Day Trips to Las Palmas

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Our most recommended Las Palmas Day Trips To

  • Gran Canaria: Horse Riding Excursion

    1. Gran Canaria: Horse Riding Excursion

    Embark on an excursion of a duration of 1 hour or 2 hours, depending on the option selected. First get acquainted with your surefooted and gentle horses, with companions suitable for all ages and levels of horseriding ability. With your expert guide, set off on the mountain trails and discover the beautiful and rugged volcanic landscape of Gran Canaria. See tropical plantations, the sight of large sand dunes in the distance, and admire the vista of Maspalomas Beach. Arrive back at the ranch, where you can purchase a refreshing drink and some snacks. Feel free to visit the farm animals who live onsite, before your activity finishes.

    Best experience there is. The people are great, horses looked well cared for and the view you get while riding is fe nominal!!

  • Gran Canaria: Canyoning Trip

    2. Gran Canaria: Canyoning Trip

    Embark on a canyoning adventure: descend into a canyon, travel through the water course and enjoy exercises such as walking, jumping, swimming, abseiling. You will be dressed with neopren, helmet, and security personal equipment (harness, carabiner and descender). Once changed, walk towards the beginning of the canyon and begin your unforgettable experience where no experience at all is required.  Then, depending on the choosen canyon, you will go through laurisilva forests, descending waterfalls (summer season), or jumping from different heights and sliding down natural slides (winter season).

    Amazing experience. The guide was cool and professional. If you are nature lover you should try this.

  • Las Palmas: Las Canteras Beach 3-Hour Snorkeling Trip

    3. Las Palmas: Las Canteras Beach 3-Hour Snorkeling Trip

    Take a trip beneath the crystal clear waters of Las Canteras off the coast of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. and see a menagerie of lively ocean life. As you explore the seabed, your knowledgeable guides will make sure that you're comfortable and safe at all times. Meet your guide at Las Canteras beach. Jump into the water after putting on your equipment and receiving a brief safety tutorial. Once underwater, you’ll be immersed in a world of aquatic beauty.  See some of the octopi, parrotfish, sea cucumbers, rays, and other fish that are native to the area. Spot marine life hiding in the rocks with the help of your eagle-eyed guide. Use small identification boards to make it easier to identify different species of fish. Learn about the geology and ecosystem off of the Playa de Las Canteras. Snorkelers of all levels will find this excursion to be fun and fascinating. Spend 1 to 1.5 hours in...

    My two boys had great fun they really enjoyed it .. And our instructor Junana was great..

  • Gran Canaria: Panorama Tour

    4. Gran Canaria: Panorama Tour

    Start your day from Maspalomas before taking the scenery filled drive to Mirador las Moscas. On the way, you will enjoy a fantastic break at the famous sand dunes, a place people love to grab some memorable holiday snaps. Continue on your journey to Fataga Village where you will have time to visit the old center, not to mention grab a coffee and use the amenities.  Your next stop on the tour is in San Brtolomé de Tirajana, from which you will be able to reach Ayacata and Tejeda, the highest altitude point in the area. Whilst in the antique center of Tejeda, you can visit a herbal tea museum and try some local herbal infusions. Continuing on, you'll reach the cave houses in Artenara, one of the most important and popular attractions of the island.  On the way to the island in Fontanales, you will stop at Monte Pavon Mirador, and take some fotos of Las Palmas and Tenerife. After a typica...

    We booked the panoramic tour because we wanted to avoid wasting any precious vacation time on dealing with the hassle that comes with a do-it-yourself sight seeing tour (you know: finding a rental car, reading tourist guides to define a route, looking for parking space at every sightseeing location etc). Obviously, excursions come at a cost but we have to admit that at least this one, was well worth it. We were picked up at our hotel at the correct time by a charming, friendly guide (called Uwe) who during the whole 8 hour tour, provided us with interesting information about Gran Canaria, showed professional driving skills and provided enough flexibility for everyone (we were a group of 6) to take the time we needed at each stop. Part of the package was also an all-in lunch in a local restaurant which gives the opportunity to actually taste the real local cuisine. But now... the verdict... well, since this excursion met all expectations and there's nothing really which we didn't like,

  • Gran Canaria: 1 to 3 Person Parasail over Anfi Beach

    5. Gran Canaria: 1 to 3 Person Parasail over Anfi Beach

    Enjoy unobstructed bird's-eye views of Gran Canaria as you fly above the sea accompanied by one or two friends on this breathtaking parasailing adventure. Begin your activity with a brief introduction and safety review, and then you’ll be ready to take to the air. Embark on a boat which will take you out to sea. When you reach the parasailing spot, lift smoothly off the ground as your parachute opens and you get higher and higher in the sky. Watch as the sea falls away below you and you experience the feeling of free flight above the Gran Canaria coastline. Feel the breeze in your hair and the sun on your face as you fly through the sky on a 10-minute flight.

    Loved the whole experience from start to finish. The instructors where knowledgable and professional. The whole experience felt COVID safe with excellent hygiene precedences. The check in process was efferent and friendly.

  • Las Palmas: Bandama, High Peaks, and Roque Nublo Tour

    6. Las Palmas: Bandama, High Peaks, and Roque Nublo Tour

    You'll depart from the Las Palmas city center from where you will head to the center of the island towards San Mateo. There you will be able to enjoy a short break of 30 minutes, with the chance to visit the farm market which stocks plenty of local products (only open on Saturday). From there you'll continue driving to reach the summit of Gran Canaria, which sits at 1,959 meters and is referred to as “Pico de las Nieves”. From this viewpoint you will enjoy stunning views of the high peaks, and if the weather is clear you will be able to see Tenerife. After that you will move down to "The Roque Nublo”, a huge basalt monolith rock more than 65 meters high which arose as a result of volcanic activity and erosion. This unique volcanic formation is protected as a natural monument. rom there you will stop at the Cross of Tejeda and its Parador National, where you can taste plenty of local Ca...

    Highly recommend this tour to anyone looking for a hassle-free day out in the mountains. It’s one of the best day tours I’ve ever been on, stunning views, very small group, friendly driver, comfortable and modern coach and very knowledgable and cheerful guide. Whenever I come back to Canaria, I will, for sure do this tour again. We have been given plenty of opportunities to take pictures and enjoy the scenery as well as explore Teror and San Mateo towns.

  • From Las Palmas: Treasures of Gran Canaria Tour

    7. From Las Palmas: Treasures of Gran Canaria Tour

    Benefit from pick-up at one of several meeting points in Las Palmas, and then get back to nature in the amazing Guayadeque ravine at Agüimes. Learn more about the original inhabitants of the island and travel back in time more than 600 years to visit one of the original cave houses. Continue to the pretty town of Mogán on the southwest coast and take a stroll around the town center and port area. Discover why it is known as the Venice of the South to the locals and get some free time for lunch. End with a visit to the popular resort town of Maspalomas, known for its stunning dunes and natural reserve. Hear about the history of the island and its places along the way. Return to Las Palmas and get dropped off in the afternoon.

    This was my first visit to Gran Canaria, for number of reasons I decided to stay in the north (Las Palmas) and bought 2 (+1) tours around the island to get better idea of different regions and places of importance. All of the tours were amazing: small groups, the routes were planned with great detail and knowledge of the island, they well-balanced nature, towns/villages and museums (!); stops to enjoy sights, have coffee or lunch were adequate; and equally important: the guides were fantastic! I have trully enjoyed their talking on all kind of topics related to local history, fauna, flora, geology, archeology, customs, legends, social specifics related to current life incl. "covid times" and impact on tourims (seeing empty hotels in Maspalomas), and the like. Excellent.

  • Gran Canaria: Off-Road Day Tour with Optional Camel Ride

    8. Gran Canaria: Off-Road Day Tour with Optional Camel Ride

    Spend an unforgettable day discovering Gran Canaria’s interior on a 4-whell drive safari that takes you along dirt paths and rural roads. You’ll travel by fully-equipped jeep with a highly skilled driver and guide, who knows every inch of the route. On this 7-hour tour, you’ll head to the very heart of the island and experience why Gran Canaria is referred to as a miniature continent. The tour offers you plenty of opportunities to take photos and also a stop for lunch to enjoy typical Canarian specialties.  You’ll feel like a desert scout or even like Lawrence of Arabia, as you ride a gentle camel through the 1000 Palm Tree Valley. You don’t need to ride on the hump, by the way, as the camels are fitted with comfortable 2-seater saddles!

    Pleasant trip, more info about the areas we were visiting would have been a nice choice (eg. S. Lucia church and the village...). The driver Gabri was fun (we were trying to understand his Spanish, answering in Italian, he was doing the opposite and the experiment was quite successful!)

  • Las Canteras Scuba Diving

    9. Las Canteras Scuba Diving

    Suitable for beginners, learn to scuba dive off in one of Gran Canaria's best diving spots. Meet your guide at the local partner's office and receive an introduction to scuba diving. Learn more about the various marine species you will discover during the day. From there, travel to Las Canteras. Once you arrive be equipped with all the necessary equipment as well as material to help you identify the species in the area. Then enter the water and begin your diving adventure.

  • Maspalomas: Ayagaures Hills E-Bike Tour and Tapas Tasting

    10. Maspalomas: Ayagaures Hills E-Bike Tour and Tapas Tasting

    After meeting your expert guide in Maspalomas, hop on your electric-powered e-bike for a tour of the city’s stunning environs. Bound for Ayagaures, a small village nestled in the hills, cross a lush valley adorned with palm trees, cacti, wildflowers, and other native Canarian flora. Stop by a wild goat farm on the way, learning about how the animal has become an icon for Gran Canaria. As you head toward the top of Ayagaures, explore the Maspalomas, Gran Canaria's immense golden sand dunes situated directly against the brilliant blue sea. Then, head to the Maspalomas Botanical Garden for a walking tour, where you'll learn to identify the main species of tropical plants that call the island home. Once you reach the top of Ayagaures mountain, stop for a half-hour break, during which you’ll sample traditional Canarian tapas in a bar built inside an ancient aboriginal cave. Recharged and sa...

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What people are saying about Las Palmas

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 258 reviews

The driver picked me up on time. After arrival there was also a short introduction and the right horses (depending on riding skills and experience) were assigned. The companions or riding instructors are very courteous and make an effort. I took the 2 hour tour. I would also like to say that this can be very exhausting without riding experience and in the heat. Depending on your riding experience, you can also choose whether you want to trot or gallop. I can only warmly recommend the tour, but apply some lotion beforehand :)

Was really great fun, rode on Pepsi. Sweet and calm horse. Furthermore, drove to a very nice location. Heat was not too bad if you opt for the morning. Top experience definitely recommended! And for the people who are more experienced, they can do a trot and canter.

Definitely take something to put on. It was a lot of fun to drive with Laura. But after that I got a total cold. Because you sweat and the jeeps are open.

Best experience there is. The people are great, horses looked well cared for and the view you get while riding is fe nominal!!

Very cool spot and also the instructor is really nice