From the time you arrive at your 5-star resort in Tenerife, the largest of Spain's seven Canary Islands, you will want to immerse yourself in its awesome natural beauty, its distinctive landscapes and terrain, and its hundreds of outdoor and cultural activities. With an 11,000' high volcano, beaches, cliffs, stargazing, golfing, whale watching, hiking, exquisite wines and gastronomy, and so much more, Tenerife is truly paradise found.
Arrive on Tenerife and meet your private driver, who will take you to Costa Adeje. Once you check into the hotel, the rest of the day and evening are yours to enjoy.
Today is a full day! After breakfast, you’ll be met at the hotel by your guide for a private tour of Garachico and Masca. Your first stop is Icod de los Vinos, where you'll visit the quaint town and see the oldest dragon tree in Tenerife, the Drago Milenario. Next, you’ll visit Garachico - once home to American colonists, this port town served as the gateway for trade between Europe and the New World in the 16th and 17th centuries. The city is defined by its beautiful churches, monasteries, and unique craggy coastline. After lunch in Garachico, you'll visit Masca. At an altitude of 600 meters, its homes are perched on narrow mountain ridges over deep ravines covered in cypress and palm trees. This is one of the most picturesque parts of the island. At the end of the day, your guide will return you to your hotel.
Today, set out on whale and dolphin watch, one of the “must-do” activities while in Tenerife. Just a 15-minute boat ride away from shore, you'll have the chance to spot bottle nose dolphins, pilot whales, and up to 21 other marine species that are common in this area. Since so many of these beautiful creatures inhabit the waters of the Canary Islands, visitors are practically guaranteed to spot marine life every day of the year!
After breakfast, enjoy a leisurely morning to yourself; relax at your hotel or explore the town. This evening, you’ll visit Las Cañadas National Park, home to Mt. Teide. This park is characterized by its unique, lunar landscape and beautiful plant life. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007, Mt. Teide is an iconic attraction and a must-see for visitors. Tonight, you'll experience why Tenerife is one of the best locations on the planet for stargazing; its clear skies, low light pollution, and high altitude will allow you to see the night sky like never before.
After breakfast, spend the day in the northern part of the island on a private tour. You’ll start out with a drive to Santa Cruz, Tenerife's capital and one of the world’s busiest shipping ports. You will see how the city’s restaurants, art galleries, natural history museum, and striking examples of contemporary architecture all contribute to a definitively Spanish, cosmopolitan atmosphere. The day continues with a walking tour in La Laguna, which is considered to be the cultural capital of the Canary Islands. Its historical center was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999 and is known for its many beautiful churches, including Santo Domingo, the Church of the Holy Christ, and the San Miguel Chapel. Afterwards, the tour continues to Bodegas Monje Vineyard in El Sauzal for a tasting of traditional Canarian wine. Located 500 meters above sea level, the vineyard is situated on rocky ground and solidified lava from the nearby volcano. The Monje family is among Tenerife’s first wine producers, cultivating and bottling wine since 1750. At the end of the day, your guide will return you to your hotel.
The day is yours to enjoy! Consider visiting Loro Parque, a world-class attraction that was originally intended to be a refuge for parrots. Today, the park houses an immense diversity of animal species, integrated amidst palm trees and other exotic plants. Its commitment to conservation and sustainability has made Loro Parque one of the most recognized zoos in the world, boosting over 44 million visitors since its gates first opened in 1972.
After breakfast, your driver will pick you up at your hotel for your transfer to the airport. Safe travels!