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Tenerife: Teide National Park Full-Day Tour with Pickup

1. Tenerife: Teide National Park Full-Day Tour with Pickup

Explore the diverse geography and geology of Tenerife on a full-day tour to 4 distinct landscapes around the island’s tallest mountain. Following a pick-up from your hotel, transfer to the National Heritage Site of Mt. Teide and the Teide National Park. Enjoy breathtaking views of the island’s west coast. Travel through local villages, such as Vilaflor, and see magnificent pine forests before going to the plateau of the volcano. Marvel at the lunar landscape that has been used as the location for films such as “Planet of the Apes” and “Clash of the Titans.” Drive through the Orotava Valley to Icod Los Vinos, famous for its wines. See the legendary drago tree, known for its mystical powers. Stop for a Canarian lunch (own expense), before transferring to Garachico, a local town destroyed by the volcanic eruption of 1706. Next, experience the magic of Masca, and enjoy fabulous views of La Gomera. With only around 120 inhabitants, Masca was the traditional hideout for pirates and their contraband stolen from the ships from La Gomera. Pass the giant cliffs of Los Gigantes before the transfer back to your hotel.

Tenerife: Teide, Icod de los Vinos, Garachico & Masca Tour

2. Tenerife: Teide, Icod de los Vinos, Garachico & Masca Tour

Experience the wilder, more rural side of Tenerife as you embark on a full-day guided tour aboard our comfortable, air-conditioned bus. Get ready to discover the breathtaking wonders of Masca, Teide National Park, Icod de los Vinos, and Garachico – all in one unforgettable adventure! Kickstart your journey with a convenient hotel pickup in the morning and head straight to the awe-inspiring Teide National Park. Brace yourself for a mesmerizing sight as you witness the unique pine forests, volcanic craters, and lava formations that define the beauty of Tenerife. Next, descend to the charming village of El Tanque, where you'll have time for a delightful lunch break. Continue your expedition to Icod de los Vinos, a place graced by an ancient and legendary dragon tree believed to be more than a thousand years old. Pay your respects to this incredible specimen before venturing onward. See the enchanting coastal town of Garachico, once the island's most significant port. Here, you'll marvel at the stunning natural pools, formed by a recent lava flow, offering crystal-clear waters that beckon you to take a dip. Stop in Masca, a hidden gem nestled amidst steep volcanic peaks and ravines, overlooking the majestic cliffs of Los Gigantes. Prepare your camera for picture-perfect moments and soak in the rich biodiversity that surrounds you.

From Puerto de la Cruz: Teide and Masca VIP Tour

3. From Puerto de la Cruz: Teide and Masca VIP Tour

Benefit from hotel pick-up in Puerto de la Cruz, and then travel south to see the volcanic formations of the Orotava Valley, caused by a landslide on the former island into the sea.  See evidence of the eruptions of Mt. Teide — the highest mountain in Spain — and Pico Viejo as you journey across the country by 4WD vehicle. Hear about the eruption of Arenas Negras that buried most of the village of Garachico, and the eruption of Chinyero that shaped the landscape of the northeast of Tenerife. Marvel at the amazing landscapes of Teide National Park and learn what effects these formations had on the island. Visit the picturesque village of Masca and discover surprising corners from the comfort of your vehicle whilst benefiting from the services of a driver who will ensure you have a VIP experience all the way.

Tenerife: Private Day Tour of the Island with Hotel Pickup

4. Tenerife: Private Day Tour of the Island with Hotel Pickup

Enjoy the island of Tenerife on a private tour where we will tour the most emblematic places of the island Santa Cruz de Tenerife, San Cristobal de la Laguna, La Orotava, Puerto de La Cruz, Icod, Garachico, Los Gigantes, Costa Adeje ,Candelaria. You will know the peculiarities of the intricate landscapes of the island. The sun, wind and adrenaline combine to print an indelible memory of your stay in Tenerife. Enjoy the island of Tenerife on a private tour where we will visit the most emblematic places on the island. Once we have picked you up at your hotel we will go to Candelaria where the patron saint of the Canary Islands, the Virgin of Candelaria, is located, we will continue to Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the capital of the island, it is a cosmopolitan and fascinating city, we will continue our journey to San Cristóbal de la Laguna, World Heritage of Humanity, we continue our way to La Orotava where we will visit its historic center. We advance to Puerto de La Cruz, the first tourist city of Tenerife, we continue to Icod de los Vinos where we can admire the famous thousand-year-old Drago, then we will visit Garachico, where its cobbled streets invite us to explore the heart of the town, its churches and historical buildings. We continue to Los Gigantes, cliffs that live up to their name, as they are one of the most spectacular landscapes in Tenerife, and continue to Costa Adeje, the destination in the south of Tenerife where luxury and exclusivity come together. You will know the peculiarities of the intricate landscapes of the island. The sun, the wind and the adrenaline combine to print an indelible memory of your stay in Tenerife. The order of the itinerary can be changed depending on where your hotel / accommodation is located

Tenerife: Teide, Masca, Garachico, and Sunset Exclusive Tour

5. Tenerife: Teide, Masca, Garachico, and Sunset Exclusive Tour

Start your day in Puerto de la Cruz and enjoy a scenic transfer to the panoramic point "Lance", famous for its spectacular views of the Orotava Valley. Continue on your tour towards Garachico where you'll have some free time to visit the village and have a refreshing swim in the natural lava pools (weather permitting). Head to Masca and climb through "Buena Vista" until you reach a height of 2000-meters. See the southern ravines and the construction terraces and observe the climate change from North to South. In Masca you will experience the beauty of a landscape which is very similar to Machu Picchu with several restaurants where you can enjoy typical Canarian gastronomy. Travel to Mount Teide and explore the evolution of the island and its volcanoes through their eruptions. Reach a lunar landscape and a desert of the American West. Enjoy the sunset from the Teide National Park, on the north side of the island before ending your tour once again in Puerto de la Cruz.

Adeje: Scenic Tenerife Helicopter Flight

6. Adeje: Scenic Tenerife Helicopter Flight

Head to the meeting point and begin with a short safety briefing before climbing into your helicopter. Once aboard, get ready for your sightseeing adventure. Take to the skies and admire the sweeping views of the countryside below. Listen as your pilot teaches you about local culture and shares interesting facts about the sights below. Choose from several different routes, from 8 minutes to a full 45-minute helicopter flight. Explore the South Coast, see the canyons and beaches, fly over Los Gigantes or Isla Baha, or opt for the luxury flight to admire the most visited national park in Europe, the Teide National Park. At the end of your flight, the helicopter will return to the starting point in Adeje where your experience comes to an end.

Tenerife: Guided VIP Group Tour

7. Tenerife: Guided VIP Group Tour

After pick-up, your first stop on this day-long tour will be La Laguna, an important historical center of the island and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, it's on to Candelaria, a fishing town and where you can find a statue of the Candelaria Virgin, patron saint of the Canary Islands, as well as the stunning Candelaria Basilica. This city is an important place of pilgrimage situated in the southeast of the island. Your next visit will be to El Médano, a charming beach with majestic views of the volcanic cone Montana Roja. The next stop, Garachico, is a city blooming with flowering trees and full of fascinating history. Other highlights of your tour include La Orotava and Los Gigantes Cliff. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel, port or apartment.

From Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Masca & Garachico Private Trip

8. From Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Masca & Garachico Private Trip

After picking you up at your hotel, we will make our way to the cliffs of Los Gigantes, which fall into the ocean and reach a height of between 300 and 600 meters. We will then continue our route to the Masca farmhouse, with its spectacular ravines and its little houses perched on the edge of the ravines. We will continue our route towards Garachico where we will be able to admire its traditional architecture and its natural pools. Finally we will continue towards Icod de los Vinos to admire the famous Drago Milenario. We will finish the excursion returning to your hotel.

Tenerife: North Coast Landscapes Private Day Tour

9. Tenerife: North Coast Landscapes Private Day Tour

Once we pick you up from your accommodation, we will go to Playa La Arena de Tacoronte, with black sand of volcanic origin and calm waters. It belongs to the small tourist center of Mesa del Mar, which also has two swimming pools, one of which is only filled in the summer months and the other is available all year. The area is easily accessible, its path descends the side of the mountain. We continue our journey in the direction of the San Pedro viewpoint where you can fully appreciate the north coast and the wonderful Protected Landscape of Rambla de Castro. Palm trees, banana trees and buildings such as the Hacienda de los Castro or the old water lift of La Gordejuela follow one another to form a truly spectacular landscape. We will continue our trip visiting the beautiful natural landscapes of Tenerife North towards Socorro beach, located in the municipality of Los Realejos. This volcanic sand beach is the ideal place to enjoy unbeatable views of the wild silhouette of the north of Tenerife. Then we will head towards San Juan de la Rambla, with one of the most beautiful historic centers of Tenerife, with a rich heritage declared an Asset of Cultural Interest and bathed by the welcoming natural pool of La Laja. Nestled in the historic center of one of the most attractive towns with the best climate in the region, it is a Canarian jewel that appears almost by surprise to delight us. Finally we will go to the Charco del viento. Located in a unique environment on the Island created from ancient volcanic eruptions that reached the sea and cooled very quickly. Resulting in a small natural bay with two lava arms that protect its waters from the strong waves in the area. Located in the neighborhood of Santa Catalina, La Guancha, it is a place very frequented by residents of the municipality and tourists, due to its great beauty and uniqueness. We will finish the route returning to our hotel or accommodation.

Tenerife Private Tour: Full-Day Historic North

10. Tenerife Private Tour: Full-Day Historic North

Discover the palaces, towers, cobblestone streets, and rich gastronomy of North Tenerife on a full-day tour that is a paradise for lovers of history and culture. Start with a visit to the quiet city of Icod de Los Vinos. Here, you will see the oldest drago tree on the Canary Islands, and admire the beautiful houses of the Old Town. Continue to higher ground for panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean in stark contrast to the surrounding green landscape. Pass through El Tanque en route to Los Silos and Buenavista del Norte, enjoying views of the cliffs of Culata along the way. The cobblestone streets of Garachico contain even more surprises. Walk through picturesque corners of the village and port, experiencing the splendor of the 17th and 18th centuries. After a tasting of some local food, go to the noble Villa de la Orotava, and fall in love with its gorgeous nooks and alleyways. Learn more about the ins and outs of the town’s glorious past.

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What people are saying about Garachico

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 560 reviews

Manolo has made our trip a wonderful day and evening !! Nice places to visit, an unforgetable sunset with cup of champagne in hand. We enjoyed too the stars in the sky Manolo showed us. The group was from different countries but in few hours, we became friends and created a whatsapp group to exchange our pics. On the way back in the minibus, we sang various international songs. What a trip !! Thank you Manolo for your kindness and the way you made us spend that day. Sophie

Great views.. really worth it.. not much hassle about Masca. you can miss the first cafe where we spent 20 minutes and add more time to Masca. the driver was great.. bravo to him. as for the guide Tomas, I didn't like it very much smoking a cigarette while he was taking us to the bus. not everyone likes papidtosoey smoke and may be allergic... he was nice yes. but lethargic.... sorry... apart from that everything was fine...

It was fantastic. Our guide Thomas (or Tomas) was amazing, had great knowledge about Tenerife and Canary Islands history, economy and geography. The road through the mountains is narrow and tricky, but the driver was very good and made it easy. We enjoyed scenery and the overall trip was well worth it.

Really great trip. The Masca route was extremely demanding for the driver but mastered impressively. You see a lot and in our opinion there is enough time (if you can stay in Masca long enough). You spend some time on the bus but see a lot on the journey!

In a day you get a good view of relevant places on the island. Pleasant trip