Volcano Teide Sunset Tour

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08:00 Hrs Approx.

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Enjoy the Teide National Park and its colours at sunset on our guided night tour to Mount Teide with astronomical observation. Experience the excitement of watching the sunset from the highest peak in Spain with the cable car at sunset and observe the stars under one of the top-quality starry skies in the world. In addition, you can purchase an optional menu to regain your energy.

Enjoy Mount Teide by night on our guided tour with astronomical observation

You don’t need a car to visit Mt Teide by night. Our Sunset Tour excursion with astronomical observation includes transport for up to 15 people, so that you can spend more time enjoying the tour and the en-route stops in the company of a guide on your way to the Teide Cable Car in order to ascend comfortably to 3,555 m and enjoy both the spectacle of Teide’s shadow cast towards the horizon, as well as Spain’s highest sunset from the trail to the Pico Viejo viewpoint, with this volcano’s impressive 800-m-diameter crater at your feet and views over some of the neighbouring islands, such as La Gomera, El Hierro and La Palma, if the weather permits.

Mount Teide is one of the best places to observe the formation and evolution of the shadow of a mountain. Thanks to the height of the volcano and due to the fact that the views from its summit extend to all horizons it is possible to behold the spectacle of Teide’s shadow cast towards the island of Gran Canaria. It’s one of the most beautiful and spectacular moments that the volcano offers its visitors!

You won’t stop sharing on your social networks the photographs of what would probably be one of the best sunsets you have ever seen!

Guided night tour to Mount Teide

Enjoy the Tenerife sunset which you’ll fall madly in love with

This guided night tour to Mount Teide includes a guided walk along the spectacular trail to the Pico Viejo viewpoint, which is a marvel in itself!

From the trail to the Pico Viejo viewpoint, you will have the opportunity to see, in the distance, part of the lava poured during the eruptive process that took place on Mount Teide in 1798 and lasted three months—a historical eruption that formed the “Teide’s Nostrils” or “Las Narices del Teide”, the craters located on the western slopes of Pico Viejo which spewed out lava during the last volcanic eruption that occurred inside the confines of the Teide National Park and the one that lasted longest - 99 days!

With the assistance of our guides, you will discover all of the volcanic wonders that surround this impressive trail to the Pico Viejo viewpoint. The trail and the surrounding scenery acquire a truly remarkable array of colours at sunset, a memory which will stay with you on your journey home. At the end of the trail to the Pico Viejo viewpoint, if the weather permits, you will experience a unique view: the islands of La Gomera, El Hierro and La Palma on the horizon, and the impressive Pico Viejo crater—which is 800 m in diameter and at one time, hosted an impressive lava lake—at your feet.

After the sunset and just before starting the astronomical observation, you will have some free time to eat. Buy our optional menu at the ticket office if you don’t want to have to prepare anything.

Look up to the sky and enjoy the stars in one of the best starry skies in the world

When you think it’s not possible to feel more excited, you will be astounded by the spectacle of the sky over Mount Teide which you will behold from the Teide cable car base station's car park. But you will be prepared! During the astronomical observation included in this guided night tour to Mount Teide our Starlight guides will unravel for you the mysteries of the sky over Mt Teide, one of the three best skies on the planet, along with Chile and Hawaii, where it is possible to see 83 out of the 88 officially recognised constellations.

Observe the spectacle with the unaided eye and using our professional telescopes, learn how to guide yourself thanks to the sky and enjoy discerning the elements of Greek mythology, which are hidden behind the constellations.

Night tour to Mt Teide with transport

Thanks to our professional state-of-the-art telescopes, which you will have at your disposal during the astronomical observation on this night tour to Mount Teide you will discover planets, galaxies and clusters as you have surely never seen before, and you will go through the most interesting celestial objects of every night. You can be sure that the professional astronomical instrumentation , along with the quality and transparency of the sky above the summits of Tenerife, will give you a unique experience.

Astronomical observation on Teide on full moon nights  

As you already know, the moon passes through different phases during its 29-day cycle, that is to say, lunation. Therefore, at least once a month, its potent glow will dim the faint light of the distant stars. If you take your night tour to Mount Teide on the night of the full moon, you will take advantage of its radiant appearance and be delighted with its splendour: mountain ranges, craters and other lunar wonders.

If you haven’t known that you can find the Montes Teneriffe, Mons Pico and the crater Piazzi Smyth on the Moon, ask our guides where they are located and why they have these names.

Live the Cable Car at Sunset experience only, without extras

Would you like to ascend by Cable Car outside the usual hours of operation and with a guide to behold the sunset from an altitude of 3,555 m, but you don’t need transportation and you’re not interested in carrying out astronomical observations? No problem! Just select the product Cable Car at Sunset. Enjoy this experience in the company of a maximum of 90 other participants, divided into different language groups. Prepare to be astounded by the show of Teide’s shadow cast onto the sea and take in the sunset from the Pico Viejo viewpoint, with the islands of La Gomera, La Palma and El Hierro on the horizon, to bid farewell to the day from the heights.

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Highlights...

  • Guided night tour to Mount Teide
  • Transport for up to 15 people
  • Enjoy the spectacle that is the Teide’s shadow from the viewpoint terraces of the Cable Car
  • Marvel at the superb sunset from the Pico Viejo viewpoint and the stunning views over some of the Canary Islands
  • Gaze into the night sky on Mount Teide and observe stars either with the naked eye or using a telescope in the company of our Starlight guides

What's included...

  • Ticket for the Cable Car at sunset for a maximum of 90 people divided into different language groups
  • Spanish, English or German-speaking guide
  • Stargazing with long range telescopes and Starlight guides
  • Menu (optional)
  • Cable Car at Sunset only, without transportation or astronomical observation (optional)

What's not included...

  • A drink to toast with
  • Visit of the Teide Observatory
  • Guide in other language than Spanish, English or German
  • Access for visitors with physical disabilities

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What's included

  • Transportation from the northern part of the island
  • Ticket for the Cable Car at sunset for a maximum of 90 people divided into different language groups
  • Spanish, English or German-speaking guide
  • Stargazing with long range telescopes and Starlight guides

What's not included

  • A drink to toast with
  • Menu (optional)
  • Visit of the Teide Observatory
  • Guide in other language than Spanish, English or German
  • Access for visitors with physical disabilities

What's included

  • Transport from the southern part of the island
  • Ticket for the Cable Car at sunset for a maximum of 90 people divided into different language groups
  • Spanish, English or German-speaking guide
  • Stargazing with long range telescopes and Starlight guides

What's not included

  • A drink to toast with
  • Menu (optional)
  • Visit of the Teide Observatory
  • Guide in other language than Spanish, English or German
  • Access for visitors with physical disabilities

What's included

  • Ticket for the Cable Car at sunset for a maximum of 90 people divided into different language groups
  • Spanish, English or German-speaking guide
  • Stargazing with long range telescopes and Starlight guides

What's not included

  • Transportation
  • A drink to toast with
  • Menu (optional)
  • Visit of the Teide Observatory
  • Guide in other language than Spanish, English or German
  • Access for visitors with physical disabilities

What's included

  • Teide Cable Car return ticket (maximum 90 people, divided into different language groups)
  • Guided tour to the Pico Viejo viewpoint
  • English, German or Spanish-speaking guide

What's not included

  • Menu (which you can add to your shopping cart as an optional product)
  • Transportation
  • Astronomical observation
  • Guide in other language than English, German or Spanish

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Sunset Tour schedule

Transport service with pick-up from the south of the island is available from 3.30pm to 4.30pm, and with pick-up from the north of the island from 4.20pm to 4.50pm. Pick-up time depends on the sunset and the pick-ups scheduled for each day. We will announce the pick-up time to you by e-mail and/or text the day before the excursion, which is why we kindly ask you to check your messages. For the same reason we need you to provide the name of your hotel or address of accommodation, as well as a mobile phone number at the time of booking.

We will pick you up from one of the following locations:

SOUTH NORTH
TITSA bus stop Plaza Roja in El Médano Tourist bus stop at Parque Marítimo
San Blas Hotel TITSA bus stop ING in front of Atlántida Hotel
TITSA bus stop Excellent Medical at Golf del Sur Barceló Contemporáneo Hotel bus stop
Santa Bárbara Hotel bus stop Tourist bus stop at Alameda del Duque
Marino Hotel bus stop Bus stop to the side of Nivaria Hotel
TITSA bus stop Avenida Ten Bel Disa petrol station Padre Anchieta
TRYP Tenerife Princesa Dácil Hotel bus stop Guamasa-Santa Úrsula
Best Tenerife bus stop Las Águilas Hotel
Columbus Hotel Maritim Hotel
Olé Tropical bus stop La Chiripa Garden Hotel bus stop
TITSA bus stop at Las Dalias Hotel Parque San Antonio Hotel
Isla Bonita Hotel bus stop Noelia Playa Hotel bus stop
TITSA bus stop at the CC El Duque (next to Costa Adeje Gran Hotel) Dania Park Hotel
Jardines del Teide Hotel Stop to the side of Concordia Hotel (Black & Red)
Plantación del Sur Hotel TITSA bus stop at the Meliá intersection
TITSA bus stop Riu Arecas Teidemar Hotel
El Mirador Hotel Garoé Hotel
Barrera Bahía del Duque Hotel Taxi stand to the side of Botánico Hotel
TITSA bus stop Avenida Playa Paraíso Kiosko Paragüitas (next to Diverhotel)
Hiperdino - Roca Nivaria bus stop
Riu Buenavista Hotel
Callao Salvaje
Abama Hotel
In front of the Tropicana bar in Playa San Juan
Palacio de Isora Hotel
Allegro Isora Hotel (former Barceló Varadero) bus stop
TITSA bus stop Avenida Playa La Arena (next to Los Dragos del Sur Hotel)
Vigilia Park Hotel bus stop in Puerto Santiago (in front of Correos)

Cable Car at Sunset schedule

The start time of the Cable Car at Sunset activity depends on the time at which the sun sets, which varies throughout the year.

Therefore, the meeting point is at the Teide Cable Car base station at the following hours:

JANUARY 2018

5.15pm from 1st to 12th

5.30pm from 13th to 31st

FEBRUARY 2018

5.45pm from 1st to 19th

6.00pm from 20th to 28th

MARCH 2018

6.00pm from 1st to 16th

6.15pm from 17th to 24th

7.15pm from 25th to 31st

APRIL 2018

7.15pm only on 1st

7.30pm from 16th to 30th

MAY 2018

7.30pm from 1st to 12th

7.30pm from 21st to 31st

JUNE 2018

7.45pm from 1st to 5th

8.00pm from 6th to 30th

JULY 2018

8.00pm from 1st to 25th

7.45pm from 26th to 31st

AUGUST 2018

7.45pm from 1st to 14th

7.30pm from 15th to 29th

7.15pm from 30th to 31st

SEPTEMBER 2018

7.15pm from 1st to 11th

7.00pm from 12th to 24th

6.45pm from 25th to 30th

OCTOBER 2018

6.45pm from 1st to 7th

6.30pm from 8th to 21st

6.15pm from 22nd to 27th

5.15pm from 28th to 31st

NOVEMBER 2018

5.15pm from 1st to 11th

5.00pm from 12th to 30th

DECEMBER 

5.00pm from 1st to 21st

5.15pm from 22nd to 31st

To make the most of this night tour to Mount Teide with astronomical observation, or just to behold the sunset with the Cable Car, please follow our recommendations:

  • Wear warm, comfortable clothing and proper footwear.
  • Due to the elevated luminosity, wear sunglasses. 
  • Take plenty of water on hikes. 

How to dress to go up Mt Teide

  • Children under 8 are not allowed to participate in this night tour to Mount Teide.
  • Since this excursion includes a cable car ride, people with heart problems and pregnant women are not allowed to participate in it due to the risk that high altitude poses to their health.
  • People with health problems should consult with their doctors before taking this night tour to Mount Teide.
  • This complete tour designed to enjoy Mount Teide by night includes a 40-minute walk both ways of medium-low difficulty, therefore you must be in good physical shape.
  • If the trail to the Pico Viejo viewpoint is closed due to ice or snow on the day of your night tour to Mount Teide, you can skip the walk to Pico Viejo and still enjoy the beautiful sunset from La Rambleta.
  • If the weather conditions prevent or hinder proper visibility of the sky on the day of your excursion, our guides will use audiovisual equipment to give a virtual tour of the night sky, the constellations and prominent objects.
  • People with physical disabilities should refrain from ascending and descending by cable car. Currently, it is necessary to walk up some stairs without ramps in order to access the cabins. Even if you are able to walk up the stairs with some help, it is important to take into account that in the event that the cable car stops operating due to unexpected technical reasons, people with physical disabilities who find themselves at the upper station will have to descend following steep mountain paths, which would pose a risk to their physical integrity.

IT IS NECESSARY TO PRODUCE THE BOOKING CONFIRMATION

Sunset Tour changes and cancellations

  • You can change the date or cancel your booking free of charge up to 4pm on the day prior to the activity. If you change or cancel your reservation after 4pm on the day prior to the activity day or on the same day of the activity, you will be charged a €30.00 cancellation fee.
  • Please bear in mind that in the winter months it is more likely that the cable car is not operational due to weather conditions. If the cable car cannot operate on the day of your excursion, but it is possible to organise a guided tour of the Observatory, we shall reimburse €6.00. Otherwise, you will enjoy the sunset from the Chío viewpoint and the price of the cable car ticket shall be reimbursed at the following rates: Adults €27.00 and Children €13.50.
  • Check our Terms and conditions for information on other reasons for cancelling this night tour to Mount Teide.

Cable Car at Sunset changes and cancellations

In the event that weather conditions impede the operation of the Cable Car at Sunset, but it is possible to organise a guided tour of the Observatory, we shall only reimburse €6.00, corresponding to the price difference between the Cable Car ticket and the guided visit of the Observatory. Otherwise, we shall only offer you the toast at sunset, and we will give you a full refund of the Cable Car ticket.

In the event that, once you have booked Cable Car at Sunset, you wish to cancel the entire activity (Cable Car + Sunset in the company of a guide + glass of sparkling wine), we will give you a full refund of the amount paid for the activity.

Check our Terms and conditions for information on other reasons for cancellation.

Parking

The Teide Cable Car base station has a free car park with 220 parking spaces.

Shops

The base station’s facilities include an information centre and a shop.

Toilets

There are public toilets at the Teide Cable Car’s base station.

In case of discount tickets for children or local residents, a supporting document is required to prove entitlement to discount.

  • Water or soft drink
  • Sandwich (tuna, chicken or jam & cheese)
  • Chocolate bar

Where to find us

The information you need if you arrive to enjoy the Cable Car at Sunset on your own. If you use our transport service, we will pick you up from your hotel.

Street: TF-I motorway, km 40.2 - Teide National Park

Postal code:  38300                Municipality: La Orotava

Teide Cable Car is well connected by roads, and can be easily reached from any point of the island of Tenerife.

 

If you are in the northern part of the island

  • Take the TF-21 motorway which connects La Orotava with El Portillo de la Villa and crosses the Teide National Park. The Cable Car is at km 43. (N28º 15' 17" W16º 37' 33")
  • Take the TF-23 motorway from Boca de Tauce to Chío, which connects with TF-21.

 

If you are in the southern part of the island:

  • Take the TF-21 motorway from Vilaflor to Teide National Park, the route of access for the tourist areas of Playa de Américas and Los Cristianos.

 

If you are close to Santa Cruz or La Laguna

  • Take the TF-24 motorway from La Laguna to Portillo de la Villa (La Esperanza Motorway), which connects with TF-21 that will take you to the base station of the cable car at km 43.

 

Distances

Mt. Teide is approximately an hour’s drive from any point on the island.

  • Santa Cruz: 64 km
  • La Laguna: 55 km
  • Puerto de la Cruz: 45 km
  • Los Gigantes: 52 km
  • Los Cristianos: 47 km

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Frequently asked questions

No, it’s not necessary. You can download it and display it on the screen of any mobile device (phone, tablet, etc.).

You cannot use the Cable Car whilst pregnant, as the ascent involves a sudden change in pressure and level of oxygen.

This depends on the availability of spaces. That is why we recommend booking it at least one day in advance.

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Updated on Sun 01 Apr 2018 22:17:00 UTC

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