One of Etna Experience’s expert naturalistic guides will pick you up at 8:30 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).
You will reach Rifugio Sapienza. There the tour will continue taking the cable car up to 2500 meters and a special 4×4 vehicle to reach an altitude of 2950 meters. So, together with a volcanological guide, you will enjoy the magnificence of our volcano standing in front of the impressive Central and South Eastern Craters, surrounded by ancient and recent lava flows.
Once back to Rifugio Sapienza we will head in the direction of Monte Nero degli Zappini, for a naturalistic walk with our guide, to discover the geological and botanical aspects of Etna.
You will stop nearby the mountain shelter Santa Barbara where you will enjoy a picnic made of authentic Sicilian “Tavola Calda” (street food), sweets, water and Etna wine.
In the afternoon, you will visit a volcanic cave using the equipment provided (helmets and torches) to safely explore it. Our expert guide will introduce you, with some basic information on speleology, to the fascintating phenomena often related to eruptions.
The Mt Etna Summit Easy tour will finish at 5:30/6:00 p.m., when you will come back to Catania.
The price for the Mt Etna Summit Easy Tour is 139€ for adults and 119€ for children and students up to 24 years old.
Please, consider that if weather conditions won’t be good enough, the cable car company may decide to close for safety reasons. In that case, the guide may decide to make some changes in the itinerary, according to the season.
Throughout the month of June 2020 our tours will be available every day upon request without the transfer service; customers are required to use their own vehicle and meet the guide by an agreed meeting point. The standard rate will be reduced by 50%. Besides the tours upon request, we have created a calendar of special events for Sicilians, consultable in R-Estate in Sicilia 2020 section. Don’t hesitate to contact us for further information.