Volcano Teide VIP Mount Teide Night Tour + planetarium

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VIP Night Tour to Mt Teide + planetarium

Languages
EN · FR · ES · IT · RU

Duration approx.
06:30 Hrs Approx.

Difficulty
Low
Lunch at the Teide Cable Car restaurant

Description

A VIP Mount Teide Night Tour with planetarium that you’re certain to find fascinating.

Much has been said about the spectacular landscape of the Teide National Park, but the transformation it undergoes when the sun sets is rarely mentioned. Our Mount Teide Night Tour wants to show you exactly that: the array of colours that adds beauty to the horizon at sunset and dyes the sky dark to expose 83 of the 88 constellations known to man.

On your way up to the peak, you will see how the plant life changes with the increasing altitude. The transformation in the landscape as you climb is truly astonishing—you will feel as if you have crossed several continents in a walk of no more than one or two hours. Depending on the route you take, you will cross rural landscapes, laurel woods and pine forests. On Las Cañadas, you will find types of broom, laburnum, rosalillo de cumbre (Pterocephalus lasiospermus), and flixweed—just a few of the plants that thrive most prolifically on Tenerife’s high scrublands.

If you’re in luck, you will see tiny, harmless bats fluttering around you as the sun sets. These winged mammals have spent the day hiding in the National Park’s underground network of volcanic tunnels. The volcanic tunnels are the channels through which lava once flowed, and they are the kingdom of the troglofauna. These small invertebrates are mostly blind as they live in complete darkness, but their other sensory organs have developed great sensitivity, so they have exceptional sense of smell, touch or hearing. The majority of them are endemic to Las Cañadas, and a few are found exclusively in one particular volcanic tunnel, and nowhere else in the entire world.

A VIP Mount Teide Night Tour with sunset and astronomical observation using long-range telescopes, and planetarium (optional).

Before you begin your stargazing experience, you will have toured a good part of the National Park and, from some impressive viewing point you will have seen a sunset that will remain in your memory for many years to come. In the dying light, the volcanic landscape takes on colours and hues of the utmost beauty. The spectacular, oval Las Cañadas caldera (one of the biggest volcanic calderas in the world with a perimeter of 45 km) spreads out before your eyes. In its centre stands Mount Teide, an immense stratovolcano, rising to 3,718 m. Everywhere you look, you will see all kinds of lava deposits clothing large areas of the caldera, the product of eruptions stretching back over thousands of years.

During your tour, you will see rounded volcanic cones covered in pumice stone, others covered in charcoal and ash, some turned black or a reddish colour by oxidisation, tongues of lava that hang from the sides of the volcanoes, and huge blocks of stone (in which you can see traces of gleaming obsidian) strewn haphazardly around. To tour Las Cañadas, before your exploration of the planets and galaxies, is to take a geological journey back over 180,000 years in one of Earth’s most remarkable volcanic landscapes. And if there happens to be a full moon, you will discover the most amazing lunar landscape.

Can you think of a better way of visiting Mount Teide by night than on this excursion?

Highlights...

  • Private Mount Teide Night Tour with planetarium
  • Stargazing on Mount Teide using professional equipment
  • Behold the sunset from a viewpoint in the National Park
  • Let certified astronomical guides unravel the sky’s mysteries for you
  • Visit Mount Teide at night: one of the three best skies in the world for stargazing
  • A minimum reservation for 4 people is required

What's included...

  • Round-trip transportation from a meeting point near your hotel
  • Exclusive professional observation of the Universe using long-range telescopes 
  • Planetarium (optional)
  • Certified Spanish, English, French, Italian and Russian-speaking Starlight guide
  • Sunset from a viewpoint before the astronomical observation

What's not included...

  • Starlight guide in other language than indicated
  • Food and drinks
  • Teide Cable Car tickets

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What's included...
  • Private professional observation of the Universe
  • Planetarium 
  • Transportation 
  • Long range telescopes
  • Spanish, English, French, Russian and Italian-speaking Starlight guides 
What's not included...
  • Food and drinks
  • Starlight guides in other language than Spanish, English, French, Russian and Italian 
What's included...
  • Private professional observation of the Universe
  • Transportation 
  • Long range telescopes
  • Spanish, English, French, Russian and Italian-speaking Starlight guides 
What's not included...
  • Food and drinks
  • Planetarium
  • Starlight guides in other language than Spanish, English, French, Russian and Italian 

+ Information

The schedule depends on the collection point which you indicate when making your reservation, and varies throughout the year, depending on the sunset time. Once you have formalised your reservation, we will inform you of the pick-up time and location.

To make the most of your VIP Mount Teide Night Tour with planetarium, please follow our recommendations:

  • Wear warm, comfortable clothing and proper footwear.
  • If you have health problems, consult with your doctor before undertaking this activity.

How to dress to go up Mt Teide

  • Children under 8 are cannot participate in the Mount Teide by night trip. Proof of age is required.

  • Under current restrictions due to COVID-19, face masks must be worn on all forms of public transport. This means that face masks must be used for all activities, including the cable car ride, visits to the Observatory (due to the need to move between facilities), and transport services. Without a mask, you will not be allowed to engage in the activities. In this case, your visit will be cancelled, and 100% of the charge will be payable.
  • All our guides are astronomical guides certified by the Starlight Foundation.

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

For private activities, date changes or cancellations can be made free of charge up to 72 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.

With regard to astronomical observation, in the event that weather conditions impede stargazing, the amount paid for the activity shall be reimbursed.

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

Where to find us

Frequently asked questions

The Night Excursion to Teide lasts about 6.5 hours.

The sunset is always enjoyed from one of the best viewpoints in Teide National Park; the viewpoint chosen to watch the sunset depends on the time of year and/or weather or visibility conditions.

You will conduct the astronomical observation included in this excursion in a lay-by area next to the cable car facilities.

The telescopes that we use for Mount Teide Night Tour’s astronomical observation are: Celestron CPC 9.25″ Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and Dobson Sky Watcher, 30 cm with Newtonian reflector.

Yes. We will pick you up and drop you off in the same location.

For the Mount Teide Night Tour, date changes or cancellations can be made free of charge up to 24 hours prior to the activity. After this period, the cancellation carries a charge of 100% of the amount.

If you wish to change your booking in advance, call us at (+34) 922 010 444 between 9am and 4pm (GMT).

The Mount Teide Night Tour does not include cable car tickets. If you would like to ascend by cable car, we recommend booking the Sunset & Stars excursion. You’ll watch the sun go down from an altitude of more than 3,555 m and then enjoy an astronomic observation afterwards.

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

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 the Mount Teide Night Tour finishes too late to allow you to reach the refuge on foot before it closes.

You can book this night tour to 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.

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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