The Natural Mystery of the Canary Islands
Hop from island to island to discover natural worlds that defy the imagination and let our guides show you the key to the Canaries’ diversity.
"Andrea did a wonderful job designing an itinerary to suit three generations of diverse interests, and was flexible and responsive to last minute changes and requests. He showed us many hidden treasures of this beautiful region that would have missed we're it not for him."
- Heather on her journey in Italy
A possible, beautiful itinerary for you
A World Unlike Others
Arrival in Lanzarote. The moment you arrive in Canarias, the Canary Islands, you feel you have actually landed in some faraway, alien planet. As you go inland, you discover a volcanic landscape, deprived of vegetation, but colourful and beautiful. The strange scenery is mellows somewhat in your eyes, as you join a wine degustation and go for a camel ride in the setting sun. From a volcanic desert, you hop to La Gomera. Here you explore the Natural Reserve of Garajonay, the perfect place to lose yourself in contemplation of nature. This is the largest laurel forest in the world.
A Reflection of the Universe
Another day, another island. La Palma, with its black-sand beaches and rugged terrain is a true hikers’ paradise. There are over a thousand kilometres of marked trails and the landscape is varied as it is wonderful. You hike to Roque de los Muchachos, where some of the world’s largest telescopes gaze to the sky in the nearby observatory. The view is breathtaking. In the eastern part of the island, Santa Cruz de la Palma shows you the cultural and historical side of Canarias, with colonial neighbourhoods, in the junction of three worlds. Read more
The Span of the Biosphere
Mount Teide is the highest point in Canarias and the crown of Tenerife. From warm beaches you ascend the impressive volcano up to a snowy landscape that possesses an unsettling strangeness. A cable-car takes you to a high point where you can survey the Atlantic, and some of the islands you had just visited. A walking tour of San Cristobal de la Laguna lets you glimpse the unique identity and history of these fortunate islands.
Rumours of Atlantis
After a few days in Tenerife, and the freedom to explore at your leisure, you leave the Canaries for Madeira, a Portuguese archipelago that prides itself in its love for nature. Two thirds of the total area are protected areas. Here, at the edge of a continent, you are eased by an aura of natural magic, and the tales of Atlantis all of a sudden don’t seem so far fetched.