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Tenerife: Mount Teide Tour with Cable Car Ticket & Transfer

Tenerife: Mount Teide Tour with Cable Car Ticket & Transfer

Join a day trip from Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Teide National Park, home to Mt. Teide, Spain’s tallest peak at 12,198 feet (3,718 meters). Following pickup from your hotel, head to the park, and explore its lunar landscapes. Take a cable car to the peak and enjoy time at leisure to soak up the views. After getting picked up in the selected location, 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, 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 Sunset & Stargazing Tour

Tenerife: Teide National Park Sunset & Stargazing Tour

If you’re an astronomy enthusiast or just looking for a unique experience, then a trip to Teide in Tenerife is a must-do. The island of Tenerife is known for its incredible natural beauty, including its clear skies, making it a prime location for stargazing. Mount Teide, a 3718m volcano, is the highest point in Spain and offers breathtaking views of the night sky. Join us for an unforgettable experience as we take you on a journey to Teide National Park for a sunset and stargazing tour. You'll get picked up from different meeting points and locations from Costa Adeje, Playa las Americas, and Los Cristianos. The tour will take you on a scenic drive through the stunning landscapes of Tenerife, where you will witness the breathtaking beauty of the island’s natural scenery. You will witness a spectacular sunset and the colors of the sky will amaze you as the sun sets behind the horizon, painting the sky with an array of colors that will leave you breathless. From here we'll continue and drive you higher up through the national park Teide and explain you some history and the great volcanic landscape of the national park until we get to our destination of 2000m altitude. The stars begin to emerge, and this is where the real magic begins. Teide National Park is known for its excellent stargazing opportunities, as it is located far from any sources of light pollution, offering crystal-clear views of the night sky. With nearly no light pollution and known as a starlight certified destination you may see shooting stars like never before. We also will use powerful lasers to explain you some of those amazing constellations, important stars and how to find direction navigating using the stars. Also we'll use powerful telescopes and show you the moon service with great craters. We will take some amazing pictures with your phone through the telescope, and get you the service of the moon on your phone screen. We'll see some planets when they are in the sky, nebulas, star clusters, double stars, and when the conditions are just right we also could show you the Andromeda galaxy. Through some seasons of the year we could also show you the milky way and take pictures of it using your own smart-phone. At the end of the tour, we will bring you back to your meeting point, leaving you with memories that will last a lifetime.

Tenerife: Teide National Park Sunset & Stargazing Experience

Tenerife: Teide National Park Sunset & Stargazing Experience

Prepare to be awestruck by the landscape, views, sunsets and clear, star filled skies of Teide National Park, home to Mount Teide (El Teide), the highest point in Spain and the 3rd highest volcanic structure in the world. By choosing a stargazing experience from Night Skies Tenerife we will take you on a mesmerising journey of discovery. Join our friendly expert guides to experience the closest look at our universe on offer, using the latest high-powered lasers and telescopes, bit of science and sense of humour. Our Night Sky Star Safari is a comprehensive stargazing activity for all. Including a meal at an authentic Canarian restaurant on our way up the mountain and also stopping for an amazing sunset from above the Sea of Clouds, our activity is your introduction to the night sky, stars and the Universe. It includes the guided use of telescopes for night sky observation of visible planets, the Moon, stars, galaxies & more. Join us as we take a safari trek across the night sky with our lasers using constellations and detailed explanations of the science and mythology by expert astronomy guides. While in Tenerife, our astronomy tours are an ideal excursion for holiday makers, taking advantage of Tenerife being one of the best locations in the world for both professional and amateur astronomy. Our aim is that you have fun observing the sky and making it easy for you. We hope to give you as many WOW moments as possible!

From Santiago del Teide: Sunset Quad Trip to Mount Teide

From Santiago del Teide: Sunset Quad Trip to Mount Teide

Are you in search of an adventure that will take your breath away? Then the Teide Sunset Quad trip is for you! Cruise through the beautiful scenery on Tenerife’s roads and trails on a quad bike. Witness a captivating sunset atop Mount Teide, one of Spain’s most magnificent volcanoes. Don’t miss out on this amazing experience, start up your quad and explore Tenerife in a way you never have before! You will be picked up from your hotel and taken to our office in Santiago del Teide, where you will be given a safety briefing and instructions on how to drive the quad. We will then start our journey towards Mount Teide while making multiple stops on the way up for photo opportunities. On your journey to Mount Teide, admire the stunning landscape as you ascend towards 2000m above the sea level, a majestic spot to watch the sunset. Once we reach 2000m we will stop and watch the stunning sunset above the clouds with some snacks and drinks. To complete this magical experience, we will then escort you back to your hotel at the end of the tour. This day trip is an unforgettable experience that you won’t want to miss!

Los Cristianos: Whale-Watching Sailboat Tour and Soft Drinks

Los Cristianos: Whale-Watching Sailboat Tour and Soft Drinks

Experience the thrill of sailing aboard an authentic Portuguese Goleta that will transport you into the heyday of sea exploration. Purchase a drink at the bar and relax as the boat takes you to visit local dolphin and pilot whale populations. Choose from meeting the boat at the harbor or being picked up in a climate-controlled bus from a meeting point in La Caleta, Playa de Las Américas, or Los Cristianos. Embark on your whale-watching adventure on a Peter Pan boat from the Los Cristianos harbor. Head to the bar to purchase a drink or make yourself comfortable around the boat's large central table on the main deck. Take in the views from the upper deck and have access to two bathrooms below deck. Return to the Los Cristianos harbor at the end of your tour and (depending on the option selected) transfer by bus back to your original meeting point.

Tenerife: Marine-Life Tour with Transfer, Buffet and Drinks

Tenerife: Marine-Life Tour with Transfer, Buffet and Drinks

Hit the water and head for Puerto Colon on this dolphin and whale-watching cruise, then feast on a delicious buffet lunch of tapas, including cava and a glass of wine. Benefit from pick-up at your accommodation in the south of Tenerife or meet at the meeting point, and then board a catamaran to cruise off the coast of the island. Avail of the services of a friendly and experienced crew as you cruise to Puerto Colon to look for dolphins and whales swimming in their natural habitat. Spend about 3 hours cruising the waters to encounter some of the magnificent marine life up close and personal. Then, sail to a beautiful bay and drop anchor to swim or snorkel in the crystal clear water. Enjoy a wonderful selection of tapas from Spain before sailing close to the coastline to get amazing views of the mountains and beaches.

From Tenerife: La Gomera Day Trip with Guide

From Tenerife: La Gomera Day Trip with Guide

Visit the picturesque landscapes of La Gomera, the greenest of the Canary Islands, on a day trip from Tenerife. with a professional guide aboard a comfortable air-conditioned bus. Stop at viewpoints to admire the scenery and explore Garajonay National Park. and home to one of the oldest forests in the world. La Gomera, one of the geologically youngest of the western Canary Islands, is an enchanted place where time seems to have stood still. The island's landscape is an intricate labyrinth of valleys, ravines and canyons studded with basalt rock formations of all shapes and sizes. The tour starts with pickup from the meeting point in south Tenerife and transfer to the port of Los Cristianos. You will then board the ferry with the other participants for a quick 50-minute trip to La Gomera. Once in La Gomera, you'll explore the most spectacular sites and viewpoints while listening to the guide's detailed explanation. Admire the island's scenic peaks and ravines forged over the centuries by volcanic activity. The tour continues to the heart of the laurel forest, an ancient ecosystem found in only a handful of other places in the world. The laurel forest features beautiful evergreen and hardwood trees up to 30 meters tall, mosses, ferns and intricate canopies that allow little light to filter through. Refuel with a tasty lunch accompanied by a live demonstration of the Silbo Gomero, a unique traditional whistled language used by the island's inhabitants. The Silbo is exclusive to La Gomera, considered by Unesco as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Return to Tenerife at the end of your tour.

Tenerife: Paragliding with National Champion Paraglider

Tenerife: Paragliding with National Champion Paraglider

Paraglide over Tenerife with an experienced guide. Your guide, Daniel Crespo, is a national champion paraglider, so you’ll be in safe hands as you paraglide. Start the activity with a safety briefing about take-off, landing, and paragliding. The flight will last 20-30-minutes. The route will vary depending on weather conditions. Some routes will include flying over ravines. Others include flying over the Conde ridge. The flight usually finishes over the Adeje coast. As you approach the landing zone at the beach, you’ll have the opportunity to perform acrobatics or try piloting the paraglider.

Playa de las Américas: Private or Small-Group Surf Lesson

Playa de las Américas: Private or Small-Group Surf Lesson

Discover the thrill of surfing with this surf school in Playa de las Américas. Hit the beach and uncover some new skills with a qualified surfing instructor and high-quality surfing equipment. Learn from a school that has a high percentage of clients who stand up on the board in the first class. Check-in at the activity provider's office in Playa de las Américas and head out to the stunning beach in front of the office where your equipment is waiting for you. Listen as your local instructor who has unbeatable knowledge of the island provides you with clear directions. Surf at low tide when conditions are safe and there is more room for you to enjoy surfing. Increase your skill level, or find out how to stand up on the surf board for the first time. Keep your things safe in the provided lockers and have use of the school's showers. Enjoy the school's fantastic position on the beachfront, which means that you will be just meters from the sea at one of the best places in Tenerife to practice surfing.

Tenerife: Sunset Catamaran Tour with Transfer, Buff & Drinks

Tenerife: Sunset Catamaran Tour with Transfer, Buff & Drinks

Sailing from Puerto Colon in Playa de Las Americas, the friendly crew will take you straight in search of the Pilot Whales and Dolphins. The chance of Seeing those wonderful creatures is extremely high all year round as they live in the waters around the coast of Tenerife permanently. There will be a English and Spanish speaking guide on board. Drinks and snacks are served throughout the tour. After the whale and dolphin watching the boat will slowly return to port while the sun goes behind the horizon with the flickering light of the beautiful Tenerife South Coast. A must do experience for couple and families not only for whale watching but to experience Tenerife's coast from a different prospective during the day and evening as well.

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Overall rating

4.6
(2,384 reviews)

This is the best excursion I have done in a very long time 10/10 for an amazing activity, the guides were great with outstanding photography skills. The buggies were a thrilling ride and a very enjoyable experience even though I was a little apprehensive driving on the opposite side to what I’m used to. The value for money I would highly recommend this activity family, friends or partner and the photos you receive at the end for a little additional cost was of high quality and very romantic for my experience thank you so much 👍🏼

We met 2 great couples and had such a laugh, show was fantastic and funny, the show was amazing and food was Luscious

Amazing trip with perfect organization. Dan and Daniel did everything for the best experience. Strongly recommend!

This was an amazing experience! Worth doing it again! I enjoyed and definitely I recommend it!

Very good, well looked after, highly recommend this, well worth the money!!!