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Mount Teide Tour and Observatory Excursion

Along with Chile and Hawaii, the Canary Islands has been named one of the best three spots in the world to observe the sky. This guided tour to the world's most advanced astronomical observatory will give you a unique opportunity to explore the skies from the highest peak in Spain.

As well as exploring the amazing Teide National Park, you will get to see inside and learn about the largest solar observatory in the world on this fascinating day trip.

Your adventure starts with an enjoyable coach ride to the picturesque Mount Teide National Park, home of spectacular volcanic landscapes and striking picturesque scenery.

Learn how the Canary Islands were formed as you drive along dramatic mountain roads and through typical villages before ascending to the Teide Observatory which is located at an altitude of 2.400m.

Upon arrival, you will receive an introduction about the different areas of the observatory before watching a short video about the Canary Islands' sky and learning how the telescopes work at night - listen closely as an astronomy expert explains what astrophysics is and how astrophysicists work.

As you tour the observatory accompanied by your guide, you will have an opportunity to observe the sun through portable telescopes and explore this fascinating collection of buildings.

If you want to enjoy the Teide National Park in all its glory, exploring the nooks and crannies of one of the world’s most visited national parks, the Teide Tour is your tour.

Experience Includes

  • 8-hour tour exploring the magnificent Mount Teide National Park
  • Guided visit of the world's largest Observatory
  • Observe the sun through two different telescopes
  • Transportation including scenic drive through Mount Teide National Park
  • Various departure points from Southern Tenerife

Experience Excludes

  • Snacks and refreshments
  • Cable Car
  • Optional gratuities

Departs

Thursdays.

Departure location

Southern Tenerife: Pick-ups are available from most hotels in Los Cristianos, Playa de las Américas, Costa Adeje and Playa Paraiso.

Start times

Tour starts at 12.00pm.

Duration

8.5 hours including 90 minute guided visit to the Observatory.

Terms & Conditions

  • You will receive a voucher for this experience. Please read it thoroughly.
  • Guests aged between 2 and 11 years are eligible for the child rate.
  • Pick-ups are available from most hotels in Los Cristianos, Playa de las Américas, Costa Adeje and Playa Paraiso.
  • When visiting the Teide Observatory, it's recommended to wear appropriate clothing to protect you from changing temperatures and comfortable footwear (please avoid sandals).