Teide National Park Half Day Trip (2023)

  • 5 to 6 hours (approx.)

  • Hotel pickup offered

  • Mobile ticket

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Explore the magnificent Volcano Teide on a half-day guided adventure. After a convenient pickup from select hotels, cruise through pine forests and an otherworldly landscape on mountain roads to El Teide National Park. Weather permitting, hop in a cable car—at your own expense—and travel to the mountain’s peak, where you can marvel at a spectacular view of the Canary Islands.

  • Tour El Teide National Park on a half-day guided journey to a volcanic peak

  • Enjoy a scenic road trip through Teide’s dramatic and varied landscape

  • Marvel at breathtaking views of the Canary Islands from Teide’s summit

  • Save time with convenient, hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off included

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)

  • Food and drinks

  • Cable Car Ticket

Meeting And Pickup

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Start time

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Opening hours

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Pickup details

Pick up is from selected hotels or a close central point in the South of Tenerife and Puerto De La Cruz only. (There are no pick ups in rural areas or the Capital, Santa Cruz or from visiting Cruise Ships) This excursion is not a pass to trek to the peak of the volcano nor would you have sufficient time.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

  • Not wheelchair accessible

  • Stroller accessible

  • Near public transportation

  • Infants must sit on laps

  • Most travelers can participate

  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • 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.

  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.

  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Reviews by Viator travelers.

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Amazing views and tour guide


Feb 2023

Tour guide speaks English, French and Spanish, fluentlyAnd is really funny, making whole experience memorable and a good laugh

Response from Host, Feb 2023

Many thanks for a lovely review

Greet trip with the guide...


Jan 2023

Greet trip with the guide Juan and his team Sorted out cable car tickets too Brilliant Highly recommend

Response from Host, Jan 2023

Many thanks for a lovely review

Not great


Jan 2023

Too long on bus. 2 hors to pick up others. Cost of cable car was prohibitive there fore I sat in bus instead of cable car.

Response from Host, Jan 2023

Many thanks for your review. We are sorry to hear you decided to sit on the bus rather than walk around enjoying the experience of being on the cone of the volcano. The views are fantastic. The cable car is extra money but not taking it does not ruin the day. (It does not go to the peak)


Lovely day out. Excellent tour guide!


Dec 2022

Great day out!We joined the tour at Ten Bel in Costa del Silencio. "The Fonz" was an excellent tour guide who provided a very interesting and informative commentary in English. We learned so much! The driver, Bernardo, was very friendly, and a safe and steady driver.The coach was air conditioned and comfortable. Although the tour is a half day trip, as it collects and drops off people in different resorts, it may take a bit longer than that, depending where you join and who else has booked the same tour. The tour has regular stop off points for comfort breaks, lunch and photo opportunities.The National Park is full of contrasting environments and stunning vistas. It's beautiful and worth seeing!

Response from Host, Dec 2022

Many thanks for a lovely review



Nov 2022

Was a lot more than a half day experience which was great for me . Driver and guide were very helpful

Response from Host, Nov 2022

Brilliant. It is a great day half a day out. Just being there with the sleeping volcano is alone an experience. The incredible views. and at the same time it is peaceful. It is interesting to see how many movies have been made around the base and sunken canyon of Teide. Many thanks for the review.

Fantastic nature...


Nov 2022

Fantastic nature experience. Guide with great knowledge of the area and history, guide fluent in several languages.A lot of time in the bus due to several pickups at different hotels, even More waiting in bus due to problems with tickets for the top-lift.In general, great natureexperience, good guide but too much time spent in the bus, not really worth the money

Response from Host, Nov 2022

Many thanks for your review. Purchasing the cable car tickets on the coach at least saves you queing for an hour at the cable car buying them direct.

Awful Company, Worst Viator Customer Service


Oct 2022

I had a medical emergency and had to cancel this trip, the local tour company refused to give me my money back, do not book this experience it is NOT flexible at all

Response from Host, Oct 2022

We are sorry about your experience. however you holiday insurance should cover this that what it is there for. As per the terms of Viator and its partners. there is a 24hr notice of cancelation any time less is stated no refund. It does not mean the company service is awful for you to expect them to pay for your empty seats. You were offered by the kindess of the company to take an alternative date.

Terrible experience with tour guide!


May 2022

The volcano and national park was amazing but the experience with the tour guide was not ! The tour guide at the 1st instance was rude because i forgot my facemask (not required in London) and almost didn’t let me on , only to find she had some spare with her ! 2nd : we didn’t have cash to go on the cable car so I proposed we take it out the cash machine at the end and give ( they would only take cash for the cableCar tickets ). When we came to the end and gave the cash she asked us to get off! This was nearly 8 miles away from our hotel! She asked us to take the bus even though I was not feeling great . Would not go again

Response from Host, May 2022

Thank you for your review. This will be investigated as drop off is where you are picked up from. Many thanks for letting us know. Facemask is different in every country. One should always be handy as this is Tenerife not London. Many thanks and please enjoy the rest of your holiday.

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Good trip until there’s a problem


Apr 2022

The actual trip was good until the coach broke down and then they didn’t know how to deal with it. The communication was poor and we were stuck there for an additional 2 hours with no food or water provided. Replacement coach arrived but air conditioning was broken so traveled back in 30+ degree heat with face masks and no air flow.

Response from Host, May 2022

Many thanks for your review. We are sorry to hear you had a bad experience. This does not happen often. Our job is to get you back to your hotel as soon as we can and safely in these rare circumstanses.

Just OK


Apr 2022

Late and a bit disorganised on the day. Otherwise a worthwhile trip. Landscape is stunning and enough time to explore the area.

Response from Host, Apr 2022

Many thanks for the review, on few occasions we are held up in traffic but we do our best to be punctual. please enjoy the rest of your holiday in Tenerife.

Bad experience who turned into an amazing one!


Mar 2022

A bad experience who turned into an excellent one!I was on the bus stop very early waiting for the bus to arrive. My pick up time was at 9.55am and following other people, being in another country, by mistake I went in another bus which arrived around 10.15am in the original bus stop.I arrived in a shopping centre station and literally panicked and called the company many times. Thankfully, there are still good human in these world and they came to pick me up and took me to the bus which was already far away from my location.It was AMAZING for me that they turned such an horrible experience into an amazing one!A special thanks to Tenerife ticket y excursiones and to Joaquin for driving me all the way to the bus stop and helped me to calm down with his kindness.Also I would like to thanks Guido an excellent Italian multilingual guide who made the trip interesting and relaxing!

Response from Host, Mar 2022

Many thanks for a great review. Joaquin and his amazing team realised your situation and were so quick to help. Thats shows real dedication to the job and service we provide. We are delighted the day was saved. Many thanks again.

Tour guide made the trip very interesting for adults and kids


Feb 2022

Great family experience. Tour guide very good with all his stories. Keeps you entertained while on the bus trip. Kids (7)(5) were listening and interested in the stories, which helped while on the bus. Also good way to see the area while sitting back getting some local knowledge

Response from Host, Feb 2022

Many thanks for this lovely review please enjoy the rest of your holiday in Tenerife

Great few hours in stunning environment


Nov 2021

Plenty of time to enjoy and discover the volcano's area. Lot of information provided en route. Pickup time as promised.

1 traveler found this review helpful

Teide National Park


May 2021

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An amazing place that everyone should visit. Unique professionals with them you will learn a lot about this place. Just feel free to choose them for this trip. Thank you for your professionalism!

1 traveler found this review helpful

It's a must if you visit Tenerife


Aug 2020

One of the best experiences we had while in Tenerife. We booked it online and they picked us up from the hotel.

1 traveler found this review helpful

Excellent customer service


Jul 2020

A fantastic experience from booking with Vicki through to the trip itself. The guide was very informative and ensured the very highest standards of COVID safety were met.

Response from Host, Jul 2020

Many thanks for such a lovely revue. We here in Tenerife are doing our job to make sure all protocols are met and issue an amazing service for all customers. Please enjoy the rest of your holiday and again a big thank you.

Mnt. Teide with optional cable car


Jan 2020

Very good guide and pick up arrangements with guides. Be aware that optional cable car tickets are not included and in busy high season may be unobtainable. This should be more clear.

1 traveler found this review helpful

Cable Car NOT even guaranteed as an option


Oct 2019

Beware if you want to take the cable car. If you read the other reviews like me, please note that all that seem to say how great the tour guide was at helping get tickets for the cable car were during low season.As soon as the driver and guide arrived to collect us, their first question was if we had our tickets for the cable car already, and when we said that we understood that he would be able to sort this out for us he said that it was highly unlikely. When getting to the Roques de García, we were essentially left there for 2 hours, whilst people who had managed to prebook the cable car with the company providing the tour went off. That was OK, but the only thing to do is a 1.5 hour walk around the rocks themselves, which was not especially easy. Coupled with the fact that as it was a Sunday, the only other building there (a cafe attached to a hotel) wasn't open at the time we arrived.We have been on many Viator excursions before and always had a great time. This one was a massive disappointment. My advice - if you want to go around the Roques de García, this is great, but bring good walking shoes and be prepared for a bit of a trek. If you want to go on the cable car, by all means book this, but then try and contact the company actually providing the tour in advance to see if they will sort you out with tickets for the cable car BEFORE you travel. If the cable car is all important to you, I would suggest that you do NOT book this tour.

1 traveler found this review helpful

Very informative


Apr 2019

Booked online and they rang the next day to confirm. Coach on time. Tour operator knew his stuff and we had a few stop offs for photos. Steady driver made a good trip. Unfortunately the winds were high so cable car was not operating.

Great tour with very good amount of...


Jul 2018

Great tour with very good amount of time at the top of Mount Teide to enjoy the really stunning views and eat your lunch above the clouds. Last stop at the souvenir shop was a bit unnecessary and I would rather have had more time at Los Roques de Garcia area which was very interesting with lots to see. Lots of pick ups/drop offs at hotels but it was a coach tour so to be expected I guess.

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(Video) Why You Should Visit Mount Teide, Tenerife


Is it worth it to go to Mount Teide? ›

No visit to the Canary Islands would be complete without visiting the Mount Teide volcano, Spain's highest mountain. This imposing volcano is the reason for the island's existence and casts a huge shadow over the entire island. But those who visit Mount Teide will be rewarded with incredible views from the summit!

How long does it take to walk up Mount Teide? ›

How long does it take to ascend to the peak of Mount Teide? It depends how you do it. Hiking up from Montaña Blanca to the peak takes around 5 to 6 hours. If you ascend by cable car to La Rambleta and walk up from there, it will take roughly 40 to 50 minutes.

What do you wear on Mount Teide? ›

Clothes for ascending Mount Teide
  • Breathable cotton T-shirt.
  • A good sweatshirt.
  • A cap.
  • Mountain hiking footwear.
  • You could wear shorts—make this decision depending on the weather forecast and how much you feel the cold.
  • A windcheater (optional).
  • Sunglasses.
  • Sun cream.
Apr 4, 2018

What is the best road to Teide? ›

If you are staying in the north of the island and you intend to visit the famous volcano, driving to Teide through La Esperanza on TF-24 is the best option.

What movie was filmed on Mount Teide? ›

Clash of the Titans – 2010

Some of the scenes were filmed in the Teide National Park in Tenerife, made a World Heritage Site in 2007, where you can find the Teide volcano. At 3,718 metres, this is the tallest peak in Spain and all the landmasses emerging from the Atlantic Ocean.

Was Star Wars filmed on Mount Teide? ›

Rumours that the original Planet of the Apes and Star Wars were filmed in Tenerife are purely just that, rumours. For a grandstand view, a cable car trolleys visitors up Mount Teide, Spain's highest point.

Is it cold at the top of Mount Teide? ›

Mild temperatures (max 7°C on Sat morning, min 1°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light. Mount Teide Weather (Days 4-6): Light rain (total 2.0mm), mostly falling on Sun afternoon. Mild temperatures (max 7°C on Sat night, min 6°C on Sat night).

How long is the cable car ride on Mount Teide? ›

How long does it take to ascend by Teide Cable Car? Teide Cable Car base station is located at an altitude of 2,356 metres. Its modern facilities include two cars which make it possible to ride up to the upper station, located at an altitude of 3,555 metres, in about 8 minutes.

Can you see lava in Teide? ›

Mirador de Las Narices Del Teide: Here you can view the massive field of black lava and cruise on the road that was built into it. Mirador de los Poleos: At this lava viewing point the rocks are brown and sharp with small trees growing in the distance.

Are there toilets on Mount Teide? ›

Teide Cable Car Upper Station

It is equipped with Wi-Fi, toilets and Spain's highest public telephone. There is no coffee shop, and you are recommended to come prepared for changes in temperature. Located at 3,555 m altitude, the upper station is the starting point for three marvellous routes: Route No.

Can you get altitude sickness on Mount Teide? ›

In general, people do not suffer from altitude sickness in Teide, but you can experience some dizziness or minor headaches. That being said, keep in mind that this route to Teide reaches 3,715 meters above sea level, so in case of severe dizziness and vomiting you'll have to descend immediately.

Can you see the Milky Way from Mount Teide? ›

Parque Nacional del Teide, Tenerife

From its privileged position around 2,700 metres above sea level, you can see meteor showers, the Milky Way and 83 of the 88 officially recognised constellations!

Can you drive through Teide National Park? ›

If you're looking for another option, you can drive up Mount Teide by car. While you won't be able to reach the peak by driving, you can go to the foot of the volcano, where the cable car station is located. The parking lot in this area is free, so be sure to park there to avoid any violations or related problems.

Do you need a permit for Teide cable car? ›

Yes, absolutely. The permit is independent from how you get to the beginning of the path. If you want more information on how to climb the peak with the cable car, don't miss this post about reaching Mount Teide summit using the cable car.

Where can I watch the sunset in Teide? ›

For views of the sunset with the spectacular Mount Teide volcano as a backdrop, head to the Mirador de Chipeque viewpoint in the Teide National Park. The volcano is often surrounded by a sea of clouds (mar de nubes) making the sight even more special.

What animals live on Mount Teide? ›

Among the Park's vertebrate species are endemic reptiles such as lizards, geckos like the Tenerife Gecko, and the Gran Canaria skink, although the most emblematic reptile in this National Park is the Tenerife lizard (Gallotia galloti galloti).

Why is Mount Teide famous? ›

Mount Teide is the third highest volcanic structure and most voluminous in the world after Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea in Hawaii. It is the highest peak on the Canary Islands and in the whole of Spain.

Was any Star Wars filmed in Tenerife? ›

Lucasfilm's standalone movie Solo: A Star Wars Story filmed scenes on Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands, using the location as a desert planet setting. Lucasfilm's standalone movie Solo: A Star Wars Story filmed scenes on Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands, using the location as a desert planet setting.

Which Fast and Furious was filmed in Tenerife? ›

In September and October 2012 Tenerife provided a unique backdrop for the shooting of Universal Pictures' super production, “Fast & Furious 6”.

What movies are made in Tenerife? ›

Filming Location Matching "Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
  • Doctor Who (2005– ) TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi. ...
  • Silent Witness (1996– ) ...
  • Foundation (2021– ) ...
  • Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) ...
  • Sky Rojo (2021–2023) ...
  • Furious 6 (2013) ...
  • Jason Bourne (I) (2016) ...
  • The Head (2020– )

What city is Tatooine based on? ›

While Lucas wanted the planet to be called Utapau, it came to his attention when filming Episode IV that the name resembled that of a female character in Star Trek. He proceeded to name the planet after the Tunisian city of Tataouine, which he and his crew used as a base to reach nearby sets.

Is Mount Teide cable car running? ›

Status of the access roads to Teide

The cable car is open!

What is the rainiest month in Tenerife? ›

Tenerife weather in January

Despite January being the coldest and wettest month of the year in Tenerife, it is still a good month to visit the island if you are looking for winter sun.

What is the hottest month in Tenerife? ›

For the highest temperatures the best time to visit Tenerife is between June and September although the sub tropical climate offers sunshine throughout the year and winter months are equally popular with visitors. The hottest month of the year is August with an average daily maximum of 31 C and an average low of 22 C.

How long is the cable car round trip? ›

Exploring Sentosa

The round trip on this line takes about 15 minutes and covers a brilliant stretch of Sentosa's best attractions. You will have to return back to Imbiah Station and walk back to Sentosa to take the return cable car to Harbourfront Station.

Is there a cafe at the top of Mount Teide? ›

A panoramic restaurant with the finest views in Tenerife

The Teleférico del Teide panoramic restaurant was specially designed with the aim of sharing with customers the very best gastronomic experiences that the island of Tenerife can offer, all in the extraordinary setting of the Teide National Park.

Is Teide National Park free? ›

After 9 am, you need a permit to hike to the top of El Teide. Permits are free, but you should get one well in advance of your planned hiking date.

Can you see Africa from Mount Teide? ›

The African coast lies only ~ 313 km from Mt Teide, but this is greater than the visibility range V ~ 253 km. There are reports of Africa being visible from Fuerteventura.

Is Teide likely to erupt? ›

Yes, Mount Teide is an active volcano.

The last eruption was in 1909 along the Santiago Rift. It's currently not at risk of eruption, volcanologists have suggested. But, if it did erupt, it could cause a catastrophic event, breaking the island of Tenerife into pieces, triggering tsunamis, and taking innumerable lives.

Do you flush toilet paper in Tenerife? ›

Yes. 99% of the island has modern toilets and sewage facilities that can cope with disposal of standard toilet paper.

Can you go to Teide at night? ›

If you want to ascend Mount Teide at night, with the help of the Cable Car, and watch the sunset from an altitude of 3,555 metres, we recommend the activity Sunset & Stars (Sunset and Stars on Teide), which, in addition to cable car tickets, also includes an astronomical observation using long-range telescopes.

What is the fastest way to adjust to altitude sickness? ›

Treating altitude sickness
  1. stop and rest where you are.
  2. do not go any higher for at least 24 to 48 hours.
  3. if you have a headache, take ibuprofen or paracetamol.
  4. if you feel sick, take an anti-sickness medicine, such as promethazine.
  5. make sure you're drinking enough water.
  6. do not smoke, drink alcohol, or exercise.

What is the best way to avoid altitude sickness? ›

Here are some things you can do to prevent yourself from getting altitude sickness.
  1. Climb slowly. Your body needs about two to three days of slowly going higher in order to adjust to the changes. ...
  2. Eat carbs. It's not often we're told to eat extra carbohydrates. ...
  3. Avoid alcohol. ...
  4. Drink water. ...
  5. Take it easy. ...
  6. Sleep lower. ...
  7. Medication.

Can high altitude cause panic attacks? ›

People exposed to high altitudes often experience somatic symptoms triggered by hypoxia, such as breathlessness, palpitations, dizziness, headache, and insomnia. Most of the symptoms are identical to those reported in panic attacks or severe anxiety.

What time of year is best for stargazing in Tenerife? ›

If you want to see the largest amount of shooting stars, the first two weeks of August is the best time to come. There is a special calendar for such phenomena. Just prepare your trip beforehand and you can enjoy the truly incredible night sky of the Canaries.

Can you see Mars from Tenerife? ›

The Great Bear, Plough, Mars and Neptune are a few of the highlights easily definable with the naked eye. If you want to stay overnight in the park, there's only one option, the Parador de Cañadas del Teide (parador.es; +34 922 386 415). Fortunately it's a good option.

Which Canary Islands have the best stargazing? ›

In the Canary Islands, there are three locations that have been certified as Starlight Reserves: the island of La Palma, Fuerteventura, and the Teide and peaks of Tenerife. This certification is awarded to places that have maintained their natural light influence intact and are therefore perfect for stargazing.

What is interesting about Mount Teide? ›

Situated on the island of Tenerife, Teide National Park features the Teide-Pico Viejo stratovolcano that, at 3,718 m, is the highest peak on Spanish soil. Rising 7,500 m above the ocean floor, it is regarded as the world's third-tallest volcanic structure and stands in a spectacular environment.

Does it rain on Teide? ›

The National Park El Teide has special weather conditions, because of the geographic situation. There is rarely rainfall and it's possible, that the temperature drops suddenly. It alternates between warm and cold temperatures.


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