TENERIFE - CANARY ISLANDS (SPAIN)

ASTRO JOURNEY FOR CONNOISSEURS II

PHOTO ASTRO - GROUP TOUR

TOUR CODE

WT-09-22-A5

DATE

6.9.-13.9.22

DURATION

8 D. - 7 Nts

P.P. PRICE

€ 2060

PAX

10 - 15

TENERIFE - CANARY ISLANDS (SPAIN)

ASTRO JOURNEY FOR CONNOISSEURS II

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. Tenerife will come up with the largest solar telescope in the world. In addition to visiting the large solar observatory in Tenerife, many telescope observations with the well-equipped observatory of Klaus-Peter Schröder on Tenerife are on the programme. In the impressive mountains of Tenerife, Klaus-Peter Schröder also offers an Astrophoto seminar. Getting to know the Canary Islands will not be neglected on this interesting trip. Tenerife – it is an astronomy trip for connoisseurs!

ITINERARY

International flight from Frankfurt / M. (other departure airports on request) with Condor (or similar) to Tenerife South. Greetings from the local tour guide and drive to Tenerife South to the hotel in El Medano. A day on the beach of El Medano.
2 nights / half board in the Hotel Playa Sur 3 * in El Medano

Drive via Garachico, the city submerged in lava and Icod de Los Vinos with its famous dragon tree to Puerto de la Cruz in the famous Orotava Valley. Optional visit of the famous, highly recommended Loropark 10 am-3pm (entrance to Loropark approx. Euro 60, -) or free time in Puerto.

After breakfast drive up to the Teide National Park. On the way visit to the Museum Pyramids of Güímar and visit to Candelaria. And La Laguna actual historical city of the Canary Islands, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999. The journey continues through picturesque pine forests and volcanic landscapes into the Cañadas, the 30 km large crater area. The only hotel in this impressive mountain world is the well-known, state-run Hotel Parador de Cañadas del Teide near the bizarre rock formations of Los Roques. Here in the mountains at 2200m altitude we have an ideal location for night sky observations. After checking in, a meeting with Dr. Klaus-Peter Schröder is organised.
5 nights / breakfast in the Hotel Parador de Cañadas del Teide

Today is the day at leisure to acclimatise. There is an opportunity to get to know the local area. In the afternoon an astronomical lecture to get in the mood for the next evenings in the mountains. For the participants with photo seminars. Discussion of the next few days of the photo seminar. In the evening: telescope observations and first photo session.
The cable car ride leads from 2,200 m through lofty heights up to 3,500 m at the foot of the Teide summit (facultative approx. € 35, -) with a a fantastic view over the island world. With a special permit, you can climb the last 200 m to the summit crater at 3,718 m (optional price approx. € 40). After the wide views of the day, telescope excursions through our universe in the evening.
Hikes around the bizarre rock formation Los Roques to the Ucanca plain and the blue rocks or ascent of the highest crater rim summit, the 2,717 m high Guajara. In the evening: astronomical programme.

Drive through the crater landscapes of the western Cañadas with a visit to the pumice desert and guided tour through the interesting history of volcanism in the Canary Islands in the information centre. On the high road east of the Cañadas we go to the impressive viewpoint La Tarta before we finally reach the solar observatory of Izana. This is where the large solar telescopes of the Kiepenheuer Institute and others have found their location. The well-known vacuum tower telescope is on the tour programme. Next door is the new Gregor telescope, which is the largest solar telescope in the world due to its innovative design and 1.5 m mirror diameter.

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 Photo and Astronomy Theme Leader:
Dr. Klaus-Peter Schröder

Description is coming soon

HOTEL

TERMS & CONDITIONS

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TOUR COST

Tour date:
06.09.-13.09.2022


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

Tour Price:
2,060 € p.p. in a DBL / 2 night on half board and 5 nights with breakfast                                                                                                              
2,455 € in SGL / 2 night on half board and 5 nights with breakfast

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 in Tenerife as described in the respective itinerary, including transfers and excursions, unless these are marked as “optional”.
 Tenerife trip  3*+ hotels: 2 nights / half board and 5 nights / breakfast
Astronomical programme, visits and admissions according to the travel programme
Respective local tour guide and professional astronomy support –   Astronomical programme + photo seminar with Dr. Klaus-Peter Schröder
Information material, Tenerife 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)

For the Photo Seminar:
Digital camera(s), SLR camera(s), mirrorless system camera(s)
Manual(s)
Battery, if possible also one (or more) replacement battery(s)
Charger(s)
Memory card(s) with sufficient capacity, at least one replacement card
Bellows, brush, cloth and lens cleaner for cleaning
If necessary, gear for sensor cleaning
Photo lens(s), all focal lengths can be used, depending on your preference(s)
Long focal length (telephoto / telephoto zoom) lens for animal photography
Lens hood(s) for the lens(s) (= “lens hoods”)
Data backup, e.g. notebook with external hard drive / USB stick(s), card reader, photo safe or a corresponding    number of memory cards
For extensive / high-quality equipment: list of devices including serial numbers
(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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TENERIFE - CANARY ISLANDS (SPAIN)

ASTRO-JOURNEY FOR CONNOISSEURS II

TOUR CODE

WT-09-22-A5

DATE

6.9.-13.9.22

DURATION

8 D. - 7 Nts

P.P. PRICE

FROM € 2060

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