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This was, I feel, a good value visit. We got picked up and dropped off very locally and got a comfy ride up through the Tenerife mountains. The meal in a local vineyard was tasty and homely with very nice wine and amazing views. We had a warm welcome there. We arrived at the peak of Teide with enough time to see the landscape and watch the sunset. We were way above the clouds and soon the sky became really dark. Daniella, who presented the information about the stars was confident and entertaining. It was an interesting presentation for novice stargazers. The advice to wrap up warm was spot on. My only criticism is that the commentary on the coach journey up was difficult to hear (partly due to the sound system and party due to noise of engine). However I think what we got for the price was good value for a couple and a lovely way to see Teide.
So the friendly, talented guide followed instructions to a tee, repeated everything in three languages, non-stop and I mean non stop - talking for the complete tour. Barely a second to hear yourself think on the bus. Hate to say it, but in such a world class tourist area like the Canary Islands, with people speaking many languages, a plug in headset in ones own language of preference, would have been so much more appreciated by us travellers. The tour itenery was excellent, cost efficient and very, very professional. We still highly recommend it and hopefully the company will make the changes we have strongly suggested.
It is good if you prefer purely sightseeing tour with not too much info on the places. And better if you come with your own group of people (friends/families). Very little interaction with other tourists. They stops at lots of tourist centres for coffee and toilet breaks. Individual jeep driver cannot give explanation of what we are visiting at all. What happened was at every stop, they will gather all visitors from a few jeeps and one tour guide will give explanation of the places. The guy giving info is great. Group (combination of a few jeeps) is too big, I prefer smaller one for more personal interaction.
Good guide, clear instructions, a laid back easy attitude that made the whole experience a great one. They provided wetsuits, life jackets, snorkels, shoes - everything you could need .... even sea sickness pills before we started!! We received the photos the same day as the trip, no extra cost - really great! Would recommend this experience to anyone
Mix up with pick up location meant we were collected late and only just met the ferry - stressful. The jeeps were over filled and we did not have an English speaking driver. Other than that the trip around Gomera was excellent and we enjoyed the day