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Canary Islands holidays. Tours & holidays in 2015 & 2016

Our Canary Islands holidays & accommodation take in the best sites & off-the-beaten-track places from hiking the 'caminos reales' of Gran Canaria's highlands to whale watching off La Gomera. All our Canary Islands holidays & accommodation are provided by operators committed to supporting local people & the environment
Lanzarote luxury accommodation, Canary Islands
Luxury family home, private pool, inc Hybric Car, from €2100 - €2835 per accommodation per week
Gran Canaria walking tours, Canary Islands
This unique volcanic island reveals unexpected variety, from £745 - £895 (8 days) inc UK flights
Luxury yurt pod accommodation in Lanzarote, with eco car
Luxury Large Yurt, inc Hybrid Car, 2-6 Guests, from €1820 - €2345 per accommodation per week
Gran Canaria walking holiday
A spectacular journey walking across Gran Canaria, from £709 - £789 (8 days) ex flights
Lanzarote beach house, Canary Islands
Beach 100mt, private plunge pool, transfers, Wifi, from €925 - €1225 per accommodation per week
Lanzarote self catering apartments, Canary Islands
4 Studio apartments, and 2 Bedroom Cottage, from €70 - €120 per accommodation per night
Canary Islands walking holiday, La Palma
Enjoy the vastly different landscapes on La Palma, from £639 - £739 (8 days) ex flights
Canary Islands walking holiday, El Hierro
Walk the quiet island of the Canaries, from £639 (8 days) ex flights
Lanzarote north coast villa holiday, Canary Islands
2 bed villa in Punta Mujeres fishing village, shared pool, from €665 - €910 per accommodation per week (sleeps 4)
Lanzarote villa accommodation, Canary Islands
Beach setting, inc Hybrid Car, Spacious House, Garden, from €1715 - €2275 per villa per week (sleeps 6)
Canary Islands walking holiday
This volcanic group of islands reveals unexpected variety, from £779 - £1159 (8 days) inc UK flights
Tenerife eco self catering houses, Canary Islands
Tenerife Coast Green Design Zero CO2 Luxury Village, from €136 - €210 per house per night
Lanzarote eco barn accommodation, Canary Islands
Lanzarote self catering eco accommodation, Canary Islands, from €1435 - €1890 per accommodation per week
Whale watching cruise in the Canary Islands
Sailing with marine biologist on Canary Islands, from €1399 (7 days) ex flights
Lanzarote self catering villas, Canary Islands
A unique and stunning destination for peace and tranquility, from €90 - €230 per accommodation per night
Unusual accommodation in Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Stunning 360ΊViews, off grid, ideal couples/single travelers, from €665 - €910 per couple per week
Fuertaventura stargazing tour, Canary Islands
Explore our Universe - stargazing and gastronomy, from €47 - €67 per tour
Lanzarote luxury farmhouse accommodation, Canary Islands
Converted farm building in beach setting with private pool, from €1995 - €2835 per accommodation per week
Lanzarote retreat, sleeps up to 20, Canary Islands
Magical retreat - 7 cottages with pool, from €60 - €110 per accommodation per night
Tenerife walking holiday, Canary Islands
Glorious flowers, balmy temperatures and majestic scenery, from £899 - £1399 (8 days) inc UK flights
Holistic holiday in the Canary Islands
Nature, relax and whale watching on a beautiful island, from €799 - €974 (8 days) ex flights
Yurt holiday accommodation in Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Family Yurts, beach setting, pool access, off grid, from €1085 - €1470 per accommodation per week
Lanzarote eco villa, Canary Islands
Total peace & privacy, huge garden, rural setting near beach, from £695 - £825 per couple per week
Whales watching and running holiday in Canary Islands
Whales and the ocean, trailrunning, from €799 (7 days) ex flights
Fuerteventura eco lodge, Canary Islands
Retreat into nature with in a beautiful eco lodge, from €1700 - €1900 per week (sleeps 6)
Canary Islands holistic holiday, including yoga
whales and the ocean, relax and resource, from €1199 (10 days) ex flights
Whale and dolphin watching in La Gomera
Respectful Whale Watching on the Canary Islands, from €595 (7 days) ex flights
Lanzarote self catering holiday, Canary Islands
Luxury, Eco Casita in Lanzarote, Canary Islands, from €910 - €1260 per accommodation per week
Canary Islands yacht cruise
Explore 5 of the Canry Islands from a 25 cabin mega yacht, from £1299 (8 days) ex flights
La Gomera self guided walking, Canary Islands
Beautiful walking through plantations, mountains and villages, from £720 (8 days) ex flights

44 reviews for Canary Islands holidays4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Canary Islands holidays reviews are from travellers who have booked directly through Responsible Travel. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

Luxury yurt accommodation in Lanzarote, Canary Islands
It is a wonderful place for a family holiday with small children and a great place to recharge your batteries. (more)Alison Brookes Day
Fabulously relaxing, beautiful island, relaxed yet very responsive hosts. A great experience...Great for kids with donkey rides, missions to collect eggs every day, and to hang out with other kids on the communal trampoline, pirate boat and playground. (more)Michelle Levene
Most memorable were the rural location with an opportunity to see the landscape and vegetation. The space, both our private area around our yurt and outside where the kids were free to play on the trampoline and meet the chickens and donkey. The smallness of the resort and the uncrowded beach. The morning bike ride into the village for bread. (more)Roos Eisma
From €1225 - €1610 per week (sleeps 2-4)
Lanzarote beach house, Canary Islands
Memorable parts? Beautiful landscapes, excellent food! Great for a relaxing holiday. Tips? Hire a car to explore the island, there is lots to see, from beaches to the national park, it's well worth it! Local benefits? Yes, particularly if you stay at the Finca de Arrieta, they are environmentally friendly. Overall rating? Excellent holiday, great chance to recharge for the rest of the year! (more)Lila Caballero
From €925 - €1225 per accommodation per week
Gran Canaria walking holiday
Memorable parts? We really enjoyed the walks and being away from any crowds. Brilliant scenery. Tips? Go for the better class accommodation. Three of the hotels we stayed in were only just alright but the other three were very good. Local benefits? The economy is certainly supported by tourism. Overall rating? We had a wonderful time. (more)Catherine Lane
From £709 - £789 excluding flights
Gran Canaria walking tours, Canary Islands
Memorable parts? The hiking was fantastic in Gran Canaria. The group was ideal in that we all seemed to be similar abilities and ages and there was no fear of feeling left behind. The guide was very enthusiastic and encouraging. Always felt very confident in the routes. Tips? The walking was quite challenging and should be entertained by walkers who are relatively fit and experienced only. The listing as moderate is fair and should be continued. Local benefits? We stayed... (more)Sarah Reeve
From £745 - £895 including UK flights
Whale and dolphin watching in La Gomera
4.5 star (more)pam telman
We had three boat trips to see the whales and dolphins. All 3 were great we saw animals every time and different ones each day. The crew were friendly and gave lots of information verbal and written. I was particularly moved by their obvious sensitivity towards the mammals. (more)Linda Hudson
The most memorable part was lots of jumping dolphins! I've taken 8 dolphin watching tours in 6 days and managed to see 6 species (Rough-toothed dolphin, Atlantic spotted dolphin, Short-finned pilot whales, Bottlenose dolphin, Common dolphin and Cuvier's beaked whale!!!) (more)Patty Tse
From €595 excluding flights
Lanzarote self catering cottage in the Canary Islands
We expected the finca to be lovely but it far exceeded our expectations. The Garden Cottage was perfect for a couple who wanted privacy but still all the facilities of the shared areas...Excellent! (more)Helen Wilson
Fantastic! Whilst we were there most of the other guests were couples with young children but as a childless couple we were catered for just as perfectly. The finca is a beautiful place, the owners are friendly and helpful, can't praise it enough! (more)Lisa Carver
Great experience, wonderful hosts and beautiful surroundings... (more)Sarah Slade
From €665 - €910 per week (sleeps 4)
Yurt holiday accommodation in Lanzarote, Canary Islands
The most memorable part was watching my daughter see the stars for the first time! Zero light pollution! Also, I was so surprised by how much there was to do on the island. Nice to wake up each day and know it was going to be sunny and dry! (more)Angellique Sunter
We really enjoyed the boat trip to Isle Graciosa – the operator organised it. We went on a RIB speed boat to get there, then went snorkelling, walking through the town and a beautiful lunch. (more)Michelle Christensen
Absolutely lovely. It is probably a huge cliche but seeing the children laughing and playing by themselves and with new friends meant I was more relaxed - it all just ticked over perfectly and resulted in a great holiday. (more)Kate Macnab
From €1085 - €1470 per accommodation per week
Lanzarote villa accommodation, Canary Islands
Memorable parts? Going on a day trip to a remote island organised by owner Tila and swimming on an empty beach. Tips? Definitely rent a car and try arrive in day light as roads signs easily missed in dark Local benefits? Yes - completely. Overall rating? Excellent, cheap and cheerful, direct flights, lots to do...brilliant family holiday would have been equally good for a couple or friends. (more)Zara Stassin
From €1715 - €2275 per villa per week (sleeps 6)
Lanzarote villa holiday, Fishermans Cottage, Canary Islands
Memorable parts? Arriving at Fisherman’s Cottage and seeing the wonderful location. Tips? It's not a holiday destination for clubbers. If you want a few days relaxation by the sea come to fisherman’s cottage. Local benefits? We shopped in the local supermarket and ate out locally. The cottage was totally solar powered with 'green' loos. So yes to both. Overall rating? 10 out of 10. It was so much better than I expected. Jill and Maria were both lovely and friendly.... (more)Laura Whelan
From €805 - €1155 per week (sleeps 4)
Unusual accommodation in Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Very good....went bodega hopping for my birthday! (more)Chantel Dunn
Some of the most memorable parts of the holiday were: finding eggs in the hen house, lying in the bath at Fisherman's Cottage watching the sea, wine tasting at La Cantina, Teguise & at El Grifo Bodega and driving on the fabulous, twisty, unique scenic roads. (more)Georgina Tongue
The setting and accommodation, plus the very warm and helpful owners and staff. The events organised were great, paella night with live jazz and sangria, also the island trip to La Grocia was very memorable!!! (more)Chris Parr
From €665 - €910 per couple per week
Fuertaventura stargazing tour, Canary Islands
Memorable parts? The stars by night tour was exceptional. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about astronomy. We particularly liked his storytelling style of his talk as he guided us through the night sky. This was perfectly balanced with the scientific input. Tips? Book now!!! This experience should not be missed. Local benefits? Very little environmental impact. We stood in the dark looking at stars through a telescope. Overall rating? So... (more)helen kemp
From €47 - €67 per tour
Lanzarote eco villa, Canary Islands
Memorable parts? The peaceful gardens and the generally relaxing ambience Tips? Look forward to a quiet retreat. Take books. Local benefits? Yes. Definitely. Locally sourced products. Local labour. Very environmentally and politically aware Overall rating? Excellent. (more)peter dawson
From £695 - £825 per couple per week
Tenerife holiday apartments, sleeps 2
Memorable parts? The magical scenery of the north western side of this beautiful island - Mount Teide, the Masca gorge and Garachico plus the area around the accomodation - Los Realejos, El Socorro beach etc. Driving on the almost vertical switchback roads was also a memorable experience! Tips? February was a brilliant time to go if you want to walk. Warm but not too hot, although be prepared for a few damp/cloudy days. Evenings were quite chilly in the accomodation and there was... (more)christine Preston
From €45 per apartment per night (sleeps 2)
La Gomera self catering apartments, Canary Islands
Memorable parts? Local boat trips spotting a Brydes whale, a sea turtle, and three different dolphin species doing their stuff in the Atlantic. Valle Gran Rey on La Gomera is a lovely warm laid back getaway with fine black sands, sheer cliffs, steep mountains, pretty villages and national park forest at the top. Tips? Make sure you check directions before setting off on walks off the coast, or in National Park, as it can be a bit far between signposts and a little confusing! Try... (more)Debra Evelyn
From €23 - €40 per apartment per night (sleeps 2)
Tenerife villa holiday, sleeping 4 people
The house and environment was fabulous! Wonderful nature! A way from everything! Very nice people and nice for our children. (more)mathilde geens
The beautiful view from our balcony, out to the sea one way and up to the mountains in the other direction...A fantastic, relaxing, family holiday a world away from the stereotypical family Tenerife holiday that you might find on the south of the island! (more)Kristina Roe
The beautiful setting and 'local' feel of the place. The owners of the finca were extremely pleasant and created a very relaxed homely feel to the holiday. The accommodation - 'The Stonehouse' was unique and quaint. (more)Jenny Marshall
From €50 - €100 per villa per night (sleeps 4)
Lanzarote rural self catering accommodation, Canary Islands
Couldn't have asked for more! This hideaway, hidden amongst Lanzaote's awesome landscape, made a perfect home from home for me and my young family. The added benefits were for me a hammock, my 2 boys a 'garden' to explore and my husband enjoyed the alfresco cooking. The owners left Great tips on best beaches and places to explore too. (more)Rachel Grevatte
Wonderful break in a Rural part of Lanzarote. The beaches at Costa De Papagayo are to be recommended for a relaxing in the sun and out of the wind...Excellent holiday. (more)Stuart Mackay
It really was a beautiful holiday. The location was wonderful; the landscape was amazing, nice and quiet, in contact with nature. We liked hiking in the beautiful Lanzarote volcanic areas and along the paths of La Geria wine region. (more)Chiara Zubelli
From €60 per house per night (sleeps 4)
Gran Canaria hotel accommodation
Memorable parts? The very friendly greeting from Magui & her English speaking staff member, the freshly squeezed orange juice from the fruit growing in the garden, the very twisting mountain roads of the island and the route to the hotel. Found the use of the old buildings/renovation of them fascinating, retention of old features in the rooms (we had an old oven in ours), the different levels of the garden and the fruit trees - just wonderful. Tips? Unless you are sure of it being... (more)Fiona Dodds
From €86 - €100 per room per night

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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