Volcano Teide Sunset & Stars

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08:00 Hrs Approx.

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Sunset & Stars

Languages
EN · ES · FR

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 on Teide 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 with en-route stops 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 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...

  • Transfer
  • Ticket for the Cable Car at sunset for a maximum of 90 people divided into different language groups
  • Spanish, English or French-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, English or French
  • Access for visitors with physical disabilities or motor impairments

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

+ Information

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.

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

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 date 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 the price of the cable car return ticket shall be reimbursed at the following rates: Adults €37.00 (non-resident) or €14.00 (resident); Children €18.50 (non-resident) or €9.75 (resident). 

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

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, you’ll also have time to enjoy the picnic included with your booking (if you chose the picnic option) or your own snacks if you booked without the picnic.

The times given here don’t include the time it takes to pick up and return clients to the different collection points for the excursion, so the total duration of the Sunset & Stars excursion is approximately 8 hours.

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.

Reviews

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

2021/09/10

The walk was amazing up to the sunset, and really cold!!! At the beach 30 degrees, at the summit 3! So please put on warm clothes (we had some on shorts that froze over) The stars and milkyway are soooo cool! And the telescopes offer unique views so that was also really cool. Perfect way to end my birthday!

2021/06/14

Great view and sunset. It was worth freezing a bit :)

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The activity may be suspended for meteorological or organisational reasons.
Puerto de la Cruz: every day
La Laguna, Santa Cruz: Fridays
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 and Fridays
Tuesdays and Fridays
Fridays
Los Cristianos, Playa de las Américas, Costa Adeje: every day
Los Gigantes, Puerto Santiago, Callao Salvaje, Playa Paraíso: Fridays
El Médano, Golf del Sur, Costa del Silencio: Tuesdays
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.

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