Astronomical Trekking

La Orotava, Spain

Experience hosted by Adal

2 hours, Hosted in English and Spanish
Once-in-a-lifetime
Guests say it's special and unique.
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Adal's rated 5 stars by 99% of guests.

What you'll do

I invite you to join this astronomical adventure and share the magical nightsky 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 by sunset at Teide National Park, where we will start our hiking accompanied by an interpretation of the sky as night falls above us.

This is a regular group activity, which can gather in average 8 to 18 people. English on Tuesdays and Fridays. Spanish the rest of the week. We will meet at the outdoor entry of the Teide Parador Hotel, from which we walk Roques de García trail.

No previous experience is needed. Activities may be changed or canceled depending on weather forecast. Lanterns are provided.
If you wish to do a private activity, including the possibility of having a telescope observation, just ask me in advance.
I invite you to join this astronomical adventure and share the magical nightsky 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 by sunset at Teide National Park, where we will start our hiking accompanied by an interpretation of the sky as night falls above us.

This is a regular group activity, which can gather in…

Meet your Host, Adal

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PhD astrophysicists, traveler, 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 pursued a research career in Astrophysics 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 work to live my life from my hobbies: astronomy outreach, yoga and farming. www.adalmd.com
PhD astrophysicists, traveler, 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 pursued a research career in Astrophysics 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…
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Where you'll be

We will meet in 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. Teide Park is a Starlight Reserve that offers clear, pristine skies to contemplate the night, grasping the feeling of deepness and infinity of the Universe.

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 139 reviews.

Lima
October 2021
What a wonderful night, highly recommend this experience. Adal is great, so so friendly and very knowledgeable. Me and my partner both enjoyed it and this made our time in Tenerife memorable. He also takes lovely pictures of everyone which is such a nice touch. Adal is a great host and this is an amazing experience!
Malory
October 2021
Un vrai moment magique, qui m'a ému aux larmes. On se retrouve comme des enfants devant le ciel, à écouter les histoires captivantes d'Adal sur la toile du ciel, on apprend mille choses et on en ressort en se sentant tout petit, et avec l'envie d'acheter une carte du ciel ! Le lieu est superbe, et le Teide qui nous regarde tout du long rajoute à l'expérience. À faire et à refaire selon les saisons, merci encore Adal.
Antonia
October 2021
Adal could not be more kind-hearted and well-intentioned. His great knowledge and effort to make the group feel positive impressed me. I can only recommend the activity with Adal to everyone and hope to experience it again myself at another time of the year.
Chandra
October 2021
We did the English-speaking tour with Adal, starting just before sunset. The area around the Teide is striking in daylight and by night, with a starry sky unlike anything you can see from one of the beach resorts. Adal did a great job at pointing out and explaining the various planets, stars and constellations, and also shared insights about astronomy and astrophysics. He is clearly an expert and a great storyteller who is passionate about this subject. We had a great time!
Lili
October 2021
Such a beautiful experience! Adal is an amazing storyteller (facts, metaphors, jokes - he got them all) and he is also a very kind person. The scenery is incredibly beautiful, so I would do this again! Maybe for the summer sky?
Rebecca
October 2021
A magical experience! Adals enthusiasm, knowledge and helpfulness, combined with the beautiful scenery made the tour unforgettable. We booked a rental car only to join this tour and it was absolutely worth it.

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 7 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

What to bring

trekking shoes
trekking pants and socks, and extra-warm socks (Winter)
polar, fleece, or warm jacket (winter)
Base layer (Winter)

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.