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Jorge and your team

We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

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Itinerary

Day 1: ARRIVAL IN CATANIA

Stop At: Province of Catania, Province of Catania, Sicily
You will be transferred from the airport to the Costa Del Sole Hotel, situated on a 20km stretch of beach. Relax and settle in. Then take a stroll on the beach, with great views of Mt. Etna, swim in the sea, and relax in the sun.
Duration: 1 day

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: SICILY in the SUN

Stop At: Dog Beach Catania, Viale Presidente Kennedy 11, 95121 Catania, Sicily Italy
The second day in Catania will be a day in the sun with some possible Stand Up Paddling lessons (voluntary). In the evening, there will be hotel musical entertainment and fun.
Duration: 1 day

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 3: Antiquated Sightseeing & Spice Market in Syracuse

Stop At: Syracuse, Syracuse, Province of Syracuse, Sicily
A 35-minute drive takes guests to Ortigia, Syracuse on the Ionian coast of Sicily,

Our first stop is the Archaeological Park Neapolis to see the Roman Amphitheater, the Teatro Greco and the Orecchio di Dionisio, a limestone cave shaped like a human ear; and the most famous archeological museum in Europe, exhibiting terracotta artifacts dating from pre-historical to Greek-Roman times, Roman portraits and Old Testament scenes are carved into the white marble.

Guests are able to enjoy the sights, sounds smells, and especially the Sicilian culinary of the city at their own pace. As we cross the Umbertino bridge onto the island you will be greeted by the aroma of spices, chili peppers, almond cakes, and a variety of seafood.
Continue now to the central Piazza Dourmo and look up at the Impressive Cathedral, built on the ruins of a temple dedicated to Athena in 480 BC.
There is more: Two castes, the Fonte de Aretusa, the temple of and the Sanctuary of Madonna.
Enjoy!

Duration: 6 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 4: Sail to see the Dolphins in the Bay of Catania

Stop At: 95021 Aci Trezza, Province of Catania, Italy
We will travel from the hotel to AciTrezza, about a 30-minute transfer, to launch on a boat into the Bay of Catania with well renown, experienced professionals from an organization called Marecamp. The professionals include a skilled skipper and a qualified marine biologist. In the Bay of Catania, it is possible to see 8 different species of whales and dolphins. Te Bay of Catania is a protected Marine Reserve.
For those who are enthusiastic, there will be a pre and post boat launch questionnaire to complete to aid research in dolphin-human interaction.
After the oat launch to see the dolphins and the whales your experience will be enhanced by a self-reflective group discussion to gain personal and professional insights from what you have just seen. You will also be free to participate in a dolphin meditation that can offer deep emotional, physical, and spiritual healing and understandings. These groups are hosted by Mandy Young, an ecopsychologist.

Duration: 8 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 5: Fun in the Sun

Stop At: Vaccarizzo-Delfino, Vaccarizzo-Delfino, Province of Catania, Sicily
After a few days of sightseeing and adventure, we relax and catch up with opportunities to walk on the beach, swim in the sea, relax by the hotel pool, and even try some Stand Up Paddling lessons
Duration: 1 day

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 6: Venture up the Volcano, Mount Etna

Stop At: Mount Etna, 95030 Catania, Sicily Italy
Mount Etna is the highest volcano in Europe at 3350m a.b.s.l. and extends for 1250 km. It is considered to be the most active volcanoes in the world.
We will travel from the hotel to the top of Mount Etna to a height of 1923m, a 45-minute drive, from where we will congregate and transfer to Nicolosi Nord-Rifugio Sapienza by means of a modern cableway. We will reach an altitude of 2500m by this means, and then transfer to special Mercedez-Benz Unimag to explore authorized southern and easter craters, with breath-taking and unbelievable panoramic views. We will get as close to the active volcano as security allows. At all times we will be wit experienced volcano and mountain guide experts.
This is one of the most life-changing and memorable adventures you will ever encounter. The thoughts, feelings, and experiences while on this adventure can be discussed and translated into personal and professional insights afterwards with your Ecotherapy host.

Duration: 8 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 7: Tantalizing Taormina

Stop At: Taormina, Taormina, Province of Messina, Sicily
A 45-minute drive from the hotel brings us to the tourist capital of Sicily, Taormina, for a varied day from snorkeling and swimming in the transparent, turquoise seas of Isola Bella beach, possibly a boat trip to Isola Azzurrio.
We then move to higher places and eat, shop, and sightsee on the highstreet, Corso Umberto, studded with many diverse churches and staircases. There is also an opportunity to explore the impressive Teatro Antico di Taormina, an ancient Greco-­Roman theater, used for gladiators in Roman times, but used today for international operatic, theatre, and musical performances. Her crumbling walls open up a vista of Mount Etna in the distance, and her tranquil, top gardens are a cool place to rest and converse.
The day ends with sundowners at Castelmola as we watch the sunset behind the magnificent grandeur of the dominant and diverse Mount Etna.

Duration: 10 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 8: Time to say Goodbye

Stop At: Catania, Catania, Province of Catania, Sicily
After a diverse fun-packed, adventurous holiday, with days in between to just relax in the sun, it is time to return to Catania airport and say goodbye.

I hope that you will leave not only with some amazing memories of Sicily and your time with us, but also with some personal and professional life-changing insights after touring to the summit of Mount Etna or sailing next to whales and dolphins, as a result of Mandy's ecopsychology expertise..
Duration: 4 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.