Tenerife - Crossroads: Europe, Africa & America

Tenerife, Spain

Tenerife - Crossroads: Europe, Africa & America
Tenerife, Spain



About this trip

Look at a map and find out this island is part of an archipelago off the coast of Morocco. Do some research and you will learn it is the capital of a Spanish autonomous community. Talk to their people and understand the special bond with Latin America and its cultural implications.

Black-sand beaches, jaw-dropping cliffs, 20 million-year-old forest, Spain’s highest point (it is on the African plate though), volcanic tunnels and eternal spring, are some of Tenerife’s best-known claims to fame; but what about the ones only locals know about? Let us take you to a “guachinche” (typical and delicious home-like restaurants), where you will enjoy local wine and specialities. Let us show you the hidden lighthouses, docks and beaches, where we grew up diving and enjoying sunsets. Let us walk you through the alleys of our favourite villages and learn how the local architecture inspired some of the most beautiful colonial towns in Latin America. Let us tell you about the “Guanches”, the mysterious aboriginal inhabitants of the Islands and their mummies. And most importantly, talk to some of the friendliest people you will ever meet and let them explain you, why the local carnival rivals Rio de Janeiro itself.


The Canary Islands is a one-off location in the world - Join us. Bienvenidos a Tenerife!

What’s included

  • Local host
    Friendly, Knowledgeable and Local Host. Your first point of contact with the local culture and your guide throughout your adventure.
  • Accommodation
    7 nights of comfy, fully equipped and conveniently located accommodation. You will be able to cook and do your laundry in our selected flats and houses (shared and private rooming options available).
  • Escapades & Wander About
    That's what we call our included activities. More informatio available - Keep reading!
  • Meals
    1 Welcome dinner & 1 Farewell dinner, 1 lunch + Coffee & tea, fruit, toasts and tea at your accommodation.
  • Transport
    Public transport pass for you to move around like a local + private transportation for escapades that require it.
  • Tailor-made digital maps
    Have all the info you need at your fingertips to make the most of your free time.
  • Best events guide
    Get our digital guide with the best events in town Stay on top of what is going on so you can enjoy what you like!
  • Advice
    Advice on your “pre and post-experience” arrangements Just hit us and we will help you as much as we can!
  • Flights
    We can help you find out the best options but the tickets are not on us!
  • Travel insurance
    We can also tell you what we think is best but you have to buy it.
  • Activities
    Any activities which are not mentioned as included in the itinerary are not included. Easy.
  • Meals
    Any meals not mentioned in the itinerary as included are not included. Even easier!
  • Tips
    Tips are not included. If you believe your host and local guides did a great job show them your gratitude.

Available Packages

Private room
4 left

Single person in a private bedroom

€1350
Shared room
6 left

Price per person - 2 people of the same gender sharing one bedroom in single beds

€980
Couples
only 1 left

Price per couple - Sharing a double bed in a private room

€1900

Itinerary

Day 1
Bienvenidos a Tenerife!

Today our adventure begins. This afternoon you will meet your localhost and settle into your new home. As you will soon discover, we choose comfortable flats/houses in convenient locations (away from the crowds), as we want you to enjoy the time you spend home and we want you to be able to move easily through the city whilst discovering less known quarters. After freshening up, we will go for some drinks to one of our hidden spots,  before heading for an included welcome dinner at one of our favourite local restaurants and indulge yourself with some Canarian delicacies! Tonight is all about breaking the ice, sharing, having fun and having your first encounter with the local cuisine. Our culinary journey will begin with traditional Canarian food (we hope you are hungry and thirsty). The Canary Islands are well known for their goat’s cheese, as well as the famous “papas arrugadas” (wrinkled potatoes) which are always served with “mojo picon” sauce; spicy or not, yours is the choice. Relax and taste some local beers, sweet white wines or try the local red wine with its unique hints from grapes grown in volcanic soil. This will be an intro you will not soon forget, but it is only the beginning. Your Spanish lessons start today: 


Bienvenido a Tenerife!

Your Organizer


BL
Be Local Explorers
We are a group of nomads that have lived in 12 countries and has visited over 85. We speak 9 different languages and we are always on the move. We all have different backgrounds, from design and PR to tourism management and sustainability. We have vast experience organizing and running adventure tours all over Europe, the north of Africa and Asia. We all embrace new cultures, ways of thinking and we find meaning and stay productive by connecting with the right people. Most importantly, we are curious by nature and tireless explorers!