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Stargazing on Mount Teide – The best excursions and experiences

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Do you want to have a unique experience and admire the night sky from one of the most privileged places in the world? NASA describes it as the window to the universe. With that we tell you everything. Do not miss the best rated excursions to see stars on Teide. Connect with nature and the universe in an adventure that will leave you speechless.

Here we leave you with the best stargazing companies on Teide and their experiences explained.

Night trekking through the Cañadas del Teide

🕒 Duration: 3 hours

🔊 Languajes: Spanish and English

This activity is a night hike of approximately 5 kilometers through the Cañadas del Teide. In it, you will be able to admire the celestial vault in all its splendor and learn to distinguish the stars in the sky of Teide and its canyons. The guide will explain the different phenomena and astronomical elements that can be observed. After the walk, you will enjoy a small snack before returning to the Parador Nacional. Includes flashlight and snacks.

Itinerary

In this night hike through the Cañadas del Teide, you will start at the main entrance of the Parador Nacional de las Cañadas del Teide and you will walk approximately 5 kilometers while admiring the celestial vault in all its splendor. You will cross the Cañada Blanca, Roques de García and other emblematic areas of the park. The guide will teach you to distinguish the stars in the sky of Teide and its ravines, and you will learn to observe the different phenomena and astronomical elements that can be seen in great detail. After recharging your batteries with a small snack, you will finish this night tour through the Cañadas del Teide returning to the Parador Nacional.

Information of interest

  • Duration: 3 hours.
  • Language: The activity is conducted with a Spanish-speaking guide.
  • Price:Adults: 19€
  • Children from 2 to 12 years old: 12€
  • Children under 2 years old: free
  • Included:Guide in Spanish.
  • Aperitivo.
  • Flashlights.
  • Voucher type: Electronic. Carry it in your cell phone.
  • Accessibility: Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Sustainability: All services comply with our Sustainability Code.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can we do the route with a baby stroller?

No, the night route through the Cañadas del Teide is not suitable for baby strollers.

Will we make stops to take photos?

Yes, during the route we will make stops in different emblematic areas of the park so that you can take photos.

What is the maximum height reached on the route?

The night hiking route through the Cañadas del Teide reaches a height of 2,400 meters above sea level.

Is the route recommended for pregnant women or people with heart problems?

No, due to the altitude and physical effort required by the night hiking route through the Cañadas del Teide, it is not recommended for pregnant women or people with heart problems.

How to make a reservation?

You can book online through our website and secure your spot for the activity.

Free tour of the Teide National Park

🕒 Duration: 2 hours

🔊 Languajes: Español e Inglés

The free tour of the Teide National Park is a hiking route of 6 kilometers long that will take you to know the natural monuments of the Cañadas del Teide. During the tour, the guide will reveal how the Teide was formed and explain why this natural area is so rich in endemic species.

Itinerary

The free tour of the Teide National Park is a hiking route of 6 kilometers long that will take you to know the natural monuments of the Cañadas del Teide, such as the Llanos de Ucanca and Roque Cinchado. During the tour, our guide will reveal how Teide was formed and what different eruptive processes it has experienced throughout its history. In addition, he will explain why this natural site is so rich in endemic species, such as the red tajinastes and Teide violets.

Information of interest

  • Duration: 2 hours.
  • Available languages: Spanish and English.
  • Not included: tips.
  • When to book: you can book up to the start time subject to availability. Book now and secure your place.
  • Type of voucher: electronic. Carry it on your cell phone.
  • Accessibility: not wheelchair accessible.
  • Sustainability: all services comply with our Sustainability Code.
  • Pets: not allowed.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to make a reservation?

To book the Free tour of the Teide National Park, choose the desired date and complete the form. Confirmation is immediate.

Is there a minimum number of participants required?

This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. In case that number is not reached, we will contact you to offer different alternatives. If you have any other questions, please contact us.

How can I cancel my reservation?

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel the reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

Excursion to Teide + Entrance to the cable car from the North

🕒 Duration: 5 hours

🔊 Languajes: Spanish ang English

The Teide excursion is a five-hour activity that includes pick-up at different points in Tenerife and the ascent to the Teide cable car at an altitude of 2,356 meters. Once at the top, you will have an hour of free time to enjoy the views and explore the place at your own pace. Afterwards, we will take you by bus to the Roques de García, where you will be able to contemplate one of the most famous views of Teide. The activity ends with the return to the initial pick-up point. The excursion includes bus transportation, entrance to the cable car and official guide in Spanish. Lunch is not included.

Itinerary

The excursion to Teide starts with the pick up at different meeting points located in the north of Tenerife. Once we meet, we will head to the Teide National Park, where you can enjoy breathtaking views.

Once we reach the base of the volcano, we will board the Teide cable car at an altitude of 2356 meters. Afterwards, you will enjoy a peaceful ten-minute ride contemplating volcanic lava landscapes millions of years old. When you reach the summit, at an altitude of more than 3500 meters, you will have an hour of free time to explore this place at your own pace. From the Rambleta viewpoint, you will be able to enjoy an incredible view of the Cañadas and, if the day is clear, you will see some of the other islands of the archipelago on the horizon.

After an hour at the top, it will be time to descend again. We will take you by bus to the Roques de García, where you can contemplate one of the most famous views of Teide. From the stairs that run along these rock formations, you can see the Llano de Ucanca, a landscape that looks like Mars.

We will finish the activity leaving you at the initial pick-up point after five hours of excursion.

Information of interest

  • Duration: 5 hours.
  • Language: The activity is conducted with a guide who speaks Spanish and English.
  • Included: Transportation by bus, entrance to the Teide cable car and official guide in Spanish.
  • Not included: Lunch.
  • Accessibility: Not wheelchair accessible.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there any requirement to participate in this excursion?

No, the cable car ascent is not recommended for pregnant women.

How to make a reservation?

To book the Teide Excursion + Cable Car Entrance from the North, choose the desired date and fill out the form. Confirmation is immediate. If you have any other questions, please contact us.

What is the cancellation policy?

You can cancel the reservation free of charge up to 24 hours before the activity. If you cancel with less time, arrive late or do not show up, no refund will be offered.

Is it wheelchair accessible?

No, unfortunately it is not wheelchair accessible.

Are pets allowed?

No, unfortunately pets are not allowed on this activity.

Stargazing safari experience, Tenerife

🕒 Duration: 2 – 6.5 hours

🔊 Laguajes: Spanish, English and German

The stargazing activity in the Teide National Park is a unique experience that offers the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the night sky accompanied by expert astronomy guides. In addition to stargazing, a delicious Canarian dinner and a glass of cava are offered while admiring the sunset from the top of the sea of clouds. Computerized telescopes and lasers are used for the night sky safari, and warm clothing and comfortable shoes are recommended. Optional pick-up service is available.

Itinerary

Stargazing in the Teide National Park in Tenerife is an experience not to be missed. Accompanied by expert astronomy guides, you will be able to see the stars in a way never seen before. In addition, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a delicious Canarian dinner and a glass of cava while admiring the sunset from the top of the sea of clouds.

Information of interest

  • Free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance.
  • Flexible booking plans with no immediate charge.
  • Duration from 2 to 6.5 hours.
  • Available in English, Spanish and German.
  • Optional pick-up service.
  • Observation with computerized telescopes and laser night sky safari.
  • Authentic Canarian dinner and drinks available as an option.
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • It is necessary to wear comfortable shoes and warm clothing.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in the activity?

The activity includes round-trip transportation (if selected), Canarian dinner and drinks (if selected), sunset with cava and photos, guided tour with laser of the stars, observation with telescopes (4 telescopes), jackets, and free photos of your night.

What languages are available for the activity?

The available languages for the activity are English, Spanish, and German.

Is hotel pickup necessary?

Hotel pickup is optional, but you can drive on your own to the meeting point if you prefer.

Is it recommended to bring warm clothes?

Yes, it is recommended to bring warm clothes as temperatures can be low during the activity.

Is the activity suitable for people in wheelchairs?

No, the activity is not suitable for people in wheelchairs due to the terrain characteristics.

Guided excursion to see the sunset on Teide and star gazing with dinner

🕒 Duration: 9 hours

🔊 Languajes: English, Dutch, German and French

In this day trip in the Teide National Park you will enjoy the sunset and the contemplation of the starry sky in Tenerife. In addition, you will have the opportunity to admire the panoramic views and the pine forests of the park with the help of an astronomer guide who will teach you to recognize the constellations and to understand the cartography of the night sky.

Itinerary

The activity consists of a day trip in which you can enjoy the sunset in the Teide National Park and, later, contemplate the starry sky. During the trip, you can admire the panoramic views of Tenerife and absorb the fragrance of the pine forests of the park. In addition, you will be assisted by an astronomer guide who will teach you to recognize the constellations and explain the cartography of the night sky.

Information of interest

  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Guide in English, Dutch, German, French and Spanish
  • Pick-up service included
  • Not suitable for people with mobility problems

Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in the activity?

The activity includes an astronomer guide, pick-up in the south coast of Tenerife between Los Cristianos and Los Gigantes or Puerto de la Cruz, photo stops in the Teide National Park, dinner in a restaurant, sunset above the clouds with unlimited cava, and star observation with lasers and telescopes.

What should I bring?

It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes and warm clothing (especially in winter).

Where is the pick-up location?

The pick-up location is at a meeting point close to your hotel. You will receive an email from the activity provider with the exact pick-up time and location details.

Teide with dinner and stargazing

🕒 Duration: 5 hours

🔊 Languajes: Spanish and English

The tour starts with a typical Canarian dinner at Bodegas Reverón, where you will taste different local wines in the village of Vilaflor. Afterwards, you will head to the Teide National Park, where an expert stargazing guide will show you and explain the different stars in the night sky. Pick up service is offered in the south of Tenerife (only from Los Gigantes to Golf del Sur). The tour could be done in different languages at the same time.

Itinerary

On this 5-hour tour, you will start enjoying a typical Canarian dinner at Bodegas Reverón in the village of Vilaflor, where you will taste different local wines. Afterwards, you will head to the Teide National Park, one of the best places in the world for stargazing, where an expert stargazing guide will show you and explain the different stars in the night sky.

Information of interest

  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Guide in Spanish and English
  • Pick-up service included in the south of Tenerife (only from Los Gigantes to Golf del Sur).
  • Typical Canarian dinner and wine tasting at Bodegas Reverón included.
  • Expert stargazing guide
  • Pets and smoking are not allowed on the tour
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes and warm clothing, especially in winter.
  • The tour could be conducted in different languages at the same time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is dinner included in the tour price?

Yes, dinner at Bodegas Reverón is included in the tour price.

Can I bring my pet with me on the tour?

No, pets are not allowed on the tour.

Is pickup service included in the tour?

Yes, pickup service is offered in the south of Tenerife (only from Los Gigantes to Golf del Sur).

In which languages is the tour available?

The tour is available in Spanish and English.

Teide National Park: stargazing

🕒 Duration: 80 minutes

🔊 Languajes: Spanish and English

This stargazing tour will take you to explore the night sky without light pollution in the Teide National Park. With the help of an expert guide, you will learn to recognize the constellations and the main stars without the need for instruments. Then, by getting into astronomical observation with a telescope, you will have the opportunity to see the most outstanding celestial objects of the night. During the tour, Greek mythology and the shapes and positions of the constellations will also be explained. The tour includes insurance, hotel pick-up and drop-off service and dinner.

Itinerary

This stargazing tour begins after sunset, when the dark and clear sky is ideal for contemplating the universe. With the help of an expert guide, you will explore the sky without instruments, learning to recognize the constellations and the main stars.

Afterwards, you will go into astronomical observation with a telescope, where you will have the opportunity to see the most outstanding celestial objects of the night, navigating through the constellations and following the ecliptic and zodiacal lines.

In addition, you will also learn about Greek mythology and the shapes and positions of the constellations. All this while enjoying the fresh and pure air of the Teide National Park, without light pollution to obstruct your view of the night sky.

Information of interest

  • Duration: 80 minutes
  • Guide in English and Spanish
  • Includes explanation of the heavens with observation without instruments and astronomical observation with telescope.
  • Insurance during the tour
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off service
  • Dinner included

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I cancel the activity?

Yes, you can cancel the activity up to 24 hours before the start and receive a full refund.

What precautions are taken against Covid-19?

Special health and safety measures are taken. All the details can be found in the activity voucher once the reservation is made.

Does the activity include hotel pickup and drop-off?

Yes, the activity includes hotel pickup and drop-off.

What is the meeting point?

The meeting point is the parking lot in front of the natural area of San José Mines.

In what languages is the activity available?

The activity has guides in Spanish and English.

What is included in the activity?

The activity includes explanation of the skies with naked-eye observation, astronomical observation with telescope, professional astronomer guide, insurance during the tour, hotel pickup and drop-off, and dinner.

Teide night and sunset tour with star gazing and collection of the stars

🕒 Duration: 6,5 hours

🔊 Languajes: Spanish, English and French

This tour will allow you to enjoy the majesty of the sunset and the breathtaking night sky in the Teide National Park. The activity begins with a pick up at your accommodation and continues with the contemplation of the sunset from a viewpoint at 2,000 meters above sea level. Then you will be able to observe the night sky away from the city lights with the help of an astronomical guide and professional telescopes.

Itinerary

This tour will take you to discover the majesty of the sunset and the breathtaking night sky in one of the most privileged places in the world.

The tour starts with a pick up at your accommodation to head to the Teide National Park.

Once there, you can enjoy a vibrantly colored sunset from a viewpoint at an altitude of 2,000 meters.

Afterwards, you will observe the night sky away from the city lights, where your astronomical guide will take you on a tour through the constellations and teach you how to use professional telescopes to view celestial objects.

Information of interest

  • Duration: 6.5 hours
  • Languages: Spanish, English, French
  • Includes pick-up and return to accommodation
  • Not suitable for children under 8 years old
  • It is not allowed to carry suitcases or large bags
  • It is not allowed to take pictures with flash

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I cancel my reservation?

Yes, you can cancel your reservation up to 24 hours before the activity and receive a full refund.

What is the duration of the activity?

The duration of the activity varies depending on the type of excursion, it can last from a few hours to a full day.

What languages are spoken during the activity?

Depending on the provider and type of activity, available languages may vary. Some providers may offer tours only in Spanish, while others may offer multiple languages.

What is included in the activity?

The content of the activity may vary depending on the provider and type of excursion. In general, activities may include transportation, tour guides, entrance to attractions, meals and beverages, and other additional services.

Is it allowed for children?

Depending on the provider and type of activity, some may be allowed for children, while others may not. It’s important to verify age restrictions before booking.

What is the best time for stargazing on Teide?

The best time of the year to see stars on Teide is any time of the year at nightfall, but ideally on a clear day and on a new moon.

The astronomical observation experience varies according to the time of year and the time of sunset.

  • January: The Quadrantids are a meteor shower visible from Mount Teide during the first week of the month, especially around day 3-4.
  • July: During the month of July you can observe the meteor shower of the Aquarid Deltas, which reach their maximum around the 28th.
  • August: The Perseids, also known as “tears of San Lorenzo”, are one of the most spectacular meteor showers of the year and can be observed from Mount Teide in mid-August, especially around the 12th.
  • December: The Geminids are another of the most outstanding meteor showers of the year, and their maximum occurs around the 14th.

In addition to these meteor showers, there are other key dates for astronomical observation from Teide:

  • October: During this month you can see the constellation Draco, one of the largest and most spectacular constellations in the night sky, as well as the constellation Orion, one of the most recognizable and popular.
  • November: The constellation Taurus is visible from Teide during this month, and stands out for the presence of the star Aldebaran and the Pleiades cluster.
  • Summer: During the summer months, it is possible to observe the Summer Triangle, a formation made up of three bright stars located high in the sky, as well as the Milky Way, a misty band across the sky that is more visible during this time of the year.

Remember that to fully enjoy the astronomical observation from Teide it is advisable to choose a clear night with a new moon or crescent moon, to avoid the light of the moon and to be able to see the stars and other celestial objects better.

What are the best times to see the stars on Teide?

The best times for stargazing on Teide vary according to the time of year and the time of sunset.

During the summer months, the astronomical observation experience takes place around 20:30-21:00 hours, while in winter it takes place between 18:00-18:30 in the evening.

In addition, it is recommended that the moon be in the new moon phase, since if it is in the full moon phase, its brightness may make it difficult to observe fainter celestial objects.

Where is the best place to see the stars inside the Teide National Park?

The best place to see the stars on Teide on your own is in the Teide National Park. There are several observation points in the park, but the Mirador de Chío (see on Google Maps) is one of the best places to see the stars due to its elevated location and easy access by car.

You can also go to the Mirador de los Poleos (see on Google Maps), which is located in the Llano de Ucanca area, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the sky.

For stargazing on Teide it is necessary to get away from urban areas and have a clear sky, so these places are ideal for it.

7 reasons why it’s better to hire a tour than to see the stars on your own

  1. Expertise and knowledge: Tour guides have extensive knowledge about tourist sites, including local rules and regulations, as well as local culture and history.
  2. Specialized equipment: Tourist excursions often provide specialized equipment, such as telescopes, for stargazing.
  3. Transportation: Experiences offer transportation, which means you don’t have to worry about driving or finding your way around.
  4. Safety: Tour guides are trained to ensure the safety of tourists. In addition, when traveling in a group, there is less risk of security problems.
  5. Exclusive access: In some places, such as Teide, there are restrictions on access and opening hours. Tourist tours have exclusive access to certain areas and can schedule visits during appropriate hours.
  6. Time savings: Organized activities offer a structured itinerary, so you won’t have to worry about planning your visit and you’ll spend less time on transportation and red tape.
  7. Comfort: The excursions offer amenities, such as food and drink, which means you won’t have to worry about bringing your own food and drink.