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Tenerife: Teide National Park Full-Day Scenic Tour

1. Tenerife: Teide National Park Full-Day Scenic Tour

Explore the diverse geography and geology of Tenerife on a full-day tour to 4 distinct landscapes around the island’s tallest mountain. Following a pick-up from your hotel, transfer to the National Heritage Site of Mt. Teide and the Teide National Park. Enjoy breathtaking views of the island’s west coast. Travel through local villages, such as Vilaflor, and see magnificent pine forests before going to the plateau of the volcano. Marvel at the lunar landscape that has been used as the location for films such as “Planet of the Apes” and “Clash of the Titans.” Drive through the Orotava Valley to Icod Los Vinos, famous for its wines. See the legendary drago tree, known for its mystical powers. Stop for a Canarian lunch (own expense), before transferring to Garachico, a local town destroyed by the volcanic eruption of 1706. Next, experience the magic of Masca, and enjoy fabulous views of La Gomera. With only around 120 inhabitants, Masca was the traditional hideout for pirates and their contraband stolen from the ships from La Gomera. Pass the giant cliffs of Los Gigantes before the transfer back to your hotel.

From Playa de las Américas: Full-Day Teide Jeep Safari

2. From Playa de las Américas: Full-Day Teide Jeep Safari

Experience another side of Tenerife during a guided day trip from Playa de las Americas, with hotel transfers included. Head to the popular El Teide National Park and see the evidence of past volcanic activity on a 4WD tour. Enjoy a drive to mountain villages and discover the area’s geography and its people. See Vilaflor, the highest village in Spain, and the typical hamlets of Masca. At each stop, your guide will tell you about the places you’re visiting. There will also be a stop at a restaurant, where you can enjoy a meal (at your own expense).

From Adeje: Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise with Lunch

3. From Adeje: Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise with Lunch

Set sail in search of pilot whales and dolphins in their natural habitat on a relaxing cruise. Observe the world beneath the waves with underwater windows and enjoy food and drinks on board. Choose between a 3-hour and a 4.5-hour tour. Travel along the southern coast of Tenerife, until you arrive at the spectacular Acantilado de los Gigantes and the Bay of Masca. Marvel at the dramatic cliffs that reach 600 meters high. Stop to enjoy a relaxing swim in the calm waters of the bay. Enjoy a cold beer or a glass of sangria along with lunch back on deck. A courtesy lunch and drinks are included in this tour (beer, sangria, soft drinks, juice, and water).   Enjoy beautiful views of southern Tenerife on the return journey to the port in Puerto Colon.

Costa Adeje: Masca and Los Gigantes Whale Watching Cruise

4. Costa Adeje: Masca and Los Gigantes Whale Watching Cruise

Set sail from Costa Adeje in search of whales and dolphins. Cruise in a catamaran to the cliffs of Los Gigantes and Masca. Sunbathe on deck and enjoy a stop to swim in the sea. Learn about the characteristics of whales and dolphins from your guide on this exciting excursion.   Discover the customs of these animals, how they eat, their migration paths, and their behavior. You might see different species such as pilot whales, bottlenose dolphins, and spotted dolphins, amongst others. Relax on board as you enjoy the drinks and snacks provided. Return to Costa Adeje at the end of your cruise.

From Puerto de la Cruz: Teide and Masca VIP Tour

5. From Puerto de la Cruz: Teide and Masca VIP Tour

Benefit from hotel pick-up in Puerto de la Cruz, and then travel south to see the volcanic formations of the Orotava Valley, caused by a landslide on the former island into the sea.  See evidence of the eruptions of Mt. Teide — the highest mountain in Spain — and Pico Viejo as you journey across the country by 4WD vehicle. Hear about the eruption of Arenas Negras that buried most of the village of Garachico, and the eruption of Chinyero that shaped the landscape of the northeast of Tenerife. Marvel at the amazing landscapes of Teide National Park and learn what effects these formations had on the island. Visit the picturesque village of Masca and discover surprising corners from the comfort of your vehicle whilst benefiting from the services of a driver who will ensure you have a VIP experience all the way.

Teide and Northern Tenerife: Grand Tour

6. Teide and Northern Tenerife: Grand Tour

Discover some of Tenerife's most extraordinary locations like El Teide National Park, the lava pools of Garachico, and the mountain village of Masca. Learn about the island's history along the way. Begin your tour at the magnificent World Heritage Site, El Teide National Park. See the impressive lava formations of the Los Roques de Garcia and learn about the natural history of the park with views of Spain's highest point, Mount Teide. Continue to the charming town of Icod de los Vinos and see the ancient Dragon Tree – the centuries-old dracaena tree. Visit Garachico, a town partly destroyed by a volcanic eruption in 1706, and admire the typical Canarian architecture and unique lava pools. Enjoy the stunning scenery en route to the dramatic mountain village of Masca. Soak in the views of the lush valley and the breathtaking blue sea in the distance. Then, pass by the vibrant city of Santiago del Teide on your way back to your hotel.

From Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Masca & Garachico Private Trip

7. From Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Masca & Garachico Private Trip

After picking you up at your hotel, we will make our way to the cliffs of Los Gigantes, which fall into the ocean and reach a height of between 300 and 600 meters. We will then continue our route to the Masca farmhouse, with its spectacular ravines and its little houses perched on the edge of the ravines. We will continue our route towards Garachico where we will be able to admire its traditional architecture and its natural pools. Finally we will continue towards Icod de los Vinos to admire the famous Drago Milenario. We will finish the excursion returning to your hotel.

Costa Adeje Catamaran 3 hrs. Trip Whales and Dolphins

8. Costa Adeje Catamaran 3 hrs. Trip Whales and Dolphins

Discover the beauty of the south coast of the island, one of the best spots in the south of Tenerife, on this chill out catamaran tour from Costa Adeje. Take a dip into the crystal-clear waters and snorkel before enjoying a delicious sandwich with beer, water or soft drink. This excursion starts at Marina Puerto Colón in Costa Adeje. Meet with the certified captain and guide who will teach you about the natural landscapes and wildlife of the sea during the trip. Set sail aboard the customized catamaran with glass floors and top-quality finishes on the roof and interior. Enjoy swimming and snorkeling before heading to La Gomera to get an up-close panoramic view from the water. As you explore, get the chance to see whales and dolphins in their natural habitat, the best beaches, memorable landscapes, and many of the nearby luxury hotels on the island. On clear days, you will also be able to see Mount Teide from the sea. In between your trip, take a break and enjoy sandwiches, beer, soft drinks, water and fruit, all served on board. Later, head back to Costa Adeje for drop-off at Marina Puerto Colón.

From Playa San Juan: Whale watching, Gigantes & Masca bay

9. From Playa San Juan: Whale watching, Gigantes & Masca bay

Your tour will begin by boarding a comfortable and quality boat from the port of Playa de San Juan, from this point we will begin our tour to enter a special conservation area "Whale Sanctuary". We will head south to La Gomera, the closest island, about 3 miles from the coast and at a depth of 1,000 m in search of cetaceans. We will go in search of the pilot whale and bottlenose dolphins. In this place we can find other species of marine life, such as turtles, flying fish, sardines, schools of tuna, sharks and more. Then we will head to the Los Gigantes Cliffs where we can enjoy a natural visual image of impressive beauty where vertical rocky walls rise that fall into the ocean from an approximate height of 600 meters. We will be able to enjoy a relaxing bath or snorkel in the Masca cove and then we will enjoy typical and fresh products of the day such as Canarian mojo, fresh cheese, sandwich, drinks and fruits. Then we will return along the coast to view the volcanic formations of the coast and discover impressive and magical corners of the island of Tenerife, while the captain and local guide will give us an interesting explanation on volcanology, meteorology and scientific information on cetaceans.

Adeje: Guided Bike Tour to Masca with Transfers and Drinks

10. Adeje: Guided Bike Tour to Masca with Transfers and Drinks

Tackle the difficult climb to Masca on a guided cycling tour and marvel at the wild natural beauty of Tenerife. Recharge with snacks and drinks, and enjoy the convenience of hotel transfers from Adeje. After driving to the town of Guía de Isora, mount your bike and start your adventure. Follow your guide past the village of Chío and continue to Santiago del Teide. Take a moment to catch your breath before crossing to the north face of the island. Descend to Buenavista del Norte, also known as Isla Baja, and ride for about ten kilometers between banana plantations. Brace yourself for twelve kilometers of relentless climbing before facing the challenge of the day, Masca. Ascend one of Tenerife's most demanding climbs, with only four kilometers and ramps between 19% and 20% of unevenness. Navigate a narrow road with hairpin turns until you reach Masca.

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What people are saying about Masca

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,773 reviews

unforgettable trip, beautiful views, it's worth going, MASCA's place in the park is really impressive, as well as driving along narrow roads along the serpentines of the park, A bit too little freedom to admire the views at stops, too fast pace at stops, the trip was supposed to start at 8 a.m. before we gathered everyone it started at 9 so we lost 1 hour which would have been useful at the viewpoints. I also do not recommend the proposed restaurant called CARMEN by the guide, The food is nasty, raw, unseasoned (the WORST!) the rest is ok,

Absolutely amazing trip, the best bus driver ever seen, Carlos. The guide spikes fluently English and French and explains very good about all the places we have seen. Program was organised very well with pause to take pictures, have lunch in a nice local restoration or shopping for special local things.

Our tour guide Miguel told many exciting details of Canarian traditions and history, so that the driving distances between the highlights were very entertaining. Fortunately, he also spoke German, although the booked trip would only have been in English. All in all an entertaining pleasure.

Overall, a very good tour if you want to see the National Park El Teide and some things to the south and then back up north from Puerto de la Cruz without a car. Highly recommended, good value for money.

it was great day and really enjoyed the whale watch