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La Palma: Stargazing Tour with Wine and Hotel Transfer

1. La Palma: Stargazing Tour with Wine and Hotel Transfer

Get to know the La Palma's skies on a stargazing tour in Los Cancajos. Stop by one of the world's most famous places to practice astronomy. Next, visit another astronomical viewpoint and watch the sunset over a glass of wine. Look at the stars through a telescope and learn about the constellations. Begin by getting picked up at your hotel. Head to the Roque de los Muchachos viewpoint, which is located at the highest point of La Palma at 2,426 meters above sea level. Jump out and take a look at the observatory from the outside, and at the telescopes that are situated on both sides of the road. Listen to your local guide tell you about each of the telescopes and why they chose this extraordinary place for their location. See the sky of La Palma and take in the special characteristics of the observatory, which is considered one of the best places in the world to practice astronomy. Go on a short drive to a nearby astronomical viewpoint, and enjoy the sunset accompanied by a glass of wine. Participate in an amateur telescope observation in the dark of night. With the help of your guide, discover an infinity of stars as well as galaxies, planets, nebulae, and star clusters. Get dropped back at your hotel at around 1am.

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

Get a glimpse of Teide’s natural beauty by combining two experiences in one day trip — a romantic sunset and stargazing. Explore Mount Teide National Park and sip a glass of Cava at sunset. As the night falls, see the enchanting star constellations with the help of your guide and telescopes. Begin your day trip with a hotel pickup. On the drive, take in panoramic views of Tenerife and absorb the fragrance of the pine forests 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 sky, be taken on a tour of the stars by one of the few professional astronomy guides in the world. Let live commentary from your guide about mapping the night sky and the use of telescopes enhance your stargazing experience.

Teide National Park Stargazing

4. 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.

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. Enjoy a transfer right to 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 way.  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 National Park: Moonlight Tour and Stargazing

6. Teide National Park: Moonlight Tour and Stargazing

See the moon as never before, on high contrast and full of rich details, as it illuminates the landscape of Teide National Park. Far off the typical daylight vision, which is also spectacular, under the stars you will see a magical scenario that you will never forget. Begin the tour with a naked eye explanation of the brightest constellations, an introduction to how to find the Polar star, and learn about their histories as well as how to look for the visible planets and zodiac constellations. Then, look through the high-end telescopes to see the most impressive celestial objects in the sky, such as planets, satellites, and the moon.

Tenerife: Mount Teide Observatory Astronomical Tour

7. Tenerife: Mount Teide Observatory Astronomical Tour

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!

From Adeje: Guided Photography Group Tour

8. From Adeje: Guided Photography Group Tour

After collecting you from your hotel or accommodation in the south of tenerife we carry you on small groups up through the Corona forest to a view point overlooking the west on the remnants of the first ever recorded volcanic eruption which was noted in the ships log by Cristopher Colombus in 1492. Here you can take memorable photos of the sunset and watch Teide change its colour as the sun drops down all while enjoying a glass of cava to toast the sunset. Then a short drive further up the mountain and as the sun sets over the three islands we come to another beautiful view point where we stop for our star gazing with a laser guide to the main stars and constellations in the night sky you will learn the names of the stars and constellations and a little of the Greek mythology behind these groups of stars. A large computerised telescope is used to show you galaxies,nebulae, star clusters and double stars and dependent on the time of year the rings of Saturn and the Galilean moons around Jupiter. A highlight of your trip will be the a magical photo taken using astrophotography techniques with you as the main star under a blanket of stars. Finally after an exciting few hours we return you to your accommodation.

Las Palmas: Sunset & Night Sky Guided Astronomy Hiking Tour

9. Las Palmas: Sunset & Night Sky Guided Astronomy Hiking Tour

Experience Gran Canaria’s starry night sky from a new perspective and with a deeper understanding on this guided astronomy tour. Trek through the Camino de Santiago de Gran Canaria to the iconic Ventana del Nublo to watch the sunset. Once the sun has set, discover the wonders of the night sky. Meet in the center of the island amidst the local island landscape surrounded by mountains. From here, begin the route through the Camino de Santiago de Gran Canaria, the most famous trekking route on the island.  Arrive at one of the most iconic places in Tejeda, the Ventana del Nublo. Watch the sunset with views of Roque Nublo and Teide while learning about the basic concepts of astronomy as the sky darkens. Observe the night sky and learn how to identify constellations, planets, and the captivating Milky Way. Munch on snacks and sip hot drinks while you watch the night sky. Learn how to interpret what you see for yourself so that you can enjoy it every night without a telescope and whatever you have on hand.

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Really enjoyed this small tour. They will tell you the pick-up location before starting this trip so don't worry! And also the driver Luis is excelente! Very safe during the whole trip cause as we know the mountain road needs some skills to drive. Besides, the tour guide, Maxim, very knowledgable in the starry sky and planets, describing/introducing the stars and planets very clearly. Recommend to join it if you are interests in the sunset and stars, amazing!!!

It was great! The bus picked us up at 2:20 p.m. as agreed. How big is the NP! The cava and even homemade mulled wine were also plentiful. Nuts were served with it. Afterwards there was dinner and stargazing through telescopes was an event. Overall, this excursion was the highlight of our trip. 5 Stars!

It was a really unique and special experience to hike by moonlight and to learn about the stars from an amazing viewpoint. Pablo is a great guide and made us feel very relaxed and also gave us some tasty local treats! We had a really magical time and would highly recommend this tour :)

We really enjoyed the excursion. Our guide Viktor explained everything wonderfully. We were particularly impressed by the explanations about the starry sky. The trip is highly recommended and very well organized.

Amazing experience. Good food and awesome guide Hans.