Stargazing on Mount Teide - private tour
Stargazing Experience – telescope observations in Teide National Park is the ultimate activity for everybody visiting the Canary Islands.
Tenerife is officially the best astrotourism destination in the whole world and seeing the stars from Mount Teide is a must do experience for every traveller! The Travel Tenerife team will make this experience unique!
Enjoy your Stargazing Experience in a small group of your closest friends or family. See the Universe in a group of 1 to 6 people. Have the telescopes and the astronomer just for you. Have a go at operating a robotic telescope and take the most spectacular astronomical images yourself with the help of the astronomer.
The excursion plan is the same as the complete offer but tailored to your specific needs.
An unforgettable experience for everyone, a chance to see beyond the horizon and be part of something great!
The Universe is open to you while on the excursion with our team. We will take you up Mount Teide and show you the night sky like you’ve never seen before! With our professional telescopes and astrophotography equipment you will be able to see the planets of our Solar System, distant galaxies, nebulas, clusters and so much more!
Knowledgable guides will explain the observations to you, tell you amazing stories and facts about our universe as well as show you how to take breathtaking astro pictures with your camera and even a cell phone through our telescopes.
The evening will start with solar observations*, a glass of local champagne and commemorative photos. You will be able to see the most magnificent view of the Sunset from slope of Mount Teide*. A three-course dinner with wine in the restaurant will then follow before we move further up Mount Teide to begin the night sky observations.
*weather permitting – an alternative programme will be provided
Travel Tenerife has been awarded multiple times for the service we provide. Our most treasured awards are:
- Worlds best tour operator of the year 2017 by Luxury Travel Guide World
- Best tour operator of Spain in 2017 by Luxury Travel Guide
- World best tour operator of the year 2016 by Luxury Travel Guide World
- Best tour operator of Tenerife in 2016 by Luxury Travel Guide
- Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence
Our aim during the excursion is to care for your every need and make sure you feel that way. We pick you up directly from your place in mini vans or buses, we provide jackets/hoodies/blankets to make sure you’re warm and cozy during the observations, we inform the restaurant of your dietary requirements (if previously advised) and we provide enough telescopes and guides to make sure you don’t have to wait too long during the observations. If you’re a photography enthusiast and have your DSLR camera with you, do not hesitate to let the guides know – they will assist you in taking spectacular pictures!
If you’re looking for even more luxurious experience, check out our VIP offer!
Stargazing Experience is not just a regular tour you can do anywhere. This really is the ultimate adventure! We go to up 2200 meters to the crater of the highest volcano in the whole of Spain and in the whole of the Atlantic Ocean. We are there in the night time without any artificial light where only the light of the stars or moon shine down upon us. We perform very sophisticated observations with our telescopes and take spectacular pictures of far away objects. During each excursion you can be part of a real astronomy session and see various objects as far as 135 million light years away from us! Get ready to see other galaxies, places where new stars are born, comets and much more!
During the excursion we use a variety of different telescopes and quite a lot of astro photography equipment. We have professional solar telescopes with H-alpha filters as well as a whole set of night time telescopes with different filters and lenses. The professional astro pictures we take during our excursions are available to you to download for free on our facebook page. Our certified guides will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding astronomy, the telescopes or astro photography. The programme of our Stargazing Experience is created within the STEAM education system and is a great contribution to the school curriculum of your child. Our guides are certified by the European Union in general performance of the tour, by the Canarian Institute of Astrophysics in presenting astronomical knowledge to all audiences and by the Starlight Foundation as official Starlight Monitors capable of performing licensed observations on Mount Teide.
Astronomy is one of those things that binds the family together and our Stargazing Experience is special in that way. We are fully prepared to welcome every member of your family from the youngest to the most mature. Let this experience help you share your passion for astronomy together with your family. Especially for you, we are ready to answer all your questions and our telescopes are set for easy access by the young ones. Even though we go high to the crater of the volcano, the places we choose for the observations do not require walking.
Looking for something special for your loved ones? Maybe it’s time for the big question and you want it to be really special? There is not many things more special than the stars! Let us know in advance about your surprise plans and we’ll be there for you to assist you and take plenty of pictures and videos of your big night!
BIRTHDAYS AND GIFTS
Joining us on the Stargazing Experience is a great way to celebrating birthdays! The sound of “Happy Birthday”, whilst celebrating the sunset with champagne on Mount Teide will make this a birthday to remember. Should you need a gift for the astronomy enthusiast, we also have the option to purchase a telescope from our online shop and we will be also happy to bing it along on the tour to be presented to the recipient. The guides can give instructions on how to use it straight away during the excursion!