Driving Excursions in Gran Canaria
There are so many things to do while on holiday in Gran Canaria. There are so many things to see and lots of ways to see Gran Canaria and all it´s beauty. Under the watchful gaze of a guide, you can drive around Gran Canaria on a driving excursion. A driving excursion is a usually a tour of Gran Canaria, with you behind the wheel. It is not possible for us to give you information on every single driving excursion that is available, so we have compiled a short list to give you the general idea, of the type of driving excursion that is available on Gran Canaria.
A driving excursion will give you a day to remember. You will not only get the adrenaline rush as you drive around hairpin bends, that are perched on mountain sides overlooking deep ravines and valleys, but you will surely have the opportunity to capture many moments of your driving excursion on camera. If the idea of driving around Gran Canaria appeals to you, but you are not excited about driving a quad bike or buggy then you could consider hiring an ordinary car and organising your own driving excursion.
Come with us and experience a unique and thrilling adventure in 4x4 safari. Discover off the beaten track beauty spots and feel the buzz of driving a convertible jeep in an incomparable setting. Speed down dusty tracks and discover fragrant forests and rocky ravines. As we head for the coast, you’ll cross gulleys and mountains, speeding though lush valleys where you’ll find plantations of bananas, pineapples and sugarcane. There are many different ways to see the Island and one of the best ways to discover some of its many off the beaten track attractions is by 4x4. Dare to discover the unknown in this route packed with adventure.<br /> <br /> The excursion in 4x4 safari (off road) will take you up to the Soria Reservoir through impressive volcanic landscapes with great views, Once there we’ll stop for a traditional breakfast (not included) where you’ll get to try the local specialities, freshly squeezed papaya juice and home-made bread then we’ll drive along more dirt tracks while you admire parts of the islands few tourists ever get to see, including cave dwellings, marvellous local plants, weird rock formations and lots of dust.<br /> <br /> Then we’ll continue down through fragrant pine forests heading for San Bartolomé de Tirajana where we’ll stop for lunch in a traditional restaurant; the menu includes chicken prepared in a lava oven, a selection of salads and potatoes with mojo. Sangria and soft drinks are also included in the price. After lunch we will continue through some of the island’s many nature reserves where we will make plenty of stops for photos before returning to your hotel in the afternoon.<br /> <br /> <strong>Meeting / Pick up point:</strong> Collections at a meeting point in Mogan, Taurito, Playa del Cura, Amadores, Puerto Rico, Maspalomas, Playa del Ingles, Bahia Feliz, San Agustin and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria areas.<br /> <strong>Duration:</strong> Eight hours.<br /> <strong>Start or opening time:</strong> Approx. 9am.<br /> <strong>Drop of time:</strong> Between 4:00pm and 4:30pm.<br /> <strong>Languages:</strong> Spanish, German, English, Dutch, French, Polish and Italian.<br /> <strong>Others:</strong> Baby and child car seats are mandatory by law and available for an additional price.
4x4 safari and camel ride
Spend a day on the wild side with us on this unique and thrilling off road adventure. Drive your own 4x4 through parts of the island few tourists ever get to see. Speed down dusty tracks through fragrant forests and across rocky ravines. Discover secluded valleys with lush plantations of bananas, pineapples and sugar cane. Explore some of the islands impressive nature reserves. Dare to discover the unknown in this adventure packed route.<br /> <br /> After leaving your resort and meeting your guides we'll start the climb up to the Soria reservoir. There'll be great views of the impressive volcanic landscapes on the way and once there we'll stop for a traditional breakfast (not included) consisting of local specialities, freshly-squeezed papaya juice and home-made bread.<br /> <br /> Then it's time to go off road again – we'll speed down dirt tracks raising clouds of dust on the way. You'll see the local cave dwellings, plantations of tropical fruit and more otherworldly rock formations. After a drive through a fragrant pine forest we'll stop at the remote settlement of Tunte for lunch in a traditional restaurant. We'll feast on barbecued chicken, a selection of salads and tiny local potatoes with spicy mojo salsa. Sangria and soft drinks are also included in the price. Then the brave hearted can go on a camel ride in Fataga, Berber-style, for around 30 minutes.<br /> <br /> In the afternoon we'll continue through our trek through some of the island's many nature reserves making plenty of photo stops for photos before returning to the resort in the late afternoon. This action-packed 4x4 adventure has to be best way to discover of the hidden charms of this beautiful island.<strong>Meeting / Pick up point:</strong><br /> Collections at a meeting point in Mogan, Taurito, Playa del Cura, Amadores, Puerto Rico, Maspalomas, Playa del Ingles, Bahia Feliz, San Agustin and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria areas.<br /> <strong>Duration:</strong><br /> Eight hours.<br /> <strong>Start or opening time:</strong><br /> Approx. 9am.<br /> <strong>Languages:</strong><br /> Spanish, German, English, Dutch, French, Polish and Italian.<strong>Others:</strong> Please note: 8 pax + 1 driver per vehicle.<br /> Baby and child seats are mandatory by law and have additional charge not included in the price.
If you're getting tired of the sun and sand and feel like doing different why not come with us and explore the wild and rugged interior of Gran Canaria. You'll understand why it's known as the continent in miniature. Travel in luxury and comfort eight-seater people carriers and visit the otherwise unseen parts of Gran Canaria. This trip gives you the opportunity to go where no other Island Tour ventures.<br /> <br /> Palm trees to pine trees, the scenery changes before your eyes from coastline to dramatic mountains and lush green amazing views, with fantastic opportunities to see Roque Nublo, at 1813m high, the second highest point of Gran Canaria.<br /> <br /> Our expert drivers will take you up into the mountains as you enjoy breathtaking views down into the volcanic canyons and lush green valleys. Your friendly guide will bring the day to life with fascinating snippets and stories about the island's culture and history. With views and scenery that will take your breath away, this is a day never to be forgotten.<br /> <br /> <strong>Meeting/ Pick up point:</strong> Hotel pick up.<br /> <strong>Duration:</strong> 8 hours.<br /> <strong>Start or opening time:</strong> 8am- 9am.<br /> <strong>End or closing time:</strong>4pm -5pm.<br /> <strong>Others:</strong> There is a guide available for the whole group of vehicles, with the rest of the vehicles connected via a live feed to the guide car. Babies under 2 years old will need to have a travel seat, however these are also available from the supplier at an additional cost.