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Full Day Immersive Tour of Etna with trek and lunch

Meet the impressive and still active volcano of Sicily

Highlights

  • Spend a special day trip from Catania
  • Explore the Etna volcano with an expert guide
  • See the crater created in the 2001 Etna eruption
  • Admire the views from the Valle del Bove
  • Enjoy lunch and local product tasting at Rifugio La Sapienza

Departure

EVERY DAY at 9.00 AM

DURATION

8 HOURS

period

APRIL 1st to OCTOBER 31

language

English

Description

An unforgettable day trip from Catania will see you conquer Europe’s highest active volcano with a trek, cable car ride and a delicious lunch.

For many who visit Sicily, trekking on Mount Etna is their number one wish. And this tour makes that possible. You’ll see a landscape you’re unlikely to have ever seen before which is constantly changing due to the volcano still being active! 

You’ll leave Catania by comfortable minivan with an expert driver and guide. Notice the landscape change as you continue to get higher, seeing typical Etna villages from your vehicle. Arrive at the Rifugio La Sapienza at 1,910 meters and take a cable car 600 meters up to the start of your trek. 

When you get off the cable car, you may notice that the land resembles what you imagine it might be on the moon. You’ll be 2,500 meters, but there’s still a way to go. As you climb, you’ll pass the crater born of the 2001 Etna eruption, which was one of the most powerful volcanic eruptions this century. But the best is yet to come - the Valle del Bove stands at 2,750 meters on a volcanic depression and it’s here that we’ll stop to take in the views and snap some photographs. You can see all the way along the coast from Taormina to Syracuse - there’s nowhere like it!

After the Valle Del Bove, you’ll get to see some of the summit craters which are constantly emitting gasses and water vapors. Another hour of trekking will bring you to a lava cave - another unforgettable experience. Then, the group will head back down to the Rifugio La Sapienza. The trek will undoubtedly have worked up an appetite, so you’ll be pleased to know that a Sicilian lunch and tastings of typical products await you.

Inclusions

  • Personalized attention
  • Professional English speaking tour leader
  • Round-trip transportation from Catania by comfortable A/C Minivan or Minibus
  • Cable car roundtrip tickets
  • Volcanological guide
  • Guided volcano trek
  • Refreshments
  • Typical Sicilian lunch
  • Personalized attention

Meeting Point

PIAZZA DUOMO
Piazza Duomo, Catania. Look for our guide next to te Elephant Fountain.

Notes

We regret to inform that this tour is not suitable for guests with wheelchairs or with impaired mobility.
Please note that Italy's law doesn't permit selling alcoholic beverage to teens under 18 y.o. so clients under this age will be served non-alcoholic beverages.
Please inform us of any food intolerance or allergy in advance.
We suggest good walking shoes (no flip-flops!) as well as hat and sunscreen.

Rain Policy

This tour runs rain or shine.

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