As Northern Lights specialists it is usual for Off the Map Travel to be documenting one of their amazing trips to visit the Arctic Circle to seek out the best experiences, accommodation and activities to add to our ever-growing list of destinations and holiday packages to see the Aurora however this trip has been a little different for us!

A far cry from -30 degrees in heavily snow-laden landscapes this time we jetted off to Tenerife in the Canary Islands on the hunt for our new whale watching package – Whales and Stars!

It is largely unknown that Tenerife is one of the best-kept secrets in terms of whale watching in Europe and also that it is part of the incredible EU Sky Route! Visiting the South-West of the island in Costa Adeje and Los Gigantes it is a far cry from the nightclub-littered party central that many have come to expect from Tenerife. Covered in banana plantations and sheltered by Mount Teide this area of the island is simply stunning with incredibly beautiful scenery and an ocean as still as a millpond.

In Tenerife you are likely to see every shape and size from the small pilot whales to the massive fin whales and many in between! There are also lots of dolphins here who love to leap alongside your boat! Why not charter a private trip on a beautiful catamaran and spend a few hours watching these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat.

Climbing to 12000ft above the sea-level to watch the sunset on the edge of Mount Teide also has to be a highlight of your trip. Pass through the layer of clouds through the black, volcanic landscape and sit on a lava rock watching the sun set into the ocean before returning back to a mere 3000ft high to have an astronomer guide you through the world of stars above your heads in the pitch black sky. This combination of activities is set to be one of our most exciting summer packages yet and of course there is a whole host of mountain biking, hiking, paddle-boarding and many other amazing activities you can include on your trip too.

If you’re interested in seeing a different side to Tenerife and all this beautiful island has to offer and would like a personal quotation, or just have some questions, the first thing to do is contact one of our travel advisors. Our ‘Whales and Stars’ package is now available for you to book – but if that isn’t enough, you can also browse our full range of whale watching holidays.