Make the most of your vacation with a shore and land excursion that appeals to your interests. Knowledgeable, professional guides lead all excursions and offer special insights into the culture, history, wildlife, and geology of each destination. Discover first-hand how islanders went about the business of growing, harvesting and refining sugar in 18th century Barbados. Take an invigorating mush across a snow-covered glacier aboard an Alaskan dogsled. Or stroll through the maze of tiny streets in Mykonos, the birthplace of Apollo.
This tour will take you from the pier "Santa Catalina" to the North Coast of Gran Canaria driving to one of the greenest valleys of the island, "Valle de Agaete" where are growing all kinds of plantations and plants like papayas, mangoes, oranges, lemons, almonds, strelitzias flowers, palm trees, etc...
Let us get you to one of the most important natural parks and beaches of the island, Maspalomas and its wonderful Dunes of Maspalomas. This is one of the most famous sights on the south coast. The large sand waves are covering an area of 4 km between Playa de Inglés and Maspalomas. From there you will take a 35 minute camel ride and discover the island from a whole new perspective! Afterwards, you will be transferred to a nice restaurant, where you will enjoy a coffee break. And before returning to the pier, some free time at Maspalomas on your own, for a walk, for shopping or just relax!
Enjoy this family oriented tour viewing dolphins, flying fishes and sometimes whale watching! The trip is devoted to the observation of cetaceans exclusively. It set sails from Puerto Rico, municipal district of Mogán (in the island of Gran Canaria) for a two hours trip. We sail sea inside in search of dolphins within an approximate radius of five nautical miles between Arguineguín and Mogán. During the crossing and at the very moment of the sighting specialized guide will provide you with a great deal of information about dolphins.
Please contact the Shore Excursion Department at firstname.lastname@example.org to review full details on this tour. Tour must be booked in advance of the cruise in order to secure equipment and departure time.
Enjoy time on a beach in Maspalomas that stretches out along the southern most point of the island. Very close to the beach stands a oasis of palm trees and a lagoon. Tour is not guided and will be escorted by a host. The drive to Maspalomas Beach is 45 mins. You will have approx 2.5 hrs on the beach. Refreshments and entrance fees are not included. There are limited facilities available so items such as sunscreen, hat, towels, and local currency should be brought with you. Remember to wear your swimsuit as changing facilities are not available. Sun beds and umbrellas are available for hire directly from providers. Some nudity may be observed on the beach.
The tour begins with the exclusive residential area of Tafira, up and past the vast Bandama volcanic crater. Then, continue by Santa Brigida to Teror, a town of wide streets and colonial mansions with traditional wooden balconies. Afterwards, you will proceed to Arucas, an agricultural centre, and the islands third largest town. Its great grey stone gothic church looks wildly out of place among the small white houses. After a short photo stop at the church, you will continue towards the Altavista Viewpoint, the best viewpoint in town, from where you will enjoy views of La Palmas before returning to the ship.
Important: Please remember you have up to 4 days prior to your sail date to purchase your regular shore excursions online. If you are within the 4 days, you will then need to purchase your shore excursions onboard; land excursions would need to be purchased directly through your Tour Director on the land portion of the Alaska Cruisetour. For example, if you are sailing on October 18, you can make Shore & Land Excursion purchases online until October 13.