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Starparty – private tour
A starparty or private tour is an astronomy activity designed for small groups (1-4 people). Of course, it can be customised by the client. Either because a clients wants to do an astronomical tour with privacy, with more time and with the possibility to adapt it to your needs. Or just because a clients wants to learn how to set up a telescope or to learn how to do a specific type of night photography, a starparty offers clients the possibility to choose its own experience. Starparties are also ideal for special occasions such as anniversaries, birthdays or a very special and original gift. As this starparties or private tours are customisable, please add your request and your comments in the form below “Observations section”. This way, if it is for a gift, let us do our best to make it special and unique, or else if you want to book a Starparty as memorable experience, let us know what you are really looking forward to.
We offer the following modalities as private tours for you to choose your starparty. If you are interested in any of our modalities, please fill in this registration form. We will respond via email to your request, with our availability and final price. It is also possible to add the possibility of dinner and/or transport included. On the other hand, if you prefer one of our group activities, please consult our tours and/or astronomical events.
Important. See conditions for starparties below.
|Starparty||Level*||Included||Price**||Site / Time/Duration|
|Starparty VIP (Photo). Combo Stargazing+photos
|Private astronomy tour at an astronomy viewpoint (Photo)||Basic||
||150 € (2 pers.)/ 190 € (4 pers.)
|Private astronomy tour at your rural accommodation (Photo)
||160 (2 pers.)/ 200 € (4 pers.), depending on location||
|Photography session with stars as background
||150 €, depending on location||
|Learning night landscape photography (Photo)
||150 -180 €, depending on location||
|Learning to mount a telescope
||1st session: 120€, additional sessions 80€||
|Guide for locations and advice (Photo)
||from 120 €||To be agreed|
***Conditions: Important for any starparty. Please take into account…
- Language: English or Spanish. Other languages, please request if possible.
- Warm winter and comfortable clothes needed.
- To the duration of the activity, please add times for reaching the site and return.
- Astro Activities are weather permitting only. We may have to cancel according to weather conditions in which case, we can agree on another date or else refund.
- Except for guide for location or consulting, the starparties are for small groups. If your group has equal or more of 5 people, we may offer you an alternative group tour. But if regardless, you prefer it in private, please let us know.
- We recommend booking at least 3 weeks in advance. Availability for private tours depends on the availability of specialised guides and languages. And they are highly demanded products.
- Sending the form does not guarantee your reservation. A booking is considered confirmed once the payment has gone through (payment in advance).
- Some of these activities are not available in high season.
- Private tours take place at astronomical viewpoints or sites of astronomical interest. They do not take place inside the facilities of the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory as access to the public is not allowed at night.
- Private tours do not include transport. However, if you would like transport, please request the possibility of adding it as an extra.
- The use of masks is mandatory even if outdoors is no longer a obligatory requirement. This is because we are sharing telescopes.
Basic level: customers don’t need any previous knowledge. Time to enjoy the sky alone!
Intermediate level: customers need previous knowledge depending on the modality. We offer training based on this knowledge.
Amateur level: previous knowledge is required and advice is only offered on the particularities of the island: meteorology, locations, or equipment recommendations.
**Time to start the activity: it depends on sunset time and can also be negociated.
Price list is uptaded for private tours taken place after 1st July 2021.