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Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Hiking in the Anaga Mountains

1. 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.

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

2. 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.

Tenerife: Anaga Rural Park Full-Day Guided Tour

3. 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. Then, visit isolated villages that are still lived in by locals to see traditional rural architecture. 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.”

South Tenerife: San Cristóbal de La Laguna and Anaga Tour

4. 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: Anaga UNESCO VIP TOUR

5. Tenerife: Anaga UNESCO VIP TOUR

Enjoy a 5-hour nature and culture tour that takes in the historic sites and natural beauty of Tenerife. This is an opportunity to experience the diversity of the island’s landscapes – from its forests and beaches, to its volcanos and other mountains. Stop along the way to taste Tenerife’s traditional barraquito coffee, and visit a variety of towns that feature the best examples of traditional Canary architecture. A local guide will provide commentary en route about island history, culture and customs. Round-trip transfers from your Santa Cruz accommodation are included in the tour price.

Tenerife: Anaga Canyoning Guided Tour

6. Tenerife: Anaga Canyoning Guided Tour

The start of the descent begins with a first rappel of about 10 meters. From here, you can observe how the thick vegetation will begin to shelter you, which together with the moss surrounding the trunk of the trees and the contrast of light between the sky and the treetop will be you favourite scene if you are a green lover. After descending the last wall you will resume the path back by ascending for about 30 minutes approximately, where you will arrive to the point where the canyoning activity began !

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What people are saying about San Cristóbal de La Laguna

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 108 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.

The hike was beautiful and adventurous! Our guide was incredibly nice and competent and you could tell he was enthusiastic about nature every second. We ended up relaxing on a secluded beach and being picked up by speedboat. It was the most beautiful day of the holiday and can only be recommended!

All experience was excellent. Starting with communication with a guide. Anjel is very knowledgeable man and we learned a lot about nature of Tenerife .We really enjoyed and recommend this tour to other tourists.

Everything is wonderfully told and shown - we would not find so many interesting places ourselves. I recommend highly.