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Undiscovered Tenerife and Pico Teide

Starts: Chio, Spain
Finishes: Tenerife, Spain

Visit: Chio, Masca, San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Los Tableros, Tenerife

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Activity: Trekking

Overview

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Home to a dramatic coastline, lush valleys, wonderful culture, magnificent flora, excellent cuisine and the majestic volcano of Pico Teide (3718m), this wonderful walking holiday shows a surprising side to Tenerife as we explore the island on foot, including a two day hiking adventure to the summit of Spains highest peak, Teide. We start with the dramatic gorge of Masca before sailing below the Los Gigantes cliffs. Next its Europe's most famous volcano Mount Teide, as we set off on an unforgettable two day journey through a beautiful and protected landscape to spend a night at the fantastically located Refugio Altavista. From the shoulders of Teide we hike to the summit in time for sunrise and catch the morning light as it casts an impressive pyramid shadow across the island. The view from the top is breath-taking as we look down on the neighbouring Canary Islands.

After Mount Teide we stay in the colonial town of La Laguna and from here explore the undiscovered UNESCO region of Anaga, a lush, prehistoric landscape with its own culture, flora, food, legends and some of the best coastal walking in Europe. The holiday finishes in the colourful capital of Santa Cruz, with its piazzas, pavement cafes, bustling harbour and laid-back atmosphere. If you are looking for a surprising side to the Canary Islands, with breath-taking scenery, fantastic walking and the opportunity to stand on the highest point in Spain, then this wonderful walking holiday shows a secret side to Tenerife.

Highlights

    • Overnight on Teide to watch sunset and sunrise from Spain's highest peak
    • Spectacular walking in the beautiful and undiscovered area of Anaga
    • Wonderful hiking through Masca Gorge and enjoy scenic boat trips
    • The UNESCO gem of La Laguna and the colouful capital of Santa Cruz

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 162278
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: Private & Local (Public)##Private & Local (Public)
Guide Language: Engligh

Starts: Chio, Spain
Finishes: Tenerife, Spain
Duration: 8 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

  • Professional English-speaking local leader
  • Single timed airport transfers on days 1 and 8
  • All accommodation as described in the trip dossier
  • All meals
  • All land transport involved in the itinerary

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Price

Price person (sharing double) $1,335 ($167/day)

Deposit:

$300 per person for bookings made 56 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 56 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

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Itinerary

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Spain Tenerife, Chio, Masca Gorge, Alta Vista Refuge, Pico Teide, La Laguna, Anaga National Park, Santa Cruz
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Angela  

Overall I enjoyed this trip, Tenerife is a varied island with a fantastic landscape. All of the walks were pretty spectacular from the volcanic desert of the south to the lush valleys of Anaga in the north east. We visited some nice restaurants and tried local dishes that I don’t think we would have come across without a local guide. The fish restaurant on the last night was excellent. Cao our guide for the first four days was a really nice guy and clearly loves his island and its history. He could do with keeping his eye on the back of the group a bit more as on some of the steeper walks we were very strung out in areas where an accident could easily happen. None of the walks are very long so although they can be steep and rocky they were not overly taxing and the pace was moderate. All of the hotels were good, the first one in Chio is on the rustic side but the trip notes make that clear and the facilities were fine with good food at breakfast and on the day we had dinner there. The hotels in la Laguna and Santa Cruz were very comfortable. I wasn’t surprised that we couldn’t summit Teide as I had been following the conditions online and the summit paths had been closed all of Feb following heavy snow at the end of Jan so I’m not sure why KE were surprised that Teide summit was closed. It’s always a risk with these sorts of trips but I think the info given to the group could have been managed better. The final walk caused a few issues as it ended on a beach with a boat trip

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Tim  

The trip was in early November but the weather was still mostly good - very warm in the south, cloudy in the north in Anaga, but still quite mild. We had no rain apart from a brief shower one day n Anaga. Tiede was cold and very windy at the top on our final ascent, but well worth the effort. The walk up to the refuge the day before was quite a long ascent, about 1100 m over about 6 hours, but the refuge was very well equipped and warm, so we were well prepared for the early start the next day. The Anaga National Park was very enjoyable - beautiful scenery , very varied almost subtropical forests and steep cliffs mixed with sandy coves (with swimming!). Our guide took us to some interesting family run restaurants wherever we stayed and knew some good quality, fairly quiet beaches for us. Both guides were very friendly and helpful. On the last day I and some others in the group visited the Botanical Gardens in Santa Cruz, which was a very pleasant end to the week. Overall the trip has a lot to recommend it - relaxation mixed with some challenge, and well organised.

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Richard  

This is a wonderful walking week.We had a great guide in ciao,he was so friendly and enthusiastic,he really did make the holiday. The pace was good ,and even the 2 day trek on Teide is not bad for regular hillwalkers like myself. The first day in masca gorge was great ending on a nice beach for a cooling swim and boat trip back. The walks in anaga are impressive although generally more cloudy than the south. On the last day we had a change due to windy weather and climbed a lovely peak above playa Americas in lovely sunny weather. During the whole week we were well looked after by ciao who became a real friend. Food and accommodation was good,the best hotel was in la lagunas where the buffet breakfast was lovely. I certainly recommend this trip and tick off teide.

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Marek  

Truly a magnificent trip. One which will linger long in the memory, A lovely island, full of history, mystery and culture; and a range of landscapes from the arid volcanic deserts of the south to the lush rain-forest covered with laurel trees and dotted with traditional hamlets in the north. Cao and Aaron were excellent guides and their enthusiasm, pride and love for their homeland clearly shone through. The eclectic range of accommodation added to the fun and the food tastings and restaurants chosen serving fresh local cuisine were an added bonus. Highly recommended for those adventurous in spirit.

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Gail  

Superbly organised from start to finish. Local guides, Cao and Aaron from Anaga Experience are the most welcoming , informative and entertaining I have met. Hiking days are full and require sure footing but enjoyable for all regular hikers. Plenty of time to enjoy and photograph. The highlight of the trip conquers El Teidi Volcano with superb views above the cloud of the caldera itself and neighbouring Canary Islands. Trip is fantastic for geology, diverse and endemic botany, stunning scenery,lovely local food and wine (all included). Accommodation modest but nice in all locations. Best time for flowers probably April- May. I went in April, daily temperatures average app. 25 lower down and chilly in the mountains, needing fleece level clothing in the mornings. Bring a swim costume, the sea was a welcome relief on 2/3 occasions. Little extra money only for tips, extra drinking, shops (really only chance would be on the last day in Santa Cruz). Bring a camera, this island will surprise and charm you. Great small group size of 12 people of whom you are likely to have something in common. In summary.... awesome!

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