Experiences

Please note that due to the Coronavirus pandemic, bookings are currently closed.

Sunset, fizz and stars!

A tailored trip that starts with seeing the amazing Tenerife sunset from a vantage point above the clouds and with a tapas picnic and some fizz. Then a laser guide tour of the sky as the stars come out with explanations of the various constellations on view, star types and names, Milky Way, planets when on view and other wonders of the night sky. Then once it is properly dark we will look through the big telescope at what’s on offer, seeing things in close up and discussing whatever topics spring up.

We provide you with hot and cold drinks and a tapas picnic from caterers deli-on the-hill, not to be missed! All food preferences and allergies can be accommodated. The tour lasts a minimum of 4 hours with at least 2 hours under the stars, although we are known not to watch the clock if the night is going well! Complimentary transport from south coast resorts is provided if required. If you are based elsewhere, please contact us for a price.

Prices for 2021: £275 for a party of 2, £325 for 3, £375 for 4, £450 for 5. Prices are per trip not per person. For larger groups, please contact us for a quote.

Reserve your tour by paying a £70 deposit, fully refundable if you need to cancel up to 7 days in advance. Deposits are fully refundable should we need to cancel at any time. The balance is to be paid in cash to your guide on the night (sterling or equivalent euros).

Full details and how to book this excursion can be found here

Starry skies photography

A trip to a dark place to photograph the night sky with 2 hours of photography in the El Teide National Park (excludes travel time). Start and finish times are approximate and will be confirmed in relation to sunset, Moon rise/set and Milky Way rise times. Specific location for photography will be at one or more of the following by agreement with all attendees on the night:

  • Izana observatory area
  • Corral del Nino
  • Minas de San Jose
  • Los Roques de Garcia
  • Ucanca

You can use your own equipment or borrow our Canon 6D and tripod with various lenses on a first come first served basis. We also have a spare DSLR tripod and a mini mobile phone tripod.

Cost is £85pp, trips will only run if there is a minimum of two bookings so we reserve the right to cancel and offer an alternative date. Maximum numbers will be 6. Private trips are available by arrangement and a bespoke itinerary is offered. Discounts are available for multiple bookings of 3 or more persons. Complimentary transport is available, we can pick up from all south coast resorts.

Who does this suit?

  • Beginners looking to get started in nightscape photography.
  • Experienced photographers looking for a guide to take them to the best locations.

What do you need?

  • A DSLR camera or other that allows control of the exposure length, aperture and ISO and a basic understanding of how to change these settings.
  • Batteries, memory cards etc.
  • A tripod.
  • Warm clothes

We provide:

  • Complimentary transport from south coast resorts if required
  • Water and coffee
  • Biscuits
  • Torches
  • Guidance and instruction in how to shoot night sky images

Reserve your tour by paying a £20 deposit, fully refundable if you need to cancel up to 7 days in advance. Deposits are fully refundable should we need to cancel at any time. The balance is to be paid in cash to your guide on the night (sterling or equivalent euros).

Full details and how to book this excursion can be found here

Night sky odyssey

New for 2021! An excursion focused more on observing with the telescope, looking at specific objects in the sky from the darkest of off-road locations. Two hours of observing time after dark learning how to set up and use our computerised GOTO telescope to find interesting objects in the sky.

Learn about what they are and how they were formed and discuss the major questions that today’s astronomers are trying to solve. We will capture pictures of what we see with smartphones or DSLR for you to take away as a souvenir. Overall duration will be 3.5 hours. Timings will be agreed based on the Moon rise and set times and visibility of objects you would like to observe.

We provide:

  • Complimentary transport from south coast resorts if required
  • Water and coffee
  • Biscuits
  • Torches
  • Guidance and instruction on using the equipment

Prices for 2021: £200 for a party of 2, £250 for 3, £300 for 4. Prices are per trip not per person. For larger groups, please contact us for a quote.

Reserve your tour by paying a £70 deposit, fully refundable if you need to cancel up to 7 days in advance. Deposits are fully refundable should we need to cancel at any time. The balance is to be paid in cash to your guide on the night (sterling or equivalent euros).

Full details and how to book this excursion can be found here

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