Seven days of brilliant sunshine, azure skies and whispering palm trees best describes the underdeveloped Canary Islands visited on this cruise. Starting from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria this cruise also takes in ports on the Islands of Tenerife and La Gomera. Ideal for those who are looking to cruise or take a RYA course in the Canaries.
The Canaries cruise starts and ends in Las Palmas, with a unique combination of a lovely old quarter and cathedral, busy port and marvellous beach and the largest city in the Canaries. The island of Gran Canaria is sometimes called the Small Continent because of its extremely varied landscapes with European, African and even American vegetation. At the island's centre, the 2000 metre central band of mountains, known as "La Cumbre", can be snowcapped during the winter and is cut by some bizarre canyons. Hardly anywhere else in the world can you find such different landscapes and even climatical zones so close to ach other: mountain massives, desert land, tropical forests.
Described as Island of Eternal Springtime, Tenerife is the largest island of the archipelago. Again, a mountain range with the mighty volcanic crater - Cañadas del Teide giving extremely fertile valleys with important crops of bananas and tomatoes and a coastline offering beautifully steep volcanic cliffs and wide sandy beaches.
La Gomera is surprisingly varied and full of contrasts; impressive gorges, grand rock monoliths, marvellous palm groves and the Garajonay National Park, a unique ecological treasure of crystal clear waters and green laurel forests.