A cable car ride ride up Mount Teide
The dramatic scenery within Teide National Park is a reminder that Tenerife was formed by prolonged volcanic activity.
The Teide Cable Car transports us effortlessly to just 163 metres below the summit, (to a height of 11, 663 ft above sea level).
By walking along the rocky tracks just under the crater this tour provides spectacular views, not just of the amazing volcanic landscapes below, but also over the north and south of the island, sometimes partly hidden by a fabulous white sea of cloud. In normal conditions other Canary Islands are quite visible.
Gliding over a geological gem of volcanoes, craters and lava flows provides us with an impressive array of colours and volcanic shapes. It is an amazing experience you won't find anywhere else in the world.
After returning to the base of the volcano we should have time to explore some of the other photogenic gems in Teide National Park.
NOTE: NOT FOR THOSE WITH HEART OR SIMILAR AILMENTS OR WALKING DIFFICULTIES.
Our itinerary will depend on whether you are on a cruise ship or staying at a hotel in Tenerife and also on the start time and on the time of the earliest available slot for the cable car. But in normal conditions it would be something like this:
09. 00 Meet up at arranged meeting point.
10. 30 - 11. 00 Arrive at Mount Teide cable car station in Teide National Park. Take cable car up the volcano and explore one or two of the tracks near the summit.
12. 00 - Descend on cable car.
12. 15 - Explore some of the Volcanic Landscapes.
13. 30 - Depart from Teide National Park.
15. 00 - Arrive back at our meeting point.
Choice B (may not be possible if there is no early cable car slot available)
12. 15 - Head to a hillside typical inn to sample local cuisine.
14. 00 - Start our return drive to meeting point.
15. 00 - Arrive at our meeting point.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 6 hours
Winter snow falls or periodic winds near the summit of Teide may affect both timing and will, on rare occasions, prevent the cable car from working. If we were unlucky enough for that to occur I would offer you another tour. You should also check availability of cable car booking times.
For up to 6 passengers our mode of transport is a modern, comfortable and air conditioned vehicle. If your group is larger than 6 you will have asked for a customised tour and the vehicle will be specified.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15 Euro - I have suggested 15€ in case you decide to stop for lunch along the way. If you decide not to purchase your Cable car ticket in advance then please bear in mind that the fee per person is 27€
- Personal Expenses
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John was an excellent tour guide who always kept us well informed before the the start of tour to Mount Teide about weather conditions which were likely to change our itinerary and most importantly coming up with alternative plans to suit our requirements. He is extremely knowledgeable about Tenerife and shared his experience and information in a calm and humorous way. He wanted us to have the best possible experience on our tour and through his guiding this was more than achieved. Strongly recommended!