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From Stromboli to Etna

- 9-days walking & study tour to Stromboli, Lipari, Vulcano and Etna with a volcanologist -

Curious to know what our previous participants thought of this tour? Below we list just some of the many positive feedbacks we received over the past years!

Hi Emanuela,

... it was such an exciting experience for us...
for me the best mountain-experience I have ever had!

Best regards
Jutta

"It surpassed everything we were expecting" (Stromboli to Etna tour)

"Lieber Tom!
David and I apologize profusely for the delay in sending this thank you note for an amazing and memorable trip last month.

It surpassed everything we were expecting, and much of that was due to you — not just your superb knowledge of the subject matter, but your patience, generosity, and your ability to manage a very diverse group of people so effortlessly.
It was, without a doubt, one of the best adventure trips we have ever taken, and that is saying A LOT. ...
Thank you so very much, Tom, and we hope we will have a chance to take another trip with you soon. Just let us know the destinations, and we’ll do our best to join! (The only place David is not keen on going to is Ethiopia, as it is too close to Somalia and Ethiopians don’t make red wine or cannolis!)
Ingrid — our deepest thanks to you as well for your assistance and help in organizing the trip. Everything was perfect!!! Hope we get a chance to meet you as well.
...
Take care and speak to you soon! Please give Barbara in Stromboli our best regards, too, would you? Thank you!
Warmest regards,
Alisha and David"

(Alisha + David (USA) about the Stromboli to Etna tour in Oct 2016)

Beautiful memories

Inside of a lava channel
Inside of a lava channel
Antonio explaining the interior of an effusive vent
Antonio explaining the interior of an effusive vent

Emmanuella,
thanks again for giving us so many beautiful memories, Antonio was great and we had such a good time with you both.

Guillaume.
(Etna Summit Tour)

Wonderful Etna tour

Walking on a lava channel
Walking on a lava channel
Hiking along the rim of Bocca Nuova crater
Hiking along the rim of Bocca Nuova crater

Hi Emanuela

Once again a big thank you to you and Rosario for the wonderful Etna tour. My son and I we really enjoyed it. It was impressive to see the volcano and we learned a lot - for sure an experience we will not forget.

best regards
Ralf Schäfer
(Etna Summit Tour)

Looking down into Etna's Bocca Nuova Crater
Looking down into Etna's Bocca Nuova Crater
Just a few meters and we are on top
Just a few meters and we are on top

Hallo Emanuela,
thank you for preparing und providing the photos. When we are looking at the photos we remember the great experience on the Etna.
Thank you for organizing this event for us.
...
Regards from Hamburg
Roland
(Etna Summit Tour)

Unforgettable experience

On the rim of Bocca Nuova Crater
On the rim of Bocca Nuova Crater
Hand in hand walking down Etna's Summit Craters.
Hand in hand walking down Etna's Summit Craters.
Walking on a lava channel from the Etna flank eruption 2002-2003
Walking on a lava channel from the Etna flank eruption 2002-2003

Dear Emanuela,

thank you very much for the amazing pictures, you could catch great moments of the tour. We would like to thank you and Rosario for the whole tour, it was an unforgettable experience.

Best regards,

Andras

(Etna Summit Tour)

Souvenir Photo on the rim of Bocca Nuova Crater
Souvenir Photo on the rim of Bocca Nuova Crater
The rim of Voragine Craer
The rim of Voragine Craer
Rosario and  Emanuela during a short break on summit (photo: Tersina Shieh)
Rosario and Emanuela during a short break on summit (photo: Tersina Shieh)

Dear Emanuela

Many thanks for the photos. They are great.
...
We really enjoy the hike with you and Rosario. Please say thank you to him again.

Regards
Tersina
(Etna Summit Tour)

We will never forget it!

On the rim of the North-East Crater
On the rim of the North-East Crater
standing embraced and looking down onto the North East Crater
standing embraced and looking down onto the North East Crater
Walking back after an extraordinary experience
Walking back after an extraordinary experience

Hello Emanuela;
I would like to thank you very much for one of the best experiences we have had. The excursion was incredible, we will never forget it. Please thank Rosario on our beharf.
We will highly recomend this tour to our relatives and friends and maybe, why not, come back our selves again to repete the experience!
We are looking foward to seeing the fotos you took, thank you once again for that as well.
...
Best regards

Victoria
(Etna Summit Tour)

Walking down the summit craters
Walking down the summit craters
Souvenir photo on the rim of Voragine Crater
Souvenir photo on the rim of Voragine Crater

Ciao Emanuela,
grazie per le bellissime foto.
...
Anche per noi è stato un grande piacere per fare questo cammino con voi.
Il giorno dopo abbiamo incontrato un'altra coppia al nostro hotel
che ci ha detto che volevano sul Etna.
Li abbiamo informati della nostra escursione con voi,
e detto loro che dovrebbero darci il benvenuto.
....

Cordiali saluti

Peter
(Etna Traverse Tour)

One of the most memorable experiences

Group on 26 October 2014
Group on 26 October 2014

Hi Emanuela and thank you again for your and Rosario's expert guiding on Sunday. I found it one of the most memorable experiences in Sicily, even if my companions struggled. ....
warm regards Monica Pfeffer (Etna Summit Craters Tour)

"This trip was the most awesome thing we've ever done!" (Stromboli to Etna)

"Hi Tom!
We hope you got back ok. How was that trip up on the last day? Any good views? I was just dying to stay one more day and go back up the mountain again, but it would have been too hard to change the planes at the last minute. We were watching the mountain while waiting for the bus and actually saw a couple of big red explosions. Mount Etna is in today's news here - they are showing videos of it erupting again! We're so lucky to have seen it!

Just wanted to say thank you again for everything - that we are so happy to have met you. This trip was the most awesome thing we've ever done! Saw things that only a relatively few people have ever been able to see, and we'll always remember it (and you, and Bea and Reto).

We'll, have to unpack now and get back to the old routine again. Talk to you soon,

Love,
Carolynn and Ronnie
...
Hi Tom,
Thanks again! Certainly you can use the comments however you like. I've been telling everyone here about the trip - still can't stop talking about it, LOL!
Carol"
(Carol & Ronnie, Massachusetts, about the Stromboli to Etna tour)

Stromboli to Etna trip (May 2013)

Tom on Stromboli
Tom on Stromboli

"Hi Tom,
Many thanks again for a very memorable trip that has whetted our appetite. Here's your picture on Stromboli. Apologies that it took me so long to get around to sending it.
Best wishes,
Robert and Aneta."
(from the Netherlands, Stromboli to Etna trip in May 2013)

"I believe we will be talking about it for the next few years..."

At the Valle del Bove
At the Valle del Bove

"Hi Tom
...
Once again, we really appreciated with your arrangement and guidance. It was the most enjoyable and the highlight of our trip.
It had also opened our eyes to see how wonderful and powerful our planet is.
We still have been talking about it. I believe we will be talking about it for the next few years. I don't think it will be a forgettable experience in my life. Poor me, it will be very hard to find another experience as good as this again. Unless your will take us to somewhere else on earth.
...
We would also thank for your organisation with Rosario to be our volcano guide. He was amazing. Hope we can visit him once again in the future.
...
Thank you very much. Please keep in touch and take care.
Cheers
Tony / Moon / Joan / Eva"
(Tony S. from Hong Kong, about the Etna Volcano Special tour)

A great TRIP to Etna with Rosario

"... btw we had A great TRIP to Etna with Rosario, so much so it has really inspired my son to do Geology in Imperial College in London this September.
...
Cheers, Michelle" (Private Tours on Etna)

"Thanks so much for your assistance with arranging last week's trek"

"Thanks so much for your assistance with arranging last week's trek, Tom. Matt and I had a brilliant time!
Camille" (Camille & Matt from Australia about the Excursion to Stromboli)

"this is just magic" (Nicolas from France about his Stromboli tour)

Strong eruption from the NE crater
Strong eruption from the NE crater
Nicolas (44), Julia (7) and Yvan (9)
Nicolas (44), Julia (7) and Yvan (9)

"Dear Tom,
...
I take advantage of this mail to state once again that this Stromboli discovery was great. You are used to but for newcomers, this is just magic.
Best regards - Nicolas
...
I saw that you have some customers testemony on your website: you may add this one if you want (and photo)
I wrote it in english (more international..)
---
"Thanks to VOLCANO DISCOVERY : we had a great Stromboli discovery, with my young kids.
Stromboli is just magic, erupting lava every 15 minutes or so, breaking the black night sky with fire: just great.
Going up with young kids is ok but needs some mental preparation and a good siesta before as the coming back is late night.
Last Congratulations to VOLCANO DISCOVERY: professional organisation and great spirit from managers that love volcanos and are not in just to tap money from tourists.
Best to all
Nicolas (44), Julia (7) and Yvan (9) - written 2 august 2011" (Nicolas, France, Stromboli tour)

...something I have wanted to do for 45 years and finally got the chance...

"Hi Tom,
I have returned to Australia after 30 odd hours on the plane trail. I had to be back at work in 6 hours so I have only just had time to reflect and look at photos. Attached are 3 from Stromboli after our first ascent, the pictures from our second were interesting but less spectacular.
I give my best thanks to you and your team, Marco in particular for making it such a worthwhile and exciting time. It is something I have wanted to do for 45 years and finally got the chance.
Best regards,
Alan" (Stromboli to Etna trip)

"Rain or shine what an absolutely fantastic time!" Stromboli to Etna tour

"Hello Tom,
Your company name is so perfect! I was awed by the sights, information and experiences of our recent trip - layers and layers of discoveries about volcanoes (for certain) but so much more ... the different regions, the cuisine, the wonderful people.
My senses were definitely on high alert. Rain or shine what an absolutely fantastic time! I look forward to more Volcano Discoveries in the future. Have a "supa" trip to Ethiopia.
Warm regards, Eileen" (San Francisco)

"...perfect organisation..." (a feedback in Croatian)

"Dragi Tom,
jos uvijek pod nezaboravnim dojmovima od putovanja po Etni, Volcano i Stromboli,htjela bih da ti se zahvalim.Tvoje kompetentno i razumljivo vodenje po vulkanu,odlicno organizirano,srdacnost Tvoje i grupe za mene ostaje u lijepom sjecanju.
Taj dozivljaj erupcije vulkana Stromboli na vecer, pjesacenje po Etni,razgledavanje Lipara, sve me to animira za opet drugo putovanje sa "VolcanoDiscovery"
Danke,Hvala Tom,
uz pozdrav Marica iz Varazdina,Hrvatska" (Stromboli to Etna tour)

...thank you for the wonderful experience that we had... (Trekking Tour on Etna)

Dear Tom, we've just returned from Sicily and would like to thank you for the wonderful experience that we had. We had great weather and could descend into Etna's main crater. Your "variant 1" turned out to be the perfect challenge for our 9 year old daughter, although she found the craters and the fumes a bit scary. My wife and I rank this trip as one of our top 3 experiences so far!
Rosario was a perfect guide: he made us feel at ease and safe, provided just enough explanations without sounding like the stereotypical tourist guide and he was just 100% a pro.
Minor correction: the guides do have boots, backpacks and jackets that your customers can borrow.
I've enclosed a few pictures of us on Mt Etna.
Best regards Sven Jorissen"

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