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Tenerife: Mount Teide Observatory Astronomical Tour

4.7 / 5

20 reviews

Activity provider: Teleférico del Teide

Tenerife: Mount Teide Observatory Astronomical Tour

Activity provider: Teleférico del Teide

From US$ 87.13 per person

Gaze into the night sky with the aid of a guide and explore the constellations using high quality telescopes on Mount Teide. Discover the world’s largest solar observatory!

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French
Pickup included
Pick-up possible from locations in south Tenerife, including: Hotel Sol Arona tenerife; Best Tenerife (bus stop); Hotel Columbus; Olé Tropical (bus stop); Los Hibiscos (bus stop); Hotel Villas Bahia Fañabé; El Duque (bus stop, close to Costa Adeje Gran H.); Hotel Jardines del Teide; Hotel Vincci La Plantación; Riu Arecas (bus stop); Hotel El Mirador; Bahía del Duque; TITSA Playa Paraíso (bus stop); Hotel Hard Rock (bus stop); Hotel Riu Buenavista; Hotel Abama; Hotel Palacio de Isora;

Experience

Highlights
  • Take part in the perfect tour of Mount Teide for astronomy lovers
  • Spend the afternoon at the world’s largest solar observatory
  • Star gaze by night with the unaided eye and the use of powerful telescopes
  • Enjoy this excursion for small groups
Full description
Indulge your passion for astronomy and the night sky and look at the stars using high quality equipment on Mount Teide. Visit the largest solar observatory in the world in the afternoon and watch an unforgettable sunset from one of the volcanic mountain's viewpoints before surrendering to the magic of the star-filled sky over Tenerife. Experience the volcanic landscape and scientific side of this beautiful island on the only tour to include a guided visit to Teide Observatory. Benefit from the expert knowledge of guides from the observatory at one of the top 3 places in the world to star gaze!
Includes
  • Transportation for small groups
  • Guide
  • Guided visit to the Teide Observatory
  • Astronomical observation using a long-range telescope
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Warm clothing
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Passport or ID card for children

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • In the event that the weather conditions prevent proper visibility of the stars through the solar telescopes, or if it otherwise is a threat to the tour, you will visit 2 nocturnal telescopes instead of 1
  • In the event that the weather conditions prevent proper visibility of the stars, your guides will use audio visual equipment to give a virtual tour of the night sky, constellations and prominent objects that could have been seen
  • This tour is not recommended for children under 8 years old
  •  People with health conditions should consult their doctor before undertaking this astronomical tour
  • The pickup time will vary depending on the season and sunset time
  • Children must confirm their age with a passport or ID card
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 20 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Well organised and guides are very knowledgable. We saw the observatory, it was wonderful , but it was too cold for me to enjoy the star gazing- it would be wonderful if blankets were provided and maybe hot drinks. Also if a rough itinerary with timing could be provided upfront, as we left at 13h20 and arrived home at 22h00. We did not know about the picknick you could book with the trip.

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November 20, 2022

A wonderful experience. Very serious company, in terms of transportation. We loved the visit to the observatory, and the guides are very professional, they have a passion for their work and they convey it in their explanations. Highly recommended. Specially grateful to Abel, a 10! Thank you for the experience, we will always remember it.

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October 21, 2022

Easy pick up with very skilled driver. Drive went up west coast so we could see Las Gigantes cliffs. The evening started with a short walk through the park up to the observatory. An astrophysicist guide explained the design features and workings of all the telescopes. We had an opportunity to look inside a telescope. Then a talk and visuals in the visitors centre. After that it was sunset. Very spectacular. Then a ride back to the cable car base for dinner and a half hour show in the planetarium. After that plenty of time looking at stars and moon through 4 large telescopes. Drive back. A full 8 hours or .more.

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February 7, 2020

Product ID: 101669