The tour is sensational and an absolute must! But I run them the other way round (going uphill is much more pleasant than downhill) First, from Los Gigantes by boat, a Waale Watching Tour, the boat stops at the canyon exit and then up to Masca. After a stop with the bus over Santiago to Los Gigantes back. It is easier by taxi (there are always passengers and then it is not more expensive than by bus.)
July 31, 2017
The tour is terrific! Definitely buy tickets for the boat transfer to Los Gigantes in Masca! If you do not do that, it can happen that you are at the end of the gorge by the sea and can not get a ride (especially if you are traveling with several people). We experienced it, that a family had to make the way up to Masca, because the boats were full!
And my tip: Park your car at the church in Santiago del Teide and take the bus no. 355 (be there in time - the bus has only about 25 seats and does not take more people!) To Masca. Then walk through the gorge, go by boat to Los Gigantes and then once through the village up to the bus stop. The bus 325 brings you back to Santiago del Teide.
Bus 355: titsa.com/index.php/tus-guaguas/lineas-y-horarios/linea-355
Bus 325: titsa.com/index.php/tus-guaguas/lineas-y-horarios/linea-325
August 25, 2016
Masca is the starting point for one of the most popular and famous treks in Tenerife. It begins in the lower center and leads through the Barranco to the sea (about 6 hours round trip, after registration you can pick up on the beach also by boat.) This brings many tourists in the place. Although these are mostly day visitors, for whom the place is only a starting point, it has changed considerably since 1986: In 1986 there was only one bar for the locals and only one restaurant for tourists in the old school (then one of the oldest buildings in Masca ), so today one counts eleven gastronomic enterprises.
January 27, 2017
A never-ending gorge!
In the end, one thinks that after each turn the sea should come, but unfortunately it does not. As I found it ended up a bit, but the nature is so nice that you could discover something new around every corner :)
At the end you can comfortably go back by boat and then share with several a taxi to get back to the car!
January 5, 2018
Awesome hike down to the sea. Just be warned: The way down can be slippery and may take around 2-4 hours depending on your fitness. Once you reach the cove at the bottom, you can take one of the regular water taxis over to Los Gigantes. Costing €10 per person, these will get you to Los Gigantes in about 15 minutes, from where you can take a taxi back up to Masca for around €24. This will take around 40 minutes.
February 15, 2018
Hike down takes around 2 - 3 hours, from where you can take a water taxi to nearby Los Gigantes, which costs €10 per person. If you're worried about getting back to the top to pick up your car, a cab from Los Gigantes back to Masca only costs around €25.
January 16, 2018
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