Volcano Teide Sunset and stars on Teide excursion

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Experience the excitement of watching the sunset from the highest peak in Spain with the Sunset and Stars on Teide tour; taste a delicious cocktail dinner designed by Erlantz Gorostiza, a renowned chef awarded two Michelin stars, and observe the stars in one of the best places on the planet to stargaze.

Come and enjoy Tenerife’s most exclusive tour to enjoy Mt. Teide by night to the fullest.

The Teide Cable Car is all yours at sunset 

Come and ascend up to 3,555 m above sea level to fly over craters and lava flows and enjoy the highest sunset in Spainwith the Sunset and stars on Teide tour.

On the Sunset and Stars on Teide tour, you will have exclusive use of the cable car and the privilege of beholding the spectacular sunset from an altitude of 3 718 m.

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!

Teide Cable Car sunset over the volcano

In the shadow of the volcano with Sunset and Stars on Teide

On the Sunset and Stars on Teide tour, not only will you ride your own private cable car. You will also behold Teide’s shadow!

In Tenerife, you will find one of the best places to observe the formation and evolution of the shadow of a mountain. In this case, the shadow of Mt. Teide.

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 and it is included in this tour to enjoy Mount Teide by night!  

A toast with Canarian sparkling wine from the Altos de Trevejos winery

You will always remember the sunset from Pico Viejo in Tenerife

The Sunset and Stars on Teide activity includes a guided tour along the spectacular trail to the Pico Viejo viewpoint.

This trail is a wonder 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.

That historical eruption formed the “Teide’s Nostrils” or “Las Narices del Teide”, the craters located on the western slopes of Pico Viejo which spewed out lava in 1798.

On the Sunset and Stars on Teide tour, 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, which are unforgettable to visitors. In fact, you will always remember this fantastic night tour to Mount Teide.

If the weather permits, you will experience a unique view over the neighbouring islands of La Gomera, El Hierro and La Palma, with the impressive Pico Viejo crater at your feet, which is 800 m in diameter and at one time, hosted an impressive lava lake.

Tenerife sunset from the Pico Viejo viewpoint

Michelin-star dinner to savour traditional Canarian cuisine

After all the emotions experienced during the sunset with the Cable Car on the Sunset and Stars to Teide tour and before you immerse yourself in the fascinating world of the Universe, let us treat you to a cocktail dinner full of traditional savours of the Canary Islands, served at the Teide Cable Car base station, designed by Erlantz Gorostiza, two-Michelin-starred chef of M.B restaurant, made with products typical to the island of Tenerife and accompanied by excellent local wines.

What more can you ask for of a night tour to Mount Teide?

Enjoy stargazing on the most exclusive night tour to Mount Teide in Tenerife

After dinner, when you think it’s not possible to feel more excited, the spectacle of the shadow of Teide will astound you.

On the Sunset and Stars on Teide tour, you will make an instructive astronomical observation with the naked eye and using professional telescopes in the company of Starlight guides, in one of the best places on the planet, and the best place in Tenerife, to stargaze.

Because, along with Chile and Hawaii, the Canary Islands are one of the three best spots on Earth to observe the sky, and from Mount Teide it is possible to see 83 of the 88 existing constellations.

On the Sunset and Stars on Teide tour, our Starlight guides will unravel for you the mysteries of the starry sky of Europe’s most visited national park.

During the astronomical observation included in this exclusive night tour to Mount Teide, you will learn how to guide yourself thanks to the sky. 

You will also discover the elements of Greek mythology that hides behind the constellations and the relationship between them.

Stargazing with Starlight guides

Closer to the stars with the Sunset and Stars on Teide professional telescopes

The astronomic observation included in this complete excursion to Teide by night will be held in a separated area, close to the Teide Cable Car base station.

Thanks to our professional state-of-the-art telescopes, which you will have at your disposal during the astronomical observation on the Sunset and stars on Teide tour, 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.

In addition, during this starry part of the most exclusive night tour to Mount Teide in Tenerife, our guides will provide you with interesting information about the objects you observe through the telescopes.

We are 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 make a reservation to enjoy the most exclusive night tour in Tenerife and stargaze on 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 on the night of your Sunset and Stars on Teide tour where they are located and why they have these names.

A great team of professionals for an unforgettable Sunset and Stars on Teide tour experience

The Volcano Teide Experience team, formed by members of our customer service and reservations department, multilingual Canary Islands official guides, Starlight guides and dinner service personnel will accompany you throughout the activity Sunset and Stars on Teide so that you can enjoy each and every detail of the most exclusive experience if the Canary Islands that we have carefully selected for you. 

The team of Volcano Teide and Mag Catering accompany you throughout this experience

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Highlights...

  • The Teide Cable Car will operate privately for the Sunset and stars on Teide tour
  • 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
  • Treat your taste buds to a cocktail dinner designed by two-Michelin-star chef Erlantz Gorostiza
  • 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
  • Night tour to Mount Teide

What's included...

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

What's not included...

  • Visit of the Teide Observatory
  • Guide in other language than Spanish, English or German

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What's included

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

What's not included

  • Visit of the Teide Observatory
  • Guide in other language than Spanish, English or German
  • Transportation
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What's included

  • Transfer from Santa Cruz and La Laguna
  • Exclusive use of the Cable Car at sunset for a maximum of 90 people divided into different language groups
  • Spanish, English or German-speaking guide
  • Cocktail dinner
  • Stargazing with long range telescopes and Starlight guides

What's not included

  • Visit of the Teide Observatory
  • Guide in other language than Spanish, English or German
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What's included

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

What's not included

  • Visit of the Teide Observatory
  • Guide in other language than Spanish, English or German
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What's included

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

What's not included

  • Visit of the Teide Observatory
  • Guide in other language than Spanish, English or German
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+ Information

The start time of the activity Sunset and Stars on Teide is adjusted based on the sunset time, so it varies depending on the time of year.

If no pick-up is scheduled, the meeting point is at the Teide Cable Car base station:

DECEMBER 2017

5.00pm from 1st to 21st

5.15pm from 22nd to 31st

JANUARY 2018

5.15pm from 1st to 12th

5.00pm from 13th to 30th

FEBRUARY 2018

5.00pm from 1st to 21st

5.15pm from 22nd to 31st

MARCH 2018

6.00pm from 1st to 16th

6.15pm from 17th to 22nd

7.15pm from 23rd to 31st

To make the most of this exclusive night our to Mount Teide, please follow our recommendations:

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

  • Children under 8 are not allowed to participate in the Sunset and stars on Teide activity.
  • Since the Sunset and stars on Teide activity 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 Sunset and Stars on Teide tour, our guides will use audiovisual equipment to give a virtual tour of the night sky, the constellations and prominent objects.
  • The facilities at Teide Cable Car are not adapted to those with physical disabilities.

IT IS NECESSARY TO PRODUCE THE BOOKING CONFIRMATION

  • You can change the date or cancel your booking of the Sunset and Stars on Teide tour 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 Sunset and Stars on Teide tour, 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 the full price of the Cable Car ticket shall be reimbursed.
  • Check our Terms and conditions for information on other reasons for cancelling this night tour to Mount Teide.

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. 

A star menu to savour Canarian cuisine

Cold dishes:

Snacks: Cone of vegetable chips

Cheese board of Canary Island cheeses with a garnish and breads of different textures

Balls of gofio (dough made from roasted corn, millet or barley grains) with nuts, dried fruit and honey

Papita negra (Canarian black potato) with octopus salad and paprika

 

Hot dishes:

Balls of almogrote (spicy paprika-cheese cream) with caramelized Guayonje onions

Papas arrugadas (Canarian wrinkly potatoes) served with traditional sauces (mojos)

Wreckfish skewer with sweet potato and green mojo sauce

Corncobs and ribs with potato cream and coriander oil

Canarian chickpeas casserole

Carne de fiesta pork meat skewer

Samosas (fried pastry) with a filling of rabbit in salmorejo marinade

 

Desserts:

Quesillo (Canarian custard flan) with palm syrup

White and dark chocolate Teide Rocks

 

Beverages:

Canarian white wine: Valleoro dry (D.O. Valle de La Orotava)

Canarian red wine: Valleoro new (D.O. Valle de La Orotava)

Beer, soft drinks and mineral water

Are you a vegetarian or your diet has special requirements and you do not see enough choices on the menu? Once you have made your reservation, send an e-mail with your booking locator to reservas@volcanoteide.com and tell us your requests, so you can fully enjoy the cocktail dinner.

Cocktail dinner with Canarian flavours designed by Erlantz Gorostiza

Where to find us

Street: Carretera TF-21, km 43 - 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.

 

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

The Cable Car at Sunset activity lasts 1,5 to 2 hours. The cocktail dinner designed by Erlantz Gorostiza, a 2-Michelin starred chef, lasts 1 hour. During the astronomical observation you will enjoy stargazing for approx. 50 minutes.

Please bear in mind that if you choose the option Sunset and Stars on Teide with pick-up, you will have to add the duration of the journey.

No, pets are not allowed.

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

Is it not possible to combine this activity with a stay in the Altavista Refuge on the same day, since the Sunset and Stars activity finishes too late to allow you to reach the refuge before it closes at 10pm.

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

Yes. You can park your vehicle for free in the parking area of the Teide Cable Car while you enjoy the activity.

Since the activity starts at the base station, it is not possible to part from the upper station.

No changes are permitted after 4pm on the day prior to the activity day. If you wish to change your booking in advance, call us at (+34) 922 010 444 between 9am and 4pm (GMT).

 

The cocktail dinner is served in our event room at the cable car base station.

You will conduct the astronomical observation included in this activity in a lay-by area next to the cable car facilities, once dinner is over.

The following telescopes are used during the activity: A Vixen VISAC Catadioptric, 200mm F1800 on a GPD2 with Synscan. A Vixen Neo Acro Refractor, 140mm F800 on a GPD2. A Vixen VMC Catadioptric, 260mm, F3000 on a NEQ6 Pro. Each one of these will point at a different celestial body.

There are usually no more places available on the day of the activity. We recommend booking the activity directly through the website at least one day in advance.

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

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

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Humidity 12%

Updated on Wed 13 Dec 2017 01:33:00 UTC

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