| Excursion Duration: 4:00 | Price per group: in a car up to 4 people 85 Euros for a minivan up to 6 people. 135 Euro. | Included: transfer by car or minivan, guide services | Funicular: daily from 9:00 to 16:00 During excursion You'll see Martian landscapes, steep cliffs, beautiful serpentine road. You will find a lot of stops in a delightful place. If you live in a big city, this is where your eyes can rest from the "concrete jungle" and enjoy the unusual picture of Tenerife. TEIDE Teide is a volcano on Tenerife, Canary Islands, the plug 3718-meter peak is the highest point in Spain and the highest point above sea level in the islands of the Atlantic. At 7500 m from its base on the ocean floor, it is the third highest volcano on a volcanic ocean island in the world, after Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa in Hawaii. Its height, allows to beat Tenerife tenth by the highest island in the world. The volcano is still active: in the last eruption took place in 1909 by EL Chinyero to split Santiago. The United Nations Committee for Disaster Mitigation appointed Teide volcano decade because of its history of destructive eruptions and its proximity to several major cities, of which the closest are Garachico, Icod de los Vinos and Puerto de la Cruz. Teide, Pico Viejo and Montaña Blanca form the Central Volcanic Complex of Tenerife. The volcano and its surroundings comprise of the Teide National Park, which has an area of 18 900 ha and was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it is one of the most visited national parks in the world, a total of 2.8 million. Visitors, according to the Institute Canario de Estadística in 2013, he was the ninth most visited in the world of the national park. Therefore, of the Teide, the most visited natural wonder of Spain, and one of the most visited in the world. Teide National Park was declared a national park, 22 January 1954, making it one of the oldest national parks in Spain. It is also the largest national park in Spain. Another volcano located in the park (next to the Teide) is the Pico Viejo. It is the second largest volcano in the Canary Islands to the 3135 m peak. The park has an area of 18,990 hectares and was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Halfway up the mountain there are telescopes observatory del Teide. Films made in the park and curiosities ">• Brian May wrote the song Queen "Tie Your Mother Down" at the Observatory del Teide at Izana (altitude 7770 feet), in the autumn of 1971 while working on his dissertation. • This dramatic landscape has been featured in films such as Million Years BC (1966), Clash of the Titans (2010), and Wrath of the Titans (2012). • Park a small chapel dedicated to the Virgen de las Nieves which is the highest Christian church in Spain. • six series of Fast and Furious, starring Vin Diesel and directed by Justin Lin, of the Teide was on the main stage during the greater part of his film. • Teide National Park has become a popular training ground for the best professional cyclists, as it allows them to train at altitude at the same time have access to altitudes of sea level to high-intensity training, in stable weather conditions, with few distractions because of its remote location. Teams that use the park for training include Team Sky, Liquigas and Team Astana. UFO phenomenon This number of UFOs as over the volcano Teide, dominates the island of Tenerife, not seen, perhaps, anywhere in the world. As the third largest island volcano in the world (after Hawaii's Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea), Teide is famous for incredible scenery. Ufology joke that it was his unearthly landscape acts as a magnet to the newcomers. Unfortunately, in the tradition of the Guanches there is nothing that would indicate the visits of visitors from outer space: for them the volcano was only evil demon haven Guayoty. He's spitting out fire, sometimes getting out of the crater in the guise of a huge black beast with glowing eyes. The first evidence of a UFO over Tenerife generally appear only in the mid 70-ies of the last century. But every literally caused a huge public outcry. So, in November 1975 editorial of the Spanish newspaper headlines about the emergency landing of the plane Valencia airport, en route from Vienna to Santa Cruz, the island's capital. Passengers alleged that at the time of reduction of the Teide peak surrounded by their pulsating red lights, which, apparently, and forced the pilot to deploy the side back. A few months later the tourists who made the ascent to the crater of the volcano, said they saw strange rays at night. With binoculars they could see their source - what looked like a spaceship with a double row of windows, glowing red. Similar incidents have occurred subsequently in Tenerife so often that summer of 1989, a local radio station called on all his listeners interested in UFOs, to gather in the Teide national park, to finally come into contact with strangers. On this appeal responded to more than 40 thousand people, but according to the laws of the genre sky left them dull. Yet observing strange activity did not cease: for the past 20 years canary ufologists have accumulated a number of certificates, including the mass of photos and video, even inveterate skeptics, etc.