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Puerto de la Cruz National parks

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Tenerife: Mount Teide Tour with Cable Car Ticket & Transfer

1. Tenerife: Mount Teide Tour with Cable Car Ticket & Transfer

Join a day trip from Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Teide National Park, home to Mt. Teide, Spain’s tallest peak at 12,198 feet (3,718 meters). Following pickup from your hotel, head to the park, and explore its lunar landscapes. Take a cable car to the peak and enjoy time at leisure to soak up the views. After getting picked up in the selected location, visit the largest national park in the Canary Islands and experience a volcanic landscape of unrivaled beauty with your Mount Teide cable car ticket. Forget the car and contribute to a sustainable Teide. By choosing group transport, beat overcrowding in the vehicle parking zones inside the national park which, as a conservation measure, are small and unsuitable for expansion. From the base station, board the cable car for the 8-minute ride up to the highest peak in Spain. The cable car’s upper station, at 3,555 meters, is the point of departure for 3 interesting trails for hiking enthusiasts. There are paths to Pico Viejo Lookout and La Fortaleza Lookout, where you’ll have spectacular views of the north and south of the island. The Telesforo Bravo path leads to the highest point of the volcano, at an altitude of 3,718 meters. To visit the peak you must apply for a permit in advance.

From Puerto de la Cruz: Teide and Masca VIP Tour

2. 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.

Teide and Northern Tenerife: Grand Tour

3. Teide and Northern Tenerife: Grand Tour

Discover some of Tenerife's most extraordinary locations like El Teide National Park, the lava pools of Garachico, and the mountain village of Masca. Learn about the island's history along the way. Begin your tour at the magnificent World Heritage Site, El Teide National Park. See the impressive lava formations of the Los Roques de Garcia and learn about the natural history of the park with views of Spain's highest point, Mount Teide. Continue to the charming town of Icod de los Vinos and see the ancient Dragon Tree – the centuries-old dracaena tree. Visit Garachico, a town partly destroyed by a volcanic eruption in 1706, and admire the typical Canarian architecture and unique lava pools. Enjoy the stunning scenery en route to the dramatic mountain village of Masca. Soak in the views of the lush valley and the breathtaking blue sea in the distance. Then, pass by the vibrant city of Santiago del Teide on your way back to your hotel.

Full-Day Gomera Jeep Safari from Puerto de La Cruz

4. Full-Day Gomera Jeep Safari from Puerto de La Cruz

On this full-day Jeep safari, you’ll see the island of Gomera in a unique way. Your 9-hour tour begins in the morning with a crossing by ship to San Sebastián de la Gomera. The island of Gomera has much to offer, including its stunning natural landscapes, its people, the Garajonay National Park and the cultural heritage of its whistling language. You’ll also have time to enjoy the taste of local foods and to visit the most picturesque villages. At each stop the driver will tell about the places you visit. Discover the island that was the bridge to the discovery of the New World.

Tenerife: Mount Teide Observatory Guided Tour

5. Tenerife: Mount Teide Observatory Guided Tour

Learn how an observatory works on a 1.5-hour tour of Mount Teide Observatory on Spain’s tallest mountain and discover one of the highest volcanoes in the world. The Canary Islands has been named one of the 3 best spots in the world to observe the sky (along with Chile and Hawaii) and the Teide Observatory is currently the largest solar observatory in the world. It contains many solar and nocturnal telescopes, owned by various European countries. After an introduction about the different areas of the observatory, watch a short video about the Canary Islands' sky and learn how the scopes work at night. Then, an astronomy expert will explain what astrophysics is and how astrophysics work. Observe the sun through 2 different scopes; one to see the sunspots and the other for solar flares. Get into a professional scope to explore its history and understand how it works.

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What people are saying about Puerto de la Cruz

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 50 reviews

Highly recommended experience. The views are out of this world. Amazing tour Guide Benjamin, very informative and funny. Great singing voice. Excellent company, very personal service. Great price on excursions. Definitely use this company again. Great communication to sort out pick up destination and times.

Our tour guide Miguel told many exciting details of Canarian traditions and history, so that the driving distances between the highlights were very entertaining. Fortunately, he also spoke German, although the booked trip would only have been in English. All in all an entertaining pleasure.

Overall, a very good tour if you want to see the National Park El Teide and some things to the south and then back up north from Puerto de la Cruz without a car. Highly recommended, good value for money.

Very well organised with a great host Well worth a visit whilst visiting Tenerife breath taking views of Spains highest Mountain.

great scenery! was expecting cable car ride but weather didnt permit. A refund is promised though. Overall wonderful experience