Gran Canaria Highlights – Arucas, Teror, Roque Nublo, Valley of the thousand palms, viewpoint of “Degollada de la Yegua, …

Tour through the center of the island while crossing Gran Canaria from north to south and get to know its most emblematic sites. Beautiful landscapes, spectacular ravines, historical and charming towns and monuments that make this excursion the most complete to truly visit Gran Canaria.

The tour starts by leaving the tourist areas of southern Gran Canaria in a northeast direction towards Arucas.

Once in Arucas, you will see the impressive neo-Gothic church of San Juan Bautista, built during the twentieth century, considered by many canarian inhabitants a cathedral.
Igiesia de San Juan Bautista Arucas

Our next stop will be the village of Teror, one of the most visited towns on the island, cherished by both tourists and residents for its beauty and historical significance. During our visit, we will stroll through its historic centre, where the wooden balconies adorning the house facades stand out, a distinctive feature of Canarian architecture.


As you walk through the streets of Teror, you will constantly notice these balconies, typically made from Canarian pine.

Villa de TerorTeror balcones

A visit to the Basilica of Teror is almost a must for anyone visiting Teror. Here you will find the Virgin of Our Lady of the Pine (La Virgen de Nuestra Señora del Pino), the patron saint of the island, to whom the people of Gran Canaria are deeply devoted.

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Observe, throughout the route, the contrasting vegetation. Gran Canaria is known as the “Miniature Continent” because of its diverse climates and vegetation. In the southern part of the island, we will encounter an arid, desert-like landscape. In the inland areas below 1000 metres, palm groves of the Phoenix Canariensis species dominate, while at elevations above 1000 metres, Canarian pine forests (Pinus Canariensis) are more common.

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On the tour we will make a long stop at a restaurant for lunch. Although lunch is not included in the price, the guide will inform you about the menu option and the cost (around 13 euros), and you can arrange it directly with the guide on the bus.

On the way to Cruz de Tejeda, we will stop at the Becerrada viewpoint, at about 1550 metres above sea level. From this spot, you can admire the huge monoliths of El Roque Nublo and Roque Bentayga, two large sacred rocks for the island’s aboriginal people and natural symbols of the island. Additionally, on clear days with good visibility, you can clearly see Mount Teide, the highest peak in Spain at 3718 metres, located on the island of Tenerife.

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From Cruz de Tejeda, we will continue descending towards the southern part of the island, heading to Maspalomas. Once again, we will appreciate the constant changes in vegetation, and in the Valley of the Thousand Palms, you will see some of the island’s most beautiful palm groves.

Barranco de las 1000 palmeras

These palm groves are entirely different from the arid ravines further south of the island and closer to the coast. From the Astronomical Viewpoint of Degollada de las Yeguas, you will enjoy spectacular views of some of these deep and long ravines, very similar to the Grand Canyon in the United States.

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Our final stop will be an Aloe Vera farm (Aloe Barbadensis Miller) to learn about the medicinal properties of this plant and the characteristics of its cultivation in Gran Canaria.

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We hope that, by the end of this great excursion and upon returning to your accommodation, you will feel like you have had a wonderful day discovering some of the most impressive places in this miniature continent called Gran Canaria.


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

*On Mondays there will not be a specific stop to eat in a restaurant. The guide will recommend you places to eat during the tour.

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?
There is a pick up point in Las Palmas but the tour starts and ends in Maspalomas. For this reason, when the tour ends around 5:00 pm, 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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