School Geography Trip to Tenerife
Tenerife is a veritable treasure trove for school geography groups. Closer to Africa than Europe, Tenerife’s crowning glory is the magnificent Mt Teide, which is not only Spain’s highest point, but also an active stratovolcano that hints at the geological complexity of the island as a whole. The national park in which it sits is also home to a diverse range of other landforms and has long been an important centre for international geological research.
A school geography trip to Tenerife will allow pupils to learn more about the human impact, both positive and negative, as well as understanding its effects on the landscape and environment. Visit the Piramides de Guimar, or one of the many banana plantations on the island, before visiting the Casas Bioclimaticas - a futuristic housing development boasting zero carbon emissions.
|Day 1||Flight from UK to Tenerife South||On arrival, transfer to accommodation||Local exploration around hotel, followed by evening meal|
|Day 2||Full-day excursion exploring the volcanic landscape of Mount Teide||Evening meal at hotel|
|Day 3||Visit a Banana plantation||Visit to the complex labyrinth of volcanic tunnels at Cuevas del Viento||Evening meal at hotel|
|Day 4||If time allows, visit the Bioclimatic Housing Development.||Transfer to airport for return flight to the UK|
This price includes:
- 3 night's half board accommodation (breakfast and evening meal)
- ATOL protected return flights to the UK
- Airport taxes and passenger duty at current rates
- Airport transfers to/from the airport in Tenerife
- Guided tour of Mount Teide
- Excursion to the Banana plantation and Cuevas del Viento
- Free place staff ratio 1:10
- Detailed information pack
- Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
- Itinerary planning service
- VAT at current rates to tour operators
- VAMOOS - our easy to use travel app
The imposing Mount Teide dominates the island of Tenerife. An active volcano, it is also the highest point in Spain, at 3,718m. It is also the third highest volcano on a volcanic island after Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa in Hawaii. The volcano and the national park that surrounds form an important area for international research into geology and geomorphology.
The pyramids of Güímar are 6 rectangular-based, pyramid-shaped terrace structures. There is fierce debate as to their origins, with some, including one of the founders of the park, Thor Heyerdahl, thinking that the pyramids represented a link between the ancient Egyptian and Mesoamerican civilisations. The other theory is that the pyramids are a relic of 19th Century cultivation of the...
This park was founded to demonstrate to both locals and tourists the incredible biodiversity of the Canaries, as well as provide them with the opportunity to discover the traditions and cuisine of the islands. Here your group will discover the impact that the ubiquitous banana plantations have had on Tenerife's economy. With a museum dedicated to the history of farming on the island, this...
This bioclimatic housing development is self-sufficient in terms of its power supply and emits zero carbon emissions. Each house is very different, as each was designed by a different architect, using different techniques to address the issue of sustainability.
One of the largest lava tubes in the world, the Cuevas del Viento offers your group the opportunity to explore first-hand the way that the lava flow from a volcanic eruption is able to carve out the rock. Your students will see several lava formations, including chasms and terraces. There are three passage levels and over 17km of lava tubes, all formed by the lava flows from Pico Viejo, Mt. Teide&...
Aparthotel Laguna Park II
In lovely Costa Adeje, the Aparthotel Laguna Park II is just a stone’s throw from Torviscas Beach.
The aparthotel has excellent facilities with both an outdoor pool and a games room. All apartments have a kitchenette and a balcony. There is also a restaurant, serving buffet-style meals and a poolside snack bar.
What our teachers had to say about this destination
It's a fantastic location which lends itself to many Geographical themes. Other than tectonics we investigated the opportunities tourism created. Resource management of the island, water, for example is fascinating. And the kids get to drag their teachers down terrifying water slides! What more would you want from a field trip?
Excellent destination for a geography trip. So good, in fact, that we are thinking of returning.