A trip to the stars from Tenerife, Canaries

Where are the Ancient Skies? It is becoming increasingly difficult to admire a beautiful starry sky in Europe with our urbanized flood-lit streets. It can be very cold at night, Where are the Ancient Skies? It is becoming increasingly difficult to admire a beautiful starry sky in Europe with our urbanized flood-lit streets. It can be very cold at night, not to mention the clouds, which more often than not have the bad taste to spoil the party. To really discover the stars and marvel at the cosmos, there is nothing like staying in a sunny warm country, at altitude, far from the city. You will be accompanied by an expert who introduces you to astronomy and its wonders. This is the rationale for a new concept, astro travel: with your feet on the ground you explore thousands more glittering stars. Tenerife, at 2,100 m altitude, a special island in the Atlantic Ocean enjoys one of the best skies in the world. During the day you explore extraordinary landscapes and enjoy the splendid hiking. At night, you submerse yourself in the mysteries of the universe.



From CHF 1,800.–

Length of holiday:

8 days (7 nights)

Departure dates:

Small group
04-11 May 2024

Features of the holiday

Destination: Canary Islands, Spain
Season: Summer
Responsible travel: Environment, Environmentally-friendly transportation, Local food, Micro-economy, Sensitization
Travel type: Active holidays
Traveller type: Couple, Family, More mature, Small group, Solo, Student
Activities: Astronomy, Observation, Tasting, Tour, Trekking, Wine tasting
Accommodation: Hotel
Natural environment: Forest, Geology, Mountain, Volcano
Culture: Agriculture, Viticulture
Climate: Oceanic, Temperate
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Itinerary of the holiday

  • Day 1 to Day 4 : Fly from Geneva to Tenerife. The volcano caldeira. Introductory course in astronomy in the morning. The topics are: the apparent motion of the sky, the solar system, the life of the stars. The afternoon is free for spectacular caldeira excursions. In the evening, we all go to the volcanic caldeira for an evening of astronomy. Using a laser, the constellations, the distance of stars, blue or red stars. Constellations and Greek mythology, the zodiac, the sky change with the change of latitude, the North Star. Then with a telescope, the planet Jupiter, the Moon and stellar nurseries. Double stars of different colours, young and old stars, star clusters. Nebulae and supernovas residues.
  • Day 5 to Day 8 : In the morning, introductory course in astronomy. The topics are: galaxies and cosmology, the calendar and its origins. During the day hiking in the pine forest. Relax at the spa. Visit the typical Spanish village of Vilaflor. At night, our galaxy, the Milky Way and its satellites, the Andromeda galaxy, the distant galaxies.


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Length of the holiday

8 days (7 nights)

Departure dates

Small group
04-11 May 2024


CHF 1,800.– per person (base of 12 persons)
CHF 1,855.– (base of 10 persons)
CHF 1,935.– (base of 8 persons)
CHF 2,075.– (base of 6 persons)
CHF 2,350.– (base of 4 persons)

Single room supplement: CHF 282.–

Included with the holiday

  • transfer to the hotel
  • 7 nights in 4-star hotel, half board: brunch in the morning and the evening meal
  • bilingual (French/English) guide astronomer
  • activities related to astronomy
  • guided tours
  • local transfers

Not included with the holiday

  • return flights
  • travel insurance
  • drinks
  • care and spa treatments
  • tips
  • personal expenses
  • Covid19 tests if necessary

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