Pick-up: One of Etna Experience’s expert naturalistic guides will pick you up at 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).
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 formation. You’ll hike for 1,5h-2 hours at 2000 mt.
Volcanic cave: You will visit a volcanic cave using the equipment provided from 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.
Snack: At the end of the trekking, still on the volcano, you will enjoy a snack made of tipical sicilian “Tavola Calda” together with a good glass of Etna doc wine. The snack could be replace with sandwiches according to the program of the day. (It is possible to arrange, upon request, a suitable snack to vegetarians, vegans and coeliacs).
Taormina: You will visit 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. You’ll have also the opportunity to use a paper guide and a map.
[It is possible to be guided by a touristic guide, upon request.]
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 75€ per adult and 65€ for both children and under 24 years old,
From November to March: the rate is 59€ per adult, 49€ for both children and under 24 years old.