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Fuerteventura: Island Highlights Guided Sightseeing Tour

1. Fuerteventura: Island Highlights Guided Sightseeing Tour

Discover the sunny island of Fuerteventura's hotspots during an average 7 hours tour... An incredibly beautiful day together with a maximum of 8 people. Explore the highlights of the island. Sit relaxed in our brand new air-conditioned minibus and view and walk on the local white natural beaches, ancient natural caves, Canarian old villages and high mountains/volcanoes. See limestone formations, large natural caves and white beaches with crystal clear waters. . You will be picked up from your pick-up point by our multilingual local guide. Enjoy our photo stops, go for a stroll, or grab a cup of coffee, and enjoy a stop for a local inexpensive lunch. Admire amazing mountains, volcanoes, the south 30 kilometers surf beach Sotavento, the famous coral sand dunes & popcorn beaches of Corralejo & El Cotillo, and visit the natural swimming pools and white beaches on the North Shore. Panorama views all day! See or walk on the limestone formations aor perhaps have a relax walk to the natural caves in Ajuy (no obligations), and an amazing relaxing walk or shopping in/around the beautiful former capital Betancuria from, one of the oldest capital villages (1404) in the Canary Islands & one of the most beautiful villages in Spain. We have been doing tours for years at the request of friends & holidaymakers. This tour has all the ingredients to make it an extremely successful day together with our funny guides. The tour is not too long and not too short and on our sightseeing trip you will encounter everything the island has to offer... from old buildings to animals... We are not going to reveal more now. It is up to you to discover it with the best international local funny guide Andre who has been for years in beauteful Fuerteventura.

Fuerteventura: Panoramic Tour

2. Fuerteventura: Panoramic Tour

Discover the Island of Fuerteventura on a day tour. Learn about the area's distinct culture, walk along a dune path, and visit the Natural Park of Betancuria. Begin your day with a pickup at your hotel in Corralejo, Lajares, Villaverde, or Cotillo, and hear a short briefing about the day's itinerary from your driver. From Corralejo, drive to the Sand Dunes Natural Park and admire the dunes that slide into the ocean. Take time to explore before a scenic ride along the eastern coast of Fuerteventura, passing through Puerto del Rosario, quaint villages, ancient volcanoes, lava flows, and desert landscapes.  Stroll along the white shores of Sotavento beach, in the southeast of the island. Admire the beautiful lagoons and capture the best panoramic shots on the road across the central mountains to Pájara, a quaint rural town. Stop for lunch in Ajuy, a picturesque fishing village, and try the local seafood. Visit the black sand beach or explore the exciting caves only a 30-minute walk away. Cross the Natural Park of Betancuria, the oldest part of the island, which offers broad views over the Canyon of La Peñita. Follow the winding streets of Betancuria, the first Castilian settlement in the Canary Islands and the ancient capital of Fuerteventura. Keep an eye out for the island's native birds, such as falcons, eagles, hawks, and vultures.  Finally, witness stunning views of the Tindaya mountain (also known as the "Sacred Mountain"). 

Fuerteventura: Full Day Tour with Lunch

3. Fuerteventura: Full Day Tour with Lunch

You will begin your route towards Pájara, a small oasis among barren mountains. From here you will have views of its church, which is complete with an Aztec-style façade. You will then visit Tiscamanita, stopping at an aloe vera production plant where it is possible to see where this product is created out of agave plants on the island. Next up, you will continue to Betancuria, where you will visit the Casa Santa Maria, a traditional house which collects samples and customs of the inhabitants of the island. Lunch will then be en-route to your next destination, where delicious and traditional dishes will be waiting you. After lunch you will continue the route passing the Mirador de “los Guanches” on the way to the north, before reaching Oliva. Once here you will have a panoramic view of the House of the Colonels, a former residence of the island’s authorities. Afterwards, you can see the beautiful beaches of the Dunes of Corralejo, complete with a photo-stop. This idyllic beach has been a natural setting for various Hollywood production films.

Fuerteventura: Discovery Tour

4. Fuerteventura: Discovery Tour

Discover the island of Fuerteventura on this incredible full-day tour. After pickup at your hotel in Corralejo, Cotillo, or Caleta de Fuste, start your day with a visit to the little village of Tiscamanita. Stop at an aloe vera plantation and see the island’s agave plantations.  Next you’ll visit Pájara, a small oasis among barren mountains. Admire the views of the church, with its distinctive Aztec-style facade. Continue to Betancuria village to stop at the Casa Santa Maria, a house that showcases traditional crafts made by the inhabitants of the island. Then enjoy a delicious lunch. After lunch, pass the Mirador de los Guanches on the way to the north. Finally you’ll reach the Oliva, where you’ll have panoramic views of the House of the Colonels, former residence of the island’s authorities. At the end of your full-day tour, you’ll be dropped off at your hotel.

Fuerteventura: Island Flavors Full-day Tour

5. Fuerteventura: Island Flavors Full-day Tour

Tour the island of Fuerteventura in an air-conditioned vehicle. Get off the beaten track and visit places unchanged and unspoiled over the time.  After you are picked up from your hotel, you’ll head to an aloe vera farm where you will learn about the properties of this miraculous plant, considered as the queen of medicinal plants.  Next you’ll admire the Entallada Lighthouse, the nearest point of the Canary Islands to the African continent. Then visit the “Esparragal” bio farm and taste their olive oil, tomatoes and other naturally-grown products. You’ll also learn about the life and traditions of the Canarian people living in the countryside.  You will visit the scenic villages of Pajara and Betancuria, making a stop at one of the best goat farms and cheese shops on the island, and enjoy a tasting of their produce. For lunch, enjoy a meal of tapas in an authentic local restaurant (not included on the price). The last spot of the day is the famous cheese museum located in the village of Antigua. At the end of the day you’ll be dropped back to your hotel.

From Lanzarote: Fuerteventura Day Trip

6. From Lanzarote: Fuerteventura Day Trip

Discover the top Fuerteventura highlights on a full-day tour departing from the Playa Blanca Harbor in Lanzarote. Enjoy a scenic 35-minute cruise to Corralejo Harbor in Fuerteventura. Visit the the village of La Oliva and stop in at the Candelaria church. Admire the church's traditional Canarian architecture dating back to the 18th century. Travel to Tefía and the village of Betancuria, the one-time capital of the island. Enjoy free time to explore the cobbled streets of the village and stop in at a traditional eatery for lunch.  Then continue on to a traditional farm-museum that houses a number of different animals and its own cheese-making operation. Sample some of the delicious locally-produced products before traveling northward along the coast to the Dunes of Corralejo natural park. Pause to take photos of the magnificent sloping dune beaches and turquoise waters.

From Lanzarote: Fuerteventura Tour

7. From Lanzarote: Fuerteventura Tour

Our excursion to Fuerteventura starts by picking up tourists in Lanzarote and heading to the jetty in Playa Blanca, where a guide will take us to Fuerteventura. We visit the Finca de Aloe Vera and pass through the sacred mountain Tindaya before exploring Betancuria, the first capital of the island. The tour continues to the Betancuria mountain range, Pájara, and Antigua, where we visit famous factories and enjoy lunch in the Santa Ines Valley. The excursion also includes a stop at the Corralejo Dunes to admire the impressive landscape. The tour offers a unique opportunity to explore the beauty and history of Fuerteventura, including its cultural landmarks, natural attractions, and picturesque landscapes. It is a memorable experience for those looking to discover the charms of this Canary Island.

E-bike excursion North coast (Connection with the island)

8. E-bike excursion North coast (Connection with the island)

The north coast of Fuerteventura is a little explored part of the island and full of incredible beaches and dream landscapes. With its crystal clear waters, white sand beaches and unique rock formations, it is a perfect place for an electric bike excursion. On this excursion, you will travel along the north coast by electric bike, allowing you to enjoy the scenery without having to worry about the effort. The tour begins at your hotel, where you will be picked up by van. From there, you will head to the north coast to start the electric bike route from there. Along the way, you will enjoy stunning views of the sea, beaches and towns. You will visit some of the most beautiful beaches on the north coast, such as Pop Corn Beach, Natural Pools and Tostón Beach. In addition to enjoying the natural beauty of the north coast, you will also learn about the history and culture of the area. This excursion is a great way to experience the north coast of Fuerteventura. It is a fun and affordable activity that is suitable for people of all ages (14 and up) and suitable for all fitness levels.

Fuerteventura: Private Vip tour

9. Fuerteventura: Private Vip tour

Welcome to an unforgettable journey through Fuerteventura, tailor-made just for you. A luxurious, modern off-road vehicle ensures not only comfort but also safety during exploration. Our guide, a photography enthusiast, will help you capture the most beautiful moments of this magical place. The tour route is carefully adjusted to your preferences, allowing you to discover what fascinates you the most. Explore non-commercial, hidden treasures of the island at your own pace, in a friendly and warm atmosphere. It's not just a trip, it's a unique experience that will stay with you forever.

Fuerteventura Private Panoramic island tour. Max 8 travelers

10. Fuerteventura Private Panoramic island tour. Max 8 travelers

Explore the Marvelous beaches and landscapes on this full-day tour, carefully designed through our years of experience in tourism. Its a marveless tour! It's a tailor-made tour, we can discuss where to go in the morning! Visiting, including free time, beautiful villages such as Corralejo, El Cotillo, Ajuy, Pajara, Betancuria, Tuineje, Moro Jable, Sotavento ... Many photo stops at panoramic viewpoints (up to 700 meters high) included. With a maximum of 8 travelers exploring the biggest volcanoes and cool stops at the most unbelievable viewpoints, called miradors, and of course not to be missed are the most white beaches in the north and the natural swimming pools. In Betancuria we have time to visit the old capital from 1404 on foot. Free time for a coffee and to visit Santa Maria Church, if open. We definitely go to the shortest vieuwpoint with Africa and stop there for the incredible view. Taking photos should not be forgotten here. Walking on the popcorn beaches in the north, Corralejo with breathtaking views of the islands of Lobos and Lanzarote. And don't forget the crystal clear water. For walkers we have time to walk to the caves in Ajuy or no walkers can relax on the beach with a sangria.. Of course there is also free time for hungry and thirsty travelers. Last but not least to summarize... It is a wonderful tour and the best way to discover the real Fuerteventura and its history, told by our local guides who speak your language fluently. Guided tours are provided in multiple languages, such as Dutch, English, French, German and Spanish. See you soon for an unforgettable experience.

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4.3
(10 reviews)

Andrew was a great guide : informative and funny and answered all our questions. His enthusiasm and love of the island was evident. We were lucky to have the front seats in the car/ minibus so had lovely views all the way. The tour covered all the areas of the island we wanted to see with a few stops for photos. The stop in Ajuy was longer allowing a visit to the caves and lunch if required. Pick up and drop off was from our hotel in Caleta de Fueste with good communication re pick up times etc. I would highly recommend this tour for those wanting an overview of the island who don’t fancy hiring a car; some if the roads are very steep and bendy with cyclists speeding down the hills so an experienced driver was a real asset allowing us to enjoy the views.

This was our first time in Fuerteventura, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of “sights” but we had a really great experience and saw everything that this island has to offer, our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly, we were well looked after, thank you

We are delighted of our trip today. Andrew is great guide of Fuerteventura. He answered all our questions, great knowledge about places which we visited during the trip. We fully enjoyed and recommended this adventure 👍👍👍

Great tour! Our guide is very knowledgeable. The driving was also pleasant and safe.

Good educational day learnt a lot about the island excellent day out