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From Tenerife: La Gomera Day Trip with Guide

1. From Tenerife: La Gomera Day Trip with Guide

Visit the picturesque landscapes of La Gomera, the greenest of the Canary Islands, on a day trip from Tenerife. with a professional guide aboard a comfortable air-conditioned bus. Stop at viewpoints to admire the scenery and explore Garajonay National Park. and home to one of the oldest forests in the world. La Gomera, one of the geologically youngest of the western Canary Islands, is an enchanted place where time seems to have stood still. The island's landscape is an intricate labyrinth of valleys, ravines and canyons studded with basalt rock formations of all shapes and sizes. The tour starts with pickup from the meeting point in south Tenerife and transfer to the port of Los Cristianos. You will then board the ferry with the other participants for a quick 50-minute trip to La Gomera. Once in La Gomera, you'll explore the most spectacular sites and viewpoints while listening to the guide's detailed explanation. Admire the island's scenic peaks and ravines forged over the centuries by volcanic activity. The tour continues to the heart of the laurel forest, an ancient ecosystem found in only a handful of other places in the world. The laurel forest features beautiful evergreen and hardwood trees up to 30 meters tall, mosses, ferns and intricate canopies that allow little light to filter through. Refuel with a tasty lunch accompanied by a live demonstration of the Silbo Gomero, a unique traditional whistled language used by the island's inhabitants. The Silbo is exclusive to La Gomera, considered by Unesco as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Return to Tenerife at the end of your tour.

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.

Full-Day Gomera Jeep Safari Excursion from Arona

3. 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.

Costa Adeje: Tenerife Monkey Beach Club Utopia Pool Party

4. Costa Adeje: Tenerife Monkey Beach Club Utopia Pool Party

Utopia at Cielo Monkey Beach Club has brought the ultimate experience of luxury, exclusivity and fun to Tenerife. Our incredible beach club is located in the prestigious area of Costa Adeje and overlooks both the Troya and Las Americas beaches. Our panoramic views over the Atlantic Ocean are unbeatable and there is no better place to experience the sun setting over La Gomera than from our terrace! You can upgrade to chill out on one of our beds on the terrace, all with views of and access to our crystal clear infinity pool, and enjoy your day with live DJs, Mcs, Singers, Percussion Players, Dancers and a Saxaphonist. From 12.00hrs to 18.00hrs on a Friday and Monday also, 6 hours of non stop music and vibes!

Tenerife: Kayak and Snorkel with Turtles

5. Tenerife: Kayak and Snorkel with Turtles

Get up close and personal with some marine life on this guided kayak excursion. Descend to the beach where you will have a small briefing before starting your adventure. Leave the sandy beach and hit the water, enjoying the stunning natural views and unique perspective from the water. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to observe sea turtles in their natural habitat and witness dolphins up close. Practise your snorkelling, with the turtles (and instructor) from one of the nearby islands, only accessible by sea. Then discover a beautiful sea cave that houses an abundance of marine life.

Costa Adeje: Double Tuk-Tuk Tour

6. Costa Adeje: Double Tuk-Tuk Tour

Meet your guide and then hop aboard a 100% electric tuk-tuk to explore some of Tenerife's most gorgeous villages. This 3-wheeled motorbike with a large open-air carriage makes for a fun and intimate way to explore Costa Adeje. At Mundo´s you will be offered a refreshing drink while you can visit its store full of antiques and handmade products brought directly from artisans all over the world. Arriving at the Caldera del Rey, a breathtaking volcanic valley, you will be explained how the Canarian farmers have been producing for many years a wide variety of tropical fruits, especially our famous bananas. Once in the zone, you will be driven to one of the most impressive viewpoint, one of the only places where you can admire all the small villages of Costa Adeje and Las Américas and the islands of La Gomera, La Palma and El Hierro all together. After your tour, your guide will return you to the Avenida de España. You can also take a tip from your driver and have lunch at a delightful local restaurant once the tour is complete. Weave through the streets and make your way to the Plaza El Duque, one of the fanciest areas of the island with its 5-star hotels and the most distinguished brands. Ride through the tourist market, full of local crafts, before admiring the San Sebastian Church, one of the oldest religious sites south of Tenerife. Feel the breeze on your face as you admire the Playa Enramada, one of the last natural and virgin beaches of the south with black and volcanic sand. Make a stop at the La Caleta village and get to know the neighborhood. Afterward, explore Puerto Colon, the town’s main touristic harbor.

From South Tenerife: Teide National Park Tour

7. From South Tenerife: Teide National Park Tour

First, we’ll drive our way up towards the town of Arona, and to the highest town of Spain Vilaflor. Here we’ll have some time for a short break to walk through the peaceful town and perhaps to enjoy a good-tasting local coffee. After our break, we’ll continue our journey through the enormous pine forest where we’ll be able to get to the largest and very old pine tree “El Pino Gordo” for a photo break. Further on we arrive at the famous place of the park with an amazing landscape of different lava materials, and the great famous rocks named “Roques de García”. Here we’ll have some time to explore the landscape and discover the amazing area. Also, there is a small hotel up there, “Parador de Cañadas del Teide”, a cafeteria and a nice souvenir shop. Later on, we also will pass by the old peak of the Teide “El Pico Viejo” with its huge lava field of over 5 km². Fairly recent with just over 200 years ago. Then we continue to a five hundred years old lava flow from the volcano “Boca Cangrejo”, with the great view to the neighboring island of La Gomera. Thereafter, we drive a little further into the Teide National Park, and we arrive at a place where we have the opportunity to take a short walk to the crater of the Sámara volcano. On the way back to the south, we stop at a fantastic viewpoint of several volcanoes also showing a bizarre volcanic landscape.

La Gomera: Whale Watching Tour on an Vintage Boat

8. La Gomera: Whale Watching Tour on an Vintage Boat

A unique experience off La Gomera aboard our ship Tina, a beautiful vintage boat where you can see whales, relax on board and have a refreshing swim in crystalline waters of the Atlantic ocean. The boat has different areas so you can choose the one that best suits your way of enjoying the experience. It is spacious, comfortable and has toilets with all the security elements so that you can have a relaxed excursion. We will serve you catering on board and you will enjoy spectacular views of the island from the sea, a true spectacle. Our experienced crew will assist you at all times.

La Palma: Island Highlights Guided Bus Tour

9. La Palma: Island Highlights Guided Bus Tour

Discover everything the beautiful island of La Palma has to offer on a guided full-day trip. Get a wide view of the island exploring different locations, and touch the sky from the highest point, the Roque de Los Muchachos. Meet your group early in the morning at one of the collection points indicated, and hop on the bus which will take you straight to Plaza de Tajuya, a location that became an improvised and privileged viewpoint of the recent volcanic eruption in Cumbre Vieja. Continue the route towards El Time, an impressive viewpoint located 594 m above sea level, which offers an unbeatable panoramic view of the extraordinary Aridane Valley, as well as the Caldera de Taburiente National Park. Visit the Farmer's Market in Puntagorda, a weekly meeting point for the display of local products from farmers, artisans and pastry chefs. After ascending a winding road, reach the natural balcony of Roque de Los Muchachos, considered one of the best places in the world for astronomical observation due to the quality of its sky and, for this reason, internationally recognized telescopes are located here. The perspective that we have from the top of the island is impressive: at our feet, the Caldera de Taburiente, one of the largest erosion craters and a geological jewel in the world, and, around us, different viewpoints that extend over the ridges to enjoy a majestic view. On clear days we can see the silhouette of the neighboring islands of El Hierro, La Gomera and Tenerife. On the way back, travel along the east side of the island, and contemplate different levels of vegetation, whose flowering in spring adds another attraction to the landscape. See almost the entire bed of the Barranco de Las Angustias from the Mirador de Los Andenes before reaching the Royal Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Snows, where the image of the patron saint of the island is found. End your day trip with unbeatable views over Santa Cruz de La Palma, Las Breñas and the east coast from the Mirador de La Concepción before returning to your selected drop-off location with the group.

From Los Cristianos: La Gomera Island Full-Day Trip

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

Explore the Garajonay National Park and the Laurisilva forest. Discover the incredible view from the viewpoint of Valle Gran Rey. Visit the capital of San Sebastian de La Gomera from where Christopher Columbus departed to discover America, all in this VIP tour of La Gomera! The excursion starts when we finish the pick up. With an official guide we depart from the port of Los Cristianos in Tenerife South on board the Fred Olsen ferry to San Sebastian de La Gomera, capital of the island. From the port we head towards the center of the island discovering how the bio-climatic steps change from dry to humid. At the first stop we will stop in the area of the ancient super volcanoes to discover one of the most emblematic areas of La Gomera "Roque de Agando", an impressive volcanic formation along with the other rocks, where we will also observe the phenomenon of horizontal rain. Entering the Garajonay National Park we will discover, surrounded by vegetation, the Laurisilva ecosystem, an ancient subtropical forest that existed when dinosaurs ruled the world. We will continue our tour outside the National Park in the rural area of Chipude where we will have time to taste some typical products of La Gomera and visit the church of Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria, "one of the most important of the island". Once on the bus we will arrive at El Cercado where we will visit the museum of the typical pottery, where women continue to keep alive a tradition of more than 500 years. Finally we will arrive at the viewpoint of Valle Gran Rey to admire one of the most beautiful canyons of La Gomera. We will resume our tour passing through the village of Las Hayas to return inside the park and make a stop at Laguna Grande, where we will have time for lunch in a typical Gomeran restaurant (lunch not included). During lunch you will have the opportunity to experience the "silbo gomero" (unique whistled language in the archipelago). At the end we will walk along a circular path to see the Laurisilva forest up close. The next stop will be at the visitor center "Juegos de bola" to visit the house of memory and even taste typical La Gomera cookies made with gofio. Finally, we will return to San Sebastian, passing through the northern villages of Agulo and Hermigua enjoying the beautiful scenery. In the capital we will have free time to visit historical buildings linked to the passage of Christopher Columbus before his departure to the American continent, such as the Torre del Conde or La Casa de Colón. At 17:30 we leave La Gomera to return to Tenerife. Languages: Tuesday (English, Spanish, German) Thursday (English, Spanish, Italian)

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Everything went really well with the pick-up, there were 30 people but we were split up between 2 guides. We were with Chris, he really explained a lot about the plants and told us other interesting stories. Great, lots of little stops and 2 longer breaks, there was enough time for photos. Everything was very relaxed. As we come from the flat north it was a bit tiring, the ups and downs. But there was no time pressure, they just kept waiting until everyone was together. Thank you again and I can really recommend the tour.

An excellent days experience from pickup to drop off. From the drivers, ferry crossing to the guide (Lisa), for the day, who catered well for all different languages on the excursion. The relevant stops, including lunch, and interesting information provided was excellent and this trip is highly recommend.

Hector spoke fluently so many languages, was very efficient with the instructions, didn't forget anything and had so much amazing information in so many languages. I think he was the best guide I ever had. Thank you Hector. Super patient with us as well even when we were late. Thank you.

It was a wonderful boat trip: we saw dolphins and whales, we snorkeled in a beautiful place. A special mention to the Argentine captain Maxi, an extraordinary and good vibes person, who expertly guided us on the journey.

the guide was great, the Teide National Park very beautiful