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Sunset & Stars

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EN · ES · DE

Duration approx.
08:00 Hrs Approx.

Difficulty
Low
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Behold the Teide National Park and its colours at sunset on the Sunset & Stars Tour, our guided Teide night tour 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 Teide night tour which offers you a sunset view followed by a stargazing experience in Tenerife

You don’t need a car to visit Mt Teide by night. This Sunset & Stars 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.

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 Teide night 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.

After the sunset and just before starting your Mount Teide stargazing experience, you will have some free time to eat if you haven’t booked our dinner. You can use the services of the Cable Car base station’s café. 

Michelin-star dinner to savour traditional Canarian cuisine

Available only on Fridays between 1st May and 31st October. After all the emotions experienced during the sunset with the Cable Car on the Sunset & Stars on 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 Sunset and Stars Tour on Teide?

Look up to the sky and enjoy the Tenerife 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, the Sunset & Stars 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 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.

Teide by night excursion with transport

Thanks to our professional state-of-the-art telescopes, which you will have at your disposal during the astronomical observation on this Teide night tour—Sunset & Stars 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 Teide by night excursion, the Sunset & Stars 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.

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 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
  • Treat your taste buds to a cocktail dinner designed by two-Michelin-star chef Erlantz Gorostiza (available only on Fridays between 1st May and 31st October)
  • 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, English or German-speaking guide
  • Cocktail dinner (optional - only on Fridays between 1st May and 31st October)
  • Mount Teide stargazing using long-range telescopes in the company of Starlight guides
  • Cable Car at Sunset only, without transportation or astronomical observation (optional)
  • Café bar service (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

  • 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
  • Café bar service (optional)

What's not included

  • Transportation
  • 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
  • Cocktail dinner

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
  • Café bar service (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
  • Cocktail dinner

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
  • Café bar service (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
  • Cocktail dinner

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

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

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

  • 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

What's included

  • Transportation from the northern 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

  • 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

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

  • Transportation
  • Astronomical observation
  • Guide in other language than English, German or Spanish

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Sunset & Stars with transport schedule

Transport service is available from 2.15pm to 3.30pm 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 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
Barrier 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)

Sunset & Stars without transport schedule

The start time of the 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 2019

5.15pm from 1st to 12th

5.30pm from 13th to 31st

FEBRUARY 2019

5.45pm from 1st to 28th

MARCH 2019

5.45pm from 1st to 15th

6.00pm from 17th to 30th

7.00pm on 31st

APRIL 2019

7.00pm from 1st to 12th

7.15pm from 13th to 30th

MAY 2019

7.30pm from 1st to 31st

JUNE 2019

7.45pm from 1st to 30th

JULY 2019

7.45pm from 1st to 31st

AUGUST 2019

7.45pm from 1st to 4th

7.30pm from 5th to 18th

7.15pm from 19th to 31st

SEPTEMBER 2019

7.00pm from 1st to 8th

6.45pm from 9th to 30th

OCTOBER 2019

6.30pm from 1st to 13th

6.15pm from 14th to 26th

5.00pm from 27th to 31st

NOVEMBER 2019

5.00pm from 1st to 30th

DECEMBER 2019

5.00pm from 1st to 31st

To make the most of this Teide night tour 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 Teide night tour.
  • Since this 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 this Teide night tour.
  • 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.
  • 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 Teide night tour, 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 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 NECESSARY TO PRODUCE THE BOOKING CONFIRMATION

Sunset & Stars changes and cancellations

In the event that weather conditions impede the operation of the cable car for the activity Sunset & Stars, 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 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.

Reservations may be cancelled or the date may be changed free of charge until 3pm on the day prior to the activity. Same day or later changes/cancellations incur a charge of €15 per person for bookings without dinner and €35 per person for bookings including dinner. 

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.

Cable Car at Sunset changes and cancellations

In the event that weather conditions impede the operation of the cable car for the ‘Cable Car at Sunset’ activity, the full amount paid for the activity shall be reimbursed. 

Reservations may be cancelled or the date may be changed free of charge until 3pm on the day prior to the activity. Same day or later changes/cancellations incur a charge of €6 per person. 

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.

Check our Terms and conditions for information on other reasons for cancelling this Teide by night excursion.

Parking

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

Cafeteria

Yes, at the Cable Car base station, where you can buy sandwiches as well as hot and cold drinks, among others.

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 tickets which include a discount 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 caramelised Guayonje onions
  • Papas arrugadas (Canarian wrinkled 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

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.

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 & 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 & 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.

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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