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Tenerife
Basic price from
£505
4 nights accom. & travel  for 20 students and 2 staff

Geography school trips to Tenerife

Geography school trips to Tenerife

The largest Canary Island, Tenerife’s volcanic landscapes, rocky shores and sandy beach resorts create exciting opportunities for in-depth Geography studies. Through hands-on fieldwork, groups can better understand the island’s contrasting landscapes and investigate the reasons behind its arid and Mediterranean ecosystems. A highlight is the cable car ride to the summit of Mount Teide, allowing you to survey the island’s dramatic lava fields. To extend your group’s understanding of tectonics further, experience Tenerife’s sulphurous vents, venture down underground lava tubes, and ask your students how dormant the island really is. Add another dimension to tectonic studies by investigating the use of volcanic resources, then explore the importance of sustainable development, examine coastal processes along 800m sea cliffs, or explore food security and farming in the island’s interior. Through an understanding of geography and the environment, students will be able to learn more about the impacts to this area with a Geography trip to Tenerife.

 

Suggested Itinerary

GCSE BASIC

  • day
    1

    Volcanic Landscapes

    • Travel from the UK to Tenerife
    • Take a cable car to Mount Teide
  • day
    2

    Ecosystems and Economic Activity

    • Visit Bananera Jardines de Atlantico which is a banana plantation
  • day
    3

    Catamaran Cruise

    • Day Trip: Catamaran cruise
  • day
    4

    Sustainable Living

    • Casa Bioclimatica, an eco-housing area
    • Piramides de Guimar
  • day
    5

    Coastal Landforms and Tourism

    • Los Gigantes
    • Afternoon flight to the UK

  • Itinerary price from: £615

    Price details

    Priced based on:

    • 4 night tour for 40 students and 4 staff

    Price includes:

    • Return international flights
    • Return airport transfers by coach
    • 4 nights’ full-board accommodation on a bed-sharing basis
    • Standard insurance
    • Entrance to excursions based on above itinerary

 

Case Studies

KEY TOPIC: Tectonic Activity and Hazards

Case Studies

Main Case Study Opportunities

  • Mount Teide
  • Piramides de Guimar

KEY TOPIC: Tourism & Sustainability

Main Case Study Opportunities

Case Studies

  • All excursions

KEY TOPIC: Coasts

Main Case Study Opportunities

Case Studies

  • Los Gigantes

KEY TOPIC: Climate Change & Sustainable Living

Main Case Study Opportunities

Case Studies

  • Casa Bioclimatica

 

 

Curriculum Links

 

Accommodation

Tenerife Accommodation - Vigilia Park Apartments

Vigilia Park Apartments

  • Central Puerto Santiago location
  • Games area

The Vigilia Park Apartments offer great value accommodation only a short walk from the centre of Puerto Santiago with plenty of entertainment and facilities for school groups.

Location: Situated in the heart of Puerto Santiago, just 300m from the beach.

Facilities: 24hr reception, TV room, games room, Wi-Fi (extra charge), 3 pools, sauna, Jacuzzi, gym, table tennis facilities, billiards, mini golf and darts.

Accommodation: The apartments are modern and come with twin beds and a sofa bed, en-suite bathroom with hairdryer, a kitchen with microwave, oven, toaster and a kettle. There's also a direct dial telephone, a hire safe, TV and terrace.

Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information.


Subject Specific Excursions

Mount Teide

Emblem of the Canary Islands and without a doubt Tenerife's most spectacular natural feature, Mount Teide dominates practically the whole of Tenerife's centre and can be seen from virtually anywhere; the peak is often snow-capped and can be seen from the beach!

Catamaran Cruise

The Nashira Uno is a custom built motor catamaran. The design of the vessel is such that it reduces the possibility of sea-sickness therefore allowing those with weaker "sea legs" to join in on the excursions. She has a sun deck as well as a lower shaded deck and also has two glass bottomed panels that allow the guests to marvel at the amount of marine life.

Casa bioclimatica & Piramides de Guimar

Spain is well ahead of the UK in the use of renewable energies and this is demonstrated at Tenerife’s ITER centre where a range of architecturally extraordinary houses have been constructed using the latest approaches to sustainability. Stroll along a technological walkway to learn about the different kinds of renewable energies, then discover more about a green future for our environment at ITER’s visitor centre.

Cuevas del Viento

The Cabildo Insular de Tenerife (Tenerife Island Government), through the Organismo Autónomo de Museos y Centros (OAMC - museums), has been gradually clearing part of the Cueva del Viento in Icod de los Vinos, one of the longest volcanic tunnels in the world. 18 km of underground passages require special protection to guarantee the conservation of their natural values, while receiving small groups of guided tours. A natural attraction unique to Tenerife.

Los Gigantes

This resort town in the Santiago del Teide town on the west coast of Tenerife has been designed and constructed to blend in with the surroundings. Students can study the natural coastlines and how the pressures of tourism have affected the area.

Quick Tip: If you have an excursion in mind which you don't see listed, please get in touch so we can do our best to arrange it for you!

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