Gran Canaria
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  • Gran Canaria: Island Highlights Tour with Optional Lunch

    1. 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.

    Definitely enjoyed the trip! Lots of information, multiple viewpoints and lovely food.

  • From Las Palmas: Treasures of Gran Canaria Tour

    2. 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.

    This was my first visit to Gran Canaria, for number of reasons I decided to stay in the north (Las Palmas) and bought 2 (+1) tours around the island to get better idea of different regions and places of importance. All of the tours were amazing: small groups, the routes were planned with great detail and knowledge of the island, they well-balanced nature, towns/villages and museums (!); stops to enjoy sights, have coffee or lunch were adequate; and equally important: the guides were fantastic! I have trully enjoyed their talking on all kind of topics related to local history, fauna, flora, geology, archeology, customs, legends, social specifics related to current life incl. "covid times" and impact on tourims (seeing empty hotels in Maspalomas), and the like. Excellent.

  • From Las Palmas: Full-Day Tour of the North

    3. 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).

  • 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.

  • Fataga: Mundo Aborigen Museum and Theme Park Entrance Ticket

    5. Fataga: Mundo Aborigen Museum and Theme Park Entrance Ticket

    Experience life in an ancient Canarian village on this self-guided tour. Step back in time and see more than 100 life-size figures and informative texts available in 4 languages. Explore the archeological museum at your own pace, stroll around the historic village, and learn more about aboriginal culture and traditions. Enjoy the incredible views towards the Fataga ravine and the Maspalomas dunes. A snack bar is located on the premises where you can purchase typical Canarian food.

  • Gran Canaria: Customized Private Small-Group Tour

    6. Gran Canaria: Customized Private Small-Group Tour

    Our local and official guide will pick up your family or group at your hotel/address located on the island. It will depend on your wishes with how the itinerary is adapted for your desires, with full commentary about history, gastronomy like local wine or cheese and culture and museums always available for your selection. Gran Canaria is unique for its volcanic nature, mountains, vineyards and beaches, an eclectic array of scenery not to be missed. You will be part of a private tour with a maximum of 7 people, or you will also have the opportunity to choose a minibus if your group exceeds 8 passengers. The tour lasts about 8 hours, please inform previously of what you would like to include and what you would like to omit from the tour. There are normally two types of itineraries, combining culture, vineyards, mountains, which are placed at north and western areas. It is also possible ...

    My guide was Bruno. He was both knowledgeable and honest. I felt we really do two tours in one. I think the highlight for my husband was the coffee farm and winery. Mine was the visit to the town Teror. He mentioned he was married in the church there. Everywhere we went he had a connection. He was also able to answer related questions. All and all it was a good day.

  • Las Palmas: Tapas and Drinks After Sunset

    7. Las Palmas: Tapas and Drinks After Sunset

    Escape the tourist crowds and experience the nightlife of Las Palmas like a local. Chat with the bar staff and meet the owners at some of the best sites in the city.  Discover special chill out zones at various districts on an itinerary that is different every night and can change depending on the scene and your preferences. Encounter new surprises and different events with lively atmospheres and emotions. Relax and go with the flow. Get the chance to join in at different times and places depending on your plans. Get a little night fever from 09:00 PM till 01:00 AM every day.

  • Canteras Beach: Scuba Diving Discovery Tour

    8. 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.

  • Bandama Caldera, Botanic Garden and Old Town from Las Palmas

    9. Bandama Caldera, Botanic Garden and Old Town from Las Palmas

    Be collected at your accommodation in Las Palmas. Explore the historic city center and spend free time visiting a couple of museums or stroll through the traditional shopping area or market. Travel in a bus towards the volcanic mountain of Bandama, in the protected landscapes of Tafira. Journey past some of the island's vineyards as you make your way to the top of Bandama Mountain. Admire the stunning view over the whole northeast of the island and see the incredible caldera of the volcano. Drive through a residential area to the Botanical Garden of the Canaries, where your guide will teach you about the different kinds of plants and trees. Visit the ancient laurel forest and pine tree forest and marvel at the amazing cacti of different sizes in the cactus garden. You will be dropped off in the Old Town, at Santa Catalina Park, or in Maspalomas.

  • Las Palmas: Old City Private Walking Tour

    10. Las Palmas: Old City Private Walking Tour

    Visit your choice of great tourist places, combining culture and fun, such as the Columbus House, cathedral and shopping area.  Get a personal service from a real live local, official, and professional guide. They will help guide you to the local secret and best-loved places of Las Palmas and answer all your questions.

    It was just only us. our guide was really friendly. He took us to the market, I enjoyed a lot there. Fruits is amazing,delicious! I recommend that you take tours in the morning because the market close at 14:00.

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What people are saying about Gran Canaria

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 465 reviews

Great day trip in Gran Canaria! We were on the road for almost 9 hours and explored different landscapes. There were enough stops to take photos and enough explanations from our guide. Big compliments to our guide Robbie! With his humorous nature, he made this excursion a great experience, which you won't forget that quickly.

Totally recommendable. Very attentive both Juan Carlos and Yemi. All very safe, and the immersion very fun. They are always attentive that you are comfortable and feel safe. Without a doubt we will repeat a new dive with them.

The tour lasts a whole day, we were at the hotel at around 5:30 p.m. You see a lot of interesting places and can buy “typical / local” products of the island in a small town.

Great day trip. Carlos our guide was so knowledgeable and wonderful company. A beautiful island with such amazing scenery. The trip was fab.

Definitely enjoyed the trip! Lots of information, multiple viewpoints and lovely food.