Price

$1091

Available: 7+ spaces

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      • Hotels: Standard Class

      • 03/24/2025 - 03/29/2025

      • Max Participants: 16

      • 6 Days / 5 Nights

      Overview

      This small Spanish archipelago off the coast of northwestern Africa is a subtropical paradise, whether you're seeking outdoor adventure or relaxing beaches. Brush through the leafy forests of Anaga, where you'll gain a deeper understanding of the local flora and fauna and visit pre-historic cave dwellings. Explore Tenerife Island and hike from the village of Erjos to Masca, the "Machu Picchu of Tenerife," as they say. Then kick back in Costa Adeje for some beach time. Visit the Canary Islands with us, all while earning professional development credit with other educators.

      What's Included:
      • Anaga forest hike
      • Chinamada cave-house village visit
      • Hike from Erjos to Masca
      • Orotava orientation walk
      • Teide National Park caldera hike
      • G Adventures Tour Leader throughout and local guides
      • 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches – allow $180-235 USD for meals not included
      • Hotels (5 nights)
      • All transport between local destinations and to/from included activities via private vehicle
      What's Not Included:
      • International air travel
      • Incidentals
      • Travel health and cancellation insurance
      • Applicable visas
      • Tips or gratuities
      • Airport taxes
      • Beverages
      • Meals not mentioned in itinerary
      • Optional tours and admissions
      • Airport transfers

      Itinerary Download PDF

      You may arrive in Puerto de la Cruz at any time today. The nearest airport is Tenerife North–Ciudad de La Laguna Airport (TFN). Due to the potential for flight delays or cancellations, we recommend that you consider arriving in South America at least a day in advance. This will also give you time to rest and adjust to any time difference. We can book extra hotel nights for you in Lima before and/or after the trip. Please note that check-in at the hotel is usually around 2:00-3:00 p.m. There are no planned activities until an intro meeting around 6:00 or 7:00 p.m., usually in the hotel lobby. Check for a sign or ask at the reception desk about the exact time and location of the group meeting. Please make every effort to arrive in time for this meeting. If you are delayed and will arrive late, please inform us. Your tour leader will then leave you a message at the front desk informing you of where and when to meet up tomorrow. After the meeting, you might choose to have dinner at a nearby restaurant with your traveling companions and your tour leader to get to know one another further. Tenerife is an Atlantic gem with white sand beaches, turquoise waters, rugged volcanic coastlines, and lush mountains. Formed by volcanic eruptions millions of years ago, the largest of the Canary Islands is shadowed by Mount Teide.

      Head north to Anaga Rural Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve carved by volcanic eruptions over 7 million years ago. Enjoy a guided hike through the ancient subtropical laurel forest (laurisilva), lush with trees, ferns, moss, and lichen—heaven for bird watchers.  Continue to the coast and watch the landscape change as we follow the Atlantic cliffs to the village of Chinamada. Here we visit pre-historic cave dwellings and get a glimpse of the locals' daily life. The 3.7-mile hike will take approximately 3.5 hours. Return to Puerto de la Cruz for a free afternoon. Opt to visit Sitio Litre botanical gardens, which feature an 18th-century mansion and lush, lovely gardens known for their variety of orchids. Or visit the beautiful winery of the Monje family, which has been producing Canarian wine since 1750. Try a selection of red, white, and rose in the lush countryside with stunning views of El Teide volcano. Approximate travel time: 1.5 hrs by private vehicle; 3.5 hrs hiking

      Set out on a 10-mile hike in the Teno Rural Park beginning from the mountainside village of Erjos. Walk along a stunning mountain ridge to Cruz de Gala on your way to the Bolico summit. You'll also be able to see great views of the neighboring islands and the ancient volcanic landscape in the Masca Valley. You'll finish the hike in the picturesque village of Masca before returning to Puerto de la Cruz. Approximate travel time: 2 hrs by private vehicle, 4-5 hours hiking

      Take a short visit to the colonial town of Orotava, the gateway to Tenerife's central volcano, Mount Teide. Take in the stunning architecture of the town, known for its beautiful interior courtyards and intricately carved wooden balconies. Then hike in Teide National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The rocky trail passes through the beautiful volcanic landscape of ash, pumice, and lava slopes within the 10-mile-wide crater. Hike up to the viewpoint on Samara peak for sweeping panoramic views, and catch a glimpse of Mount Teide, Spain's highest Peak at 12,188 ft.

      Take a full free day to relax on the golden sand beaches in Costa Adeje for which Tenerife is admired, and wander the bustling promenade. Or opt for an excursion to the smaller nearby island of La Gomera. Garajonay National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, covers over 70% of La Gomera's surface area and is home to a unique laurel forest ecosystem that has been preserved for millions of years.

      There are no planned activities today, so you may depart Costa Adeje at any time. The nearest airport is Tenerife South Airport (TFS), but it is possible to take a shuttle to Tenerife North Airport (TFN) if a round-trip ticket is the most affordable airfare option. If you wish to extend your stay in Costa Adeje, consider booking post-tour accommodation with us. Please note that check-out time from the hotel is usually mid-morning, but luggage storage services are available at the reception desk. Want more adventure? Book two or more GEEO programs in the same school year and receive a discount! GEEO will give you 10% off the lesser-value program(s) (up to three programs per year). If you would like to extend your time abroad but don't see another GEEO program that interests you, let us know. We can help you find a trip from our partner tour's much larger catalog. Their tours are open to the general public and not designed specifically for educators, but we can still offer you and your travel companions a discounted educator price on any of their tours, and you would still receive GEEO's fast and attentive customer service.

      Details

      Frequently Asked Questions
      Please read our general FAQs, where you can find essential information that applies to all of our programs.
      Resources to Learn & Teach about the Canary Islands
      Visit our recommended reading page to see the list of books GEEO recommends reading before your program (this is not required reading). We also have lesson plans and Pinterest boards that may be useful for you as you learn about your destination and prepare to bring lessons back to your classroom.
      Terms and Conditions
      It is very important to review our Terms and Conditions before signing up for a GEEO program.
      GEEO Program Confirmation Process
      We require a minimum of 6 participants for most GEEO programs. We officially confirm that a program will run once at least 8 people have signed up, which provides a margin for individual cancellations. Nearly all GEEO programs ultimately meet this enrollment quota, and in the rare event that a program does not meet the minimum requirement and GEEO cancels the program, we will work with you to find a suitable alternative or provide a refund of your deposit if you prefer. We encourage you to sign up for any program that interests you, and we will notify the entire group once 6 people are booked and again once 8 people are booked. We always emphasize the importance of exercising caution when making non-refundable travel arrangements, especially given the unpredictable nature of travel. For example, we typically recommend booking flights with flexible change/cancellation policies.
      Cancellation Policy
      All cancellations must be submitted to GEEO in writing by emailing your request for cancellation to travel@geeo.org. If you do not receive a confirmation that we have received your cancellation request, please call us at 1-877-600-0105.
      • If you cancel 60 days or more prior to the start of your program, all your program fee payments will be refunded excluding your $350 deposit, which is kept on file for future use and never expires.
      • If you cancel between 30 and 59 days prior to the start of your program, you will receive a 50% refund and your deposit will be kept on file for future use and will never expire.
      • If you cancel within 30 days prior to the start of your program, you will receive no refund, but your deposit will be kept on file for future use and will never expire.
      Group Leader Description
      All GEEO/G Adventures group trips are accompanied by one of G Adventure’s group leaders, which they refer to as Chief Experience Officers (CEOs). The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are traveling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues, and introduce you to our local friends. Our itineraries often have plenty of free time to explore on your own. While not being guides in the traditional sense, you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious, and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting – we think it’s the best of both worlds.
      Fitness Level
      This trip has three strenuous half-day hikes with lots of hiking uphill and downhill.
      Single Travelers
      Half of GEEO’s participants travel by themselves, so please don’t worry if you do not have a travel companion for your trip. Our program fee is for one traveler in double-occupancy accommodation, and GEEO can find you a roommate of the same gender if you do not have a travel companion. Most of our programs have a “My Own Room” option, also known as a “Single Supplement,” which is an extra fee that you can pay to have a room to yourself. You will only incur an additional charge if you specifically request a single room. To see the price for the “My Own Room” option, please find your program on our extra services page. If you want to room alone, please email travel@geeo.org to request a single room.
      Joining Instructions
      Day 1 is an arrival day, and no activities have been planned. Upon arrival to the city on Day 1, or earlier if you have booked pre-accommodation with us, please make your way to the joining hotel. Please note: Check-in time will be in the afternoon. Once you arrive at the hotel, look for a note at reception from your tour leader. This note will give the details of your Welcome Meeting on Day 1, usually between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., during which you will get a chance to meet your tour leader and other travelers, as well as learn more about how the tour will run. If you don’t see a note, please ask reception for details. If you miss the Welcome Meeting, your tour leader will leave a note at reception for you with any information you may need and with instructions for the next morning.
      Emergency Contacts
      Should you need to contact G Adventures during a situation of dire need, it is best to first call their local G Adventures office. If for any reason you do not receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message and contact information so they may return your call and assist you as soon as possible. EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS G Adventures Berlin office: +441858378000 If you are unable for any reason to contact the local office, please call the numbers listed below, which will connect you directly with the 24-hour Sales team, who will happily assist you. Toll-free, from calls within North America only: 1 888 800 4100 Calls from within UK: 0844 272 0000 Outside North America and the UK: +1 416 260 0999 If for any reason you do not receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message and contact information, and your call will be returned as soon as possible.
      Packing List
      Please read this article on GEEO’s blog for our staff’s suggestions on the best gear to pack for your upcoming travels. You must be prepared to carry your own bags and be comfortable carrying them up and down stairs, on and off transportation, and to hotels. As a rule, we try not to have to walk more than 15-20 minutes with your bags, which is why we recommend keeping the weight of your bags between 22-30 lb. Most travelers carry a backpack or rolling bag of small to medium size. No XXL bags please! A daypack is also essential for carrying everyday items. Space is limited on transportation, so there is a limit of one main piece of luggage per person plus a daypack per person. Suggested Checklist
      • Water-proof, wind-proof rain jacket
      • Rain pants
      • Personal clothing for mild weather (mostly in the 60s and 70s) – we recommend packing 5-6 days of outfits so you don’t have to do laundry
      • Breathable shirts
      • Hiking pants
      • Sturdy walking shoes or light hiking boots
      • Wool socks
      • Daypack
      • Sunblock
      • Sunglasses
      • Sun hat
      • Water bottle or bladder (like a Camelback)
      • Watch or alarm clock
      • Toiletries – Important: Some hotels do not give you soap and shampoo
      • Camera
      • First-aid kit, including lip salve, aspirin, bandaids, anti-histamine, Dramamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, electrolyte powder, insect repellent, extra prescription drugs you may be taking
      Optional Checklist
      • Hiking poles
      • Travel pillow
      • Money belt
      • Phone/tablet for internet – most hotels have WiFi
      • Chargers for electronics as well converters/adapters, if needed
      • AirTags or Tile trackers
      • Packing cubes
      • Earplugs
      • Snacks – packing a few granola bars is a good idea; you can also buy snacks when you get there, so don’t go crazy here
      • Ziplock bags
      • Reading/writing material
      • Hand sanitizer/baby wipes
      Document Checklist
      • Passport (with photocopies)
      • Travel insurance (with photocopies)
      • Airline tickets (with photocopies)
      • EUR/USD cash
      • Credit or debit card (see personal spending money)
      • G Adventures vouchers, pre-departure information, and dossier
      • Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required
      • GEEO Classroom action plans for your group – this is sent 10-30 days before departure
      Laundry
      Laundry facilities are offered by some of our hotels for a charge. You can also use a local laundromat, if necessary. We recommend packing enough clothes so you don't have to do laundry.
      Passports and Visas
      All GEEO programs require the participant to have a valid passport. Please see our general FAQ for information on obtaining a passport. As with all of our trips, we try to provide the most accurate information we can, but governments sometimes change visa rules. It is your responsibility to double check the information we provide below by searching here. U.S. citizens do not need a visa to travel to Spain or the Canary Islands. Non-American participants should check with their government or nearest Spanish embassy to find out if they need a visa.
      Money Exchange
      Spain is part of the Eurozone, and the unit of the currency is the euro (EUR). As currency exchange rates fluctuate, we ask that you refer to the following website for daily exchange rates: www.xe.com. ATMs are also widely available that distribute the local currency and this is what we recommend as your primary source of cash while traveling. Please make sure you bring at least $200 USD in cash as emergency money just in case you have trouble with the ATMs or lose your bank card. Major credit cards are accepted in most shops but they may charge a 2-4% transaction fee. Visa and MasterCard are useful for cash advances in an emergency situation. Please note that, if you are carrying U.S. Dollars, they should be in good condition (i.e., not torn, wrinkled, or marked on in any way) and printed recently.
      Tipping
      It is customary in Europe to leave a small tip for service providers such as waiters if you are pleased with the service (€1-2 EUR for snacks or 10% of a meal bill). Tipping is an expected – though not compulsory – component of your tour program and an expression of satisfaction with the persons who have assisted you on your tour. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. Also at the end of each trip, if you felt your G Adventures Tour Leader did an outstanding job, tipping is appreciated. The amount is entirely a personal preference. As a budgeting guideline, €30-40 EUR per person per week can be used.
      Vaccinations
      GEEO cannot provide any medical advice. It is very important to consult your doctor or a travel clinic about which vaccinations you will need for your trip. Please take this seriously!
      Flights
      We find the best prices for flights are often available 60 days before departure, but of course this varies greatly from route to route and year to year. You should wait until this trip is confirmed before you book non-refundable flights. GEEO and G Adventures bear no responsibility for any flights purchased before the trip is confirmed. You can find out whether this trip has been confirmed here. Your trip begins in Puerto de la Cruz and ends in Costa Adeje. There are two airports on Tenerife: Tenerife North (TFN) and Tenerife South (TFS). Tenerife South Airport, also known as Reina Sofía Airport, is the island's most modern international airport and close to Costa Adeje, but Tenerife Norte Airport is much closer to Puerto de la Cruz. You can arrive in Puerto de la Cruz at any time of the day you choose, but we strongly urge you to arrive by 6:00 p.m. on Day 1 for our group meeting. You can depart any time on the final day of the trip.
      Plugs and Converters
      There are two components to provide external power to your device: adapters and transformers. The adapter is the plug, adapting the prongs on a standard U.S. two to three-pronged power cord to match the prongs required by the local outlets. The transformer changes the local voltage to that required by your device. Spain uses a type C two circular prong plug. This socket also works with type E plugs. Their voltage is 230 Volts. U.S. outlets are 120V. Most new devices (phones and laptops) can handle the different voltage rates, but some devices only work on the U.S. standard of 120V. Check your device to see what voltage range it handles. Most transformer blocks will have an “Input” line that defines its voltage capacity. For example, “Input: 100-240V” means that it will work on voltages from 100V to 240V. If your transformer can’t handle the different voltage, you’ll need to purchase a voltage converter. You can find world regional voltage converters power packs at various vendors.
      Expectations
      Before you decide to travel with GEEO, it is important that you read all of the information about the program you are considering. Remember, our programs are quite adventurous.
      • The purpose of the accommodation is to provide a safe, well-located place for you to sleep. Sometimes you will be pleasantly surprised, but do not expect luxury as we are trying to keep these trips as inexpensive as possible.
      • You must be able to easily carry or roll your luggage, so do not over-pack.
      • We recommend always carrying snacks with you. Meals can sometimes be far apart.
      • Please make sure you understand the role of your tour leader on this trip as they are not the traditional “guide” you may be expecting. While our trips are educational, they aren’t study/lecture trips. We want you to learn through exploring, and much of your experience will be based on how active you choose to be in acquiring knowledge and interacting with locals.
      Hopefully this is the kind of adventure you are interested in!
      Itinerary Disclaimer
      While it is our intention to adhere to the routes described on our website, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The information on our website is a general guide to the tour and region, and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.
      Weather
      Tenerife has a generally dry, warm climate. In March, daily high temperatures are around 70-75°F, and daily low temperatures are around 60-65°F. Cool winds and light breezes can make the temperature feel cooler, and March is a great time for hiking in the Canary Islands. It may rain during one of your hikes, so make sure to bring wet weather hiking gear.

      Costs

      Please keep in mind that this trip offers some free time to pursue activities that interest you. Make sure you look over all of the optional activities and note these additional costs when deciding whether you can afford this program. The prices below are rough estimates for budgeting your trip.
      Tour Company Fee
      See our price in the top right corner
      Optional Activities
      $0-150 USD
      International Airfare from the United States
      Approximately $750-1,600 USD If you require assistance in booking your international airfare, we would be happy to help you.
      Airport Transfers
      $50-100
      Insurance
      $79-200 USD Please note: It is mandatory for all of our travelers to have Emergency Medical insurance that covers both emergency evacuation and repatriation to the sum of $200,000 USD. We also strongly recommend purchasing cancellation insurance as an add-on.
      Tipping
      We recommend €30-40 EUR ($35-45 USD) for your G Adventures tour leader.
      Meals Not Listed in the Itinerary
      $180-235 USD
      Laundry, Drinks, Phone Calls, etc.
      Make sure you budget for these types of expenses
      Vaccines
      Variable. Please consult your doctor.
      Souvenirs
      Variable; at your personal discretion.
      Non-Educator Donation
      $100 USD (suggested donation) This is only for non-educator guests traveling with an educator on a GEEO trip. Educators and retired educators should not make this donation.

      Optional Activities

      Most optional activities are booked and paid for locally, sometimes in the local currency, and you do not have to decide in advance which ones you would like to sign up for. The prices listed are based on the latest information we have received from our participants and G Adventures. They are not guaranteed to be accurate. Please use them as a rough guide for budgeting your trip.
      Puerto de la Cruz
      Sitio Litre Gardens: €4.50 EUR per person Visit Sitio Litre, the oldest botanical garden on Tenerife, featuring an 18th century mansion. The gardens are lush and lovely and known for it's variety of orchids. Bodegas Monje vineyard wine tasting: €9 EUR per person The Monje family have been producing wine since 1750, with selections of red, white and rose. Visit their beautiful winery in the lush countryside with stunning views of El Teide volcano and partake in a tasting of Canarian wines.
      Costa Adeje
      La Gomera excursion: Price varies Spend the day visiting La Gomera, the second-smallest of the Canary Islands. Start your day early and take a ferry from the port of Los Cristianos on Tenerife to San Sebastian de La Gomera. Garajonay National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, covers over 70% of La Gomera's surface area and is home to a unique laurel forest ecosystem that has been preserved for millions of years.