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Masca Valley

Carretera Masca, 33, Masca, , S28.304133, -16.834164, 38489

The Basics

When it comes to Masca Valley, the journey is just as impressive as the destination; the dizzying drive climbs up steep mountain roads from Santiago del Teide, and features switchbacks and spectacular views over the valley. Most tours of western Tenerife and Teide National Park include a stop at Masca village and give you free time for a short walk into the valley. Alternatively, you can hike all the way through the valley to the coast.

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Mt. Teide and Masca Valley Tour in Tenerife
Mt. Teide and Masca Valley Tour in Tenerife
$41.83 per adult
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Excellent tour and...
Excellent tour and knowledgeable guide. Every minute of it is breathtaking. I will be doing it again.
Peter_T, Jan 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Tenerife

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Teide National Park tour
David_W, Dec 2021
Mt. Teide and Masca Valley Tour in Tenerife
Alexis did an excellent job as tour guide. As a native to Tenerife he clearly knew his ‘stuff’. The tour took in some beautiful views with plenty of interesting stops and some very dramatic roads. Great value and thoroughly recommend. D
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A nice trip to...
Levente_F, Jan 2022
Mt. Teide and Masca Valley Tour in Tenerife
A nice trip to Masca,brilliant views.The tour give you a loots of information about Tenerife.A bit to mutch for one trip but we enjoyed.
star-4
Quite good
Maggie_W, Dec 2021
Mt. Teide and Masca Valley Tour in Tenerife
Quite good. Even better if there is no souvenir shop in the beginning and a bit better lunch restaurant.
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It was amazing...
Mahesh_S, Dec 2021
Mt. Teide and Masca Valley Tour in Tenerife
It was amazing experience… guide and bus driver was very experienced . You get complete tour for south Tenerife
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Best of Tenerife in one day
Alina_M, Dec 2021
Mt. Teide and Masca Valley Tour in Tenerife
Best trip I've gone to in a while. The bus came on time, they gave us plenty of time in each spot. We saw Teide and several stops there to see it from different spots. Then we visited Masca, Garachiko where we had 1,5 h free time for lunch. Then we went to the Dragon tree. The tour is very complete, the guide was very knowledgeable in several languages. Gave us great experience!
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Amazing trip
Elena_L, Oct 2019
Tenerife Teide National Park Tour including Volcano Teide and Masca
Very professional staff, amazing views, we had such a great time Would definitely recommend this trip
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Excellent trip
Brian_M, Dec 2021
Mt. Teide and Masca Valley Tour in Tenerife
Great trip, really excellent driver but had to be driving from Masca but felt very safe. Excellent commentary throughout the trip. Overall a very enjoyable experience ☺
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Book it!
Ramonchito_H, Jan 2019
Tenerife Teide National Park Tour including Volcano Teide and Masca
I recommend this tour among beautiful landscapes and sights of the island. The price is right. The guide was prepared and delightful and the driver was very good especially in the breathtaking mountain road at La Masca. Also the person of the booking office was very kind on helping to organize my excursion.
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Risky drive back from masca
Florence_K, Nov 2021
Mt. Teide and Masca Valley Tour in Tenerife
Loved the day! Low point had to be thinking we were going to die on the drive back from masca, on hairpin bends, in torrential downpour. The staff really held it together though, top notch
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Nice trip plus a good...
Alfons_V, Nov 2021
Mt. Teide and Masca Valley Tour in Tenerife
Nice trip plus a good storytelling guide who tells a lot about the island, also about the history. Lots of beautifull landscapes and foto oppotunities. The lunchstop tip was not that great.
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The tour leader was quite...
Solmaz_D, Nov 2021
Mt. Teide and Masca Valley Tour in Tenerife
The tour leader was quite professional and knowledgable. The route was perfectly nice and was covering a lot of main sightseeing around the island. Teide was wonderful. The Masca road was a full adventure. It is 100% recommended specially with Isabell as tour leader.
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Best day ever!
Sana_B, Oct 2021
Mt. Teide and Masca Valley Tour in Tenerife
Me and my partner had the best time ever, the views and people are amazing!! our tour guide Javier was outstanding we learned so much about the volcanos and mountains and the village

Things to Know Before You Go

  • If you plan to hike through the Masca Valley, wear solid hiking shoes and be prepared for the occasional scramble. Bring your swimsuit too, as the trail finishes on the beach.

  • The trail takes around three hours to hike and is suitable for travelers of a moderate fitness level.

  • It’s a steep drive through the mountains to Masca village, so less confident drivers or those who suffer from vertigo might be better to take a tour.

  • There are a number restaurants and accommodation options in Masca Village.

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How to Get There

Masca Valley is located on the northwest coast of Tenerife and is reachable via the TF-436 mountain road. Most visitors arrive from Santiago del Teide, a winding 3-mile (5-kilometer) drive which takes around 20 minutes. Public buses run twice daily from Santiago del Teide on weekdays only; alternatively, hire a taxi from town. Hikers tackling the Masca gorge trail can also take a water taxi from Masca Beach at the end of the trail to Los Gigantes.

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When to Get There

The small village can get crowded in the peak months of July and August, when traffic can be heavy along the mountain roads and parking is limited in the village. If you’re visiting independently, it’s best to make an early start.

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Exploring West Tenerife

After exploring the park’s volcanic landscapes and taking in the views from Mt. Teide, Spain’s highest mountain, continue along the west coast, where you can stop to admire the towering sea cliffs of Los Gigantes, visit the resort town of Costa Adeje, and hit the beaches at Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas.

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