Volcano Teide Teide Cable Car at sunset

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Duration approx.
02:00 Hrs Approx.

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Cable Car at sunset


Duration approx.
02:00 Hrs Approx.

Lunch at the Teide Cable Car restaurant


The Teide sunset with the Cable Car for your private use.

Imagine climbing the skies, 3,555m high, in an exclusive cable car, which isn’t accessible by the general public.

Imagine experiencing the impressive Tenerife sunset on the Cable Car at Sunset tour, where you can fly above craters and lava flows as the sun sets at the highest point of Spain.

Furthermore, the Teide Sunset Tour will make you feel really special and privileged.

Because the Teide Cable Car at sunset will operate exclusively for your private group. Enjoy the best Tenerife sunset!

>The creatures that live in the National Park are also unique. Of the almost 200 plant species found here, over 50 are endemic to the Canary archipelago, around thirty are endemic to Tenerife, and 13 can only be found on Tenerife’s mountain heights. They are endemic to a particular locality; in other words, if you want to see them, you’ll need to go up to Las Cañadas del Teide. Some are very rare and scarce, while the survival of others is in peril. And they have evocative names, such as red bugloss or tower-of-jewels, broom, silver thistle, St. John’s wort, or the Teide violet. And the scientific community, while it may think it knows them all, can still be surprised by the Teide National Park, as new species continue to be found—such as the recently discovered Guajara violet, a plant that can only be found on that particular mountain.

Your friends will be amazed by the photographs of Mount Teide and its views at this time of day, which you won’t stop sharing on your social networks! Watching the Teide sunset is a magical experience! 

Tenerife sunset in the shadow of the volcano with the Teide Cable Car

You feel special and privileged at the highest point in Spain when you travel by cable car to see the sunset from Mount Teide. As soon as you arrive at the cable car upper station (at La Rambleta, Mount Teide’s penultimate crater, at an altitude of 3,000 metres), you will have at your feet the Las Cañadas caldera, a massive natural amphitheatre. It is one of the largest volcanic calderas in the world, with a perimeter of 45 kilometres stretching from east to west, forming a semicircle of escarpments and slopes, and crowned by the Guajara mountain, which rises to a height of 2,715 metres.

The light from the setting sun highlights the shadows and quirky shapes of the Las Cañadas cirque, the old foothills of the huge volcano that millions of years ago crowned the peaks of Tenerife. The magical light also accentuates the shapes of the volcanic cones and the lava flows that cover the floor of the caldera. Sunset on Mount Teide will help you to better appreciate the lava channels that descend from the peak of the volcano, the blankets of pumice that clothe Montaña Blanca, and the enormous blocks of stone in the Valle de Las Piedras Arrancadas [Valley of Torn-out Stones], where the obsidian glows in the last rays of sunshine.

But Mount Teide is a thousand metres higher than the peaks of the Las Cañadas cirque, leaving the horizon clear when viewed from this gigantic volcano. As the sun sinks, Mount Teide casts its shadow, first over the Las Cañadas caldera, and then extending over the Atlantic Ocean. As if you were looking at parallel railway tracks, the shadow projects into the distance, drawing a perfect triangle of shade that stretches as far as the neighbouring island of Gran Canaria. Few places in the world can offer a natural spectacle on this scale.

This is why long after the end of the Teide Sunset Tour you will still remember 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!

An unforgettable sunset in Tenerife with the Teide Cable Car

The Teide Cable Car at sunset activity includes access to the spectacular Pico Viejo viewpoint trail.

This trail is a wonder in itself!

Because from the Pico Viejo trail, 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!

The eruption of 1798 formed the “Teide’s Nostrils” or “Las Narices del Teide”, the craters which spewed out lava during that historical eruption and which are located on the western slopes of Pico Viejo.

On the Mount Teide Sunset Tour, you will behold all of the volcanic wonders that surround this impressive Pico Viejo viewpoint trail. 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 on the horizon, with the impressive Pico Viejo crater at your feet, which is 800 m in diameter and at one time, hosted an impressive lava lake.

The Teide sunset is truly unique and unforgettable!

Complete your Teide Sunset Tour with an astronomical observation at the foot of the volcano

If you already know that you won’t want the evening to end after living this volcanic experience, and if the stars, constellations, planets and the entire Universe fascinate you, with our proposal, you will conduct observations of the night sky using long range telescopes and enjoy the explanations, provided by our Starlight guides, of the starry sky over Mount Teide, from where it is possible to see 83 of the 88 existing constellations.

There is a Sunset & Stars (Sunset and Stars on Teide) waiting for you.


  • Ascend by Cable Car to an altitude of 3,555 m outside the usual hours of operation
  • Prepare to be astounded by the show of Teide’s shadow cast onto the sea
  • Marvel at the magnificent Teide sunset from the Pico Viejo viewpoint trail while spotting the islands of La Gomera, La Palma and El Hierro on the horizon
  • Complete the Teide Cable Car at Sunset activity with stargazing by booking Sunset & Stars (Sunset and Stars on Teide).

What's included...

  • Teide Cable Car return ticket (maximum 90 people)
  • Access to the Pico Viejo viewpoint trail

What's not included...

  • Transportation
  • Astronomical observation
  • Accompanying guide 
  • Access for visitors with physical disabilities or motor impairments


What's included...
  • Teide Cable Car return ticket (maximum 90 people)
  • Access to the Pico Viejo viewpoint trail
What's not included...
  • Transportation
  • Astronomical observation
  • Accompanying guide
  • Access for visitors with physical disabilities or motor impairments

+ Information

The timetable varies depending on the day booked and the sunset time on said day. When making your reservation you will be able to see the time of the activity. If it is not stated, we will announce it to you by e-mail.

In order to enjoy the Teide Sunset Tour, remember that you must be prepared for extremely cold conditions, regardless of the time of year, as even in summer, during the sunset on Teide in Tenerife, the temperatures are low at this altitude.

How to dress to go up Mt Teide

This is why we recommend that you:

  • Wear warm clothing and proper footwear. 
  • Due to the elevated luminosity, wear sunglasses. 
  • Take plenty of water on hikes.
  • Since Mount Teide Sunset Tour includes a Teide 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. If you have any health problems, we recommend that you consult with your doctor before planning your visit.
  • Children under 8 are not allowed to participate in this activity with the Cable Car to watch the Teide sunset.
  • 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.

Mount Teide Sunset Tour includes a 40-minute walk both ways of medium-low difficulty, therefore you must be in good physical shape.


Reservations may be cancelled or the date of the activity may be changed free of charge up to 24 hours prior to the activity. After this period, 100% of the amount will be charged.

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

Date changes are valid for 1 year provided that the vouchers have not been redeemed. Up to 3 changes are permitted.

Check our Terms and conditions for information on other reasons for cancellation.


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


The Teide Cable Car base station’s facilities include an information centre and a shop.


There are public toilets at the Teide Cable Car’s base station.

In case of tickets which include a discount for children, a supporting document is required to prove entitlement to discount.

Where to find us

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")

If you are in the southwest 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.



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


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.

In this article about ascending Mount Teide by car on our blog, you’ll find an interesting guide with the most important points of interest along each route to Mount Teide. However, we recommend not using a car and choosing collective transportation because it is important that together we do what we can to counteract overuse of the vehicle parking areas in the National Park. As a conservation measure, they have been kept to a small size, and they cannot be extended. If you ultimately decide to come by car, it’s a good idea to arrive after 1.00pm.

Yes. By signing up for our activity to behold the sunset on Mount Teide with Cable Car, you can use our free parking service during the activity.

Since our activity to watch the sunset from Mount Teide with Cable Car finishes at a time that does not allow you to reach the Altavista Refuge before it closes at 10.00pm, it is not possible to combine our activities at sunset or our stargazing activities with a stay in the Altavista Refuge on the day of the activity.

However, you can stay at the Parador de Las Cañadas del Teide hotel on the day of the activity, although you will need to make a reservation at the Parador hotel yourself.

This depends on the availability of spaces. That is why we recommend that you book your Cable Car at Sunset 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.



Would have been better if we could have gone to the end of the trail for the sunset


The guide was amazing. The top of the volcano itself is incredibly beautiful

And if you add an astronomical observation to the visit?

We recommend the most exclusive excursion to Mount Teide to watch the sunset and the stars.

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