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Gran Canaria: Sioux City Park Western Adventure

1. Gran Canaria: Sioux City Park Western Adventure

Enter a replica town of the old Wild West at Gran Canaria's Sioux City Park, originally built in 1972 as a set for filming Western movies. See typical buildings and encounter archetypal characters of the Wild West. Watch cowboys, cattle-walking demonstrations and more. Everything is real and fully functional in Sioux City Park, including the Sioux City Saloon, where you can try some local drinks. Be awed by spectacular shows, including bank robberies and shootouts between bandits and the sheriff. Then, go to the on-site zoo and look at the animals, such as the Cachena Cattle, Jersey Giant chickens, emus, meerkats (suricata) and dwarf crocodiles. Benefit from a free shuttle bus from Sioux City Park to Playa del Inglés, Meloneras, San Agustín (Tuesday to Sunday), Puerto Rico and Mogán (Thursdays only).

Spain: Guided Day Tour to Gran Canaria Rainforest

2. Spain: Guided Day Tour to Gran Canaria Rainforest

Immerse yourself on the north side of Gran Canaria and get a real taste of the island. Contemplate the ruins of a famous old wellness center, nestled in the Barranco de Azuaje. Visit the Los Tilos de Moya interpretation center, and prepare your knowledge for an enchanting walk in the laurel forest. Get whisked away in the morning, and experience a scenic drive to the north of the island. Discover where the beautiful wild meets man-made construction in the ravine of Barranco de Azuaje. Interpret your surroundings and learn about local species and nature at the Los Tilos de Moya, and transcend in a gentle and calming walk through the rainforest. Gain a new perspective, and arrive in Valle de Agaete. Experience a guided tour of the strange and beautiful Finca-Bodega Los Berrazales, surrounded by local fruit trees, and coffee plantations. Soak in stunning scenic, panoramic views before heading to Agaete. Sink into the dazzling natural pools before being returned to your hotel.

Gran Canaria: Island Highlights Tour with Optional Lunch

3. Gran Canaria: Island Highlights Tour with Optional Lunch

Discover the best of Gran Canaria on this tour with a professional local guide. The guide will tell you all about the history, culture and nature of the island. The tour will start from the south of Gran Canaria with a pickup from your hotel. Then, you will drive around Gran Canaria to discover the most iconic landscapes, towns and architecture of the island. Stop in Pico de las Nieves to take in the stunning panoramic views of the island, learn about the volcanic landscape and observe the famous Roque Nublo. You can also opt to add a delicious traditional lunch in a restaurant. At the end of the tour you will be dropped back to your hotel.

Gran Canaria: Panorama Tour

4. Gran Canaria: Panorama Tour

Start your day from Maspalomas before taking the scenery filled drive to Mirador las Moscas. On the way, you will enjoy a fantastic break at the famous sand dunes, a place people love to grab some memorable holiday snaps. Continue on your journey to Fataga Village where you will have time to visit the old center, not to mention grab a coffee and use the amenities.  Your next stop on the tour is in San Brtolomé de Tirajana, from which you will be able to reach Ayacata and Tejeda, the highest altitude point in the area. Whilst in the antique center of Tejeda, you can visit a herbal tea museum and try some local herbal infusions. Continuing on, you'll reach the cave houses in Artenara, one of the most important and popular attractions of the island.  On the way to the island in Fontanales, stop at Monte Pavon Mirador, have an optional Canarian lunch, and take some fotos of Las Palmas and Tenerife. Follow the street down to Moya, through the wonderful valley of Los Tilos. Whilst here, visit the church of Moya, and head along the North coast as you watch banana plantations and brave the North Sea. You will cruise through the Capital Las Palmas and take the highway back down South.

Gran Canaria: 8-Hour Lazy Wednesdays Tour From Las Palmas

5. Gran Canaria: 8-Hour Lazy Wednesdays Tour From Las Palmas

Head to the Bandama volcano, the first stop on this 8-hour tour. See the largest crater of an extinct volcano on the island and enjoy views of the east coast, mountains and Las Palmas. Continue to Santa Brígida, admire its historical center and grab a coffee at a traditional coffee shop. Continue up to Pico de las Nieves, the island’s highest point. Take in views that often include the neighboring island of Tenerife. Visit San Bartolomé, a mountain village with an ethnographic museum that you can visit free of charge. Stop for lunch at a traditional taverna in the village of Fataga (additional cost). Afterward, head to the Maspalomas sand dunes and enjoy 45 minutes of free time before returning back to Las Palmas.

Gran Canaria: Winery Tour, Wine Museum, and Tasting

6. Gran Canaria: Winery Tour, Wine Museum, and Tasting

Immerse yourself in Spanish wine culture as you tour a winery that dates back 5 generations on the island of Gran Canaria. Appreciate the depth and complexity of local flavors as you try local cheese and wine. Meet your guide at the winery and begin your journey. Learn the history of the family as you look at old photos. Take a stroll through the organic vineyards where the grapes are ripened to perfection in the sun. Discover endemic grape varieties and hear about the importance of the unique volcanic soil. Discuss the work that it takes to keep the crop in optimal conditions. Look at a piece of history as you view a 100-year-old stone lagares where grapes where once trodden on. Uncover how the wine-making process has evolved at the small wine museum where you can see old machinery. Take in the smells of the old wine cellar. Compare the old with the new at the modern facility. At the end of the guided tour, enjoy two wines in the tasting area which are accompanied by Gran Canaria cheese and toasted bread.

Las Palmas: Sacred Mountains, Artenara, and Tejeda Village

7. Las Palmas: Sacred Mountains, Artenara, and Tejeda Village

After departing from Las Palmas, visit the charming villages and stunning green landscapes of Gran Canaria, quoted as a “Continent in Miniature”. Visit Moya, complete with the Tomás Morales Museum. Continue through the Fontanales region to the crater of the Gáldar pines and the Black Mountain range, and learn about unique Canarian endemism flora. Visit the Museum and a replica of a Risco Caído cave-dwelling, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit Artenara, one of the highest villages in the Canary Islands that is home to many cave houses. After lunch, finish your tour with a visit to Tejeda, one of the most beautiful villages in Spain. Marvel at the Bentaya and Roque Nublo rocks, and learn about its famous almond candy production.

From Las Palmas: Treasures of Gran Canaria Tour

8. From Las Palmas: Treasures of Gran Canaria Tour

Benefit from pick-up at one of several meeting points in Las Palmas, and then get back to nature in the amazing Guayadeque ravine at Agüimes. Learn more about the original inhabitants of the island and travel back in time more than 600 years to visit one of the original cave houses. Continue to the pretty town of Mogán on the southwest coast and take a stroll around the town center and port area. Discover why it is known as the Venice of the South to the locals and get some free time for lunch. End with a visit to the popular resort town of Maspalomas, known for its stunning dunes and natural reserve. Hear about the history of the island and its places along the way. Return to Las Palmas and get dropped off in the afternoon.

Las Canteras Scuba Diving

9. Las Canteras Scuba Diving

Suitable for beginners, learn to scuba dive off in one of Gran Canaria's best diving spots. Meet your guide at the local partner's office and receive an introduction to scuba diving. Learn more about the various marine species you will discover during the day. From there, travel to Las Canteras. Once you arrive be equipped with all the necessary equipment as well as material to help you identify the species in the area. Then enter the water and begin your diving adventure.

From Las Palmas: Full-Day Tour of the North

10. From Las Palmas: Full-Day Tour of the North

See some of the highlights of northern Gran Canaria on a 7.5-hour tour departing from Las Palmas. With your Canarian guide, make your first stop in the charming village of Arucas, known for its magnificent neo-gothic church of St. John. Next, learn about the island's popular exports, while visiting the banana farms.     Then, discover the beautiful valley of the Berrazales in Agaete, where you can try unique arabica coffee and enjoy a wine tasting. Also, enjoy lunch at the port of Las Nieves. Finally, pass through Guía which is a famous area for flower cheese. You might have the opportunity to try some (for an optional €3 euros per person).

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What people are saying about Gran Canaria

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 465 reviews

Collection worked smoothly. Before the bus came to the pick-up location, a small car drove to the pick-up station in advance and checked the presence. Driver Lesandro and tour guide Begonja were great! Begonja gave great historical and informative information. Travel spots are also well selected.

Absolutely fantastic trip. Great guide with many interesting facts. Trip covered some great sights as well. Plenty of possibilities to socialize also. All in all a fantastic value for money!

The trip was excellent and Selena a wonderful guide. Barbara is a fantastic driver. This was the second trip with your company and will definitely do more when travelling to other places.

Varied and well organised, with beautiful scenery and villages. Long day as tour ends at the opposite end of the island and it can take a long time to get back.

Pavel is a very dedicated tour guide who took care of everything and explained well. The composition of the day trip was varied and varied