Antarctic Explorer

Just a belated thank you to World Expeditions for the wonderful trip to the Antarctic my sister and I joined last December. From the first day, it was agreed that 1 day on a plane and 2 1/2 days on a ship was a small price to pay to have the chance to enjoy such an amazing experience. The ship was comfortable and crewed by an excellent staff; the size of the vessel was perfect to allow maximum opportunity for the four dozen or so passengers to enjoy the experience (contrasted to many of the other vessels we saw in port in Ushuaia).
Furthermore, the guides provided were professional, knowledgeable and friendly, adding to the great atmosphere of the journey. Our fellow travellers were an outgoing and welcoming bunch too, which made for a wonderful time. I wholeheartedly commend World Expeditions to anyone as a first rate provider of adventure travel - I can't wait for my next opportunity to try another experience (perhaps Kenya at a quiet moment). My sincere thanks to the team.

Andrew Hunter | Norwood, SA

Volcanoes of Sicily

To the north of the island of Sicily in the Tyrrhenian Sea is the beautiful Aeolian Archipelago, made up of 7 diverse islands including Lipari, Vulcano and Stromboli, whose active volcanic cone dominates the horizon. Dramatic cliffs and winding coastline, black beaches and thermal hot springs, a deep blue sea and charming port towns are all characteristic of this enchanting group of islands. Four days have been set aside to explore these islands on foot including a guided ascent of Stromboli (subject to conditions), where a fiery lava trail streams down one side of its cone. The daily walks are interspersed with opportunities to relax on the beach, snorkel, explore the ports and villages or bathe in therapeutic hot mud. Back on the mainland of Sicily the focus shifts to the famous volcano, Mt Etna, where the 2002/03 eruption opened a line of gaping craters, before returning to Catania via the delighful seaside town of Taormina.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Catania, transfer to Milazzo
DAY 2 Transfer to the island of Lipari, walk to San Calogero (4hrs)
DAY 3 To Vulcano Island by hydrofoil, visit crater (3hrs)
DAY 4 Explore Lipari then transfer to Stromboli Island, trek to the 'Sciara del Fuoco' (4hrs)
DAY 5 Visit San Vincenzo, afternoon climb Stromboli with a certified volcano guide* (6hrs)
DAY 6 Transfer to Taormina and continue to Mt Etna, afternoon walk to 'crateri Silvestri' (1.5hrs)
DAY 7 Discover the craters and viewpoints on Mt Etna (6hrs), transfer to Taormina to visit the main sites before continuing to Catania
DAY 8 Trip concludes

traveller reviews

I very much liked the self-guided nature of this trip, where all the maps and detailed hiking suggestions are provided but we were free to walk at our own pace or make different activity choices. I'd love to see this type of tour offered for more destinations!

B. Philibosian Paris, France.

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Trip Code: VOS
Trip Grading: Moderate
Duration:  8 days
Activities:  Inn to Inn Walking Family Adventures
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price: £850.00 GBP

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