LA PALMA - CANARY ISLANDS (SPAIN)

ASTRO JOURNEY FOR CONNOISSEURS I

ASTRONOMY - GROUP TOUR

TOUR CODE

WT-08-22-A4

DATE

30.8.-6.9.22

DURATION

8 D. - 7 Nts

P.P. PRICE

From € 1960

PAX

10 - 15

LA PALMA - ASTRO JOURNEY FOR CONNOISSEURS I

ASTRONOMY - GROUP TOUR

INTRODUCTION

In addition to Chile, the Canaries have increasingly developed into the centre of European astronomy. Amateur astronomers will find relatively weather-proof locations here and new large telescopes are being built at the observatories. La Palma will come up with the largest night telescope in the world. In addition to visiting the large observatory on the Roques de los Muchachos in La Palma, many telescope observations with the well-equipped observatory of Jan Hattenbach on La Palma are on the programme. Getting to know the Canary Islands will not be neglected on this interesting trip. It is an astronomy trip for connoisseurs!

ITINERARY

Flight with Condor (or similar) from Frankfurt / M. (other departure airports on request) to La Palma / Santa Cruz de la Palma. Reception by the local tour guide and transfer to the hotel. In the evening presentation of the travel programme.
7 nights / half board in the hotel / Resort La Palma Princess 4 *

In addition, astronomical activities, as on almost every day. Modern solar and night telescopes from Jan Hattenbach’s observatory’s are available. Lectures are planned on different days depending on the weather and the meeting.
Drive along the west coast via San Nicolas and El Paso. Visit the famous national park in the Caldera de Taburiente and the viewpoint Mirador de La Cumbrecita. Visit Santa Cruz: the historic centre, town hall, El Salvador church. Continue along the northeast coast via Puntallana to the San Bartolome viewpoint. Visit of the laurel forest Bosque de Los Tilos. Return back from the entire east coast via Puerto Espíndola, San Andres, Santa Cruz, Mazo and Las Caletas. Evening: astronomical activities.
Have a day at the pool. During the day observations of the sun, and in the evening star tours.

Drive along the west coast via Punta Gorda and Los Llanos to the observatory on the Roques de los Muchachos. Here you will find the 4.2 m Herschel, 3.5 m Galileo, 2.6 m Nordic, the 2 m Liverpool, the 17 m gamma ray telescope MAGIC and a 45 and 100 cm solar telescope. The special attraction of this modern large observatory is the segmented Gran Canary Telescope, which, at 10.4 m, sets the record for the famous Keck telescope. Return along the east coast.
Evening: astronomical activities.

An interesting hike through the fascinating volcanic landscape of the south (optional), 3.5 hours, 6 km, +20 m, -700 m). Hot crevices and fumaroles testify to the last volcanic eruption in the Canary Islands. In 1971 the Teneguia was still breathing fire and lava for a whole month.
Various options for you to choose from plus astronomical activities in between.

Farewell meeting in the morning. After the lunch, trip through the scenic mountain forests
Tenerife to Tenerife South Airport and flight back to Frankfurt / M. / Germany.

Your Astronomical theme leader:
Jan Hattenbach

Description is coming soon

HOTEL

TERMS & CONDITIONS

TOUR COST

Tour date:
30.08.-06.09.2022


(Tour programme without international flights is also available on request)

Tour Price:
1,960 € p.p. in a DBL / 7 night on half board                                                                 2,220 € in SGL / 7 night on half board 

INCLUDED

 International flights from / to Frankfurt / M. including airport fees and taxes (other departure airports may be available on request)
Luggage transport (20 kg and 7 kg hand luggage)
Trips on La Palma  as described in the respective itinerary, including transfers and excursions, unless these are marked as “optional”.
La Palma trip 4 * hotels: 7 nights / half board 
Astronomical programme, visits and admissions according to the travel programme
Respective local tour guide and professional astronomy support –  Astronomical programme on La Palma with Jan Hattenbach & Astronomical programme 
Information material, La Palma brochures with maps

NOT INCLUDED

● Connecting flights to Frankfurt
● Tips
● Other meals and drinks
● optional excursions as stated in the programme
(possible connecting flights to / from Frankfurt within Germany, Vienna or Zurich surcharge € 150 to 200)

INFORMATION

We recommend that you take travel cancellation insurance (RRV). This should be completed immediately after booking. We strongly recommend that you take international health and ambulance insurance, ideally as a complete insurance that also includes, for example, travel accident, luggage and travel liability insurance. In contrast to the RRV, all of these insurances can be taken out immediately before the start of the journey. We would be happy to book your desired insurance for you.
The mild climate in the Canaries is characterized by low temperature fluctuations. In the rain-poor south, even in winter, temperatures rarely drop below 18 degrees and hardly rise above 24 degrees. The temperatures in the northeast are slightly lower than in the south. In August it can be around 30 degrees during the day. Above 500 m it can get very cold at night and in winter. Therefore, in addition to headgear, sweaters, windcheaters and rain protection should also be in luggage. Since the water temperatures in the Canary Islands are always between 18 and 24 degrees, the sea invites you to swim 365 days a year. The best time to travel is from November to March.

EQUIPMENTS

Binoculars and spotting scope if available
Sturdy shoes for the walking tours
Warm clothes for evening observation / photography
Rain cover / jacket
● Sun protection
Daypack
Folding stool (if needed)
(The specified list is not intended to be exhaustive. More details will be shared about 4 weeks before the tour)

GENERAL INFORMATION

●  We reserve the right to change the schedule of excursions, sightseeing and observation programmes – even at short notice due to natural events such as volcanic activity.
The tour can be cancelled by the tour operator, if the minimum number of participants is not met. In this case, Wittmann Travel e.K. can withdraw from the contract 28 days before the start of the journey. As a rule, however, we inform all participants earlier.

PAYMENT MODE

● 20% of the tour price (billing amount) has to be paid at the time of confirmation.
● Balance payment is to be made 28 days prior to departure.

TRAVEL ADVICE

Travel documents: Since Canary Islands – Spain is the part of the Schengen area, German and Austrian citizens only need a valid identity card or passport to enter Canary Islands. Citizens of other nationalities should contact your Foreign Office or the respective embassy for information about the entry regulations that apply to you.

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LA PALMA - CANARY ISLANDS (SPAIN)

ASTRO-JOURNEY FOR CONNOISSEURS I

TOUR CODE

WT-08-22-A4

DATE

30.8.-6.9.22

DURATION

8 D. - 7 Nts

P.P. PRICE

From € 1960

PAX

10 - 15

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Current Status

Tour Active

Booking Status

Minimum participants booked

Eligibility

RTPCR test required (24 hours prior to travel) even for vaccinated (Covid19) and recovered participants

Theme Leader

Name of theme leader

Language

English and German

Please Note

Program can be changed without prior notice
Also possible to book half double room