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Tenerife: Mount Teide Tour with Cable Car Ticket & Transfer

1. Tenerife: Mount Teide Tour with Cable Car Ticket & Transfer

Join a day trip from Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Teide National Park, home to Mt. Teide, Spain’s tallest peak at 12,198 feet (3,718 meters). Following pickup from your hotel, head to the park, and explore its lunar landscapes. Take a cable car to the peak and enjoy time at leisure to soak up the views. After getting picked up in the selected location, visit the largest national park in the Canary Islands and experience a volcanic landscape of unrivaled beauty with your Mount Teide cable car ticket. Forget the car and contribute to a sustainable Teide. By choosing group transport, beat overcrowding in the vehicle parking zones inside the national park which, as a conservation measure, are small and unsuitable for expansion. From the base station, board the cable car for the 8-minute ride up to the highest peak in Spain. The cable car’s upper station, at 3,555 meters, is the point of departure for 3 interesting trails for hiking enthusiasts. There are paths to Pico Viejo Lookout and La Fortaleza Lookout, where you’ll have spectacular views of the north and south of the island. The Telesforo Bravo path leads to the highest point of the volcano, at an altitude of 3,718 meters. To visit the peak you must apply for a permit in advance.

From South Tenerife: La Gomera Island Day Trip with Lunch

2. From South Tenerife: La Gomera Island Day Trip with Lunch

Travel back in time on a tour from the south of Tenerife to the nearby island of La Gomera. Catch the fast ferry to San Sebastián de La Gomera. Then, drive from the capital through the valley of Hermigua toward Garajonay National Park. Travel through the forest of “El Cedro” and marvel at its unique vegetation. Enjoy lunch at the top of the island while watching a demonstration of how the locals perform their unique whistling language called "Silbo Gomero." On your way back, pass through "Chipude" and "El Cercado." Admire the impressive rock of "Agando." Learn the history and culture of San Sebastián, and see the church of Asunción where Christopher Columbus prayed before his journey to the New World.

From Playa de las Américas: Full-Day Teide Jeep Safari

3. From Playa de las Américas: Full-Day Teide Jeep Safari

Experience another side of Tenerife during a guided day trip from Playa de las Americas, with hotel transfers included. Head to the popular El Teide National Park and see the evidence of past volcanic activity on a 4WD tour. Enjoy a drive to mountain villages and discover the area’s geography and its people. See Vilaflor, the highest village in Spain, and the typical hamlets of Masca. At each stop, your guide will tell you about the places you’re visiting. There will also be a stop at a restaurant, where you can enjoy a meal (at your own expense).

Tenerife: Music Hall Tavern Comedy Drag Show Ticket & Dinner

4. Tenerife: Music Hall Tavern Comedy Drag Show Ticket & Dinner

Embark on a magnificent night of dazzling costumes, laughter, and a cast of unique characters who sing and dance the night away at the Music Hall Tavern's comedy drag show. Tuck into a 3-course dinner before you watch the show and choose hotel pickup to keep the whole evening stress-free. Take the entire family out for a fun night filled with fantastic dresses and fabulous feathers, and go on a musical and comedic journey through the decades of Drag. See the glamour and comedy in live song, mime, and dance of a popular form of entertainment that's been around for decades. Depending on the option you choose, begin the night with a comfortable hotel pickup and head to the Music Hall Tavern. Before watching the show, enjoy a delicious 3-course meal. Savor a seasonal vegetable soup as your appetizer, a turkey roast dinner with mashed and roast potatoes, seasonable vegetables, Yorkshire pudding, and gravy for your main meal, and cooling ice cream for dessert. After you finish eating, purchase a drink if you wish and sit back and enjoy the show. Watch talented performers sing, dance, and act through a 2-part show, with a short, 15-minute interval in between.

Tenerife: Mount Teide Summit Hiking Adventure with Cable Car

5. Tenerife: Mount Teide Summit Hiking Adventure with Cable Car

Take a 3-hour guided hike along one or more of the 30 trails on Mount Teide. The great variety and levels of difficulty make it easy for visitors to choose their ideal route with the recommendations of the guide. The trails with the most spectacular vistas are on the summit of Mount Teide (3,718 meters) and they can be reached from the La Rambleta starting point (accessible by cable car) followed by trail number 10.  Without a doubt the most popular trail is the one leading to the volcano's peak, but there are limits on how many people can visit that area of Teide. You will be provided with an official guide, who will prepare you for the hike and accompany you along the route to provide commentary on the spectacular natural landscapes.

Full-Day Gomera Jeep Safari Excursion from Arona

6. Full-Day Gomera Jeep Safari Excursion from Arona

Visit the most beautiful corners of the island of Gomera on this full-day Jeep safari tour. Head out from the south of Tenerife on a morning sailing to San Sebastián de la Gomera. The island of Gomera boasts beautiful landscapes, World-Heritage Garajonay National Park and the whistled language, which is on the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list. Take time to enjoy some of the traditional local foods and visit the island's most picturesque villages. At each stop along the way the driver will tell you about the places you visit on this island that was the bridge to the discovery of the New World.

Rocky Trails - EMTB/MTB Tour

7. Rocky Trails - EMTB/MTB Tour

Get off-road in the island's mountain biking paradise Enjoy some of Tenerife's most spectacular coastal vistas Explore local towns that typify this part of the south Discover unknown tracks around Tenerife's South Airport This is approximately a 40 kilometre ride with a total elevation of about 600 metres. You will be collected from your hotel and returned there after the tour finishes.

Tenerife: Basic Diver Program w/2 Dives

8. Tenerife: Basic Diver Program w/2 Dives

The Basic diver programme consists of 2 dives. During this experience we start off with a briefing of how the equipment works, Basic rules of diving and an explanation of how we will do the activity. During the first dive we head into the water to a maximum depth of 5 metres where we practice some basic scuba skills which will give you some comfort and confidence in the water. The Instructor will explain how we do the skills step by step and then they will demonstrate the skills in front of you below the water before letting you practice the same skill. After the skills you and the instructor will go for a shallow dive around our beautiful reef and get you feeling like a fish in the water. After a short break you enter the water with our instructor again for the second dive, The second dive is purely a fun dive and allows us to dive to a maximum depth of 12 metres where you will be shown all the different canarian fish around our reefs. From our point of view this is the best option and the most enjoyable. On completion of the Basic diver experience you will be registered in the SSI database and if you feel you want to continue with your Scuba training then we can offer the Scuba diver or Open water course which are officially recognised certifications allowing you to dive to 12 metres/18 metres respectivly, Also if you take the course after, then we discount the cost of the Basic diver from the course price.

Tenerife: Guided Mindful Hike in Anaga Biosphere Reserve

9. Tenerife: Guided Mindful Hike in Anaga Biosphere Reserve

Experience the forest with shinrin yoku. Feel your senses since you learn about Anaga origin, biology and culture. Shinrin yoku, forest bathing or forest therapy is a technique develop in Japan during the 80s. They realized people was connected to technology but disconnected of nature. So with different tools you can be back to your inner essence. Meeting in the agreed spot, Wellcome and start exploring. If you book pickup and drop-off, meeting point will be the spot you choose. By melting soft hike with easy tools from yoga such as conscious breathing, active listening, exploring the senses, mindfulness... you will be guide to fulfill the forest energy. Open your feelings and let you flow. Each session is different as each human is different too. Team picture, closing and farewell. If you booked pickup and drop-off you will be bring till same spot you chose.

Tenerife Private Tour: Full-Day Volcanic South

10. Tenerife Private Tour: Full-Day Volcanic South

Enjoy a full-day adventure of South Tenerife, traveling through areas of breathtaking volcanic beauty, where life has adapted and prevailed despite the difficulties posed by the geographical phenomenons. Following a pick-up, transfer by a luxury electric van to the quiet town of Arico Nuevo. Explore a landscape formed millions of years ago by large-scale volcanic activity. Marvel at the colors of the landscape, and the traditional houses that speak of powerful volcanic eruptions that left a mark on the island. Continue to a number of volcanic sites to feast your eyes on different types of volcano. Be blown away by the dramatic formations of the Ensenada Pelada and Montaña Roja volcanoes in El Medano, their striking colors contrasting with the crystal clear coast. Enjoy panoramic views of more than 90 volcanic formations in Arona, and learn the characteristics of the endemic flora.  End with a drive through the Teide National Park, dominated by Mount Teide, Spain’s highest mountain and volcano.

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What people are saying about El Medano

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4.5 / 5

based on 1,185 reviews

We had a fantastic day, weather was brilliant, our driver Bruno was excellent, he made it fun and exiting and was happy to share his knowledge of the Island. Everything went smoothly. The Jeeps can be a little uncomfortable, however there are plenty of stops to stretch your legs. We were lucky with our Jeep that all seats faced the front. Lunch was so good. Thank you for such a great day.

The walk up to Teide was excellent and our guide - Benjamin an absolute star. It would have been nice if we had had some free time to explore the other walks from the cable car base station. It all felt a bit rushed.

The trip was fantastic! We are so happy we have chosen this particular trip, it was totally worth it and La Gomera itself during the calima period was magical! Thank you so much for everything! :)

Beautiful excursion, it is highly recommended. You should definitely do this when you visit Tenerife.

The guide Luz is charming, the driver is a good professional, I recommend doing this excursion.