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Teide tours from Puerto de la Cruz: options and prices

You’ve decided: the next time you go on holiday you’re packing your bags and heading to Tenerife—you deserve it!

But, instead of being overwhelmed by the bustling south of the island, youve seen that Puerto de la Cruz is the perfect destination for a relaxing rest.

Amid so much sun, beach, swimming pools and good weather, it seems that one of Tenerife’s main attractions often gets overlooked. And, did you know that the highest volcano in Europe is just moments away from Puerto de la Cruz?

Yes, that’s right, Mount Teide is just a short drive away. And yes, it is a volcano, and it’s also the highest point in Europe.

While you’re staying in the north of Tenerife, why not enjoy one of our stress-free Mount Teide excursions from Puerto de la Cruz and other northern locations? 

Read on—we’re going to tell you all about five Teide tours from Puerto de la Cruz so you can visit one of the most famous volcanoes in the world during your stay in the Canary Islands.

 

Two Teide tours from Puerto de la Cruz to enjoy the volcano during the day

If you like enjoying activities during the daylight hours, you’re sure to love the following two Mount Teide excursions. We have already told you that our tours depart from Puerto de la Cruz, but we pick up passengers at different points in Northern Tenerife: Santa Cruz, Puerto de la Cruz, La Laguna, among others.

Ascent to the peak by cable car, permit included

This is one of our star Teide tours from Tenerife North, with pick-ups in Puerto de la Cruz, as well as in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and San Cristóbal de La Laguna.

Excursion with Cable Car to Teide Peak

The only tour that takes you to the highest part of the volcano and spares you the tiresome process of requesting a permit to get up Mount Teide peak months in advance and having to make sure its timing matches the timing of the cable car tickets you buy.

To quickly summarise: to ascend to the summit, at an altitude of 3,718 m, you need a permit issued by the National Parks Booking Office.

Only a few permits are issued and there is usually a months-long waiting list. As a company that works with official National Park guides, we have access to some of these permits and you can use them to ascend Mount Teide.

Excursions from Santa Cruz can also depart from other points in northern Tenerife. Here are some of the features of the tour:

  • We book the permit for you: otherwise you need to plan your visit months in advance because the permit is essential for ascending to the summit.
  • You won’t have to do the juggling act of requesting the permit yourself and then matching its timing to the timing of your cable car tickets (included in the tour price).
  • A guide will accompany you and give you detailed explanations about Mount Teide.
  • We collect and return you in comfortable transport for small groups to and from your hotel or nearby point in the north of Tenerife.

It’s almost better if you see for yourself:

 

Did you like it? Get further information here:

View Ascent to the Peak by cable car

Ascend Mount Teide by cable car, and choose your trail with the Teide Tour excursion—with a free audio guide

On these Teide excursions from Santa Cruz, Puerto de la Cruz, La Laguna and other locations across northern Tenerife, one of our guides also collects you from your hotel or a nearby point and accompanies you to the base station where we ride the cable car up to La Rambleta at an altitude of 3,555 m.

Teide Tour excursion with Teide Cable Car

Once you have reached an altitude of 3,555 metres, you can follow one of the free-access paths, which can be used without having to obtain a permit. These lead to the Pico Viejo and La Fortaleza viewpoints.

Both trails run along the marks and scars left by Mount Teide and other old volcanoes in the Teide National Park and end at a viewpoint from where you can gaze out at the beauty of the Canary Islands archipelago.

What is more, you can follow your chosen path while listening to the digital audio guide to the trails which is included free in the tour (available in Spanish, English, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch and Russian, and for Android and Apple devices). You can get an idea of how it works in this video ↓.

 

 

And if you’d like to see what this Teide tour from Puerto de la Cruz is like, here’s a taster:

 

 

To summarise, this is what is included in this day Mount Teide Park tour from Puerto de la Cruz and other points in northern Tenerife:

  • Transport from your hotel or nearby point so you can travel to and from the National Park in comfort.
  • Return cable car ticket + free digital audio guide of the trails
  • Official guides available in various languages.
  • One of the routes from the upper station of the cable car, to choose (excluding the trail that leads to the Teide summit, which requires a permit.)

Sounds interesting? You’ll find all the information about this excursion here:

View Teide Tour

Three Teide tours from Puerto de la Cruz to enjoy the volcano by night

The best thing to do when night falls in Tenerife is to look upwards and gaze at the firmament. Admire clear, star-filled skies that impress you with a sensation of an incredible vastness.

The best thing to do when night falls in Tenerife is to look upwards and gaze at the firmament. Admire clear, star-filled skies that impress you with a sensation of an incredible vastness.

Mount Teide Night Tour to stargaze

This night-time Teide tour, with departures from Puerto de la Cruz, is the most basic option. It is perfect for visiting the National Park in the evening, enjoying watching the sunset from a viewing point, and then stargazing with long-range telescopes and Starlight guides.

Night Tour to Mount Teide

We will collect you from your hotel (or a point nearby) in Puerto de la Cruz, and after a tour of a good part of the National Park in a comfortable bus on a geological journey going back 180,000 years in time, you will arrive at an impressive viewpoint from which you can enjoy a spectacular, unforgettable sunset. 

In the dying light, the volcanic landscape takes on colours and hues of the utmost beauty.

Then we will continue the tour until we arrive at the cable car base station, where we will observe the stars through long-range telescopes and with the help of Starlight guides, so that no secret of the Universe will be left undiscovered.

This is what is included in this night-time Teide tour:

  • Pick-ups in Puerto de la Cruz, with return transport to Mount Teide
  • A stop at an impressive viewing point in the National Park to enjoy the sunset
  • Stargazing with Starlight guides and long-range telescopes
  • The option of a picnic, so that you don’t have to worry about bringing your own snack

Book this night tour to Mount Teide

Astronomic tour to Mount Teide with a guided visit of the observatory 

This is a 2-in-1 night tour to Mount Teide. Excursions from Puerto de la Cruz collect you and your fellow astronomy lovers in the afternoon and take you to visit the Teide Observatory.

Astronomic Tour to Mount Teide

During the visit we’ll give you detailed information about the Canary Islands’ skies, the telescopes and the projects that are being run at the institution. And if that weren’t enough, you’ll also take part in a fascinating astrophysics workshop.

After the visit we’ll head outdoors to watch the spectacular sunset before getting to the cable car base station. Then we’ll get out the long-range telescopes and join the Starlight guides to observe one of the most sensational starry skies in the world. Did you know that from here you can see 83 of the 88 known constellations?

You’ll learn about mythology, history and much more.

Here’s a taster of this Teide tour from Puerto de la Cruz for astronomy enthusiasts:

 

 

Here is a brief outline of what is included in this fascinating night excursion:

  • Guided visit to the largest solar observatory in the world during the afternoon and sunset.
  • Observation with Starlight guides after sunset with long-range telescopes at an altitude of 2,356 m at the Teide cable car base station.
  • Return transport from your hotel or a nearby point in Puerto de la Cruz.
  • Transport from your hotel or a nearby point in northern Tenerife for small groups.

If you’d like further details about what the 2-in-1 astronomic excursion includes, you’ll find all the information you need here:

View the astronomical tour

Sunset & Stars excursion: a magical and exclusive sunset on the volcano

If you find watching beautiful sunsets a moving experience and the stars are calling to you, you’ll love this Teide tour from Puerto de la Cruz to watch the sunset and the stars, with cable car included.

Sunset & Stars on Teide excursion

Can you imagine ascending Mount Teide by cable car outside of its normal opening times? You’ll visit the volcano at dusk, just as the sun goes down, with fewer visitors and the opportunity to enjoy the spectacle of Teide’s shadow and a unique sunset at an altitude of 3,555 m with views of four islands from the stunning Pico Viejo viewpoint and the chance to see what might just be the best sunset of your life. 

But the sunset isn’t the end of the tour: quite the opposite!

And when it’s over... Back to the hotel? Nope, not yet! 

Next, you’ll observe the stars through long-range telescopes. Just like on the astronomic tour, Starlight guides will tell you everything about the firmament and you’re sure to be amazed.

You can take a look here:

 

 

To summarise, this is what is included in this comprehensive Teide tour from Puerto de la Cruz to travel in the cable car to observe the sunset and the stars:

  • Cable car tickets outside of its normal opening times for a maximum of 90 people, accompanied by a guide.
  • Watching the sunset from the trail to the Pico Viejo viewpoint after a beautiful, enjoyable walk.
  • Astronomical observation with Starlight guides and long-range telescopes.
  • Return transport to Mount Teide from your hotel or a nearby point in Puerto de la Cruz.

And remember, if you want to know all the in-depth details about this particular excursion from our catalogue of Teide tours from Tenerife North, you’ll find further information here:

View Sunset & Stars

Summary of excursions, schedules and prices: at a glance

Two day Teide tours from Puerto de la Cruz and three night Mount Teide excursions from Puerto de la Cruz (and other locations in the north of the island). One of these Teide tours from northern Tenerife includes the Teide Observatory, some take the cable car while others don’t... We appreciate that it could be confusing, which is why we’re making it easy for you with these three documents.

They include the days, timetable and prices of everything we’ve explained so far:

A comparative table of activities including cable carWhat to do on Mt Teide: weekly calendar of activitiesA comparative table of activities including Observatory

 

And that’s it for now: if your next destination is Tenerife, we look forward to seeing you here on one of our Mount Teide excursions from Puerto de la Cruz.

See you soon!

 

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