Explore Gran Canaria attractions from North to South! Visit the architectural treasures of Arucas, the city of Las Palmas, Teror the pilgrimage village, deep green valleys, stunning mountain views, the village of Fataga and more. Book your place on this amazing tour today.
The tour takes you to Gran Canaria attractions and begins when the tour goes past the tourist resort of South Gran Canaria heading North-East towards Las Palmas de Gran Canaria which is the co-capital of Gran Canaria and Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Enjoy incredible views of the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium and a panoramic view of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
Your tour continues to the town of Arucas where you can see vast banana plantations, it is also famous for traditional Rum Production in the Canaries. Visit Arucas’ and Gran Canaria attractions which you must not miss: the impressive San Juan Bautista, a neo gothic church and the Arehucas rum factory founded in 1884, it has Europe’s biggest rum cellars. Learn how Rum was invented in the Canaries and conquerors exported the rum to Americas. You will see thousands of American oak barrels where the rum is matured in the distillery, also see the various steps it goes through before it is bottled by the locals.
Then the tour takes you to Teror which is the religious capital and destination of the pilgrimages of Gran Canaria. Visit the magnificent Basilica of Our Lady of the Pine and admire the history and postcolonial architecture of Teror as you stroll through its romantic streets. You will be impressed by the beautiful white houses and their attractively carved Canarian pine balconies.
Lunch is not included in the tour, but you have time to have lunch at the many restaurants in Teror.
After lunch the tour then heads to the center of the island where you can appreciate the contrasting landscapes of deep ravines, locals still live inside these mountains, in cave-houses which are natural caves or in houses drilled out of the rocks. Isn’t it fascinating?
As the tour takes you into the mountainous area, you will be surprised to notice that there is more greenery, an extraordinary diverse landscape, with pine and chestnut woods by the roadside. That is why Gran Canaria is also known as the “Continent in Miniature”. The weather too is different in different parts of the island like in the north is much cooler and damp than the south.
On the way you will see a beautiful hotel the Parador of the Cruz de Tejeda, it is located 35 kilometers from Gran Canaria with views of cliffs and ravines, surrounded by greenery at more than 1,500 meters above sea level.
After this the tour takes you to the viewpoint of Becerra , 1.550 meters high where you can view the Roque Nublo, a holy monument of indigenous people of Gran Canaria, and two pillars, the Rock of Bentayga and the Predicador. Keep your camera ready to take some absolute stunning pictures of Gran Canaria attractions, if the weather is clear then you can also see Tenerife and Teide, Spain’s highest peak.
The tour now descends through the center of Gran Canaria towards the south, through Canarian Pine forests and dams.
The tour takes you to the village of Ayacata, located in the center of the island with lots of almond trees and thousands of rock formations. The more the tour descends to the south, the landscape becomes drier but still impressive.
The tour makes a stop at the hill town of Tunte in the county of San Bartolomé. Here you have a photo opportunity when you enter a large crater of around 10 km in diameter, you can also have a coffee here. Click away for some awesome views over the villages of Temisas and Santa Lucia.
The vegetation has changed from lush green almond, banana trees to desert plants of cactus, aloes, agaves and many more. Here visit the Fataga village, the valley of the thousand palms.
Finally the tour arrives at the look out point of Degollada de la Yegua, giving you a panoramic view of the magnificent mountains of the island, deep valleys filled with palms, Playa del Ingles with the landscape of the Maspalomas Dunes and the glistening Atlantic Ocean in the background.
Book your place now to see the best of Gran Canaria highlights and discover varied Gran Canaria attractions in just one day.