Charlotte and family, March 2019
“Without a doubt, the highlight of our Tenerife trip – Incredible experience with wonderful hosts!
We decided we wanted to find a stargazing tour which was more bespoke than the group tours after reading reviews about having to spend time picking others up from their hotels. I went onto the Trip Advisor Tenerife forum for recommendations and was told by a couple of people to contact Simon from Dark Skies and I’m so pleased we did!
From first point of contact, Simon was incredibly communicative, informative and friendly. He was on email regularly before going out and told me we could coordinate the tour to anywhere we would like to go but due to his extensive knowledge of the Teide area, he knows the best places to see the sunset and watch the stars – I would highly recommended conversing with him on this.
We were picked up by Simon & Margaret outside our apartment in Puerto De La Cruz and drove through La Orotava into the mountains and up to the peaks of Tenerife overlooking Mount Teide. At the first stop we spent a wonderful time watching the sunset, relaxing with delicious home cooked tapas, cava & red wine whilst overlooking the most spectacular views ever!
Simon is also a great photographer and has his own SLR camera, which meant we were also able to take some high resolution family & landscape photos, which we can now blow up and frame.
I can’t thank them enough for providing us with not only a highly professional service but wonderful whole personal experience. Simon & Margaret were very warm, fun company to have there and Simon’s knowledge is incredible! We also loved all the various facts they both gave us about the Volcano, Stargazing and on Tenerife history too.
Our next stop was to watch the stars at night and look at the moon through the telescope. We were the only people there and it was incredibly atmospheric looking up at the stars. Margaret was a wonderful host and made sure we were warm, provided with deserts and made sure we had plenty of hot drinks & blankets later in the evening.
Their fees are also very reasonable and near the same price as the group coach tours – without all the fuss of picking people up and having the share the telescope with lots of others!
This is a perfect tour for couples, families of all ages and individuals looking for a really special, and more personally tailored, trip to Teide and evening stargazing.”
We will definitely be doing another tour with them when next in Tenerife and look forward to seeing them again!