At Villa Gran Canaria we always try to help you looking for the best plans and the best accommodation during your holidays in the Canary Islands. This is due to we want you to enjoy as much as possible of your stay in the island. So, we are going to talk about one of the best things to do in your trip to Gran Canaria in our post today. Don’t you know what are we talking about? Well, we are talking about the best tours in Gran Canaria!
We have told you many things about the island — typical food and drinks, the best places to visit, the best hiking and cycling routes, the best Gran Canaria excursions and boat trips and so on! Today we will give you the chance to explore all those things and so much more effortlessly through the top 3 tours in Gran Canaria!
Top 3 tours in Gran Canaria
If you are looking for adventure and you want to live a private experience with your couple, friends or family, you have to read our selection of the best tours in Gran Canaria. We have created a list with our favourites in the island in order to help you choosing the best option for you! Off we go!
Gastronomy tour in Gran Canaria
Is there a better way to get to know a place than tasting it? Gran Canaria is full of authentic traditions. The food tours in the island are designed to suit your adventure taste buds. Furthermore, each tour is full of history and culture — but this time, with a special food focus.
You will discover part of our cultural heritage through your palate and in the voice of local producers and businesses. But that’s not all — you will also have the chance to enjoy some of the most astonishing landscapes of the island. Are you ready to taste Gran Canaria?
We have selected as our favourite the Palm Tree Forest and its wine and cheese tour. These marvellous flavours will take us to Southeast of Gran Canaria, towards the summit of the island. You will meet rural producers and their amazing gastronomy homemade production.
This part of the island is volcanic, very steep and it gives you the opportunity to appreciate the stunning views of the canyon. These sceneries will take your breath away. As you probably know yet, Gran Canaria is one of a kind place.
Full tour of Gran Canaria
It is time to discover all the treasures hidden in the island! This guided tour through Roque Nublo, Arucas, Firgas and Guayadeque will give you the chance to live an experience that approaches you to the history of Gran Canaria.
You will visit the picturesque village of Agüimes. From there, you will reach Guayadeque, an impressive ravine where the ancient inhabitants of Gran Canaria — the Aborigines — used to live in caves in pre-hispanic times. Here, you will see a cave town with its church, bar and small houses built inside the mountain itself. It is undoubtedly one of the most impressive ravines of Gran Canaria.
Then, you will visit an Aloe Vera plantation. There, you will have the chance to see on site how to cut Aloe leafs and discover the benefits of this healing plant. What’s more, you can try it on your own skin in order to check the excellent properties of this plant.
Once you leave the Aloe Vera plantation, you will reach the smallest municipality on the island — Firgas. You will walk along its beautiful streets and you will see one of the most beautiful manmade waterfalls on the Canary Islands. The tour continues through small farms full of typical crops and about midday you will stop to have lunch in a typical restaurant located in the centre of Gran Canaria.
You will see the interior of the island, and it will show you its green heart full of deep ravines and breath-taking mountainous landscapes that will leave you speechless, like the majestic Roque Nublo and Roque Bentayga — symbols of our history and part of our culture.
After reaching the summit, you will follow the route and begin to descend surrounded by pine trees and almonds of Tejeda. You continue the trip until you reach the village of Ayacata, surrounded by beautiful almond trees.
After passing the town of Tunte in the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana, we stop for a stroll through the idyllic village of Fataga known as "The Valley of a Thousand Palms". This is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful things to see in Gran Canaria. Many artists and painters have settled in Fataga to breathe peace.
Finally, you will see a beautiful ravine that reveals the volcanic origin of Gran Canaria. Once there, you will feel as if you were in the Grand Canyon but in this Spanish Island. The famous Spanish writer Miguel de Unamuno expressed his astonishment sighting this landscape as “La Tempestad Petrificada”, translated as the “Petrified Tempest”. All of these and many other things are waiting for you in this tour in Gran Canaria, you won’t regret it!
Exploring Maspalomas, a guided tour through Gran Canaria
This time, you will discover the spectacular dunes of golden sand of Maspalomas accompanied by a local guide who will tell you everything you need to know in this spectacular bike tour in the south of Gran Canaria.
You will have the chance to see the astonishing panoramic views of Playa del Inglés and the Maspalomas Botanical Park. This botanical park has more than 500 plant species and it occupies an area of 12,000 square meters. Amazing, isn’t it?
Furthermore, you will discover the marvellous Oasis of Maspalomas, also known as the Charca. It is a small lagoon and it is frequently used as a winter destination during the migration of almost 40 species of birds.
At the entrance of Meloneras, you will see the imposing statue of Christopher Columbus. It was built to remember the passage of Columbus by Maspalomas. Moreover, you will find the old Maspalomas Lighthouse, which was declared an Asset of Cultural Interest.
You will also visit the famous and marvellous promenade of Meloneras, which is considered the most beautiful and luxurious promenade in the south of the island. Here you can enjoy the breath-taking views of the crystal-clear sea and the attractive beaches.
Finally, on your way back, you will go along the fun bikes lanes of Campo Internacional, which is immersed in the charming green Peace Park (Parque de la Paz), filled with 60 palm trees of different types.
This fabulous tour in Gran Canaria includes a vintage City Bike, a local guide, a soft drink, liability insurance, Taxes, Helmets, road assistance and a baby bicycle seat just in case you want to enjoy this experience with children.
We hope that you have enjoyed as much reading this post as we have writing about the best tours in Gran Canaria! You already know that if you have any doubt or if you need information about the tours or accommodation during your stay in the island, you can contact us whenever you want!