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Masca Valley

Masca Valley

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415 Reviews
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

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Mt. Teide and Masca Valley Tour in Tenerife
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$43.25 per adult
Cool trip
We had a very nice trip. Well organized and an excellent driver as well. The road was narrow and some segments of the road were very scary, but the driver managed them perfectly.
Diana_P, May 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Tenerife

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Borraquito
Denis_M, May 2021
Mt. Teide and Masca Valley Tour in Tenerife
The végétation and borraquito and volcan The guide Was very interesting Valley de Mosca beautiful and dangerous
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Expected
Morgane_T, May 2021
Mt. Teide and Masca Valley Tour in Tenerife
Very concrete day trip with a knowledgeable guide, you'll get to see the most iconic sites during this mini bus trip. Recommend!
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Tour of masca village and hike.
daveagness, Dec 2019
9-hour Trekking Small Group Tour of Masca Village in Tenerife
A Great tour with a great tour guide, if you like scenic views and like hiking then this trip is for you. Walk at your own pace as there are plenty of stops to allow slower people time to catch up and rest.
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Stunningly beautiful
Brian_R, Dec 2020
Mt. Teide and Masca Valley Tour in Tenerife
Alex the guide and Nicolas the driver were great. Alex full of lots of relevant information. Day was full of stunning vistas, amazing ravines, historical villages. Loved every minute if it.
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Amazing trip
helen x, 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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Masca Hike
tfunk504, Oct 2019
9-hour Trekking Small Group Tour of Masca Village in Tenerife
What a wonderful experience. So beautiful and breathtaking. The guide was very knowledgeable and so friendly and nice.
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Wow! Just stunning.
Brian_R, Dec 2020
Mt. Teide and Masca Valley Tour in Tenerife
Alex the guide and Nicolas the driver were brilliant. Alex was full of lots of relevant information which I loved. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole day. Amazing landscapes, stunning ravines, lovely historical Towns. The Best of Tenerife.
star-4
Good day out.
bernadettemiley, Feb 2020
Mt. Teide and Masca Valley Tour in Tenerife
Very good tour guide and full day. Perhaps would have been better to stay longer at some of the stops rather than having an extended lunch.
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good trip
mayay8787, Feb 2020
Mt. Teide and Masca Valley Tour in Tenerife
excellent tour, the pickup was clear and on time. it takes you to all the places you have to see. masca is beautiful! enough time on every stop. the only thing is that the guide explains everything in 3 languges and it takes time.
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Machu Pitchu for travelers that cannot make to South America
glieber14, Feb 2020
Mt. Teide and Masca Valley Tour in Tenerife
Awesome trip to Masca and Teide volcano national park I enjoyed the visit to Garachico with volcanic pools that reminded me the Azores
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Day 1 trip of a lifetime
cookd11, Nov 2019
Mt. Teide and Masca Valley Tour in Tenerife
pick up on time. Translator wonderful personality speaking 5 languages. Amazing trip with beautiful scenery would highly recommend
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Nice trip with excellent guide
Jun Jue Y, Aug 2019
Mt. Teide and Masca Valley Tour in Tenerife
We were really lucky to have an excellent guide for the trip. We made several stops and we were able to appreciate the scenery, sip a cup of barraquito ^^

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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