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From Adeje: Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise with Lunch

1. From Adeje: Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise with Lunch

Set sail in search of pilot whales and dolphins in their natural habitat on a relaxing cruise. Observe the world beneath the waves with underwater windows and enjoy food and drinks on board.   Travel along the southern coast of Tenerife, until you arrive at the spectacular Acantilado de los Gigantes and the Bay of Masca. Marvel at the dramatic cliffs that reach 600 meters high. Stop to enjoy a relaxing swim in the calm waters of the bay. A courtesy lunch and drinks are included in this tour (beer, sangria, softdrinks, juice, and water).   Enjoy beautiful views of southern Tenerife on the return journey to the port in Puerto Colon. If you select the option with hotel transfers, the bus will take you back to your pickup point.

Tenerife: Guided Canyoning Experience in Los Arcos

2. Tenerife: Guided Canyoning Experience in Los Arcos

Go on a guided rappelling adventure in Los Arcos Canyon in Tenerife. Learn a new skill as you take in the immense, swooping geological formations surrounding you in the canyon. Learn all about the canyon's geological history from your local guide. Meet your guide, pop on your helmet and harness, and start off with a little hiking route. See and learn about the endemic flora and talk about the history of this iconic location from your local guide. Then, get taught how to rappel before putting your newfound skills to the test on a range of walls created by volcanic ash. Once you reach the first rappel, the fun begins. Descend with ropes through several walls — each one is very different from the other — all of which are made of volcanic ashes. Throughout the tour, be amazed by the scenery that surrounds you, including Los Arcos, which was formed by the erosion of the water that passed through many years ago. Once at your last rappel, embark on another short hike to return to your meeting point.

Tenerife: Mount Teide Hiking Tour with Cable Car

3. Tenerife: Mount Teide Hiking Tour with Cable Car

Explore the highest mountain in Spain on this hiking tour without having to walk the entire way. Enjoy reaching the top of the mountain with the help of the cable car, including the necessary permits. On this tour you will take the cable car up Mount Teide – from 2350 to 3550 meters high. You will then walk the remaining 170 meters. No other place in Tenerife offers such fantastic panoramic views of the entire island across to the neighboring islands. After a rest on the summit you will descend to the cable car station and travel back down by cable car. Enjoy a photo stop at Roques de Garcia and make the most of the perfect views to take amazing photos.

Kayaking and Snorkeling with Turtles

4. Kayaking and Snorkeling with Turtles

Head out onto the beautiful clear waters surrounding Tenerife and discover the magic of this beautiful island. Spend time kayaking across the ocean taking in the scenery as you go passed the rocks of Palm Mar. See huge caves and the stunning, sweeping coastline. Stop to snorkel in the blue waters and discover a vast world of fish and other marine inhabitants, a perfect opportunity to know the ocean life of Tenerife. Sometimes on the way back, dolphins swim passed adding to the magic of the afternoon. Make friends with the turtles who live here as you explore this underwater paradise. 

Mount Teide Summit Guided Hiking Tour

5. Mount Teide Summit Guided Hiking Tour

Take a 3-hour guided hike along one or more of the 30 trails on Mount Teide. The great variety and levels of difficulty make it easy for visitors to choose their ideal route with the recommendations of the guide. The trails with the most spectacular vistas are on the summit of Mount Teide (3,718 meters) and they can be reached from the La Rambleta starting point (accessible by cable car) followed by trail number 10.  Without a doubt the most popular trail is the one leading to the volcano's peak, but there are limits on how many people can visit that area of Teide. You will be provided with an official guide, who will prepare you for the hike and accompany you along the route to provide commentary on the spectacular natural landscapes.

Los Cristianos: Mountain Biking Trip from Mountains to Sea

6. Los Cristianos: Mountain Biking Trip from Mountains to Sea

Take off from Los Cristianos on a mountains to sea biking tour. Immerse yourself in local villages, lush nature, and the scents of the forests as you descend from a high of 2,000 meters. After meeting in Los Cristianos, venture 2,000 meters up the mountains via van to the starting point for this exciting biking adventure. The actual moving time is about 2 hours of which 70% is offroad. This trip will take you through pine forests, vineyards, and local rural villages full of traditional Canarian culture. After around 4 hours, you'll finish back at our shop by the sea. The tour has been designed to be as fun as possible for everyone and the difficulty level of the trails is medium. Most of the tour goes through double-track trails. You need to bring closed-toe shoes (obligatory for safety reasons), a light jacket or jumper as it can be a little chilly in the mountains during the winter months.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Hiking in the Anaga Mountains

7. 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

8. 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: Pico del Teide Full-Day Ascending Hiking Tour

9. Tenerife: Pico del Teide Full-Day Ascending Hiking Tour

Climb up the highest mountain in Spain – Pico del Teide – on this demanding day tour. You will start from the road through Cañadas towards El Portillo, reaching a height of approximately 2,300 meters. As the route gradually approaches the mountain, you will first reach the back of the Montaña Blanca with the "Huevos del Teide" (the eggs of Teide), huge black rocks. After 1.5 hours, the path through the pumice and lava fields becomes steeper and leads you to the refuge Refugio de Altavista. You will continue on across solidified lava flows to the mountain station of the cable car. You will then hike all the way to the summit of Mount Teide, using your pre-organized special permit. Enjoy the fantastic views of the Canary islands and experience the tranquility of the summit. At the end of the tour you will take the cable car back down to the starting point.

Tenerife: La Orotava Canyoning Trip with Canyoning Guide

10. Tenerife: La Orotava Canyoning Trip with Canyoning Guide

Try something new and spend an active day outdoors on this canyoning excursion to La Orotava from Tenerife. Gear up in canyoning gear, then prepare to rappel down the orange canyon walls, take in the fresh air, and get unbeatable views of the landscape. The approach to the ravine begins on a forest track with a gentle slope, where you’ll walk for about 45 minutes. The start of your descent begins with a first rappel of about 22 meters. From here, you can begin to observe how the accumulation of volcanic ash and the erosion produced by the passing of time have naturally come together and formed this unique canyon. The light playing against the moss-covered orange walls and creating various shades will undoubtedly be the main attraction during the entire descent. After finishing 9 rappels, arrive at the Chimoche track to conclude your descent. Finish off your trip by making your way back to the starting point on an approximately 20-minute walk. 

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What people are saying about Tenerife

Started well above the clouds and traveled down through pine forests on double track access roads. Then trough some vineyards with a quick stop to see the cellars in a local bodega. Finally down a steep secondary road through local villages with loads of Canarian charm and spectacular views of the coastline all the way down. I can't recommend this trip enough. Thanks, Andres you are an amazing guide.

Loved the trip, I am not very experienced on a mountain bike and this was perfect for me, challenging on places but a lot of fun and the views all along were spectacular. I was lucky to enjoy a beautiful sunny day but I understand this is the case most of the days. It is a great way for active people to experience this beautiful island.

Brilliant way to see the beautiful landscape from mountain to sea and everything in between guide Andreas was lovely and very knowledgeable Definitely requires a decent level of fitness and ample sunscreen and water!

Bestige Teide 3718 hm., er ett av høydepunktene i livet mitt.

Great trip, we’ll organised from pick up to drop off