Astronomic Tour is our most complete excursion on the Teide for astronomy lovers, which is also offered with transport from various points on the island of Tenerife.
An 8.5 hour activity in which our Starlight guide will accompany you at all times.
Your Astronomic Teide Tour includes an afternoon guided tour of the world's largest solar observatory, the Teide Observatory, and, after sunset, an astronomical observation with a long-range telescope under the clean and pure sky of the Teide National Park, the most visited in Europe. It also includes a stop for a bite to eat, not included in the price. You choose whether you bring your own snack, use the Cable Car vending machines or shop with your Astronomic Tour our optional menu.
Tenerife is much more than sun and beach.
The friendly island is also volcanoes and science.
The Canary Islands is one of the three best places on Earth for observing the sky. The other two, as a curiosity, are Chile and Hawaii.
Not in vain do we have in Tenerife the most important solar observatory in the world.
Did you know that the Teide Observatory started operating in 1964 and that it dedicates its scientific activity to solar observation and robotic astronomy?
Likewise, its facilities house a great variety of solar and nocturnal telescopes owned by several European countries.
Researchers at the Teide Observatory's managing institution, the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, provide science with an average of one scientific publication per day.
With Astronomic Tour guides you will feel like a scientist for a day because in the afternoon guided visit to the Teide Observatory:
You will receive an introduction to the importance of the Canary Islands sky, the telescopes of the Teide Observatory and the different projects of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, also known as IAC.
You will participate in the Teide Observatory visitors' centre in the more than interesting astrophysics workshop given by our Starlight guides, where we will explain what astrophysics is and how the astrophysicists at this centre research.
You will enjoy the sun like never before when you observe the sunspots and the flames of the king star through two solar telescopes that we will make available to you.
You will visit a nocturnal telescope inside and you will not leave it until you know how it works and its exciting history.