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Mount Teide: Tour with Cable Car Ticket

1. Mount Teide: Tour with Cable Car Ticket

After picking you up in the selected location, you will visit the largest national park in the Canary Islands and experience a volcanic landscape of unrivaled beauty with your Mount Teide cable car ticket. Forget the car and contribute to a sustainable Teide. By choosing group transport, you’ll help to beat overcrowding in the vehicle parking zones inside the national park which, as a conservation measure, are small and unsuitable for expansion. From the base station, board the cable car for the 8-minute ride up to the highest peak in Spain. The cable car’s upper station, at 3,555 meters, is the point of departure for 3 interesting trails for hiking enthusiasts. There are paths to Pico Viejo Lookout and La Fortaleza Lookout, where you’ll have spectacular views of the north and south of the island. The Telesforo Bravo path leads to the highest point of the volcano, at an altitude of 3,718 meters. To visit the peak you must apply for a permit in advance.

Fuerteventura: Cofete Natural Park 4X4 Jeep Tour

2. Fuerteventura: Cofete Natural Park 4X4 Jeep Tour

Experience the beauty of Cofete's spectacular beaches on an exciting 4x4 jeep tour. After getting picked up from your hotel, head to the information point. After a quick briefing, take off on your jeep tour, following dirt tracks that will take you to the beautiful protected mountainous Natural Park of Cofete. Stop at a viewpoint in the midst of the mountains to admire panoramic views of the beach. Later, drive by several native cacti species that you can observe and photograph before heading to the Villa Winter, where you will discover the history behind this mysterious German villa. If the weather allows, stop for a refreshing swim at a nearby cove before breaking for lunch at a traditional Canarian restaurant located in the village of El Puertito.  After lunch, continue your journey along the coast. Pass by the ancient lighthouse of Punta Jandia, the most southern point of the island, and the "Hill of Love", where you can admire a unique view of the island. Finish the day with a visit to the mesmerizing Jandía peninsula before getting dropped off back at your hotel.

From South Tenerife: La Gomera Island Tour

3. From South Tenerife: La Gomera Island Tour

Travel back in time on a tour from the south of Tenerife to the nearby island of La Gomera. Catch the fast ferry to San Sebastián de La Gomera. Then, drive from the capital through the valley of Hermigua toward Garajonay National Park. Travel through the forest of “El Cedro” and marvel at its unique vegetation. Enjoy lunch at the top of the island while watching a demonstration of how the locals perform their unique whistling language called "Silbo Gomero." On your way back, pass through "Chipude" and "El Cercado." Admire the impressive rock of "Agando." Learn the history and culture of San Sebastián, and see the church of Asunción where Christopher Columbus prayed before his journey to the New World.

Tenerife: Teide National Park Stargazing Experience

4. Tenerife: Teide National Park Stargazing Experience

Join a stargazing activity with the Night Sky Star Safari. Feast on a 3-course meal at an authentic Canarian restaurant on your way up the mountain. Stop to watch an amazing sunset from above the Sea of Clouds. Learn the guided use of telescopes for night sky observation of visible planets, the Moon, stars, galaxies, and more. Take a safari trek across the night sky with lasers using constellations and detailed explanations of the science and mythology by expert astronomy guides. This astronomy tour is an ideal excursion for holiday goers in Tenerife, as it is one of the best locations in the world for professional as well as amateur astronomy. So look up and enjoy the sky as you have never seen it before. This activity is your introduction to the night sky, stars and the Universe, and you can choose either to be picked up or to drive yourself.

Teide: Romantic Sunset and Stargazing Tour with Dinner

5. Teide: Romantic Sunset and Stargazing Tour with Dinner

Tenerife is one of the most recognized destinations in the world for stargazing and home to a famous observatory located at the summit of the world’s third-tallest volcano. Begin your 9-hour experience taking in panoramic views of Tenerife and absorbing the fragrance of the pine forest in Teide National Park. Break through the clouds at 7,000 feet and marvel at the astonishing views of the Atlantic Ocean and the islands of the archipelago. Watch the sun melt into soft pinks, reds, and purples and celebrate the sunset with a glass of chilled sparkling cava. As darkness blankets the landscape you’ll be taken on a tour of the stars by one of the few professional star guides in the world. The position of Tenerife makes it possible to see all the constellations of the northern hemisphere. Spot famous constellations with the help of your guide and telescopes.

Tenerife: Quad Adventure Tour in Teide National Park

6. Tenerife: Quad Adventure Tour in Teide National Park

Enjoy a tour of Tenerife's Teide National Park and Mount Teide, the highest mountain in Spain. Travel the 90 kilometers from Playa Las Americas to Las Cañadas del Teide through the heart of the national park up to an elevation of 2,400 meters. Drive through areas of forest and volcanic landscapes. During the tour, pass through the towns of Arona, La Escalona, and Vilaflor, a charming town, and have time to walk or freshen up before continuing the climb. Finally, arrive at Boca del Tauce with time to relax, take photos, and breathe the fresh mountain air.

Teide Night Experience with Dinner and Stargazing

7. Teide Night Experience with Dinner and Stargazing

The night sky over the Canary Islands, especially as seen from Mount Teide, is known for being one of the best places in the world to admire and study the stars. On this 8-hour tour you’ll see the constellations and magical shooting stars. Your specialist stargazing guide will help you to understand and enjoy the sky at night from an extraordinary landscape. During the excursion you’ll stop for dinner at Bodegas Reverón in Vilaflor village, at 1,414 meters above sea level. You’ll be treated to a typical Canarian dinner and you’ll be able to try different types of wines produced in this unique area.

Tenerife: Teide National Park Full-Day Scenic Tour

8. Tenerife: Teide National Park Full-Day Scenic Tour

Explore the diverse geography and geology of Tenerife on a full-day tour to 4 distinct landscapes around the island’s tallest mountain. Following a pick-up from your hotel, transfer to the National Heritage Site of Mt. Teide and the Teide National Park. Enjoy breathtaking views of the island’s west coast. Travel through local villages, such as Vilaflor, and see magnificent pine forests before going to the plateau of the volcano. Marvel at the lunar landscape that has been used as the location for films such as “Planet of the Apes” and “Clash of the Titans.” Drive through the Orotava Valley to Icod Los Vinos, famous for its wines. See the legendary drago tree, known for its mystical powers. Stop for a Canarian lunch (own expense), before transferring to Garachico, a local town destroyed by the volcanic eruption of 1706. Next, experience the magic of Masca, and enjoy fabulous views of La Gomera. With only around 120 inhabitants, Masca was the traditional hideout for pirates and their contraband stolen from the ships from La Gomera. Pass the giant cliffs of Los Gigantes before the transfer back to your hotel.

Tenerife: Los Arcos Canyoning Tour with Guide

9. Tenerife: Los Arcos Canyoning Tour with Guide

Try something new and spend an active day outdoors on this canyoning excursion to Los Arcos from Tenerife. Gear up in canyoning gear, then prepare to rappel down the orange canyon walls, take in the fresh air, and get unbeatable views of the landscape. The approach to the ravine begins on a forest track with a gentle slope, where you’ll walk for about 45 minutes. The start of your descent begins with a first rappel of about 22 meters. From here, you can begin to observe how the accumulation of volcanic ash and the erosion produced by the passing of time have naturally come together and formed this unique canyon. The light playing against the moss-covered orange walls and creating various shades will undoubtedly be the main attraction during the entire descent. After finishing 8 rappels, arrive at the Chimoche track to conclude your descent. Finish off your trip by making your way back to the starting point on an approximately 20-minute walk. 

Teide National Park Stargazing

10. Teide National Park Stargazing

Starting the tour after sunset, beginning with sights using the naked eye. Learn to recognize the different constellations and the most important stars. Point out the Polaris position and the celestial north pole. Navigate the the ecliptic and zodiac line. Follow Greek mythology through the skies to learn shapes and constellation positions. Then once orientation is established, observe objects and planets through the telescope.  This tour is offered at Teide National Park on areas with good and safe access. With a sky free from light pollution, the National Park, is ideal for such an experience. The professional guide/staff and the advanced telescopes, make for an evening to remember.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 3,429 reviews

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip. Pick up and drop off was smooth. The tour guide was knowledgeable and shared lots of useful insights along the journey, about culture, nature and the areas we were passing, in English, Spanish and French. The driver was very friendly too and the coach comfortable. The trip was well paced, with a pit stop soon after all pick ups for a drink (we had the local coffee and cookies and they were well worth trying). We stopped again at the rock formation before the volcano to walk around and take photos, before the final five minutes to the bottom Teide. There, we were given our cable car tickets and advised we had two hours. The cars go up every 10 mins and take 40 people max, so we got up there in good time, and had a look around before descending. Time was spent in the gift shop and canteen (more expensive than the first stop, unsurprisingly). More insights shared on the return and a stop at a nice tourist shop before drop offs. We all loved the day.

A truly amazing experience that I would fully recommend. Well organised and thought out, we had an amazing time and have some excellent photographs and memories. Our guide Craig was lovely and exceptionally knowledgeable and the coach driver was incredible navigating those narrow roads in that enormous coach! We listened to the advice given and even though I thought I would be dying in the heat in jeans at pick up I found that I had on exactly the right amount of clothing and was not cold at all even thought it was quite windy. I can’t recommend this experience enough if you want to see a truly amazing night sky. The staff are very professional and they know their stuff, learnt loads and will look and the night sky with new eyes from now on. Many thanks for a truly memorable experience xx

I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our guide was also very nice and told all kinds of things about El Teide. I definitely recommend the cable car. At the top of El tide you have about an hour to walk around and take pictures. Certainly do!

Excellent way to learn about volcanoes- great running commentary as you look at them with some quirky facts. We really enjoyed this trip it was well worth the money.

Had a fantastic morning, highly recommend, the two guides were so good and funny, thank you