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Excursions 3 – LAND BASED EXCURSIONS

 

1.  Tenerife by Night – Stargazing

This fantastic tour combines two unforgettable Teide experiences into one — A sunset viewing trip, followed by a truly breathtaking stargazing experience.

Teide by Night Excursion Stargazing

Save yourself time and research and get expert advice from a guide. The tour starts at the best spot in the Mount Teide National Park to enjoy the sunset. Then as the sky darkens, your guide will help to expand your astronomy knowledge and teach you all about star constellations and how to navigate the night sky. The almost complete lack of light pollution in the National Park guarantees the most spectacularly clear views of the night sky, dominated by the impressive ‘Milky Way’ galaxy.

Teide by Night Excursion - Sunset Champagne Toast

Heading out at 2.30pm, the entire trip lasts 9 hours. Free pick up and drop off is available anywhere on the south coast between Los Cristianos and Los Gigantes. You will travel in comfort in an air-conditioned coach with live commentary on-board. A glass of bubbly, wine and bottled water is included.

Prices start from €55 per person.  For bookings and further info, visit:  https://teidebynight.com/en/

2.  Quad Safari

Get on board with the first company to offer Quad Bike excursions in Tenerife back in 1997.

Quad Safari Excursion Tenerife

Conveniently located in the South of Tenerife, Quad Safari offer a variety of routes depending on your interests and ability, taking in the breath-taking scenery of Adeje, Arona or Vilaflor, ranging from volcanic terrain, forests or desert backdrops.

Many of their customers are repeat visitors who come back for their 2nd or 3rd trip or who recommend them to friends and family. Quad Safari also offers free pickup for selected areas, or they will reimburse you €5 towards your taxi fare.

N.B. A Driving Licence is required as every route includes journeys on public roads.

For more info or to book, please visit:  http://www.quad-tenerife.com/index.php

 3.  Top Buggy Adventure

Why not discover Tenerife in a fun and adventurous way? Swap the crowded tour coaches and get on board for a self-drive buggy excursion, led by a professional guide. Choose from one of three amazing routes, including the stunning Teide National Park, the scenic route between Playa De Las Americas and La Caleta, or perhaps the coastal road between Los Gigantes and Las Americas. Each route has something different to offer.

Top Buggy Tours Tenerife

With a maximum of 8 buggies per trip, crowds are never a problem. The starting point is conveniently located in Costa Adeje. Insurance is included and all participants will have a ‘test drive’ around the car park supervised by a professional guide to familiarise you with driving the buggies before heading out for the trip of a lifetime!

N.B.  a car driving licence is required as every route includes journeys on public roads.

For more info, visit their Facebook page here:  https://www.facebook.com/TopBuggyAdventureTenerife/

Or you can make bookings and check out reviews on Tripadvisor:  https://www.tripadvisor.com/AttractionProductReview-g230096-d14037922-Top_Buggy_Adventure_from_Costa_Adeje-Arona_Tenerife_Canary_Islands.html

4.  Mount Teide & Masca Valley Tour by Coach

The impressive landscapes of Tenerife’s Western region are a must-see, but they can be tricky get to without a private vehicle. This tour by air-conditioned coach covers the main highlights in just a day, whilst a professional guide brings the sights to life. Explore Mount Teide National Park, visit Garachico, see the Dragon Tree, and enjoy a stroll in the mountain-ridge village of Masca. Transfers are included from either North or South Tenerife. The only additional cost is lunch.

Mount Teide & Masca Trip - Masca Valley

Mount Teide and Masca Trip

For bookings or more information, visit:  https://www.tripadvisor.com/AttractionProductReview-g230096-d11453945-Mt_Teide_and_Masca_Valley_Tour_in_Tenerife-Arona_Tenerife_Canary_Islands.html

5.  El Teide National Park – Half Day Tour

No visit to Tenerife is really complete without a visit to its most imposing natural landmark: Mount Teide. This professional guided tour allows you to explore the park in just a few hours.

Travelling by air-conditioned coach with live commentary during the journey, the first stop is in Vilaflor, a picturesque mountain village en-route to the national park, where you will have a chance to grab a coffee or a drink at a local cafe. The trip then continues up to Teide National Park for a 3 hour stop. From the foot of the volcano, the views of Mt. Teide, Spain’s highest peak, are unforgettable. Take in the lava-shaped landscapes of Las Cañadas and the gnarled rock pinnacles of Roques de García. Those with a head for heights can even take the cable car to the summit of Mt Teide (additional cost not included in tour price and subject to queues/weather/availability).

Teide National Park Half Day Trip

On the return journey, enjoy a stop in Chio at another local cafe, to get a drink or snack or to use the facilities.

Pick up and drop off is available from various meeting points in Tenerife South.

For bookings or more info, visit:   https://www.tripadvisor.com/AttractionProductReview-g230096-d12061747-El_Teide_National_Park_Half_Day_Tour-Arona_Tenerife_Canary_Islands.html

6.  Teide & North Tenerife – An Island of Contrasts and Wines

Fortunately for the more adventurous visitors, Tenerife offers far more than just beaches and nightlife. This full day tour will take you through the island’s rugged interiors, with volcanic landscapes and beautiful views. The ininerary also includes a stop at a family-owned winery where you can enjoy a typical Canarian lunch whilst enjoying some local wines.

The trip includes stops at ‘La Esperanza’ forest and the Nature Reserve ‘Corona Forestral’, Teide National Park, Orotava Valley and ‘Casa de Vino’ en El Sauzal.

Tenerife & North Wines Trip

Tenerife & North Wine Sampling Trip

For bookings or more info, visit:   https://www.tripadvisor.com/AttractionProductReview-g230096-d15217374-SHORE_EXPERIENCE_TEIDE_and_NORTH_an_island_of_contrasts_and_wines-Arona_Tenerife_C.html

7.  La Gomera Island Day Trip

Explore the wonderful little Canarian Island of La Gomera at your own pace for a day. Get the most out of this scenic island with a guided tour of its capital San Sebastian, plus various other highlights. Enjoy some of the most spectacular scenery available anywhere in Europe.

La Gomera Valle Gran Rey

The trip includes lunch with wine, ferries to/from Los Cristianos, Tenerife and all transport in La Gomera, plus transfers to/from Los Cristianos ferry terminal from your hotel or apartment in Tenerife. You will also have a short while in the capital San Sebastian to explore on your own.

For bookings and more info, visit:   https://www.tripadvisor.com/AttractionProductReview-g230096-d11459285-La_Gomera_Day_Trip_from_Tenerife-Arona_Tenerife_Canary_Islands.html

8.  El Hierro Island – Full Day Tour

Spend a day discovering the UNESCO-recognised island of El Hierro. Accompanied by a qualified guide, you will experience the best that El Hierro has to offer. Highlights include Valverde, Jimana viewpoint and the enchanting Laurisilva forest. You will soon fall in love with this beautiful little Canary island.

El Hierro Island

Highlights of the trip in an air-conditioned coach include Mirador de la Pena, Mirador de Jimana, City of La Frontera, La Maceta natural pool, Hotel Puntagrande and Iglesia de la Concepcion. A local lunch is available in La Frontera (at additional cost). Ferries and land transport included.

For bookings or more info, visit:  https://www.tripadvisor.com/AttractionProductReview-g230096-d13009412-El_Hierro_full_day_tour_from_Tenerife-Arona_Tenerife_Canary_Islands.html

9.  Astronomy Small Group Tour of Tenerife Teide Observatory

Immerse yourself in a full-day excursion to the Teide Astronomical Observatory and enjoy something most tourists never get to see. This trip includes a guided tour of the solar observatory, which is the largest in the world. You will get to try using a long-range telescope to study the night sky above the El Teide National Park. The trip also includes a ride in the Mt. Teide Cable Car to the base of the summit. Warm clothes and footwear are a must for this trip!

Teide Observatory Tenerife

For bookings or more info, visit:   https://www.tripadvisor.com/AttractionProductReview-g230096-d12942733-Astronomic_Small_Group_Tour_on_Tenerife_Teide_Observatory-Arona_Tenerife_Canary_Is.html

10.  Tenerife Full Island Tour (excluding Mt. Teide)

This full day tour provides visitors with a comprehensive taste of the best that Tenerife has to offer. Please note that this trip does not include a visit to Mt. Teide or the National Park, for which separate dedicated trips are available (see Contents Index at the top of the page).

The highlights of this informative trip include Los Gigantes cliffs, Parque del Drago, Orotava Valley, Muelle Pesquero Puerto de la Cruz and Plaza de Patrona de Canarias in Candelaria. Benefit from round-trip transport from your hotel and will learn of Canarian history and culture from your guide.

Tenerife La Orotava Valley

For bookings and more info, visit:   https://www.tripadvisor.com/AttractionProductReview-g230096-d11478369-Tenerife_Full_Island_Tour-Arona_Tenerife_Canary_Islands.html

11.   Teide National Park Tour (inc. cable car – optional)

On this half-day guided tour you will get to explore one of the most magnificent places on earth, set against the backdrop of Spain’s highest volcanic peak, Mt. Teide.  Navigate through pine forests and an out-of-this-world landscape on windy mountain roads, leading to El Teide National Park. Weather permitting, you can jump in a cable car—(at additional cost)—and ride up to the mountain’s peak, where you can take in the spectacular views of Tenerife and the other Canary Islands.

Teide National Park Tour

For bookings or more info, visit:  https://www.tripadvisor.com/AttractionProductReview-g230096-d13608578-Teide_National_Park_with_Optional_Cable_Car-Arona_Tenerife_Canary_Islands.html

12. Tenerife Gastronomy Tour with 2 Winery Visits and a 4 course lunch

Wine and food lovers will definitely enjoy this unique trip, whilst becoming familiar with the island’s gastronomy on this 8 hour tour.

Bodegas Monje Tenerife Winery Gastronomy Tour

Your first stop will be in the UNESCO listed historic former capital San Cristobal de La Laguna, where you will have 1 hour to stroll through the old buildings, narrow streets and cobblestoned walkways. You will then be taken to the ‘Casa de Vino’ Museum, winery and tasca, where you will learn more about Tenerife’s historical wine industry whilst sampling local wines, cheese and dates. The trip then continues to ‘Bodegas Monje’, a famous Tenerife winery, where you will have the opportunity to tour the vineyard and wine production areas, before enjoying a delicious 4 course meal, accompanied, of course, by more wine! Then, on the return trip, there will be a short stop in the delightful fishing village of Candelaria, where you will learn about its religious history and check out the main sights.

San Cristobal de La Laguna Gastronomy Tour

To book or for more info, visit:  https://www.tripadvisor.com/AttractionProductReview-g230096-d11478290-Tenerife_Gastronomy_Tour_with_Two_Winery_Visits_and_4_Course_Lunch-Arona_Tenerife_.html

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