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Etna Volcano Special

- volcano expedition to see Mt. Etna volcano' eruption -

It had also opened our eyes to see how wonderful and powerful our planet is. (Tony S. from Hong Kong)
Recent activity on Etna's New SE crater on 6 Dec 2015 (image: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
Recent activity on Etna's New SE crater on 6 Dec 2015 (image: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
Strombolian eruption of Etna
Strombolian eruption of Etna
Lava flow into Valle del Bove (8 Dec 2015)
Lava flow into Valle del Bove (8 Dec 2015)
Evelyne Pradal - your volcanologist accompanying the expedition
Evelyne Pradal - your volcanologist accompanying the expedition
Accompanied by a volcanologist from our team, we will spend 4 nights in a hotel on the slopes of the volcano and choose the best observation spots depending on weather & activity.
This tour is particularly suited if you intend to photograph, videotape or otherwise document on Etna's volcanic activity.
Link: Etna activity updates
  • several full days on Etna
  • accompanying volcanologist / geologist from our team
  • volcano photography

sample itinerary (3 days on Etna)

Note:
Due to the nature of this tour, there is no fixed itinerary. A focus will be set to observe Etna's volcanic activity.
Day 1: Pick-up from Catania and transfer to Etna
According to your schedule, you are picked up at Catania airport (or nearby locations) and transferred to the hotel Corsaro*** located at 1900 m a.s.l. on the slope of Mt. Etna. If it's not too late (otherwise, the next morning), you will meet with your guide for a briefing and discussion of the program ahead.
Acc.: Corsaro hotel*** on Etna 1900 m a.s.l. (D)
Day 2-4: 3 full days on Etna to explore its activity
Accompanied by your guide, you have 3 full days to discover Etna. Within the limits of weather conditions, access restrictions, and volcanic activity, you have plenty of opportunity to explore its volcanic activity and the varied scenery of an active volcano.
Acc.: as before (Etna) (B, D)
Day 5: Departure or own extension
We bring you back to the airport or nearby destinations in time for your flight or extension program.
Acc.: none (B)
Tour code: ITA_EVS
Tour type: Volcano expedition: active volcanoes - photography
Difficulty: Custom (variable)
Group size: 3-5
Duration: 5 days (4 nights)

Dates:

Custom and group dates
no scheduled dates at present

Price (p.p.): 1950 €  ? 

Included:

  • 4 nights accommodation in double (shared) room
  • Half board (rich breakfast buffet, Sicilian lunch or dinner)
  • Transport to and from Catania
  • Accompanying volcanologist from our team

Tour guide:

Normally, volcanologist Dr. Tom Pfeiffer accompanies this tour. Tom has been traveling to volcanoes and documenting volcanic activity for over 20 years. His science background includes a PhD thesis about Santorini and Vesuvius volcano and he has worked at the Hawai'i and Vesuvius volcano observatories before founding VolcanoDiscovery in 2004 and the new brand Volcano-Adventures in 2015.
Tom speaks German, English, Italian, French, Greek and Danish fluently as well as some Spanish where needed.
Volcanologist Dr. Tom Pfeiffer on Santorini

Arrival info:

Travel costs to Catania are not included in order to give everybody the best chance to plan his/her trip according his preferences. Sicily and the Aeolian islands invite to a longer stay, and we will be pleased to give tips and suggestions. But also the major cities of Rome and Naples on Italy' s mainland are within easy reach (by plane, boat and/or rail) from both Catania and the island of Stromboli and are well worth a visit. On request, we will be happy to assist you with travel and other issues (prolonged stays etc.).

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