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Go island hopping around the Canaries

Think you know the Canary Islands? Think again! Our small-ship cruises around the archipelago are proof there’s so much more to enjoy than your standard beachside break.

As well as the Canary Islands of Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro, our itineraries also call at many other islands such as Madeira, the Azores and Cape Verde. And with great weather all-year-round, they’re a great choice to sail south for some ‘winter sun’ on the islands’ flawless beaches.

From stargazing on Mount Teide to going underground at Lanzarote’s Fire Mountain or hiking through the Los Tilos rainforest on the untouched island of La Palma, you might be surprised by the experiences you can enjoy with Saga.

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CONSTELLATIONS OF WONDER

Make the most of a late stay on the island of Tenerife – by ascending 7500 feet up Mount Teide to go stargazing in the night sky!

Enjoy Cava as the sun sets, then see the stars and planets in our galaxy hovering overhead, while enjoying a commentary from an expert astronomer.

Breathtaking!

 

 


EXPERIENCE FIRE MOUNTAIN

When cruising to Lanzarote, don’t miss the chance to head up to the volcanic Fire Mountains, where moon-like landscapes reveal the origins of the Canary Islands, full of geothermal craters and lava beds.

You can even watch as heat from the earth is strong enough to cook food!

 

 


TAKE A HIKE - IN THE RAINFOREST!

Gloriously untouched, the small island of La Palma is home to the cloud forest of Los Tilos, protected by UNESCO.

This luxuriant rainforest is home to many species not found anywhere else in the world, and on our guided hike you can step into a prehistoric world of misty evergreens, moss-covered laurels and giant ferns.

La Palma, Canary Islands

 


DISCOVER THE LOCAL GARDENS

Visit the stunning gardens of the islands with two very special guests – star of Gardeners’ World, Carol Klein and garden expert Sir Roddy Llewellyn.

Just some of the exotic gardens you can discover include a Cactus Garden on Lanzarote, Jardin Botanico on Tenerife and the botanical gardens of Madeira.

Funchal, Madeira

 


... OR HEAD SOUTH TO CAPE VERDE

Unspoilt beaches without a footprint in sight… old colonial towns… the stirring melody of Morna music… 1000 miles south of the Canaries, the Cape Verde islands are fantastic if you’re looking for somewhere new and unusual to discover, packed with culture and warm weather throughout the year.

 

Cape Verde, Sal Island
Bird of Paradise, Funchal, Madeira

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