Teno, Masca and Dolphin safari

Outdoor Activities in Puerto de la Cruz

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Tour description provided by Viator

A Masca Tour is part of every successful hiking holiday in Tenerife. In the Teno mountains we look down into the mighty gorges of this region. The romantic village of Masca greets you from afar. In the afternoon we take a catamaran out into the lake and watch the local dolphins and whales. A dip in the ocean aboard the boat completes the excursion.  The altitude to hike is up 300 meter & down 300 meter. Fitness is required to hike this trip. The boat tour is exclusive and cost: 10,- € per Person. Always MONDAY.
At 8 in the morning we start to pick up our guest at the different Hotels and Meeting points in and around Puerto de la Cruz. From then we travel with our bus in direction Tenerife West. We follow the coastline with its banana farms and wineries ,we go Above Icod los Vinos and see interesting vulcanic structures. In Erjos, on the edge of the Teno mountains, we go up into the mountains, looking down to Santiago de Teide with its vineyards and towards La Gomera, the nearest neighbor island. On punta Teno the mountain tops above the village of Masca at 1300 meter we look down into the valley of the same name and the adjacent mountain formations. The Atlantic always shimmers in the background. After our picnic on spectacular views, we continue our hike and go through partly foggy dense forest of laurel down to the Charcos de Erjos. In the afternoon we take our bus down to Los Gigantes where a catamaran is waiting for us. We drive out into the ocean and watch dolphins and different kinds of whales. Finally, we anchor near the steep rocks with their millions of breeding grounds of the local birdlife and jump from board into the ocean for a swim. Back in the harbour of Los Gigantes we return with our bus back to Puerto de la Cruz and arrive in the early evening.

What’s included

  • EQUIPMENT: backpack, hiking boots, flashlight, telescopic poles, etc. are available when needed.
  • Picnic
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide

What’s not included

  • Boat tour / Whale safari: 10,- € per Person