Lovely towns, colonial mansions and breathtaking landscapes are some of the highlights of this tour. Start your day with a scenic drive to the north of the island passing quaint towns, vineyards and banana plantations. Drive up to the Alexander von Humboldt viewpoint for a wonderful view of the fertile Orotava Valley and it banana plantations. Continue your drive through the village of La Orotava to the historic quarter where you’ll start a walking tour of the old city. Walk along the cobblestone streets lined with Colonial mansions and their typical wood-carved balconies.
Visit La Casa de los Balcones (The House of the Balconies), formerly an aristocrat's residence, that shows a permanent exhibition of Canarian and mainland Spanish handicrafts. After free time for lunch on your own, it’s off to Las Canadas del Teide National Park, dominated by an impressive volcanic crater. Enjoy breathtaking views of the lava plains of Ucanca and admire the wind-eroded stone formations. After a break for refreshments, your tour continues through La Esperanza forest from where you can see Mount Teide, surrounded by lush vegetation.
Need to Know:
Note: Tour involves approximately 2.5 miles of walking and 15 to 25 steps (no wheelchair access). This tour is not recommended for guests with heart or respiratory problems, as you will ascend to an altitude of approximately 7,200 feet/over 2,200 meters. We recommend that you bring sunglasses, sunblock, a cap and jacket.
Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.