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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.

Tenerife: Anaga Rural Park Full-Day Guided Tour

2. 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

3. 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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What people are saying about San Cristóbal de La Laguna

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!

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!

Everything was great - great hike, great guide and delicious food at the end. Highly Recommended.