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Tacoronte: Guided Winery Tour with Wine and Cheese Tastings

1. Tacoronte: Guided Winery Tour with Wine and Cheese Tastings

Get to know the history of the Familia Monje and their vineyards during this guided winery tour. The family-run winery has operated since 1750, including growing the vineyards and making delicious wine. Learn about the uniqueness of Canary wine and its varieties of grapes grown in volcanic soil. This tour includes a tasting of four wines with four types of cheese. Indulge in local wine paired with artisan goat cheese from the Canary Islands:  A glass of Dragoblanco (a young white wine) paired with fresh white goat cheese from Tenerife. A glass of Hollera (a red wine produced using carbonic maceration) paired with smoked goat cheese from La Palma. A glass of Monje Tradicional (a young red wine) paired with a semi-cured peppery goat cheese from Fuerteventura. A glass of Listán Negro (a red wine aged in the barrel) paired with cured goat and sheep milk cheese from Gran Canaria.

Tuk Tuk Tour of Costa Adeje and Canary Farm

2. Tuk Tuk Tour of Costa Adeje and Canary Farm

Meet your guide and then hop aboard a Tuk Tuk. This 3 wheeled motorbike with a large open-air carriage makes for a fun and intimate way to explore Costa Adeje. Weave through the streets and make your way to the Plaza El Duque, one of the most luxurious hotels on the island and also a high-end fashion center. Cruise to the stately Duque Castle, which looks over the peaceful Playa del Duque. Ride over to the tourist market and see the stalls full with local crafts. Admire the San Sebastian Church, one of the oldest religious sites south Tenerife. Feel the sun on your face as you ride along the Playa Enramada, a spacious black sand volcanic beach. Make a stop at the La Caleta village and get to know the neighborhood. Take a tip from your friendly driver and have lunch at a delightful local restaurant. Afterward, explore the Porto Colon, the town’s main touristic harbor. Cruise by the Magma art center, a phenomenal architectural work that compliments the beach environment. See the Caldera del Rey, a breathtaking volcanic valley. Next, check out Siam Park. This unique Thai-themed water park has been hailed as one of the best in the world. Admire the sprawling fields of green at the banana plantation. Make a stop at the Canary Farm. Sip a tasty smoothie made from local fruits as you say hello to the chicken, pigs, and horses that call this farm home. After your tour, your guide will return you to the Avenida de Espana.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Hiking in the Anaga Mountains

3. 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.

Costa Adeje: Tuk Tuk Tour of Farm

4. Costa Adeje: Tuk Tuk Tour of Farm

Explore Tenerife's flora and fauna with a tuk tuk tour of a farm in the Caldera del Rey area. Meet your guide and then hop aboard the back of your Tuk Tuk. This 3-wheeled motorbike with a large open-air carriage makes for the ideal way to feel the sun and breeze, and to get to know the area. Cruise by the Magma art center, a phenomenal architectural work that compliments the beach enviornment. See the Caldera del Rey, a breathtaking volcanic valley. Next, check out Siam Park. This unique Thai-themed water park has been hailed as one of the best in the world. Admire the sprawling fields of green at a local banana plantation. Make a stop at the Canary Farm. Sip a tasty smoothie made from local fruits as you say hello to the chicken, pigs, and horses that call this farm home.

Tenerife: 4-Hour Gauchinche Food Tour

5. 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.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Guided Winery Tour and Tasting

6. 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.

Costa Adeje: Tuk Tuk and Walking Tour

7. Costa Adeje: Tuk Tuk and Walking Tour

Meet your guide and then hop aboard a Tuk Tuk to explore some of Tenerife's urban spots. This 3-wheeled motorbike with a large open-air carriage makes for a fun and intimate way to explore Costa Adeje. Weave through the streets and make your way to the Plaza El Duque, one of the most luxurious hotels on the island and also a high-end fashion center. Cruise to the stately Duque Castle, which looks over the peaceful Playa del Duque. Ride through the tourist market, full of local crafts, before admiring the San Sebastian Church, one of the oldest religious sites south of Tenerife. Feel the sun on your face as you at the Playa Enramada, a spacious black sand volcanic beach. Make a stop at the La Caleta village and get to know the neighborhood. Afterward, explore the Porto Colon, the town’s main touristic harbor. After your tour, your guide will return you to the Avenida de Espana. You can also take a tip from your friendly driver and have lunch at a delightful local restaurant once the tour is complete. 

Tenerife: Mount Teide Nature and Wine Shore Excursion

8. Tenerife: Mount Teide Nature and Wine Shore Excursion

Discover the island’s natural treasures and wine culture on a shore excursion to the highlands of Tenerife. Fill your lungs with pine-scented air, admire stunning views of the volcanic landscape, and enjoy a guided winery visit along with a tasting menu. Start your tour with a visit to Corona Forestal Nature Park to see the 'sea of clouds', a visually impressive phenomenon sure to blow your mind. See the impressive rock formations of this volcanic landscape and look out for a wide variety of wildlife. Continue to the UNESCO World Heritage listed Teide National Park, home to Mount Teide. After exploring the impressive national park, head to a prestigious winery surrounded by vast vineyards that are tended by hand. Enjoy a guided visit of the vineyards and the winery to learn about the wine production process. Afterwards, savor a delightful lunch on the terrace, accompanied by a selection of 3 wines made from unique varieties of grapes. Wonderful nature, local traditions, and the best Canary Island wines await you.

Tenerife: Teide & Flavors of The North Shore Excursion

9. Tenerife: Teide & Flavors of The North Shore Excursion

Discover the best of Tenerife's gastronomic and cultural heritage on this all-encompassing food tour. After meeting your guide at the Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, drive through the Corona Forestal Nature Park between native ancient canary pine trees to reach the highlands, where you can admire the unique panoramic views of what is referred to by locals as a 'sea of clouds' before continuing to Mount Teide National Park. Here, witness volcanic cones, craters, lava flows and magical rock formations at every step you take. Aftewards, begin your descent through the Valley of La Orotava, where you will discover the best-kept secrets of centuries of rich agricultural tradition, through the production of grapes, cereals, potatoes, chestnuts, and tropical fruits, shaping a landscape of lush green areas and stone terraces. Finally, sit down to a delicious lunch at a traditional family-owned restaurant where you will enjoy a tasting menu designed with fresh, local products, and cooked using traditional recipes passed down through generations. After your meal, get dropped off back at the port in time for your cruise ship departure.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 47 reviews

Our tour guide was Joanna, and she was very lovely! She gave us a lot of interesting details during our tour, many thanks for her! The smoothie she prepared at the farm was delicious and we also purchased some local things at the market as souvenirs. It was worth it, thank you again!

Hugo was amazing, knew great knowledge of the area and the farm. Highly recommend booking this trip! Get a smoothie down at the farm where they sell fresh fruit to purchase also with a fresh lemonade stand which is ace!

4 delicious local wines. 1 white and 3 red. Delicious cheeses with it and a nice tour of the vineyards and the cellars afterwards!

Nice friendly driver, fun tour in eco-friendly e-tuk tuk. Good to easily get an overview of what is where in Costa Adeje.

Excellent, we loved our trip with Hugo. Very friendly. Thank you so much