The Wonders of Madeira and the Canary Islands – Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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A$5,085

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11 days

Discover the natural wonders of Madeira and the Canaries, including the festive sights and sounds of the world’s second-largest carnival

Discover the natural wonders of Madeira and the Canaries, including the festive sights and sounds of the world’s second-largest carnival.

The island of fire 

Your expedition starts in Gran Canaria, the third largest of the Canary Islands. Stroll through the narrow cobblestone streets and alleyways of the capital, Las Palmas, before embarking on your cruise. Our first stop is Lanzarote, the island of fire. Stand amazed at its deep U-shaped ravines and vertical cliffs, and explore its sun-kissed capital Arrecife.

El Carnaval

Experience the rhythm, colour, flamboyance, and luxury of the Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival, second only to Rio’s famous samba fest. Witness one of the most anticipated spectacles of the carnival, the Gran Coso Apoteosis, or join excursions to the Teide National Park and its colossal centrepiece, El Teide. Afterwards, take in Madeira, the ‘Garden of the Atlantic.’ Enjoy a selection of exotic fruits and world-famous Madeira wines before sailing to the undisturbed golden sands of Porto Santo. 

A walkers’ paradise  

Hiking in La Palma is superb, with some walks starting right in the capital Santa Cruz. See how it lives up to its nickname, La Isla Bonita, or ‘The Pretty Island.’ We then make our way to remote El Hierro, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. As your cruise draws to a close, you’ll enjoy an authentic slice of traditional Canary life in La Gomera before ending your expedition in Gran Canaria.

What's Included

Flights

  • Return flights in economy class from Amsterdam to Dakar including all taxes. Flights from Brussels, Luxembourg or Vienna are on request

Transfers

  • Transfers from airport to ship and from ship to airport in Las Palmas

Expedition Cruise

Route overview

We'll help you plan where to go, when to visit and how long to stay

The miniature continent

Day 1

Bound for Madeira

Day 2

The Garden of the Atlantic

Day 3

The Magic of Golden Sand

Day 4

Back to the Canary Islands

Day 5

Carnival time!

Day 6

Isla Bonita

Day 7

The edge of the Canaries

Day 8

A paradise off the beaten track

Day 9

The fire island

Day 10

Farewell to the expedition

Day 11

Ships on this expedition

Take a closer look at our ships typically used on this expedition

Included Programmes

It's a mixture of adventure activities for individuals of all ages