7 Unique excursions in Gran Canaria

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Discover the real Gran Canaria, with two local guides, no commercial stops guaranteed. Enjoy local gastronomy with homemade Canarian food included!

Excursions in Gran Canaria

Welcome to Gran Canaria!

Since the arrival of the first inhabitants to the Canary Islands, our land has been a land of hospitality; where all people feel welcome. The Canary Islands, the Fortunate Islands, represent a paradise where spring never ends, a place where volcanoes, the ocean and the wind have created a unique environment and landscape. In the Canary Islands you can not only enjoy paradisiacal beaches, but also volcanic landscapes, thermophilic forests, deserts, high mountains and deep valleys, typical villages in which our culture and traditions are still preserved.

But also of our gastronomy so characteristic: papas arrugas, gofio, fish… Our music and our instruments, our artistic expression. We canaries feel lucky to live in this land that gives us our identity and our most representative characteristic: friendliness and joy.

Gran Canaria: the miniature continent

Gran Canaria undoubtedly stands out among all the other islands for the variety of its landscapes and climates; also for the enormous historical, cultural and archaeological heritage it possesses. Indeed, we have to point out that 56% of the territory is considered a biosphere reserve; as well to having one of the most important UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world, with an area of ​​almost 10,000 Ha.

There are many ways to discover Gran Canaria; and it literally takes a lifetime to get to know all its corners and secrets. For example: You can relax on our golden sand beaches, walk through the kilometers of dunes in Maspalomas, enjoy a family day in Mogán or Amadores, or water sports in Puerto Rico. If you like urban plans, a visit to Las Palmas is essential. You can enjoy a rum tasting in Arucas, or discover the only coffee plantation in Europe in Agaete.

And, of course, you must discover the inland of Gran Canaria: Roque Nublo, emblem of the island; Pico de las Nieves, the highest point; the Tejeda basin, the most spectacular volcanic landscape in the archipelago; inland towns such as Artenara, or the midlands in San Bartolomé de Tirajana or Agüimes. And of course, our impressive archaeological heritage, Risco Caido, la Fortaleza, the troglodyte habitats that are still preserved; Learn about the fascinating history of the ancient Canarians and their surprising legends.

Do you want to learn more?

We propose a different way of getting to know Gran Canaria. In our private excursions in Gran Canaria, we offer you an immersive experience, in which you will discover not only the most outstanding places (and some hidden corners) of this island; but you will also be able to discover the particular history, gastronomy, nature, music and peculiarities that make Gran Canaria a magical and surprising place. you sign up?

Thank you very much for choosing Gran Canaria for your holidays. And thank you very much for choosing Sky Rebels to enjoy an unforgettable day!


Roque Nublo, volcanoes and meal at the Biosphere Reserve tour

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Roque Nublo, volcanoes and Biosphere Reserve

Would you like to get to know the most emblematic spots of Gran Canaria?

On this excursion we offer you the chance to discover places as special as Roque Nublo, Pico de las Nieves or Agüimes; but also other hidden corners that will take your breath away.

  • Two local guides
  • No commercial stops
  • Canarian homemade food included
  • Maximum 6 passengers per group

Risco Caido and the Sacred mountains of Gran Canaria

Risco Caido and Sacred Mountains

Are you interested in history, archaeology and ethnography? Do you want to know more about the surprising history of the first inhabitants of Gran Canaria?

We propose a journey through time in which you will be able to discover how the ancient Canary Islanders adapted in an amazing way to the orography and their environment to develop a civilisation full of mysteries. But also how some aspects of this curious way of life still survive today.

  • Two local guides
  • No commercial stops
  • Canarian homemade food included
  • Maximum 6 passengers per group
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Customized tours

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Customized tours

Would you like to make a route through Gran Canaria, at your own pace, and in a totally private group?

We have the experience you are looking for! We adapt to your wishes and design a personalised excursion according to your wishes.

  • Two local guides
  • No commercial stops
  • Canarian homemade food included
  • Private tour

Private and Shore excursions in Gran Canaria: The best excursions with Sky Rebels

This is the way that we run our Gran Canaria excursions. In Sky Rebels, we want to make your holiday an unforgettable experience. That’s why we offer you a whole series of activities to learn about know the nature and the hidden places of Gran Canaria; as well as its rich gastronomy, music, traditions and culture; through the various private tours that we offer. In brief, we promise: all of our tours are private, with a maximum of 6 participants, and avoiding commercial stops.

Unique day trips in Gran Canaria

While you are staying in South Gran Canaria (Maspalomas, Mogán). You can join our guided tours; which are designed to discover the beauty of Gran Canaria. Hence, you have two options:

In case that you are coming by a cruise to Las Palmas. You want to take advantage of your time here exploring Gran Canaria in a completely private tour, you have to enrol in our Shore Tour. In this case, we recommend you to create a roll call or look for it on your specific cruise forum to create your private group.

to summarize, all our tours are customized for you. We perform them with real reduced groups of maximum 6 passengers and two guides per tour.

We take care of all the details

In addition, all seasoned with our personal sympathy, our detailed knowledge about the environment, traditions and history of our island; a homemade meal that we will prepare in situ and also without commercial stops. At Sky Rebels, we guarantee you a private and exclusive guided tour in Gran Canaria that you will never forget.

  • Maximum 6 passengers per group
  • Two local guides per group
  • Avoid commercial stops
  • Home made Canarian food
  • Private transportation
  • Liability and accident insurances

Other excursions in Gran Canaria (half day trips):

Monday: Barranco de las Vacas, the cave and the salt flat tour

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Barranco de las Vacas, Caves and salt flats

Landscapes that will blow your mind: Barranco de las Vacas, secret aboriginal caves and a magic salt flat at the South East of Gran Canaria.

  • Two local guides
  • No commercial stops
  • Canarian food tasting included
  • Maximum 6 passengers per group
  • Duration of the trip: 4 hours

Wednesday afternoon: Puerto de Mogan & Sunset at the wild beach

Second half day trips in Gran Canaria

Puerto de Mogan & Sunset

You havent’t been to Gran Canaria if you haven’t visited Puerto de Mogán. Take this half day trip with us and we will show you that there’s much to see in this charming village and in the south coast of the island.

  • Two local guides
  • No commercial stops
  • Canarian food tasting included
  • Maximum 6 passengers per group
  • Duration of the trip: 4 hours
half day trips in Gran Canaria

Wednesday morning: The sugar, troglodytes and beach tour

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The sugar, the troglodytes and the beach

We are going to visit Ingenio, to learn about the sugar industry in Gran Canaria. Cuatro Puertas, one the biggest cave construction in the island. Finally, get to the coast, where you can take a bath on the beach if you want.

  • Two local guides
  • No commercial stops
  • Canarian food tasting included
  • Maximum 6 passengers per group
  • Duration of the trip: 4 hours

Friday: Barranco de los Cernicalos, waterfalls & rainforest

Barranco de los Cernicalos

Fair tales landscapes in Gran Canaria. During this hiking tour you are going to enjoy our rainforest, waterfalls and endemic nature in the island

  • Two local guides
  • No commercial stops
  • Canarian food tasting included
  • Maximum 6 passengers per group
  • Duration of the trip: 5.5 hours
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Barranco de los Cernicalos

More tips for your next visit to Gran Canaria?

Check our blog section to learn more about this incredible island. Discover the experiences and places that you shouldn’t miss during your stance in our island.


Do not hesitate! Are you ready for an incredible, unique and unrepeatable experience?

Since 2013; thousands of people have enjoyed our activities and excursions in Gran Canaria, and all of them have been enthusiastic about Sky Rebels; they even repeat!. In fact, you can read what people says about our tours here!

Eugenia O
Eugenia O
2022-10-25
Tour I did 5 tours on the island, this was the only with Sky Rebels, but this was my favorite one. Loved that we went to Barranco de las Vacas early, so we had our time to explore before other tourists came. I also liked going to the secret cave a lot. Tourguides were very friendly as well.
Selina
Selina
2022-09-13
Perfekt! Ein außergewöhnliches Erlebnis mit den einheimischen Guides Juanjo und Ines (und Lupita).Von Deutschland aus haben wir die Sky Rebels und ihre Ganztagestour in dem Unesco-Weltkulturerbe gebucht. Pünktlich wurden wir von den beiden in ihrem Van (Lupita) vom Hotel abgeholt. Und dann ging es auch schon in die Berge. Immer wieder wurden kleinere Stopps für Erklärungen und die Möglichkeit der Fotografie eingelegt. Während der Fahrt wurden wir von Lupita mit passender Musik und flotten Sprüchen bei Laune gehalten. Zwei kleinere bzw. kürzere Videos verdeutlichten mitunter die Geschichte der „Los Canarios“, der Ureinwohner von Gran Canaria, und gaben so einen ersten Eindruck und einen Einstieg in die Erklärungen der beiden Guides. Auch zwei Museen waren in der Tour inkludiert, welche die Höhlen und das Leben darin verdeutlichten. Selbstverständlich abermals untermalt mit den Erklärungen der beiden. Am Mittag wurden wir mit liebe zubereiteten (echten) und wundervoll drapierten Tapas verpflegt, die wir in einem Pinienwäldchen gegessen hatten. Definitiv lecker und sättigend.Ein rundum gelungener Ausflug, bei dem es nie langweilig wurde, der aber auch nicht überforderte und wo es die eine oder andere Überraschung gab! Man hatte das Gefühl mit Freunden unterwegs zu sein. Abermals ein toller Tag, an den man noch lange zurück denkt. Selina, Astrid und Thorsten
Jeff G
Jeff G
2022-09-04
Lupita is the Greatest in the Universe This was an amazing, intimate and educational tour! We were enthusiastically greeted by Juanjo and Ines at our hotel and hopped into the comfortable minivan with a charming couple from London. We were then whisked away to begin what was about 8 hours of fun, but never felt that long. Ines gave wonderful background and history on the island of Gran Canaria while Juanjo expertly navigated the hairpin turns up and down the mountainous terrain. Little did we know that "Lupita" would also be joining us to interject some playful humor. We made so many interesting stops with more facts about the island and the wonderful inhabitants. Along the way, we had snacks and even got to speak with some local folks. The lunch that was served was delicious and prepared with such care and covering every detail. We covered a lot of ground in those 8 hours and saw much of what the island has to offer. I truly believe there is no better tour on the island. We walked away from the tour feeling like family and that far exceeded my expectations. Thank you so much Ines and Juanjo (and Lupita!)! We hope to see you again! - <3 Hadley and Jeff
Selena E
Selena E
2022-08-28
Really special tour! The tour is highly recommended! On the Saturday there was actually no possibility to do the tour, but Juanjo and Inés converted it so that we could come along! Juanjo and Inés are super friendly, tell you everything about the places you visit and make it a special day. You can tell they do this with a lot of passion!
Michelle
Michelle
2022-08-22
Lovely day We enjoyed every moment of our trip last Saturday. Every view was stunning and Juan and Inez made it a fun, playfull but interesting day.We would definitely recommend this tour, but wouldn’t with (small) children because of the long day and walk.
Alabamma
Alabamma
2022-08-21
Excellent private tour *** The BEST day of our holiday ***I am going to begin this review with my feelings when we pulled up at our hotel at the end of the day. I was disappointed. Disappointed that our wonderful day had come to an end!My husband our three children and I spent the day exploring all the incredible things Gran Canaria has to offer with Ines and Juan.They picked us up at our hotel entrance at 9.00. They were there on time waiting for us. Their car is immaculate and very comfortable and our tour was tailored to our needs.We first drove to the Gran Canaria mountains, stopping in Degollada de la Yegua and Santa Lucia Valley which both have spectacular views.Then we drove on to Tunte (a traditional Canarian village) where we walked around with Ines who taught us about the history of the island - from the architecture and traditional building methods to the ancient religions and beliefs of the first Canarian settlers. We also had a delicious homemade Canarian snack here which we all really enjoyed.Then we drove on to Presa de los Horno. We stopped for lunch at the Biosphere Reserve and Ines and Juan made us a beautiful homemade Canarian meal made with local products. They catered to our specific requirements and produced a luxury lunch for us washed down with an excellent bottle of Rioja and local honey rum!After lunch we went to Pico de las Nieves , the highest point in Gran Canaria and then to Caldera de los Marteles - a volcanic crater - which is very interesting to see up close.We then drove to Agüimes (the village of craftsmen) which was beautiful and not touristy. We had a coffee and ice cream in a traditional bar.Then we then drove to the east coast where we discovered how windy it is there! And finally to the Maspalomas Dunes which look like a mini Sahara desert in Gran Canaria! They drove us back to our hotel and we arrived at about 6:30pm. Every minute of the tour was interesting and fun. Ines and Juan were such excellent guides and entertainers. They kept us all happy and laughing all day which is all the more impressive with 3 children.We covered a lot of ground, saw so many things and learned so much but it wasn’t a tiring day. It was fun, fascinating we were all sad when it was over!We highly highly highly recommend SKY REBELS!
evi
evi
2022-08-10
Amazing experience with the most perfect local guides We booked the Unesco tour of one day. What a great experience! Juanjo and Inés are wonderful people, fun, caring and they have such a great knowledge that they want to share with you. You discover the canarian history, culture and important facts. You go to places no other tours or public go. And ofcourse there is Lupita, a fun personal touch for the kids. For lunch we had a homemade picknick (made by Inés with love, excellent chef) with local ingrediënts and fruits, all traditional food. We were so amazed by the tour and this lovely people that we immediately booked another tour, the Barranco de las vacas. Then we visited the Salinas and also a real cave. There we enjoyed a magnificent view and some local food (once again thanks to the chef) during a rest inside the cave. Again an unforgettable experience. If you are looking for the perfect local guides who are passionated in what they do, Juanjo and Inés are just perfect! We had an unforgettable experience!
Carlos_At_Spain
Carlos_At_Spain
2022-08-05
Descubriendo los orígenes de Gran Canaria He realzado las dos excursiones que duran un día con Sky Rebels, ambas se complementan a la perfección, una centrada en la naturaleza de la isla y otra en la historia de la isla, sin solapamiento en las zonas visitadas. Ambas excursiones muy recomendables
Carlos_At_Spain
Carlos_At_Spain
2022-08-05
Excursión bien planificada, puntual y profesional para adentrarte en la historia de Gran Canaria Una excursión muy recomendable para entender la historia de la isla. Inés y Juanjo conocen muy bien los rincones de la isla y te hacen sentirte en familia. Comer de picnic con ellos es un lujo. Muy atentos y profesionales. Muy recomendables.
MP
MP
2022-08-04
Great tour, yummy food away from the touristy beaten path. This was our third excursion with Sky Rebels and it took us to some genuinely local places that tourists don't usually get to, and we were blown away.Let me say that I usually try to book things with different tour guides wherever I go so I can get the most out of my stay but from the get go we all loved Juanjo and Ines and decided to stick with them. And I’m so glad we did, they know their stuff and go out of their way to make you feel super welcome and show you unique experiences that most tour places don’t offer. On this tour we visited Ingenio and learned how water was used and what life was like for farmers in the 18th century.Then we were taken to visit an authentic castle built into the rocks by the ancient inhabitants of Gran Canaria.Finally we visited a nice village on the coast where we got to experience the warmth of the people of Gran Canaria away from touristy spots (thank you very much for "la cuchara", mininno!).On all three days we were offered to taste local products which we loved.We will definitely be booking our tours with Sky Rebels again when we are back in Gran Canaria.These guys are awesome, we very highly recommend them!

FAQ about our excursions in Gran Canaria:

What does our excursions in Gran Canaria consist of?

This is a private excursion, maximum 6 passengers, to see the best places in Gran Canaria. Both the most emblematic places and other hidden but spectacular places for us.

The guided tours will take place in a new vehicle with all kinds of comforts. Our aim is for you to get to know the island from a local point of view.

Do you offer private tour Gran Canaria?

Of course we do, If you are interested on private experiences and excursions in Gran Canaria, just contact us and we will customize specially for you!

How far will we walk?

Throughout our excursions in Gran Canaria, we will make stops to get to know different parts of the island . Of course, the total amount of walking distance is entirely up to you. On our hiking tours in Gran Canaria we adapt to your needs, i.e. you will set your own pace and at the end, you will walk the distance you want to walk.

On this private Gran Canaria excursions, we will provide you with walking poles and water to make the route easier, all included in the price.

How far will we travel?

The total distance in our minivan is from 100 to 250 km, depending on the route. We can start in Maspalomas, Puerto de Mogan or Las Palmas.

Our minivan, “Lupita”, has all the comforts, such as individual air conditioning and USB ports for charging electronic devices. Above all, we want your experience with our private excursions in Gran Canaria to be as enjoyable as possible.

How long does this excursions in Gran Canaria last?

We offer a range of day trips, half day trips and customized excursions in Gran Canaria; so everything is adapted to your requirements. From 4 to 9 hours in which every detail, landscape, view is organized so will get the full advantage of you experience.

Where and what are we eating?

On our full day excursions in Gran Canaria, we will have lunch in a picnic area located at the top of the mountains and perfectly equipped for all kinds of meals. In fact, this place is widely used by the “Canariones” for excursions and weekend family meals. In addition, this place has toilets, which the Cabildo de Gran Canaria maintains in perfect condition on a daily basis.

The food is home-cooked, made with fresh, seasonal produce, most of it bought from small local shops, so the quality is unbeatable.

We will contact you in order to know your preferences before the trip and to choose the food and drinks based on the information you have provided. In any case, as far as drinks are concerned, we would appreciate it if you could be as specific as possible (e.g. if you choose soft drinks, please specify the type).

Please note that we are in a protected natural area, therefore, we ask you to deposit all your waste in the waste bins provided.

For our half day trips in Gran Canaria, we will offer you a local food tasting.

If we don’t make commercial stops, does that mean I can’t buy a souvenir?

Of course not, when it comes to getting around the different stops we make during our excursions in Gran Canaria, we will find a wide variety of shops of all kinds. Most of them with local gastronomic and handicraft products, so you can buy any souvenir you wish.

On our experiences, we want to encourage local trade and traditional small businesses. All the extra expenses you incur go directly to them, we do not receive commissions of any kind.

Is everything included in our excursions in Gran Canaria?

Our full day excursions include: food, drinks, transport, pick-up, drop-off and all insurances.

As we have already mentioned in the previous question, the only extra cost would be if you decide to buy any kind of product in the local shops and stalls that you will find along the guided tour. But that is entirely up to you.

If you are a coffee lover, we can also stop at a local coffee shop after lunch if you ask us to do so and make your siesta time easier. That expense is also on you.

About the haf day trips, we include: transportaion, local food tasting and all insurances

What clothes and shoes should I wear for the excursion?

  • To carry out tour Gran Canaria excursions, we recommend:
  • Comfortable shoes (trainers would be a good choice).
  • Warm clothes (near the coast you can be in a short-sleeved T-shirt, but on the summit it’s cold even in summer, sometimes it rains!)
  • Sunglasses, hat and sunscreen (logical, right?)
  • Mobile phones and all kinds of electronic devices you want with 100% charge (although in the vehicle we have a USB input for charging electronic devices in the passenger compartment).
  • For the hiking routes, we will provide you with walking poles if you need them, included in the price.

What are the weather conditions?

The trade winds, the Gulf Stream and the orography of Gran Canaria have blessed this island with a wonderfully mild climate all year round. At any time of the year, you can enjoy different microclimates, depending on where you are: the coast, the midlands or the mountains.

Near the coast, you can wear a short-sleeved T-shirt. But at the summit it is often cold, even in summer, and sometimes it rains! That’s why we recommend being prepared for all kinds of weather situations.

In any case, Sky Rebels reserves the right to modify the tour in case of adverse weather conditions.

What is the cancellation policy?

  • The company reserves the right to cancel the activity for technical or meteorological reasons. In this case the amount paid will be refunded.
  • If the client cancels the activity with more than 48 hours notice, the amount paid will be refunded, except for a 10% handling fee per passenger.
  • If the client cancels the activity with less than 48 hours notice, no refund will be made.
    • In any of the following cases, Sky Rebels will not refund the client:
    • The client is intoxicated or under the influence of drugs.
    • The activity is cancelled due to the client’s deliberate delay or failure to attend the activity.

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