views of the volcano at El Teide, Tenerife

Tenerife - spring flowers, wildlife and walking in the Canary Islands

A relaxed week of spring flowers, easy birding and country walks, exploring the dramatic landscapes and endemic wildlife of the island.
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Return flight London Gatwick to Tenerife. Local transport as specified in itinerary. Seven nights accommodation, full board.

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Refreshments. Gratuities. Travel insurance. Covid tests and associated costs.

Group size

Minimum 5, maximum 12.

Tenerife sits at the centre of the Canary Islands archipelago, the largest of the seven main islands sitting around 100km off the Moroccan coast. Together with the other Atlantic islands and the Moroccan coast, the Canary Islands form the Macaronesian eco-region, with its own endemic flora and fauna: from the famous Atlantic Canary, endemic lizards and butterflies to the many species of house leek, euphorbia, echium and Sonchus that we hope to find during our travels.

From our base in the northern town of La Orotava, our daily excursions will enable us to explore the various important habitats of the island, from the arid coastal areas, with endemic succulent plants and Berthelot’s Pipits making their parachuting display flight, to the misty laurel forests of the north of the island, where we will look for Laurel Pigeon, Bolle’s Pigeon and the lovely Canary Bellflower.

The island is dominated by the huge volcano of Mount Teide, Spain’s highest mountain at over 3,700 metres above sea level, and we will have two days to explore the Teide National Park, including taking the cable car up to the summit itself, from where we will have panoramic views out across the archipelago, while snow may still be on the ground at our feet. On the lower slopes of the mountain, we will look for the beautiful Tenerife Blue Chaffinch among the pine forests.

The seas around the Canary Islands are famously rich in marine life, and we will take a whale watching boat trip off the west coast of the island, where we hope to spend some time with the area’s resident Short-finned Pilot Whales.

Please note that holidays change, although sometimes only slightly, from year to year and previous trip reports may not reflect the planned itinerary, or other holiday details, for the current trip. Please ask us if you would like to know of any significant differences.

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