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Gran Canaria: Banana World Guided Tour & Tasting

Gran Canaria: Banana World Guided Tour & Tasting

Discover the delicious banana crop at the Hacienda La ReKompensa Banana Plantation in Gran Canaria. Take a tour of the grounds with a guide to learn about the history of the farm, and try the banana crop as well as other products like jams, juices, and wines. Start your tour of the Hacienda La ReKompensa grounds by seeing the farmland which grows more than 7,000 banana plants, 150 avocado trees, and many other fruit trees. Explore all the highlights of the grounds spanning over 56,000 square meters. At the Banana World, learn about the cultivation techniques and the history of banana production in the Canary Islands. Make sure to take in the museum's beautiful views over the ocean and the island's farmland. Finally, visit the Interpretation Center and shop, which are housed in a restored Canarian house dating back to 1804. Try a selection of local artisanal products containing Canarian bananas, such as jams, banana quince, and banana wine, as well as cosmetic products.

From Mogán/Maspalomas/Arguineguín: Gran Canaria Day Tour

From Mogán/Maspalomas/Arguineguín: Gran Canaria Day Tour

Discover Gran Canaria on a guided bus tour through the great green heart of the island. See why this island is sometimes called a 'miniature continent' because of the huge contrasts in habitats and landscapes.  Benefit from pickup from Maspalomas, Playa del Inglés, San Agustín, Bahía Feliz, Puerto Rico, Arguineguín, Taurito, and Puerto Mogán. The northern middle area will amaze you with its green meadows, farming areas, forests, natural parks, mountains, impressive viewpoints, and hidden villages. Pass through Telde, the 2nd most populous city on the island. It's modern but full of interesting history as it was the ancient capital. Learn about the history of its Church and about its past and present. Then, discover the charming old town of Arucas and its magnificent modernist Church of San Juan Bautista built with volcanic black stone.  After that, explore Firgas, known as "the Atlantic balcony" for its fantastic panoramic views. Find out why it is also called "the water village", for its exceptional waterfall fountain in the middle of the old town. Next, arrive in the mountain area to make a stop at a restaurant in the Valleseco surroundings for lunch (optional and not included in the price of the tour).  Continue through protected natural areas and mountains with stops at Mirador de la Cruz de Tejeda, which has beautiful views of Roque Nublo and El Teide. Finally, see the almond trees growing area of Ayacata, San Bartolomé, with fantastic views of the Santa Lucia Valley and the Caldera de Tirajana, and end the tour with an impressive panoramic route through the Fataga Valley Canyon.

Gran Canaria: Full-Day Island Sightseeing Coach Tour

Gran Canaria: Full-Day Island Sightseeing Coach Tour

Build a complete picture of Gran Canaria on a full-day coach tour of all 4 coasts. Start by heading southwest to the pretty fishing village of Puerto de Mogán. Continue through a landscape of volcanic mountains to the typical Canarian town of San Nicolás.  Marvel at the cliffs on the west coast as you make your way to Puerto de las Nieves in Agaete to the north. Pass through the villages Gáldar, Guía, and banana plantations of Arucas Arrive at Las Palmas and stroll along Canteras Beach to take photos of the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium. Return to the south of the island along the east coast.

Gran Canaria Highlights Full-Day Tour by Bus

Gran Canaria Highlights Full-Day Tour by Bus

Explore the beautiful valleys of Gran Canaria by air-conditioned bus. Journey along the east coast to Arucas and visit the unique Gothic Church of San Juan Bautista (optional entrance - to pay there) Enjoy magnificent views of Las Palmas en route to the pilgrimage village of Teror. Experience first-hand why the Spanish poet Unamuno described the island as a “frozen tempest“ at sites such as Roque Nublo and El Teide mountain.  Then, pass the almond trees of Ayacata and the village of Fataga, known as the "Valley of a Thousand Palms." 

From Las Palmas: Full-Day Tour of the North

From Las Palmas: Full-Day Tour of the North

See some of the highlights of northern Gran Canaria on a full day tour departing from Las Palmas. With your official 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 (just for 3 euros cup). 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 7€)

Banana, Wines & Rum Taste - Premium Tour in Gran Canaria

Banana, Wines & Rum Taste - Premium Tour in Gran Canaria

Find a day full of flavors and encounters on our energizing outing with a taste of the Canary Islands: wines, rum and bananas! On this visit we are going take you on a travel through the north of Gran Canaria that will invigorate all your faculties. We begin by going by the popular Arehucas* rum production line (in Arucas) where the scent of sugar cane invites us. Here you'll find the privileged insights behind this notorious Canarian drink: from maturation to refining, you'll learn how sugar cane is changed into the smooth and tempting rum we all cherish. Do not miss the chance to taste a few of the foremost lovely varieties straight from the source! Need a tip? Be beyond any doubt to undertake the Carta Oro, its strongly enhance will astonish you! Here, in Arucas, we are going proceed with a visit to Banana Museum: a interesting travel through the history, differences and social significance of the banana within the islands. From its entry within the Canary Islands to its part nowadays, find how the yellow assortment with brown dots has been an necessarily portion of Gran Canaria's character. You'll be able moreover purchase a assortment of items made from this natural product, such as wines, alcohols, pâtés and creams, and get in touch with our culinary culture! Finally, we head north to Agaete where a intriguing world of numerous flavors is standing by us: from strongly coffee (a few of the most excellent within the Canary Islands) to wines at our finca, counting a workshop on Canarian mojo. Let yourself be captivated by the inebriating smells as you walk among the vines and learn almost the winemaking prepare in these volcanic lands, investigate the neighborhood assortments and appreciate a unique experience from the Canary Islands' award-winning wine experts! And to crown this gastronomic travel, we invite you to require portion in a workshop on how to create mojo canario, the symbolic sauce of the Canary Islands. *Note: in festivities, we don't visit Rum Factory.

Gran Canaria Experience from Tenerife

Gran Canaria Experience from Tenerife

Explore the best attractions in Gran canaria in one day. The easiest way to discover the best aquarium in Europe: Poema del Mar, departing from Tenerife. You will also visit the renowned Destilería Arehucas, where you can learn about its history and taste its rums. The last stop is Vegueta, one of the finest historical neighbourhoods of the Canary Islands. The tour starts with the transfer to Santa Cruz dock to take the ferry to Gran Canaria, with arrival at Puerto de las Nieves (Agaete). The first stop is Destilería Arehucas, where you will discover the secret of the singularity of its rums, with a journey through the history, tradition, and expertise of Arehucas. In addition, the rum production process will be presented. During the tour, you will have the opportunity to visit one of the oldest rum cellars in Europe, consisting of 4,308 American oak barrels (300 of them signed by celebrities). There will be a rum degustation, to end on a high note! Then, you will head to Poema del Mar Aquarium, located in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Opened in 2017, this theme park, set in the facilities of Puerto de la Luz, displays the majestic beauty of nature in three unique settings: jungle, beach-reef and ocean-depths. With the largest curved glass in the world, it houses about 350 species in tanks where you can observe a wide range of species, from sharks, piranhas, stingrays, and eyeless species to crocodiles and sea dragons! Once we have finished the visit, you will move to the city centre to take a tour around the historical heart of Vegueta, where Las Palmas de Gran Canaria was founded at the end of the 15th century. There are historic buildings in its squares, such as Casa de Colón, Santa Ana Cathedral, the Canarian Museum, the Literature Cabinet, the Council Houses, and the Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (Atlantic Centre of Modern Art). There is a wide range of shops in the old town, including the Market, and Triana commercial street. After the visit you will go back to Puerto de las Nieves (Agaete) to return to Tenerife. Please check the pickup points before booking The pickup time will be confirmed 24 hours in advance Russian and Estonian only on Wednesdays

Las Palmas: Private City Highlights & Northern Villages Tour

Las Palmas: Private City Highlights & Northern Villages Tour

Take some time out of your Gran Canaria holiday to dive into the rich culture and picturesque landscape of its towns. Embark on a private day trip to discover the charming streets of Las Palmas and drive around the island's northern villages. Take a break from sightseeing to taste some local tapas. Enjoy a convenient pickup service from your Las Palmas hotel, then head out on your scenic adventure. Explore the Las Canteras Beach district and learn about its fascinating history of pirate activity. Visit Plaza de España and stroll through the Santa Catalina Area. Gaze at the beautiful architecture of Royal Hideaway, the island's oldest hotel, as well as the iconic Doramas Park. Discover the old city, including Santa Ana Square, before driving out of the city. Admire breathtaking views of forests, mountains, and farms along the way. Get in touch with local culture as you tour the traditional villages of Firgas, Arucas, and Teror. Stroll along its quaint pedestrian areas. Make a stop during the day to indulge in some typical tapas with soft drinks, wine, beer, or coffee.

Gran Canaria Tour: Past and Present

Gran Canaria Tour: Past and Present

Gran Canaria is much more than a destination to rest, and sit in the sun on the beach. This is an island full of contrasts with a rich and interesting history, from pre-Hispanic times to more recent history. Hand in hand with an expert local guide, you will discover incredible protected natural landscapes, emblematic villages, local products, anecdotes, legends and the realities of the island. Your tour itinerary contains landmarks like: Agüimes village: It stands out for being an ancient aboriginal settlement. Guayadeque: Declared a Natural Monument in 2000, the Guayadeque Valley is a magical place full of aboriginal soul, where you will discover its cave-dwellings, settled by the first pre-Hispanic inhabitants and still in use today.  We will pass through Arucas, famous for its local rum and banana cultivation. Villa de Teror: This beautiful village is where you will find the Basilica of Nuestra Sra, Del Pino the patron saint of the Canary Islands deanery as magnificent stately homes and palaces built in a Canarian style. Valleseco: Valleseco is characterised by its overflowing vegetation, and 80% of its territory is considered a Protected Natural Area. You will have free time to walk its streets and have lunch (not included in the price). Roque Nublo: We will stop at Roque Nublo, considered one of the largest natural crags in the world. This volcanic rock rises eighty metres above its base. It is of special significance for the islanders, even being an ancient place of worship for the aborigines. The whole area around it was declared a protected natural area in 1987 and a rural park seven years later. Fataga: the village was known as the Valley of the Thousand Palm Trees, but we won't stop. Aloe vera property: Known as the miracle plant, more and more people in the Canary Islands are betting on its cultivation and commercialization. On this farm, we will learn about its uses and properties. An essential day for you to experience our past, present, and future as your own.

Gran Canaria: North Coast Tour - Salt, Rock Pools, Snorkel ツ

Gran Canaria: North Coast Tour - Salt, Rock Pools, Snorkel ツ

Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and rugged beauty of Gran Canaria’s North Coast. Your adventure begins amidst the lush groves of La Rekompensa, where the Banana Museum reveals the vibrant history and varieties of this cherished fruit. As you continue, the ancient capital of Gáldar welcomes you with its historical cathedral, a beacon of tradition and a historic waypoint for those who’ve trekked the Camino de Santiago. The charming fishing village of El Agujero unfolds next, offering a taste of the sea with a sampling of local gastronomy, connecting you to the island’s maritime soul. Here, the pulse of island life is palpable, with the contrast between the powerful Atlantic Ocean and the tranquil natural rock pools offering a unique perspective on the island’s diverse landscapes. Your journey finds its crescendo at the Faro de Sardina, where the day’s end is heralded by a symphony of colours splashed across the sky. Against the dramatic backdrop of the ‘dragon tail’ mountains and the famed peak of Teide, the sunset at Faro de Sardina is nothing short of mesmerizing. This tour is not just a trip—it’s an enchanting narrative of Gran Canaria, offering a profound connection with the island’s timeless allure.

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4.3
(186 reviews)

It was a very nice day trip! However, you have to remember that you spend most of your time on the bus and only make short stops! The fact that you visit an aloe vera farm was not mentioned in the description, we would have found Telde, as described, nicer! But otherwise a very nice bus trip for people who don't want to walk much!

Nice tour! Easily accessible from the entire island. Duration is about 1 hour, so it is advisable to combine it with something else nearby. We had Steve as a guide and he has a very nice and passionate story telling. Good for everyone, young, old, families.

Magnificent, you enter an incredible world, and they make you taste delicious bananas

Great value, enthusiastic guide and bananas everywhere! Whats not to love!🍌🍌🍌

Packed itinerary. Informative guide. Lovely lunch.