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Gran Canaria: Half-Day Luxury Catamaran Cruise with Food

1. Gran Canaria: Half-Day Luxury Catamaran Cruise with Food

Your coastal adventure begins with pickup from your hotel in the south of Gran Canaria before you board one of Spain's most spectacular catamarans. On the boat, take advantage of the many luxury facilities while the friendly staff serve you a refreshing welcome drink. Set sail onto the sea and feel the cool breeze provide respite from the hot Spanish sunshine as you travel to a selection of hidden beaches off the coast of the island. Enjoy stunning panoramic views along the way and marvel at the crystal clear waters of Tiritaña, Perchel and Tauro. As you explore the island, sit back and relax on one of the boat’s 15 Balinese-style beds, and listen to the music spun by one of the onboard DJs. Feast on a gastronomic menu made from premium produce, and sip on a sparkling glass of champagne or deliciously cold beer. At the next destination, the tropical beach of Anfi del Mar, soak up the warm Mediterranean sun on deck or cool off in the sea with some fun water activities.

Gran Canaria: Luxury Catamaran Cruise with Food and Drinks

2. Gran Canaria: Luxury Catamaran Cruise with Food and Drinks

Cruise along the southwestern coastline of Gran Canaria. Relax in style and take in views of beautiful beaches and dramatic cliffs and coves. Enjoy 4.5 hours of relaxation, fun, and adventure on an award-winning luxury catamaran.  Head out with the captain on a speedboat ride. Swim and snorkel, or take advantage of the discounts on donut rides, or on jet skiing and parasailing experiences. Enjoy a delicious buffet prepared for you by the crew. Savor traditional potatoes served with mojo sauce, chicken in Italian sauce, and a choice of salads and bread rolls. Drinks are always available: choose from sangria, beer, soft drinks, juice, and water.

Gran Canaria: Horse Riding Excursion

3. Gran Canaria: Horse Riding Excursion

Embark on an excursion of a duration of 1 hour or 2 hours, depending on the option selected. First get acquainted with your surefooted and gentle horses, with companions suitable for all ages and levels of horseriding ability. With your expert guide, set off on the mountain trails and discover the beautiful and rugged volcanic landscape of Gran Canaria. See tropical plantations, the sight of large sand dunes in the distance, and admire the vista of Maspalomas Beach. Arrive back at the ranch, where you can purchase a refreshing drink and some snacks. Feel free to visit the farm animals who live onsite, before your activity finishes.

Gran Canaria: Off-Road Jeep Safari

4. Gran Canaria: Off-Road Jeep Safari

Enjoy the captivating scenery of Gran Canaria on an off-road jeep adventure. Discover an amazing mix of history and beautiful natural scenery. Get picked up from your accommodations and go off-road in a jeep from Salobre to Lake Chira. Take in the spectacular views of Roque Noblo. Rest up with a coffee break in Tirajana and visit the town's historic church. Drive through the Valley of the Thousand Palms to the captivating village of Fataga. Have a last stop at Mirador Las Moscas before getting dropped off back at your hotel.

Gran Canaria: Canyoning Trip

5. Gran Canaria: Canyoning Trip

Embark on a canyoning adventure: descend into a canyon, travel through the water course and enjoy exercises such as walking, jumping, swimming, abseiling. You will be dressed with neopren, helmet, and security personal equipment (harness, carabiner and descender). Once changed, walk towards the beginning of the canyon and begin your unforgettable experience where no experience at all is required.  Then, depending on the choosen canyon, you will go through laurisilva forests, descending waterfalls (summer season), or jumping from different heights and sliding down natural slides (winter season).

Gran Canaria: Off-Road Day Tour with Optional Lunch

6. Gran Canaria: Off-Road Day Tour with Optional Lunch

Spend an unforgettable day discovering Gran Canaria’s interior on a 4-wheel drive safari that takes you along dirt paths and rural roads. You’ll travel by a fully-equipped jeep with a highly skilled driver and guide, who knows every inch of the route. On this day tour, you’ll head to the very heart of the island and experience why Gran Canaria is referred to as a miniature continent. The tour offers you plenty of opportunities to take photos and there is a stop for an optional lunch to enjoy typical Canarian specialties (costs not included). 

From Playa del Inglés: Jeep Safari to Fataga

7. From Playa del Inglés: Jeep Safari to Fataga

Explore the beautiful landscapes of the south of Gran Canaria on a scenic tour by 6-seater Jeep. Depart from Playa del Inglés and head to Lomos de Pedro. Then, journey along winding roads to get stunning views of the canyons and highest peak of the Arguineguín ravine. Next, travel along a dirt road to the dam at Presa de Chira, from where water is supplied to the Canary Islands from the vast reservoir. Continue uphill to Tunte and be amazed at the different landscape and climate of the hill town and its volcanic surroundings. Visit the charming village of Cercado de Araña and breathe in the scent of the surrounding pine trees. Arrive in Fataga in the Valley of the 1,000 Palm Trees to explore one of the most beautiful villages of the Canary Islands. Return to the south of the island and get dropped off at your pick-up point on arrival.

Gran Canaria: Panorama Tour

8. Gran Canaria: Panorama Tour

Start your day from Maspalomas before taking the scenery filled drive to Mirador las Moscas. On the way, you will enjoy a fantastic break at the famous sand dunes, a place people love to grab some memorable holiday snaps. Continue on your journey to Fataga Village where you will have time to visit the old center, not to mention grab a coffee and use the amenities.  Your next stop on the tour is in San Brtolomé de Tirajana, from which you will be able to reach Ayacata and Tejeda, the highest altitude point in the area. Whilst in the antique center of Tejeda, you can visit a herbal tea museum and try some local herbal infusions. Continuing on, you'll reach the cave houses in Artenara, one of the most important and popular attractions of the island.  On the way to the island in Fontanales, stop at Monte Pavon Mirador, have an optional Canarian lunch, and take some fotos of Las Palmas and Tenerife. Follow the street down to Moya, through the wonderful valley of Los Tilos. Whilst here, visit the church of Moya, and head along the North coast as you watch banana plantations and brave the North Sea. You will cruise through the Capital Las Palmas and take the highway back down South.

Gran Canaria: Full-Day VIP Tour by Bus

9. Gran Canaria: Full-Day VIP Tour by Bus

Climb aboard an air-conditioned bus and pass the typical village of Agüimes in the old aboriginal quarter en route to Guayadeque. Explore the dramatic caves, and then go to an aloe vera plantation to test the plants beneficial properties on your skin. Head north to take a stroll through Firgas. Then, pass small farms of traditional crops in the island's green interior. Marvel at the landscape of canyons and mountains and see the volcanic rock of Roque Nublo. Cross the mountain peak to pass through forests of pine and almond trees, and admire the village of Fataga in the "Valley of a Thousand Palm Trees" to complete your journey.

Gran Canaria: Snorkeling Trip

10. Gran Canaria: Snorkeling Trip

The island of Gran Canaria boasts a diverse range of African, Mediterranean, and Atlantic marine life. Rely on a knowledgeable guide to show you the best snorkel spots and encounter interesting ocean flora and fauna. Begin your snorkel adventure at the diving center in Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria where you will complete basic paperwork and have a pre-snorkel briefing. After your guide prepares the wetsuits and snorkeling equipment, you will drive to one of the local beaches. Learn how to use your equipment and dive in for a guided snorkeling experience during which your guide will lead to the best spots, pointing out and identifying the local marine life. You will be in the water for approximately 1 hour. The total excursion time from start to finish is 3 hours. Following your snorkel session, you will be driven back to the dive center. Local pickups and drop-offs can be arranged but need to be pre-booked. Pickup is available in Mogan, Puerto Rico, and Arguineguin.

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4.5 / 5

based on 877 reviews

I booked only 48 hours beforehand for my birthday whilst in Gran Canaria. Very easy to book & excellent communication. We were picked up and dropped off as advised which allowed us not to worry about drinking and driving! Excellent customer service from all members of staff and once on the boat it was up to you whether you wanted to do other events, or like myself, just sit and enjoy the journey. Sangria, beer & soft drinks, along with lunch, were included in the package I purchased. An additional excellent bar & cocktails were available. My favourite, pina colada with a twist was "the best". Not your usual, and with a beautiful italian cherry on top! We ate, drank and were very merry & I would not hesitate to recommend or even do again.

All very pretty good, had an unforgettable day, but what we liked best was Natalia. A really happy and nice employee who spread the good vibes on the catamaran.

The guide was very friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. The tour covered a few different areas, along with a few 'surprises'. Would definitely recommend.

really worth the event, though from hotel to hotel wasn't 8hrs. might be better to do the 6hr one if you don't want lunch or the camel's.

Super friendly instructor, well planned and so enjoyable recommended anytime. Both activities were just amazing