THE 5 BEST TOURS IN TENERIFE

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30 July 2021

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The 5 best tours in Tenerife

Land of volcanic dramas, jaw-dropping sunsets and some of the most diverse terrain in Spain, Tenerife is vying to be the adventure capital of the Canary Islands.

 

The colossal inactive volcano of Teide, together with the red-tinged rocks and arid landscapes of the Teide National Park, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is one of the main attractions of Tenerife: Walk, drive or take the cable car of the Teide to the top of the volcano to enjoy stunning views of the Orotava valley and the crater of Mount Chahorra. Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the lively and culturally rich capital of the island, has bars, museums and shops, and serves as a launching pad for day trips to La Gomera, a pristine Canarian island that is home to the Garajonay National Park. .

 

From Playa de las Américas, whale and dolphin watching trips are a popular option with naturalists; while Costa Adeje is the perfect place to snorkel with turtles or learn to dive in the middle of submerged caverns. The popular resort towns of Los Cristianos and Los Gigantes attract travelers looking to relax with pretty marinas and golden beaches.

 

No matter how you explore Tenerife, the island never fails to impress.

 

Today we propose 5 tours or activities that you cannot miss if you come to visit us at Hotel El Duque, in Costa Adeje.

The 5 best tours in Tenerife

WHALE WATCHING CATAMARAN TOUR

 

Sail along the southwestern coast of Tenerife on a 2-hour boat trip in search of whales and dolphins. The ship departs from Puerto Colón, traveling 2-3 miles offshore, where pilot whales are often found.

 

The beautiful marine mammals live permanently in the area and are seen throughout the year. Sailing on a catamaran, you will also pass some fish farms, where smart dolphins are often looking for an easy meal. The crew is very knowledgeable about all the whales and the rest of the marine life of Tenerife.

 

As you sail, you will also learn about the huge squid that can grow up to 12 meters long and live at depths of up to 800 meters between Tenerife and La Gomera.

The 5 best tours in Tenerife
The 5 best tours in Tenerife

KAYAK AND SNORKELING WITH TURTLES

 

Set out on a 2.5-hour kayak adventure and get up close to Tenerife’s dolphins and turtles in their natural habitat.

 

See these amazing creatures from a boat. Discover the extraordinary feeling of being surrounded by up to 30 dolphins that sometimes begin to jump in the air. The waters that bathe the shores of this island are home to up to five different species of dolphins, including the bottlenose dolphin. This is the perfect place to marvel at these adorable beings.

 

While the bottlenose dolphin is the easiest to spot, other species inhabit the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, for example, the narrow-nosed dolphin, the striped dolphin, and the common dolphin. Since these are wild animals, sightings cannot be guaranteed, but there is a 95% chance that you will encounter them during the excursion.

The 5 best tours in Tenerife

TOUR THROUGH THE ISLAND OF LA GOMERA

 

You will travel back in time on a tour from the south of Tenerife to the nearby island of La Gomera.

 

There you will discover a virgin island that is lost in time, so beautiful and wonderful that you will want to stay forever. You will get on the fast ferry that will take you to San Sebastián de La Gomera.

 

Afterwards, you will drive from the capital through the Hermigua valley to the Garajonay National Park. You will travel through the forest of “El Cedro” where you will be fascinated by its unique vegetation.

 

You will enjoy lunch at the highest point on the island while witnessing a display of how the locals use their unique whistling language, known as “rubber whistle.” Formerly they used it as a means of communication in highland crops. Today, this language is still studied in schools.

The 5 best tours in Tenerife

PARAGLIDING IN TÁMDEN

 

Enjoy a paragliding flight 750 meters above the ground with an experienced instructor. Take to the sky in Ifonche or Taucho and fly over interesting places such as the Ifonche park, the Barranco del Infierno or the rock formations of Roque del Conde. Admire the incredible views with a simple and safe activity. Experience new emotions and take home memories that you will never forget.

The 5 best tours in Tenerife
The 5 best tours in Tenerife

GUIDED TOUR WITH WINE AND CHEESE TASTING OF THE ISLAND

 

Discover the unique characteristics of Canarian wines and their grape varieties grown in volcanic soil on this tour, which includes a tasting of four wines and four cheeses. Enjoy regional wines paired with artisan goat cheeses from the Canary Islands.

 

 

 

These are five of the best tours, which we have selected, to enjoy the island of Tenerife like never before. There are many activities with or without a guide that you can do. Get in touch with the reception of our hotel and we will be happy to help you.

 

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