Enjoy an 8-hour tour in San Cristobal de La Laguna, a UNESCO-Listed old town, and take time to explore the beauty of the Mercedes Forest. You'll also make a worthwhile stopover at the stunning sandy beach of Las Teresitas.
After hotel pickup in south Tenerife (select hotels only), board your air-conditioned vehicle and travel to the island’s north, known for its mountainous forests, craggy cliffs, and traditional towns. On route, hear about your first stop: San Cristobal de La Laguna, better known as La Laguna. Founded in 1496, Tenerife’s former capital boasts a UNESCO-listed Old Town complete with a university, pastel-colored houses, and pretty plazas. On arrival, explore the cobbled streets to admire the 15th-century architecture and highlights like the Cathedral, or simply stroll around the lanes and peruse souvenirs at the quaint shops.
Continue to the Mercedes Forest, nestled in the Anaga Mountains. Absorb this ancient laurel rainforest, which is shrouded in clouds almost year-round. Learn about its pre-Ice Age origins, see the giant laurels and ferns that create its fairy tale atmosphere, and take photos at scenic viewpoints. Descend to the picturesque fishing village of Taganana and enjoy a fish lunch (own expense) at a traditional restaurant, admiring the views from here over the northern coastline. Lastly, stop at Las Teresitas beach, a gorgeous sandy crescent backed by green mountains. Capture its beauty on camera before your tour then finishes back at the original start point.