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Astronomical Trekking

La Orotava, Spain

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Experience hosted by Adal

2 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Spanish

What you'll do

I invite you to join me in this astronomical adventure and share with me the night sky that the island of Tenerife and El Teide National Park offer. We will be about 2000 meters over the sea level, which you may feel if you are not used to it. We will meet before sunset at Teide National Park, where we will start our hiking accompanied by an interpretation of the sky as night falls above us.
LARGE Groups: Fridays (English) and Saturdays (Spanish), usually about 6 people, but may gather 10 to 20 people. Meeting spot: the entry of the Parador Hotel, from which we walk Roques de García trail. Telescope observation is not included these days, it should book aside.
PRIVATE Groups: Wednesday and Sundays, 2 to 4 people. Meeting spot: the parking lot of Alto de Guamaso, from which we walk a balcony to the north side of the island. By the end of the walk, we will set up the telescope and have a closer look at the most relevant objects of the night.
No previous experience is needed. Activities may be changed or canceled depending on weather forecast. Flexibility is a plus. Just ask me.
I invite you to join me in this astronomical adventure and share with me the night sky that the island of Tenerife and El Teide National Park offer. We will be about 2000 meters over the sea level, which you may feel if you are not used to it. We will meet before sunset at Teide National Park, where we will start our hiking accompanied by an interpretation of the sky as night falls above us.
LARGE Groups: Fridays (English) and Saturdays (Sp…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    8-inch Telescope
From £18
/ person
Fri, 27 Nov
19:30 - 21:30
£23 per person
£23 per person
Sat, 28 Nov
19:30 - 21:30
£23 per person
£23 per person
Sun, 29 Nov
19:30 - 21:30
£102 per person
£102 per person

Meet your host, Adal

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 24 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Traveler, astronomer, outdoor and stargazing guide, yogui and photographer, trained in first aids and rescue. I am a local Canary passionated about the outreach of astronomy in plain, wild nature. I did my PhD in Astrophysics and pursue a research career for over 10 years in the field of star-forming regions and the chemical evolution of the Universe. From the office I ended at the end of the world, living as an outdoor guide in Torres del Paine National Park for over a year at the great lodge of the explora company. Back to the Tenerife, I set up my own business (Roque'Stars).
Traveler, astronomer, outdoor and stargazing guide, yogui and photographer, trained in first aids and rescue. I am a local Canary passionated about the outreach of astronomy in plain, wild nature. I did my PhD in Astrophysics and pursue a research career for over 10 years in the field of star-forming regions and the chemical evolution of the Universe. From the office I ended at the end of the world, living as an outdoor guide in Torres del Paine National Park for over a year at the great lodge o…
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Where you'll be

We will be at the border of El Teide National Park, giving you a unique panoramic view of El Teide Volcano and the lava flows around it. During sunset, we will enjoy the changes of shadows, which create a unique lunar scenery. Tenerife and El Teide Park offer clear, pristine skies to contemplate the night, grasping the feeling of deepness and infinity of the Universe.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 24 reviews.

Andrew
November 2020
This was a fantastic experience from beginning to end. The trek itself is easy and takes a spectacular route through volcanic rock formations with Teide mountain as a backdrop, beneath the most beautiful night sky one could hope for. Adal was an excellent guide, teaching us about the different constellations and the histories behind them, as well as the planetary bodies and the universe in general. Really wonderful overall, I would highly recommend this for anyone.
This was a fantastic experience from beginning to end. The trek itself is easy and takes a spectacular route through volcanic rock formations with Teide mountain as a backdrop, ben…
Ann
October 2020
Don’t hesitate to book ‘wandering into space experience’ with Adal! He is very knowledgeable and shares his insights in a wonderful engaging and personal way. The hike you start out with is very nice and not hard at all. It gets you warm 😁. We were out on a cold night with beautiful skies. The hot tea and sweets were a great treat. We will spend the rest of our stay looking to the skies at night. Looking forward to participating in his new activities! I am sure they will be awesome too!
Don’t hesitate to book ‘wandering into space experience’ with Adal! He is very knowledgeable and shares his insights in a wonderful engaging and personal way. The hike you start ou…
Sarah
December 2019
Amazing experience! Adal is really friendly and an expert in astronomy. The trekking is not too difficult but good shoes and flashlights are useful. Adal even provided tea to keep us warm. Would definitely recommend!
Madhupriya
December 2019
Amazing experience! I’m short of words to describe how beautiful those starlit sky was! Adal was such a wonderful and friendly person. He has great passion for astronomy and share this experience with others. He even got us a small picnic on cold winter night on the mountain.
Amazing experience! I’m short of words to describe how beautiful those starlit sky was! Adal was such a wonderful and friendly person. He has great passion for astronomy and share…
Bert
December 2019
Wat een fantastische en unieke belevenis hebben we dankzij adal meegemaakt. De hele opzet past gewoon, van de cozy wandeling met uitleg, de dark picnic tijdens het opbouwen van de professionele telescoop, de hemellichamen, sterren die geboren worden, de theorie erachter. Aanrader, Top!
Wat een fantastische en unieke belevenis hebben we dankzij adal meegemaakt. De hele opzet past gewoon, van de cozy wandeling met uitleg, de dark picnic tijdens het opbouwen van d…
Hermeto
October 2019
Adal ist super freundlich und ein Experte auf dem Gebiet der Astrophysik. Die Wanderung mit Adal war unglaublich interessant und aufschlussreich. Adal ist ein grossartiger Guide und Gastgeber. Empfehlenswert!

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 7 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

lantern

trekking shoes