Teide Observatory Walking Tour

Spanish, English, German
4 hours
Mobile Voucher Accepted
You will receive a voucher by email with the booking details. Download the voucher and show it on the screen of your smartphone or electronic device on the day of the tour. Optionally, you can print the voucher at home.
Free! cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Cancellation up to 24 hours before the date of the activity: no charge & 100% refund / Less than 24 hours, late arrival or no show: no refund will be provided.


  • Visit the world’s most important solar observatory during the day.
  • You will be amazed by the inside of a nocturnal telescope.
  • Prepare to be astounded when you observe the Sun.


  • Hotel pick-up and drop off from selected hotels on request at time of booking (optional service with extra cost)
  • Official guide
  • Guided day visit of the Observatory (90 min)

Not included

  • Food


You must already know that the Canary Islands are one of the three best spots in the world to observe the sky, along with Chile and Hawaii, which is why we are fortunate to have the world’s largest solar observatory here in Tenerife.

The Teide Observatory began to operate in 1964 and focuses on solar observations and robotic astronomy. It is home to many solar and nocturnal telescopes, owned by different European countries.

What you probably don’t know, yet, is that the researchers who work at the Teide Observatory make great contributions to the field of science, with an average of one publication per day.

And did you know that the discovery of the Sun having its own frequency and beating like a heart every five minutes was made at the Teide Observatory?

Book your ticket today, to visit this spectacular scientific centre during the day, and to get to know the Teide Observatory and the activities of the researchers who work there, in an enjoyable way.

Our guides will make you feel like a scientist for a day as during this guided 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 astrophysics is and how astrophysicists work.

You will observe sunspots and solar flares through two solar telescopes, which you will have at your disposal to fully enjoy them. You will explore the inside of a nocturnal telescope and won’t leave until you know how it functions and learn about its exciting history.

After 1 hour 30 minutes the tour will end.

Note that

  • In the event that the guided visit of the Observatory cannot be held due to adverse weather conditions, its cost shall be reimbursed.
  • More information

  • The Teide Observatory (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 health problems (anaemia, breathing or heart problems, etc.)
  • 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 guided visit of the Teide Observatory is not recommended for children under 8.
  • In case of discount tickets for children or local residents, a supporting document is required to prove entitlement to discount.
  • Our recommendations: Wear warm clothing and proper footwear. Protect yourself from sunstroke. Due to the elevated luminosity, wear sunglasses. Take plenty of water on hikes.
  • Starting point

  • We will pick you up at your hotel in Tenerife (optional and extra cost). Please select an hotel at the time of booking.
  • Pick-up time depends on the pick-ups scheduled for each day; it will be announced to you by e-mail or text the day before the activity, which is why we kindly ask you to check your messages.
  • If you book the guided visit of the Teide Observatory without transportation, you must arrive at the Izaña Observatory at least 20 minutes before the tour is scheduled to start.
  • Guided visits of the Teide Observatory are held as follows:
    • Spanish: Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays at 12.00noon; Sundays at 11.00am.
    • English: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2.30pm; Wednesdays at 12.00noon.
    • German: Wednesdays and Fridays at 2.30pm; Tuesdays at 12.00noon.
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