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Hiking Masca Gorge and Dolphin Watching (3.5h)

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The most popular hike on Tenerife combining hiking down the beautiful Masca gorge, swimming, boat trip (dolphin watching) back to the Los Gigantes - all packed nicely in 3.5 hours. Lunch and drinks included. Level=medium.

Duration: 3.5 hours
Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain see map
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:: If you are staying in the south (or other town) and would like to join us on this tour, you can still meet with our group in Masca. ::

This hike has it all! Hiking in beautiful awe-inspiring surroundings, swim in crystal clear waters of Masca Bay beach, boat trip (with luck, you see dolphins) to Los Gigantes and marvel at the impressive vertical cliffs.

From the top of Masca gorge, we will wander down through its natural maze, cross small water streams and coves as well as a few climbing obstacles awaiting to make the journey more interesting. Some mountain walls are a few hundreds feet high; making us so small amidst this breathtaking and majestic gorge.

The hike ends when we arrive at the pristine Masca Bay with crystal clear waters. We will take a rest, a swim, and have lunch before the boat comes and pick us up for a journey to Los Gigantes. Eventhough we cannot guarantee the sighting of dolphins, these curious dolphins are very often sighted and they love swimming close to the boat. The giant sea cliffs (literally called the giants) of Los Gigantes which emerge vertically from the sea can get as high as 400m at some places, these majestic rock structures are best marvelled from the sea. 

We will then depart from Los Gigantes town back to Puerto de la Cruz.

Altitude: 600m to 0m
Level: medium (there are some parts of the hike requiring you to climb), boat ride may cause seasickness.

What's included & what's not

Price includes:

  • An unique hiking experience down the gorge of Masca
  • Picnic lunch and drinks
  • Free transfer to/ from Puerto de la Cruz, Los Realejos, Santa Ursula, Icod de los Vinos, Garachico and Masca (important notes for pick up schedule)

Price does not include:

  • The boat ride will cost an extra EUR10 per person.

Important notes:

  • The 3.5 hours duration does not include the transfer time, please take this into consideration when planning your onward journey.
  • For those who are keen for a swim, please bring along your swimming costume and towel.

Gregorio hiking pick up points and time (time indicated are proximate only)

Tigaiga, Sol Parque San Antonio, Puerto Palace 08:20 
Diamante, Turquesa, Sol Puerto Cruz 08:25
Palmeras Playa, BE Live Orotava and Concordia 08:30 
Monopol, Marquesa, Banco BBVA (Punta del Viento) & Belair 08:30 
El Tope, Sol Puerto de la Cruz, Casablanca and Pizzeria la Toscana 08:35
Bonanza, Masaru, Interpalace, Semiramis and Quintana 08:40
Diver, Ambasador, Los Paragüitas 08:40
RIU Garoe, Hotel Botanico and Jardin Botanico 08:45
Hotel Las Aguilas 08:50

Route Active hotel, Hotel Los Roques and Mirador San Pedro 09:00

Hotel La Quinta 08:50

Where to meet?