Teide National Park

Teide National Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

Tenerife: Mount Teide Tour with Cable Car Ticket & Transfer

1. Tenerife: Mount Teide Tour with Cable Car Ticket & Transfer

Join a day trip from Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Teide National Park, home to Mt. Teide, Spain’s tallest peak at 12,198 feet (3,718 meters). Following pickup from your hotel, head to the park, and explore its lunar landscapes. Take a cable car to the peak and enjoy time at leisure to soak up the views. After getting picked up in the selected location, visit the largest national park in the Canary Islands and experience a volcanic landscape of unrivaled beauty with your Mount Teide cable car ticket. Forget the car and contribute to a sustainable Teide. By choosing group transport, beat overcrowding in the vehicle parking zones inside the national park which, as a conservation measure, are small and unsuitable for expansion. From the base station, board the cable car for the 8-minute ride up to the highest peak in Spain. The cable car’s upper station, at 3,555 meters, is the point of departure for 3 interesting trails for hiking enthusiasts. There are paths to Pico Viejo Lookout and La Fortaleza Lookout, where you’ll have spectacular views of the north and south of the island. The Telesforo Bravo path leads to the highest point of the volcano, at an altitude of 3,718 meters. To visit the peak you must apply for a permit in advance.

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.

Tenerife: Teide National Park Full-Day Scenic Tour

4. 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.

Teide Night Experience with Dinner and Stargazing

5. 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.

Teide National Park Stargazing

6. 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.

Tenerife: Teide National Park to Sea Mountain Bike Tour

7. Tenerife: Teide National Park to Sea Mountain Bike Tour

Take a biking adventure and leave Los Cristianos for the mountain village of Villaflor. Absorb the beautiful view of the surrounding sea and mountains. Immerse yourself in local villages, lush nature, and the scents of the forests as you descend from a height of 2,000 meters. Meet in Los Cristianos, and begin your journey, venturing 2,000 meters up the mountains via van to the starting point for this exciting biking adventure. Enjoy around 2 hours of bike time, 70% of which is offroad, to give you the best look at the natural beauty of the area. Travel through pine forests, vineyards, and local rural villages full of traditional Canarian culture, and enjoy a tour great for a variety of activity levels on a medium-difficulty trail. Finish the biking portion of the tour back at our shop by the sea.

Teide National Park: Moonlight Tour and Stargazing

8. 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: Quad Adventure Tour in Teide National Park

9. Tenerife: Quad Adventure Tour in Teide National Park

Enjoy a guided quad bike tour of Teide National Park and Mount Teide, the highest mountain in Spain. Choose from tour options with single or double riders and with meeting points in Santa Cruz de Tenerife or with hotel pickup.   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. Take in stunning views of the island from this vantage point.Drive through areas of forest and volcanic landscapes. During the tour, pass through the towns of Arona, La Escalona, and Vilaflor, a charming town, and have time to walk or freshen up before continuing the climb. Finally, arrive at Boca del Tauce with time to relax, take photos, and breathe the fresh mountain air.

Tenerife: Teide Natural Park Volcano Day Trip

10. Tenerife: Teide Natural Park Volcano Day Trip

Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Listed park, and explore Teide Natural Park on this day trip leaving from Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Explore the volcanic landscape in the area and admire the caldera on this half-day excursion. Explore one of the largest and oldest National Park of the Canary Islands, and enjoy a journey from the coast to the highest point of Tenerife through Canary Island pine forests and traditional villages such as Vilafor. Make your way along the road, go through volcanoes and rivers of petrified lava, and make stops to admire one of the largest calderas in the world: Las Cañadas del Teide. Visit Los Roques de García at the foot of the highest peak in Spain: El Teide with an altitude of 3718 m above sea level. Marvel at the imposing volcano located in the heart of Tenerife, one of Teide National Park's main attractions. Resume your walk and continue to admire all that this incredible natural space has to offer on the way back, before returning to your hotel and enjoying the second half of your day.

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What people are saying about Teide National Park

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 4,283 reviews

We booked this private tour so we could be picked up from the north of Tenerife - not many companies offer such a service. As it turned out, we were picked up on time, and the driver/guide was very friendly and knowledgeable and explained the background and the significance of the view points we stopped at, and the beautiful Teide Mountain. We really enjoyed the national park and the views.

Great day trip to Teide with Steffi and Lothar! Absolutely great guides taking care of every little detail of the trip so you can jump along and enjoy everything without a worry. All that said, it is rather demanding hike. Views are stunning, nature is totally breathtaking. 100% recommended for strong hikers.

We had a great time on this tour. Fernando was an excellent tour guide with so much knowledge and Maximo, our driver, was also an excellent DJ and barman! I would definitely recommend this tour. The stargazing was amazing.

very very beautiful and the driver was so so nice explain everything

absolutely fantastic day out and the two guys were excellent guides