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Europe's Volcanic Outpost

- Walking and study tour to the Canary Islands: Lanzarote, La Palma, El Hierro and Tenerife -

The Palms of Masca/Tenerife
The Palms of Masca/Tenerife
A volcanic dyke in the Masca valley on Tenerife
A volcanic dyke in the Masca valley on Tenerife
The top of Teide volcano in snow on Tenerife
The top of Teide volcano in snow on Tenerife
Lavaflows at La Restinga/El Hierro
Lavaflows at La Restinga/El Hierro
The endemic flowers at El Hierro
The endemic flowers at El Hierro
Sea birds in La Restinga/El Hierro
Sea birds in La Restinga/El Hierro
The Tower of Frontera/El Hierro
The Tower of Frontera/El Hierro
The El Golfo area at El Hierro
The El Golfo area at El Hierro
Cinder cone at El Hierro
Cinder cone at El Hierro
Rare orchids of El Hierro
Rare orchids of El Hierro
The Masca valley/Tenerife
The Masca valley/Tenerife
The symbol of El Hierro
The symbol of El Hierro
Lava cave at sea/El Hierro
Lava cave at sea/El Hierro
St. Cruz de la Palma
St. Cruz de la Palma
The Teneguia volcano on La Palma
The Teneguia volcano on La Palma
Nice lava bomb from La Palma
Nice lava bomb from La Palma
The Canary islands form a fascinating and very diverse volcanic archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean. Famous for their mild weather year round, the hospitable islands not only offer spectacular scenery, delicious cuisine, friendly people and an interesting culture deeply involved in Europe's time of early trans-Atlantic discoveries, but also a myriad of geologic highlights to discover: historic young lava flows, cones and craters, lava tubes, calderas, impressive dikes, and a multitude of different deposits.
This tour visits the 4 most volcanically interesting islands - each with her own character: Lanzarote, La Palma, El Hierro, and Tenerife. Aimed towards people who have an interest in geology, nature, culture, photography and walking, the tour will be guided by the French geologist Aurelién Douvert with research background on the islands and the German photographer Tobias Schorr.
  • 4 islands in one tour: Lanzarote, La Palma, El Hierro, Tenerife
  • Spectacular scenery
  • Young volcanic features explained
  • Small groups
  • Accompanying geologist and photographer

Day 1: Arrival at Lanzarote airport & transfer to Lanzarote
Arrival at Lanzarote airport and transfer to the hotel/apartments near Arrecife.
Acc.: Apartments near Arrecife (D)
Day 2: Hiking through the lava fields to the Caldera Blanca
Drive through the scenic landscape of Lanzarote to start of the hiking trail to the Caldera Blanca.
Acc.: as before (B, D)
Day 3: Corona volcano, view to Graciosa island and the lava tube
Today we will enjoy the view to the volcanic island Graciosa, visit the La Corona volcano and its huge lava tube "Jameos del Aqua" that was designed by the famous architect César Manrique in 1966. There you will discover an endemic crab (Munidopsis polymorpha).
Acc.: as before (B, D)
Day 4: Flight to Tenerife & La Palma
Flight to Tenerife & La Palma
Acc.: hotel in Santa Cruz de la Palma (B, D)
Day 5: Hiking into the caldera Tamburiente
Walking tour into the centre of the famous caldera Tamburiente
Acc.: as before (B, D)
Day 6: The youngest volcanoes of La Palma
Visit of the volcanoes of St. Antonio and the youngest volcano Teneguia
Acc.: as before (B, D)
Day 7: Flight to El Hierro
Transfer day to fly to Tenerifa and to El Hierro
Acc.: Apartments in Frontera (B, D)
Day 8: Scenic tour to the Malpaso highest tops
The highest tops of El Hierro and the Tanganasoga volcano
Acc.: as before (B, D)
Day 9: La Restinga - a little "Hawaii"
Today we will visit the volcano Tacoron, a lava tube and the lava flows of La Restinga
Acc.: as before (B, D)
Day 10: Flight - Valverde - Tenerife
Flight to Tenerife
Acc.: Hotel at Puerto de la Cruz (B, D)
Day 11: The caldera of Teide volcano
Walking tour in the caldera of Teide volcano
Acc.: as before (B, D)
Day 12: Masca village
Today we will discover one of the most scenic and breathtaking routes of Tenerife island. On adventurous roads through valleys and passing old cinder cones, we will arrive at an landscape that reminds us southern America. At Masca we will have great photographic opportunities. There is time for spontaneous activities and routes.
Acc.: as before (B, D)
Day 13: Spare day
Spare day for spontaneous activities.
Acc.: as before (B, D)
Day 14: Departure from Tenerife
Transfer back to the south airport.
Acc.: none (B)

Arrival info:

The tour starts at the airport Arrecife of Lanzarote island and ends on Tenerife (south) airport.

Tour code: CAN_VOL
Tour type: Walking & study tour: photography - geology & volcanism - nature & culture
Difficulty: Custom (variable)
Group size: 4-10
Duration: 14 days / 13 nights

Dates:

3-16 Feb 2019

Price (p.p.): 2600 €  ? 

Included:

  • Transfers on the islands
  • Domestic flights
  • Accommodation
  • Half board (breakfast and dinner, B / D)
  • Geologist / photography guide
  • If needed: Local guide
  • Entrances

Tour guide:

This tour is offered in corporation with NatureDiscovery by German photographer Tobias Schorr who also guides most of his trips.
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