Four of the best excursions available in the Canary Islands
With a few weeks to go until the end of the Canary Islands season, there is still time to book yourself on one of these fabulous cruises. The Carnival of the Canary Islands Cruise departs out of Lanzarote on the 23rd February, while the Andalucia and Canaries Cruise embarks out of Gran Canaria on the 4th March. It is also worth noting that both of these itineraries are flexible, meaning that they can by enjoyed as a whole or as a shorter cruise - one or more days into the itinerary.
Both of these cruises provide the opportunity to dock in a number of islands including Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria and Tenerife. Undoubtedly, the best way to truly experience what these islands have to offer is to embark on one of the many excursions. Pullmantur Cruises can offer a range of enriching excursions and, this week, we take a look at four of the best that are available.
Fuerteventura – Adventure in Lobos Island
Lobos Island is a tiny uninhabited area situated just off of the northern coast of Fuerteventura. It is primarily a nature reserve with a diverse range of flora and fauna, but is also home to Playa de la Concha, which is known for its pristinely clear waters. This excursion really is a great option for all the family, as you will get the opportunity to explore the sand dunes while enjoying a range of pirate-themed games and treasure hunts.
Gran Canaria – Gastro-Route of the Caves
This tour incorporates some of the most iconic sites that Gran Canaria has to offer, taking passengers on a tour of a range of villages and settlements that define the local culture. Travelling to the San Juan district of Telde, visitors will get to see a number of influential buildings including the Church of San Juan Bautista and the Plaza Mayor. After this, passengers will then be taken to Ingenio – one of the island’s oldest villages and was once an important centre of sugar production. The highlight of this tour, though, is the opportunity to visit the troglodyte village of Cueva Bermeja – where restaurants have been carved in the mountainside.
Lanzarote – Wine Experience
As the title suggests, this is a fantastic experience for any sommeliers out there. Visiting some of the island’s finest wineries, you will get a unique chance to sample this fantastic local produce. Passengers will visit the Canary Islands’ oldest winery as well as some of the more modern establishments which use Malvasian Muscat grapes. Between visits to the wineries, passengers will also get the chance to admire the local architecture – much of which is composed of volcanic and plaster stones combined with wooden beams.
Tenerife – Teide by Cable Car
The significance Mount Teide extends far beyond the Canary Islands. As well as being the tallest mountain of the Canary Islands and the whole of Spain, it is also the second tallest volcano in the world when measured from its base on the sea bed. A cable car journey to the top is an absolute must-do experience, providing visitors with unparalleled views of the varying landscapes of Tenerife and the surrounding islands.
Throughout the winter of 2016/17, Pullmantur has been operating cruises to the Canary Islands on board Horizon. With the temperatures now getting warmer, many cruise lines are beginning to reposition their ships in the Mediterranean and Pullmantur Cruises’ vessels will join them in the coming weeks. Until then, there is still time to enjoy one of these fabulous Canary Islands itineraries and embark on all of the excursions listed above as well as many, many more.