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Santa Cruz de Tenerife


Excursion 4: Garachico and Puerto de La Cruz
Tour Code: TCI-004
Tour Length: Half-Day (Approximately 5 hours)

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Pass through Tenerife's most picturesque countryside, and explore two of its most historic villages on the northern shore.

Depart from the pier and commence your journey north into the verdant Orotava Valley, one of the island's most important agricultural regions. Along the way, you'll past several plantations growing bananas and grapes, Tenerife's chief crops.

Upon arriving in Garachico, you will have a guided walk around this charming seaside village of palm-lined plazas and historic homes. Garachico was Tenerife's main port until 1706, when nearby Chinyero volcano erupted for more than a week, burying at least half of the city in lava. A remnant of that massive eruption has become one of Garachico's greatest draws - it's volcanically formed natural saltwater pools. Nearby, you'll find the 16th century San Miguel Castle.

Leaving Garachico behind, you will make your way toward Puerto de la Cruz, stopping along the way for coffee at Mirador del Garachico where you can admire the spectacular views of Garachico and beyond. It's quite a sight and a great prelude to your next stop.

When the volcano erupted more than 300 years ago in Garachico, Puerto de la Cruz benefited, becoming the principal northern port, particularly for wine. Today, Puerto de la Cruz is recognized as one of the top resort cities in all the Canary Islands. Enjoy your leisure time exploring its elegant plazas, shopping for sophisticated fashions, or simply watching the brightly colored boats in the harbor.

Following a visit of approximately 1-hour in Puerto de la Cruz, you will re-board your coach for the scenic transfer back to the pier.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 2-hours of moderate walking, at times over uneven and cobblestoned surfaces. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and may not be suitable for those with mobility concerns or those who suffer from vertigo. A jacket and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested. The itinerary is subject to change depending on weather conditions.

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