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From Adeje: Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise with Lunch

1. 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. Board the boat and enjoy a snack as you look out for marine wildlife. Watch these amazing creatures through underwater windows on the boat.   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. A courtesy lunch and drinks are included in this tour (beer, sangria, softdrinks, juice, and water).   Enjoy beautiful views of southern Tenerife on the return journey to the port in Puerto Colon. If you select the option with hotel transfers, the bus will take you back to your pickup point.

Costa Adeje: Masca and Los Gigantes Whale Watching Cruise

2. 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.

Teide and Northern Tenerife: Grand Tour

3. 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.

Teno Mountains Half-Day Hike to Masca

4. Teno Mountains Half-Day Hike to Masca

Get stunning views of Masca Canyon on a panoramic hike in the mountains of Teno Rural Park. Ascend to an altitude of 300 meters above the town of Santiago del Teide in the hills of Puerto de Erjos. Hike on a forest trail with panoramic views to Masca and the ridges of Teno mountains between the peaks of Gala in the Teno Mountains. Hike up to the small peak of Gala for magnificent views over the entire mountain range, and see as far as La Gomera and La Palma in good weather. Descend back down the mountain along an old goat track to arrive in the beautiful village of Masca. Learn about the local flora along the way and get explanations about what you see from your guide. Finally, transfer from Masca village back to Santiago del Teide. This hiking tour ends in the village of Masca and is not the hike into the Masca canyon.

Costa Adeje Catamaran 3 hrs. Trip Whales and Dolphins

5. 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.

Tenerife: Local Villages & Teide National Park Tour

6. 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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What people are saying about Masca

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 851 reviews

C’était vraiment bien, les véhicules nous récupèrent à des endroits arrangeants (nous c’était juste devant notre hôtel). Il y a des guides pour la plupart des langues parlées, nous avons pu voir le village de Masca, les explications étaient très claires. C’était très intéressant et très beau. Prévoyez des affaires chaudes ! Vous pouvez prendre un piqué nique ou acheter de la nourriture dans un restaurant qui propose des sandwichs, des menus typiques… chacun y trouvera son bonheur.

fantastic guide and driver, all in all a great day out. loved learning all the local information. this trip is a must, the North is a completely different place. Alex was extremely knowledgeable and the driver very skilled. the stops were just long enough to see what you needed. very cost effective

Everything was well planned, in terms of travel times, possible delays on the way, and ample time to see each point. For a full day trip, this was certainly a great way to see the main attractions accompanied by useful and nerdy information for scientists and geography buffs like me.

Fantastic boat trip. We saw dolphins and were able to enjoy a swim in gorgeous blue waters near Los Gigantes. Lunch was great and complimentary drinks included were a nice touch. Would recommend.

Journée très agréable. Nous avons pu observer des dauphins et des baleines. Les falaises de Los Gigantes magnifiques.