Teide tours: the best options to visit the Park

teide tours

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Tenerife is one of the best islands in Spain and one of its main attractions is the Teide. In case it is on your mind to go and see its spectacular views, today we tell you all about the Teide tours.

Climbing the Teide peak and cable car ride

Are you ready to conquer Spain’s highest peak? The adventure begins between 7:00am and 9:30am, when you get picked up from your hotel. Then you ride the cable car to the upper station and now it’s time to walk to the Teide summit at 12000 ft.

The walk from the upper station and the summit is about 1 hour. To do this section you will need a special permit but don’t worry, if you do the climbing Mount Teide tour with cable car it is included.

mount teide of tenerife

Teide tour and cable car ride

The first one of the Teide tours is interesting if you are looking to discover the Teide National Park. With the Teide excursion with cable car even transportation is included. In addition, you can enjoy the volcanic landscape that Teide has to offer and discover a bit of history about the island.

To see this park, you will ride the telesilla to go from one stop to another. You’ll first climb some 7500 ft in altitude until you reach the Roques de Garcia viewpoint and continue discovering sites. Some of them are the Rambleta viewpoint, the path of La Fortaleza and the Pico Viejo viewpoint.

Yes, with this tour you will need to acquire the permits required to climb the Teide peak yourself if you want to finish the experience at the highest point of the mountain.

Cable car Teide views

Teide tour: sunset and see the stars

Another Teide tour to visit the mount is at sunset and, while you’re at it, stay to see the constellations. This experience you can live with the Teide sunset and stars tour, a different way to visit the place.

This tour is exclusive, as you will ride the cable car from 16:30 pm, when it is no longer open for other travelers. The chairlift will drop you off at the top station (11400 ft) and you’ll walk to the Pico Viejo viewpoint, where you’ll see the best sunset.

Once the sun goes down, you’ll follow your guide to the cable car base station, where you’ll see the stars and learn more about the constellations.

Teide sunset views

Mount Teide at night with picnic

On the Mount Teide at night tour with picnic you will be able to see the Teide National Park in the afternoon, thanks to the small stops that your bus will make and then watch the sunset at a viewpoint. Don’t forget that you have the option to include a picnic of cold cuts and vegetarian for dinner 😉

After dark, at the cable car base station you’ll see the constellations with a telescope and professional guide. And if you had any doubts… this guide will accompany you throughout the tour.

Teide stargazing tour

What’s different about this Teide tour is that you have to go directly to the cable car base station, where the activity takes place. Are you ready to discover the best sky you’ve ever seen?

The Teide stargazing tour is a good option if you are passionate about astrology and the Milky Way. From the base station at 8000 fts you will see the planets, the galaxies and the constellations. In addition, you will be in a unique place: Mount Teide

Another plus of the tour is that you will use professional telescopes and will be accompanied by experts from the Canary Islands Starlight Foundation.

Finally, we recommend you to look at the lunar calendar before booking, as you will see the stars worse on full moon nights.

People watching the stars from Teide

Of all the Teide tours in Tenerife which one did you like the most? Do you have your camera ready to capture the moment?

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