The 4 best half day trips in Gran Canaria

Half day trips in Gran Canaria

Discover off the beaten path locations that you’ll never see on regular Gran Canaria day trips

  • barranco de las vacas
  • Puerto de Mogan Gran Canaria
  • caves in Gran Canaria
  • Barranco de los Cernicalos

Half day trips in Gran Canaria

If you don’t have much time, or you find it too tiring to spend a whole day on a trip.

If what you really want is to spend the morning visiting amazing places and return to your hotel at lunchtime; and then you can relax and spend the afternoon doing other activities, going for dinner, going to the pool… whatever.

We have the experience that you are looking for! Take a half day trip in Gran Canaria to discover places that you would never think that exist.

Furthermore, you can take different routes during the week so you even could take one per day.

Forget about car rental, insurances, getting lost driving on your own on difficult roads that you have never been before. Trust about the experience of two local guides that will take you to discover Gran Canaria from other perspective.

In short, take one of our half-day trips in Gran Canaria. From only 45 € / passenger!


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

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half day trips in Gran Canaria

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.

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

The Puerto de Mogan & Sunset at the wild beach

Second half day trips in Gran Canaria

Puerto de Mogan and 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.

  • Available on Wedenesday
  • Two local guides
  • No commercial stops
  • Canarian food tasting included
  • Maximum 6 passengers per group
  • Duration of the trip: 4 hours
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The sugar, troglodytes and fishermen tour

Half day trips in Gran Canaria number 3

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The sugar, the troglodytes and the fishermen

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.

  • Available on Wednesday
  • 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

  • Available on Friday
  • 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

Bear in mind

  • Departures for these half day trips are exclusively from Maspalomas.
  • Bring comfortable walking shoes and clothes. In any case, we will contact you the day before to confirm the weather forecast.
  • We recommend to bring, at least, 1,5 l of water with you.
  • Although we will not walk much during these excursions, we do not recommend them for people with mobility problems.
  • This tours are not recommended for children under three years of age.
  • In summer, we recommend you bring a swimming costume and a towel in case you want to take a dip.

Taste of local food

It’s always good to have a snack before lunch, so we’ll offer you to try some local produce to help you recharge your batteries on the way.

Small groups guaranteed

Guaranteed: in our half day trips in Gran Canaria will participate a maximum of 6 passengers.

Two local guides for our half day trips Gran Canaria

No commercial stops

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.

Need more information about our half day trips in Gran Canaria? Contact us!

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!

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