Sunset and stars on Teide
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 stargazing tour 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 Spain.
On the Sunset and Stars tour, you will have exclusive use of the Teide 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!
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. Moreover you will behold the shadow of Teide!
We in Tenerife are fortunate to have 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!
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.
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.
Michelin-star dinner to savour traditional Canarian cuisine
After all the emotions experienced during the sunset with the Cable Car 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, 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.
Enjoy stargazing from Mount Teide on the most exclusive tour 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 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 astronomic observation included in this exclusive trip in Tenerife, 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.
Closer to the stars with the Sunset and Stars on Teide professional telescopes
The astronomic observation included in this complete excursion to Teide 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 astronomic observation, 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, 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.
Astronomic 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 excursion 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 experience
The Volcano Teide Experience team, formed by members of our customer service and reservations department, multilingual Canary Islands official guides, Starlight guides and employees who serve the dinner, 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 Teide Cable Car will operate privately for this excursion
- Enjoy the spectacle that is the Teide’s shadow from the viewpoint terraces of the Teide 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
- Exclusive use of the Cable Car at sunset for a maximum of 90 people divided into different language groups
- A guide
- Cocktail dinner
- Stargazing with long range telescopes and Starlight guides
In case of discount tickets for children or local residents, a supporting document is required to prove entitlement to discount.
Changes and cancellations:
- 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.
- If the Cable Car cannot operate due to adverse weather conditions or for technical reasons, the sunset shall be enjoyed from the Teide Observatory and we will give you a refund of the price of the cable car return ticket at the following rates: €27.00 if you are not a resident of the Canary Islands, or €13.50 if you are a resident.
- Check our Terms and conditions for information on other reasons for cancellation.
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:
APRIL 2017 (at the Teide Observatory)
7.15pm: from 1st to 13th.
7.30pm: from 14th to 30th.
MAY 2017 <em(at the Teide Observatory)
7.30pm: from 1st to 7th.
7.45pm: from 8th to 31st.
7.45pm: from 1st to 4th (at the Teide Observatory).
WEDNESDAY from 5th to 29th (at the Teide Observatory on Wednesday 7th).
FRIDAY from 9th to 30th.
7.30pm: from 3rd to 25th.
7.15pm: from 26th to 31st.
7.15pm: from 1st to 15th.
7.00pm: from 16th to 29th.
6.45pm: from 30th to 31st.
6.15pm: Friday 29th.
6.30pm: Fridays 15th and 22nd.
6.45pm: Fridays 1st and
8th, Wednesday 27th.
7.00pm: Wednesdays 13th and 20th.
7.15pm: Mondays 4th and 11th, Wednesday 6th.
6.00pm: Fridays 13th and 20th.
6.15pm: Friday 6th, Wednesday 25th.
6.30pm: Wednesdays 11th and 18th.
6.45pm: Wednesday 4th and Friday 27th.
5.15pm: from 1st to 12th.
5.00pm: from 13th to 30th.
5.00pm: from 1st to 21st.
5.15pm: from 22nd to 31st.
The Teide Cable Car base station has a free car park with 220 parking spaces.
The base station’s facilities include an information centre and a shop.
There are public toilets at the Teide Cable Car’s base station.
Prepare for your visit:
To make the most of the Sunset and Stars on Teide 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.
- Children under 8 cannot participate in this activity.
- Since this activity includes a cable car ride, people with heart problems and pregnant women cannot participate in it due to the risk that high altitude poses to their health.
- People with health problems should consult with their doctors before undertaking this trip.
- The facilities at Teide Cable Car are not adapted to those with physical disabilities.
This complete activity to enjoy the sunset and stargaze on Mt. Teide includes a 40-minute walk both ways of medium-low difficulty, therefore you must be in good physical shape.
Please bear in mind that in the winter months it is more likely that the cable car is not operational due to meteorological conditions. If the cable car does not operate on the day of your Sunset and Stars on Teide tour, you will behold the sunset from one of the National Park's viewpoint terraces.
In the event that the trail from La Rambleta to the viewpoint of Pico Viejo is closed due to snowfall, we will skip the walk up to the viewpoint but you will still be able to enjoy the beautiful sunset from La Rambleta.
If the weather conditions prevent or hinder proper visibility of the sky during on the day of your Sunset and Stars tour, 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 A COPY OF THE BOOKING CONFIRMATION.
Street: Carretera TF-I, 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
A star menu to savour Canarian cuisine
Freshly prepared snacks: caramel-coated “millo” (creamed corn) in gofio, caramelized almonds in red mojo sauce, puffed pumpkin seeds.
Cheese board of Canary goat cheeses with breads of different textures.
Ball of gofio (dough made from toasted grain flour) with banana, nuts, dried fruit and honey.
Basket of crunchy Gomeran almogrote.
Avocado, courgette and Guayonje onions tortilla (Spanish omelette).
Roasted leg burrito with an emulsion of Palmeran peppers and crispy vegetables.
Coloured potatoes with red “Palmeran” and green “coriander” mojo sauces.
Coriander-scented shot of watercress cream.
Pasties stuffed with “ropa vieja” stewed beef.
Cocktail potatoes, corncobs and ribs.
Sweet Canary black pudding ferrero with almond crust.
Black Iberian pork skewer.
Gomeran pudding of rum-soaked bread and raisins.
Chocolate Teide Rocks.
White wine: Altos de Tr3vejos Bambú white (D.O. Abona)
Red wine: Altos de Tr3vejos Bambú red (D.O. Abona)
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? Call us at +34 922 010 444 once you have made your reservation and tell us your requests, so you can fully enjoy the cocktail dinner.