongues Snorkel Excursion

4. Tenerife: Underwater Lava Tongues Snorkel Excursion

Depart Santa Cruz de Tenerife on this excursion with expert guides. See how the volcanic activity formed incredible shapes of stone under water while snorkeling in the crystal clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Witness how the island was formed both above and and under water as a result of the volcanic activity. Explore the unique lava tongues while the instructor takes photos and videos for you to keep.

South Tenerife: Full-Day Volcano Tour

5. 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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What people are saying about Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 58 reviews

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!

Excellent guide Marco, Italian, local partner of Tamaran agency, geep with 5-6 people, and no bus full of people, all excellent, in this excursion see the 4 seasons in 1 day, the north with fog and clouds, the ancient capital always fresh and with its streets full of clubs and people, the ocean in the north with its cool breeze, and the sun in the south, Candelaria with its cathedral etc. Excursion does!

Our tour guide Angel is great. Very fun to talk with and very patient with us. The group was small (3 in total) so it’s very personal and cozy. He took us to the pretty sites of Teide National Park and we visited the quaint and cute little towns in the north of the island, Garachico being my favorite. I highly recommend this tour if you’re in the Island!

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.

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