Mount Teide

Mount Teide: Our most recommended tours and activities

Tenerife: Mount Teide Tour with Cable Car Ticket & Transfer

1. Tenerife: Mount Teide Tour with Cable Car Ticket & Transfer

Join a day trip from Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Teide National Park, home to Mt. Teide, Spain’s tallest peak at 12,198 feet (3,718 meters). Following pickup from your hotel, head to the park, and explore its lunar landscapes. Take a cable car to the peak and enjoy time at leisure to soak up the views. After getting picked up in the selected location, visit the largest national park in the Canary Islands and experience a volcanic landscape of unrivaled beauty with your Mount Teide cable car ticket. Forget the car and contribute to a sustainable Teide. By choosing group transport, beat overcrowding in the vehicle parking zones inside the national park which, as a conservation measure, are small and unsuitable for expansion. From the base station, board the cable car for the 8-minute ride up to the highest peak in Spain. The cable car’s upper station, at 3,555 meters, is the point of departure for 3 interesting trails for hiking enthusiasts. There are paths to Pico Viejo Lookout and La Fortaleza Lookout, where you’ll have spectacular views of the north and south of the island. The Telesforo Bravo path leads to the highest point of the volcano, at an altitude of 3,718 meters. To visit the peak you must apply for a permit in advance.

Tenerife: Teide National Park Stargazing Experience

2. Tenerife: Teide National Park Stargazing Experience

Join a stargazing activity with the Night Sky Star Safari. Feast on a 3-course meal at an authentic Canarian restaurant on your way up the mountain. Stop to watch an amazing sunset from above the Sea of Clouds. Learn the guided use of telescopes for night sky observation of visible planets, the Moon, stars, galaxies, and more. Take a safari trek across the night sky with lasers using constellations and detailed explanations of the science and mythology by expert astronomy guides. This astronomy tour is an ideal excursion for holiday goers in Tenerife, as it is one of the best locations in the world for professional as well as amateur astronomy. So look up and enjoy the sky as you have never seen it before. This activity is your introduction to the night sky, stars and the Universe, and you can choose either to be picked up or to drive yourself.

Teide: Romantic Sunset and Stargazing Tour with Dinner

3. Teide: Romantic Sunset and Stargazing Tour with Dinner

Get a glimpse of Teide’s natural beauty by combining two experiences in one day trip — a romantic sunset and stargazing. Explore Mount Teide National Park and sip a glass of Cava at sunset. As the night falls, see the enchanting star constellations with the help of your guide and telescopes. Begin your day trip with a hotel pickup. On the drive, take in panoramic views of Tenerife and absorb the fragrance of the pine forests in Teide National Park. Break through the clouds at 7,000 feet and marvel at the astonishing views of the Atlantic Ocean and the islands of the archipelago. Watch the sun melt into soft pinks, reds, and purples, and celebrate the sunset with a glass of chilled sparkling cava. As darkness blankets the sky, be taken on a tour of the stars by one of the few professional astronomy guides in the world. Let live commentary from your guide about mapping the night sky and the use of telescopes enhance your stargazing experience.

Tenerife: Teide National Park Full-Day Scenic Tour

4. Tenerife: Teide National Park Full-Day Scenic Tour

Explore the diverse geography and geology of Tenerife on a full-day tour to 4 distinct landscapes around the island’s tallest mountain. Following a pick-up from your hotel, transfer to the National Heritage Site of Mt. Teide and the Teide National Park. Enjoy breathtaking views of the island’s west coast. Travel through local villages, such as Vilaflor, and see magnificent pine forests before going to the plateau of the volcano. Marvel at the lunar landscape that has been used as the location for films such as “Planet of the Apes” and “Clash of the Titans.” Drive through the Orotava Valley to Icod Los Vinos, famous for its wines. See the legendary drago tree, known for its mystical powers. Stop for a Canarian lunch (own expense), before transferring to Garachico, a local town destroyed by the volcanic eruption of 1706. Next, experience the magic of Masca, and enjoy fabulous views of La Gomera. With only around 120 inhabitants, Masca was the traditional hideout for pirates and their contraband stolen from the ships from La Gomera. Pass the giant cliffs of Los Gigantes before the transfer back to your hotel.

Teide Night Experience with Dinner and Stargazing

5. Teide Night Experience with Dinner and Stargazing

The night sky over the Canary Islands, especially as seen from Mount Teide, is known for being one of the best places in the world to admire and study the stars. On this 8-hour tour you’ll see the constellations and magical shooting stars. Your specialist stargazing guide will help you to understand and enjoy the sky at night from an extraordinary landscape. During the excursion you’ll stop for dinner at Bodegas Reverón in Vilaflor village, at 1,414 meters above sea level. You’ll be treated to a typical Canarian dinner and you’ll be able to try different types of wines produced in this unique area.

Tenerife: Quad Adventure Tour in Teide National Park

6. Tenerife: Quad Adventure Tour in Teide National Park

Enjoy a guided quad bike tour of Teide National Park and Mount Teide, the highest mountain in Spain. Choose from tour options with single or double riders and with meeting points in Santa Cruz de Tenerife or with hotel pickup.   Travel the 90 kilometers from Playa Las Americas to Las Cañadas del Teide through the heart of the national park up to an elevation of 2,400 meters. Take in stunning views of the island from this vantage point.Drive through areas of forest and volcanic landscapes. During the tour, pass through the towns of Arona, La Escalona, and Vilaflor, a charming town, and have time to walk or freshen up before continuing the climb. Finally, arrive at Boca del Tauce with time to relax, take photos, and breathe the fresh mountain air.

Teide: Sunset and Night Tour with Stargazing and Pickup

7. Teide: Sunset and Night Tour with Stargazing and Pickup

Experience an unforgettable sunset and stargazing visit to Mount Teide National Park. Enjoy a transfer right to Mount Teide National Park, the home to Spain’s tallest peak. Head to the best viewing point in the park with your guide to reserve your spot for what’s next.  Settle in at the base of the cable car station 2356 meters up before the magic sky begins. Then, just relax as you watch an unforgettable colorful sunset over the natural horizon.  Enjoy the pristine night sky away from pollution and the city lights. Take in up to 83 visible constellations of the 88 constellations that are known to exist, with your starlight guide on hand all the way.  Make the most of the long-range telescopes available to you to marvel at the sparkling night sky, or perhaps even a Full Moon if you’re lucky.   Round off your experience with a return dropoff to your hotel after your magical evening.

From Playa de las Américas: Full-Day Teide Jeep Safari

8. From Playa de las Américas: Full-Day Teide Jeep Safari

Experience another side of Tenerife during a guided day trip from Playa de las Americas, with hotel transfers included. Head to the popular El Teide National Park and see the evidence of past volcanic activity on a 4WD tour. Enjoy a drive to mountain villages and discover the area’s geography and its people. See Vilaflor, the highest village in Spain, and the typical hamlets of Masca. At each stop, your guide will tell you about the places you’re visiting. There will also be a stop at a restaurant, where you can enjoy a meal (at your own expense).

Mount Teide Summit Guided Hiking Tour

9. Mount Teide Summit Guided Hiking Tour

Take a 3-hour guided hike along one or more of the 30 trails on Mount Teide. The great variety and levels of difficulty make it easy for visitors to choose their ideal route with the recommendations of the guide. The trails with the most spectacular vistas are on the summit of Mount Teide (3,718 meters) and they can be reached from the La Rambleta starting point (accessible by cable car) followed by trail number 10.  Without a doubt the most popular trail is the one leading to the volcano's peak, but there are limits on how many people can visit that area of Teide. You will be provided with an official guide, who will prepare you for the hike and accompany you along the route to provide commentary on the spectacular natural landscapes.

From Puerto de la Cruz: Teide and Masca VIP Tour

10. From Puerto de la Cruz: Teide and Masca VIP Tour

Benefit from hotel pick-up in Puerto de la Cruz, and then travel south to see the volcanic formations of the Orotava Valley, caused by a landslide on the former island into the sea.  See evidence of the eruptions of Mt. Teide — the highest mountain in Spain — and Pico Viejo as you journey across the country by 4WD vehicle. Hear about the eruption of Arenas Negras that buried most of the village of Garachico, and the eruption of Chinyero that shaped the landscape of the northeast of Tenerife. Marvel at the amazing landscapes of Teide National Park and learn what effects these formations had on the island. Visit the picturesque village of Masca and discover surprising corners from the comfort of your vehicle whilst benefiting from the services of a driver who will ensure you have a VIP experience all the way.

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What people are saying about Mount Teide

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 4,262 reviews

We booked this private tour so we could be picked up from the north of Tenerife - not many companies offer such a service. As it turned out, we were picked up on time, and the driver/guide was very friendly and knowledgeable and explained the background and the significance of the view points we stopped at, and the beautiful Teide Mountain. We really enjoyed the national park and the views.

Great day trip to Teide with Steffi and Lothar! Absolutely great guides taking care of every little detail of the trip so you can jump along and enjoy everything without a worry. All that said, it is rather demanding hike. Views are stunning, nature is totally breathtaking. 100% recommended for strong hikers.

We had a great time on this tour. Fernando was an excellent tour guide with so much knowledge and Maximo, our driver, was also an excellent DJ and barman! I would definitely recommend this tour. The stargazing was amazing.

very very beautiful and the driver was so so nice explain everything

absolutely fantastic day out and the two guys were excellent guides