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Astronomical tour

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Visit the world's largest solar observatory and observe the stars on Teide with long-range telescopes. This is a perfect excursion for astronomy lovers.

Description of the experience

You will start the tour at the Teide Observatory, where you will have a guided tour in the afternoon. There, your Starlight guide (specialist in night sky observation) will explain the importance of the Canarian sky, the telescopes of the observatory and the different projects of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias. You will also enjoy the sun as never before, since you will be able to observe its spots and flares through the telescope.

You will see the sunset from the Observatory itself, a unique spectacle in which the sun sets behind El Teide. An array of colors will adorn the views of the volcano and the ocean.

Once at night we will go to the base of the Teide Cable Car and, away from the light pollution of urban areas, you will discover the secrets of the sky in the astronomical observation with the naked eye and a long-range telescope. From El Teide you can see 83 of the 88 officially recognized constellations.

You will discover stars, planets, galaxies and clusters as you had never imagined, while your Starlight guide shows you the constellations, the celestial map and provides you with interesting information about the objects you observe. Marvel at the immensity of the universe and live an unparalleled experience in one of the most visited national parks in the world.

It also includes a stop for a snack. You choose whether you bring your own snack, use the cable car vending machines or buy the optional picnic along with your Astronomic Tour with visit to the Teide Observatory.

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Included

• Transportation.

• Starlight guide in English or Spanish

• Guided visit to the Teide Observatory

• Astronomical observation with a long-range telescope

• Lunch stop (optional, not included in the price)

 

Not included

• Cable Car

 

Duration

• 8 hours

 

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially on long weekends and holidays.

 

Voucher

We will send you an email with a voucher that you can print or take with you to the activity.

 

Frequently asked questions

How to make a reservation?

To book the tour you just have to choose the desired date and fill out the form on this page. Confirmation is immediate.

 

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

 

To be considered:

• Tour subject to availability

• A maximum of two folding wheelchairs is required.

• The excursion begins once all participants are on the bus.

• Pick-ups may include bus transfers.

• Pick-up will be at the meeting point closest to your hotel.

• This tour may be subject to itinerary and schedule changes due to adverse weather conditions or circumstances beyond our control.

• The price for the VIP - Private Excursion option includes a private excursion for 4 people. If you wish to add more people to your group, you must select the VIP- Extra Person Private Excursion option and add it to the cart, the group must have a maximum of 8 people.

• In the event that weather conditions prevent the completion of the full activity, the full amount will be refunded.

• In case weather conditions prevent the visit to the Observatory, the fee for the Teide overnight excursion (with or without picnic) will be charged and the difference will be refunded.

• In case of cloudy weather at the Observatory, the usual itinerary of the contracted visit may be modified.

• If weather conditions prevent the astronomical observation, 30€ per adult and 25€ per child will be refunded.

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you don't cancel within 24 hours or do not show up, you will not be refunded

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