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Our most recommended Masca Day Trips To

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

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

Experience another side of Tenerife on this 8-hour 4WD tour. Head to popular El Teide National Park and see the evidence of past volcanic activity. Enjoy a drive to mountain villages and discover the area’s geography and its people. See Vilaflor, the highest village of 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).

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Teide and Northern Tenerife: Grand Tour

2. 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.

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Costa Adeje: Masca and Los Gigantes Whale Watching Cruise

3. 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 4.5-hour 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.

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From South Tenerife: Santa Cruz, San Cristobal & Mount Teide

4. From South Tenerife: Santa Cruz, San Cristobal & Mount Teide

Begin your tour with departure from the pickup point early in the morning. From there, head toward the capital of the island, Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Get a panoramic guided visit where you will discover the auditórium (designed by Santiago Calatrava), the castle of San Juan, and the Palmetum, a palm oasis in the middle of the city. From here, move on to the next stop, San Cristóbal de la Laguna, the first city founded in Tenerife after the conquest of the island in July 1496. No city on the island of Tenerife preserves the colonial past so well and in so little space. Take a walking tour through the old cobbled streets, and hear about the history and architecture of the city and its stately homes and churches. Next, reboard the bus to head to the next stop. On your way to Teide National Park, stop at some viewpoints in the mountains to take some pictures of the breathtaking landscape before continuing to the volcano. Once there, get to know the 3rd-highest volcano in the world — Teide — and marvel at its 3,700 meters (12,000 feet) of altitude and the lunar landscape that surrounds it. Spend 2 hours here to enjoy the wealth of fauna and flora, as there are a large number of species exclusive to the park. Walk around and discover more about the park's formation and the life in its surroundings. After this, return to the south after a day full of natural landscapes.

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Tenerife: Local Villages & Teide National Park Tour

5. Tenerife: Local Villages & Teide National Park Tour

Experience the authentic side of Tenerife, Spain, on a small-group tour through the island’s characteristic villages along with the heart of Tenerife, Teide National Park. Enjoy scenic views and iconic monuments as you discover the history in every corner that you visit. Start with a visit to Masca, an authentic village in an area surrounded by deep and steep ravines that end in the Atlantic Ocean. Then, drive through the fishing village of Garachico. Marvel at its natural pools of volcanic origin. Afterward, get free time to explore Icod de los Vinos, which is famous for its ancient Dragon Tree. Next, pass La Orotava and head towards Teide National Park. Teide is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as the pounding heart of Tenerife. This stop can't be missed on a visit to the island. Enjoy plenty of photo stops along the tour to capture your memories of the day.

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Costa Adeje: Masca Bay & Los Gigantes Cliffs Catamaran Trip

6. Costa Adeje: Masca Bay & Los Gigantes Cliffs Catamaran Trip

Discover the beauty of Masca Bay and Los Gigantes Cliffs, one of the best spots in the south of Tenerife, on this catamaran tour from Costa Adeje. Take a dip into the crystal-clear waters and snorkel before enjoying a seafood meal with wine, beer, and more. 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 to Masca Bay aboard the customized catamaran with glass floors and top-quality finishes on the roof and interior. Enjoy swimming and snorkeling before heading to Los Gigantes Cliffs 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 seafood rice paired with white wine from Tenerife, beer, soft drinks, water, and fruit, all served on board. Later, head back to Costa Adeje for drop-off at Marina Puerto Colón.

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What people are saying about Masca

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 179 reviews

Our trip was fantastic and Neil was an excellent guide to have with us in the car. The sights were amazing and breathtaking. It was definitely a highlight on our holiday here in Tenerife and I really recommend this trip!!

Manolo did a great tour and knew about everything on the island. He was in a good mood and open to any question. The landscape was breathtaking and the ride in the jeep was unique and is a definite recommendation!

Magnificent view across the Teide National Park and its typical villages, wonderful views to do. A great guide who made us have a wonderful day

Cool tour! We were also very satisfied with our guide. Long pants and a jacket are highly recommended.

Very interesting programmes and amazing landscapes.