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Mount Teide: Our most recommended tours and activities

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.

Tenerife: Teide National Park Stargazing Experience

2. 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

3. 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: Teide National Park Full-Day Scenic Tour

4. 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.

Teide: Sunset and Night Tour with Stargazing and Pickup

5. Teide: Sunset and Night Tour with Stargazing and Pickup

Experience an unforgettable sunset and stargazing visit to Mount Teide National Park. Start with a pickup from your accommodation before heading right for Mount Teide National Park, the home to Spain’s tallest peak. Head to the best viewing point in the park with your guide to reserve your spot for what’s next.  Settle in at the base of the cable car station 2356 meters up before the magic sky begins. Then, just relax as you watch an unforgettable colorful sunset over the natural horizon.  Enjoy the pristine night sky away from pollution and the city lights. Take in up to 83 visible constellations of the 88 constellations that are known to exist, with your starlight guide on hand all the wat.  Make the most of the long-range telescopes available to you to marvel at the sparkling night sky, or perhaps even a Full Moon if you’re lucky.   Round off your experience with a return dropoff to your hotel after your magical evening.

Teide Night Experience with Dinner and Stargazing

6. 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: Quad Adventure Tour in Teide National Park

7. Tenerife: Quad Adventure Tour in Teide National Park

Enjoy a guided quad bike tour of Teide National Park and Mount Teide, the highest mountain in Spain. Choose from tour options with single or double riders and with meeting points in Santa Cruz de Tenerife or with hotel pickup.   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. Take in stunning views of the island from this vantage point.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.

From Puerto de la Cruz: Teide and Masca VIP Tour

8. From Puerto de la Cruz: Teide and Masca VIP Tour

Benefit from hotel pick-up in Puerto de la Cruz, and then travel south to see the volcanic formations of the Orotava Valley, caused by a landslide on the former island into the sea.  See evidence of the eruptions of Mt. Teide — the highest mountain in Spain — and Pico Viejo as you journey across the country by 4WD vehicle. Hear about the eruption of Arenas Negras that buried most of the village of Garachico, and the eruption of Chinyero that shaped the landscape of the northeast of Tenerife. Marvel at the amazing landscapes of Teide National Park and learn what effects these formations had on the island. Visit the picturesque village of Masca and discover surprising corners from the comfort of your vehicle whilst benefiting from the services of a driver who will ensure you have a VIP experience all the way.

Mount Teide Summit Guided Hiking Tour

9. Mount Teide Summit Guided Hiking Tour

Take a 3-hour guided hike along one or more of the 30 trails on Mount Teide. The great variety and levels of difficulty make it easy for visitors to choose their ideal route with the recommendations of the guide. The trails with the most spectacular vistas are on the summit of Mount Teide (3,718 meters) and they can be reached from the La Rambleta starting point (accessible by cable car) followed by trail number 10.  Without a doubt the most popular trail is the one leading to the volcano's peak, but there are limits on how many people can visit that area of Teide. You will be provided with an official guide, who will prepare you for the hike and accompany you along the route to provide commentary on the spectacular natural landscapes.

Tenerife: Teide National Park Quad-Bike Tour

10. Tenerife: Teide National Park Quad-Bike Tour

Visit Teide National Park in all its majesty by quad-bike, in a small group. Visit Pino Gordo, Zapatilla de la Reina and Aroques de Garcia.  As you travel around the park, you will make stops to admire the scenery and take photos. The guide will explain all about the local landscape and tell you stories about the island.  The activity provider will evaluate the skills of the drivers and offer the possibility of doing a period of off-road driving. Depending on the speed and ability of each individual driver, the tour may have slight changes or be a little shorter.

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What people are saying about Mount Teide

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 3,690 reviews

After pickup we first stopped at a small local restaurant, the food was ok, reminded me of a home cooked meal, also we had shared tables. After dinner the bus took us higher up the mountain to a place where we watched a beautiful sunset above the clouds with a glass of cava. From here another bus ride even higher up to do the star gazing and we had the opportunity to look through the telescopes multiple times, each time at something different (deeps space objects, planets, the moon). It was truly awesome. Special thanks for Craig, our tour guide, who was easy going and funny, also very knowledgeable. He made loads of photos and here I'd like to mention that all photos were included in the price, which one might expect, but we had many other activities on Tenerife and not one offered the photos free of charge, so thank you Night Skies Tenerife. Overall this was one of the best experience we had during our stay and I would recommend it to anyone interested in the night sky.

The guide, Benjamin, was very nice and he knew, as expected, many things about Tenerife, the Canary Islands and Teide National Park, he took the time to walk us through the history, geography and some local legends. Frankie, one excellent driver, very professional and careful on the road, we felt very safe with him behind the wheel. Benjamin and Frankie, thank you very much, we can't wait to visit Teide again with you. Unfortunately, although we enjoyed a sunny day, it was too windy and the cable car was closed but we saw some very nice places in the National Park and we honestly feel this trip was amazing as it was. The guide informed us how to get our cable car ticket money back. All in all, we spent a beautiful day on this trip.

The guide was very clear in all languages he spoke. The trip offered what was advertised and more…. Once on the bus, you stayed on the bus with no changes at Los Christian’s etc. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and I learned much more about the island, even though I have been here many times. I am a solo traveller and felt very comfortable. Had time to explore all of the places visited. The restaurant suggested for lunch was reasonably priced, and although a simple meal (4 choices per course), I chose the fish which was delicious. There were plenty of opportunities to take photos or just relax and take in the wonderful places.

It was the most amazing, mind-blowing, educating and fascinating experience ever. Can recommend 100%!

Amazing! I will not forget this trip and the views. Very good guide. Lot of informations.