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At your south or north Tenerife hotel, you’ll climb aboard an air-conditioned coach destined for the UNESCO-listed Mount Teide National Park. Admire the rugged landscapes of Tenerife’s countryside as the dramatic silhouette of Mt Teide comes into focus.
On arrival, begin your ascent of Mt Teide in your vehicle. Gaze at a vibrant tableau of ocher-hued rock before disembarking at the upper cable station at Spain’s highest point. Sip a glass of sparkling wine and be enchanted by the slow spectacle of the sunset.
After you see the national park aglow with orange light, pleasure your palate with a Canarian feast of specialties such as papas arrugadas (wrinkled potatoes) and almogrote (cheese paste with pepper, olive oil and garlic), and sip local liqueur, beer, wine or soda. See the Itinerary section for a sample menu.
Sated, return to your coach and travel to a stargazing spot off the beaten track. Alongside a stargazing guide, you’ll spot glittering constellations and winking planets amid the inky blackness of the night sky. If the weather conditions prevent stargazing, you’ll enjoy a virtual tour of the sky.
Your tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel in south or north Tenerife.
Amazing tour. Well organised and lovely guides on every section of the tour. Beautiful views of the sunset from the top of Mount Teide. Lovely buffet dinner. And rounded off with a fascinating view of constellations and planets - naked eye and using telescopes. We saw Mars, the moon, and Saturn with it's rings and moons through the telescope. Many thanks to the local astronomer/astrophysicist who took our English speaking group - a really informative and entertaining presentation.
A very enjoyable afternoon/evening. To be honest the sunsets we have at home are more impressive - but the surroundings were spectacular, our guide was amusing and the sparkling wine flowed. The Canarien dinner was very good - again, plenty of wine too. It is very cold up that high after the sun goes down and we had not taken enough warm clothes - also as it was a half-moon the stars were not that bright - but it was a joy to look through the telescopes at the surface of the moon, the Andromeda galaxy etc. Very interesting to see the Teide natural park, the pines, the lava flows etc. - altogether a great experience.
Great tour! Loved the actual experience of the volcano scenery. The bus ride was quite long and our bus broke down...leaving us stranded for 40 minutes until another bus showed. Also, due to ice we weren't able to take the cable car. I think this is one of the best things to do in Tenerife. Wish everything had gone to plan for our trip though!
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