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Tenerife: Mount Teide Hiking Tour with Cable Car

1. Tenerife: Mount Teide Hiking Tour with Cable Car

Explore the highest mountain in Spain on this hiking tour without having to walk the entire way. Enjoy reaching the top of the mountain with the help of the cable car, including the necessary permits. On this tour you will take the cable car up Mount Teide – from 2350 to 3550 meters high. You will then walk the remaining 170 meters. No other place in Tenerife offers such fantastic panoramic views of the entire island across to the neighboring islands. After a rest on the summit you will descend to the cable car station and travel back down by cable car. Enjoy a photo stop at Roques de Garcia and make the most of the perfect views to take amazing photos.

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Teide by Night: Romantic Sunset & Stargazing Tour

2. Teide by Night: Romantic Sunset & Stargazing Tour

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 absorb 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.

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From Playa de las Américas: Full-Day Teide Jeep Safari

3. From Playa de las Américas: Full-Day Teide Jeep Safari

Experience another side of Tenerife on this 8-hour 4WD tour. Head to popular El Teide National Park and see the evidence of past volcanic activity. Enjoy a drive to mountain villages and discover the area’s geography and its people. See Vilaflor, the highest village of Spain, and the typical hamlets of Masca. At each stop your guide will tell you about the places you’re visiting. There will also be a stop at a restaurant, where you can enjoy a meal (at your own expense).

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Tenerife Teide National Park Stargazing

4. Tenerife Teide National Park Stargazing

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.

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Tenerife: Teide National Park Full-Day Scenic Tour

5. 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.

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Tenerife: Quad Adventure Tour in Teide National Park

6. Tenerife: Quad Adventure Tour in Teide National Park

Enjoy a 4-hour tour of Tenerife's Teide National Park and Mount Teide, the highest mountain in Spain. You'll 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. Drive through areas of forest and incredible volcanic landscapes. During the tour, you'll pass through the towns of Arona, La Escalona, and Vilaflor, a charming town where you'll have time to walk or freshen up before continuing the climb. Finally, you'll arrive at Boca del Tauce with time to relax, take photos, and breathe the fresh mountain air.

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Teide and Northern Tenerife: Grand Tour

7. Teide and Northern Tenerife: Grand Tour

Discover some of Tenerife's most extraordinary locations like El Teide National Park, the lava pools of Garachico, and the mountain village of Masca. Learn about the island's history along the way. Begin your tour at the magnificent World Heritage Site, El Teide National Park. See the impressive lava formations of the Los Roques de Garcia and learn about the natural history of the park with views of Spain's highest point, Mount Teide. Continue to the charming town of Icod de los Vinos and see the ancient Dragon Tree – the centuries-old dracaena tree. Visit Garachico, a town partly destroyed by a volcanic eruption in 1706, and admire the typical Canarian architecture and unique lava pools. Enjoy the stunning scenery en route to the dramatic mountain village of Masca. Soak in the views of the lush valley and the breathtaking blue sea in the distance. Then, pass by the vibrant city of Santiago del Teide on your way back to your hotel.

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Tenerife: Teide and Las Cañadas Half-Day Tour

8. Tenerife: Teide and Las Cañadas Half-Day Tour

Benefit from pick-up in the south of Tenerife, and then climb Mount Teide through the lovely local villages. Journey through a beautiful pine forest that provides precious water and arrive at an unforgettable plateau with a lunar-like landscape. Ascend above the clouds at an altitude of approximately 2,000 meters above sea level and marvel at the volcanic rock formations surrounding you. Admire the UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the 12 Treasures of Spain from different perspectives.

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Teide National Park Stargazing

9. 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.

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Teide Night Experience with Dinner and Stargazing

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Teide National Park

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,677 reviews

Hans was an exceptional guide throughout. His charming personality, depth of knowledge and breadth of experience made the whole tour more enjoyable. HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommended to anyone visiting Tenerife. Night Skies Tenerife with Kieran Mynott - You absolutely rock!! Thanks for making our new year's eve special.

Well organized trip, friendly guides! Despite the entire group except us being German speaking, the guides made an effort to communicate in English with us, which made it more comfortable. The hike is physically demanding and not for people who are unfit. Some level of fitness is required to complete the hike.

Our trip was fantastic and Neil was an excellent guide to have with us in the car. The sights were amazing and breathtaking. It was definitely a highlight on our holiday here in Tenerife and I really recommend this trip!!

Amazing experience with lots of photos and complimentary hot chocolate included. Kieran was also very knowledgeable!

Excellent commentary, very knowledgeable. We went up on a very cold night, wrap up ski gear required!