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Tenerife: Anaga Rural Park Full-Day Guided Tour

1. 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.”

Tenerife: 4-Hour Gauchinche Food Tour

2. Tenerife: 4-Hour Gauchinche Food Tour

Immerse yourself in Tenerife's gastronomic culture on this guided tour of the best eateries on the North coast, including a visit to a traditional Guachinche, which is a traditional establishment where quality food and drink are served. After getting picked up from your hotel, head to a winery, where you can sample red, white and rosé wines, expertly paired with an assortment of Canarian cheeses.  Next, head to the selected Guachinche and discover Tenerife’s gastronomy by savoring its traditional food, choosing from a range of starters and rotisserie main courses. Finally, visit a bodega and enjoy a glass of coffee as you admire views of the coast. Get dropped off back at your hotel at the end of the tour.

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.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Guided Winery Tour and Tasting

4. Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Guided Winery Tour and Tasting

Immerse yourself in Spanish wine country on this tour in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Surround yourself with lush vineyards and taste wines produced from the rich red soil of the Tacoronte-Acentejo region.  Meet your host at the winery which is nestled in verdant rolling hills. Admire how the winery looks out over a stunning sea view. Learn from a passionate wine sommelier about the wine culture of the region and the traditional production methods that are still used today. Visit the cellar and take a stroll through vineyards where grapes are ripened to perfection. Uncover the secrets to making an excellent wine. Hear facinating facts about local grapes like Listan Negro or Malvasia.  Follow your guide tasting room where your sommelier will guide through the savoring of 3 distinct wines paired with Canarian cheese and cold cuts.

Santa Cruz and its Hidden Corners: 1-Hour Tour

5. Santa Cruz and its Hidden Corners: 1-Hour Tour

Begin your 2-hour tour at the Church of La Concepción, one of the oldest buildings in Santa Cruz. Nearby you’ll see the Museum of Nature and Men, the Contemporary Art Museum and the Carnival Museum. Explore the Noria quarter, a colorful area with small houses of many different colors. Stop to see the theater and art exposition center. Stop to admire Plaza de España and Plaza de la Candelaria, where the tour ends.

South Tenerife: Full-Day Volcano Tour

6. 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.

North Tenerife: Full-Day Guided Tour

7. North Tenerife: Full-Day Guided Tour

Discover the palaces, towers, cobblestone streets, and rich gastronomy of North Tenerife on a full-day tour that is a paradise for lovers of history and culture. Start with a visit to the quiet city of Icod de Los Vinos. Here, you will see the oldest drago tree on the Canary Islands, and admire the beautiful houses of the Old Town. Continue to higher ground for panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean in stark contrast to the surrounding green landscape. Pass through El Tanque en route to Los Silos and Buenavista del Norte, enjoying views of the cliffs of Culata along the way. The cobblestone streets of Garachico contain even more surprises. Walk through picturesque corners of the village and port, experiencing the splendor of the 17th and 18th centuries. After a tasting of some local food, go to the noble Villa de la Orotava, and fall in love with its gorgeous nooks and alleyways. Learn more about the ins and outs of the town’s glorious past.

Tenerife: Santa Cruz, La Laguna and Taganana Tour

8. Tenerife: Santa Cruz, La Laguna and Taganana Tour

This excursion will take you to the capital city of Santa Cruz, where you can see both traditional and modern architecture, including the iconic Auditorio de Tenerife. Visit the heart of the city, la Plaza de España. After visiting the modern Santa Cruz you will go to La Laguna, a city declared a historical heritage site by UNESCO. Take a walking tour through the city and you will be astounded by the beauty of the buildings and streets. You will then journey through Las Mercedes mountains, a natural reserve for the sub-tropical Laurel forest, continuing on through the impressive Anaga mountains to arrive at Taganana: a traditional hamlet on the precious northeast coast. In Taganana you can taste the marvelous gastronomy of Tenerife, in a typical seafood restaurant where you can discover the most authentic flavors of the island.

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What people are saying about Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 48 reviews

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!

I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. The "local" perspective is always good. A very good mix of historical and cultural.

Have a great day! Learned a lot about the island, its history, and the locals!

Nice visit and very nice guide with a good knowledge of the island!

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