Volcano Teide Sunset & Stars

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Duration approx.
08:00 Hrs Approx.

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Low
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Sunset & Stars

Languages
EN · ES · DE

Duration approx.
08:00 Hrs Approx.

Difficulty
Low

Here’s to the most comprehensive and exclusive night-time Teide excursion! Marvel at the sight of the pyramid-shaped shadow of Mount Teide projected on to the sea, and the spectacular sunset from the Pico Viejo Viewpoint trail, with remarkable views of southern Tenerife and some of the neighbouring islands on the horizon. Enjoy a mouthwatering dinner, and then the star-studded sky in the company of a Starlight guide and using long-range telescopes.

Highlights...

  • Guided tour to Mount Teide by night, available with 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 trail to 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...

  • Transfer
  • Ticket for the Cable Car at sunset for a maximum of 90 people divided into different language groups
  • Spanish, English or German-speaking guide
  • Dinner (picnic-style)
  • 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, English or German
  • Access for visitors with physical disabilities or motor impairments

Information

  • Children under 8 are not allowed to participate in this Teide Sunset Tour.
  • 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.
  • Pets are not allowed.
  • Anyone wearing open footwear (sandals), shorts or short sleeves will not be allowed to join the excursion. It is essential to be suitably attired, as the activity will be undertaken in low temperatures. For further information, please see the section entitled “Prepare for your visit”.
  • 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.
  • Anyone wearing open footwear (sandals), shorts or short sleeves will not be allowed to join the excursion. It is essential to be suitably attired, as the activity will be undertaken in low temperatures. For further information, please see the section entitled “Prepare for your visit”.

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

To make the most of the Sunset and Stars - Mount Teide by Night Tour, 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 Teide Stars Tour

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

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 50% of the amount. If the cancellation takes place with less than 24 hours’ notice, 100% of the amount will be charged. Up to 3 changes are permitted.

In the event that weather conditions impede the operation of the cable car for the ‘Sunset & Stars’ activity, the sunset shall be enjoyed either from the Chío viewpoint or from Los Roques de García, and non-resident customers shall be refunded €60 per adult and €30 per child, while €42 per adult and €21 per child shall be reimbursed to resident customers. 

If weather conditions prevent the astronomical observation from taking place, €35 for non-resident adults and €30 for non-resident children, or €24.50 for resident adults and €21 for resident children shall be reimbursed.

Parking

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

Café/Restaurant

Only open for dinner. 

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.

We offer a picnic dinner (Teide-dinner and Vegetarian Teide-dinner). Upon completion of the purchase process, please indicate in the comment box on the form, which Teide-dinner would you prefer us to include in your reservation.

Teide-dinner (picnic-style): 

Includes:

  • Strawberry gazpacho shot
  • Sweet potato and salmon salad
  • Traditional corn broth
  • Brioche filled with roast pork, Flor cheese and lime and ginger mayonnaise
  • Chocolate cake
  • Water, beer and coffee & tea service
Teide-dinner during the Sunset & Stars excursion

Vegetarian Teide-dinner (picnic-style): 

Includes:

  • Strawberry gazpacho shot
  • Waldorf salad (walnuts, celery, green apple and blue cheese)
  • Traditional corn broth
  • Brioche filled with vegetable medley and quail eggs
  • Chocolate cake
  • Water, beer and coffee & tea service

Vegetarian Teide-dinner during the Sunset & Stars excursion

The pick-up time will vary between 2.15pm and 4.30pm as it depends on the sunset time. When making your reservation you will be given the pick-up place and time for the selected day.

 

Book

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, German or English-speaking guide
  • Stargazing with long-range telescopes and Starlight guides
  • Picnic dinner
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...
  • 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, German or English-speaking guide
  • Stargazing with long-range telescopes and Starlight guides
  • Picnic dinner
What's not included...
  • A drink to toast with
  • Visit of the Teide Observatory
  • Guide in other language than Spanish, German or English
  • Access for visitors with physical disabilities or motor impairments

Where to find us

When making your reservation, please indicate which hotel you are staying at and we will send you an e-mail with the pick-up point and time.

Frequently asked questions

The sunset with cable car lasts between 1 1/2 and 2 hours, and the astronomic observation to see the stars above Mount Teide lasts about 60 minutes. Between the sunset and astronomic observation, youll also have time to enjoy either a buffet dinner or a premium dinner (depending on availability) included with your booking.

You will conduct the astronomical observation included in this excursion which offers you a sunset view followed by a stargazing experience in a lay-by area next to the cable car facilities.

The telescopes that we use for astronomical observation are: Celestron CPC 9.25" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and Dobson Sky Watcher, 30 cm with Newtonian reflector.

Yes. We’ll pick you up/drop you off at the same point when you come and enjoy this excursion to see the sunset and stars of Mount Teide.

For this guided Mount Teide Night Tour which offers a sunset view followed by a stargazing experience, 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 50% of the amount. 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).

 

There are usually no more places available on the day of the activity. We recommend booking the excursion to watch the sunset and the stars on Mount Teide directly through the website at least one day in advance.

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

This excursion to see the sunset and stars on Mount Teide includes your transfer and an ascent and descent ticket for the cable car; it’s therefore not possible to start the excursion from the top station.

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 it finishes too late to allow you to reach the refuge before it closes.


You can book this tour to watch the sunset and the stars on 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 to watch the sunset and the stars on Mount Teide.

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

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

2024/03/31

It was a wonderful experience with a very good guide, witty and easy to listen to.

2023/11/06

Professional and dynamic bus driver, enthusiastic tour guide very familiar with volcanos in general, the Teide itself, geology and astronomy, unique cable car experience above the clouds, excellent photo and view points on the top, an informative short hike up on the volcano, breathtaking sunset with mesmerising colours, a picnic dinner and the stargazing at one of the world's best observation points with world-class telescopes and exciting commentary by the tour guide. It was worth every single cent it cost, and I highly recommend it.

2024/02/22

Not enough info and the dinner was very basic

2024/01/28

Fantastic experience - a highly recommended adventure on Tenerife!

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 on Teide under one of the top-quality starry skies in the world.

Enjoy our guided Mount Teide by night excursion 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. On this Sunset and Stars Teide Tour with astronomical observation you will 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 Sunset Tour 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, you will discover all of the volcanic wonders that surround the 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. Because sunset is when you can best read the open book of the geological history of this volcanic island, formed by very many volcanic episodes over time. That explains why Mount Teide is a stratovolcano, which was built up by various eruptions over hundreds of thousands of years.

The evening light brings out the shapes, textures and colours of the black rivers of lava that flowed down from the crater, so that you can better appreciate the accretionary lava balls and the high-walled lava channels. The trail begins on La Corbata, a whitish rock formation, and continues westwards with the amphitheatre of the Las Cañadas cirque a constant backdrop to this astounding landscape. At the end lies the remarkable crater of Pico Viejo, another immense volcano that crowns the Abeque ridge, a barren ‘malpaís’ strewn with recent lava fields and volcanic cones, many of them historic; the most notable of these is the Chinyero volcano, the site of Tenerife’s most recent eruption in 1909. In the distance rises the Teno massif, which is much older than either Las Cañadas or Mount Teide, and out on the ocean, the islands of La Palma and La Gomera can be seen, with El Hierro further back on the horizon.

After the sunset and just before starting your Mount Teide stargazing experience, you will have time to enjoy a dinner of your choice.

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 Teide Sunset 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 Stargazing Tour: 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 Mount Teide 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 Mount Teide Stargazing Tour guides where they are located and why they have these names.

Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays
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Puerto de la Cruz: every day
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.
Availability subject to change
The activity may be suspended for meteorological or organisational reasons.
Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays
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Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays
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Tuesdays and Fridays
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Los Cristianos, Playa de las Américas, Costa Adeje: every day
Los Gigantes, Puerto Santiago, Callao Salvaje, Playa Paraíso: not offered
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 48 hours before. You have 1 year to enjoy your booking.
Availability subject to change
The activity may be suspended for meteorological or organisational reasons.

It is not possible to add more private charter bookings.

It is not possible to add more people to the booking. Please select a different session with more availability.

It is not possible to add more people to the booking. Please select a different date.

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