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The Canary Island Experience

Gran Canaria, Tenerife & La Gomera
 
This self-guided walking holiday on Gran Canaria, Tenerife and La Gomera will live long in the memory. Travel between these three different islands is easy, and you discover a variety of scenery. On Tenerife, you can sightsee with a hire car, and take a cable car to Spain’s highest peak.
The Canary Island Experience. 14 nights
The Canary Island Experience. 14 nights
 

Holiday information

 

A walking holiday on the Canary Islands

Any archipelago is worthy of thorough exploration, and this is certainly true of the Canaries. The islands’ spectacular landscapes have been created by volcanic activity over many millennia, and their benevolent climate is strongly influenced by their proximity to the vast continent of Africa. Each island has its own character, flavour and atmosphere, making it a worthy destination in its own right; but by combining two, three or even four of the islands you can experience their striking diversity and gain a wider, more rewarding perspective.
This two-week adventure explores three of the best, beginning on the spectacular island of Gran Canaria, where rugged ridges and deep ravines radiate out from the mountainous centre to the coast. The panoramic views stretch some 70 miles to the towering peak of El Teide on Tenerife, your next destination. With expanses of black sand, green pine forests, red rock formations, crimson lava fields and white clouds which sometimes billow like a skirt around the waist of El Teide, Tenerife is an island of many different colours. The walking here is immensely rewarding, as it is on La Gomera, your final island. From the peak of Garajonay, mountains alternate with lush green valleys down to the coast of steep cliffs and a glittering blue sea, ancient tropical forests and groves of palm trees lending a special enchantment to this pretty island.
 
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Itinerary

The key to Inntravel holidays is flexibility. You can start on the day of your choice, and are free to add extra nights.
  • The average maximum daytime temperatures and monthly rainfall relate to the nearest weather station and are intended as a guide only.

    On the upper slopes of El Teide, where snow is possible between November and February, temperatures will be cooler than those shown above.
    Average temperatures and rainfall
      Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    °C 18 18 19 19 20 22 25 26 25 23 21 18
    mm 68 57 44 34 13 6 1 3 14 43 71 77
  • Arrival in Cruz de Tejeda on Gran Canaria
    Night 1: at Parador Cruz de Tejeda (the first of two nights here).
    As your first night's accommodation is on the day of travel, Day 1 is your first day of walking.
  • Choice of walks from Cruz de Tejeda: 8.5km or 14km

    Circular walk via Artenara: 14km, 6hrs
    Our recommended option ranks as one of the best on Gran Canaria. Follow a truly stunning ridge above the deep valleys of the dramatic Caldera de Tejeda and the Parque Rural Roque de Nublo. Passing ceremonial caves used by the island's first inhabitants, your path descends through fragrant pine forest to the fascinating cave village of Artenara, the island's highest settlement. Once there you can see what cave living is like by visiting the cave museum; enjoy more breathtaking vistas from the village's balcony location on the lip of the caldera; and visit a chapel entirely carved into a cave – pulpit included. You can halve the distance shown above by returning to the Parador by taxi (pay locally).

    Circular walk via Tejeda: 8.5km, 4hrs
    Alternatively, you may choose to descend the panoramic Tejeda Valley, where emblematic Roque Bentayga stands guard, flanked by Roque Nublo on the ridge and Mount Teide on the horizon. Your target is Tejeda, one of Gran Canaria's most picturesque villages. Explore its cobbled streets and leafy plazas with views down the valley; try some of its famous almond cakes from the bakery; or visit one of its museums which include a medicinal plants centre. Again, you can halve the distance by returning to the Parador by taxi (pay locally).
    Artenara walk
    Circular walk via Artenara: 14km
    Circular walk via Tejeda: 8.5km
  • Cruz de Tejeda to Fontanales: 15km, 6hrs
    Your route out of Cruz de Tejeda takes you above the Las Cumbres Protected Area with its splendid views down to the coast and Las Palmas, before descending gently to a peaceful valley with a babbling brook. Passing through rural hamlets, you briefly follow a trail of ancient lavaderos where people would wash their laundry, before reaching the mighty Barranco de la Virgen, whose flank you descend. Your final ascent takes you to a ridge from where you descend gently through meadows filled with the sound of goat and sheep bells, into the village of Fontanales and the welcoming Cabañas Valle Verde.
    Cruz de Tejeda to Fontanales: 15km
    En route to Fontanales
  • Fontanales to Agaete: 14.5km, 6hrs
    After an initial ascent along the ridge above Fontanales, today's route takes in some of Gran Canaria's most diverse landscapes, from rolling green meadows reminiscent of England to the prehistoric surroundings of the Barranco de Agaete with its cascades of water, old laundry basins and breathtaking views. As you descend through the Agaete Valley towards the delightful Hotel Las Longueras, your final hotel on Gran Canaria, you catch glimpses of the sea in the distance.
    Fontanales to Agaete: 14.5km
    Lush landscapes around Fontanales
  • Choice of routes from Agaete: 6km to 15km
    You could spend today relaxing by the pool or on the flower-bedecked terrace, but we suggest three options if you would prefer to walk. In each case, pay locally if you choose to return by taxi.

    Tamadaba reservoirs walk: 9km, 4hrs; longer option returning on foot: 14km, 6hrs
    This recommended walk shows a very different but equally dramatic face to this diverse island. After a short taxi ride (pay locally), you ascend into the splendid Tamadaba Natural Park from where you gaze down through the pine trees over two of the island's most spectacular reservoirs before descending to circumnavigate the lower lake and enjoy a picnic lunch by its shoreline. You can choose to take a taxi back, or to return on foot.

    Circular walk via Puerto de las Nieves: 15km, 5.5hrs; shorter option returning by taxi: 10.5km, 4hrs
    Promising the satisfaction of reaching the sea after your previous days' exploration of the interior, this route takes you up the slopes of Montaña Bibique, passing below the Caves of the Ancients where Gran Canaria's first known inhabitants lived as troglodytes. The views from the ridge are spectacular. You then follow the cliff-top path that leads down into pretty Puerto de las Nieves where a selection of traditional restaurants offer fresh fish and seafood for a well-deserved lunch. Walk back via the town of Agaete, perhaps visting the small botanical garden and the fascinating 1,300-year-old Maipés Necropolis, or return by taxi.

    Linear walk to Puerto de las Nievas: 6km, 2hrs
    A more direct way of visiting both Agaete and the seaside town of Puerto de Las Nieves. Return by taxi.
    Agaete Valley
    Tamadaba reservoirs walk: 9km
    Circular walk via Puerto de las Nieves: 15km
  • Travel to Vilaflor on Tenerife
    You are ideally placed to catch the morning ferry from Agaete to the port of Santa Cruz on Tenerife (60-80mins), where your hire car will be waiting. It is an easy drive to Vilaflor (1hr 15mins) and the Spa Hotel Villalba, where you stay for two nights. However, there is no rush and your hire car gives you the freedom to explore for the rest of the day, perhaps visiting the capital, Santa Cruz, before heading off to Vilaflor; or to relax on the Playa de las Teresitas, widely considered to be Tenerife's most beautiful beach.
  • Choice of routes from Vilaflor: 4.5km to 14km
    We provide notes for two walks from the door, plus two further walks close to Mount Teide, a short drive away. Alternatively, you can ascend Spain's highest peak by cable car, weather permitting.

    Paisaje Lunar: 7.5km, 3hrs
    Accessed by a short drive, this classic Tenerife walk ascends along the 'Camino de Chasna', which was used extensively in the 17th and 18th centuries by explorers, scientists and well-heeled Victorians over-wintering on Tenerife on the advice of their physicians. Climbing above the village, you ascend through pine forest to the surreal rock formations of Paisaje Lunar (lunar landscape) where, over half a million years, the elements have sculpted fantastical shapes from volcanic fallout to create a unique and fascinating landscape. Return to your hotel by car.
     
    Vilaflor Wine Route: 14km, 6hrs; shorter option: 11km, 5hrs
    This second option combines pleasant woodland walking with an opportunity to try some of the Hotel Villalba's award-winning wines. Trails through the pine forest lead to Vilaflor's wine country, where you traverse country lanes lined with vineyards and, in early spring, almond blossom.The full route brings you to the Bodega Reverón, where you can take a tour before trying a selection of wines which are also available to buy.

    Roques de Garcia: 4.5km, 1.5hrs
    Beginning with a short drive, this easy route takes you through the lunar landscapes of the Cañadas at the foot of Mount Teide. You pass many curious rock formations, including the 'Finger of God', as the path crosses scrubland, lava flows and azure-coloured rocks.

    Mount Guajara: 10km, 4.5hrs
    This challenging option leads to the peak of Mount Guajara, the highest point of the remaining crater wall and site of the world's first high-mountain observatory, and returns along the same route.

    El Teide
    It is also possible to reach the summit of El Teide by taking the cable car to the station beneath the peak. From here, it's a short but exhilarating and hugely rewarding walk to the top, although you will need to obtain a free permit to access this walk. Permits become available online six months in advance, and are very popular, so we recommend reserving yours as soon as possible. In the event of heavy snowfall, which is not uncommon between November and February, the path will be closed.
    Lunar landscapes around Vilaflor
    Paisaje Lunar: 7.5km
    Vilaflor Wine Route: 14km
    Roques de Garcia: 4.5km
    Mount Guajara: 10km
  • Drive from Vilaflor to Garachico, plus a short walk
    As the drive to the Quinta Roja in the pretty coastal village of Garachico is not long (72km), you could head out on arrival for a short walk - take your pick from the walks recommended for the following day.
    Drive from Vilaflor to Garachico
  • Choice of routes near Garachico: 8km to18km
    The first walk we suggest can be accessed directly from your hotel; the others are all within easy driving distance of Garachico.

    On the lava trail: 8km, 3.5hrs
    Starting from the hotel door, this route follows the path of the 1706 eruption and takes you high above the town, through the attractive hamlet of San Juan del Reparo and back to Garachico via an ancient path now only used by locals.

    Teno Alto: 10km, 4hrs
    This circuit is a great introduction to the Teno Mountains, revealing a variety of scenery as it rises from the village of El Palmar to the Tabaiba Pass on a flower-lined path for far-reaching views over the Atlantic. It continues along a rocky ridge before dropping gently onto the Teno Plateau and traversing a lush, terraced valley.

    Circular walk from Los Silos: 15.5km, 7hrs
    Another fabulous circuit that climbs from the town of Los Silos following a steep-sided barranco as you pass deserted hamlets and enter pine forests before arriving in the hill town of Erjos. Enjoy refreshments at one of the small bars before descending another dramatic gorge on wide cobbled trails back to your starting point.

    Circular walk from Santiago del Teide: 14km, 5.5hrs
    A richly varied walk that begins in the sleepy hamlet of Valle de Arriba and ascends through almond tree groves to the Chinyero National Reserve, site of Tenerife's last volcanic eruption in 1909. Traversing lava fields with views of La Gomera and La Palma on the horizon, the route drops down into the hamlet of Arguayo with its working pottery museum before skirting the side of La Hoya Mountain with breathtaking vistas over the west coast and Santiago Valley. The route returns to Valle de Arriba via the village of Las Manchas, which locals claim was saved from the ravages of the eruption by a miracle.
    The Teno Alto circuit offers fabulous views
    On the lava trail: 8km
    Teno Alto: 10km
    Circular walk from Los Silos: 15.5km
    Circular walk from Santiago del Teide: 14km
  • Travel to Vallehermoso on La Gomera
    Today you need to be in Los Cristianos by lunchtime to catch the early-afternoon ferry to La Gomera. Enjoy a final leisurely drive through Tenerife’s other-worldly volcanic landscapes before leaving your hire car at the port and joining the ferry (which takes between 50-60mins) as a foot passenger. From the port on La Gomera, you will be transferred (60mins) to the Hotel Tamahuche in Vallehermoso for two nights.
  • Choice of routes from Vallehermoso: 6km to 19km
    There are four different walks to choose from on your day in Vallehermoso:

    Chorros de Epina: 16km, 6hrs
    This is a great introduction to the landscapes of La Gomera, taking you up through a terraced, palm-clad barranco (ravine) with views back over the valley to Roque Cano, the monolithic rock that presides over Vallehermoso. From here, you continue climbing to the Chorros de Epina, a legendary spot where seven springs meet, before returning via a gentle descent through forest and along an old path with views over the Encantadora Lake and the valley, reaching Vallehermoso along a quiet country lane.

    Around Vallehermoso: 12km, 5hrs; shorter option 10km, 4hrs
    This challenging walk climbs steeply above the Barranco del Valle with splendid views back across neatly terraced fields of bananas, avocados, lavender, vines, potatoes and other exotic plants, before crossing another barranco to reach the ridge at Santa Clara. You have a choice of return routes, either a steep descent to a beach, or a gentler descent into the valley with great views over the Barranco de la Era Nueva and Roque Cano.

    The Enchantress Lake: 6km, 2.5hrs
    A gentle route leads up to the Encantadora ('Enchantress') Lake and ascends the crest of Lomo Pelado before a leisurely descent into Vallehermoso.

    Igualero & the Barranco de Erque: 19km, 6.5hrs
    This is a challenging yet hugely rewarding walk that begins after a taxi ride (pay locally) to Igualero. From here you embark upon a lovely, varied walk starting above the deepest and most remote canyon on the island, Barranco de Erque. You pass through a number of hamlets, each with its own watering hole to help you on your way, followed by ancient laurel forest (laurisilva), and finally a cultivated, flowery valley, before dropping back down into Vallehermoso. You can shorten the walk by starting at one of the intervening villages.
    Enchantress Lake
    Chorros de Epina: 16km
    Around Vallehermoso: 12km
    The Enchantress Lake: 6km
    Igualero and the Barranco de Erque: 19km
  • Vallehermoso to Agulo: 15km, 5.5hrs
    The walk to your next hotel ascends above the valley, with views that grow ever more impressive as you gain height, to the base of iconic Roque El Cano. From a tranquil lake in a beautiful valley setting, the route ascends again to the Juego de Bolas visitor centre with its handicrafts and botanical garden before dropping down to the village of Agulo, where you spend one night at Casa Lugo.
    Vallehermoso to Agulo: 15km
    Roque El Cano
  • Agulo to San Sebastián: 9km, 3.5hrs
    After a taxi transfer (included), you set off along well-waymarked paths, steadily climbing to reach the broad, undulating ridge of Lomo de las Nieves, dotted with cacti, which you follow towards the sea. You will be rewarded with fine views of the south-east of La Gomera, initially, and then across to majestic El Teide, crowning the distant island of Tenerife, as you continue down to the coast at San Sebastián. Your final two nights are spent at the Parador where you can relax by the pool and enjoy excellent local cuisine.
    Agulo to San Sebastián: 9km
    Arriving in San Sebastián
  • Out-and-back walk to Playa de la Guancha: 10km, 4hrs
    If you can tear yourselves away from the hotel pool, this final walk on the island ascends out of San Sebastián and rounds the headland before descending into a barranco. As you emerge once more from the ravine, your efforts are rewarded by panoramic views over the remote Playa de la Guancha, your destination. Relax awhile on its pebbly beach before retracing your steps back to the parador.
    Out-and-back walk to Playa de la Guancha: 10km
    Looking over San Sebastián
 

Accommodation

On Gran Canaria, your accommodation comprises a parador, a rustic apartment and a converted colonial mansion. Both hotels on Tenerife are elegant and stylish, offering excellent standards of hospitality and service; while on La Gomera, you stay in two excellent rural hotels and a 4-star parador. (The term 'rural' refers to a class/type of hotel in Spain, rather than to its geographic location.)

Occasionally, due to availability, we may offer an alternative hotel, as shown below. You will be informed of any change to the usual hotel (along with any price implication) prior to us confirming your holiday to you.

As well as the hotels indicated below, we also recommend additional nights in Vallehermoso to take advantage of all our suggested walks in the area, and in Garachico to explore more of this fascinating town.
 

Options to extend or shorten your stay

 
Prices & travel options
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  • 14 nights: 01 September 2020 - 17 December 2020 & 07 January 2021 - 30 April 2021

    Start any day | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Price Single room
    1 - 24 Sep 2020 £1845 £490
    25 Sep - 3 Dec 2020 £1895 £495
    7 - 18 Jan 2021 £1895 £495
    19 - 31 Jan 2021 £1945 £535
    1 Feb - 31 Mar 2021 £1995 £545
    1 - 7 Apr 2021 £1945 £535
    8 - 16 Apr 2021 £1845 £490
    3rd & 4th person discount -£180
    Single traveller supplement £180

    Includes accommodation, meals and services integral to the holiday as described, plus walking notes and maps, but no travel from the UK, nor any connecting travel from the airport unless stated below.

    Included travel: transfer from Gran Canaria airport to first hotel and from last hotel to ferry port; 5 days' category C car hire on Tenerife (eg Opel Corsa or similar with manual transmission); return ferry between Tenerife and La Gomera, return taxi transfers on La Gomera between port and hotels, shared transfer back to Tenerife South airport.

    Book your flights through us and we'll find the best route and times to suit you. Please contact us to find out more about our flight booking service. We can also book connecting travel - see below.

  • Room upgrades (£ per person per night)

    Hotel Spa Villalba, Vilaflor
    Junior suite: 01 Sep - 31 Oct 2020 £20
    Junior suite: 01 Nov - 17 Dec 2020 £16
    Junior suite: 07 Jan - 30 Apr 2021 £12
    Suite: 01 Sep - 17 Dec 2020 £36
    Suite: 07 Jan - 30 Apr 2021 £30
    La Quinta Roja, Garachico
    Junior suite: 01 Sep - 17 Dec 2020 £15
    Junior suite: 07 Jan - 30 Apr 2021 £15
    Parador de La Gomera, San Sebastián
    Superior with balcony/terrace & sea view: 01 Sep - 17 Dec 2020 £15
    Superior with balcony/terrace & sea view: 07 Jan - 30 Apr 2021 £15

    Extra nights (£ per person per night) in a double or single room

    Hotel Spa Villalba, Vilaflor (with dinner) Double room Single room
    01 Sep - 30 Sep 2020 £125 £160
    01 Oct - 31 Oct 2020 £120 £155
    01 Nov - 17 Dec 2020 £115 £150
    07 Jan - 13 Feb 2021 £135 £185
    14 Feb - 21 Feb 2021 £130 £180
    22 Feb - 25 Mar 2021 £135 £185
    26 Mar - 04 Apr 2021 £125 £170
    05 Apr - 30 Apr 2021 £115 £155
    La Quinta Roja, Garachico (B&B) Double room Single room
    01 Sep - 17 Dec 2020 £75 £100
    07 Jan - 31 Jan 2021 £75 £100
    01 Feb - 05 Apr 2021 £80 £110
    06 Apr - 30 Apr 2021 £70 £95
    Hotel Tamahuche, Vallehermoso (B&B) Double room Single room
    01 Sep - 17 Dec 2020 £52 £75
    07 Jan - 30 Apr 2021 £52 £75
    Parador de La Gomera, San Sebastián (with dinner) Double room Single room
    01 Sep - 31 Oct 2020 £135 £185
    01 Nov - 17 Dec 2020 £140 £190
    07 Jan - 09 Jan 2021 £145 £200
    10 Jan - 31 Jan 2021 £135 £185
    01 Feb - 28 Feb 2021 £145 £200
    01 Mar - 25 Mar 2021 £135 £185
    26 Mar - 07 Apr 2021 £145 £200
    08 Apr - 30 Apr 2021 £120 £165
  • RECOMMENDED AIRPORT(S):
    Gran Canaria (outbound); Tenerife South (return)

    Travelling from the UK

    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  you may need to fly via an airport not listed. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    Outward route Airline
    Aberdeen - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria TUI 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Aberdeen TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Belfast Intl. - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria TUI 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Belfast Intl. Ryanair 
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Belfast Intl. jet2 
    Outward route Airline
    Birmingham - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Birmingham jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Bournemouth - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Ryanair,  TUI 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Bournemouth Ryanair,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Bristol - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria easyJet,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Bristol easyJet,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Cardiff - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria TUI 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Cardiff Ryanair,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Doncaster Sheffield - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria TUI 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Doncaster Sheffield TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Nottingham East Midlands - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria jet2,  Ryanair 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Nottingham East Midlands jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Edinburgh - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Edinburgh easyJet,  jet2,  TUI 
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Edinburgh Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Exeter - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria TUI 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Exeter TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Glasgow - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Glasgow jet2,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Glasgow Prestwick - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Ryanair 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Glasgow Prestwick Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Leeds Bradford - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria jet2,  Ryanair 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Leeds Bradford jet2,  Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Gatwick - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria easyJet,  TUI 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Gatwick British Airways,  easyJet,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Heathrow - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria British Airways 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Heathrow British Airways 
    Outward route Airline
    Luton - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Ryanair,  TUI 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Luton easyJet,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Stansted - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Stansted jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Manchester - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria easyJet,  jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia - Manchester jet2 
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Manchester easyJet,  Ryanair,  TUI,  Vueling 
    Outward route Airline
    Newcastle - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria easyJet,  jet2,  TUI 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Newcastle easyJet,  jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  you may need to fly via an airport not listed. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    This list of flight options should be used as a guide only, and you should check each airline’s website for current routes, frequency and schedules. Not all flights operate daily, and may not run for the entire season. You should also heed the latest flight arrival time and earliest flight departure time stated in the connecting travel section, as it may not be possible to arrange connecting travel outside these times. Please do not book your flights until we have confirmed your accommodation to you. Alternatively, our expert reservations team will be happy to offer advice and to make flight bookings for you. We charge £35 per person for our flight booking service (£60 for India and Nepal). Your flights are then covered by our package-booking conditions, which give you greater protection in the event of delay or cancellation, as well as providing ATOL cover.

  • Prices below are based on 2 people travelling together. If you are travelling solo or as a party of 3 or more and our arrangements include a taxi, please contact us for prices; additional passengers often pay less.

    Connecting travel options - flying out via Gran Canaria & home via Tenerife South

    Outward route Price per person Latest flight
    arrival time
    taxi Gran Canaria airport to hotel (1h) included 1900
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    taxi hotel to San Sebastián port (0h15), ferry San Sebastián port to Los Cristianos port (0h45 check-in + 0h50 sailing), taxi Los Cristianos port to Tenerife South airport (0h20) included 1100
What is included
  • 14 nights
  • 10 dinners
    4 picnics
    14 breakfasts
  • route notes and maps
  • travel from/to airports & ports, and transfer on day 12
  • ferries between the three islands
  • 5 days' category C car hire on Tenerife
 
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  • Yes, it’s something we insist on, even for holidays in the UK. The vast majority of holidays go smoothly, but when things go wrong, it can be expensive to put them right. Buying a new pair of walking boots after your suitcase is stolen mightn’t seem so bad, but the bill for being airlifted down from a mountain with a broken leg or flown home while still recovering from an illness or accident can cost tens of thousands of pounds.

    You don’t have to buy our travel insurance policy (if you live outside Europe you’ll definitely need to make your own arrangements, as the policy is only for UK and EU residents), but you do need to make sure that you’re covered for medical emergencies and repatriation. We also recommend that you are covered for other eventualities, such as cancellation and loss of luggage and passports.

    We'll ask you for the details of your alternative policy (insurer, policy number and medical emergency phone number) so that we can help out if the worst happens while you are on holiday. It's up to you, though, to check that your policy covers the activities you'll be doing on holiday and that it is adequate for your own individual needs; we don't check alternative policies.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you are in possession of the correct travel documents, with the correct validity. If you’re a UK citizen, you need a full British passport to travel to Spain, but not a visa. If you are a citizen of another country, you’ll need to check requirements with the national embassy or your own consulate.

    Current information regarding vaccinations and travel health advice for UK citizens can be found through www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/before-you-travel and the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC). You must make sure you have adequate insurance cover for illness, accidents and repatriation (see the insurance question). UK citizens should also obtain a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) by applying at a Post Office or at www.ehic.org.uk. The EHIC allows reciprocal health care but should not be seen as a substitute for travel insurance.
  • (Castilian) Spanish is one of several official languages; in Catalonia, for example, Catalan has equal status. The currency is the Euro. Spanish time is GMT/UTC + 1. It uses Daylight Saving Time, so in summer is on BST + 1.
  • At Inntravel we work in close partnership with our hoteliers, taxi drivers and other local suppliers to provide our self-guided holidays directly to you. We are entirely confident that you will continue to receive the usual warm welcome from them when the UK withdraws from the European Union (EU).

    It currently seems highly likely the UK’s withdrawal from the EU will take place on 31 January 2020, at which point the UK will enter a minimum 11-month transition period through to the end of December 2020. During this transition period there will be absolutely no changes to current arrangements for UK citizens travelling to an EU destination, so you can book your 2020 holiday certain that there will be no disruptions or complications caused by Brexit.
  • The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) provides up-to-date, country-by-country travel advice, as well as information on security, local laws, passports and visas for UK citizens.
    If you live outside the UK, see our essential travel information page for a list of relevant websites.
  • You are the best judge of your child’s/children’s capabilities. We are happy to take bookings for families of older children/teenagers if they walk regularly, love the outdoors and are comfortable with the distances and ascent/descent involved. Please note that the bedrooms at most of the accommodation we use will normally only sleep a maximum of 3 people, and sometimes only 2.
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