Hikers in the Teïde, Tenerife Island
8-day adventure

Tenerife and La Gomera

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8 days
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Our Canary Islands office is based in El Médano on the island of Tenerife. Our local team provide group adventures and create tailor made private trips. Whether you want to scale the 3715m peak of Mt Teide (Spain's highest mountain) or discover the laurisilva forests of La Palma, our experienced team of guides have all the skills and local knowledge to ensure you have an exceptional experience. The team have a contagious passion for the Canary...
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Kandoo's view

This adventure will take you to the most unspoilt and remote parts of these two incredible islands. From the savage beauty of Anaga to the lofty summit of Spain’s highest peak, the ancient forests of Garajonay and the forgotten hamlet of Imada. This is a challenging route, you need to be ready for 6 days of solid hiking, reaching an altitude well over 3500m. You will experience another side of the Canary Islands far from the beach resorts and sun loungers. A land with vast open spaces, ancient lava flows, dense evergreen forests and peaks that look down on the clouds.

Trip highlights

  • Watch the sunrise from the summit of Mt Teide
  • Discover the rugged Anaga Peninsula
  • Explore the beautiful Garajonay National Park

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Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Welcome to Tenerife

    Arrival at Tenerife South Airport. A member of the Kandoo Adventures team will be at the airport to meet you and we transfer to our hotel in the town of Guimar. You will meet your guide and the rest of the group at the hotel. Depending on your arrival time there may be a chance to get out and explore the town. Our pre-trek briefing will be held this evening.

    • Transport: Private transfer (0.5 hour, 40 km)
    • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Day 2

    The Anaga Peninsula

    We start our exploration of Tenerife in the World Biosphere Reserve of Anaga Rural Park. The rugged and remote Anaga Peninsula forms the northern most tip of the island and offers magnificent hiking with sublime scenery. We follow stone paths through tiny terraced villages and pause for lunch on Bermejo Beach. In the afternoon we begin climbing up to the village of Charmorga, the most isolated village in the area, where we will be spending the night.

    • Hiking time: 5 - 6 hours
    • Ascent: 800 m
    • Descent: 800 m
    • Accomodation: Rural Hotel
    • Meals included: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
  • Day 3

    Mt Guajara

    This morning we take a private transfer to Teide National Park in the center of the island. Our goal for today is the peak of Guajara, the third highest peak on the island at 2718m and a great acclimatization hike. We cross barren, lunar landscapes where endemic plant life such as white broom, tajinaste and wallflower are surviving despite the harsh conditions. Ascending gradually to the summit plateau of Guajara, we are suddenly treated to incredible 360 degree views of Tenerife, Teide and the surrounding islands. After some time to soak up our surroundings we descend by the same route.

    • Hiking time: 5 - 6 hours
    • Ascent: 650 m
    • Descent: 650 m
    • Max. altitude: 2718 m
    • Accomodation: Rural Hotel
    • Meals included: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
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Trip information

Difficulty

This adventure is of moderate difficulty. The walking is continuous for 6 days and we will be reaching altitudes well over 3500m. Volcanic terrain can be loose, rocky and difficult to walk on so care should be taken to avoid slips and trips. The weather on the Canary Islands can be hot with intense sunshine which makes trekking more demanding. The maximum ascent in a single day is 1000m and descent 1550m, trekking poles are recommended to reduce the impact on your joints. You should be in good physical condition with recent experience of hiking for several days in row, in a mountainous environment,  with over 1000m of ascent and descent in a day. To ask about your suitability for this trip and what you can do to prepare please feel free to give us a call.

Food & drink

Breakfasts are taken either at our hotel or in small adjoining restaurants. The breakfasts will be continental in style with a selection of bread, jam, pastries, cold meats, cheese, yoghurts and fruit.  Lunches are picnic style, the Canarian cuisine lending itself perfectly to fresh fruits and vegetables (banana, mango, avocado and tomatoes), cold meats and local cheeses etc.

In the evening, meals are taken in small local restaurants. We attach great importance to gastronomy and all the places we eat have been chosen with care. You will have the opportunity to sample all the local specialties such as papas arrugadas, ropa vieja or miel de palma.

 

Please note that the water on Tenerife is not drinkable everywhere. During the trip, drinks including water, are your own responsibility. Although drinkable water is widely available, it is a good idea to bring a water filter along for peace of mind and flexibility.

 

If you have special dietary requirements please call and let us know as soon as possible before departure. We will do everything possible to accommodate your needs.

Accommodation

The main form of accommodation we use on the Canary Islands is hotels.  We use 3 star hotels and select properties carefully to ensure you are staying in the best locations. Rooms will be double or twin with en-suite facilities.  Triple rooms and single supplements are available subject to availability.


While climbing Mt Teide, we will spend one night in the Altavista refuge.  Accommodation in the refuge is in dormitories of between 4 and 12 people with shared bathroom facilities and a communal dinning area.


At the end of your tour, the evening before departure, we may use apartment accommodation. Apartments will consist of one or two bedrooms, kitchen area, bathroom and living room.

Transport

All transportation, including airport transfers, is included.
We will use comfortable minibus vehicles to move around the islands.

Luggage

During your trip your luggage will be transported by vehicle.  Your main bag must be flexible (a duffle bag and not a rigid suitcase) and weigh a maximum of 15kg.  Your luggage will be transported to your accommodation each afternoon and you will not be able to access it during the day.  You should also bring a small day pack to carry water, snacks and anything else you may need whilst walking.

How do I get there?

Tenerife has two airports, one in the north (TFN) and one in the south (TFS). Your international flight will need to arrive at Tenerife South – Reina Sofia Airport (TFS).

Tenerife is a popular holiday destination for many people from the UK so the flight options are numerous. Jet2 offer direct flights from Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Birmingham and Stansted. Easy Jet offer direct flights from Luton, Gatwick and Bristol and British Airways have direct flights from Heathrow. With so many options available you should find it easy to find a departure / arrival time that works well for you. The flight time from the UK is roughly 4hrs 30mins.

For those traveling from the USA, American Airlines offer flights from New York via Madrid and Aer Lingus have convenient flights from San Francisco via Dublin. British Airways have flights via London from Boston, New York, Phoenix, Houston, Seattle and Dallas. However, the return flight times are not always convenient. To save money and have greater flexibility you may like to consider booking a low cost airline from the UK to Tenerife separately to your transatlantic flight. If you choose this option please carefully check your arrival and departure airports and terminals and allow extra time for transfers and luggage collection.

On arrival in Tenerife, a member of the Kandoo Adventures team will be waiting for you in the arrivals area. Look out for a large “KANDOO” sign.

Budget & change

The currency on the Canary Islands is the Euro (EUR). For the latest exchange rates please see www.xe.com

It is possible to withdraw cash from ATMs on the island but please be mindful of any charges from your bank. Credit cards are widely accepted in the towns but not in remote areas. Please budget for drinks, souvenirs and any meals not included in your tour. 

Tips

Although the custom is practiced here, it is not expected. If you are satisfied with the services of your guide and local team, tipping is always appreciated.  It is not obligatory and should be left to the discretion of each individual.

Formalities & health

Passport

Most travellers will require a passport valid for at least 6 months after your return date. It is your responsibility to confirm your specific requirements and please be aware that proof of onward travel may be required.

Visa

Travelling to the Canary Islands is visa free for up to 90 days, for UK and US citizens

Vaccinations

No vaccinations are required.

Insurance

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fully and adequately insured for the duration of your trip. Please ensure that all activities, excursions and destinations in your itinerary are included in your travel insurance policy, in addition to your regular cover for cancellation and medical expenses. We ask that you keep a copy of your policy summary (containing policy number and the emergency contact number for your insurer) in your day sack at all times, so that we can access this information should we need to contact the insurer on your behalf.

Medication

Your guide carries a first aid kit at all times but we recommend you carry the following items: - Painkillers - Sunscreen for lips and skin - Moisturising cream (for sunburn) - Elastic bandage, regular bandages and Blister bandages - Sanitary products

Equipment & clothing

Clothing to bring

  • Warm hat (beanie)
  • Sun hat with wide brim for protection
  • Sunglasses
  • Neck gaiter or scarf
  • Suitable quick drying underwear
  • Light gloves
  • Walking boots (with ankle support and sturdy soles)
  • Socks (quick drying and not too warm)
  • T-shirts and warm jumper
  • Fleece or soft shell jacket
  • Waterproof and windproof hard shell jacket
  • Walking trousers and/or shorts
  • Pajamas, travel towel and toiletries
  • Comfortable shoes for the evenings
  • Waterproof trousers

Equipment to bring

  • Head torch and spare batteries
  • Eating utensils
  • 30-40 litre day pack
  • 80 – 100 litre duffel bag, max weight 15kg
  • Camera
  • Water filter
  • Water bottles or hydration pack
  • Walking poles
  • Wet wipes and hand sanitiser
  • Plastic bags for wet/dirty clothing

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Price includes

  • Airport transfers
  • An expert Kandoo Adventures guide
  • All transportation
  • All accommodation
  • 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners

Price does not include

  • Flights, visas and insurance
  • Drinks, tips and personal expenses
  • Dinner day 1 and 7, breakfast day 8
  • Your personal trekking gear

Options

  • Additional hotel nights before or after your trip