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From South Tenerife: La Gomera Island Tour

1. From South Tenerife: La Gomera Island Tour

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 South Tenerife: VIP Gomera Tour

2. From South Tenerife: VIP Gomera Tour

Join this 9-hour 4-wheel drive tour and explore the island of Gomera in a different and fun way. Leave from Playa de las Américas in the south of Tenerife on the morning boat for San Sebastián de la Gomera. Get the luxury treatment in an exclusive area with free food and drink onboard. The island of Gomera has much to offer, including its stunning landscapes and its people, the incomparable Garajonay National Park and the history of the cultural heritage of the whistling language. You’ll have time to stop to enjoy a meal and to visit some of the island's picturesque villages. Discover the island that was the bridge to the discovery of the New World. Return to Tenerife by boat at the end of the tour.

Guided Tour to La Gomera (Fred Olsen)

3. Guided Tour to La Gomera (Fred Olsen)

Your first stop after getting off the ferry Fred Olsen is Valle de Hermigua. Then you will continue to Las Rosas Restaurant in the small village of Agulo, where you will make a stop to enjoy a typical Canarian lunch and a live demonstration of the only whistled language in the world, declared Immaterial World Heritage by UNESCO: el "Silbo Gomero". After a dessert and, if you wish, a coffee, you will ascend to Garajonay National Park. You will discover Laguna Grande and its great surrounding environment. On the way to return to San Sebastián, you will also admire the famous Degollada de Peraza: a volcanic and impressive viewpoint. In San Sebastián you will have some free time to visit La Torre del Conde (The Count's Tower), La Casa de Colón (Christopher Columbus’ House), the Asunción Church, and simply stroll around the capital, before returning to Tenerife by ferry. This tour requires identity documents, otherwise, access to the ferry could be denied.

From Los Cristianos: La Gomera Island Full-Day Trip

4. From Los Cristianos: La Gomera Island Full-Day Trip

The excursion start when we finish the pick up. With a official guide leaves from Los Cristianos Port in Tenerife south on board the Naviera Armas ferry heading for San Sebastian de La Gomera, which is the capital of the island. From the port we head towards the center of the island discovering how the vegetation changes from dry to wet First stop is on "La degollada de Peraza" to observe the phenomenon of horizontal rain. A few kilometers away we will stop in the area of the ancient super volcanoes to discover one of the most emblematic areas of la gomera "ithe rock of Agando", an impressive and steep formation of volcanic lava. Entering the Garajonay National Park we will discover, surrounded by greenery, the ecosystem of Laurisilva - which is an ancient subtropical forest that existed in many parts of the planet when dinosaurs ruled the world. Inside the park we will make a stop at Laguna Grande, where you will have time to walk a circular path to see the Laurisilva up close. Finally we will arrive in Valle Gran Rey to admire one of the most beautiful canyons in La Gomera from the Palmarejo viewpoint and then stop in the village near the beach. You will have free time for an aperitif or to discover the beach. We will continue the journey and to reach the village of Agulo. There you will have time to have lunch in a typical Gomero restaurant. (lunch not included). Finally, we will return to San Sebastian, where you can see the remnants of histórical buildings linked to Christopher Columbus passage before his departure to the American Continent ,such as the Torre del Conde or La Casa de Colón. at 5:00 pm we leave from La Gomera for come back in Tenerife.

Tenerife: Marine Life Cruise

5. Tenerife: Marine Life Cruise

Your tour will begin as you board a comfortable and quality boat with the objective of achieving a real connection between people and the marine environment. You will also spend time learning about the sea, whilst discovering locations that are lovely and intriguing to explore. You're invited to explore all the natural beauties of this natural gem, such as the island of Tenerife. You will discover its wonderful landscapes as the staff tell you more about its abundant and varied marine life in a unique and organic way, without leaving a trace of interference or human alterations. The boat departs from Puerto Playa San Juan, one of the last traditional fishing ports on the island. From there you'll go to the south of La Gomera, the closest island, for approximately 3 nautical miles. When you have reached a point where you are 1,000 meters from shore, you will have entered the area of ​​the "Calderón Tropical" or "Pilot Whale". In this place you can find other species of marine life, such as turtles, flying fish, sardines, tuna schools, and more.

La Gomera: Entry Ticket for The Ethnographic Park

6. La Gomera: Entry Ticket for The Ethnographic Park

Get to know the history of La Gomera and its people with an outdoor visit to the island’s Ethnographic Museum, a truly eclectic experience.  Gain your entry ticket and become a whizz about the island and its people from pre-Spanish times to La Gomera of today. Choose a standard entry, or a ‘“deluxe” experience, with local food and drink tastings included.  Start your visit between the terraces, where you will take in the sights and smells of the banana plantations, and other crops and fruit trees present on La Gomera today. Even find out how Palm Syrup, a very Gomeran product, is made. Get a glimpse of how La Gomera was formed and how its current landscape was imprinted by manmade features. During your visit you, listen to the "Gomeran whistle" and see the largest Gomeran antiques collection in the 3 exhibit areas. In the main exhibit building, you will also see a functioning watermill. If the “deluxe” option is chosen, end your experience with your tasting of local products.

From Puerto de La Cruz: Full-Day Vip Tour to Gomera

7. From Puerto de La Cruz: Full-Day Vip Tour to Gomera

If you join this 4WD caravan tour, you will have the opportunity to visit the island of Gomera in a different and fun way. Leave from the south of Tenerife with the morning ship towards San Sebastián de la Gomera. Enjoy traveling in an exclusive area with free food and drink onboard. The island of Gomera has much to offer like its beautiful landscapes and people, the incomparable Garajonay National Park, and the history of the cultural heritage of the whistling language. You will also have time to enjoy the food and the most picturesque villages. The drivers will inform you at each stop about the places you will visit. Discover the island that was the bridge to the discovery of the New World. Itinerary:   - Playa de las Américas - San Sebastián - Igualero - Chipude - Centro alfarero - Mirador de Vallehermoso - Arure - Laguna Grande - Restaurante - Juego de Bolas - Centro de visitantes - Agulo - Hermigua - Mirador de Hermigua - Plantación Aloe Vera - San Sebastián - Playa de las Américas

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What people are saying about La Gomera

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1,018 reviews

Excellent tour! Fantastic driver and Marcel was a great guide! Yes, he talked a lot in 3 different languages, but we didn’t had an issue with it at all! You are stuck in a bus for several hours, what do you expect? To sleep? No, you listen to your guide and watch the gorgeous views! The restaurant where we stopped for our meal was excellent! The food was VERY good! Had a lot of stops for taking pictures, everything was great. Definitely recommend this trip!

A very enjoyable trip with traditional lunch Spectacular views and the guide been amazing Excepting a bit tiring so many languages :) this bit been a bit funny but the rest of the trip really good organised and very good communication I will recommend to take the trip and enjoy a really beautiful relaxing day on the GOMERA ISLAND

The excursion was very complete, visiting great places within the reach of few, especially those of us who do not know the area. Important to note that the guides were great, making the day a fun experience as well as informative. We would repeat another tour with them without a doubt :)

Amazing experience on a magical island..our guide was very friendly & knowledgeable with an impressive command of 4 languages on that day. Only downside was wet, misty weather which blanked out some of the features.But the same rain is the reason La Gomera is so beautiful.

Fabulous scenery and plenty of stops to take photos. The visitor centre is really pretty too. Lovely views of le Teide.