Discover the magnificent landscapes that surround Tenerife’s Mt. Teide and the Masca Valley on an exhilarating full-day excursion. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, travel through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Teide National Park on a voyage of natural discovery; gaze at sweeping volcanic panoramas and capture photographs of the island’s unique dragon tree. Ascend to Vilaflor, one of Spain’s highest villages, and enjoy leisurely time in Masca and Garachico, provincial villages cradled by rolling hills. Enjoy convenient round-trip transportation on this fascinating tour.
Full-day Mt. Teide and Masca Valley tour from southern Tenerife
Travel through Teide National Park, a UNESCO site that surrounds the Mt. Teide volcano
Marvel at the lunar-like landscapes as you travel to the mountain village of Vilaflor
Stop to see the dragon tree in Icod de los Vinos, nestled in the heart of La Orotava Valley (Valle de la Orotava)
Enjoy free time in the pretty villages of Garachico and Masca
Make the most of a hotel pickup and drop-off service
Depart from your Tenerife hotel in an air-conditioned coach and venture to the heart of Teide National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site surrounding the dramatic Mt. Teide volcano. Gaze at the 12,198-foot (3,718-meter) summit as you travel to Vilaflor, one of Spain’s highest villages. Weave your way through the winding streets of the village then arrive at Icod de Los Vinos, a rugged region in which the legendary dragon tree thrives. Towering at a height of 72 feet (22 meters) the tree is reputed to be 1,000 years old; capture fabulous photographs beside the living legend then continue by coach to two villages cradled by the spectacular countryside. Arrive in Garachio and admire the lava carved landscape from an incredible vantage point. See the spectacular scenery of Masca as you explore alongside your guide, snapping shots of sprawling greenery and mountainous peaks. Stroll around the streets of the villages and absorb their provincial charm, perhaps enjoying lunch in a rustic local restaurant (own expense). Reconvene with your guide at a pre-arranged time then travel towards southern Tenerife through the captivating countryside of Santiago del Teide. On Wednesdays, stop at the Cliffs of Los Gigantes so absorb more impressive panoramas. Bid your group farewell when you are dropped at your hotel
Absolutely fantastic place let down by a really bad guide
, Jun 2019
The tour itself was spectacular, however, our guide was not.
Firstly we stopped off in Vilaflor a really beautiful town high up in the mountains we had visited early in the week. However our guide gave us 10 mins at a shop selling drinks and did not bother with the town itself. This set the theme for the entire tour, very limited time except for one spot in the middle of nowhere where we were carted into another shop for 20 wasted minutes.
Mt. Teide was spectacular and the terrain was incredible but we expected more - our friends who were on the same holiday chose to drive a few days earlier and got the cable car up. Don't be expecting this on this tour we were probably about another 10-15kms away at the point we stopped off.
We then hit the town of Masca where our guide gave us 15 mins and said there was nothing much to see - the place was gorgeous - barely enough time to order a coffee and drink it.
Our final stop was Icod de los Vinos and the guide attempted to drag us into a little restaurant but we declined and had lunch in a beautiful nearby park near the Drago tree - again a beautiful place and thankfully we had about 90 mins there before the tour ended probably about an hour early.
The whole thing seemed very rushed and could have done without the unnecessary stop offs and concentrated more on the sights.
The place and the sights are fantastic and if you can find a tour with another company use them - this as tours go was one of the worst I have ever been on.
Thank you for your comment. We do our best to make clear the pick up points and it is rare that we have any problems. I wish you could have called us and we could have quickly sorted this out. Your day out is our top priority. We didnt want you to miss your trip either however we found out too late. :-(
Everything was well organized and worked smooth. Interesting to see Mt. Teide. The guide was fantastic! And the later part, Masca Valley and the drive on the narrow road up the hills was something else.
We recommend this tour.
Borkur and Gudrun, Iceland
The organising of our pick up time and location could and should have been a lot slicker but we eventually got the correct details the day before the trip. The trip itself was pretty good, Stefan the group leader did a great job of keeping everyone together and describing everything in 3 languages. We would have preferred more time at Tiede and less time at the out of the way lunch stop at which no one took up the lunch offer (read the reviews maybe?). The trip into the Masca Valley and to the village of Masca was spectacular and all credit to the driver Alfredo who did a wonderful job manoeuvring the bus round tight, steep corners. All in all a good trip but the stops need a better balance
Had a lovely day with spectacular scenery and nice company, the guide was very knowledgeable.Only downside was lunch, restaurant recommended by guide, would have given it a miss with hindsight, food was very poor, in fact the chicken and fish were inedible
Itinerary was covered all we wanted to see. I understand the guide did do his best to introduce all we needed to know. But a bit rush to listen the guide speaking in 2-3 languages when the scenery passed over from our coach.
We had an excellent experience with spectacular views and a great guide and chauffør. Teide, Masca and Garachico was stunningly beautiful. Only critique was when stopping for lunch in Garachico, we weren't pleased about the guided restaurant - the food didn't taste of much. But a lot of the restaurants were closed due to siesta or vacationing, so it was also difficult to find an alternative. But all in all, we were very happy about this fantastic wholeday trip, which costed us a fairly small amount of money compared to the views, we took with us home.