Excursions & day trips
Dusty and lunar-like in the south, green and mountainous in the north, Tenerife packs a continent into one island. Think quaint villages, stunning views and wine tasting on this full day experience. You'll visit the UNESCO-listed old town of La Laguna, drop into a bodega for a wine tasting and explore two plantations. Arianne, one of our local expert guides, says, ‘This is a tour with a difference, offering the perfect combination between north and south, and culture and nature.'First up is a visit to an aloe vera plantation. Here, you'll learn about the healing qualities – especially skincare – of this crop. Then it's on to La Laguna, arguably the prettiest town on the island. Throw in its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it makes for a real gem of a stop. Wander its poker-straight streets of pastel-coloured palaces and colonial-era churches and convents, or stop for a coffee in one of the cool tree-lined plazas. Taste local products such as marmalade and cheese in the weekly market and admire the town's famous flower displays.It's then on to a rustic, family-run winery for a typical Canarian lunch surrounded by vintage bottles and aged barrels. All ingredients are seasonal and locally sourced to reduce the environmental impact. And it goes without saying that you'll get to taste a selection of the bodega's wines. Rounding off the day is a tour of a banana plantation. Sample the sweet and juicy local variety, which is highly regarded throughout Spain.