Canary Islands Organised Trips

Discover Gran Canaria by Jeep

Enjoy a fun-filled adventure on a 4x4 safari through the island’s varied landscapes, from lush valleys to dramatic rocky plains. The action-packed itinerary includes the hamlet of Fataga, with its narrow cobbled streets lined by small whitewashed houses, set in a palm-forested ravine. From here, you’ll venture on to dirt tracks to explore this dramatic setting further, and visit other wild gorges nearby that normal vehicles can’t reach, giving you a unique perspective on Gran Canaria’s geography. You’ll pause for lunch at a typical Canarian restaurant and stop at an aloe vera plantation where you’ll tour the fields of spiky plants and learn how they’re processed to create a host of different products.

• Daily departures
• Operates year round
• Group experience

Fuerteventura Catamaran Cruise

Spend a fun day out on the water on a sleek catamaran that’s a perfect base for all manner of appealing activities for adults and children. Once Catlanza leaves port, you can take to the nets, feeling the spray from the waves and keeping an eye out for flying fish and dolphins. As you glide through the water, you’ll be able to lend the crew a helping hand with some simple tasks, learn some useful sailors’ knots or relax with a spot of mindfulness yoga. At Papagayo, the boat anchors in a sheltered bay where you can whizz down the slide into the sea to swim, snorkel and maybe hand-feed some of the inquisitive local fish. Back on board, it’s time for a simple but delicious home-cooked lunch, with plenty of time to talk over the morning’s adventures. Afterwards, you’ll be able to try your hand at stand-up paddleboarding or kayaking before your return to port.

• Departs Tuesday and Friday
• Operates year round
• Group experience

Good to know
Water, juices, wine, beer and cava are included.

Duration:

Full day

Start time: 10.30am
End time: 3pm

Fuerteventura Deluxe Catamaran Cruise

Explore Fuerteventura’s majestic coastline aboard a state-of-the-art lagoon-style catamaran that’s unique to the island. You'll set sail in search of dolphins and whales - there have been 29 different species found in the local waters so your chances of spotting some of the local marine life is good. Later, the captain will sail along the south coast of the island and drop anchor in one of the sheltered bays. You'll have time to swim in the refreshing water before lunch. Spend the rest of the afternoon on deck with a chilled beer or glass of cava, enjoying everything from the warm wind in your hair to the stunning scenery. With a maximum of 12 passengers on board, there’s plenty of space to stretch out and relax.

• Departs Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
• Operates year round
• Group experience

Good to know
Water, juices, wine, beer and cava are included.

Duration:

Full day

Fuerteventura Jeep Exploration

Enjoy a highlight-filled Jeep adventure that combines well-known sights and hidden gems. The first destination is Corralejo National Park near the northern tip of Fuerteventura, an extraordinary landscape of towering sand dunes. From here, you’ll head inland towards Lajares, heading off-road en route to get a closer look at the starkly beautiful Bayuyo volcano with its twin craters. On arrival in Lajares, there’s time to explore the traditional craft shops of this sleepy Canarian village before continuing on to El Cotillo, a seaside town with some of the best beaches in Europe. You’ll be able to swim in one of its sheltered coves before checking out the Torre del Tostón, built to defend the coast against pirates. From here, you’ll head past Tindaya, a mountain considered sacred by the island’s pre-colonial population, before finishing with a gentle stroll around charming La Oliva, known for its typical island architecture.

• Daily departures
• Operates year round
• Group experience

Good to know
Lunch is not included.

Goat Trekking In Fuerteventura

Explore Fuerteventura’s dramatic west coast in the company of some four-legged friends. Near the village of La Pared, you’ll meet your playful and affectionate animal companions for the day – three goats called Nube, Rayo and Torito, accompanied by their guide – before setting off on a scenic circular trek through extraordinary desert-like landscapes. With the goats running free around you, and fabulous views over Jandia natural park, you’ll learn about the area’s richly varied geology, from volcanic mountains stained with minerals to fossilised dunes of finest sand. About halfway through, you’ll pause for a rustic picnic and a well-earned rest (goats included) before continuing through dried-up riverbeds back to the start point. To round things off in style, there’s a final stop for a reviving coffee overlooking the sea.

• Daily departures
• Operates year round
• Group experience

Good to know
The hike is around 6km and rated moderate.

Duration:

Full day

Gran Canaria by VW

Rediscover the fun of driving on a unique adventure that takes you into some of Gran Canaria’s most remote places. You’ll be at the wheel of your own VW Beetle convertible as part of a small guided convoy into the interior, passing remote mountain villages, shimmering reservoirs, lush aloe vera plantations and steep-sided valleys studded with a thousand palm trees. It’s not just about the stunning scenery, though: it’s about zipping along with the warm breeze in your hair, music playing, and the feeling of freedom that comes from knowing that an expert is in charge of navigation. We guarantee that you won’t want to hand the keys back at the end of the five-hour road trip.

• November to April: Departs Monday, Wednesday and Friday; May to October: Monday to Saturday
• Operates year round
• Group experience

Good to know
Drivers should hold a full driving licence, be aged over 18 and wear closed-toe shoes. Children over 4 are allowed as passengers.

Duration:

Full day

Gran Canaria Dolphin Watch

Take a trip on a modern catamaran that’s been purpose-built for dolphin-watching, with two viewing decks, a glass bottom and specialised sound equipment for listening underwater. Aboard the wonderfully spacious and stable Multiacuatic, you’ll head out to sea to spend a couple of hours looking out for some of the 27 species of cetaceans that have been spotted around the Canary Islands, from resident bottlenose dolphins and short-finned pilot whales to visiting Risso’s dolphins. As you search, the crew of this Blue Badge-holding vessel – awarded to those who have a clear focus on conservation and the safety of marine life – will share their knowledge of these enchanting creatures with you, adding to the experience. Afterwards, you’ll head closer to the shore for a refreshing swim, the perfect way to round your marine adventure.

• Departs Tuesday and Thursday
• Operates year round
• Group experience

Duration:

Full day

Start time: 10.30am
End time: 1.30pm

Highlights Of Lanzarote In A Day

Immerse yourself in the dramatic scenery of Lanzarote on a full-day adventure packed with unmissable sights. On the south coast, lava flows have created unique features, from the craggy shore and sea caves of Los Hervideros to the shallow Janubio lagoon with its salt flats. You’ll stop at El Golfo, a splash of dazzling green water in a collapsed volcanic cone, before heading to the Fire Mountains in Timanfaya National Park. In this blasted landscape – site of the island’s most recent eruptions – you’ll be able to appreciate the daunting power and stark beauty of these forces of nature. After lunch in Yaiza, one of Lanzarote’s prettiest villages, you’ll discover the plus side to all this geological restlessness in La Geria. This wine-making area in the shadow of Timanfaya is smothered in tiny black volcanic pebbles that retain precious moisture, and the vineyards that have been established here are like nowhere else. You’ll visit one of the wineries for a tasting, before heading north via sleepy towns and villages to Jameos del Agua, a volcanic cave complete with an underground lake.

• Daily departures
• Operates year round
• Group experience

Duration:

Full day

Hike Through Los Volcanes Natural Park

On the fringes of Timanfaya National Park, Los Volcanes is a startling landscape of lava fields created by the eruptions in the 1730s and 1824, and a fascinating place for a guided hike. As you walk among the volcanoes, craters and calderas, their slopes streaked orange, crimson, yellow and purple by minerals, you’ll discover an impressive range of features formed as the lava solidified, from cinder cones and tunnels to lava pools and hornitos. It’s so bare you could be walking on the moon, but if you look closer you’ll find lichens – nearly 100 different kinds – along with reptiles and birds, especially seabirds.

• Daily departures
• Operates year round
• Group experience

Good to know
The 3.5-mile walk is rated easy. Closed, comfortable footwear and warm layers are recommended.

Duration:

Full day

Start time: 8am
End time: 3pm

Horse riding in Maspalomas

Experience the vast volcanic landscapes of southern Gran Canaria in a different way, from the back of a well-school horse. At this highly regarded family-run riding school in El Salobre, just outside Maspalomas, you’ll be teamed up with a suitable mount, whether you’re a complete novice or an experienced equestrian. Then, after a safety briefing, you’ll head out with your qualified guide for a two-hour ride along quiet trails through an arid landscape of mountains, gorges, cacti and exotic plants that’s exactly like something out of a Wild West film. Feeling like a modern-day cowboy, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to soak up the fantastic views over the sea and the sand dunes of Maspalomas as Cumbre, Shiraz, Chester or one of their stablemates carries you smoothly along the 8km circular route.

• Daily departures
• Operates year round
• Group experience

Good to know
Riders should be at least 5 years old and weigh less than 150kg.

Duration:

Half day

Start time: 10am or 4pm
End time: Midday or 6pm

Kestrel Canyon Hike

Spend a fascinating day exploring the lush landscapes of Gran Canaria’s remote north-east. Thanks to a quirk of geology – the particular minerals in the lava of long-ago eruptions – rare plants thrive here, creating a unique ecosystem. As you hike through the ravine, you’ll follow a stream that flows all year round, keeping the humidity high and helping to sustain the jungle-like vegetation. Small animals such as rabbits and lizards abound here, which naturally attracts birds of prey, including hawks and buzzards as well as kestrels. After a picnic where you’ll find the lizards will happily eat bits of your sandwich from your fingers, you’ll continue to the village of Guayadeque, where you’ll be able to explore some old cave houses and taste a variety of the typical products of the area, such as the local sweet wine.

• November to April: departs Wednesday and Saturday; May to October: departs Wednesday
• Operates year round
• Group experience

Good to know
The walk covers 7km and is rated difficulty level 1.5. Suitable hiking boots are essential; hiking poles, water and a sandwich are provided.

Duration:

Full day

North Lanzarote Hike

Stretch your legs on a long-distance hiking trail that takes you through some of northern Lanzarote’s most impressive scenery. The 10-kilometre walk starts at the Volcan de La Corona, a natural monument whose imposing silhouette has dominated the skyline for around 3,000 years. You’ll circle the volcano, walking through the twisted sea of petrified lava known as the Malpaís de la Corona, taking in its strange beauty. From here, you’ll continue to the top of the Famara Cliffs, all that’s left of an ancient caldera and one of the most dramatic features of the island’s northern coast. You’ll follow the path for a few kilometres, enjoying the stunning sea views, before descending through a palm-tree-dotted ravine to the charming inland hamlet of Maguez not far from Haría.

• Daily departures
• Operates year round
• Group experience

Good to know
The 6-mile walk is rated moderate. Closed footwear is recommended.

Duration:

Full day

Roque Nublo Hike

Roque Nublo, ‘the rock in the clouds’, was a sacred place in ancient times and remains a symbol of Gran Canaria and a popular goal for walkers. Your hike begins to the west of this 80m-high volcanic outcrop, where you’ll pick up an ancient trail that meanders upward through pine forests, past long-solidified lava flows and strange stone columns. Along the way, you’ll learn about the herbs and medicinal plants that grow beside the path while enjoying the fresh clear air and the rugged mountain scenery. Arriving at the 1750m-high plateau on which Roque Nublo seems to sit, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of Teide on the neighbouring island of Tenerife, before pausing for a well-earned rest and a relaxed picnic, giving you time to soak up the unique atmosphere of this pre-colonial religious site. From here, you’ll descend to the village of Ayacata, set in an ancient crater, where the hike ends.

• Departs Tuesday
• Operates year round
• Group departures

Good to know
The walk covers 7km and is rated difficulty level 2. Suitable hiking boots are essential; hiking poles, water and a sandwich are provided.

Duration:

Full day

Tapas Tour of Fuerteventura

Take your taste buds on a culinary journey in southern Fuerteventura. On this full-day adventure, you’ll visit three small farms to learn about three quintessential island products and the story behind them. You’ll begin at a cactus grower, where prickly pears – otherwise known as nopal or Barbary figs – are harvested to make juice, spicy mojo sauces and jams, all of which you’ll be able to sample. From here, you’ll move on to another finca to discover the secret of top-quality organic olive oil and test your palate with a guided tasting. The third destination is a long-established family-owned goat farm, where the rich milk is used to make various cheeses according to a traditional recipe. You’ll be offered several types to try, along with a glass of red wine and a slice or two of the strangely delicious Canarian gofio bread.

• Daily departures
• Operates year round
• Group experience

Good to know
The tour includes around 2km of walking, so comfortable footwear is recommended.

Duration:

Full day

The Dunes of Fuerteventura

Corralejo natural park, with its soaring dunes, is arguably Fuerteventura’s best-known attraction and the perfect side trip from Lanzarote. You’ll board the ferry at Playa Blanca for the 35-minute cruise to Corralejo, keeping an eye out for flying fish, dolphins or maybe even whales on the way. Once on Fuerteventura, you’ll head to El Cotillo, a picturesque fishing village where you can check out the beach, walk along the promenade or relax with a drink in one of its little cafés. From here you’ll make for Corralejo, another former fishing village that’s now a popular resort, where you can go shopping, stroll through its streets or eat the freshest of fish in one of its inviting restaurants. After that comes the natural park itself, where you can walk on the dunes and try to take the perfect photo of them. There’ll be time to swim and sunbathe on the kilometre-long beach adjoining the park, undoubtedly one of the best in the Canary Islands, before your return to Lanzarote.

• Daily departures
• Operates year round
• Group experience

Good to know
You’ll need to bring your passport.

Duration:

Full day

Volcano Hike & Wine Tasting

Spend the morning immersed in a fascinating volcanic landscape before heading to a nearby farm and winery to experience another side of Fuerteventuran life. The day begins with a hike on and around La Gairía, a relatively young volcanic cone and natural monument in the heart of the island. Spotting features such as lava streams and pyroclastic material as you walk, you’ll head a quarter of the way up the mountain to admire the views over the island, before descending to the finca at the foot of the volcano. Your guided tour will take you all over the farm, where you’ll visit the vineyards and olive groves, admire the quaint farm buildings and enjoy a wine tasting. Having worked up quite an appetite, you’ll appreciate even more the rustic picnic of typical Canarian ingredients – bread, goats cheese, tomatoes and olive oil – that brings the outing to a close.

• Daily departures
• Operates year round
• Group experience

Good to know
The hike is 3 to 4 miles and rated moderate. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are advised.

Duration:

Full day

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