Welcome to Tenerife

Tenerife is the striking (and slightly saucy) grand dame in the archipelago family. Attracting over 10 million visitors a year, the island’s most famous southern resorts offer Brit-infused revelry and clubbing, combined with white sandy beaches and all inclusive resorts. But step beyond the lobster-red tourists and what you’ll find is a cultured and civilised island of extraordinary diversity.This potpourri of... Read More

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$59.13 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Whale and Dolphin Watching Sailing Yacht Small Group Charter

After hotel pickup in southern Tenerife, your 3-hour tour begins as you board your yacht and sail or motor away from the port to the area where pilot whales are usually seen. On the way, keep a lookout for dolphins, as well, who like to swim around the boat. After about half an hour of navigating, you should spot whale mothers and babies, with daddy whales keeping an eye on what's going on. Enjoy provided drinks and fresh sandwiches on board, and listen to information about the marine life from your captain. After viewing the whales, head to a secluded bay where you'll drop anchor so you can swim off the back of the yacht. Use the provided snorkeling gear to look for turtles, if you wish. More sandwiches and drinks will be served before pulling up the anchor and sailing back to the marina.

$112.88 Outdoor Activities

Private Tour: Teide National Park Tour

Begin with a pickup from your Tenerife hotel, and then travel by air-conditioned car or minivan (depending on the size of your private group) to Teide National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site that surrounds Mt Teide, a volcano located at the heart of the island. Have your camera ready as you pass through the leafy landscape of the Corona Forestal Natural Park. If your hotel is located in southern Tenerife, gaze out at the verdant Chío area. Or, if you’re based to the north, be wowed by the volcanic moonscape of La Esperanza.Then, as your vehicle ascends the side of Mt Teide, listen to your guide share fascinating facts and details about this still-active volcano that is among Spain’s highest peaks. After traveling to a height of around 6,000 feet (1,823 meters), hop out of your vehicle and pause to take in the incredible island views.Cross over the expansive Las Cañadas Caldera, and then board the cable car with your included skip-the-line ticket to discover panoramas that stretch over the whole island and caldera. After your 8-minute cable car ride, arrive at 10,650 feet, where you’ll begin your hike to the highest point of Spain.Set off behind your guide and marvel at the landscape, with its rivers of petrified lava and eroded rock formations, broken up by colorful wild flowers. After roughly 30 minutes, arrive at the Mt Teide crater, where astounding views of Tenerife and the Canary Islands await.When the time comes, return to your private vehicle. Your tour then concludes with a drop-off back at your hotel.Please note: In the event of unfavorable weather conditions, the tour will hike around Las Cañadas Caldera instead.

$29.03 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Tenerife Mt Teide Cable Car Ticket

Make your own way by car or bus to the lower cable car station located on the slopes of Mt Teide in central Tenerife. Then, when you arrive, admire the stunning views of Mt Teide National Park and the mountains that circle 12,198-foot (3,718-meter) Mt Teide, the highest peak in Spain.The main entrance lines to the cable car can be long, so your ticket is a great bonus. Simply breeze past the main entrance line and enjoy fast-track entry via the Internet ticket line.Board the car and thrill as your 8-minute ascent takes you high above the Las Cañadas caldera. Behold the awe-inspiring views over the craters and lava flows far below, and snap photos of the moon-like volcanic terrain.Arrive at the upper cable station and visit the viewing platform to absorb the scenery. From here, at an altitude of 11,663 feet (3,555 meters), the views stretch across Teide National Park to the Atlantic Sea and on a clear day, to other Canary Islands such as La Gomera.Take time to snap photos, and if you wish, follow one of the three walking trails to different lookout points, depending on their accessibility on the day:Route 12 Pico Viejo Vantage PointA trail offering magnificent views over south Tenerife and the 2,624-foot (800 meter) crater of Pico Viejo, the site of Mt Teide’s last eruption in 1798.Route 11 La Fortaleza Vantage PointA path with views of north Tenerife including the La Orotava alley, Teno Massif and the Anaga Mountains.Route 10 Teide PeakAn access-controlled route to the summit with epic views of the Mt Teide crater and, in clear weather, to La Gomera, Lanzarote and other Canary Islands. To walk this trail, you need a special permit from the National Parks office. Permits are free of charge, but only a limited number are available each day. When you're ready to descend, enjoy priority access to the cable car back down, where your trip ends at the lower station.

$37.63 Day Trips & Excursions

Mt Teide and Masca Valley Tour in Tenerife

Leave your southern Tenerife hotel by air-conditioned coach, and travel to Teide National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site that surrounds Mt Teide, a volcano located at the heart of the island. One of Spain’s tallest volcanoes at roughly 12,198 feet (3,718 meters), Mt Teide makes for an impressive visit, and its views over the island are incredible.Gaze out of the window as you travel through Vilaflor, one of the highest villages in Spain. After traveling through the village’s winding streets, continue through the countryside — a region known for its rugged volcanic landscapes with lunar-like rock formations and sweeping stretches of volcanic soil. Head through La Orotava Valley and arrive in Icod de los Vinos, home to the island’s legendary dragon tree. While there are many dragon trees in Tenerife, the specimen in Icod de los Vinos is by far the largest — standing at 56 feet (17 meters) high — and also the oldest; many believe that the tree is more than 1,000 years old.Stop to stretch your legs and pose for photos by the impressive tree, and then continue by coach to visit two villages in the Masca countryside: Garachico and Masca. Partially destroyed by a volcanic eruption in the early 18th century, Garachico is known as one of the best vantage points to see the gorgeous rural landscape that typifies the Masca valley. Likewise, Masca enjoys spectacular scenery with dramatic rock formations and pretty houses stacked into the cliffs. Once a pirates’ hideaway, the village is home to some of Tenerife’s most breathtaking views, so have your camera ready as you explore. Use your free time in both villages to walk around, perhaps enjoy lunch (own expense) and soak up the sights. In the late afternoon, meet back up with your guide and travel back toward southern Tenerife, through the countryside of Santiago del Teide. If your tour takes place on a Wednesday, enjoy a stop at the Cliffs of Los Gigantes to soak up some more impressive views. Finally, finish your tour with a hotel drop-off in the early evening.

$57.33 Private & Custom Tours

Tenerife Shore Excursion: Private Teide Day Trip

Leave the Tenerife port by private air-conditioned minibus, and travel to Teide National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site that surrounds Mt Teide, a volcano located at the heart of the island. One of Spain’s tallest volcanoes at 12,198 feet (3,718 meters), Mt Teide makes for an impressive visit, and its views over the island are incredible.Gaze out of the window as you listen to your guide's commentary during the drive through La Esperanza, an area made up of volcanic lava. After traveling to a height of around 7,776 feet (2,370 meters), stop for photos and soak up the views. If you want to continue to the summit, take a ride on the cable car (own expense) and ascend on your own to discover panoramas that stretch over the whole island.Leaving the volcano in the early afternoon, make the journey to an alpine-esque area of the park known as Las Cañadas. Walk around the trails with your private guide and marvel at the landscape, with its rivers of petrified lava and eroded rock formations, broken up by colorful wild flowers. Hear how the area is used as a filming set for TV commercials and movies such as the 2010 Clash of the Titans, and learn how the area has become one of Tenerife’s top visitor attractions.Later, return to your minibus and travel back to the Tenerife port where your shore excursion finishes with drop-off by your guide.Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to the Tenerife port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

$49.45 Outdoor Activities

Mt Teide Crater Hike with Cable Car Ride

Start with a pickup from your hotel in north or south Tenerife, and then travel by air-conditioned vehicle to Teide National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site surrounding Mt Teide volcano in the heart of the island.Take in the sights as you journey through the forested La Orotava area or the lunar landscape of Vilaflor (depending on where your hotel is situated), and then, as your vehicle ascends the side of Mt Teide, listen to your expert guide share interesting facts and anecdotes about the still-active volcano.After traveling to a height of around 7,730 feet (2,356 meters), grab your camera and hop out of your transfer vehicle. Spend a few moments soaking up the views and snapping photos, then board the cable car (own expense) with your guide and group. During your 8-minute ride, creep further up Mt Teide and be wowed by island panoramas and sweeping views of the expansive Las Cañadas Caldera below.On arrival at the upper cable car station, which sits at a dizzying 11,663 feet, set off on your hike to the Mt Teide crater — the highest point of Spain. With your guide leading the way along the well-worn trail, admire the craggy landscape of weather-beaten rock formations, rivers of petrified lava and vibrant wild flowers.After roughly an hour of hiking, arrive at the Mt Teide crater. Wander around the extinct crater and be rewarded with jaw-dropping views of Tenerife and the Canary Islands. When the time comes, return to your air-conditioned vehicle and journey back to your hotel.Please note: In the event of unfavorable weather conditions and the closure of the cable car, the tour will follow an alternate route.