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!
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
Feel special and privileged at the highest point in Spain while riding the Cable Car to behold the Teide sunset.
Did you know that Tenerife’s Teide volcano is one of the best spots in the world to observe how the shadow of a mountain forms and evolves?
This is due to its height and the fact that the views from its summit extend to all horizons.
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 at Pico Viejo in Tenerife with the Teide Cable Car
The Teide Cable Car at sunset activity includes a guided tour along the spectacular trail to the Pico Viejo viewpoint.
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 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.
The spectacular Teide sunset that you will enjoy at the end of the trail to the Pico Viejo viewpoint is the jewel in the crown of the Teide Sunset Tour.
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 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 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.
- Teide Cable Car return ticket (maximum 90 people)
- Tour to the Pico Viejo viewpoint
What's not included...
- Astronomical observation
- Accompanying guide
- Access for visitors with physical disabilities or motor impairments
The start time of the Cable Car at Sunset activity depends on the time at which the sun sets, which varies throughout the year. Therefore, the meeting point is always at the Teide Cable Car base station at the following hours:
5.15pm from 1st to 12th
5.30pm from 13th to 31st
5.15pm from 1st to 19th
5.45pm from 1st to 15th
6.00pm from 17th to 28th
7.00pm from 29th to 31st
7.00pm from 1st to 12th
7.15pm from 13th to 30th
7.30pm from 1st to 31st
7.45pm from 1st to 30th
7.45pm from 1st to 31st
7.45pm from 1st to 4th
7.30pm from 5th to 18th
7.15pm from 19th to 31st
7.00pm from 1st to 8th
6.45pm from 9th to 30th
6.30pm from 1st to 13th
6.15pm from 14th to 24th
5.00pm from 25th to 31st
4.45pm from 1st to 30th
4.45pm from 1st to 31st
In order to enjoy the Cable Car at Sunset activity, remember that you must be prepared for extremely cold conditions, regardless of the time of year, as even in summer, during the sunset on Mount Teide, the temperatures are low at this altitude.
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 the Cable Car at Sunset activity 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 to watch the sunset from Mount Teide with the Cable Car.
- 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.
Cable Car at Sunset includes a 40-minute walk both ways of medium-low difficulty, therefore you must be in good physical shape.
IT IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY TO PRODUCE THE BOOKING CONFIRMATION, EITHER PRINTED OR DISPLAYED ON A MOBILE DEVICE.
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 for the ‘Cable Car at Sunset’ activity, 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. 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.
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.
- Water or soft drink
- Sandwich (tuna, chicken or jam & cheese)
- Chocolate bar
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")
- 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.
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.
No, pets are not allowed.
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.
nice view (+) tour shorter than anounced (-)
It was amazing and unbelievable
Very nice experience
We loved the sunset but for us its not a real tour and for just the cablecar tickets €*** is a little too expensive. Plus the group was too big for our taste. Other than that we enjoyed the views.
Breathtaking views! One of the loveliest sunsets I've been lucky to witness. Our guide, *** (for French & German), was very friendly and funny. I'd definitely recommend catching either the sunset or the sunrise from there. It's quite windy and it gets cold pretty quickly, so bring a jumper and a jacket and even gloves, if you intend to take a lot of pictures (you will). My only problem with the location is that the toilets are closed by the time the people with sunset tickets arrive and by the time they open again, too many people are waiting in line and there's not much time left until the tour starts. If you didn't book the star gazing tour, there are quite a few parking spots around that are still dark enough so you can park your car and do your own stargazing, albeit without tue equipment.
We did the sunset tour. An absolutely brilliant experience led by the wonderfully knowledgable ***. I can highly recommend this, we will definitely do this again.
Meeting time was 17:15, start was a hour letter. It like to long 😒
It is definetely worth it to go there and see vulcano view
One of the best experiences of sunset I ever had :) highly recommend
Has a great time. Loved the tour. Highly recommend!
An amazing experience, we have really enjoyed it. Highly recommended!
The sunset itself was well worth seeing. However, for the price the whole experience was poor. Overall more time was needed to make everything better. The poor aspects were - There was no clear guidance at the cable car base station to indicate that the sunset tour was being called for ticket checking. Most fundamentally, there was not enough time at the cable car top to walk to pico viejo viewpoint, listen to the guides talk, plus stop and appreciate the sunset and all around.
Amazing.! So Mich positive emotions!
Great informative guide, beautiful views, very cold up there.
Great activity! A must when in Tenerife!