Volcano Teide Sunset & Stars

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EN · ES

Duration approx.
08:00 Hrs Approx.

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Sunset & Stars

Languages
EN · ES

Duration approx.
08:00 Hrs Approx.

Difficulty
Low
COVID-19 prevention measures

Description

Behold the Teide National Park and its colours at sunset on our Sunset and Stars - Mount Teide by Night excursion which offers you the opportunity to enjoy a Mount Teide stargazing experience. Feel the excitement of watching the Teide sunset from the highest peak in Spain with the cable car at sunset and observe the Tenerife stars under one of the top-quality starry skies in the world.

Enjoy our guided Mount Teide Sunset and Stars tour which offers you a sunset view followed by a stargazing experience in Tenerife

You don’t need a car to visit Mount Teide by night. This Sunset and Stars Teide Tour with astronomical observation includes transport for small groups, 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 over the island of Gran Canaria, 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.

On this Sunset and Stars - Mount Teide by Night excursion 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!

With the assistance of our guides, during the Sunset and Stars - Mount Teide by Night Tour 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.

After the sunset and just before starting your Mount Teide stargazing experience, you will have some free time to eat. And if you don’t want to bring your own food, remember that you can book the activity with a picnic included. We also have a vegetarian option!

Look up to the sky and enjoy Mount Teide stargazing 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 Sunset and Stars - Mount Teide by Night Tour, 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 this spectacle on Mount Teide stargazing 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.

Thanks to our professional state-of-the-art telescopes, which you will have at your disposal during the astronomical observation on this Sunset and Stars - Mount Teide by Night 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. You can be sure that the professional astronomical instrumentation, along with the quality and transparency of the sky over Mt Teide, will give you a unique Mount Teide stargazing experience.

Mount Teide by night excursion: astronomical observation on a full moon night  

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 Sunset and Stars - Mount Teide by Night Tour 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.

Highlights...

  • Guided night tour to Teide, available with or without transport
  • Enjoy the spectacle that is the Teide’s shadow from the viewpoint terraces of the Cable Car
  • Marvel at the superb Teide 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...

  • Transportation for small groups (optional)
  • Ticket for the Cable Car at sunset for a maximum of 90 people divided into different language groups
  • Spanish or English-speaking guide
  • Picnic (optional)
  • Mount Teide stargazing using long-range telescopes in the company of Starlight guides

What's not included...

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

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What's included...
  • Transfer for small groups from the north
  • Ticket for the Cable Car at sunset for a maximum of 90 people divided into different language groups
  • Spanish or English-speaking guide
  • A picnic
  • Stargazing with long range telescopes and Starlight guides
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 or motor impairments
What's included...
  • Transfer for small groups from the south
  • Ticket for the Cable Car at sunset for a maximum of 90 people divided into different language groups
  • Spanish or English-speaking guide
  • A picnic
  • Stargazing with long range telescopes and Starlight guides
What's not included...
  • A drink to toast with
  • Visit of the Teide Observatory
  • Guide in other language than Spanish or English
  • Access for visitors with physical disabilities or motor impairments
What's included...
  • Ticket for the Cable Car at sunset for a maximum of 90 people divided into different language groups
  • Spanish or English-speaking guide
  • A picnic
  • Stargazing with long range telescopes and Starlight guides
What's not included...
  • Transportation
  • A drink to toast with
  • Visit of the Teide Observatory
  • Guide in other language than Spanish or English
  • Access for visitors with physical disabilities or motor impairments
What's included...
  • Transfer for small groups from the north
  • Ticket for the Cable Car at sunset for a maximum of 90 people divided into different language groups
  • Spanish or English-speaking guide
  • Stargazing with long range telescopes and Starlight guides
What's not included...
  • A drink to toast with
  • A picnic
  • Visit of the Teide Observatory
  • Guide in other language than Spanish, English or German
  • Access for visitors with physical disabilities or motor impairments
What's included...
  • Transfer for small groups from the south
  • Ticket for the Cable Car at sunset for a maximum of 90 people divided into different language groups
  • Spanish or English-speaking guide
  • Stargazing with long range telescopes and Starlight guides
What's not included...
  • A drink to toast with
  • A picnic
  • Visit of the Teide Observatory
  • Guide in other language than Spanish or English
  • Access for visitors with physical disabilities or motor impairments
What's included...
  • Ticket for the Cable Car at sunset for a maximum of 90 people divided into different language groups
  • Spanish or English-speaking guide
  • Stargazing with long range telescopes and Starlight guides
What's not included...
  • Transportation
  • A picnic
  • A drink to toast with
  • Visit of the Teide Observatory
  • Guide in other language than Spanish or English
  • Access for visitors with physical disabilities or motor impairments

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Sunset and Stars - Mount Teide by Night with transport: schedule

Transport service is available from 2.15pm to 4.30pm and 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, 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.

Sunset and Stars - Mount Teide by Night without transport: schedule

The start time of the Sunset and Stars - Mount Teide by Night activity without transportation 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 2020

5.15pm from 1st to 12th

5.30pm from 13th to 31st

FEBRUARY 2020

5.15pm from 1st to 19th

MARCH 2020

5.45pm from 1st to 15th

6.00pm from 17th to 28th

7.00pm from 29th to 31st

APRIL 2020

7.00pm from 1st to 12th

7.15pm from 13th to 30th

MAY 2020

7.30pm from 1st to 31st

JUNE 2020

7.45pm from 1st to 30th

JULY 2020

7.45pm from 1st to 31st

AUGUST 2020

7.45pm from 1st to 4th

7.30pm from 5th to 18th

7.15pm from 19th to 31st

SEPTEMBER 2020

7.00pm from 1st to 8th

6.45pm from 9th to 30th

OCTOBER 2020

6.30pm from 1st to 13th

6.15pm from 14th to 24th

5.00pm from 25th to 31st

NOVEMBER 2020

4.45pm from 1st to 30th

DECEMBER 2020

4.45pm from 1st to 31st

To make the most of this night tour 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. 

How to dress for the Mount Teide by Night Tour

  • Children under 8 are not allowed to participate in this Mount Teide by night excursion.
  • Since the Sunset and Stars - Mount Teide by Night 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 the Sunset and Stars - Mount Teide by Night Tour.
  • In accordance with current regulations, persons with any physical disability or motor impairment are not permitted to make the ascent by cable car, because of the potential risks if the vehicle has to be evacuated. 
  • It is essential to bear in mind that in the event of the failure of the cable car system due to unexpected technical reasons, passengers already at the upper station will have to make their descent on foot and using steep mountain paths.
  • This complete Sunset and Stars - Mount Teide by Night Tour 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 Mount Teide by night excursion, you can skip the walk to Pico Viejo and still enjoy the beautiful Teide sunset from La Rambleta.
  • If the weather conditions prevent or hinder proper visibility of the sky on the day of your Mount Teide by night excursion, our guides will use audiovisual equipment to give a virtual tour of the night sky, the constellations and prominent objects.

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

Sunset and Stars - Mount Teide by Night Tour: changes and cancellations

Date changes or cancellations can be made free of charge up to 48 hours prior to the activity. After this period, the cancellation carries a charge of €15 per person. If the cancellation takes place with less than 24 hours’ notice, 100% of the amount will be charged.

In the event that weather conditions impede the operation of the cable car for the activity Sunset and Stars - Mount Teide by Night Tour, the sunset shall be enjoyed either from the Chío viewpoint or from Los Roques de García, and the price of the cable car return ticket shall be reimbursed to non-residents at the following rates: Adults €27.00; Children €13.50. 

In the case of hiring the Sunset and Stars - Mount Teide by Night activity without transportation, if the cable car is not operational on the day of the visit, the Customer will need to get to the alternative location by their own means.

Date changes are valid for 1 year provided that the vouchers have not been redeemed. Any change of date or cancellation must be made within a period of no more than 30 days from the date of the initial booking. Up to 3 date changes are permitted.

Parking

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

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 or local residents, 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

Where to find us

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

Street: TF-21 motorway, 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 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

Map

Frequently asked questions

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

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

The activity Sunset with Cable Car lasts between an hour and a half and 2 hours. If the activity booked includes typical Canarian dinner, the approximate duration of the dinner is an hour and a quarter. During the subsequent astronomical observation you will behold the stars for about 60 minutes.

Please bear in mind that if you select Sunset & Stars on Teide with pick-ups, you must add to these times the duration of the transfers.

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 & 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.

For the Sunset & Stars activity, date changes or cancellations can be made free of charge up to 48 hours prior to the activity. After this period, the cancellation carries a charge of €45 per person for the activity with dinner and €15 per person for the activity without dinner. If the cancellation takes place with less than 24 hours’ notice, 100% of the amount will be charged.

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

 

The dinner is served at the Teleférico del Teide Restaurant, 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.

  • 3 cpc 9.25 Celestron (Cassy, Smithy and Cely)
  • 1 Dobson Sky Watcher, 30 cm, Newtonian reflector.

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.

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.).

Reviews

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2020/02/26

Stunning view from top of Teide. Well worth a visit. The english/german guide was a bit rufe and too wordy and telling negative stories about previous visitors. The watching stars session was fascinating but way too cold since no warm jackets or blankets provided by the organisers, wich the adverts said they would.

2020/02/19

Great.

2020/03/18

We enjoyed our trip. The sunset and viewing point were good. We knew it was just after a full moon so were not expecting great star views. The planetarium option was well done and interesting. The guides were knowledgeable and interesting. We came prepared with warm clothes and walking boots.

2020/02/11

Great learning experience

2020/03/17

Very good service

2020/03/13

Wonderful Just wonderful.

Free changes and cancellations

Request a refund or change the date at no extra cost up to 48 hours before. You have 1 year to enjoy your booking.

Solicita la devolución o cambia la fecha sin coste hasta 24 h antes. Tienes 1 año para disfrutar de tu reserva.

Availability subject to change

The activity may be suspended for meteorological or organisational reasons.

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Visit the world's largest solar observatory during the evening, undertake an astronomical observation at the Teleférico base station at an altitiude of 2,356 m, with high-powered telescopes.

An activity restricted to small groups: avoid the overcrowding found on the routine excursions.

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