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Canary Islands: Discover Gran Canaria Day-Trip

4.3 / 5

24 reviews

Canary Islands: Discover Gran Canaria Day-Trip

Activity provider: First Minute Travel
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From US$ 41.20 per person

This amazing guided tour crosses the heart of the island and combines visits to charming villages, exceptional viewpoints, valleys, and impressive peaks on the second most populous of the Canary Islands.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, German
Pickup included
Pick up areas: Maspalomas, Playa del Inglés, San Agustín, Bahía Feliz, Puerto Rico, Arguineguín, Taurito and Puerto Mogán. Pickup details will be forwarded by email 24 to 48 before the tour date.

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy free time to explore the city of Telde and the towns of Arucas and Firgas
  • Travel on a stunning panoramic route crossing the Fataga Canyon
  • Stop at the Ayacata almond tree region and see the impressive views over the Santa Lucía Valley
  • Stop at Mirador de Tejeda for amazing views over Roque Nublo and El Teide
Full description
Discover Gran Canaria on a 7-hour guided bus tour through the great green heart of Gran Canaria. See why this island is sometimes called a 'miniature continent' because of the huge contrasts in habitats and landscapes. The northern middle area will amaze you with its green meadows, farming areas, forests, natural parks, mountains, impressive viewpoints, and hidden villages. Firstly, visit Telde, the 2nd most populous city on the island. It's modern but full of interesting history as it was the ancient capital. Learn about the history of its Church and about its past and present. Then, discover the charming old town of Arucas and its magnificent modernist Church of San Juan Bautista built with volcanic black stone. After that, explore Firgas, known as "the Atlantic balcony" for its fantastic panoramic views. Find out why it is also called "the water village", for its exceptional waterfall fountain in the middle of the old town Next, arrive in the mountain area to make a stop at a restaurant in the Valleseco surroundings for lunch (optional and not included in the price of the tour). Continue through protected natural areas and mountains with stops at Mirador de la Cruz de Tejeda, which has beautiful views of Roque Nublo and El Teide. Finally, see the almond trees growing area of Ayacata, San Bartolomé, with fantastic views of the Santa Lucia Valley and the Caldera de Tirajana, and end the tour with an impressive panoramic route through the Fataga Valley Canyon.
Includes
  • Professional Guide
  • Return bus service from the following areas: Maspalomas, Playa del Inglés, San Agustín, Bahía Feliz, Puerto Rico, Arguineguín, Taurito and Puerto Mogán
  • Lunch
  • Pickup drop-off outside of designated areas
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  •  This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 24 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.1/5
  • Transportation
    4.1/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5

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Good. Would have wanted to spend more time in a couple of places like Arucas and would have like a proper walk/hike in the mountains. We didn't find the 1st stop that interesting and it can be missed. Lunch was good value but it was a long stop. It was a long drive in the mountains and a bit scary at times as some road were very narrow for 2 vehicles especially if one involves a bus, but the sceneries were beautiful. Good overall experience of Gran Canaria and I would recommend it.

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April 21, 2022

1st stop (Telde) less good, but then a good increase, Frigas very nice. Then the landscape, just breathtaking. The time was short for the food, the quality was decent (for the bus stop), but we left out the wine from the package price (it wasn't drinkable). Even ordered wine was okay. The driver had "his hands full" (with the constant hairpin bends), but mastered it excellently.

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April 15, 2022

Beautiful tour through the green heart of Gran Canaria. We saw beautiful places and a great diversity of landscapes with impressive views. We also went quite high into the mountains by bus. The restaurant where we had lunch was the only thing that didn't make us happy. If we knew that we would have brought our own lunch.

March 23, 2022

Product ID: 360580