Stargazing with Telescope

Teide Stargazing with Telescope

  • Destination
  • Privacy
  • Activity
  • Guided
  • Transport
  • Duración excursión

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- Marvel and enjoy the starry sky from the Teide National Park.
- Use of laser pointer and astronomical telescope.
- You will observe galaxies, nebulae, globular clusters and planets with the telescope.
- An experience to deepen your knowledge of the deep sky.


Destination: Tenerife
Privacy: In a Group
Activity: Stargazing
Guided: Guided
Transport: Optional Transport
Duración excursión: 2 hours


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Destination: Tenerife
Tenerife
Privacy: In a Group
In a Group
Activity: Stargazing
Stargazing
Guided: Guided
Guided
Duración excursión: 2 hours
2 hours

Transport: Optional Transport Optional Transport

Price: 120€ per person

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Overview

Activity

 Astronomy

Type

 Group

Guide

 Guided

Island

 Tenerife

Place

 Teide National Park

Transport

 Opcional

Activity Duration

 2 hours

Time

 Depends on the sunset

Dates

 All year excluding full Moon days

Description

We carry out the activity in an area of easy accessibility and clear skies which is usually above the sea of clouds. The mountainous relief of our island, which is over 2,000 metres high, and the particular climatic conditions of the Canary Islands are the two factors that allow us to have enviable sky visibility conditions, among the most stable in the world throughout the year. This is also why numerous astronomical telescopes have been installed on the summits of Tenerife at the Teide Observatory and why numerous astronomical and scientific expeditions have searched the skies of Tenerife over the last two centuries. In this experience you will discover the extraordinary quality of the sky of Tenerife and you will become aware of the importance of having the Law of the Sky, which allows us to preserve the natural values of this environment for our enjoyment.

We start the observation with the naked eye orienting ourselves and discovering which celestial objects can be seen in the sky tonight. To do this, our astronomer-guide will use an astronomical laser pointer, which will indicate stars, planets, satellites, constellations and the Milky Way. We may be lucky enough to see a shooting star or coincide our observation with a star shower.


Once we are in the night sky, we will use the astronomical telescope to locate and observe the most significant and interesting celestial objects that night, such as nebulae, galaxies, double stars, clusters and the Moon, if present.

We will try to connect with what you already know, surprise you with a lot of things you didn't know about our night sky and our astronomical neighbourhood, demystify possible beliefs that we sometimes take as true and give you a close, entertaining and informative experienceWe are sure that you have many concerns, doubts and questions about some of those bright dots on the sky and about what happens up there. With our guide you will be able to solve many of them and we encourage you to ask anything you don't know or are not sure about.

We will also dedicate time to bring to life the many constellations, stories, legends and mythologies that the sky tells us, some of which are closely linked to the Canary Islands, such as the Dragon.


Price and Conditions

Price

120€ per person*

Each extra person: +40€

Group size

*Minimum 2 people to confirm the excursion.

Services Included

  • Guided specialized in astronomy

  • Laser pointer

  • Telescope

  • Civil Liability Insurance

  • Accident insurance

  • Taxes

Services Not Included

  • Transport

  • Dinner

  • Beverages

  • Other services not indicated in Servicios Incluidos

Extras

Transport: 60€ per person

If you want us to pick you up from your accommodation and take you back, choose this option when you make your booking. You won't have to drive, you can rest in our vehicle on the way up and on the way down. We are also official guides and you will be able to enjoy our interpretations and commentaries of the places we pass through.

Adaptations

Stargazing without Telescope

If you want to do this activity without the use of a telescope, with the naked eye and binoculars, book our excursion Teide Stargazing.

Customize the Excursion

If you want to do this excursion in private or if you would like to make some changes, contact us via reservation form and tell us in the comments what you need. We will do our best to create a great experience for you.

Confirmation in 3 steps 

  1. Fill the Reservation Form.

  2. We indicate you our availability.

  3. You make the payment and the excursion is confirmed.

Changes due to weather

If the weather conditions are not adequate for the excursion, we will contact you to inform you of the alternatives. Normally we can offer you:

  1. Change the observation place.

  2. Change the observation date keeping the same conditions.

  3. Cancellation with 100% refund.

Cancellation

If you wish to cancel the tour for any reason:

  • Up to 24 hours before the excursion: 100% refund of the excursion.

  • Last 24 hours before the excursion: No refund of the excursion.


Health & Safety

Our guide will always be aware of your well-being and will act at all times having in mind your health and safety so that you can focus on enjoying the experience.

Principles

In order for you to feel safe and at relaxed during your excursion, we apply 3 principles

  1. Knowledge of the environment and risk prevention.

  2. First aid training for our guides.

  3. Equipment and technology.

Conditions

To carry out this activity it is necessary to:

  • Be prepared for the cold and have warm clothing

  • Being in good general health, not suffering from cardiorespiratory or other problems incompatible with carrying out an activity at 2,000 meters above sea level.

Dificulty

Low

In order to define the general difficulty of the activity (being aware that it may differ for each person according to their particular conditions), we have established 10 parameters and a risk scale with 5 levels. In addition, we indicate what actions we take to prevent these risks and give you some tips and recommendations that can help us to prevent them.

RISK SCALE:

1. Nil   2. Lowo   3. Medium   4. High   5. Very High

Funcional Diversity

If you have any functional diversity that requires special attention from us, we ask you to indicate your case when making the reservation by filling in the comments box to analyse if it is compatible with the characteristics of the excursion and to offer you the necessary service for your enjoyment.

Recommendations

This tour is NOT RECOMMENDED for the following persons:

  • People who do not come with sufficient warm clothing.

  • People with health problems incompatible with altitude above 2,000 metres.

  • Children under 6 years of age.


Get Ready

Meeting

When you make your booking we will tell you the time and meeting point, either at your accommodation, if you have chosen the transport option with us, or at the starting point of the excursion. The timetable varies depending on the time of year. We will also let you know who your guide will be and our contact details for any queries you may have.

What do you need to bring?

The temperature contrast between day and night at sunset, and also due to the altitude, can be very significant. At night, it is often cold and windy in the Teide National Park, at an altitude of 2,000 metres. In addition, depending on the season, you will need more layers, especially in winter. In summer, the warm temperatures on the coast should not make you think that it will be hot at 2,000 metres above sea level and at night. To enjoy your hike, the most important thing is to protect yourself from the cold and wind by wrapping your body in several layers of warm clothing.

  • Coat: Thermal T-shirt, warm and windproof coat. Thermal trousers and long trousers. Gloves, hat and scarf. Thick socks and closed shoes with thick soles that allow walking on uneven terrain.

  • Hand cream y chapstick: As humidity is usually low, lips and hands dry out quickly, so we recommend that you carry a lip balm and hand cream.

  • Flashlight: For lighting during the activity. Remember that red light torches are special for astronomy, as they avoid dazzling you during the observation.

  • Drink: It is very important to stay hydrated during the excursion to feel well, especially considering the dry weather conditions in the Teide National Park. Ideally, you should bring a thermos with water (so that it keeps its temperature and does not get cold) or a hot drink such as tea, coffee or chocolate.

  • Food: You can bring something to eat if you haven't had lunch or dinner before the excursion or in case you might get hungry.

  • Bag or bin: To avoid leaving traces of your passage and to help keep Teide National Park clean, put your waste in a rubbish bag that you can throw away in a bin. In the National Park and on the island you will find litter bins and waste separation containers. If you are not sure whether any of the waste you generate is recyclable, ask us and we will tell you.

  • Astronomical binoculars (we recommend 7x50 or higher) and Photo camera (we recommend SLR type with tripod): If you have any of these objects, we encourage you to take them with you.


Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. The temperatures at 2,000 meters above sea level are lower and colder than on the coast, even in Tenerife. Despite the fact that the relative humidity is usually quite low and the climate is dry, when it is windy, the feeling of cold increases.

Remember to wear closed shoes with a good sole, thick socks, long warm pants and several layers of clothing. Gloves, cap and scarf are recommended in winter, and even in summer for a greater comfort. If you hesitate to bring a lot or a little coat, we recommend you take everything you have, if you don't use it, nothing happens, you can leave it in the car. If you wear little clothing, you may not feel comfortable and not enjoy the activity.

If you have hand cream and lip balm, take them with you, The air is usually dry and you will notice that your lips and hands get dry. Using a hand cream may be useful.

No. During the excursion we will be in nature and there will be no toilet facilities. Therefore, in case you need to go to the toilet, it will be necessary to use nature, avoiding leaving any kind of waste. We recommend that you bring tissues and a rubbish bag so that you can dispose of used tissues and any other waste in it and then throw it away in the rubbish bins that we will find in the car park next to the transport or on the way back in an urban area.

Remember that we are in a National Park and every action we take helps to keep it clean and protect it

No. You can have dinner before the start of the activity (in summer) or after the activity (in winter), or bring something to eat. On private excursions we can organise dinner during the excursion, please ask us!

No. The route does not include a visit to the Teide Observatory because the astrophysicists work at night and it is not possible to visit the facilities while they are working. For the observation we use a portable amateur telescope. If you wish to visit the Teide Observatory during the day. We can organise it if you are interested, combining it with the sky observation experience, please contact us and we will customise your excursion!

Ask us any other questions you may have.


Feedback

Alexandr K. (Observación de Estrellas con Telescopio, 23/07/2021)

We visited Tenerife in the middle of July and because planning is not our strength, only started deciding what to visit only a few days before the trip, thus missing the opportunity to ascend Teide.

However after finding about and contacting CNG, there was a slot for visiting summit...which we also missed :D

What I wanted to point out is how fast CNG responded to my questions.

As an alternative we decided to try out stargazing with a telescope which turned out to be marvelous.

Special thanks Jóse, who was our guide and is very passionate about what he does, thus making the excursion both interesting and entertaining.

We are definitely going back to Tenerife next year and would like to ascend Teide with CNG.

PS. If you are going to also try out stargazing, take the option with a telescope, since there is also one without one by taking which you would miss a lot of beautiful views.(unless you already looked through a telescope before).

And also don't eat TOO much before, since the road up to the national park is very winding.