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Gran Canaria: Guided Day Tour to Rainforest with Tasting

1. Gran Canaria: Guided Day Tour to Rainforest with Tasting

Immerse yourself on the north side of Gran Canaria and enjoy a guided walk through the Doramas Forest. Enjoy an opportunity to swim in the waterfalls and pools, and enjoy a gastronomic tasting at a local farm. Start with pickup 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. Swim in dazzling natural pools before being returned to your hotel.

Gran Canaria: Panorama Tour

2. Gran Canaria: Panorama Tour

Start your day from Maspalomas before taking the scenery-filled drive to Mirador las Moscas. On the way, 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 on the island.  On the way to the island in Fontanales, stop at Monte Pavon Mirador, have an optional Canarian lunch, and take some photos 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: 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.

Las Canteras Scuba Diving

4. 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.

Gran Canaria: Winery Tour, Wine Museum, and Tasting

5. 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.

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

6. 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.

From Las Palmas: Full-Day Tour of the North

7. 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).

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.

Canteras Beach: Scuba Diving Discovery Tour

9. Canteras Beach: Scuba Diving Discovery Tour

Arrive at the dive center, and participate in a theory class which will introduce you to the main concepts of diving. Watch a short DVD that will explain important safety-related information before you get into the water. After that, learn how the diving equipment works, what safety exercises you will perform in the water, and receive information about the marine life you will see. After this, make your way to the water where you will take your first breaths underwater in the first protected micro-area in Gran Canaria. Take part in some safety exercises before embarking on a 45-minute guided dive. Discover the incredible marine life of the Canary Islands and be amazed by the colorful fishes. At the end of the tour, return back to the diving center with incredible memories and fantastic new skills.

Gran Canaria: 6-Hour Teror and San Mateo Markets Tour

10. Gran Canaria: 6-Hour Teror and San Mateo Markets Tour

Visit 2 markets for the price of 1 on this 6-hour tour. Travel to the green heart of the island to the village of San Mateo. Explore its traditional market to see typical Canarian handicrafts, and visit a flea market and flower market as well. The second stop is the pilgrimage village of Teror. Admire its narrow streets and wooden houses with typical Canarian balconies. Visit the church dedicated to the Lady of the Pine. Around the church and the town square is one of the most popular markets in the Canary Islands. Find local specialties such as chorizo de Teror, cheeses, Canarian wines and sweets from the Cistercian Order of Teror and more.

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What people are saying about Gran Canaria

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 465 reviews

Everything was perfect! The guide was o informed and nice. The other people of the tour were from many different countries and therefore even if I was alone I had no problem at all. I highly recommend this to anyone, the team is great, the tour is useful and what it offers it’s really cheap! Do not miss the opportunity!

An excellent day trip with several stops at places of interest as well as cafes and bars. Value for money 3 course lunch at an additional cost is well worth the 12 euros. Fantastic dramatic scenery. Very knowledgeable tour guide Excellent online booking system. Bonus was hotel pick up and drop off.

Highly recommended! If you would like to experience something from local people life, about the hid nature treasures of the island, this is the best activity what you can choose on Gran Canaria. The guide was professional! We spent an amazing day there.

The tour with Uwe was a lot of fun. He shows you beautiful places and tells a lot about them. Towards the end we also had a good meal at a good price. Only to be recommended!

The guide(Uber) was amazing Very energetic and explained everything in detail. Overall the experience was very good Mustn’t miss