Top Air Travel Experiences To Have in Tenerife

Tenerife is a beautiful island built on tourism, excursions, and a laid-back lifestyle that the sun, sea, sand, and scenery promote. Excursions and day trips are a big part of the culture of Tenerife, none better than through the skies. From paragliding to helicopter tours, Tenerife has countless opportunities to soar through the skies and take in the landscape from an entirely new perspective. Here are some of the best air travel experiences available on this stunning Spanish island.

Private Flying 
Private flights are a great way to see Tenerife luxuriously. Flying around the island, you can take in the sights of Puerto De la Cruz, Punta de Teno, Garachico, Las Americas, Los Gigantes, South Tenerife Airport, Candelaria, and El Poris, to name a few. Private jet hire gives a complete and luxurious view of the beauty bestowed on the island, departing from Tenerife Norte.
Tours in private planes are a step above, bringing a finer experience than any other tour. Take to the skies and indulge in fine dining, comfortable seating, and added privacy for you and the people you enjoy the tour with. Many tours are group activities where companies wait for a certain number of people to fill the shared experience — private flying tours provide you with more exclusivity.

Paragliding is the ultimate way to enjoy the Tenerife landscape, flying over the stunning landscape alone or in tandem — one of the best activities you can do on a Tenerife holiday. The best-known locations for paragliding are Costa Adeje and Puerto de la Cruz, where many passionate paragliders choose to make this their home due to the excellent weather all year round, which makes it the perfect place to practice and master the skills required. 
That said, you do not need any experience to enjoy paragliding across the skies of Tenerife; all you need is a sense of adventure and to be a thrill seeker. The day will begin when you're picked up from your accommodation — a service offered in the south of the island — and taken to your take-off point, where experienced instructors will brief you on all the essential safety instructions required for paragliding. When everything is clear, it's time to set off, open the sail above your head, start running, and leave the ground to soar through the skies.

To truly experience everything the Tenerife landscape offers, you can't get much better than a helicopter tour. Here, you will fly over the best natural wonders, taking pictures and videos of the panoramic views seen from above. You can embark on many different tours, ranging from 20km to 120km; these trips last from 10 minutes to 50 minutes, depending on the route you choose.
The south coast tour is the shortest, lasting just under 10 minutes and covering around 20km. The flight begins heading over Costa Adeje, passing from the El Puertito area and seeing the village of La Caleta and its stunning golf course. From here, you will pass over the Playa de Las Americas and Los Cristianos resorts. The entire tour is an experience of the most famous tourist areas of the island.
The Gran Teide luxury tour is a 120km flight ranging between 45 and 50 minutes. An incredible VIP tour over the Teide National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2007, home to the volcano Teide (3718 meters), the third highest volcano in the world after Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, is an extraordinary journey with beautiful views flying over forests and mountains, including Valle de La Orotava, Puerto de la Cruz, Santiago del Teide, and Vilaflor. Finish the day as a true VIP with a glass of sparkling wine, gazing at the panoramic views underneath.

Parasailing is an adrenaline-fueled experience that lifts you into the skies with a parachute connected to a boat through a long rope. Before any trip starts, all the basic safety rules will be explained to you; then, it's time to get on board the speedboat and jet off from the harbour. As the boat sets sail, you're lifted into the air to a height of up to 30 meters (depending on weather conditions) above the ocean. Here, you can enjoy stunning views of the coast and surrounding mountains. Your parasailing experience will take place around 200 meters from the shoreline, and it is here where you will take to the skies.
When parasailing, the wind is a huge factor; if it's too strong, things can be difficult. The great thing you get with Tenerife is the area is protected from the trade winds that blow on the Canary Islands due to the 2000-meter-high mountains that sit in the centre of the island – a huge reason why Tenerife is great for parasailing and air sports in general. Your parasailing experience will last around 30 minutes — 10 of which you are airborne. You can either land dry on the take-off platform or refresh yourself by landing directly into the cooling water of the Atlantic Ocean.

Seeing the Sights from the Skies
Sightseeing is always better from the skies, and Tenerife is the perfect place with opportunities for luxury travel and air sports to float and let all your worries pass by. With the beautiful year-long weather, you will be hard-pressed to find a day you can't take to the skies and enjoy everything Tenerife has to offer.