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Atlantic Island adventures

01/10/2018

From fields of petrified lava to brilliant white and black beaches, the Canary Islands' shore excursions cater to all personalities

Canary Islands

In the Atlantic Ocean just off the coast of Morocco lie the Spanish Canary Islands and the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira. On a Canary Islands cruise, you’ll sail around these diverse destinations, soaking in their beauty and basking in the reliably hot, sunny weather – even in winter. And as you venture on shore at each port, you’ll find there are plenty of shore excursions to choose from…

 

For the adventurous

Camel Ride and Fire Mountain, Lanzarote

Great fun for all the family. Ride your camel over volcanic dunes in the Timanfaya National Park, then follow the snaking road to Fire Mountain, where geothermal experiments demonstrate the fearsome heat below the surface.

 

For animal lovers

Loro Parque, Tenerife

Watch spectacular shows performed by Californian sea lions, parrots, pelicans, gorillas, chimps, tigers, whales, dolphins and even sharks.

 

For thrillseekers

The Water Kingdom, Tenerife

Part of Siam Park, this is an aquatic theme park not to be missed, with 14 major water attractions, a floating market, a tea house, a beach bar and a Thai restaurant.


For speed demons

Cable Car and Toboggan, Madeira

Ride up to Monte by cable car, then enjoy a thrilling 10-minute journey back down in ancient wicker sleds with a driver running alongside to push, steer, and brake using their rubber-soled boots.

 

For aquatic types

Paddle Boarding, Gran Canaria

Whether you’re a total beginner or you’ve done it before, this paddle-boarding lesson on Las Canteras city beach is great fun for all the family – and a great workout.

 

For shopaholics

Teguise Sunday Market, Lanzarote

The narrow maze of streets comes to life on market day with a vast network of shops and stalls offering everything from handmade local arts and crafts to stunning silver and gold jewellery.

 

For foodies

Mamas and Tapas, Tenerife

A unique opportunity to enjoy a sumptuous home-cooked meal, lovingly prepared by a Canarian mama and served in the comfort of her own home.

 

For art fans

The Magic of Manrique, Lanzarote

Painter, architect, builder and sculptor César Manrique adored Lanzarote’s lava landscape. He was also an ecologist and loathed modern construction, which you’ll appreciate as you travel around the island to see his masterpieces, including the Jameos del Agua cave and Manrique’s home, half submerged in volcanic bubbles.

 

For sun-worshippers

Playa de las Americas On Your Own, Tenerife

Visit this high-rise and high-energy resort for beachside bars, shopping centres and the best sunbathing, as this is the sunniest and driest part of the island.

 

For the green-fingered

Gardens of the Valley, Tenerife

Explore the wonderfully laid out botanical garden, the attractive waterfalls and colourful terraces and the Risco Bello Gardens and the largest collection of orchids in the Canary Islands at the Orchid Gardens of Sitio Litre.

 

For budding photographers

Northern Panorama, Tenerife

This scenically rewarding excursion includes the mountains of Anaga, the magnificent Canary flora, and the El Bailadero and Pico del Ingles viewpoints.

 

For something a bit different

Star Gazing, Tenerife

Armed with telescopes and binoculars, join our expert guide in Cañadas del Teide National Park to discover planets, stars, galaxies, nebuloses and star clusters in the clear night sky.

 

Find and book your Canary Island Cruise or call 0345 355 5111 (local call charges apply).

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