Volcano Teide Astronomical observation on Teide

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Duration approx.
01:10 Hrs Approx.

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Astronomical observation on Teide

Languages
ES · EN · DE · RU · FR

Duration approx.
01:10 Hrs Approx.

Difficulty
Low

Description

Make your dream a reality and enjoy the Universe in a professional way in one of the best places for a stargazing experience in Tenerife: on Mount Teide.

Certified astronomical guides will wait for you during this Mount Teide stargazing experience to unravel the mysteries of the Universe for you using professional telescopes, which will allow you to see up close and for your own eyes those fascinating celestial objects that you have longed to see for many years, under the pure and clear sky of the Teide National Park, where it is possible to observe 83 of the 88 officially recognised constellations and where, in the summertime, you can enjoy perfect visibility of the Milky Way.

A fascinating stargazing experience in Tenerife to enjoy the most starry side of Mount Teide

Have you always wondered what star or celestial object is that shiny point, either big or small, that you can see in the sky?

Our Starlight guides will clear all your doubts as they will be there to unravel the mysteries of the Universe for you during this stargazing experience on Teide by night.

Do you find it fascinating that ancient civilisations oriented themselves using the stars? Have you always wanted to be able to do it as well?

Our guides will show you how to guide yourself thanks to the sky. Furthermore, if Greek mythology and constellations have always been your passions, during this stargazing experience on Teide you will enjoy discerning the elements of Hellenic mythology, which are hidden behind the constellations and the relationship between them.

Use our state-of-the-art telescopes to discover planets, galaxies or clusters as you have always dreamt of doing, and stargaze in one of the three best places on Earth to do it.

Not only will you be able to use these machines during this stargazing experience on Teide by night to take a tour through the night’s most interesting celestial objects but also our monitors will provide you with relevant information about the objects that you will see through the lens.

Get closer to the stars with the professional telescopes on your Teide Astronomical Tour

This stargazing experience on Teide by night lets you observe the clear, starry sky from the car park of the cable car base station (at an altitude of 2,536 m), using long-range, professional telescopes.

We are sure that the astronomical instrumentation that you will have at your disposal during this stargazing experience on Teide by night, along with the quality and transparency of the sky over the Teide National Park in Tenerife, away from the light pollution produced by big cities, will give you a unique experience, which will feel as if you’re close to the stars.

Mount Teide stargazing experience in Tenerife also on full moon nights

It’s inevitable. The moon passes through different phases during its 29-day cycle, that is to say, lunation.

This is why, at least once a month, the potent glow of the Earth’s natural satellite will dim the faint light of the distant celestial bodies.

If you book our astronomical observation on Teide and enjoy it on the night of the full moon, you will take advantage of its radiant appearance and be delighted with its splendour: craters, mountain ranges and other lunar wonders.

You may ask, which ones? You can find the Montes Teneriffe, Mons Pico and the crater Piazzi Smyth on the moon.

If this is news to you, and you’re wondering why they have these names, write this question down so that you can ask our guides on the night of your stargazing experience in Tenerife.

Highlights...

  • Free changes and cancellations.
  • Use professional equipment during a stargazing experience on Teide by night
  • Let certified astronomical guides unravel the sky’s mysteries for you
  • Enjoy a unique Mount Teide stargazing experience among volcanoes
  • Our stargazing experience in Tenerife is held in the car park next to the Cable Car base station at 2,356 m

What's included...

  • Professional observations of the Universe
  • Long range telescopes
  • Spanish, English, German, Russian or French-speaking Starlight guide

What's not included...

  • Transportation
  • Starlight guide in other language than Spanish, English, German, Russian or French

Book

What's included

  • Professional observations of the Universe
  • Long range telescopes
  • A German-speaking Starlight guide

What's not included

  • Transportation
  • Starlight guide in other language than German

What's included

  • Professional observations of the Universe
  • Long range telescopes
  • An English-speaking Starlight guide

What's not included

  • Transportation
  • Starlight guide in other language than English

What's included

  • Professional observations of the Universe
  • Long range telescopes
  • A Spanish-speaking Starlight guide

What's not included

  • Transportation
  • Starlight guide in other language than Spanish

What's included

  • Professional observations of the Universe
  • Long range telescopes
  • A Russian-speaking Starlight guide

What's not included

  • Transportation
  • Starlight guide in other language than Russian

What's included

  • Professional observations of the Universe
  • Long range telescopes
  • A French-speaking Starlight guide

What's not included

  • Transportation
  • Starlight guide in other language than French

+ Information

The start time of the Mount Teide stargazing experience in Tenerife varies depending on the time of year, since it is adjusted to the sunset time. It is necessary to arrive 20 minutes before the indicated meeting time, which will be announced via e-mail and text on the day of the activity.

Standard meeting time for the activity:

JANUARY 2020

7.15pm from 1st to 12th

7.30pm from 13th to 31st

8.15pm Every Friday

FEBRUARY 2020

7.30pm from 1st to 19th

7.45pm from 20th to 28th

8.30pm Every Friday

MARCH 2020

7.45pm from 1st to 16th

8.00pm from 17th to 28th

9.00pm from 29th to 31st

8.45pm Every Friday

APRIL 2020

9.15pm from 1st to 30th

10.15pm Every Friday

MAY 2020

9.15pm from 1st to 8th

9.30pm from 9th to 31st

10.30pm Every Friday

JUNE 2020

9.45pm from 1st to 30th

10.45pm Every Friday

JULY 2020

9.45pm from 1st to 31st

10.45 Every Tuesday and Friday

AUGUST 2020

9.45pm from 1st to 4th

9.30pm from 5th to 18th

9.15pm from 19th to 31st

10.30 Every Tuesday and Friday

SEPTEMBER 2020

9.00pm from 1st to 15th

9.45pm from 16th to 30th

10.15 Every Tuesday and Friday

OCTOBER 2020

8.45pm from 1st to 6th

8.30pm from 7th to 26th

7.15pm from 27th to 31st

9.30pm Every Friday

NOVEMBER 2020

7.15pm from 1st to 17th

7.00pm from 18th to 30th

8.15pm Every Friday

DECEMBER 2020

7.00pm from 1st to 15th

7.00pm from 16th to 31st

Please, wait for a member of the Volcano Teide team to welcome you at the closed access gate.

To make the most of your astronomical observation on Teide, please follow our recommendations:

  • Wear warm, comfortable clothing and proper footwear.
  • If you have health problems, consult with your doctor before undertaking this activity.
  • Take plenty of water on hikes.

Children under 8 are not allowed to participate in the astronomical observation activity. Documentation will be required for proof of age.

All our guides are astronomical guides certified by the StarLight Foundation.

IT IS NECESSARY TO PRODUCE A COPY OF THE BOOKING VOUCHER, EITHER PRINTED OR ON YOUR MOBILE PHONE.

Reservations may be cancelled or the date may be changed free of charge.

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

Date changes are valid for 1 year provided that the vouchers have not been redeemed. Any change of date or cancellation must be made within a period of no more than 30 days from the date of the initial booking. Up to 3 date changes are permitted.

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

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

Where to find us

Meeting point

Teide Cable Car base station, at km 43 of the TF-21 motorway. Please, wait for a member of the Volcano Teide team to welcome you at the closed access gate.

Click on the following link to Google Street View to see the exact spot.

Coordinates: 28.254448, - 16.625747

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")
  • 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

Map

 

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.

This blog article contains an interesting guide with the most important points of interest on each road that leads 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. 

No. It will be conducted outdoors with portable telescopes and the Starlight guides.

Approximately 60 minutes.

  • 3 cpc 9.25 Celestron (Cassy, Smithy and Cely)
  • 1 Dobson Sky Watcher, 30 cm, Newtonian reflector.

No, pets are not allowed.

Since our astronomical observation finishes late and the Refuge closes at 10pm, it won’t be possible for you to spend a night in the highest refuge in Spain on the same day on which you enjoy this activity, because you won’t have enough time to reach the refuge before it closes.

If you wish to stay at the Parador hotel, there should be no problem. However, you will have to make a reservation at the hotel yourself.

No, it’s not necessary. You can download it and display it on the screen of any mobile device (phone, tablet, etc.).

Reviews

2019/09/01

Excellent and impressive

2020/02/18

There was far too much waiting time. You wait at the bottom, then you wait at the top before going to the planetarium, then you wait for the people of the sunset tour to finish their dinner so the lights can be switched off, then you have to wait for the telescopes, which by the way were totally underwhelming and at the end you wait at the bottom for the gates to open. From beginning to end we spent nearly two and a half hours there of which more than half was spent waiting. Also, perhaps you could explain at the time of booking that if there is a full moon half the objects can't be seen.

2020/02/07

A wonderful evening of star-gazing with experienced, friendly and enthusiastic guides. The inflatable observatory was a great starter and the guide to the sky with laser pointers and the telescopes were amazing. There was quite a bit of waiting around which seemed unnecessary. The English and Spanish language groups shared the first trip in the inflatable observatory then we had to wait for quite a while for the French language group to have their turn. We stayed in our language groups and then waited a bit for turns on the telescope. It would seem logical to have the groups go straight onto the star-gazing and telescopes from the observatory rather than wait for no reason. Apart from that it was a wonderful experience and with excellent guides. If the waiting around can be sorted out it would definitely be 5 stars.

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Free changes and cancellations

Request a refund or change the date at no extra cost. You have 1 year to enjoy your booking.

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And if you add a visit of the Teide Observatory?

Then we recommend the Astronomic Tour, the 2-in-1 Teide excursion especially for astronomy enthusiasts.

Visit the world's largest solar observatory during the evening, undertake an astronomical observation at the Teleférico base station at an altitiude of 2,356 m, with high-powered telescopes.

An activity restricted to small groups: avoid the overcrowding found on the routine excursions.

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