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Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Tenerife, Tenerife

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Up to 24 hours in advance.

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This 2-hour guided visit will allow you to know the Observatory and the daily activity of the researchers who work there, in an enjoyable way. Along with Chile and Hawaii, the Canary Islands are one of the three best spots in the world to observe the sky. The Teide Observatory is the largest solar observatory in the world, and it is equipped with many solar and nocturnal telescopes owned by different European countries. 

What's Included

A guide

Guided visit of the Observatory

What's Not Included

Children under 8 years old

Food and beverages

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 8 - 16
  • ADULT: Age: 17 - 99

Additional Info

  • Bring comfortable clothes and adequate footwear (avoid sandals).
  • Due to adverse weather conditions, especially during winter, which may affect the safety of the roads leading to the Observatory (snow, ice, falling rocks), visits may be unexpectedly cancelled.
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • The meeting time is 30 mniutes before the booked time, at the parking.
  • The TO is located at an altitude of approximately 2,400 meters above sea level, an altitude at which oxygen diminishes. Groups will move about within the TO on gravel paths. For this reason, the visit is not recommended for people with general physical pr
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Be careful to protect yourself from the sun. It’s recommended that you use hats, sunglasses and sunscreen.
  • Bring some warm clothes in case the weather changes abruptly and to enter the interior of the telescopes.
  • Due to the low levels of humidity that are common in the TO, come prepared with sufficient liquid (water or juices) to prevent dehydration.
  • If you show symptoms of dizziness, nausea, shortness of breath, ringing in your ears, plugged ears or headache during your visit, please let your guide know immediately.
  • The arranged visits will only be carried out when the weather and the operating status of the telescopes permit it..
  • The TO does not have medical assistance within its facilities. Keep in mind that the closest hospital is approximately one and a half hours away by car.
  • The TO is not responsible for any health problems that can be caused by the altitude or by not following these recommendations and warnings.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Observatorio del Teide
Our guides will make you feel like a scientist for a day as during this tour of the Teide Observatory:

You will be introduced to the importance of the sky in the Canary Islands, the Teide Observatory telescopes and the different projects of the Canary Islands Institute of Astrophysics, the institution that manages this solar observatory.
You will participate in a workshop on astrophysics given at the visitor centre, in which our guides will explain what the astrophysics is and how the astrophysicists work.
You will observe sunspots and solar flares through our solar telescopes, which you will have at your disposal to fully enjoy them.
You will explore the inside of a nocturnal telescope and know about its functioning and its exciting history.

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