*14 years old and above is considered as an adult.
Meet your guide at the prearranged time outside your hotel and ride to the historical La Casona del Patio hotel, which itself is a beautiful landmark in Santiago del Teide. Your expert guide will share insights into the area’s climate, history and nature, pointing out interesting sights on the way.
Upon arrival, you’ll get to have a brief look at the surroundings and learn about the history of winemaking on the island. Your guide will hand out snacks and water and then we choose the day’s hiking route together. There are a few different options, all very pleasant hikes across the unspoilt countryside. On all routes you will pass by lush vineyards and fields with almond and fig trees along the way.
The almond is a species of tree native to Mediterranean climate regions. Almonds were one of the earliest domesticated fruit trees on the island, and they can found in abundance particularly in the fertile valleys of Santiago del Teide.
There will be ample opportunities to stop, feast your eyes on the beautiful landscape and take photos. Depending on the chosen route, the hike will take approximately 2-3 hours, walking at a comfortable pace.
Past the village of Valle de Arriba, you will stop by El Calvario de los Baldíos, a shrine which marks the island’s last volcanic eruption in 1909. You will also learn about the fascinating geology of the island from your guide.
Finally, you will arrive back at La Casona del Patio where it’s time to enjoy a delicious three-course lunch in an idyllic 17th century building called La Casa Vieja. The local-style menu includes fresh bread, mojo sauce, pumpkin soup, wood oven baked chicken, papas arrugadas and quesillo (Canarian style flan). Soft drinks and wine are included with the meal. Then, continue to the charming on-site bodega for wine tasting with a local guide. You’ll learn how to taste wines like a pro and try three top quality wines from the island.
This is a small group tour – Travel comfortably in our private van and enjoy the company of your friendly guides and fellow guests.
The tour is suitable for families with children. The minimum recommended age is 10 years.
Between 08:00 – 09:00
Between 15:00 – 15:30
(From South Tenerife it’s approx. 30 min. drive to La Casona del Patio, from North Tenerife approx. 1 hour.)
Proper hiking or sports footwear, sunscreen and sunglasses.
Finnish Sini is a bubbly personality who loves to spend her free time on the beaches of Tenerife, meditating and doing yoga. You’ll always find her smiling and her positivity is contagious.
Heidi’s good mood is contagious. She has been wandering around Tenerife for a good dozen years and has extensive knowledge of the Island and its history.
An absolute must for anyone visiting Tenerife! Such a brilliant time from the moment we got picked up! Jenny our driver was hilarious and great company! We picked up... read more another couple before driving to meet our tour guide who then drove us up mount teide...More
I booked three different activities (Whale watching, kayaking, horseriding) for the last week of July, under a week before I emailed to enquire about how to pay by card, at... read more which point I was told the "company was going through changes" and the kayaking & horse riding were cancelled, but the whale watching "should still be going ahead".
Two days later I was emailed to say the whale watching was now cancelled as well.
They have since then cited staff sickness and the fact the last week of July is "low season" as the reason for this (not even lack of bookings which would be more understandable). The fact is they took no steps to notify me the activities were now cancelled (still available to book now on their website incidentally) isn't confidence building. I have a feeling I would've only found out about the cancellations at last minute if I'd not emailed them.
They did respond to me after I commented on facebook to get in touch and they could help put me in touch with other operators, but I have a feeling this is only because I left a public comment.
Very disappointed - their activities looked great with great selections, but that's no use if they don't actually happen.
I had a lot of fun diving with our diving instructor, David. He was professional, yet not too serious. It was really interesting speaking with him about his experiences as... read more a diver and made me want to take it up aswell. Nothing was rushed and...More
We met a lot of nice people during this hike in the forets, people from Finland, Netherlands, Norway, USA, Australia and the guides were very friendly too. Most of all,... read more we discovered the history of the wines of Tenerife. Luckily, the weather was gorgeous !...More
I did not know what to expect, but I was really blown away by the clear water and colorful fish life. The guides were so friendly and patient with me.... read more Gave lots of info about the fish we saw and took very well care of me the whole day. I would really recommend anyone visiting Tenerife to go for a dive and Xwander is for sure the company to go with if you want the best service! Didn't see any turtles this time, but fingers crossed for next time! I would definitely come back and do it again.
Had a fantastic day diving around with Xwander. Me and my girlfriend enjoyed the scenary and the many fish. The instructors were very personal and friendly, it's like diving with... read more friends. Simply amazing!! ?
For those staying in the North of Tenerife, these guys are the ones to go to, to book your activities! Marcus and Benjamin were more than helpful and led a... read more fantastic day full of fun and laughter. Not only were we get picked up from our apartments and dropped back to the door;the guys also had rolls,fruit and plently of drinks. Photos were also taken which was included in the price!! Reasonably priced and hell of a lot cheaper than most options on get your guide!