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This potpourri of experiences continues with tropical-forest walks and designer-shop struts, dark forays into volcanic lava, a sexy and sultry Carnaval celebration that’s second only to Rio's, and a stash of museums and temples to modern art. But above all else, this is an island of drama, and nothing comes more dramatic than the snow-draped Pico del Teide, Spain’s tallest mountain and home to some of the most fabulous hiking in the whole country.

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$67.36 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Tenerife Whale and Dolphin Watching Luxury Yacht Cruise

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.

$39.96 Day Trips & Excursions

Tenerife Mt Teide and Masca Valley Full-Day Tour with Vilaflor

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. And enjoy the views of the Cliffs of Los Gigantes. Finally, finish your tour with a hotel drop-off in the early evening.Routes may vary subject to weather.

$177.47 Outdoor Activities

Mt Teide, National Park Private Tour: Cable Car, Lava Trek

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.

$74.21 Day Trips & Excursions

La Gomera Island Day Trip from Tenerife with Village Lunch

Start your day with a pickup from your southern Tenerife hotel, and then travel to the island’s west coast to board your ferry to La Gomera, the island known as the jewel of the Canary Islands. Relax out on deck during the 45- to 60-minute crossing before hopping onto dry land at San Sebastian, La Gomera’s capital.On a walking tour, see a collection of the city’s historical sights. Admire the façade of the Church of the Assumption (Iglesia del Asunción), stop for photos by the Hermitage of San Sebastian and see Columbus House — built on the spot where Sir Christopher Columbus is thought to have stayed on the island. Continue by minibus to one of the island’s best-loved vantage points at Mirador de Las Carboneras, and gaze out at sights of the Hermigua valley and town, framed by a seamless blue void of sea and sky. After soaking up the panoramic sights, travel onward through Garajonay National Park, and stop along the way for a stroll to stretch your legs.Lunch beckons in the town of El Cedro, so stop at a traditional Gomeran restaurant for your 2-course meal. The menu often changes, but typically your lunch starts with a dish of fresh bread with Canarian herb sauces — known as mojos — followed by a main course of salty local potatoes with either chicken or beef goulash, both prepared with local herbs and spices. Savor the food and enjoy a glass of local wine, too.Head to the nearby village of Las Rosas next and explore its pretty streets with your guide. Stop to watch a demonstration of the famous Gomeran whistling language, known locally as silbo gomero, and learn how the ‘language’ was used to communicate across the island’s deep valleys and ravines. From Las Rosas, make your way back to the port at San Sebastian, cross the sea by ferry, and finally finish with a drop-off at your southern Tenerife hotel.Please note: Occasionally, lunch may be eaten in Las Rosas and the stop in El Cedro will consist of free time to explore.

$31.32 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Tenerife Mount Teide Cable Car Round-Trip 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.

$62.80 Private & Custom Tours

Teide National Park Private Guided Day Trip from Tenerife

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.