Etna Experience organizes Etna tour, excursions, full and half day trips to enjoy the best visit, trekking and guided tours to Mount Etna Volcano

Excursion

Mt. Etna,wine Alcantara Gorges Tour

Excursion information

Location North-East side of Etna
Altitude 2000 meters
Duration from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00/ 6.30 p.m
Difficulty Easy
Departure Departure from Piazza Federico di Svevia 32 in Catania. (We guarantee also a pick up at an agreed meeting point upon booking).
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First Stop

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 hiking : Your guide will lead you to discover the fascinating volcanic phenomena, walking through ancient woods, on old craters and unique lava formations at 2000mt of altitude. During the hiking route you will be able to admire from various points, the summit craters on the landscape.


Second Stop

Get in the volcanic underground: You will visit a volcanic cave using the equipment provided by us free of charge (helmets and torches). Our guide will explain you the origins, uses, traditions and traits of this beautiful volcanic tube.


Third Stop

Lunch and wine tasting: At lunch we will stop in a winery in a town at the feet of the Etna Volcano. You’ll enjoy a genuine and typical Sicilian lunch made of fresh products. Every dishes 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.


Fourth Stop

Alcantara Gorges: Finally you will visit the beautiful Alcantara’s Gorges, formed thousands of years ago thanks to a lava flow that invaded the bed of the Alcantara river. The crash between the river’s extremely cold water and the incandescent lava created one of the most spectacular sceneries in nature. There will be the possibility to walk inside the river or to swim.

Return: The Mt Etna, wine and Alcantara Gorges tour will finish at 6:00/6:30 p.m., when you will come back to Catania.


Participation Fee

The price for the Mt Etna and Alcantara Gorges tour is 75€ for adults and 65€ for children and students up to 24 years old.


Included in the booking

A professional and passionate naturalistic guide (our guides are geologist, volcanologists, agronomists, etc…). Entrance fees to the Alcantara Park. Transport service with jeep or minibus from Catania, directly from your hotel or from an agreed meeting point. Lunch and wine tasting in a winery. Insurance with our Tour Operator. Licensed Transport Service NCC. Small group tour, maximum 8 people. Equipment, if required when booking.

Languages

The excursion will take place in Italian and English. (Upon request and according to the availability also in Spanish and French and German).

Recommended equipment

We remind you to wear closed and sturdy shoes (sports or trekking) with thick socks, and to bring a jacket because the temperature at a higher altitude may be lower ( about 10° to 15° degrees lower than in Catania). If you believe you might not be well equipped, let us know when booking. In that case shoes and jackets will be provided for free. During summer season, we suggest you to bring a sunblock, swimsuit/pair of shorts, flip-flops and a towel for the stop at the Gorges.

Requirements

We strongly advise not to attend the excursions to those who are not in good health, especially to people suffering from cardiorespiratory diseases.

Itinerary changes

The journey can endure little variations due to specific needs of the group and/or weather conditions and/or closing days of the Alacantare tourist parkeases.

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.