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Our most recommended Gran Canaria Volcano Activities

Las Palmas: Bandama, High Peaks, and Roque Nublo Tour

1. Las Palmas: Bandama, High Peaks, and Roque Nublo Tour

Explore the island of Las Palmas on this day trip in a climate-controlled vehicle. Journey to the summit of Gran Canaria, view the volcanic landscapes of the Roque Nublo monolith, and visit the Cross of Tejeda to taste some local delicacies.  Depart from the Las Palmas city center and drive island towards San Mateo. Have some free time to visit the local farmers market which stocks plenty of local products (only open on Saturday). Continue driving to reach the summit of Gran Canaria, which sits at 1,959 meters where you can enjoy stunning views of the high neighboring peaks, and if the weather is clear, see all the way to the island of Tenerife. Make your way to the Roque Nublo, a huge volcanically-formed basalt rock that is over 65 meters. Stop at the Cross of Tejeda where you can taste plenty of local Canarian products such as cheese, honey, and fruit. Visit the village of Teror, where you can go for a walk through the charming village and see the Basilica of the Lady of the Pine. Return to Las Palmas at the end of your day trip.

Gran Canaria: The Volcano's Heart Tour & Local Food Tasting

2. Gran Canaria: The Volcano's Heart Tour & Local Food Tasting

Enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of the Gran Canaria biosphere reserve with this tour from Lomo Quiebre. Travel to the summit of Gran Canaria and discover the inland landscapes of the island and see the traditional Canarian cave houses. Be picked up by your guide and travel inland through numerous ravines, volcanic calderas, and gigantic rock walls. Go through rural villages with typical Canarian cave houses. Discover the natural wonders of the island beyond the beaches. Take a walk at sunset through the highest spot on the island and look out over a sea of clouds. Savor local flavors as you taste a range of products on the plains of an ancient volcano. See the great geological and natural icons of the island such as the Roque Nublo volcanic rock, the Roque Bentayga rock formation, the Tejeda Basin, and the verdant pine forests and mountains of Tamadaba. Relax on the return to Lomo Quiebre.

Gran Canaria: Island Highlights Tour with Optional Lunch

3. Gran Canaria: Island Highlights Tour with Optional Lunch

Discover the best of Gran Canaria on this tour with a professional local guide. The guide will tell you all about the history, culture and nature of the island. The tour will start from the south of Gran Canaria with a pickup from your hotel. Then, you will drive around Gran Canaria to discover the most iconic landscapes, towns and architecture of the island. Stop in Pico de las Nieves to take in the stunning panoramic views of the island, learn about the volcanic landscape and observe the famous Roque Nublo. You can also opt to add a delicious traditional lunch in a restaurant. At the end of the tour you will be dropped back to your hotel.

From Las Palmas: Full-Day Tour of the North

4. From Las Palmas: Full-Day Tour of the North

See some of the highlights of northern Gran Canaria on a 7.5-hour tour departing from Las Palmas. With your Canarian guide, make your first stop in the charming village of Arucas, known for its magnificent neo-gothic church of St. John. Next, learn about the island's popular exports, while visiting the banana farms.     Then, discover the beautiful valley of the Berrazales in Agaete, where you can try unique arabica coffee and enjoy a wine tasting. Also, enjoy lunch at the port of Las Nieves. Finally, pass through Guía which is a famous area for flower cheese. You might have the opportunity to try some (for an optional €3 euros per person).

Gran Canaria VIP Round Island Coastal Tour

5. Gran Canaria VIP Round Island Coastal Tour

Your first stop is at the peaceful Puerto de Mogán beach and marine, described by some as a mini Venice. On the way, make stops to take pictures at the volcano colored mountains and wander through the tropical fruit stands.   Visit el Charco in La Aldea, a place away from the bustling tourism of the island. Here, take a peek into the old way of life on Gran Canaria. Soak in the laid back culture as you walk at San Nicolas shore and beach. Experience the stunning beaches with clear blue waters at Agaete-Puerto de Las Nieves, the volcanic wild coast. Next, choose between having a fish lunch with local delicacies at a local restaurant or visiting a coffee plantation with a coffee, wine, and snack in Agaete.  Enjoy the panoramic view over Las Palmas City at Bandama Crater, subject to timing. At the end of your day of exploration, relax as you are returned to your accommodation.

Gran Canaria: The Red Canyon Guided Day Tour with Tasting

6. Gran Canaria: The Red Canyon Guided Day Tour with Tasting

Experience the natural beauty of Gran Canaria on this full-day trip from Arguineguín. Travel back in time as you visit archaeological sites in La Fortaleza. Get a taste of the island's volcanic history at the Caldera de Tirajana.  Be picked up at the meeting point in Arguineguín and enjoy the scenic countryside on the way to La Fortaleza. Explore the mountainous landscape to uncover caves, ruins, and cemeteries.   Hike through reddish ravines and palm valleys. Take in sweeping views of the stunning Caldera de Tirajana. Hear stories about life in the ancient Canary islands from your guide.  Travel to the Barranco de Las Tobas ravine. Snap pictures of the reddish-orange rock formations. Head to Guayadeque, where there will be a break for lunch. Have the chance to purchase lunch at a Canarian cave restaurant. Make your way to the Las Salinas de Tenefé salt flats. Take a walk through the oldest salt flats on the island. Enjoy how the light reflects off the salt flats as it sets for the day. Return to your pickup location in Arguineguín at the end of your tour. 

Bandama Caldera, Botanic Garden and Old Town from Las Palmas

7. Bandama Caldera, Botanic Garden and Old Town from Las Palmas

Be collected at your accommodation in Las Palmas. Explore the historic city center and spend free time visiting a couple of museums or stroll through the traditional shopping area or market. Travel in a bus towards the volcanic mountain of Bandama, in the protected landscapes of Tafira. Journey past some of the island's vineyards as you make your way to the top of Bandama Mountain. Admire the stunning view over the whole northeast of the island and see the incredible caldera of the volcano. Drive through a residential area to the Botanical Garden of the Canaries, where your guide will teach you about the different kinds of plants and trees. Visit the ancient laurel forest and pine tree forest and marvel at the amazing cacti of different sizes in the cactus garden. You will be dropped off in the Old Town, at Santa Catalina Park, or in Maspalomas.

Las Palmas: Sacred Mountains, Artenara, and Tejeda Village

8. Las Palmas: Sacred Mountains, Artenara, and Tejeda Village

After departing from Las Palmas, visit the charming villages and stunning green landscapes of Gran Canaria, quoted as a “Continent in Miniature”. Visit Moya, complete with the Tomás Morales Museum. Continue through the Fontanales region to the crater of the Gáldar pines and the Black Mountain range, and learn about unique Canarian endemism flora. Visit the Museum and a replica of a Risco Caído cave-dwelling, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit Artenara, one of the highest villages in the Canary Islands that is home to many cave houses. After lunch, finish your tour with a visit to Tejeda, one of the most beautiful villages in Spain. Marvel at the Bentaya and Roque Nublo rocks, and learn about its famous almond candy production.

Lanzarote: VIP Trip

9. Lanzarote: VIP Trip

There is no better way to discover Lanzarote island than with an 8 seater, air-conditioned minibus that allows you to drive on the secondary roads and see the beauty of the interior and its coastline. Explore the beautiful places of Las Salinas, Los Hervideros, El Golfo and Caleta de Famara during the morning. Stop in los Hervideros, where the ocean sculptured the lava, El Golfo village, visiting the unique green lagoon, a great natural attraction of the Island of Lanzarote and Caleta de Famara, one of the best surfing areas in Europe. Enjoy a typical Canarian lunch at Tao village, before you head to Teguise village, the first capital of the island, then the Castillo de Guanapay, where you can visit the Pirates Museum. Admire the two most important viewpoints of the island, Las Nieves, the highest point of the island and El Risco del mirador del Rio, where you can view the north part and La Graciosa island. Taste local products in Ye Village and finally, a small stop at one of the best beaches of the island “Caleton Blanco”, before returning to your hotel.

Gran Canaria: Guided Day Tour of the South

10. Gran Canaria: Guided Day Tour of the South

Discover the island of Gran Canaria on this guided day tour. Explore its popular destinations and be one with nature as you stop by the Maspalomas dunes natural reserve, Canarian Colorado Canyon, and more. After being picked up, head to the Yeguas viewpoint, a truly imposing place to admire the views of the ancient volcanic caldera of Tirajana, which boasts millions of years of existence. Then, continue to the Arguineguin market, stroll around, and do some local shopping if you wish. Proceed to the famous Puerto de Mogán to visit its small canals and take photos of one of the beautiful tourist corners of the Canary Islands. After lunch, marvel at the natural area of the dunes of Maspalomas. See beautiful views from its viewpoint and take photos on the hill of the dune.

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What people are saying about Gran Canaria

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 150 reviews

Everything was excellently organized. Our guides were excellent, Victor made everyone laugh and from Marlna we felt like we learned the full history of Cran Canaria, including answering any questions we had in perfect French or English. We got a glimpse of the interior; explored local life; made a great hike and enjoyed a delicious meal in a rather inconspicuous tavern, which you will certainly not find anywhere else in the tourist center. We can only recommend it.

A consistently successful tour with a very friendly and fun guide Viktor, who took care of everything wonderfully and informed us well. The views of the countryside were very nice, the hike a bit strenuous due to the heat, but very worthwhile. It went over hill and dale. One should not be frail. At the Red Canyon we were lucky that only a few people were there. All in all a great day.

It just outreached our expectations. The driver has seriously the best skills and our guide was amazing! We have learned and seen so much and had also enough free time. All in all well structured and perfect for everyone who wants to see the highlights and does not want to rent a car.

A wonderful experience. Going up to the Roque Nublo, and doing there, with those views, the tasting of local products was incredible. And to finish… we contemplate the sunset, from a fantastic location. The very attentive guide, always aware of the group. Very nice.

Really good guide The driver drove calmly and comfortably many +++++ to these 2