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Best of the Canary Islands

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$2,599 per person
Our 9-day itinerary spans two of the Spanish Canary Islands- both Tenerife and La Gomera, but it will still leave you wanting more. Who could blame you? Lush landscapes, dramatic vistas, exotic flora and fauna, 4- and 5-star accommodations, superb food and wines, and a temperate climate all year long. Visit world famous The Teide National Park, La Laguna, and Los Gigates cliffs--and enjoy some of the best stargazing on the planet.

Itinerary Information

Day 1: Welcome to Tenerife

Arrive at Tenerife South where you’ll be met by official guide and private transportation. Once you check into the hotel in the south of the island, the rest of the evening is yours to enjoy. 

Includes: airport meet and greet with private transportation, Sheraton La Caleta or similar hotel 

Day 2: Garachico and Masca

Today is a full day! After breakfast, you’ll be met at the hotel by your guide for the day along with private transportation. Your first stop is at Icod de los Vinos where you can see the oldest dragon tree in Tenerife, the Drago Milenario and visit the quaint old town. Next, you’ll visit Garachico for lunch. Once home to American colonists, this port town served as the gateway for trade between Europe and the New World in the 16th and 17th centuries. The city is defined by its beautiful churches, monasteries, and unique craggy coastline. Last, at an altitude of 600 meters, you’ll visit Masca, whose homes are perched on narrow mountain ridges along with deep cypress and palm tree covered ravines. This is one of the most picturesque parts of the island.

Includes: breakfast, lunch, guided tour with private transportation and official guide

Day 3: Whale and Dolphin Watching

This afternoon, you’ll set out for a group whale watch to spot bottlenose dolphins, pilot whales, and 21 other marine species that are unique to this area. Since these beautiful creatures don’t migrate, visitors are practically guaranteed to spot marine life every day of the year! The night is yours to relax back at the hotel. 

Includes: breakfast, group whale watch

Day 4: Mt Teide

After your included breakfast, you'll enjoy a lesiurely morning to yourself where you can walk around the seaside boardwalk or enjoy the pool with a magnificent view of La Gomera in the background. 

This afternoon you'll visit Las Cañadas National Park, home to Mt. Teide, declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2007. This park is characterized by its unique lunar landscape and flora and fauna, seen nowhere else on earth. Once in the park, pass the Chinyero volcano (site of the last major volcanic eruption in Tenerife in 1909), and stop at Roques de Garcia, where you can admire the view of Mt. Teide from 3,718 meters high.

You'll enjoy the beautiful sunset overlooking the other Canary Islands and can stop to take memorable photos at a few of Mt. Teide’s stunning vistas. Later, you’ll enjoy a tapas dinner, followed by a stargazing session guided by a professional astronomer where you'll be able to gaze stars, planets, galaxies and constallations that you can't see anywhere else on the planet.

Tenerife is one of the best locations on the planet for stargazing because of its clear dark skies, low light pollution and a high altitude.

Includes: breakfast, tour with official guide and transportation, tapas dinner with stargazing

Day 5: The Food and Wine of Tenerife day tour

Today you will be collected from the lobby of your hotel for your full day group tour experiencing the flavors and wines of the island. Start the day at one of the local banana plantations, learning about the cultivation of this fruit and the traditinons of the island. Then visit a a local artisinal wine cellar where you will taste the wines and oils of the region. Afterwards, the tour continues to Bodegas Reveron, one of the most renown wine producers on the island, where you will have a tasting and a local Canarian lunch before returning back to your hotel. Includes: breakfast, tour with official guide and coach transportation, lunch, wine tasting

Day 6: Golf, Siam Park or Loro Parque - Free Day

Today you have many options of what to do! Relax poolside, walk on the beach, go paddleboarding at Los Gigantes, book a round of golf, or perhaps take a bus to the main tourist center on the northern part of the island where you'll have the option of exploring Loro Parque on your own. Loro Parque, recently voted the #1 zoo in Europe by Tripadvisor, is a world-class attraction that was originally intended to be a refuge for parrots. Today, the park houses an immense diversity of animal species, integrated amidst palm trees and other exotic plants. Its commitment to conservation and sustainability has made Loro Parque one of the most recognized zoos in the world, boasting over 44 million visitors since its gates first opened in 1972. Closer to your hotel you have the option of visiting Siam Park, the #1 Water Park in Europe as voted by TripAdvisor!

Includes: breakfast

Day 7: Free Day

Today is yours to enjoy however you wish! You may want to check out your hotel’s spa, gym, or perhaps spend the afternoon shopping in Adeje.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 8: La Gomera

After breakfast at the hotel, visit La Gomera, an island of hidden beauty. Discover and explore this island in chauffeur driven jeeps, enjoying the open air and panoramic views. Enter the Garajonay National Park and be amazed by the ancient rain forest, visit small and tranquil villages, sample traditional Gomeran cuisine in a local restaurant and discover ancient legends whilst witnessing the fascinating whistling language which you can only find on this island.

There is also time to explore San Sebastian, the islands capital city, once visited by Christopher Columbus on his way to discover the new world. Step back in time and discover the unique charm and dramatic scenery of this unspoiled island.

Includes: hotel pick up and drop off by Jeep, ferry transportation to La Gomera, chauffered Jeep transportation within the island, lunch, and a demonstration of the Silbo language.

Day 9: Flight Home - See you next time!

Transfer from your hotel to Tenerife South Airport for your return home. Safe Travels!

Includes: breakfast, airport transfer