Pick-up: One of Etna Experience’s expert naturalistic guides will pick you up around 9:00 a.m. from your hotel in Catania or from an agreed meeting point, to take you aboard one of our 8-seater vehicles (jeep or minivan).
Equipment: Before the trekking you’ll pass from our base camp to take for free all the technical equipment you need (trekking shoes, jackets etc)
Mt. Etna and Taormina tour hiking: Your guide will lead you to discover the secrets of the highest active volcano of Europe. He will introduce you to the fascinating volcanic phenomena, walking through ancient woods, on old craters and unique lava formations. You’ll hike for 1,5h-2 hours at 2000 mt.
Volcanic cave: You will visit a volcanic cave using the equipment provided by us (helmets and torches). Our expert guide will introduce you, with some basic information of speleology, to the fascinating phenomena often related to eruptions. You’ll discover traditions and uses about a magnificent volanic tube!
In case of heavy snow and/or ice or in case of unordinary natural events, the visit may be cancelled for safety reasons.
Lunch: You will stop in a beautiful winery at the feet of the Etna Volcano like our mail winery partner: Emilio Sciacca Etna Wine. You’ll enjoy a genuine and typical Sicilian lunch made of local fresh products. Every dish will be paired with Mount Etna DOC wines.
Please let us know in advance if you have food allergies or if you follow particular diets, like vegan or vegetarian.
Taormina: The last step before coming back is the historical center of Taormina. Our guide will bring you to Porta Messina, then by strolling along Corso Umberto, you will admire Palazzo Corvaia and Santa Caterina church. Finally you will visit the Greek theater, from which you will be able to have an astonishing view of the Ionic shore, with our beautiful mountain which dominate the landscape. Our guide will give you information and tips about Taormina before the visit. We also provide paper guide and a maps.
[It is possible to be guided by a touristic guide, upon request. This service is not included in the regular tour]
Return: The guide will wait for you at Porta Messina to bring you back in Catania. The return will be at 6.00 pm.
From April to October the cost of the Mt Etna and Taormina tour is 85€ per adult and 75€ for both children and under 24 years old,
From November to March: the rate is 75€ per adult, 65€ for both children and under 24 years old.
Kids under 12 years old have a discount of 30% of the total fee.