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Our excursion will take you to the top of the third highest volcano in the world. We are talking about the Teide! Venerated by the Guanches, used by sailors as a reference point in the Atlantic Ocean and described by Pliny the “old” at the time of the Roman Empire with the name of “Nivaria”, a huge mountain always covered with snow. Studied by geologists and volcanologists from all over the world, the Teide is considered by all to be the symbol par excellence of the Canary Islands.
In this experience we will take you to discover its crater and you will touch the highest point (reported by the National Geographic Institute of Spain).
We will leave in the morning en route to Vilaflor de Chasna. Once we arrive we will make a stop to get used to the height of 1450 meters above sea level, after the coffee break we will resume the journey to head towards the slopes of the Teide volcano.
Ready and with the appropriate equipment (jacket, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen) we will take the cable car that will take us to 3550 meters above sea level in a few minutes. Leaving the cabin we will head towards the meeting point where the impressive view of the Teide cañada will make us thrill. The thin air from this moment on will dominate our excursion, allowing us to walk with difficulty.
Entering the path number 10 we will begin our climb towards the crater.
The path develops at the beginning, inside the last lava flow and then continues with an infinity of steps up to the inside of the crater which has a diameter of about 80 meters. In several points we will also be able to observe the steam coming out of the cracks which on the coldest days will also be used to warm our hands. Obviously, the stops will be various due to the slope and the thin air.
Finally, and after about an hour climbing, our effort will be rewarded by a view that is nothing short of unique. The emotion will be enormous when we find ourselves next to the highest point of the Atlantic Ocean. In a few hours we managed to go from sea level to 3718 meters. From this point we will not only be able to see all the points of the island, but also observe the islands of Gran Canaria, La Gomera, La Palma and El Hierro. On days with excellent visibility we will also have the opportunity to see the more distant islands such as Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.
What are you waiting for, call us for more information and to book this fantastic experience!
In a nutshell
Points that we will visit: Teide National Park and Teide peak.
Route: alrededor de 120 km; 2000 walk
Hours: 8:00am a 2:00pm;
Duration: 6 hours;
Precio: adult 100€, child 70€
Price included: Pick-up/Drop-off, transfer, authorized guide, cable car up/down, permission to access trail n ° 10.
Pick-up/drop-off Teide Peak: from Callao Salvaje, Playa Paraiso, Costa Adeje, Las Americas, Los Cristianos; contact us for other place.
More info: People with heart disease or respiratory problems cannot participate in the excursion. It is important to have comfortable shoes, windbreakers in the winter time, including a hat, gloves and long pants.