Volcano Teide Summer solstice at the Observatory

Languages
EN · ES

Duration approx.
06/21/18

Difficulty
Low
From
 €50.00
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Description

Go up Mount Teide this summer solstice and enjoy the sunset on the longest day of the year learning absolutely everything there is to know about the King of the sky from one of the best places in Tenerife to enjoy the Sun: the Teide Observatory—the largest solar observatory in the world.

Summer solstice on Mount Teide: the best way of welcoming good weather

Treat yourself and go up Mount Teide to enjoy the sunset on the longest day of the year with this experience designed to welcome good weather, outdoor activities, holidays and free time to enjoy nature from sunup till sundown.

Visit the Teide Observatory and learn more about the star that illuminates and warms up our days. Would you like to also see the Sun up close? Granted: observe it through a telescope and be amazed by the sunspots and solar flares.

Learn more about the star around which our planet revolves

If the Earth revolves around the Sun, what better time than the summer solstice to learn more about the only celestial body that shines by its own light?

Ascend Mount Teide on 21st June. You will have the opportunity to learn more about our King of the sky and the summer solstice during a very interesting spoken workshop led by our astronomical guides. You will also be able to enjoy the magical sunset on Mount Teide from the largest solar observatory in the world.

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Highlights...

  • The sunset on the longest day of the year from the largest solar observatory in the world
  • The best day of the year to learn absolutely everything there is to know about the King of the sky

What's included...

  • A guided tour of the Teide Observatory (30 minutes)
  • A spoken workshop and observation of the Sun using a telescope, in Spanish or English
  • Transport from the north or the south of the island (optional)

What's not included...

  • Food
  • Guide in other language than Spanish or English

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What's included

  • A guided tour of the Teide Observatory (30 minutes)
  • A spoken workshop and observation of the Sun using a telescope, in Spanish or English
  • Transport from the north or the south of the island

What's not included

  • Food
  • Guide in other language than Spanish or English

What's included

  • A guided tour of the Teide Observatory (30 minutes)
  • A spoken workshop and observation of the Sun using a telescope, in Spanish or English

What's not included

  • Food
  • Guide in other language than Spanish or English
  • Transfer from Santa Cruz or La Laguna

+ Information

On your own

  • We will meet at the entrance to the Teide Observatory at 7.20pm.

Using our transport service

  • We will confirm the pick-up time and location once you have made the reservation.

Prepare for your visit - summer solstice Teide

Teide Observatory

Purchase of this service to visit the Teide Observatory implies that you have read and accepted all the points described in the following section:

RECOMMENDATIONS AND WARNINGS FOR VISITORS

We appreciate your interest in visiting the Teide Observatory (OT) and we hope that you enjoy your visit.

The Teide Observatory is not responsible for the difficulties or discomfort caused by not following these recommendations.

The arranged visits will only be carried out when the weather and the operating status of the telescopes permit. Due to adverse weather conditions, especially during winter, which may affect the safety of the roads leading to the Observatory (snow, ice, falling rocks) visits may be unexpectedly cancelled.

Before visiting the Teide Observatory

Health and altitude

The Teide Observatory (TO) is located at an altitude of approximately 2,400 meters above sea level, an altitude at which oxygen diminishes. Groups will move about within the Tenerife Observatory on gravel paths. For this reason, the visit is not recommended for people with general health problems (anaemia, breathing or heart problems, etc.). If you are not sure if you should visit, consult your doctor first.

The Teide Observatory is not responsible for any health problems that can be caused by the altitude or by not following these recommendations and warnings.

The Tenerife Observatory does not have medical assistance within its facilities.

Bear in mind that the closest hospital is approximately one and a half hours away by car.

If you show symptoms of dizziness, nausea, shortness of breath, ringing in your ears, plugged ears or headache during your visit, please,immediately inform the guide in charge of the tour of the Teide Observatory.

Recommended equipment for a visit of the Teide Observatory

  • Protect yourself from the sun. It’s recommended that you use hats, sunglasses and sunscreen.
  • Due to the low levels of humidity that are common in the Tenerife Observatory, bring sufficient liquid (water or juices) to prevent dehydration.
  • Bring comfortable clothes and adequate footwear (avoid sandals and heels).
  • Bring some warm clothes in case the weather changes abruptly and to enter the interior of the telescopes. 

Transportation and punctuality (for visits of the Teide Observatory that do not include pick-up)

We ask that you be very punctual. Bear in mind that the Observatory is located at an altitude of 2,400 m and that you must travel on high mountain roads to reach it. Therefore, please make sure that you calculate well the time needed to reach the Tenerife Observatory.

YOU MUST ARRIVE AT THE TO’s GATE AT LEAST 20 MINUTES BEFORE the scheduled time of the tour of the Teide Observatory. Upon your arrival, you will be instructed by the personnel attending the visitors to the Teide Observatory where to go.

If you arrive late, the visit of the Teide Observatory will be cut short (but it will never be extended) by the same amount of time, and can even be cancelled if the delay is considerable and it causes problems for later scheduled visits.

During your visit of the Teide Observatory

What should I do when I arrive?

When you arrive at the Tenerife Observatory, centre personnel will be waiting for you at the access gate to let you know what to do with the car(s) or couch(es). Please always follow the instructions you receive.

Please do not forget to bring identification (ID card or passport) and a copy of your reservation to confirm access. If you are unable to produce identification and/or the booking confirmation, the TO/IAC does not guarantee your visit of the Teide Observatory.

Warnings during the visit of the Teide Observatory

For security reasons, proper operation and care of the environment, the Tenerife Observatory administration asks you to closely follow the following rules during your visit:

  • Since the visits of the Teide Observatory are subject to time limits and schedule constraints, the time to use the toilet is before the visit starts. Please leave the toilet as clean as you found it!
  • Please be respectful of the surroundings as the Tenerife Observatory is located in a National Park. It is prohibited to:
    • Smoke or drink
    • Throw away rubbish except where indicated
    • Leave the established paths.
  • For your own safety, please remain with your assigned group throughout your visit of the Teide Observatory and follow the instructions given by the guide at all times.
  • In case you are given suits or safety equipment in the facilities area, they should be properly used and cared for.

It is absolutely prohibited to leave the safety area or touch anything inside the buildings.

  • This activity is not recommended for people with general health problems (breathing or heart problems, injuries, reduced mobility, etc.), as groups will move about within the Observatory on irregular gravel paths.
  • Children under 8 are not allowed to participate in early evening and nighttime activities.
  • If you are not sure if you can participate in the activity, consult your doctor before planning your visit.
  • Please bear in mind that you must have a sufficient knowledge of the language in which the visit is held in order to be able to correctly follow the explanations of the guide.
  • It is absolutely necessary to produce the booking confirmation, either printed or displayed on a mobile device.
  • In the case of hiring our transport service, please bear in mind that it is subject to there being a minimum of 10 people.
  • You may cancel free of charge up to 4pm on the day prior to the activity day. Any changes or cancellations made after 4pm on the day prior to the activity day or on the same day of the activity will be charged a cancellation charge of €30.00.
  • If we have to cancel the activity due to adverse weather conditions, we will reimburse you the full amount of the activity.

Parking

Yes

Toilets

Our facilities include public toilets.

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

Where to find us

The Teide Observatory is located at an altitude of 2,390 m, in Izaña, on the island of Tenerife (Spain). The entrance is located at km 1 of the TF-514 motorway, which can be accessed from km 37 of the TF-24 motorway. It takes approximately two hours to reach the Teide Observatory from the south of the island, an hour and a half from Santa Cruz, and an hour from Puerto de la Cruz.

Its geographic coordinates are: Longitude: 16º 30´ 35" West - Latitude: 28º 18´ 00" North. UTM: 28.304474, -16.509514

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The weather

Las Cañadas del Teide
7ºC

Humidity 57%

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

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