Stargazing and Photography Trips

In addition to our residential holidays, we also run a number of stargazing trips to add to your holiday or as a stand alone experience. We keep numbers low, to ensure a personal service and we go to places away from the coach tours and headlights to experience the real darkness of Tenerife! Group rates are also available for block bookings.

Introduction to nightscape photography – £50 per person (£100 private one-to one) (click to enquire)

For beginners. A short course to introduce the basics of taking good night-time pictures with a DSLR, covering cameras and lenses, night-time exposure settings, how to focus in the dark, picture composition and how to make your finished photo “pop” using simple and free software. Transport and hot drinks provided. Numbers limited to four persons. 4-hours total.

Guided nightscape photography – £50 per person (£100 private one-to-one) (click to enquire)

For the experienced photographer. Join astro-photographer Simon Rowland on a 5-hour night shoot in the mountains where he will take you to stunning locations to capture magical pictures. Transport and hot drinks provided. Numbers limited to four persons.

Taking pictures on the mountain
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Dark Sky Stargazing £40 guests; £50 others. (click to enquire)

2-3 hours of guided stargazing at our favourite and “secret” local dark sky site including transport to and from hotel. Take in the Milky Way, major constellations, planets and other stunning sights of the night sky.

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Binocular Sky Safari £60 guests; £80 others. (click to enquire)

3-hour guided binocular sky safari in the El Teide National Park with astronomer Simon Rowland including transport to and from hotel, use of binoculars, refreshments and blankets. Seek out colourful stars, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies!

A cascade of jewels!
A cascade of jewels

Sunset, Bubbles and Stars excursion (click to enquire)

Our 4-hour premium evening excursions start with a trip to a vantage point to watch the un-missable sunset with a glass of fizz and some nibbles. A great opportunity to take some photos as the Sun sinks out of sight and the stars appear out of the twilight. Then we journey into Las Canadas at the heart of the El Teide National Park as darkness falls on the fabulous volcanic landscape. Choose the guided binocular sky safari or the deep sky exploration option and enjoy a wonderful and informative journey across the heavens with astronomer Simon Rowland . Numbers are limited on these trips to ensure you get the most from them so early booking is advised. (One of each of these excursions is included in our Gold holiday package).

Binocular sky safari option, maximum 7 persons – £100pp

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Deep sky exploration option, maximum 4 persons with use of two telescopes – £130pp

The great nebula in Orion
The great nebula in Orion
Our resident astronomer with one of his telescopes
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