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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.

Icod de los Vinos: Dragon Tree & Botanical Garden Ticket

3. Icod de los Vinos: Dragon Tree & Botanical Garden Ticket

Encounter the drago milenario, the oldest tree of its kind in the world. Witness this national monument in person, then spend some time walking the lush surrounding park at your leisure. See for yourself the impressive Millennial Dragon Tree, with its thick branches whose leaves simulate sharp swords. The ancient tree's fame comes from its dense and blood-colored resin. Already worshiped in Roman times, this striking substance was considered a health benefactor and desired by all. After seeing the tree, take the opportunity to stroll in the surrounding national botanical garden. Experience this outstanding parkland, full of plant species together with displays on local customs. Explore different zones of the park like the laurel forests and orchard.

Tenerife: Full-Day Guided Island Tour

4. Tenerife: Full-Day Guided Island Tour

Explore the very best of Tenerife on a full-day excursion that takes you on a guided tour around the island’s perimeter. First you’ll head up the west coast to the very top of the island, to Los Gigantes (giant cliffs), where you’ll take in the majestic views. Next on your itinerary will be Icod de Los Vinos, home of the enormous Dragon Tree, which is Tenerife’s most famous attraction. Puerto de La Cruz or El Puerto, as its known locally, is the next stop where your guide will recommend a restaurant for lunch (not included in the tour price). After lunch you will have some free time to discover this city that overlooks the ocean and is surrounded by fields, banana plantations and vineyards and, off course, always under the watchful eye of El Teide. Your tour around the island ends with a visit to the Basílica in Candelaria, best known for its Black Madonna. In the main square by the ocean you’ll see statues of the Guanche Menceyes, the first inhabitants of the Canaries. There will be photos stops throughout your full-day tour.

Tenerife: Private Day Tour of the Island with Hotel Pickup

5. 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

6. 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.

From Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Masca & Garachico Private Trip

7. 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.

Icod de los Vinos: ARTlandya Doll World Entry Ticket & Tour

8. Icod de los Vinos: ARTlandya Doll World Entry Ticket & Tour

Step inside a plant-filled park to visit a museum that celebrates the craft of making dolls and teddy bears on this guided tour of ARTlandya in Icod de los Vinos. See for yourself why the private doll collection of a passionate Austrian couple is regarded as one of the best hidden gems in the Canaries. Start your tour with a short walk through the garden lined with palm trees, citrus trees, and flowers, and enjoy a view of Mount Teide and the coast of Tenerife. Then, enter a typical stone house where a huge collection of dolls await you. See hand-crafted dolls from different parts of the world on display. Learn how each doll is unique and varies in materials used, depending on the artist’s preferences and whims. Regardless of materials, it is the meticulous attention to detail that sets the dolls apart from others. Walk through several exhibition rooms in different buildings of the museum to see over 400 dolls and teddy bears. In the former old finca house, see an exhibition with figures and teddies from several designers. Set against a tropical paradise, the bucolic architecture of the finca stands out. Admire the stone walls, tiled roofing, and wooden additions that add a strong character to the place. After the tour, you can relax on the terrace of the MuseumsBAR with a cup of coffee and cake or a glass of local wine (at your expense) with a view of the majestic Tiede Volcano before you.

Icod de los Vinos: Casa del Plátano Entry Ticket

9. Icod de los Vinos: Casa del Plátano Entry Ticket

If you're planning to visit Icod de los Vinos, La Casa del Plátano is worth a visit to learn more about bananas. Explore at your own pace, the Casa del Plátano, an old hacienda located in the iconic village of Icod de los Vinos, Tenerife. Learn firsthand how bananas are grown through a tour of an authentic banana plantation and discover the history of the banana in Tenerife. Immerse yourself in the fundamental aspects of the main crop of the Canary Islands. Discover the characteristics of bananas and their history in Tenerife. Visit the store and purchase local gourmet products made with bananas from the Canary Islands. This is a nice visit for the whole family will be highly appreciated by kids

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 Icod de los Vinos

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(326 reviews)

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!

Really enjoyed the trip. Our guide was excellent and told us lots about Tenerife in 3 languages to suit all participants on the coach. The driver Christo was also excellent. Recommended

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