Gran Canaria
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Our most recommended Gran Canaria Day Trips

Gran Canaria: Horse Riding Excursion

1. Gran Canaria: Horse Riding Excursion

Embark on an excursion of a duration of 1 hour or 2 hours, depending on the option selected. First get acquainted with your surefooted and gentle horses, with companions suitable for all ages and levels of horseriding ability. With your expert guide, set off on the mountain trails and discover the beautiful and rugged volcanic landscape of Gran Canaria. See tropical plantations, the sight of large sand dunes in the distance, and admire the vista of Maspalomas Beach. Arrive back at the ranch, where you can purchase a refreshing drink and some snacks. Feel free to visit the farm animals who live onsite, before your activity finishes.

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Gran Canaria: Camel Ride in the Dunes of Maspalomas

2. Gran Canaria: Camel Ride in the Dunes of Maspalomas

Feel like a desert scout as you ride a gentle camel along the seemingly endless dunes of Maspalomas. The camels are fitted with comfortable 2-seater saddles, so you don’t need to ride on the hump. The ride on these gentle giants lasts for around 30 minutes and you’ll be accompanied by Saharawi guides. Enjoy this unique way to discover the desert landscapes of Gran Canaria. 

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Gran Canaria: Luxury Catamaran Cruise with Food and Drinks

3. Gran Canaria: Luxury Catamaran Cruise with Food and Drinks

Cruise along the southwestern coastline of Gran Canaria. Relax in style and take in views of beautiful beaches and dramatic cliffs and coves. Enjoy 4.5 hours of relaxation, fun, and adventure on an award-winning luxury catamaran.  Head out with the captain on a speedboat ride. Swim and snorkel, or take advantage of the discounts on donut rides, or on jet skiing and parasailing experiences. Enjoy a delicious buffet prepared for you by the crew. Savor traditional potatoes served with mojo sauce, chicken in Italian sauce, and a choice of salads and bread rolls. Drinks are always available: choose from sangria, beer, soft drinks, juice, and water.

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Gran Canaria: Panorama Tour

4. Gran Canaria: Panorama Tour

Start your day from Maspalomas before taking the scenery filled drive to Mirador las Moscas. On the way, you will enjoy a fantastic break at the famous sand dunes, a place people love to grab some memorable holiday snaps. Continue on your journey to Fataga Village where you will have time to visit the old center, not to mention grab a coffee and use the amenities.  Your next stop on the tour is in San Brtolomé de Tirajana, from which you will be able to reach Ayacata and Tejeda, the highest altitude point in the area. Whilst in the antique center of Tejeda, you can visit a herbal tea museum and try some local herbal infusions. Continuing on, you'll reach the cave houses in Artenara, one of the most important and popular attractions of the island.  On the way to the island in Fontanales, stop at Monte Pavon Mirador, have an optional Canarian lunch, and take some fotos of Las Palmas and Tenerife. Follow the street down to Moya, through the wonderful valley of Los Tilos. Whilst here, visit the church of Moya, and head along the North coast as you watch banana plantations and brave the North Sea. You will cruise through the Capital Las Palmas and take the highway back down South.

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Gran Canaria: Canyoning Trip

5. Gran Canaria: Canyoning Trip

Embark on a canyoning adventure: descend into a canyon, travel through the water course and enjoy exercises such as walking, jumping, swimming, abseiling. You will be dressed with neopren, helmet, and security personal equipment (harness, carabiner and descender). Once changed, walk towards the beginning of the canyon and begin your unforgettable experience where no experience at all is required.  Then, depending on the choosen canyon, you will go through laurisilva forests, descending waterfalls (summer season), or jumping from different heights and sliding down natural slides (winter season).

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Gran Canaria: Off-Road Jeep Safari With Lunch

6. Gran Canaria: Off-Road Jeep Safari With Lunch

Enjoy the captivating scenery of Gran Canaria on an off-road jeep adventure. Discover an amazing mix of history and beautiful natural scenery. Get picked up from your accommodations and go off-road in a jeep from Salobre to Lake Chira. Take in the spectacular views of Roque Noblo. Rest up with a coffee break in Tirajana and visit the town's historic church. Drive through the Valley of the Thousand Palms to the captivating village of Fataga. Dine on Canarian food on a terrace with spectacular views. Have a last stop at Mirador Las Moscas before getting dropped off back at your hotel.

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Gran Canaria: 4-Hour Sail Boat Trip from Puerto de Mogán

7. Gran Canaria: 4-Hour Sail Boat Trip from Puerto de Mogán

This tour offers you the unique opportunity to enjoy the waters of the Atlantic Ocean in the south of Gran Canaria on board a 10-person capacity sailboat. The excursion lasts 4 hours and starts at Puerto de Mogán at 9:30am. Enjoy delicious food and drinks during the journey. Relax and enjoy the cruise as a normal passenger, or become one of the crew members and learn how to steer the boat. Snorkelling equipment is included and during the trip you will stop at one of the beautiful beaches in the South Coast of Gran Canaria - such as Playa Perchel, Veneguera, Playa Ambar, Tasarte, or Tasartico. As well as all this, you will be able to admire the wonderful views of the southern coast. If you are lucky you may also see some turtles or dolphins.

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Las Palmas: Las Canteras Beach 3-Hour Snorkeling Trip

8. Las Palmas: Las Canteras Beach 3-Hour Snorkeling Trip

Take a trip beneath the crystal clear waters of Las Canteras off the coast of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. and see a menagerie of lively ocean life. As you explore the seabed, your knowledgeable guides will make sure that you're comfortable and safe at all times. Meet your guide at Las Canteras beach. Jump into the water after putting on your equipment and receiving a brief safety tutorial. Once underwater, you’ll be immersed in a world of aquatic beauty.  See some of the octopi, parrotfish, sea cucumbers, rays, and other fish that are native to the area. Spot marine life hiding in the rocks with the help of your eagle-eyed guide. Use small identification boards to make it easier to identify different species of fish. Learn about the geology and ecosystem off of the Playa de Las Canteras. Snorkelers of all levels will find this excursion to be fun and fascinating. Spend 1 to 1.5 hours in the water, reaching a maximum depth of 5 meters. Enjoy refreshments of water and fresh fruit after your tour.

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Gran Canaria: 1 to 3 Person Parasail over Anfi Beach

9. Gran Canaria: 1 to 3 Person Parasail over Anfi Beach

Enjoy unobstructed bird's-eye views of Gran Canaria as you fly above the sea accompanied by one or two friends on this breathtaking parasailing adventure. Begin your activity with a brief introduction and safety review, and then you’ll be ready to take to the air. Embark on a boat which will take you out to sea. When you reach the parasailing spot, lift smoothly off the ground as your parachute opens and you get higher and higher in the sky. Watch as the sea falls away below you and you experience the feeling of free flight above the Gran Canaria coastline. Feel the breeze in your hair and the sun on your face as you fly through the sky on a 10-minute flight.

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Las Palmas: Bandama, High Peaks, and Roque Nublo Tour

10. Las Palmas: Bandama, High Peaks, and Roque Nublo Tour

You'll depart from the Las Palmas city center from where you will head to the center of the island towards San Mateo. There you will be able to enjoy a short break of 30 minutes, with the chance to visit the farm market which stocks plenty of local products (only open on Saturday). From there you'll continue driving to reach the summit of Gran Canaria, which sits at 1,959 meters and is referred to as “Pico de las Nieves”. From this viewpoint you will enjoy stunning views of the high peaks, and if the weather is clear you will be able to see Tenerife. After that you will move down to "The Roque Nublo”, a huge basalt monolith rock more than 65 meters high which arose as a result of volcanic activity and erosion. This unique volcanic formation is protected as a natural monument. rom there you will stop at the Cross of Tejeda and its Parador National, where you can taste plenty of local Canarian products such as cheese, honey, and fruit. The tour will later finish in Teror, where you can enjoy a walk through the charming village and visit the Basilica of the Lady of the Pine.

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What people are saying about Gran Canaria

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,077 reviews

Anbefales! Ble hentet da vi skulle, kjørt opp og ble raskt satt sammen med en hest som passet vår høyde og erfaring. Flink instruktør. Gikk en runde, de som ville trave/galoppere fikk det. Varte i mere 3 timer enn 2, men dette var bare bra for oss som deltok. Ble kjørt tilbake til hotellet med en gang etterpå.

This is not for beginners honestly. But I will tell you that the guides are absolutely trustworthy. I felt safe the entire time and I had an amazing adventure. If you are looking to explore areas in the island that you can’t get anywhere else then this is your tour.

Had a wonderful time the staff were extremely friendly and the trip super relaxing. I enjoyed the snorkelling and seeing the island from the sea. overall definitely recommend this trip!!

A wonderful trip! The guides are extremely friendly and responsible. The boat is absolutely gorgeous. The complimentary food and drink is an absolute plus! Recommend it for sure!!

Great way to see hidden gems of Gran Canaria and the guide was amazing . Canarian food though is an adventure . :)