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San Bartolomé de Tirajana

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From Mogán/Maspalomas/Arguineguín: Gran Canaria Day Tour

1. From Mogán/Maspalomas/Arguineguín: Gran Canaria Day Tour

Discover Gran Canaria on a guided bus tour through the great green heart of the island. See why this island is sometimes called a 'miniature continent' because of the huge contrasts in habitats and landscapes.  Benefit from pickup from Maspalomas, Playa del Inglés, San Agustín, Bahía Feliz, Puerto Rico, Arguineguín, Taurito, and Puerto Mogán. The northern middle area will amaze you with its green meadows, farming areas, forests, natural parks, mountains, impressive viewpoints, and hidden villages. Pass through Telde, the 2nd most populous city on the island. It's modern but full of interesting history as it was the ancient capital. Learn about the history of its Church and about its past and present. Then, discover the charming old town of Arucas and its magnificent modernist Church of San Juan Bautista built with volcanic black stone.  After that, explore Firgas, known as "the Atlantic balcony" for its fantastic panoramic views. Find out why it is also called "the water village", for its exceptional waterfall fountain in the middle of the old town. Next, arrive in the mountain area to make a stop at a restaurant in the Valleseco surroundings for lunch (optional and not included in the price of the tour).  Continue through protected natural areas and mountains with stops at Mirador de la Cruz de Tejeda, which has beautiful views of Roque Nublo and El Teide. Finally, see the almond trees growing area of Ayacata, San Bartolomé, with fantastic views of the Santa Lucia Valley and the Caldera de Tirajana, and end the tour with an impressive panoramic route through the Fataga Valley Canyon.

Gran Canaria: Fun Catamaran Cruise with Food and Drinks

2. Gran Canaria: Fun Catamaran Cruise with Food and Drinks

Cruise along the southwestern coastline of Gran Canaria on a luxury catamaran. Relax in style and take in views of beaches, cliffs, and coves. Enjoy unlimited drinks and a meal onboard. Take a speedboat, jump in the sea to snorkel or join water sports activities. Cruise along the coastline of Gran Canaria on a catamaran. Next, head out with the captain on a speedboat ride (optional). Swim and snorkel with the gear provided, or take advantage of discounts on donut rides, or jet skiing and parasailing experiences. Savor a meal prepared for you by the crew. Chicken wrap (with optional bacon bits, salad & sauces), potato salad and tortilla chips (for special dietary requirements, communication in advance required) Enjoy unlimited beer, sangria, soft drinks, juice, coffee, and water from the onboard bar.

Gran Canaria: Camel Ride Safari w/ Optional Food & Transport

3. Gran Canaria: Camel Ride Safari w/ Optional Food & Transport

Visit the Camel Safari Park in Maspalomas and take a camel ride through the 300-year-old Oasis of the 1,000 Palms. Visit and feed the camels. On this 4-hour program you’ll also explore the tropical gardens with your guide, and see a variety of fruit trees such as papaya, mango and guava. You’ll come across a variety of farm animals in this natural oasis that covers an area of 10,000 square meters, and have the opportunity to feed and interact with these friendly creatures. Afterwards, if option selected, you’ll enjoy a tapas meal in a museum-like setting that features displays of antique farm implements of the Canary Islands.

South Gran Canaria: Off-Road Valleys & Villages Jeep Tour

4. South Gran Canaria: Off-Road Valleys & Villages Jeep Tour

Enjoy the captivating scenery of Gran Canaria on an off-road jeep adventure. Discover a mix of history and beautiful natural scenery as you explore sights like Salobre, Lake Chira, and Fataga by being driven off the beaten track. 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 as you embark on a thrilling drive. Marvel at the mountains, lakes, and dramatic scenery. 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. Feel the thrill of driving off-road as you explore Gran Canaria's exceptional natural landscape. Make a final stop at Mirador Las Moscas before benefitting from drop-off back at your hotel.

Las Palmas: Gran Canaria Guided Buggy Tour

5. Las Palmas: Gran Canaria Guided Buggy Tour

Experience the thrill of off-road driving on a buggy tour in Las Palmas. Drive along rugged trails as you explore the mountains of southern Gran Canaria with a guide. Begin your outdoor adventure with a convenient pickup from your selected location and get ready to have some fun. Arrive at the activity provider's facility and get kitted out for your tour. Then, hop into your buggy and set out along off-road trails through the mountains. Stop along the way to admire the view and be sure to capture plenty of memories of this experience with your camera. At the end of your buggy tour, enjoy a convenient transfer back to your original pickup location.

Gran Canaria: Camel Ride at Camel Safari Park

6. Gran Canaria: Camel Ride at Camel Safari Park

Enjoy a 30-minute camel ride through the oasis of a thousand palm trees, which also includes admission to see our park, feed the animals or visit our tropical garden. Ride through the oasis, constructed over 300 years ago We have more animals like donkeys, goats, peacocks, ducks, birds, and it depends on the season and if there were our baby camels. Finally, you can have a tropical juice from the garden (not included) on our terrace.

From South Gran Canaria: Boat Tour with Tapas and Drinks

7. From South Gran Canaria: Boat Tour with Tapas and Drinks

Be picked up at select hotels along the south coast of La Palma and be transferred to a comfortable boat. Admire views of coves and beaches as you glide along the southwest coast of the island. Sip on drinks like sangria and beer as you soak up the views. Savor tapas like charcuterie with cheeses and cold cuts. Head to picturesque location where the captain puts out floating mats and you can make use of the snorkling gear to explore crystal-clear waters. Paddle above the water with the included paddleboard gear. Have assistance and guidance with using the gear from the crew. Upgrade your experience with the option to purchase thrilling water activities like parasailing, e-surfing, and jet skiing. End your day with a smooth sailing experience back to port and a relaxing transfer back to the hotel where you were picked up. Select the join-in tour or private tour

Las Palmas: Maspalomas to the Tejeda Mountains Grand Tour

8. Las Palmas: Maspalomas to the Tejeda Mountains Grand Tour

Gran Canaria is known as the miniature continent. On this tour we will explore the center and the high mountains of the island, as well as the Dunes of Maspalomas. The absolutely stunning views during the tour will captivate you. We will visit inland viewpoints, charming towns such as Fataga or Tejeda, as one of the most beautiful towns in Spain. This tour starts from Las Palmas GC capital picking up a few clients and heading south to pick up a few more clients in San Agustín or Maspalomas. From there we will go to the viewpoint of the Dunes of Maspalomas nature reserve, a protected space that will transport you to the Sahara desert. We will continue climbing to stop at the viewpoint of Las Yeguas, we will admire the great canyon of the island or caldera of Tirajana of 22 square km. We will stop in Fataga, a charming little town at the foot of this great volcanic enclave. We will continue towards the summit, until we reach the town of Tejeda, one of the most spectacular enclaves in the Canary Islands, cited by Miguel de Unamuno as "Petrified Storm". There we will rest, time for lunch and then return to the city, but before that we will stop at the town of Santa Brígida, capital of the island in 1599 during the Dutch occupation of Pieter Van der Does

Gran Canaria Highlights Full-Day Tour by Bus

9. Gran Canaria Highlights Full-Day Tour by Bus

Explore the beautiful valleys of Gran Canaria by air-conditioned bus. Journey along the east coast to Arucas and visit the unique Gothic Church of San Juan Bautista (optional entrance - to pay there) Enjoy magnificent views of Las Palmas en route to the pilgrimage village of Teror. Experience first-hand why the Spanish poet Unamuno described the island as a “frozen tempest“ at sites such as Roque Nublo and El Teide mountain.  Then, pass the almond trees of Ayacata and the village of Fataga, known as the "Valley of a Thousand Palms." 

Las Palmas: Sunset & Night Sky Guided Astronomy Hiking Tour

10. Las Palmas: Sunset & Night Sky Guided Astronomy Hiking Tour

Experience Gran Canaria’s starry night sky from a new perspective and with a deeper understanding on this guided astronomy tour. Trek through the Camino de Santiago de Gran Canaria to the iconic Ventana del Nublo to watch the sunset. Once the sun has set, discover the wonders of the night sky. Meet in the center of the island amidst the local island landscape surrounded by mountains. From here, begin the route through the Camino de Santiago de Gran Canaria, the most famous trekking route on the island.  Arrive at one of the most iconic places in Tejeda, the Ventana del Nublo. Watch the sunset with views of Roque Nublo and Teide while learning about the basic concepts of astronomy as the sky darkens. Observe the night sky and learn how to identify constellations, planets, and the captivating Milky Way. Munch on snacks and sip hot drinks while you watch the night sky. Learn how to interpret what you see for yourself so that you can enjoy it every night without a telescope and whatever you have on hand. Transfer not available. You need a car to arrive to the meeting point.

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Overall, The whole trip was amazing and Worth spending the money. People who work there were very kind and talkative, and were happy to talk about the whole place, camels, how they take care of them and what obstacles do they face every day. Camel trip itself was pretty short, and the area isn't super breathtaking, but it has some nice views that you cannot see anywhere else for sure. I haven't felt any rush from the service, I would Say even they gave us too much time as we had to wait for 2 hours for a guy who took us back to our hotel - but that can be considered a drawback or a benefit, because you have more time to observe animals, talk to people who work there etc. To summarize, great experience that i do not regret and May recommend to everyone who would like to spend some time outside the tourist hustle and enjoy some free time and space surrounded by beautiful mountains :)

We really enjoyed the ride, so much fun! We found that the activity length was planned really well. The hotel pickup/drop off was included in price (I saw some reviews saying an extra few was charged but it wasn't the case for us). It does get very dusty, so be sure to wear bandana/buff and clothes that you won't wear for the rest of the holiday (or can easily wash). Goggles are provided, so no need to worry about sand damaging your sunglasses.

We enjoyed the activity very much! Instructions and support provided on how to ride a Ryker, we found it easy even without any previous experience with motorbikes. Great opportunity to share by a couple and switch the driver halfway through. The activity started on time and the mountain route was planned beautifully. Adrian was friendly, approachable and very helpful. This was definitely the highlight of our trip, highly recommended!

Great experience. Saw and learned a lot about the island thanks to the competent guide Simon. Marco was a good driver and the transport in the car was pleasant. A little more time would have been nice at the first two stops.

the setting is magnificent and the staff are very kind, it is better to speak English or Spanish to understand each other.