Volcano Teide Mount Teide Night Tour

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EN · ES · DE

Duration approx.
06:30 Hrs Approx.

Difficulty
Low
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Mount Teide Night Tour

Languages
EN · ES · DE

Duration approx.
06:30 Hrs Approx.

Difficulty
Low

Visit Mount Teide by night and discover one of the world’s finest starlit skies on a sustainable visit. During your “Teide at night” stargazing session, you will be in the expert company of a Starlight guide, and you will use long-range telescopes. You will enjoy a magical sunset from a viewing point in the National Park before exploring one of Earth’s most outstanding starlit skies. You can even choose to have a tasty picnic included so you don’t have to bring your own snacks!

Highlights...

  • Excursion to visit Mount Teide by night
  • Stargazing on Mount Teide using professional equipment
  • Behold the sunset from a viewpoint in the National Park
  • Let certified astronomical guides unravel the sky’s mysteries for you
  • Visit Mount Teide on a night trip to one of the three best skies in the world to gaze at the stars

What's included...

  • Round-trip transportation from a meeting point near your hotel
  • Professional observation of the Universe using long-range telescopes
  • Certified Starlight guide in Spanish, English and German
  • Sunset from a viewpoint before the astronomical observation
  • Picnic (optional)

What's not included...

  • Starlight guide in other language than indicated
  • Teide Cable Car tickets
  • Night hiking on Mount Teide

Information

  • Children under 8 are cannot participate in the Mount Teide by night trip. Proof of age is required.

  • Pets are not allowed.
  • All our guides are astronomical guides certified by the Starlight Foundation.

IT IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY TO PRODUCE THE BOOKING CONFIRMATION, EITHER PRINTED OR DISPLAYED ON A MOBILE DEVICE.

To make the most of your Mount Teide Night Tour, please follow our recommendations:

  • Wear warm, comfortable clothing and proper footwear.
  • If you have health problems, consult with your doctor before undertaking this activity.

How to dress for the Teide Stars Tour

Reservations may be cancelled or the date of the Mount Teide Night Tour may be changed free of charge up to 24 hours prior to the activity. After this period, 100% of the amount will be charged.

If it is not possible to carry out the entire activity due to adverse weather conditions, the full amount shall be reimbursed. If weather conditions prevent the astronomical observation from taking place, €40 for adults and €35 for children shall be reimbursed.

Date changes are valid for 1 year provided that the vouchers have not been redeemed. Up to 3 changes are permitted.

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

Parking

This Teide by night excursion includes round-trip transportation from your hotel.

Café/Restaurant

No.

Toilets

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

In case of tickets which include a discount for children, a supporting document is required to prove entitlement to discount.

We have two different options. Upon completion of the purchase process, please indicate in the comment box provided, which picnic would you prefer us to include in your reservation.

Cured meat picnic

Includes:

  • Water or soft drink
  • Sandwich: cured meat and cheese
  • Sweet treat

Picnic

Vegetarian picnic

Includes:

  • Water or soft drink
  • Veggie sandwich
  • Sweet treat

Vegetarian picnic

The schedule depends on the collection point which you indicate when making your reservation, and varies throughout the year, depending on the sunset time. Once you have formalised your reservation, we will inform you of the pick-up time and location.

 

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What's included...
  • Round-trip transportation from a meeting point near your hotel in southern Tenerife
  • Professional observation of the Universe using long-range telescopes
  • Certified Starlight guide in Spanish, English and German
  • Sunset from a viewpoint before the astronomical observation
  • Picnic
What's not included...
  • Starlight guide in other language than indicated
  • Teide Cable Car tickets
What's included...
  • Round-trip transportation from a meeting point near your hotel in northern Tenerife
  • Professional observation of the Universe using long-range telescopes
  • Certified Starlight guide in Spanish or English 
  • Sunset from a viewpoint before the astronomical observation
  • Picnic
What's not included...
  • Starlight guide in other language than indicated
  • Teide Cable Car tickets
What's included...
  • Round-trip transportation from a meeting point near your hotel in southern Tenerife
  • Professional observation of the Universe using long-range telescopes
  • Certified Starlight guide in Spanish, English and German
  • Sunset from a viewpoint before the astronomical observation
What's not included...
  • Starlight guide in other language than indicated
  • Picnic
  • Teide Cable Car tickets
What's included...
  • Round-trip transportation from a meeting point near your hotel in northern Tenerife
  • Professional observation of the Universe using long-range telescopes
  • Certified Starlight guide in Spanish, English or German
  • Sunset from a viewpoint before the astronomical observation
What's not included...
  • Starlight guide in other language than indicated
  • Picnic
  • Teide Cable Car tickets

Where to find us

Frequently asked questions

The Night Excursion to Teide lasts about 6.5 hours.

The sunset is always enjoyed from one of the best viewpoints in Teide National Park; the viewpoint chosen to watch the sunset depends on the time of year and/or weather or visibility conditions.

You will conduct the astronomical observation included in this excursion in a lay-by area next to the cable car facilities.

The telescopes that we use for Mount Teide Night Tour’s astronomical observation are: Celestron CPC 9.25″ Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and Dobson Sky Watcher, 30 cm with Newtonian reflector.

Yes. We will pick you up and drop you off in the same location.

For the Mount Teide Night Tour, date changes or cancellations can be made free of charge up to 24 hours prior to the activity. After this period, the cancellation carries a charge of 100% of the amount.

If you wish to change your booking in advance, call us at (+34) 922 010 444 between 9am and 4pm (GMT).

The Mount Teide Night Tour does not include cable car tickets. If you would like to ascend by cable car, we recommend booking the Sunset & Stars excursion. You’ll watch the sun go down from an altitude of more than 3,555 m and then enjoy an astronomic observation afterwards.

No, it’s not necessary. You can download your reservation of this night tour to Mount Teide and display it on the screen of any mobile device (phone, tablet, etc.).

It is not possible to combine this excursion with a stay in the Altavista Refuge (currently closed to the public) on the same day, since the Mount Teide Night Tour finishes too late to allow you to reach the refuge on foot before it closes.

You can book this night tour to Mount Teide and stay at the Parador hotel afterwards, if you wish, but you will have to make a reservation at the hotel yourself.

Animals are not allowed on this excursion.

Check out our weekly calendar of activities and excursions on Mt Teide which we have prepared for you so that you can view at a glance all the information you need about our activities.

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Reviews

2024/04/17

Great experience

2024/04/13

On time and close to hotel

2024/01/01

A fantastic experience. Our guide, Lucas, was excellent. He kept us both informed and entertained on the bus ride up to Teide, explaining our itinerary clearly and telling us about the natural environment we were entertaining, with just the right amount of humor. His explanations of the night sky were also clear and easy to follow, and entertaining too. Through the telescopes we got to see Saturn, Jupiter (with two moons either side) and a brilliant view of that night’s full moon. Given the chance, we’ll be back to do it again on a darker night without the full moon, so we can see more stars. The closest I could come to a complaint is that I would have happily paid more for a more substantial meal. The picnic was perfectly appropriate and matched the description, but a hot meal or drink option would have been great. Finally, the website information about temperature is spot on. Without this, one could easily end up being extremely uncomfortable - the temperature difference from the coast of Tenerife is stunning. Thanks to the website info, we were well prepared!

2023/12/28

We are very satisfied with the tour. The guide was very helpful and informative. Thank you. It would be great if the quality of the picnic food is improved. Also it was freezing on the bus especially on our way back to the town. We needed warm seated service on the bus after the sightseeing in the very cold place.

2024/06/05

Highly recommended!

2024/04/03

The entire trip lasted more than 7 hours and approx 4 hours was dedicated to transportation. We felt cheated and at the price point of 65 euro per person for the group of 8 people this should have been organized in a much more customer friendly experience respecting our time. Not only I will not recommend your service but I will highly discourage anyone of my friends going to visit Tenerife to buy your package. You should call this package : Hotel pick up tour + additional visit to the Mount Teige

2022/10/15

I’d highly recommend going with this company. They are very friendly and professional and clearly passionate about the national park.

2022/10/02

Amazing experience!

Description

An excursion to Mount Teide by night that you’ll find fascinating

Much has been said about the spectacular landscape of the Teide National Park, but the transformation it undergoes when the sun sets is rarely mentioned. Our Mount Teide Night Tour wants to show you exactly that: the array of colours that adds beauty to the horizon at sunset and dyes the sky dark to expose 83 of the 88 constellations known to man.

On your way up to visit Mount Teide by night, you will see how the plant life changes with the increasing altitude. The transformation in the landscape as you climb is truly astonishing—you will feel as if you have crossed several continents in a walk of no more than one or two hours.

Depending on the route you follow on your Mount Teide Night Tour, you will cross rural landscapes, laurel woods and pine forests. On Las Cañadas, you will find types of broom, laburnum, rosalillo de cumbre (Pterocephalus lasiospermus), and flixweed—just a few of the plants that thrive most prolifically on Tenerife’s high scrublands.

If you’re in luck, you will see tiny, harmless bats fluttering around you as the sun sets. These winged mammals have spent the day hiding in the National Park’s underground network of volcanic tunnels. The volcanic tunnels are the channels through which lava once flowed, and they are the kingdom of the troglofauna. These small invertebrates are mostly blind as they live in complete darkness, but their other sensory organs have developed great sensitivity, so they have exceptional sense of smell, touch or hearing. The majority of them are endemic to Las Cañadas, and a few are found exclusively in one particular volcanic tunnel, and nowhere else in the entire world.

Please remember that night hiking activities on Teide are not possible on this excursion. If you would like to do a hike, choose one of our day excursions that include hiking routes.

So, can you ascend Teide at night?

Well, that depends on what you mean by ascending Teide at night. Yes, you can ascend Teide and go stargazing from the cable car base station, an experience that is included in the “Teide at night” excursion. However, please bear in mind that this night tour to Mount Teide does not use the cable car to ascend Teide and reach the trails at the top station.

What if you want to see the stars from Mount Teide by night, and also ascend to 3,555 m at sunset? Then our exclusive Sunset & Stars night excursion is just what you’re looking for!

Sunset & Stars gives you the chance to ascend Teide by cable car, outside of its normal opening times. You will travel in a small group to watch an unforgettable sunset and see the giant, 3,718-m-high volcano cast its pyramid-shaped shadow across the sea. You’ll enjoy visiting La Rambleta, at an altitude of 3,555 m, and watch a spectacular sunset from the trail to Pico Viejo Viewpoint, a spot with breathtaking views. And that’s not all—after this exceptional experience, you will then go stargazing from the base station. What’s more, the excursion includes a picnic-style dinner of Canary Islands food.

If you would like to find out about more excursions to Mount Teide by night and view the prices for these experiences, please check all our stargazing excursions.

A Mount Teide Night Tour with sunset and astronomical observation to visit Mount Teide by night

Before you begin your “Teide at night” stargazing experience, you will have toured a good part of the National Park and, from some impressive viewing point you will have seen a sunset that will remain in your memory for many years to come. In the dying light, the volcanic landscape takes on colours and hues of the utmost beauty. The spectacular, oval Las Cañadas caldera (one of the biggest volcanic calderas in the world with a perimeter of 45 km) spreads out before your eyes. In its centre stands Mount Teide volcano, an immense stratovolcano, rising to 3,718 m. Everywhere you look, you will see all kinds of lava deposits clothing large areas of the caldera, the product of eruptions stretching back over thousands of years.

During your tour, you will see rounded volcanic cones covered in pumice stone, others covered in charcoal and ash, some turned black or a reddish colour by oxidisation, tongues of lava that hang from the sides of the volcanoes, and huge blocks of stone (in which you can see traces of gleaming obsidian) strewn haphazardly around.

To tour Las Cañadas del Teide at night, before your exploration of the planets and galaxies, is to take a geological journey back over 180,000 years in one of Earth’s most remarkable volcanic landscapes. And if there happens to be a full moon, you will discover the most amazing lunar landscape. It’s a “Teide at night” experience that has it all!

You’ll be pleased to know that this excursion to Teide at night also includes a stop for dinner. You can choose whether to bring your own snacks, or to book the Mount Teide Night Tour with a picnic included.

Is there any better way to visit Mount Teide by night than on this night excursion to Teide that includes ascending Teide at night to the cable car base station at Las Cañadas del Teide, at an altitude of 2,356 m? And once there, seeing the stars in one of the best skies in the world for astronomy?
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Los Cristianos, Playa de las Américas, Costa Adeje: every day
Los Gigantes, Puerto Santiago, Callao Salvaje, Playa Paraíso: Mondays
El Médano, Golf del Sur, Costa del Silencio: not offered
Free changes and cancellations
Request a refund or change the date at no extra cost up to 24 hours before. You have 1 year to enjoy your booking.
Availability subject to change
The activity may be suspended for meteorological or organisational reasons.
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Free changes and cancellations
Request a refund or change the date at no extra cost up to 24 hours before. You have 1 year to enjoy your booking.
Availability subject to change
The activity may be suspended for meteorological or organisational reasons.

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