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This was, I feel, a good value visit. We got picked up and dropped off very locally and got a comfy ride up through the Tenerife mountains. The meal in a local vineyard was tasty and homely with very nice wine and amazing views. We had a warm welcome there. We arrived at the peak of Teide with enough time to see the landscape and watch the sunset. We were way above the clouds and soon the sky became really dark. Daniella, who presented the information about the stars was confident and entertaining. It was an interesting presentation for novice stargazers. The advice to wrap up warm was spot on. My only criticism is that the commentary on the coach journey up was difficult to hear (partly due to the sound system and party due to noise of engine). However I think what we got for the price was good value for a couple and a lovely way to see Teide.
So the friendly, talented guide followed instructions to a tee, repeated everything in three languages, non-stop and I mean non stop - talking for the complete tour. Barely a second to hear yourself think on the bus. Hate to say it, but in such a world class tourist area like the Canary Islands, with people speaking many languages, a plug in headset in ones own language of preference, would have been so much more appreciated by us travellers. The tour itenery was excellent, cost efficient and very, very professional. We still highly recommend it and hopefully the company will make the changes we have strongly suggested.
We did not visit one of the villages. Though it was planned. Our guide cancelled it without even asking people. He also was not good at all. We expected a more in detail information about the iland, its history, its first people and some explanation of the origin of the name of the island, etc. I suppose one can say that we may google the information if we want, which we did anyway after the trip we paid money for. The stops throughout the trip were very short. Just enough to take pic no time for admiring the amazing views. Would recommend people who would like the basics of the basics on the volcano Teide.
The guide and the bus driver were fantastic, they found spots without too much people for us to enjoy the power of the scenery without all the others bus. Our guide handled the tour in 3 languages and had full of fantastic infos about the geology, botanic, fauna and history of the site and the island, gave everyone special attention and answered any questions precisely. Loved it!!
Good guide, clear instructions, a laid back easy attitude that made the whole experience a great one. They provided wetsuits, life jackets, snorkels, shoes - everything you could need .... even sea sickness pills before we started!! We received the photos the same day as the trip, no extra cost - really great! Would recommend this experience to anyone