Welcome to Garachico


Named for the rock outcrop off its shore (gara is Guanche for island, and chico is Spanish for small), Garachico is a peaceful place. You’d never guess the history of calamities that lies behind its whitewashed houses and narrow, cobblestone streets. Garachico was once an important commercial port, but its unlucky inhabitants suffered a series of disasters that all but finished off the hamlet: freak storms, floods, fires, epidemics and, in 1706, a major volcanic eruption that destroyed the port and buried half the town in lava, reducing it to a poor shadow of its former self.

Just outside town, you can hike trails that follow the path of the disastrous lava flow.


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$40.28 Tours & Sightseeing

Tenerife Highlights Full-Day Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Viajes TeideOur tour starts from Los CristianosStop At: Teide National ParkWe will visit the National Park ( we do not have time for use the cable car)Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Parque del DragoIcod Los Vinos , famous for its wines and its Drago tree known for its mystical powers, here we will stay to give you enough time to have lunch Canarian style (not included in the price)Duration: 1 hourStop At: Masca ValleyAfter visiting Garachico, we will visit the Masca Valley with its amazing views of La Gomera .Duration: 30 minutes

$69.05 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

MOUNTAIN TEIDE NATIONAL PARK AND NORTH OF THE ISLAND

Visit: Mas de Treinta TenerifeWe will pick up you in your accommodation , at the harbour or at the airport for that reason is important to provide an useful telephone number (mobile phone better) and email address. If the booking is for 6 persons you can arrange with us the pick up timetable.We will visit La Laguna first capital of the island , home of the University and Unesco World Heritage Site due to the richness of its arquitecture and the good state of the old buildings. We will go for a walk with the tour guide and you can learn something more about this elegant city, also you can make beautiful photos.The next point will be the Esperanza forest in the way to Teide Volcano,we use to stop here to test a delicious coffee call barraquito .The coffee is not include in the tour. The forest is full of Canarian pines and eucalyptus, its name Esperanza (Hope) comes from an interesting history. We will make several stops in different viewpoints where you can enjoy the beautiful views.When we arrive to the National Park we will make several stops but we try to avoid tourist places. This place has been scenery of important american movies such us The planet of Apes(old version). When we go down , we will see Chinyero Volcano that was the last volcanic eruption in Tenerife 1909. Before we arrive Garachico we will stop in a place to have lunch (only if the clients want and in local restaurants where you can test the canary food) The lunch is not included but normally the prices are suitables .Later we will visit Garachico a very elegant town witha rich arquitecture heritage from XVI, XVII and XVIII centuries and because of that it was declared a Site of Cultural Interest in 1994. It also holds the title of Villa y Puerto, granted by King Alfonso XIII in 1916. A village that emerged from the ashes after a volcanic eruption. The last point will be Icod de los Vinos a nice population very important till the beginning of the XVIII century in the production of the malvasia wine.Here we will see the Millenary Dragon Tree a very important tree that is more than 1000 years.In both places we will go for a walk with your tour guide and you have time to make photos.At the end we will leave you in your accomodation/harbour/airport ...etcThe tour include insurance, tour guide and transport ( comfortable minivan with air conditioned )

$88.49 Outdoor Activities

Teide-Masca Full-Day 4WD Guided Tour from Puerto de la Cruz

Take part on a nice exclusive safari with authentic 4WD minivans and discover the most beautiful and hidden spots of Tenerife: the volcano Teide and the charming region of Masca. Pamper yourself and do a very different and exclusive excursion and feel like a king in a deluxe 4WD vehicles with all amenities.Starting from the North of Tenerife, from Puerto de La Cruz. This route takes you to the Valle de la Oratava, a unique volcanic landscape shaped by landslides and tectonic movements. Here you can see the impact of the last eruption of the volcanoes Teide and Pico Viejo. These volcanoes shaped the entire northern region of Tenerife.Visit the heart of the National Park Teide and discover the consequences of the eruptions of Arenas Negras, which destroyed the old village of Garachico, and volcano Chinyero. In this region, you can discover amazing places thanks to the 4WD vehicles. The expert guides will make this excursion an authentic exclusive experience.

$45.50 Outdoor Activities

Chinyero Volcano Circuit Route

Candelaria Life and Trekking offers you a fantastic opportunity to enjoy an incredible circular hiking route of four to five hours (with the transfer from the office), through the Special Natural Reserve Chinyero Volcano, where the last eruption took place in Tenerife, you will walk among lava flows, near the cone between the nine mouths it had, as well as the spots and pine forests.The Special Natural Reserve of Chinyero Volcano is a natural place that has an area of 2379.4 hectares around the Chinyero Volcano. The Reserve covers part of the municipalities of Santiago del Teide, El Tanque and Garachico.The Chinyero Volcano is a monogenic volcano of 1,561 meters of altitude located near the Teide and is currently inactive, although eruptions have been recorded since 1393. The last one was on November 18, 1909, and it ceased nine days later, being the last volcanic eruption that has taken place in Tenerife.The pick-up point for this tour is the Candelaria Life and Trekking office at approximately 08:30. From there, you will be taken to the starting point of the volcanic route. You will start the tour from Mirador de Chio and continue through the malpais (lava field) and pine forests.In the 8.21km of this route of low-difficulty, a height of 1540m is reached, while the lowest is at 1402m. Enjoy this magnificent hiking route in the best company. You will enjoy an over 8-km route with a low-difficulty level.You will enjoy a unique experience through a lava field.You will feel the satisfaction of hiking while discovering the wonders of Tenerife. 

$78.60 Day Trips & Excursions

The authentic Tenerife

The whole day will be devoted to admiring the best spots and small villages of the North of the island. Our adventure will start from the lovely town of Icod de los Vinos, situated in a delightful fertile valley, one of the first settlements of the isle. Here we will know the old Plaza Mayor with its “Chinese Fan” and its famous and majestic Millenary Dragon Tree, the “dracaena draco”, which is the oldest and highest in the whole world. We will continue our tour going towards the Ocean to contemplate the picturesque Villa (town) of Garachico, the "isla baja" (low isle) with its beautiful natural swimming-pools and its labyrintyh of side streets, where we will be able to delight our palate with a delicious fresh fish of the Atlantic. In the afternoon we will cross one of the oldest zones in Tenerife, the Massif of Teno, where people can live thanks to the terraces cultivated and we will reach the pirates' hiding place, the little but fascinating hamlet of Masca, located in a natural amazing environment! If you have kept some of your energies, we will complete our tour with the view of "los Gigantes" (the Giants), which are the highest volcanic cliffs in Europe, with its more than 600 metres of height. Northwest of Tenerife, landscapes that will catch your eye.Cliffs, valleys, villages, crops, natural pools, an aunthentic spectacle!You will have a pick-up service from your hotel.

$97.28 Day Trips & Excursions

VIP Island Tour

If you want to discover the most emblematic places of the island this is undoubtedly your route. An extensive tour through the most important areas of the island of Tenerife: Masca and its hamlets, a tour to the Isla Baja, Orotava Valley, and of course, the Teide National Park, declared  World Heritage Site by UNESCO. On the way our drivers will show you the uniqueness of the places you visit, with time for a lunch to enjoy the local cuisine. Surround yourself with a unique atmosphere and live a different experience aboard our comfortable vehicles with four-wheel drive.Departure: Playa de las Américas Available: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Schedule: from 09:15 to about 18:15 h. Attractions: Masca, Buenavista, Los Silos, Garachico, La Orotava, El Teide, Vilaflor ... Includes: driver and food.

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