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Gran Canaria: Discover Gran Canaria Day Tour

Activity provider: First Minute Travel

Gran Canaria: Discover Gran Canaria Day Tour

Activity provider: First Minute Travel
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From US$ 42.11 per person

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This amazing guided tour crosses the heart of the island and combines visits to charming villages, exceptional viewpoints, valleys, and impressive peaks on the second most populous of the Canary Islands.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, German
Pickup included
Pick up areas: Maspalomas, Playa del Inglés, San Agustín, Bahía Feliz, Puerto Rico, Arguineguín, Taurito and Puerto Mogán. Pickup details will be forwarded by email 24 to 48 before the tour date.


  • Enjoy free time to explore the city of Telde and the towns of Arucas and Firgas
  • Travel on a stunning panoramic route crossing the Fataga Canyon
  • Stop at the Ayacata almond tree region and see the impressive views over the Santa Lucía Valley
  • Stop at Mirador de Tejeda for amazing views over Roque Nublo and El Teide
Full description

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.

Firstly, visit 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.

  • Entry tickets & places visited
    • Bahía Feliz visit

    • Mirador de Tejeda visit

  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: Spanish, English, German

  • Transport
    • Transport by bus / coach

    • Pickup & drop-off by bus / coach

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  •  This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
Customer reviews

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4.2 /5

based on 181 reviews

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Really great trip. An awesome guide and a superb driver. Got to see just how big a difference there is in Gran Canaria in terms of landscape, it was truly a trip worth having. Sadly the weather wasn't with us on the mountain top, but nevertheless a trip we'll not forget.

January 18, 2023

The excursion has allowed us to visit several towns and points of interest. We have been able to appreciate the contrasts between the South and the North of the island. The guide, Pepi, has given us a lot of information about the island and even about the other islands of the archipelago.

January 13, 2023

Good excursion with a good guide. As almost always the mistake of stopping to eat in a remote place where those who did not want to sign up for the meal had an absurd hour of waiting. You have to look for locations that allow entertainment for people who do not eat on the excursion.

January 12, 2023

Product ID: 360580