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Mount Teide Tours

Mount Teide
At 12,198 feet (3,718 meters) above sea level, Mount Teide is the highest peak in the Canary Islands and all of Spain. The towering peak in Tenerife tempts visitors with the chance to stand atop a volcano and look out over the nearby islands of La Palma, Gran Canaria, La Gomera, and El Hierro — if the clouds cooperate. Adventurous travelers opt for an intense five-hour hike to the summit, while many other visitors prefer to ride the Teide cable car to the observation deck just shy of the mountain's highest point.

The Basics
Lots of full- and half-day tours visit Mt Teide National Park, many of which combine some light hiking with a cable car ride. For more personalized attention, opt for a private tour, or, for a unique experience, book a stargazing experience to take advantage of the volcano's status as one of the best places in the world to observe the night sky. You can also book a combo tour that includes time in the provincial villages of the nearby Masca Valley.
  • Most guided tours include round-trip transport from Tenerife hotels.
  • Travelers should note that although the cable car is not formally accessible, some visitors in wheelchairs find they're able to ride it with the assistance of their travel companions. 
  • It's colder on Mt. Teide than on the rest of the island of Tenerife, so dress accordingly.
  • The mountain's lower station, where the cable car ride begins, features food and drink offerings, a gift shop, and public restrooms. The upper station has restrooms as well.

How to Get to Mount Teide
Mt Teide sits in Parque Nacional de las Cañadas del Teide, a UNESCO World Heritage site. It's possible to drive to the site, or take the bus from Puerto de la Cruz or Playa de la Americas. Both have one morning departure to the mountain and one afternoon return trip.

When to Get There
There's never a bad time to visit the park, with the average temperature in Tenerife hovering around 73°F (23°C), but be aware that it's often cooler in the park than on the rest of the island, especially at night. Summer is the busiest season at Mt Teide, while springtime visits allow for the chance to see the stunning contrast of wildflowers in bloom at the base of the mountain and snow still gracing the peak.

Teide Trivia to Impress Your Friends
Not only is Mt Teide the tallest mountain in Spain, but it's the world's third tallest volcano, rising 24,606 feet (7,500 meters) from the ocean floor. Technically, it's an active volcano, though it hasn't erupted since 1909.
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Day Trips

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CAN-AM SPYDER Route to El Teide from Puerto de la Cruz

Live an amazing experience and enjoy driving a CAN-AM SPYDER towards El Teide, the highest mountain in Spain.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours

Attraction Tickets

Cable car at sunset

Ascend Tenerife Island’s Mount Teide, a massive volcano and the highest peak in all of Spain by cable car to watch an incredible sunset. Climb 11,663-feet (3,555-meters) to the top in your private (maximum 90-people) cable car, soaring over craters, lava flows, and rocky terrain. At the summit, go to the Pico Viejo lookout to take in the spectacular colors filling the sky as the sun dips below the horizon.  
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours

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Teide Observatory Entrance

Marvel over the wonders of outer space at the world’s largest solar observatory – the Teide Observatory in Tenerife. Climb the 2,400-meter (7,900-foot) peak of Mt Teide Volcano and embark on a 2-hour guided tour of the famous observatory. Discover its importance in research and monitoring solar activity; take a peek at the solar and nocturnal telescopes; and learn why the Canary Islands is one for the best places in the world for observing the sky.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours

Kid Friendly Tours & Activities

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VIP Tour North Tenerife

Enjoy this private Tour through the north of Tenerife and discover some of the island’s most amazing spots.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours

Day Trips

Stargazing Experience - Telescope Observations on mount Teide

Tenerife’s Mt. Teide is a prime spot for viewing the stars and constellations of the night sky. Departing from south Tenerife resorts, this tour provides a ready-made stargazing experience: with high-tech telescopes and equipment that let you view the heavens in ways usually reserved for professional astronomers. See planets and deep-space phenomena, learn the science behind your observations, and enjoy a traditional Canarian dinner and Champagne to make your experience extra special.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours

Historical & Heritage Tours

Mt. Teide and Masca Valley Tour in Tenerife

Discover the magnificent landscapes that surround Tenerife’s Mt Teide and the Masca Valley on an exhilarating full-day excursion. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, travel through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Teide National Park on a voyage of natural discovery; gaze at sweeping volcanic panoramas and capture photographs of the island’s unique dragon tree. Ascend to Vilaflor, one of Spain’s highest villages, and enjoy leisurely time in Masca and Garachico, provincial villages cradled by rolling hills. Enjoy convenient round-trip transportation on this fascinating tour.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes

Day Trips

Teide National Park Tour Including Transfers and Cable Car or Observatory Tickets

Stand in awe beneath the looming Mt Teide volcano and explore the lava-sculpted landscapes of the UNESCO-listed Mt Teide National Park on this 6-hour tour. Choose from two different itineraries depending on your pick-up point: those arriving from south Tenerife will stop off at the unique rock formations of Cañadas del Teide and Los Roques de García; while the northern route passes through the serene La Orotava Valley. For the ultimate panoramic view, opt for a thrilling cable car ride up Mt Teide, the highest mountain in Spain.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Jeep Tour in Tenerife to Teide National Park and Masca from the South

Swap the beaches of Tenerife for the volcanic hills of Teide National Park and two mountain villages. On a day trip by 4x4 Jeep, you'll first travel away from the Playa de las Americas beach and up into the hills, among the black volcanic rock of the park. Later, you'll travel higher to Masca and Vilaflor, two of the island's pretty mountain villages, and stop for a lunch of regional specialties (own expense). Your guide drives through the trip, allowing you to relax and admire the sights as you go.
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  • 7 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Teide Quad Trip 5h

-- Polaris 500cc Quads -- This is our flagship quad excursion which never falls short to amaze our riders. The Teide Quad Tour in Tenerife is our best selling quad experience and all our riders enjoyed every moment of it. It is a quad excursion which will take you high above the clouds and all the way to the bottom of the volcano.We will go deep inside the Teide National Park where we will enjoy the stunning lava fields and fantastic ocean views. We will drive inside the beautiful pine fores and onto lava roads. The Quad Trip also includes a stop at one of our favorite restaurants for a typical Canarian meal experience.Maybe you’ve seen it, maybe you’ve hear about it but you definitely didn’t explore it our way!
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours

Full-day Tours

Tenerife Teide National Park Tour including Volcano Teide and Masca

The Teide National Park is Tenerife’s largest national park and a UNESCO World Heritage site. On this full-day tour, marvel at the mighty peak of Mount Teide as you visit the park’s most impressive viewpoints, including the landmark Roques de Garcia. After lunch (not included), visit the local towns of Icod de los Vinos, Garachico, and Masca.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours

Full-day Tours

Gran Canaria Highlights Full-Day Tour

Experience the full diversity of Gran Canaria with ease, in a day, on this island coach tour. See the capital, Las Palmas, before exploring the island’s central mountains, forests, and palm-filled valleys. Visit viewpoints, admire the Roque Nublo pinnacle and balconied houses of Canarian villages, and tour a rum factory as you uncover Gran Canaria’s history and culture. South coast and Las Palmas pickup (additional cost), plus an optional upgrade for priority boarding are available.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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  • 8 to 9 hours

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Minivan VIP tour Tenerife Island

Go off the beaten track to see the beauty spots of Tenerife on a full-day 4x4 jeep or minivan tour. Choose from three routes and hop inside your shared vehicle with a professional driver to discover some of the island’s best scenery, from Mt. Teide and the Orotava Valley to Anaga's laurel forests. Whichever route you select, stop for a typical Canarian lunch along the way. Your tour includes lunch and return hotel transfers.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Night Tours

Mt Teide Volcano Tour by Night

Discover the volcanic majesty of Mt Teide from a unique perspective on this evening tour from Southern Tenerife. Gaze at the sparkling stars as you absorb panoramic vistas from some of the island’s most impressive vantage points; enjoy the tranquility of the natural park by night and gain insight into captivating constellations from a knowledgeable astronomer guide. Convenient round-trip transportation from your hotel in southern Tenerife is included on this tour.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes

Half-day Tours

Mt Teide Stargazing Experience in Tenerife

Get acquainted with the sparkling stars of the night sky during a 45-minute Mt Teide stargazing experience in Tenerife. Travel to the heart of the Teide National Park, an enchanting UNESCO World Heritage-listed park replete with dramatic scenery and fiery mountains. Under the guidance of an expert astronomer guide, gaze at glittering constellations through a long-range telescope; see Saturn’s rings and marvel at the many moons of Jupiter as your knowledge of the mystifying Solar System is enriched.
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  • 45 minutes
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  • 45 minutes

Full-day Tours

Tenerife Full-Day Guided Tour With Teide National Park and Masca

See Tenerife highlights, from Teide National Park to the picturesque village of Masca, on a full-day tour from hotels in south Tenerife. The long list of stops also includes Villaflor de Chasna, La Orotava, Guachinche, Icod de Los Vinos, and Garachico; covering the same highlights on your own would mean a day spent focused on winding roads, but round-trip transport by minibus leaves you free to simply enjoy the view.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Nature & Wildlife

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Whale Watching and Marine Science Tour

This exclusive tour brings a unique opportunity for watching whales and dolphins and understanding them through the explanations of our marine biologist. This is an educational and scientific tour that will guide you through marine biology and conservation. Have you ever seen one of those National Geographic documentaries and thought "I would like to be part of it"? well, this is your opportunity.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes

Paragliding

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Paragliding flight over Tenerife - GOLD FLIGHT

Expedition to the “moon”! This is the most impressive flight available on the island. We take off near the volcano El Teide from Izana (2200m). You will silently glide beside Teide often over a sea of clouds with breathtaking views of Tenerife's magnificent and diverse landscapes. We land on the coast to the sounds of crashing waves(east or west depending on the wind direction). Flight time is 30-50 minutes. Transport from and back to your hotel and full insurance is included in the price. No special clothing is required, you do however need to wear sturdy shoes (no sandals), preferably sports shoes. Jackets and shoes are available if necessary. Allow about five hours for the whole experience.
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  • 5 hours
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Nature & Wildlife

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PURE STARGAZING telescope observations on mount Teide

An unforgettable experience and chance to see the Universe with your own eyes!Tenerife is best astro tourism destination in the whole World so once here, Stargazing is a must do activity. Join the best team of highly certified astronomers for the best science adventure of your life. Limited groups, multilingual team and variety of professional telescopes and astrophotography gear will make your experience the best night of your stay in Tenerife!Join us up on Mount Teide and enjoy 2 hour session of observations. get ready to see planets of Solar System, nebulas, clusters, distant galaxies and much more!The evening will end with souvenir from the team - a commemorative picture with Teide and the stars!
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours

Cultural Tours

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Tenerife Total Experience

You will visit two Unesco World Heritage Site and a Laurel forest considered Reserve of Biosphere thanks to the Unique landscape flowers, plants and trees that you can only can see in this place.A laurel forest that´s nearly one million years old.Also in Teide Mountain you enjoy a landscape that appears in movies like Clash of The Titans and planet of the apes and the 10 commandments.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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  • 7 to 8 hours


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