Stargazing Tenerife

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Go on a spectacular stargazing adventure in Tenerife at the iconic Teide! At Club Canary, we offer a variety of tours tailored to ensure you have the best experience under the stars. Enjoy exclusive deals, secure your spot with a small deposit, and benefit from our hassle-free cancellation policy.

Whether you’re a curious newcomer, a seasoned astronomer, or seeking a romantic escape under the starlit sky, our tours cater to all. From VIP and private excursions to group outings with or without dinner, there’s an option for everyone.

6 Best Tenerife Stargazing Tours for Summer 2024 at Teide

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El Teide Stargazing

El Teide is a must-see during your Tenerife vacation. This stargazing tour has become extremely popular in 2024. The reason for this is because this Teide stargazing outing departs only in a small group which saves you a lot of time as you don’t go past so many hotels.

Small Group Stargazing Excursion

This Tenerife stargazing experience is different from other stargazing tours, since during this trip, you will go on a mini bus with a maximum of 11 guests. This stargazing excursion is the perfect tour to avoid crowds.

Discover the dark skies of Tenerife

Tenerife is the perfect destination to learn more about the constellations. With the help of our specialized guides, you will receive plenty of new information about the constellations, stars and planets.

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Stargazing Teide Experience

This new tour in Tenerife will provide you with the ultimate Teide stargazing experience thanks to its professional team. You can see the night sky as you’ve never seen it before.

Teide Stargazing Trips With Dinner

This stargazing tour has many different options for you to choose from. The tour consists of a fantastic sunset and stargazing on Teide. In addition, it is possible to have dinner on a typical Canarian restaurant.

Tours With Astronomers In Tenerife

Throughout this excursion, you will have the company of an experienced guide. Information about constellations, planets and stars will provided for you to learn about all the curiosities of the night sky of Tenerife. This trip also includes telescopes to have a more complete experience.

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Teide National Park Stargazing

Private stargazing tours are the best option for those who are looking for an exclusive Teide national park stargazing trip. This sort of tours combines two astonishing experiences in one evening—a fabulous sunset and a stargazing experience in the Teide National Park.

Private Stargazing Tour Tenerife

These unique tours allows you to create a tailored trip, considering all your special requests. A picnic or dinner can be prepared for you with the food you like the most.

Teide at Night Exclusive Tours

During this VIP stargazing tour, you will be accompanied with a specialized guide. This guide will explain you details about constellations and you can see them with the professional telescopes.

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Tenerife Teide Stargazing

This is one of the most booked Teide stargazing tours in Tenerife. During this tour, you will enjoy a stunning sunset with a glass of cava, as well as admire the beautiful night sky of Tenerife.

Tenerife Teide by Night Excursions

Teide by night excursions are available on different days depending on your language preference. The stargazing trip is offered in 5 different languages. Moreover, if you are staying at Puerto de la Cruz, the pick-up is also possible.

Stargazing Tours with Professional Telescopes

Professional telescopes will be provided to enable you to observe the stars in the best possible way. The guide will also explain you the constellations with the help of a laser pen.

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Tenerife Night Skies Tour

The night skies of Tenerife are a celestial spectacle worth experiencing. The unique stargazing experience offered by Tenerife Sky at Night allows you to marvel at the stars from a secluded mountain-top restaurant, away from the bustling tourist areas. The striking beauty of Tenerife doesn’t end with its daytime landscapes; it extends to the stunning canvas of stars that paint the night sky. This stargazing journey is perfect for those drawn to nature, tranquility, and the enigmatic allure of the cosmos.

Stargazing Safari Teide

Your stargazing adventure begins with a scenic drive up to Teide National Park. The journey takes you through Spain’s highest village, Vilaflor, and the renowned Canarian pine forest, pausing at viewpoints to appreciate unique landscapes. The destination, the 7 Cañadas Restaurant, awaits with a delectable three-course dinner. As dusk falls, you can enjoy the dramatic transition from day to night at one of the finest viewpoints.

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Tenerife Stargazing Tours by Quad

Of all the Tenerife stargazing tours found on this page, this one is the most extraordinary. The quad excursions to El Teide by night is a fantastic getaway for young people and couples. You can choose to drive the quad alone or accompanied by a friend.

Teide Sunset and Stargazing Quad Excursions

During this 4-hour quad trip to El Teide, you will appreciate a marvelous sunset with incredible views. Apart from this wonderful experience, there is enough time for stargazing while riding your quad.

Book a Tenerife Stargazing Quad Trip

If you are interested in visiting the Teide at night, but you need a little more adventure, this is the perfect excursion for you. During this stargazing tour by quad, you will not only admire the night sky of Tenerife, but also drive a quad bike through the Teide National Park.

Stargazing in Tenerife

Best Stargazing Spots Tenerife

Tenerife is one of the better places in the world for stargazing because of its clear skies and low light pollution. The island has several great stargazing spots that offer stunning views of the night sky. Club Canary has prepared a top five below:

  1. Teide National Park: This park is home to the Teide, Spain’s highest point and UNESCO World Heritage Site. The park is also home to the Teide Observatory, one of the most important astronomical observatories in the world. The park offers a range of stargazing activities, including guided tours and telescope observation sessions.
  2. Roque de los Muchachos Observatory: Even though this stargazing location is not in Tenerife, we added it since it is quite unique. This observatory is located on the island of La Palma, which is just a short ferry ride from Tenerife. It houses several large telescopes, including the William Herschel Telescope and the Gran Telescopio Canarias, used by scientists from around the world to study the night sky. Visitors can take guided tours of the observatory and participate in stargazing events.
  3. Anaga Rural Park: Located in the northeastern part of the island, this park is known for its beautiful and unspoiled landscapes. The park has little light pollution, making it an ideal place for stargazing. Visitors can take guided tours or visit the park independently to enjoy the night sky.
  4. Las Americas: Some hotels in the Las Americas area offer stargazing experiences and telescope observing sessions, you can find some in tourist areas such as Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas.

It is important to note that the best time for stargazing in Tenerife is the winter months, when the nights are longest and the skies are clearest. It is also advisable to check the weather forecast before planning your trip. When planning an organized Tenerife stargazing experience through Club Canary, the location will be in the national park of El Teide.

Teide Stargazing Tours: A Celestial Spectacle

Regarded as a premier Starlight Tourist Destination, Teide stands among the world’s most exceptional spots for naked-eye stargazing. From its vantage point, you can marvel at 83 of the 88 officially recognized constellations. Utilizing advanced telescopes, our tours offer an unparalleled opportunity to uncover the mysteries of the Milky Way, distant galaxies, and captivating planets. Embark on a journey to explore the cosmos like never before on Mount Teide.

Tenerife Observatory Night Tour: A Stellar Exploration

Nestled high on the slopes of Teide at an altitude of 2,390 meters, the Teide Observatory stands as a beacon of astronomical research globally. Operated by the esteemed Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), this observatory delves into the mysteries of the cosmos, offering insights into astronomy and astrophysics like no other.

Enlightening Astronomical Tours

While the Teide Observatory hosts a range of informative tours, its operational hours—closing at 18:00 in summer and 17:00 in winter—mean that traditional night tours directly through the observatory aren’t feasible. However, for those eager to experience the magic of Teide’s night sky, a unique opportunity exists. Through private stargazing tours in Tenerife, visitors can immerse themselves in the celestial wonders that the night sky has to offer, right from the heart of one of the world’s most significant astronomical sites. Discover the universe’s secrets with an experience that transcends the ordinary.

Stargazing with Care: Your Trustworthy Guide to the Stars

For your star-filled adventures, Club Canary chooses to work only with trusted and expert companies. This way, we make sure your stargazing trip is safe, follows the rules, and is fun for everyone. This is really important because our stargazing happens in Teide National Park, a special place that we need to take care of. With us, you’ll get to enjoy Stargazing Tenerife Teide in the best way possible. We promise a journey that’s not just about seeing stars but also about respecting and protecting the beautiful nature around us. Join us for a Teide stargazing experience that’s safe, legal, and unforgettable.

Stargazing Tenerife On Your Own

When you want to do a stargazing tour in Tenerife on your own it can be a fun and exciting experience. However, it is important to be well prepared so that you can enjoy it to the fullest. Here are some things you should take with you on a Tenerife stargazing trip:

  1. A telescope: If you plan to do some serious stargazing, a telescope can be a great investment. Even a small telescope can show many details in the night sky, and a larger telescope can show you even more.
  2. A star chart or astronomy app: A star chart or astronomy app can help you identify the stars, planets and other celestial objects you see.
  3. A comfortable chair or blanket: A comfortable chair or blanket can make it more comfortable to lie on the ground for long periods of time and look at the stars.
  4. A red flashlight: A red flashlight is useful for reading maps and charts or taking notes in the field. It won’t bother your eyes when adjusting to the dark.
  5. Warm clothing: Nights can be chilly in Tenerife, even in summer, so it is a good idea to bring warm clothing, such as a jacket, long pants and closed-toed shoes.
  6. A camera or smartphone: You may also want to bring a camera or smartphone so you can take pictures of the night sky, but keep in mind that it’s not the best way to get good shots of the stars because it requires special settings to do it right. We found this blog where info is given to take nice pictures of stars with the iPhone.
  7. Insect protection spay: Depending on where you are going, insects can be a problem at night. Normally in Tenerife we don’t have huge problems with insects at night, and there are virtually no mosquitos around Teide. But should you go stargazing from a location other than Teide, an insect spray is recommended.
  8. Water and snacks: It’s always a good idea to bring water and snacks, especially if you plan to spend a long time stargazing.

Should you miss some things from the list you might not have a great stargazing experience in Tenerife. We will then recommend that you consider one of the Tenerife stargazing tours on this page.

Stargazing Tours Tenerife

If you plan to join a guided Tenerife stargazing excursion, there are a few things you can do to prepare to get the most out of the experience:

  • Learn about the night sky: Refresh your knowledge about the stars, planets and other celestial bodies you might see during the excursion. A basic knowledge of the night sky can help you appreciate what you see and understand what the guide is talking about, making the Teide stargazing trip even more enjoyable.
  • Bring appropriate clothing: Be sure to dress in warm layers. The Tenerife stargazing tours are held in the National Park of El Teide at an altitude of about 2350 meters where it can be quite cold in the evening.
  • Be open-minded: Be open-minded and willing to learn new things. The guide is an expert in Tenerife stargazing and can provide a wealth of information and insights you may not have been aware of.
  • Follow the guide’s rules and recommendations: Follow the guide’s rules and recommendations and respect the environment. Some locations in the Teide national park are protected or have access restrictions for a good reason and this is in the interest of the fauna, flora and future stargazers.
  • Charge your electronic devices: Make sure the batteries of your devices such as smartphones, cameras, are fully charged before you leave. Perhaps bring a book or a gaming device to possibly entertain you during the bus trip to Teide.

With these tips in mind, you will be well prepared for your stargazing excursion in Tenerife and ready to fully enjoy the experience.

Tenerife Stargazing

What to expect on one of the Tenerife stargazing tours:

  1. Clear skies: Tenerife is known for its clear and stable skies, making it an ideal place for stargazing. The weather is usually mild and dry, with few clouds, meaning you have a good chance of a clear view of the stars.
  2. Dark skies: The island has several spots designated as starlight reserves, where light pollution is kept to a minimum. This makes it possible to observe even faint stars and deep sky objects.
  3. A chance to see the Milky Way: Tenerife’s dark skies make it an ideal place to observe the Milky Way, which can be an awe-inspiring sight.
  4. A wide variety of celestial objects: Tenerife is a great place to observe a wide variety of celestial objects, including stars, galaxies, nebulae and star clusters.
  5. A chance to learn more about the universe: Tenerife stargazing tours offer an educational component, with information about the stars, constellations and other celestial objects, and the history and mythology surrounding them.
  6. Professional guides: Club Canary works with a number of professional stargazing tour providers who offer guided tours with telescopes and other equipment. These guides are often knowledgeable about the Tenerife night sky and can help you get the most out of your stargazing experience.

Star Gazing Tenerife: Essential FAQs

What is stargazing?

Stargazing is observing the stars at night, ideally away from light pollution. In Tenerife, it usually refers to stargazing at Teide National Park, one of Europe’s best spots for admiring the stars. It can be done with the naked eye or a telescope, offering a chance to admire the night sky’s beauty.

What is astrotourism?

Astrotourism involves stargazing for tourism purposes. It includes guided group tours where an expert explains the astronomical aspects of the location.

When can I see the Milky Way in Tenerife?

The Milky Way is best visible in Tenerife during summer, particularly from Teide National Park. August is the optimal month for stargazing.

What is the most well-known Teide stargazing trip?

The Teide by Night tour is renowned for its long-standing history, making it one of the most well-known stargazing excursions in Teide National Park. Its reputation comes from over a decade of providing mesmerizing stargazing experiences.

What is the price range for Teide stargazing tours?

Prices at Club Canary start from 49€, going up to 850€ for private group trips. This range reflects the -10% online discount offered.

What should I bring on a Teide stargazing trip?

Dress warmly in layers, as temperatures can drop quickly after sunset. Some tours offer jackets and hot drinks, but always check the tour details.

Is stargazing in Tenerife suitable for families?

Absolutely! Stargazing in Tenerife is a family-friendly activity. However, while the excursion is suitable for children, the pricing for children is slightly lower than for adults, but not significantly so. Also, it’s important to note that these tours often include detailed presentations about the stars which might be lengthy and potentially less engaging for younger children. Therefore, it’s worth considering your child’s interest and attention span when planning for a stargazing tour.

Can people with disabilities participate in stargazing tours?

Yes, but it’s best to consult with Club Canary’s live chat for specific accessibility arrangements. Private tours can offer more personalized attention.

Are stargazing trips available if I’m staying in Puerto de la Cruz?

While most stargazing tours cater to guests in South Tenerife, like Playa de las Américas and Costa Adeje, some tours offer pickup services in Puerto de la Cruz, typically one or two days a week. For specific details, check the tour descriptions or contact Club Canary directly. They can provide the latest information on pickup options for Puerto de la Cruz.

Why choose Club Canary for booking stargazing tours?

Club Canary ensures a flexible, convenient booking process with a deposit option, best price guarantee, group discounts, and an extensive selection of tours. With an average 4.9-star rating and numerous positive reviews, they’re a trusted choice for an unforgettable stargazing experience.

Why is Teide stargazing a must for everyone in Tenerife?

Teide stargazing is a unique experience, great for all. It’s not just for star lovers. The clear skies at Teide National Park make it perfect for seeing stars and planets. You learn about the stars, or just enjoy a special night out. It’s fun and magical, fitting for a romantic evening or a family adventure. Everyone finds something special in this starry experience.