Go star watching with this all-day tour to the Teide Observatory on the island of Tenerife. Learn about astronomy from a starlight guide and take a guided tour of the observatory. After sunset, use long-range telescopes to observe the night sky of Teide National Park.
The tour was in two parts. The first one was thoroughly enjoyable with an expert guide who was very good at explaining things. Despite some minor technical issues he was very patient and professional. I loved looking at the telescope (never seen the sun and the moon 'so close'!). The Teide Observatory space itself is very interesting and the fantastic stuff the people who work there do! Wow!
The second part of the tour was less enjoyable for me unfortunately. Another guide took over the stargazing and unfortunately I didn't find his delivery as engaging as the other guide. He was knowledgeable for sure but there was something missing for me :-( I'm sorry to say but I would have preferred the other guide, Edoardo, to stay as guide for this other part. Also, the fact the group became bigger (the first part had 5 of us) meant that each person's time to look into the telescope was much shorter. You could go back but still not long enough, at least compared to other stargazing tours I've had.