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Santa Cruz de Tenerife Neighborhood tours

Our most recommended Santa Cruz de Tenerife Neighborhood tours

Las Galletas: Whale & Dolphin Tour with Local Skipper

1. Las Galletas: Whale & Dolphin Tour with Local Skipper

First, choose from an optional pickup from your hotel in Santa Cruz de Tenerife or make your own way to the meeting point at the port. The skipper will welcome you aboard the Cruz del Sur, a spacious 14-meter yacht. Listen as he explains the itinerary of the excursion and gives some information about safety measures. Then, set off to explore the whale and dolphin sighting area off the coast of Tenerife.  As you sail, keep your eyes peeled for these wonderful marine creatures. If you're lucky, you may even see some turtles. After spotting the wildlife, approach the coast and anchor the boat. Enjoy the opportunity to bathe or snorkel in the crystal-clear waters whilst the crew prepares lunch. Snorkeling equipment is provided.  For lunch, enjoy a delicious spread of typical, local food. Later, return to the port, sailing along the coastline and admiring the protected natural site of Punta de Rasca. Arrive at the port and bid farewell to the crew. Either your tour concludes, or you can benefit from the return transfer back to your hotel by selecting the option with hotel pickup and drop-off.

Santa Cruz: North Tenerife Private Guided Tour & Lunch

2. Santa Cruz: North Tenerife Private Guided Tour & Lunch

Discover the most beautiful viewpoints as well as the less touristic places of the island of Tenerife on a private tour. Start with pickup from your hotel. Explore the Pirate Valley with us, discover quaint fishing villages, and admire the imposing Mount Teide and its national park See Tenerife's highlights, but also the hidden, lesser-known gems away from the tourist hotspots on the coast. Within a few hours travel from the hot and partly dry, yellow-reddish south of the island to the lush, green north of Tenerife, stopping wherever there is something to see, discover and experience. Enjoy traditional cuisine for lunch with drinks. After a full day of exploration, be returned to your accomodation.

Tenerife: Anaga UNESCO VIP TOUR

3. Tenerife: Anaga UNESCO VIP TOUR

Enjoy a 5-hour nature and culture tour that takes in the historic sites and natural beauty of Tenerife. This is an opportunity to experience the diversity of the island’s landscapes – from its forests and beaches, to its volcanos and other mountains. Stop along the way to taste Tenerife’s traditional barraquito coffee, and visit a variety of towns that feature the best examples of traditional Canary architecture. A local guide will provide commentary en route about island history, culture and customs. Round-trip transfers from your Santa Cruz accommodation are included in the tour price.

Tenerife: Anaga Rural Park Private Tour

4. Tenerife: Anaga Rural Park Private Tour

Discover one of the last laurel forests in the world on a private tour of Anaga Rural Park, where time appears to have stood still for centuries. Start in the typical fishing village of San Andres, just outside Santa Cruz de Tenerife, near Teseritas Beach. You will be immersed in the natural world almost immediately. Your guide will provide information on the history of one of the oldest sides of Tenerife, sculpted by millions of years of volcanic erosion. Cross the Fayal-Brezal to discover places full of rural traditions, and friendly locals who are always waiting for visitors. Learn the legends and stories of the aboriginals, and the 1st governors who conquered the island. At the summit of Anaga, you will experience one of the best secrets of the Alisio wind; revel in the magic of the humid Laurisilva forest. Then, visit isolated villages that are still lived in by locals to see traditional rural architecture. Enjoy a unique view from a privileged vantage point, directly over a cliff that towers 550 meters above sea level. End with a walk in the UNESCO World Heritage city of San Cristóbal de La Laguna, and discover why it is sometimes referred to as the “Florence of the Canary Islands.”

Tenerife Private Tour: Full-Day Volcanic South

5. Tenerife Private Tour: Full-Day Volcanic South

Enjoy a full-day adventure of South Tenerife, traveling through areas of breathtaking volcanic beauty, where life has adapted and prevailed despite the difficulties posed by the geographical phenomenons. Following a pick-up, transfer by a luxury electric van to the quiet town of Arico Nuevo. Explore a landscape formed millions of years ago by large-scale volcanic activity. Marvel at the colors of the landscape, and the traditional houses that speak of powerful volcanic eruptions that left a mark on the island. Continue to a number of volcanic sites to feast your eyes on different types of volcano. Be blown away by the dramatic formations of the Ensenada Pelada and Montaña Roja volcanoes in El Medano, their striking colors contrasting with the crystal clear coast. Enjoy panoramic views of more than 90 volcanic formations in Arona, and learn the characteristics of the endemic flora.  End with a drive through the Teide National Park, dominated by Mount Teide, Spain’s highest mountain and volcano.

Tenerife Private Tour: Full-Day Historic North

6. 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 Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Jaime was a great guide. His enthusiasm shines through. His local knowledge and ability to speak both German and English to a very high standard was commendable. He strikes a good balance to enable some free time during the trip. You can see that he really wants to give his clients a positive experience. I would recommend this trip if you want to see a corner of tenerife that most people ( probably ) don't get to see. He worked hard all day to ensure our happiness. The fact that he only takes small groups also helped. We didn't have to do a tour of lots of different hotels , picking up and dropping off lots of people beforehand. ( 5 in our group plus jaime ). I normally like to do adventures without paying for a guide, but on this occasion I was happy to do so. I have done a couple of trips with getyourguide and I find that the big coaches and lots of pick ups / drop offs in large coaches ruin my experience. Jaime is self employed and does everything himself. I recommend him. gracias.

We had a wonderful time! The skippers were very knowledgeable! We had the chance to see dolphins and Whales which was such a magical experience! We felt slightly sea sick but were helped by the skippers to feel at ease, they even offered to give us a free lift back to our hotel! I would recommend this tour to everyone going to Tenerife!

This is a private tour with an excellent program. We were picked up from our hotel in the morning, and our guide,Angel, was amazing and kept us entertained the whole time! We had plenty of stops for some short walks and to take a few pictures. All in all, it was a great experience, I highly recommend!

Jaime is an excellent guide & is extremely knowledgeable about Tenerife. We felt like we got to see a side of the island that few others do.

The activities are nice and also the instructor and drivers are excellent