Things to do in La Orotava

Our most recommended things to do in La Orotava

Tenerife: Guided Canyoning Experience in Los Arcos

1. Tenerife: Guided Canyoning Experience in Los Arcos

Go on a guided rappelling adventure in Los Arcos Canyon in Tenerife. Learn a new skill as you take in the immense, swooping geological formations surrounding you in the canyon. Learn all about the canyon's geological history from your local guide. Meet your guide, pop on your helmet and harness, and start off with a little hiking route. See and learn about the endemic flora and talk about the history of this iconic location from your local guide. Then, get taught how to rappel before putting your newfound skills to the test on a range of walls created by volcanic ash. Once you reach the first rappel, the fun begins. Descend with ropes through several walls — each one is very different from the other — all of which are made of volcanic ashes. Throughout the tour, be amazed by the scenery that surrounds you, including Los Arcos, which was formed by the erosion of the water that passed through many years ago. Once at your last rappel, embark on another short hike to return to your meeting point.

Tenerife: Private Day Tour of the Island with Hotel Pickup

2. Tenerife: Private Day Tour of the Island with Hotel Pickup

Enjoy the island of Tenerife on a private tour where we will tour the most emblematic places of the island Santa Cruz de Tenerife, San Cristobal de la Laguna, La Orotava, Puerto de La Cruz, Icod, Garachico, Los Gigantes, Costa Adeje ,Candelaria. You will know the peculiarities of the intricate landscapes of the island. The sun, wind and adrenaline combine to print an indelible memory of your stay in Tenerife. Enjoy the island of Tenerife on a private tour where we will visit the most emblematic places on the island. Once we have picked you up at your hotel we will go to Candelaria where the patron saint of the Canary Islands, the Virgin of Candelaria, is located, we will continue to Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the capital of the island, it is a cosmopolitan and fascinating city, we will continue our journey to San Cristóbal de la Laguna, World Heritage of Humanity, we continue our way to La Orotava where we will visit its historic center. We advance to Puerto de La Cruz, the first tourist city of Tenerife, we continue to Icod de los Vinos where we can admire the famous thousand-year-old Drago, then we will visit Garachico, where its cobbled streets invite us to explore the heart of the town, its churches and historical buildings. We continue to Los Gigantes, cliffs that live up to their name, as they are one of the most spectacular landscapes in Tenerife, and continue to Costa Adeje, the destination in the south of Tenerife where luxury and exclusivity come together. You will know the peculiarities of the intricate landscapes of the island. The sun, the wind and the adrenaline combine to print an indelible memory of your stay in Tenerife. The order of the itinerary can be changed depending on where your hotel / accommodation is located

Tenerife: La Casa de Los Balcones Entrance Ticket

3. Tenerife: La Casa de Los Balcones Entrance Ticket

Pre-book your ticket to La Casa de Los Balcones and walk around a traditional 19th-century Canarian townhouse turned cultural museum filled with preserved belongings of the former owners and as well as unique art and traditional handcraft exhibits. Step inside the quaint yet impressive house and get a glimpse of what life was like for the family who originally lived here. Learn about their customs and see their personal antique collection. Admire art displays and samples of the traditional handcrafts called “Calados”, which features intricately-drawn thread work. Learn about the history Calados and the techniques used to make them. As you walk around, discover the history of this town, its ancient roots, and Canarian cultural traditions. For a more elevated and informative experience, upgrade to the audio guide ticket option. At the end of your visit, buy local products, including embroidery, lace, pottery, and regional costumes, and other souvenirs, like the miniature balconies of La Orotava, at the gift shop

Tenerife: Guided VIP Group Tour

4. Tenerife: Guided VIP Group 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.

Tenerife: Barranco de Chimoche Canyoning Adventure

5. Tenerife: Barranco de Chimoche Canyoning Adventure

This is an adventure activity in nature. Dare to abseil down volcanic basalt walls 20 metres high. Enjoy the views and the places you can see with this sporting activity. During the tour we will also do a beautiful hiking route with explanations of the place and its flora. We include an introductory workshop before the activity so that you can learn canyoning techniques. Professional local canyoning guide with more than 20 years of experience in these activities. The approach to the canyoning activity is approximately 40 minutes walking. No previous experience is necessary for this canyoning activity. It is necessary to wear sportswear. As we are at an altitude of 1300 metres, the weather is very variable and it is best to bring warm clothing in case it gets cloudy. Please let the guide know if you have any allergies or ailments that he/she should be aware of before you start.

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What people are saying about La Orotava

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 149 reviews

Good local knowledge. Safe driver. Let us see a good sample of Tenerife and then decide which parts of the island we would like to spend more time in. Even told us how to get there by public transport. Good value for money. Joel was able to fit in our suggestions of where we wanted to visit/ avoid without veering off the itinerary too much.

Liliana was a perfect guide for a perfect moment we discovered in a few hours full of places on the island that we had not had the opportunity to see before in very good company, thank you for this great day

I recommend this excursion with a nice and accommodating guide! It was really amazing

Very experienced and pleasant guide. Canon was impressive too. Great for beginners.

Joel as a guide is just great. Thanks for the great day. Calin