Behold one of Spain’s most amazing natural attractions, as you enjoy a half-day outing through La Esperanza forest that leads to a cable car ride to the summit of Mount Teide, one of the world’s tallest volcanoes. Kick off the adventure with a comfortable motor coach drive through Tenerife’s interior as you travel through La Esperanza, the island’s largest forest. Admire tall cypress, eucalyptus and Canary pine trees along the way to a clifftop viewpoint where you’ll stop for photos. Then take a wild ride on a glass-enclosed cable car that transports you high above the cloud-enshrouded Teide National Park, the most visited national park in Europe. Ascend the summit of formidable Mount Teide, flying over petrified lava flows and the volcano’s ancient crater, and enjoy a bit of free time at the top, standing 12,000 feet above sea level. This is your chance to capture photos of the island’s coastline and rugged, rocky terrain atop the highest peak in Spain. Take it all in before descending by cable car and returning by coach to the pier.
• La Esperanza: Delight in a scenic drive past cypress, eucalyptus and towering Canary pine trees among this sprawling forest setting.
• Teide National Park: Enjoy a cable car ride over volcanic landscapes and lava flows situated in Europe’s most visited park.
• Mount Teide: Stand atop Spain’s highest peak, relishing above-the-clouds views from a volcano formed some 170,000 years ago.
What to Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Cash/credit cards
• Sun protection
What to Wear:
• Hat and sunglasses
• Walking shoes
• Wind/water resistant jacket
Pregnant women should not select this tour.•
Guests in wheelchairs and others with limited mobility should not select this tour.•
Guests with pre-existing neck, back, knee and/or shoulder injuries, cardiac conditions, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, other heart or respiratory conditions or any other medical condition must take particular caution when selecting a tour.•
Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting tour.•
Guests needing special assistance must be accompanied by an able-bodied companion.•
Guests prone to motion sickness should take precautions.•
Guests with concerns should consult their personal physician.•
Temperatures atop the mountain can reach below freezing from October to April.•
This tour is subject to weather conditions and may be canceled with short notice.•
It is forbidden to remove any stones or plants from the national park.•
Guests can expect waiting and queuing time at cable car station.•
In the case the cable car is not operating, tour will instead be a Mount Teide scenic drive.•
Guide will designate a time and place to rejoin your coach for return to ship.•
Guests who miss the return transportation will be responsible for getting back to the ship.•
The drive from the pier to Teide National Park is approximately 2 hours each way.•
Tour sequence may vary.