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    Price
    29€
    19€

     

    Best price guaranteed

    Children price: 3-11 years old
    Under 2 years old free

    DAYS OF THE TOUR
    Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.


    DURATION
    8-9 hours.


    PICK UP FROM THE HOTEL
    Yes, in the tourist zones of southern the island and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

     

    **When booking, we will indicate the time and place of pick up closest to your accommodation. 


    PICK UP AREAS
    Amadores, Anfi, Arguineguin, Bahía Feliz, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Maspalomas, Meloneras, Playa del Aguila, Playa del Ingles, Playa del Cura, Puerto de Mogan, Puerto Rico, San Agustín, Taurito and Tauro.


    INCLUDED
    Pick up from the hotel (or a close point) in the tourist zones of southern Gran Canaria.
    Official tour guide in Spanish, English, and German.
    Modern buses.


    NOT INCLUDED
    Lunch not included in the price.

     

    *You can buy lunch when booking.


    VOUCHER TYPE
    Printed or mobile ticket.


    CANCELLATION
    Free cancellation up to 24 hours before departure time. 24 hours prior to departure time or no show: lost of quantity paid.


    ATTENTION
    Depending on the weather conditions, the state of the roads, a delay in the schedule or closures of landmarks for holidays, the tour route may be different from what is described on this website.


    LANGUAGES
    [cml_media_alt id='1518']español[/cml_media_alt]  [cml_media_alt id='1516']Ingles[/cml_media_alt]  [cml_media_alt id='1517']aleman [/cml_media_alt]


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Description

Guided tour across the center of the island - Teror, Arucas, Roque Nublo,...

The tour starts by leaving the tourist areas of southern Gran Canaria in a northeast direction towards Arucas, passing through Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the capital of the island. On the way through the city, you will see two of its beaches and the seafront promenade.

On the way to Arucas and during most of the tour, you will observe many banana plantations where the renowned Canarian banana is grown.

Once in Arucas, you will visit two of the most important places: the impressive neo-Gothic church of San Juan Bautista, built during the twentieth century, and the Arehucas rum factory, where you will learn the process of making rum. The production of rum in the Canary Islands is a tradition, and rum was invented here in the sixteenth century.
San Juan Church in Arucas
On the way to Teror (our next stop), you can spot all kinds of fruit trees. Teror is a traditional town with a high historical value. Visit the famous Basilica of the “Virgen del Pino” (patron saint of Gran Canaria for whom the local people profess a great devotion) and stroll through streets that invite you to get lost in a town full of post-colonial houses , with cool courtyards and typical Canarian balconies , mostly made of pine.
Guided tour in north and center Gran Canaria
In Teror you will also discover beautiful places with fountains, landscaped gardens and terraces inviting you to have a rest and feel the peace of this tranquil place.
Canarian typical balconies in Teror
Leaving the village of Valleseco, you will pass by typical cave houses (houses embedded in the mountains ), many of which nowadays are still inhabited.

During your excursion look for the contrasts of the regional flora. Gran Canaria is known as a “Miniature Continent” due to the diversity of climate and vegetation on the island. Enjoy, from a height of over 1000 meters, landscapes of singular beauty where the Canary Pine (Pinus canariensis) predominates, as well as ferns, fennel and other endemic flora.
palm trees in the south of Gran canariaPeaks of Gran Canaria and pine forests
During the trip, we will take a break for lunch. It is not included in the price, however you can eat at a place of your own choice or enjoy a varied menu (approx. 10 €).

The tour continues to the Cruz de Tejeda where we will stop at the viewpoint of Becerra (1550 metres high). This place provides an ideal view to the iconic monoliths Roque Nublo, Roque Bentayga and “Preacher”, striking symbols of Gran Canaria. Take pictures and, with fine weather, Mount Teide, the tallest mountain in Spain with 3.718 m, might show its peak (Pico del Teide) on the neighbouring island Tenerife.
Gran Canaria Highlights tour
The excursion continues to San Bartolome de Tirajana. Again you may notice the gradual change of vegetation as we return to the south of Gran Canaria. You will find as you advance, more palm groves and plants belonging to the family of succulents. This resistant flora is spectacular and has perfectly adapted to the scarce rainfalls in the region.
Palm Grove of Fataga
The viewpoint of “Degollada de la Yegua” will be one of the last stops of this tour, where you can admire different scenarios: Stunning mountains that Unamuno described as “Petrified Tempest”, deep ravines full of palm trees, and Playa del Inglés with the sand dunes of Maspalomas and the Atlantic Ocean in the background.
La Degollada Lookout
Our final stop will be at an Aloe Vera farm, which grows the Aloe Barbadensis Miller type. There you will get to know the medicinal properties of this plant and learn why the island is an ideal place for its cultivation.
Aloe Vera farming in Gran Canaria

Let our tour guides serve as ambassadors ,fully identified with this country. Discover the “green heart” of Gran Canaria and end your day understanding why we are called “Gran Canaria Miniature Continent”.

Recommendations

  • Comfortable clothes
  • Coats and jackets according to the season
  • Comfortable, closed shoes

 

Route

Route

Comments

Our clients' latest comments

James G.May 2019

The best way to get to know Gran Canaria. They picked us up and we were able to see all of Gran Canaria from north to south. The best part for me was visiting Teror. I think that it has a special charm.

Joshua G.May 2019

Excellent. We went through many of Gran Canaria’s most well-known sites and we saw the contrast in temperatures and landscapes while touring the island.

Charlotte B.May 2019

You get to know the most characteristic places on the island. We went through Las Palmas, Arucas, Teror, we saw the Roque Nublo … I think that we saw the most important things.

Amy P.A.May 2019

The best way to appreciate Gran Canaria. I went with my parents to Maspalomas and wanted to go on a trip with them. Luis suggested this to me and I think it was very thorough.

Vicky A.May 2019

The tour was fantastic. Manuell, the guide was great and the driver was an extremely good driver. I will absolutely recommend this trip. Excellent service and an awesome day.

Michael LMay 2019

Excellent trip for low price. We could see different and beatiful landscapes Gran Canaria. The tour guide is very nice and knowledgeable. Lunch in Balcon De Zamora was very exciting with this unforgettable landscape. If someone looking some adrenalinę, it can be founded during driving along a narrow route over the canyon. I recommend it to others.

Megan C.April 2019

Highly recommended. Thank you Micaela for recommending this tour to us. The trip was fantastic and we were able to see all the contrasts of Gran Canaria. Teror, Arucas and Fataga were lovely.

Matthew M.F.April 2019

Highly recommended!! The tour and the guide’s explanations were fantastic and the place where we stayed had a very good menu.

Ryan I.C.April 2019

Economical and very nice. The route allowed us to see Arucas, Teror, Fataga, the Roque Nublo and other worthwhile sites, and the guide was giving us additional information throughout the entire tour. I recommend it.

Luke O.April 2019

Good tour and phenomenal service. They were very punctual with the pick-up and the guide was charming. The tour was amazing but if I had to highlight something, it would be the visit to Teror and Fataga.

Georgia O.April 2019

You get to see Gran Canaria in one day. We’re still going to do a tour around the island for another trip, but I think that with this we already know most of the island. Like the guide said, we could appreciate all of the contrasts.

Karl S.April 2019

Excellent trip, well worth doing. Everything went smoothly from the pick up to the drop off at our accommodation in Maspalomas. Plenty of time was allowed to take photos. The driver earns his money when you are travelling the DEATH VALLEY!! Don't look down!

Den YApril 2019

Excellent tour and the guide (Simon) was superb. The places visited were excellent, with just the right amount of time spent at each stop. Some people have commented about lunch - it was fine, but please note - if you don't take your own food, there is no option to get anything at the lunch stop - there are no alternatives to the restaurant. One note about booking - we were in Puerto de Mogan........there is a surcharge of €3 per person - this is not clear on the booking form - it identifies Mogan as the place for the surcharge - it should say Puerto de Mogan! Mogan is another town inland which I thought this applied to - a minor quibble on what was a great day out.

 

 

Jack D.March 2019

Unbeatable quality. We had seen many similar trips online for double the price, but we loved this one and it was also very inexpensive.

Ellie D.March 2019

Wonderful trip for getting to know Gran Canaria.

Sophie U.March 2019

I recommend it. The trip was quite good and the guide was very friendly. The bad thing is if you stay in a hotel in Las Palmas, they pick you up in Las Palmas but later you have to return on a public bus from Maspalomas. Still, I recommend it to everyone.

Rebecca C.March 2019

It was worth it. They picked us up at the door of our hotel in Playa del Inglés, and we went north and then across the island through quite charming villages and places.

Roxana IlieMarch 2019

A wonderful tour, very well organized and the guide, Tom, was very funny and well prepared. It was a great day and we had a great time. It's totally worth your time and money. I totally recommend it.

D. JansenMarch 2019

Well organized and extensive tour with a lot of sights and stops that are very nice. Overall the tour is great, you see a lot for just one day, have a nice rum factory tour and tasting, see some villages and viewpoints and the bus is comfortable with a skilled driver in the windy mountain roads. I would not recommend the lunch that is offered for 11 euros because the food is not good at all. They say you can choose to get food on your own as well this is not completely fair in my opinion though because the stop for lunch is in the middle of the mountains with no real other restaurants nearby. This was a bit of a setback however if you just maybe take lunch with you or accept the low-quality food it is alright. Plus is it not that expensive. Overall good experience!

 

 

Julie D.March 2019

A popular trip that's excellent value for money and leaves you with a superb sense of the Island Culture. Our guide (Eduardo) was fantastic. He spoke great English and filled our tour with wonderful details about the Island, it's history,people and economic challenges. He also attended to us with a personal service that was second to none when I lost my purse at the start of the trip - and which was subsequently recovered from the Guardia Civil!! Thank you for a really memorable day.

 

 

Jessica P.February 2019

An essential tour. I contacted them through email in order to get a recommendation for my partner and me since we didn’t have much time, and they recommended that we do this trip. We loved the route and the guide was fantastic. Many thanks.

Lauren V.February 2019

A lot of diversity. Sea, mountains, cold, hot, areas with very little vegetation, areas with many trees, typical towns … I loved it.

Callum J.February 2019

Very good quality. Talking with other tourists at the hotel, they told me that they went on an almost identical tour but it cost them almost double.

Rukhsana K.February 2019

Great tour. Thank you for the fab tour yesterday. My daughter and I enjoyed it thoroughly. The tour guide (sorry his name just slipped out of my mind) was very considerate, polite and knowledgeable. He provided us some in-depth knowledge and an insight about the island. I also would like to mention that how flawlessly he used his excellent multilingual skills. The driver was wonderful, particularly on narrow, twisting hilly roads where he demonstrated his excellent driving skills. We felt safe and comfortable traveling. The coach was lovely and colorful. The choice of sightseeing locations was good too. A good value for money tour and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to others.

Thomas B.February 2019

A very enjoyable day trip, well organized with information sent by email on booking, the guide Simon was very passionate about the information he gave and looked after the whole party very well. I had emailed Louis in the office before booking and he replied very quickly which gave me a lot of confidence before buying. Yes there was a lot of sitting on a bus time, and maybe an extra visit break would have been good but all the stops and visits were really nice especially Teror and the lunch was excellent. Only one thing I would recommend telling people that the lunch restaurant is a view point out on its own so if you don´t buy the lunch there is no other place or shops etc to go to as its an isolated restaurant. Would highly recommend.

 

 

Anthony D.February 2019

Absolutely worthwhile experience and perfect way to get to know ’miniature continent’. We did not drive through Las Palmas though. I guess the reason was too many participants from Maspalomas area that we were picking up during more than an hour. But the rest of the tour was so interesting that we forgot about LP. Meal was also sufficient, even gluten free option. Highly recommend the tour and the operator. 

Goran A.February 2019

The tour was great! All 3 of us enjoyed it, including our 6 y old daughter. Many compliments goes to both Tom and to the bus driver since he proved to be very skillfull on those tiny mountain roads. The meal was also very good.We wish you all a lot of success in the future. We will definitely come back to GC soon. Plan is to explore other Canary islands also. So we’ll see about the schedule... 🙂 

Thomas A.January 2019

Beautiful tour. First we went along the east coast to Las Palmas, which we barely saw, but afterward I loved seeing Arucas, Teror and Fataga.

Emily P.January 2019

Worthwhile. Everything was quite nice, but I really liked the visit to Teror.

Chloe A.January 2019

Miniature continent. Now I understand why they call it that. We toured the entire island from the north to the south and the vegetation changed over time as we passed through mountains, arid zones and areas with many trees.

Josh R.January 2019

Wonderful tour filled with quality stops and tons of information about Gran Canaria. From gorgeous churches to delicious rum and an inspiring stop in Teror, this is a tour that's not to be missed.

 

Andrew A.January 2019

A lovely glimpse into some of the other attractions the island has to offer. The tour was everything it said it would be, a great day out with a well informed and not to forget very amusing guide who clearly knew his stuff and enjoyed sharing his knowledge and pride regarding the visited attractions. A special mention is also deserved for our amazing driver who handled the coach and the often narrow and bendy roads like a true professional earning an extra large tip when we left for making us feel so safe during the whole journey. The only slightly negative point would be that the trip crams in a lot of places and although there were photo stops and a great lunch it sometimes felt a little hurried. I would have preferred maybe to see a little less but to be able to have a real 45 minutes to 1 hour at each stop instead of the 20 to 30 minutes allotted. Having said that we thoroughly enjoyed our day away from the beaches and got to see some truly spectacular scenery unique to a beautiful island. We have already decided that when we are back next year that we will be doing this trip again :-)

Stuart L.January 2019

An enjoyable tour. My partner and I decided on taking this tour as it look interesting and had good feedback. The timings were just about perfect with enough time to take many pictures and enjoy the stops

Peter BJanuary 2019

An enjoyable day - except for weather. I would certainly do it again - and hope the weather is good!

Daniel M.D.December 2018

Very good quality. The service and quality of the trip are excellent. We checked the prices against those on other websites, and this was very inexpensive but as the comments were good, we decided to do it.

William H.L.December 2018

The best tour for getting to know Gran Canaria. Like the guide said, this is a tour of contrasts.

Martha Mc.December 2018

Great tour with knowledgeable guide and fantastic driver. Got to see parts of the island we wouldn’t have managed on our own. Lovely lunch. Very reasonable cost. Would recommend it.

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FAQs

FAQs

Do you pick me up? Where is the pick-up point?
Yes, We have pick-up areas in Bahia Feliz, San Agustin, Playa del Ingles, Maspalomas, Meloneras, Arguineguin, Puerto Rico – Amadores and Puerto de Mogan for bookings made at least 24 hours in advance. When booking, in step 1 select “pick-up at the hotel” under “additional services.” In step 2, select the location where you are staying and a point of reference in order to indicate the time of pick-up and the pick-up point.

Do you pick up and drop off in Las Palmas?
The tour starts and ends in Maspalomas. For this reason, if there are enough clients from Las Palmas, when the tour ends around 5:00 pm we will take you back to Las Palmas for 8 more euros per person.Otherwise, we will drop you at a bus stop in Maspalomas so that you can go back to Las Palmas in a public bus (55 minutes approximately).

How old must children be to go on the trip?
Babies and children can go as long as they are accompanied by adults. All infants under 24 months are considered babies and normally they pay nothing nor do they occupy a seat.

Are you able to accommodate people in wheelchairs?
If the wheelchair can be collapsed, it can be accommodated on one of our excursions; although it must always be communicated at the moment of requesting your reservation.

If you have any questions or doubts, please, send us an email before booking.

I have walking difficulties, how can I do the excursions?
Although our buses are modern and air-conditioned, they are not equipped with special appliances or seats.
Nor do we have access for electric wheelchairs. Nonetheless, people with mobility problems or collapsible wheelchairs can go on our excursions with a companion who will assist them in embarking and disembarking.

If you have any questions or doubts, please, send us an email before booking.

Are entrances to museums and/or other places of interest included?
The entrance fee for museums and attractions is usually not included in the price of the trip unless those attractions are an important part of the trip. Therefore, when we arrive at these attractions, you can decide whether to buy the entrance ticket or to take part in any of the other alternatives that we will propose.

What happens if on the day of the trip some of the attractions or sightseeing tours are closed?
The trips are designed to leave every day of the year except the 25th of December and the 1st of January. If any museum or attraction is closed (usually for local festivals) the trip will replace this stop, lengthening the time spent at other stops.


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