The famous Masca gorge hike in Tenerife with boat trip to Los Gigantes

Some of the most beautiful hikes in Tenerife is the Masca gorge hike. At the guided trekking tour, you can see spectacular rock formations and the beach. You'll go back by boat, navigating past Los Gigantes.

  • Tour / activity duration: ~6 hours
  • Languages: German, English, Spanish
  • Transfer: from Puerto de la Cruz inclusive
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Masca hiking through the impressive Masca gorge

Active in Tenerife: On the approx. 4.5 hours Masca gorge hike, you can see the breathtaking beauty of the Canary Island.

Price overview

  • Masca gorge hike in Tenerife - per adult (from 15 years)42.-€
  • Masca gorge hike in Tenerife - per child (6-14 years)31.50€
Spectacular hike

Booking option: Trekking through the Masca gorge in Tenerife

For the famous Masca gorge hike in Tenerife, you'll get picked up at your hotel in the north, or alternatively you'll start in Santiago del Teide by bus till you reach the most beautiful village of the island, Masca. From there, you start the approx. 4.5 hour trekking through the Masca gorge. Enjoy the fantastic views and the unique surroundings of Masca during hiking the Barranco de Masca. The downwards hike through Masca gorge offers varying ground conditions, from rock steps over gravel paths and smaller rocks that you'll conquer with the help of a rope.

Arched rock formations, for example the "elephant", accompany you through the spectacular gorge with up to 600 m high scaps. For the Masca gorge hike, you'll be rewarded with marvellous photo scenes: The gorge ends in a natural beach, from where you'll have great views of La Gomera. Here you can rest a bit from hiking or refresh yourself with a swim in the sea, before you'll go by boat (not included in the price) at 4:30 PM past the impressive steep cliffs of Los Gigantes. With a little luck, you can even watch some dolphins during the boat trip to Los Gigantes. From Los Gigantes, you'll return relaxedly to your hotel.


  • Update May 2021: at the moment the tour is unfortunately not possible as the jetty at the end of the gorge is still closed (we will inform you as soon as the tour can take place again)
  • Duration: ~ 6 hours
  • Hours: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Days: daily
  • Months: possible all-year
  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Difficulty level: medium
  • Pick-up included in the price from: Tenerife North
  • Additional costs on site in cash: 10 € (adult) or 5 € (child) for the boat trip from Masca to Los Gigantes


  • Transfer (if the corresponding booking option was selected), professional guide
Important information
  • The hike is not suitable for persons with reduced mobility.
  • If you don't wear the suitable equipment or you don't have the physical condition for the hike, the guide can deny you the participation in the Masca gorge hike for your own personal safety.


  • Minimum age 12 years
  • Good fitness level

Please bring along:

Swimwear, towel, sunglasses, sun blocker, at least 1.5 l drinking water, sports- / hiking shoes, suitable clothing, hat, backpack, camera, 10 € for the boat ticket

Detailed description

The famous Masca gorge hike: go hiking through the Barranco de Masca in Tenerife

Have you already seen the entire beauty of the Canary Island in your Tenerife holidays? Masca isn't only one of the most beautiful villages of Tenerife, but it also offers one of the main highlights for Tenerife fans with the hike through the Masca gorge. The impressive gorge of Masca can be wandered through within approx. 4-4.5 hours, so this trekking tour is also possible for not so experienced hikers with good physical condition and sturdy shoes. Together with an experienced hiking guide, who'll give you interesting information about Masca and Tenerife during the Masca gorge hike, you'll wander through the ca. 8 km long Barranco de Masca.

The lush, green vegetation will enchant you continuously during the Masca gorge hike, as well as the unique rock formations and the incredible views that you'll have during hiking. On varying ways, you'll be hiking down the Masca gorge, where you can always take a break for admiring the nature, taking pictures or rest briefly. At the bottom of the gorge you can even expect to see some water if it rained in the months before. After approx. 4 hours hiking, you arrive at the natural beach of the Masca gorge. Here you can rest and recover with a freshly prepared mojito, until you take the boat at 4:30 PM from Masca to Los Gigantes (not inlcuded in the price). You can also refresh yourself with a swim in the sea during the waiting time (don't forget to bring swimwear and a towel).

On the boat trip to Los Gigantes, many times dolphins accompany the boat that passes by the gigantic steep cliffs Los Gigantes, so you even see two of the most impressive natural wonders of Tenerife in just one day. The Masca hike ends with the arrival in Los Gigantes, from where you are brought back to your hotel. Use the possibility to go hiking in the Masca gorge with a local trekking guide and to explore the picturesque nature of Tenerife in an active way!


Valid on the reserved day or for 12 months after date of purchase if no date has been selected. You will receive the tour operator's details with the purchased ticket. Attention: reservation is required! The reservation can be made through sunbonoo as part of the booking process or later by contacting the tour operator directly via phone or email.

Customer Reviews Masca hiking through the impressive Masca gorge

Marlene wrote on Sep 20, 2018
Overall rating
80 von 100


The gorge itself was unfortunately closed on the day of our hike and we could only take another route above. Our guide Helmut was in a good mood and knew his way around!


Die Schlucht selbst war am Tag unserer Wanderung leider gesperrt und wir konnten nur eine andere Route oberhalb nehmen. Unser Guide Helmut war aber gut drauf und kannte sich bestens aus!
Zoe wrote on Jan 22, 2018
Overall rating
80 von 100

Dsifrutando of the beauty of Tenerife

We have spent a spectacular day enjoying the nature of Masca, both by land and by boat. We liked the tour a lot and it would be even better if the price of the boat was included in the ticket at the time of making the reservation, no matter what it cost a little more.

Dsifrutando de la belleza de Tenerife

Hemos pasado un día espectacular disfrutando de la naturaleza de Masca, tanto por tierra como en barco. Nos ha gustado mucho la excursión y sería aún mejor si se incluyera el precio del barco en el billete al momento de hacer la reserva, no importa que costara un poco más.
Bernard wrote on Sep 16, 2017
Overall rating
100 von 100

Decent work-out

The hike was hard (it was the first I’d done in a few years), but it was amazing. Me and my sons got to see a side to the island that was a million miles away from the touristy stuff we were used to.
Elisabeth wrote on Sep 7, 2017
Overall rating
80 von 100


Great tour! Highly recommended.


Tolle Tour!Sehr zu empfhelen.
Raquel wrote on Jul 12, 2017
Overall rating
100 von 100

Cool cocktails

The hike was awesome, but we were left a bit worn-out after and the cocktail was much-needed.

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Due to the high demand, especially for private boat tours, we recommend booking at least 3 weeks in advance!