Andres made this a trip to remember. The views were fantastic but what else would you expect. The icing on the cake was Andres. He was very knowledgable and professional. If you plan only one excursion then make it this one.
This experience was the highlight of my holiday in Tenerife and highly recommend this private tour as our guide ,Andres was excellent and told us lots about the hike and history of the national park
Helena C USA
If you want to get to the top of Mt. Teide GET THIS TOUR! My wife booked this tour instead of the cruise ship provided tour and I cannot thank her enough for that! Although my wife was sick and could not go, I went. I was the only one from the cruise ship on this tour although we did meet up with a German group at the lower cable car station. Our tour guide - Andres Rios Luci was FANTASTIC! He had worked for the National Park and knew everyone and had a wealth of information about the island and the different potato types and the park. The tour price included the cable car ticket AND the limited availability hiking permit to access the peak. Be forewarned that the peak is VERY WINDY and can be quite cold. I brought gloves and a toboggan hat very helpful. Andres provided trekking poles which were also helpful. The hike from the upper cable car station was fairly steep climb of 163 m on a 650 m trail but on a fairly well maintained rock trail. The view from the top on a sunny day that I had was GLORIOUS! We spent about 15 minutes on top and then descended and took another trail to view a crater. After that we got back in the car for the drive down. Andres stopped the car multiple times for me to take pictures Andres wisely suggested we save the pictures for after the hike so that we could beat the crowds going up. I cannot recommend this tour enough it was the highlight of our 25 day cruise vacation! This was basically a private excursion only Andres and me in his car in an area of extreme beauty and spectacular views at a bargain price! A final word of advice GET STARTED EARLY! Andres was waiting for me when the gang plank was deployed. This early departure allowed us to park in the upper car park right by the cable car station and we did not have to wait at the cable car station. GET THIS TOUR AND ASK FOR ANDRES AS YOUR GUIDE! My only regret is that I did not tip Andres enough afterwards.
This trip was the highlight of my holiday, I am so glad we chose to do the private tour! Our guide Andres was brilliant, as we drove from Playas de Las Americas he gave us lots of information about the area. We had stops so we could take pictures of the scenery and eventually parked at the cable cars. The queues were still pretty short as it was early the cable cars had just been shut for 4 days so we knew it would be slightly busier the trip up was good and then we left most people behind to make the climb to the summit. It definitely gets the heartbeat going but we stopped whenever we wanted to take photos and so Andres could tell us things. There was still snow in places and when we got to the summit it was very cold and windy! We took photos at the summit of the views then gradually made our way back down. The queues by this time going up were really long, there was time for a coffee at the cafe before Andres drove us back, again giving us information about what we were seeing. The best part of the trip was definitely sitting on the summit, above the clouds...wow what a feeling!!
Great tour. Picked up at 0800 by our guide Andres to beat the crowds.
Gave us plenty of of information all the way to the cable car.
Had time for a coffee before going up.
Walk to the top is only taxing because of the altitude heart was beating quite hard It took about 40 minutes to get to the top.
It was a beautiful view from the top i could see most of the surrounding islands
Had about 15 minutes admiring the view and taking photos, then a quicker walk down.
Couple of photo stops on drive back.
In my opinion a very good day and worth the price.
This was an amazing experience. We were picked up on time by the brilliant Andres. Andres endured we were on the cable car first. My wife could not quite each the top even with Andres inedible patience. Andres and I continued, it was spectacular-extremely cold and windy. Thanks Andres, you and #39;re a star
Fantastic tour and Andres was a great guide. Really informative and also very patient. Would definitely recommend this trip. Spectacular views from the top - breathtaking (literally). Fabulous looking down on the clouds.
The guide arrived at our hotel at 08:00 exactly when he said he'd be there. We drove through the national park stopping to walk around and photograph spectacular rock formations like God's Finger. He was very knowledgeable and was able to answer all our questions about the island. We arrived at the cable car station, by-passed the main queue for tickets and once at the top, after having our passports checked, were able to walk to the very summit - something only a limited number of people a day can do. Be warned though, it can be very cold and you must have sturdy shoes. A rucksack is a good idea. Also the air is very thin so anticipate you may have to stop frequently! The weather was perfect and the views from the fissure-steaming rim were spectacular. And you can reach the very, very top! Finally, as it can often be very windy which sometimes causes the non-running of the cable car it may be a good idea to book your tour for early in your holiday to allow for re-scheduling if required. The car parks at the bottom of the cable car were absolutely solid when we came back down proving why the early morning start was essential. And most of those people only get as far as the top of the cable car! We were back in our hotel before 14:00.
This was definitely the highlight of our trip. Unfortunately due to snow/ice we weren't able to climb to the top, but the only path that was open afforded lovely views and Andres was very good with 2 basically not fit people to contend with. Lots of knowledge on the trees and wildlife. Will be back to go to the top perhaps next year.
Andres was a wonderful guide and had a wealth of knowledge about the island and the volcano. The hike up 1000m to the peak was worth the thin oxygen. If you don't want to mess around with crowds, logistics, driving, long lines, this is definitely the way to go.
amazing tour! we had such a great time exploring the national park and learning about the island. highly recommend doing a private tour vs a group tour!
Absolutely recommend this tour to everyone!! Without Guide this Tour would not be so exciting. Thanks to our Guide we avoided crowd and really enjoyed the views.
the tour guide is very experienced, he has a very good knowledge of Teide - and explain everything in details. enjoy it so much!
Brilliant trip and felt such a huge acheivement in making it to the top. Our guide Andres was fabulous, he was really patient and gave very good advice in how to tackle the climb. We wouldn't have made it without him. My husband is 71 and many people younger than ourselves failed to reach the peak. The experience that Andres had and knowledge of the area made the trip worth every penny. Thank you so much and a Happy Christmas.
This experience was fabulous! Our guide Andreas, was attentive and supportive. He made sure I made it to the top and got the full view! It was quite a hike and bring from Texas where it is flat time and patience was necessary for the full journey.
I would advise this adventure, but know it is not for wimps!
Andrés is a very competent guide, who shares his knowledge about Tenerife, but also many other places in so accessible way, that the trip becomes extremely interesting and unforgettable experience. Moreover he is a friendly, sociable and amusing person, that creates a nice atmosphere during the trip. The whole trip is worth its money because of the breathtaking views, it is also well organized, and what is very important, it gives an opportunity to climb on the peak of the volcano, which is impossible without a permission. The other advantage is that the trip is individual, so there is only you and your companions, and it is you who set the tempo and decides where to stop. You don't feel like the guide just wants to do his job and go home. He let you take your time and you can feel that he really likes what he is doing and enjoys every moment together with you. I would fully recommend this trip.
This was a great way to visit the highest point in Spain. My husband and I had our own private tour guide and he was great. He took us to the top of Teide where we had fantastic views. Our tour guide was very patient when it came to taking photos and even took a bunch for us. Also made several scenic stops on the way to the volcano.
Excellent trip. Knowledgeable guide. Highly recommended especially as they deal with the permits and I left if far too late to get a permit.
Our guide, Andrés, made this a trip to remember. He used to work in the national park and his passion was clear as he talked to us during the journey there. We stopped enroute to take photos of the rock formations before taking the cable car ride. The highlight was discovering that we were taking Route 10 right to the very peak of the volcano something you normally require a pre arranged permit for After a 30 minute walk we were standing at the highest point in Spain. Needless to say the view was stunning. No words in a review can do it justice. After a leisurely descent we stopped for a Barraquito in the cafe before venturing back to our apartments, via a different route to the journey there so we could take in even more of the landscape and local villages something that would not have been possible in a coach The 5 hours flew by and we came back with not only some stunning photos but a wealth of knowledge of both Teide, the national park, and also the island itself. I would not hesitate in recommending this trip to anyone who doesn't have mobility problems.
An unforgettable experience that I will never forget! Don't pass this up, the guide was great and made sure we got are moneys worth. I was able to take great pictures and videos with terrific views. I took a little bit adjusting to the climb up, however once at the top of the volcano it was worth it.
Great tour with fantastic guide, who is very experienced and knowledgeable! Definitely visit Teide if you are in Tenerife!!!
Our guide Andres was great, he pitched his role in our day just right. Unfortunately we went in Feb just after the snow, so had limited access, however this didn't spoil our day as Andres, took us to see other parts of the National park.
Would definitely recommend this trip and possibly do it again - in Spring / Summer when the flora is in bloom.
It was a really good tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable. It was windy, so we didn't get to go to the top but all in all still a very good tour.
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