A small tour available only in the week of the full moon. Through a powerful telescope you can literally “fly” on the surface of the Moon, discover the details of the craters, see the lunar Apennines, vast areas of the seas and fractures of the surface. The Moon is the closest celestial body and therefore it’s also the brightest and most detailed that we can observe, moreover it’s also the only one in which man has set foot. We will tell you how it was formed and why it’s so important for life on earth. Then we will explain how to recognize the constellations with the help of a laser beam and some myths and legends attributed to them and at the end of the tour you can connect your mobile phone to the telescope throught an adapter to photograph the details of the Moon highly magnified and take at home ” a piece of the Moon “.
Inside the Teide National Park at an altitude above 2200 meters, the precise position changes according to the time of year, to the weather that is very variable at altitude and to the type of objects that are visible at that time, you will be informed 6 hours in advance on Whatsapp about the exact location where will we meet
The duration is approximately 1 hour or more and it begins shortly after sunset. Since the sunset time varies throughout the year, consult the “calendar” to find out more precisely the scheduled time in the period in which you intend to participate.
Reservation must be received at least 12 hours before the tour start time. For booking requests after the deadline, please contact us. We remind you to keep your mobile phone switched on for last minute communications. Maximum punctuality is required, we strongly recommend that you arrive at the meeting point at least 15/20 minutes before the communicated time. If you arrive late, you can miss the tour. It is not necessary print the ticket (just show it to the guide from your mobile phone). If you do not receive the ticket by e-mail in few minutes after the purchase, please check your spam folder.
We do not offer or organize any transportation services. It is necessary move with your own car or taxi to the place of observation.
The observation takes place in the open air. At night the temperature can drop considerably in the park at over 2200 meters, so there is a substantial thermal shock respect to the coastal areas. Normally in summer it reaches even 7/8 degrees celsius (44/46 ° F), while in winter it arrives even around zero (30/32 ° F). It is necessary to wear warm clothing, better with a hood for the head, trousers, long socks and closed shoes. Blankets are eventually provided. The telescope is a reflector and is 2 meters high, the eyepiece is located in the upper part differently from the amateur lens telescopes, so in some conditions, when the instrument is almost vertical, it will be necessary use a small staircase of 3 steps (slightly illuminated) that will be at your disposal. Pay further attention to the type of shoes to wear in order to avoid slipping, the staircase is robust and has a support for the hands, our guide will offer further help to people who will need it. In this pandemic period, each participant will have to wear his own mask and keep a safe distance from other people, hand sanitizer gel will be provided and the telescope will be disinfected before and during each tour.
MODIFICATIONS OR CANCELLATIONS BY THE COMPANY:
The observation can be suspended due to meteorological reasons (clouds, rain, strong wind, etc.), or in the unlikely event that the minimum number of 4 people is not reached at the deadline. In these cases we will contact you as soon as possible (we recommend checking your e-mail and mobile phone on the afternoon of the observation). We will offer an alternative date (subject to availability) or a full refund.
MODIFICATIONS OR CANCELLATIONS BY THE CUSTOMER:
The customer can request (subject to availability) to change his reservation (for example, change of date, number of participants, etc.) at no additional cost, up to 48 hours before the start of the tour. After the deadline, the changes requested by the customer will not be accepted. In addition, the customer can cancel his reservation at a charge of 10%, up to 48 hours before the start of the tour. Once the deadline has expired, cancellations will not be refunded. To cancel or modify the reservation (within the deadline) the customer must send us in writing (exclusively by e-mail) the date of the tour, the reservation number, his name and the telephone indicated during registration, specifying if he wishes cancel the ticket, change the date or number of people, or other. In the event of changes in the reservation (both by the customer and the Company), the same cancellation policy described above will be applied: the customer can request to change his reservation up to 48 hours before the new date set for the tour. After the deadline, the changes requested by the customer will not be accepted. Also, the customer can cancel his reservation at a charge of 10% , up to 48 hours before the new date set for the tour. Once the deadline has expired, cancellations will not be refunded. By booking this tour and paying the corresponding amount, you confirm that you have read and accepted our cancellation policy.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Refunds will be made EXCLUSIVELY with the same payment method. (by credit card or PayPal): Refunds will be issued within 7 working days.
Adults – 18 euros
Children from 10 to 18 years – 9 euros
Children from 0 to 10 years – free
Buy the Tour