New Year's Canaries
Yachting, volcanoes and hiking trails

Two dates:
28/12 - 04/01
04/01 - 11/01 - only 3 places
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8 days
10 participants
€980
We will celebrate New Year 2020 in the Canary Islands!

During the trip we'll visit 5 islands of the archipelago by sailing yacht, go trekking, walk on the black beaches, visit national parks and historical cities.

Our route is designed for 2 weeks: from the 28th of December to the 4th of January and from 4th till the 11th of January. It's possible to join the trip for the first week or go for both. During the New Year holidays the weather will be quite comfortable for sunbathing, swimming and doing water sports. The variety of activities in the Canary is pretty impressive: from surfing to golf – anyone can find something interesting to do there.


The bonus to the trip is a walk in the national park with a guide!
Participation fee 980 euro
What is included in the price:

— Place in double cabin
— Captain
— Guide to national parks
— Learning the basics of sailing skills
— Motor boat
— Photos of our trip
— Safety instruction
— Fuel for yacht
— Parking for yacht
— Final cleaning of the yacht
— Bed linen and towel

What is not included:

— Flights to Tenerife ~ 250 euro
— Team purchase of products for a week ~ 60 euro per person
— Personal expenses ~ 150 euro
— Activities on land (car rental and entrance to the national park) ~ 50 euro

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The reservation will be kept for
24 hours, you do not pay anything at the moment.
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One day of sailing on a yacht will alternate with one day on land
About traveling with us
You don't need any special experience, we'll teach you everything
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Stages of Travel
Acquaintance
Сontract signing
Prepayment for participation
Ticket purchase
Meeting the participants in the chat room
Getting travel instructions
Journey
Our last journey:
expedition to Iceland
First week 28/12 - 04/01
DAY 1

Las Galletas, Tenerife
By 5:00 p.m., we arrive at the marina and check in to the yacht. We buy groceries for a week and have a team briefing. In the evening we celebrate the beginning of our New Year holidays with local snacks and sparkling wine.

Marina is a well-equipped harbour for yachts, where there is everything you need for comfortable life: showers, toilets and laundries.

* Our routes are thought out, but the weather conditions can make their own adjustments.
Full Route
DAY 2

Las Galletas — San Sebastian,
La Gomera
After having breakfast on the yacht, we'll leave the harbor, set sails and head to the greenest island of the archipelago - La Gomera. Along the way we'll be able to train in sailing and taking the wheel. Someone can sit on the bow of the yacht with a book and relax.

It's worth going to La Homera to avoid a large number of tourists. The pristine nature is the main attraction of the island. There are national parks with laurel forests, picturesque cliffs, green valleys and banana plantations there.
DAY 3

La Gomera
In the morning, we'll explore the capital of the island – San Sebastian. In 1492, Columbus' ships stopped here to stock up on water and food on their way to the New World. Literally everything reminds us of Columbus here. On the main square, the Plaza de las Americas, there is a mosaic depicting the route of his expedition.

Date palm trees and banana plantations surround the foggy central plateau of the island with its ancient laurel groves. This is the Garahonay National Park, where we'll go this afternoon. It is a part of UNESCO and it includes about 400 species of flora, which began to disappear in Europe and Africa millions of years ago. There are well-thought routes there, so you can have a nice walk along the park.
DAY 4

San Sebastian, La Gomera – Santa Cruz de
La Palma, La Palma
In the morning we'll head to the island of La Palma, which has two common names: La Isla Bonita (Beautiful Island) and La Isla Verde (Green Island), and both of them fit the island perfectly.

Upon arrival, we'll explore the capital of the island, Santa Cruz de la Palma, that was a major port in the past. We'll go for a walk along the coastal district with its Renaissance architecture and picturesque houses. We'll visit El Salvador Church and Santo Domingo Square.

In the evening we'll get ready for the holiday and celebrate the New Year on a yacht. We'll drink sparkling vine, give presents and then head to the local bars. It will be fun!
DAY 5

La Palma
We'll have a rest after the New Year's party at one of the local resorts with black sandy beach. You can go surfing or scuba diving in Puerto de Naos, a famous place for water activities.

In the afternoon we'll head to the famous La Caldera de Taburiente National Park. Caldera de Taburiente is a giant crater with a diameter of 8 km and a depth of up to 2 km, formed by a powerful volcanic eruption. There are many hiking trails of varying difficulty in the park.
DAY 6

La Palma – Los Gigantes, Tenerife
After having breakfast on the yacht at sunrise, we'll go to the famous city of Los Gigantes, located in the western part of the island of Tenerife. During the crossing, we will practice setting sails and taking the wheel.

This city is located at the foot of the giant rock formations of Los Gigantes, that gave him the name. These majestic cliffs are the highest cliffs in Europe and rise above sea level by 800 meters, forming a public pool with a harbour and volcanic sandy beaches.

In the tranquil atmosphere of the resort we'll spend the rest of the day swimming in the Isla Cangrejo natural seawater pool and having dinner at a local restaurant on the promenade.
DAY 7

Los Gigantes, Tenerife – Las Galletas, Tenerife
In the morning we'll continue enjoying the surroundings of Los Gigantes, sunbathing on the beach and snorkeling.

In the afternoon we'll have a short crossing to Las Galletas. At sunset wi'll have a farewell party for the participants of the first week, share impressions and plans for future adventures.
DAY 8

Las Galletas, Tenerife
We'll wake up, have breakfast and leave the yachts by 9 a.m.

Those who wish can visit the famous volcano Teide, the highest point of Spain.

The most convenient way is to go by car to the lower station of the cable car (2,356 m). Then either by cable car for 27 € (round-trip ticket) or on foot (for free).

It is worth dedicate the whole day for hiking. The cable car will take you to the 3.555 m height in eight minutes. In such a short time, the difference in altitude is significant, so people with health problems should first assess their abilities.

The visit of Teide National Park is strictly limited: only 200 people per day can do it, so you need to register online for the specific date and time period in advance.
Second week 04/01 - 11/01
DAY 1

Las Galletas, Tenerife
By 5:00 p.m., we arrive at the marina and check in to the yacht. We buy groceries for a week and have a team briefing.
Full Route
DAY 2

Las Galletas, Tenerife – La Palma, Gran Canaria
After having breakfast on the yacht, we'll leave the harbor, set sails and head to the largest city of the archipelago - Las Palmas. On the way we'll study the basics of sailing and distribute the roles on the yacht: someone will tie the fenders, someone will drop an anchor, and those who wish can take the wheel under the guidance of our experienced captain.

Las Palmas was founded by the Spanish in 1478. Christopher Columbus stopped here during his first voyage 15 years later. We'll stay 1 day and two nights in this city.

In Las Palmas it's worth visiting the historic quarter of Vegueta, which was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List for the abundance of colonial buildings. There is also St. Anne's Cathedral, built to commemorate the Spanish victory over the Dutch who tried to take over the island in the 16th century.
DAY 3

Gran Canaria island
We'll spend the whole day at Las Palmas. There are several interesting diving spots here: the underwater cave La Cathedral, which is 45 meters long, the reef-protected surroundings of Las Canteras beach and sunken ships surrounded by flocks of colorful fish.

The best nightlife of the Canary Islands is in Las Palmas. Therefore, in the evening we'll have a traditional POTOK carnival with glitter and funny masks. We'll start on the yacht and go to the local bars afterwards.
DAY 4

Las Palmas, Gran Canaria — Morro Jable, Fuerteventura
In the morning we'll go to the island of stunning beaches and deserts, which was formed due to the volcanic eruption many thousands of years ago. Fuerteventura has several famous beaches: Playa del Matorral, Playa Barca, Sotavento, with a total length of 30 kilometres.

We'll gather at a local restaurant for dinner, taste seafood and famous goat cheese Mojorero, that Fuerteventura is known for.
DAY 5

Morro Jable, Fuerteventura
Morro Jable, a popular tourist destination now, used to be a modest and quiet fishing village. The historical centre of the resort with its charming houses, picturesque harbour and fishing boats is well preserved here.

We'll enjoy sunbathing on the sandy beaches with white sand. Those who wish can go snorkeling or diving.

Dozens of local seafood restaurants are located along the main promenade of the city, we will go for dinner to one of them.
DAY 6

Morro Jable, Fuerteventura – Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
Today we'll make the crossing to the city of Las Palmas. On the way we'll learn the basics of sailing and navigation and train to maintain the course.

Those who wish can spend the rest of the day on the beach or go to the Tamadaba National Park. The territory of the park is unique, as there are several dozen species of trees that can't be found anywhere else on the planet.
DAY 7 and 8

San Sebastian, La Gomera — Las Galletas, Tenerife
We'll get up early in the morning and go to our home marina in Las Galletas on Tenerife Island. On the way, we'll strengthen the skills we've learned during the week and set up sails. If we're lucky, we'll meet dolphins or even whales on our way back!

By the evening we'll arrive in the marina and have a farewell party, where we will share our impressions of the trip and dream about the next adventures!

At 8th day we'll wake up, have breakfast and leave the yacht by 9 a.m.

Those who wish to stay on the island for a few days can climb Teide Volcano (3,555m) or learn surfing at a local school.

Teide is the highest point of Spain. The most convenient way is to go by car to the lower station of the cable car (2,356 m). Then either by cable car for 27 € (round-trip ticket) or on foot (for free).

It is worth dedicate the whole day for hiking. The cable car will take you to the 3.555 m height in eight minutes. In such a short time, the difference in altitude is significant, so people with health problems should first assess their abilities.

The visit of Teide National Park is strictly limited: only 200 people per day can do it, so you need to register online for the specific date and time period in advance.
Our Team
We'll be with you during the entire journey
Dmitry Urazov
Captain and CEO of the project Potok
Hi there!

It's me, Dima Urazov, the founder and the captain of the 'U Yacht Team'. My passion for yachting came from my childhood, when my grandfather taught me to sail the boat called «Dragon». Since 2012 I am a licensed captain of the IYT standard. For the past six years I have participated in 12 cruises, 2 Göcek Race Week regattas with experienced captains and took courses in human survival in open water. I have been organizing sailing trips around the world since 2018. More than 50 guys fell in love with yachting after taking part in my trips.

My adventures are not only about yachts, but also about friends. I'm so lucky I have a lot of friends who live all over the world. On our trips, we often visit them and make beautiful memories together. Send letters or write on Facebook, join us!
Vera Goleva
Event-pruducer in ПОТОК
Vera takes care of our social networks, helps to organize the trips and makes sure you feel comfortable during the whole journey.
LET's GO!
Frequent questions
What if I don't have any experience in sailing?
Most participants are newcomers. We teach sailing basics everyone who wish.
How much time will we spend in the sea?
We alternate day on a yacht and day on land. On average, our crossing from island to island will take 5 hours, which is enough to enjoy yachting and still have time to explore the nearest city in the evening. Next day we'll have a rest without crossings and enjoy local sights.
Am I going to be seasick?
Marine disease is a rare phenomenon and accounts for only 3% of the world's population. Sickness can occur as drowsiness and fatigue. Usually, adaptation takes from a few hours to two days on water. This process is much easier if you use special pills (for example, "Dramina" or "Avia More").
Am I going to be allowed to take the wheel?
Each participant will get basic yachting skills, learn how to tie knots and take the wheel under the guidance of our captain.
How do I get to the boat?
Each participant of the trip receives detailed instructions on how to meet the organizers and get to the yacht. The best way to get to the island is to take a connection flight in Barcelona, where it's interesting to stay for a few days. There are two international airports in Tenerife: Tenerife North and Tenerife South. The yacht is located in the town of Las Galletas near the Tenerife South airport. Most of the flights arrive at the northern airport, but this is not a problem because the distances are small on the island. The latest time of arrival to the boat is the evening of March the 4th, at 10:00 the following day we'll start our journey. Ticket options can be found on any aggregator, such as Aviasales, where you can choose the one that suits you best.
What about accommodation?
We'll spend every day on our sailing yacht, that is equipped with everything you need: living room, toilets and a shower. The yacht is provided with double cabins and it suits for 10 people. More information about the yacht can be found below.
    Can you help me with the visa invitation?
    You need a Schengen visa to travel to the Canary Islands. You can apply for a visa in the visa center of Spain in Moscow. We will make an invitation, if necessary.
    Will I meet my future team and the captain?
    Of course, the first acquaintance takes place in a group chat. A week before the event we have a party where everyone gets to know each other personally.
    What will we eat during the trip?
    Yachting is a team activity, so everyone takes part in making breakfast/lunch/dinner or helps washing dishes or buying food.

    Our weekly menu and necessary list of groceries will be discussed in a group chat before the trip. Less time for organizational moments – more time for adventures!

    A weekly team purchase of groceries will cost about 60€.

    We like hedonism as much as you do, so we often go to local restaurants and cafes. Our breakfast and lunch usually take place on a yacht and we can go out for a dinner.

    An example of a standard menu on a yacht:

    Breakfast

    Omelette/ Shakshuka with vegetables

    Yogurt with granola/dried fruit

    Tea/coffee


    Lunchtime

    Pasta with tomatoes/pesto/ tuna/bolognese

    Vegetable salad / tuna

    A glass of local wine


    Dinner

    Vegetable steak/potatoes with meat or fish steak

    Vegetable salad / tuna

    Meat/cheese slice

    A glass of local wine

      What about the weather?
      It's eternal spring in the Canary Islands. The average temperature in December/January is +22 degrees during the day and +18 degrees at night. Water temperature is +22 degrees.
        What clothes should I take with me?
        On a sailing yacht it is important to remember that the storage space is limited, so it is preferable to carry all things in a bag or backpack that can be compactly folded for the whole trip.

        The weather is changeable in the Canary Islands: it can be sunny, windy and rainy in one day. Therefore, we advise you to take warm clothes and one waterproof layer. Each participant will receive detailed instructions on the things to take with them.

        What do our yachts look like?
        We sail by the modern yacht — de. yacht Bavaria 51 Cruiser. The boat has everything you need for a comfortable life: 5 cabins with beds and wardrobes, 3 toilets with showers and hot water, a spacious living room with kitchen.

        Most of the time we spend in the cockpit of the yacht (outdoor space), there is a table, sea air and sails.

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        Dmitry Urazov — CEO of Поток
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        projectpotok@gmail.com

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