Guachinche & Stars

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  • This activity is part of our Adventure Week
  • Minimum recommended age is 10 years old
  • Half-day tour
  • Transportation included
  • Snacks and beverages
  • Lunch at guachinche with soft drinks, beer and wine
Highlights
  • Eat like a local in a guachinche, a typical Canary Island restaurant
  • Discover authentic Canarian flavours and enjoy local wine and soft drinks
  • Admire the stunning volcanic formations in Teide National Park
  • Have fun spotting stars and finding constellations in the clear night sky
Description

Teide National Park in Tenerife is one of the best places in the world to observe the sky at night. The park boasts several lookout points where you can observe thousands of stars under clear skies due to low levels of air and light pollution. Your adventure guides will create a unique stargazing experience that is warm and friendly and full of entertaining moments.

Your guide will arrive in good time before sunset to pick you up from your hotel. Hop in our van and ride to Teide National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a designated Starlight Reserve. Upon arrival, head to our “secret” guachinche, a local style restaurant.

Guachinches are small and typically modest restaurants that can be found all over Tenerife. If you want to eat like a native in Tenerife, then you simply must visit a guachinche. Enjoy sunset views and tuck into a homemade dinner accompanied with local wines and soft drinks, which are all included in the price of the tour.

After dinner, head to a lookout point in Teide National Park to observe the night sky. Enjoy spotting various constellations and other celestial phenomena, many of which can be observed clearly with a naked eye. Your guide can help with photos to ensure you leave with perfect memories of this remarkable place.

Finish your stargazing adventure with a toast together – a beautiful end to a perfect evening – before a comfortable ride back to your hotel.

Specifics

This is a small group tour – Travel comfortably in our private van and enjoy the company of your friendly guides and fellow guests.

The tour is suitable for families with children. The minimum recommended age is 10 years.

Pick-up time

Between 17:30 – 18:30 

Drop-off time

Between 22:30 – 00:00

Bring

Wear comfortable walking shoes or sports shoes and warm clothes

Includes
  • Professional guides
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned van
  • Dinner in a local Guachinche
  • Wine and soft drinks
  • Insurance
  • Photos of the day
Guides
Heidi Björk

Heidi’s good mood is contagious. She has been wandering around Tenerife for a good dozen years and has extensive knowledge of the Island and its history.

Cristina Rios

Cristina is our enthusiastic videographer, photographer and editor who is always ready for an adventure. You’ll find her capturing every moment with a smile. Originally from the Canary Islands, Tenerife, she loves the beach, surfing and singing is her main hobby.

Reviews
  •   The guides were all super nice and friendly. It was such a blast! The hike isn't too exhausting, but though a wonderful Forrest! And the wine part was amazing! The... read more

    Erik F
    8/31/2019

      We’ve just got back from a day out with two of the Xwander team to sea kayak from Los Gigantes. An excellent trip with door to door service, light lunch,... read more

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    10/27/2018
  •   Perfectly lovely day trying scuba diving for the first time with my sister and her boyfriend. We were picked up from our hotel by Janika who was there as an... read more

    thumb Kono03
    12/26/2018

      Well organised and managed day. The walk through the forests was spectacular and well paced. The tour at Monje winery was informative while the following lunch & wine tasting was... read more

    ianhZ5150KO
    12/27/2019
  •   Highly recommended. The trip was arranged in a small group. Heidi, our trip guide, was very well prepared and demonstrated high level of experience. She took us to Teide in... read more

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    5/18/2019

      We had three tour guides and they were all very polite, knew a lot about Anaga Rural Park and the island of Tenerife. They gave us information about the different... read more

    thaynacoelho
    9/03/2019
  •   Professional Guides: they are not boring, not too intrusive, make the tour interesting. Provide a good level of service. Appreciate feedback and hear suggestions. There will be many fond memories.

    AngelaKML
    1/28/2020

      We loved our excursion to Teide especially because we liked our tour guide, Eva, very much. We were lucky because It was only us two and Eva. Everything... read more

    thumb Charlotte S
    5/27/2019