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Santa Cruz de Tenerife UNESCO sites

Our most recommended Santa Cruz de Tenerife UNESCO sites

Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Hiking in the Anaga Mountains

1. Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Hiking in the Anaga Mountains

Discover the Anaga Rural Park forest on a 3.5-hour walk to the volcanic dome close to the hamlet of Taborno, coming down through the magnificent laurel forest of Anaga, a Unesco Biosphere Reserve since 2015. Hike while enjoying amazing views as the path comes out of the forest and approaches the cliffs facing the northeast shore of the island. Taborno is a hamlet right on top of the crane of two different gorges. It is considered a viewpoint hamlet.  Witness the local country life of the island and listen to your guide that will explain the local uses in such an amazing mountain chain. Anaga is one of the places in Tenerife where some aboriginal pre-Hispanic uses have been kept longer. After the walk, lunch will local products will be served.

South Tenerife: San Cristóbal de La Laguna and Anaga Tour

2. South Tenerife: San Cristóbal de La Laguna and Anaga Tour

Start with pickup form Playa de las Américas, and first visit the town of San Cristóbal de La Laguna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site steeped in tradition, legends, and beauty. See the many churches, historical buildings, and charming streets of a town described as the "Florence of the Canary Islands". Then, make your way to Anaga, a volcanic rock formation that is between 7 and 9 million years old. Explore the area's landscapes which are adorned with geological formations such as roques, or old volcanic chimneys and dikes, which are fractures filled with solidified magma forming sheets of rock that look like walls. See beautiful cliff faces and deep ravines. Explore the nearby forests of laurel and dragon trees before returning back to your accommodation.

Tenerife: Guided VIP Group Tour

3. Tenerife: Guided VIP Group Tour

After pick-up, your first stop on this day-long tour will be La Laguna, an important historical center of the island and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, it's on to Candelaria, a fishing town and where you can find a statue of the Candelaria Virgin, patron saint of the Canary Islands, as well as the stunning Candelaria Basilica. This city is an important place of pilgrimage situated in the southeast of the island. Your next visit will be to El Médano, a charming beach with majestic views of the volcanic cone Montana Roja. The next stop, Garachico, is a city blooming with flowering trees and full of fascinating history. Other highlights of your tour include La Orotava and Los Gigantes Cliff. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel, port or apartment.

Tenerife: Teide Volcano and North of the Island VIP Tour

4. Tenerife: Teide Volcano and North of the Island VIP Tour

Visit La Laguna, the first capital of the island of Tenerife, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to the richness of its agriculture and the good state of the old buildings. Go for a walk with your tour guide and learn all about this elegant city while taking beautiful photos of your surroundings.  Next, visit the Esperanza forest on the way to the Teide Volcano. Stop here to taste a delicious coffee known as barraquito before pausing at several different viewpoints throughout the forest to enjoy its beautiful Canarian pines and eucalyptus trees. Then, arrive at the National Park where you will make several stops, steering clear of tourist traps. Heading down, see Chinyero Volcano which saw the last volcanic eruption in Tenerife in 1909. Before arriving at Garachico, stop for lunch where you can try some traditional Canarian food. Garachico is a very elegant town with a rich architectural heritage from the XVI, XVII, and XVIII centuries which deemed it a relevant Site of Cultural Interest in 1994.  Finally, visit Icod de los Vinos where you will see the Millenary Dragon Tree, a very important tree that is more than 1000 years.

Tenerife: Anaga Rural Park Private Tour

5. 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: Teide National Park & Teno Rural Park Private Tour

6. Tenerife: Teide National Park & Teno Rural Park Private Tour

Enjoy a full-day adventure on Tenerife, traveling to the stunning Teide National Park and Teno Rural Park, 2 areas of breathtaking volcanic beauty. Following a pick-up, transfer by a luxury electric van through the forests of canary pine trees. This paradise for hikers boasts some amazing observation points above the clouds. Climb 2,000 meters above sea level to the Teide National Park, dominated by Mount Teide, Spain’s highest mountain and volcano. Feel as if you have stepped onto another planet as you walk around the rocky landscape. With the majesty of Mt. Teide fresh in your mind, travel to the Teno region around noon, stopping at picturesque spots which surround the breathtaking Valley of Masca. Immerse yourself in the traditions and rich gastronomy of the region, and learn about the local way of life in the small hamlets nestled among the hills and forests of Teno Rural Park.

Tenerife: Santa Cruz, La Laguna and Taganana Tour

7. Tenerife: Santa Cruz, La Laguna and Taganana Tour

This excursion will take you to the capital city of Santa Cruz, where you can see both traditional and modern architecture, including the iconic Auditorio de Tenerife. Visit the heart of the city, la Plaza de España. After visiting the modern Santa Cruz you will go to La Laguna, a city declared a historical heritage site by UNESCO. Take a walking tour through the city and you will be astounded by the beauty of the buildings and streets. You will then journey through Las Mercedes mountains, a natural reserve for the sub-tropical Laurel forest, continuing on through the impressive Anaga mountains to arrive at Taganana: a traditional hamlet on the precious northeast coast. In Taganana you can taste the marvelous gastronomy of Tenerife, in a typical seafood restaurant where you can discover the most authentic flavors of the island.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Private Teide National Park Tour

8. Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Private Teide National Park Tour

Teide sunset Vip tour. Probably the most beautiful excursion in Tenerife. It will allow you to reach an altitude of 2,400 meters, in the most visited National Park in Europe, the Teide National Park, where you can observe the majesty of Teide, which with its 3,718 meters is the third highest volcano in the world from its base. The excursion starts from the south of the island, where you will be able to observe the changes in the vegetation as the altitude increases. We will arrive at the highest municipality in Spain: Vilaflor de Chasna, where we will have the opportunity to taste a barraquito (typical coffee of the island). From here we will enter the Natural Park of the Corona Forestal, where we will stop to observe the Pino Gordo, which is the largest of its kind in the world! Crossing the canary pine forests you will have the chance to photograph, with the increase in altitude, several extraordinary landscapes: sea of clouds, lava flows that reach the edge of the road, the western islands (La Gomera, La Palma and El Hierro) until you reach the National Park, which is a World Heritage Site. Here everything changes again! You will be in front of a lunar landscape and vegetation never seen before! We will make several stops at Roques de García and las minas de San José. Finally, we will be on the slope of Pico Viejo to see a paradisiacal sunset. Teide sunset Vip tour will surely thrill you. If you want to know more about possible extras for the excursion, do not hesitate to contact us. We are the best option, always looking for the best prices for our clients. Therefore, if you find a cheaper price, we will match it.

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What people are saying about Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 113 reviews

I highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in visiting the volcano and seeing Garachico, Tenerife's most beautiful city. The group size is ideal, the drive is smooth, and there are no crowds. The whole trip was considerate and informative. Five stars for sure!

Really good trip, the guide was excellent knew every question we asked and told us so much about what was interesting on the way. Next time I will book more trips

It was really fabulous trip for the family like me got younger kids. Bassio showed us a lot views and tell us many information about teide. Really recommend:)

The perfect experience to start the vacation in Tenerife. Excellent guide, excellent van, excellent view We highly recommend this activity.

Nice hike in interesting terrain. Under trees most of the time, so good for those warm days.