Hidden Delights of The Canary Islands
The Canary Islands are a western volcanic paradise just off the coast of Africa, known for their year-round sunshine, and all-embracing hospitality towards holidaymakers. Some towns are more driven by the tourist trade than others and are filled with high-rise hotels, restaurants, bars, markets and attractions, but there is so much more to the Canaries than the obvious glitz and glamour of resorts like Costa Teguise.
Scratch further than the surface and you’ll discover sand dunes, serene hillside farms and stretches of sparkling water that will make it a holiday to remember. Titan Tours can help you see beyond the entertainment cities of the Canaries and into the heart of the native land. In this post were going to look at three tours that will allow you to take in spectacular Canarian highlights and give you a real feel and fondness for these magical islands.
Floral delights of the Canaries
Fertile volcanic soil, a sea breeze and African sun are ideal for growing a huge range of colourful, subtropical and entirely tropical flowers and plants. Titans Floral delights of the Canaries tour will take you to landscaped gardens, mountainsides, national parks and deserts to help you discover the unusual flora of the islands. Feast your eyes on acres of banana trees in the foothills of Mount Teidi in Tenerife, as well as spiny cactus growing in the valleys all around you. Explore the botanical gardens in the islands capital, Santa Cruz, as well as a huge variety of orchids in the gardens of Sitro Litre. In Las Palmas of Gran Canaria, you’ll enjoy strolling around the infinite variety of plants in the Jardines de la Marquesa and in Lanzarote youll get the chance to visit Arrecife, where you can take a trip around a biosphere reserve to marvel at what can be grown in the soil that hails from the banks of mighty fire mountain.
The Canary set
The arts and cultural heritage of the Canaries are often overlooked in favour of lying poolside and enjoying the sunshine, before taking in a meal or a club. However, the Canaries are steeped in history to the point where they boast a strong connection with a very famous historical explorer; Christopher Columbus. Titan Travels escorted tour, The Canary Set will take you to one of Columbus’s favourite haunts; San Sebastian in La Gomera. He stopped here three times during his seafaring adventures and it is still possible to visit the house where he stayed. A visit to the art galleries of Santa Cruz in Tenerife will provide evidence of the impressive artworks this island nation can offer the world and the tour will also include a trip to the Museum of Nature and Man, which will give you a fascinating insight into the archaeology, history and hidden treasures of the ancient world that have been found right here in the Canaries. During this same tour you’ll also take in the museum and stunning architecture of Las Palmas in Gran Canaria and the sculpture trail of Puerto del Rosario in Fuerteventura. Combine art, entertainment and luxury accommodation with this fascinating cultural tour.
Sunshine islands collection
This is a tour that will enable you to see the best attractions, cultural, historical and otherwise of no less than six towns of the Canaries, on four different islands. Visit volcanoes and natural parks in Lanzarote and Tenerife. Discover incredible colonial architecture in Gran Canaria and find out why everybody always goes on and on about how amazing the beaches of Fuerteventura actually are. You’ll leave this tour with the feeling that you’ve really got a better insight into the Canary Islands; how they were before and how they are now.
If you’d like to take a luxurious all-inclusive Titan tour please get in touch with the Aspen Travel team. They’ll be able to advise you of the tour schedules, itineraries and be able to find you the best prices. Please give us a call.