Etna Nature and Flavors Half-Day Tour from Catania

Day Trips & Excursions in Italy

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See a different side of Sicily with this tour of Mt. Etna. This excursion journeys to old craters and lava flow caves, perfect for the adventurous kind. Enjoy breathtaking views and taste typical local products, all while on the highest active volcano of Europe.
Our guide will pick you up from your hotel and, on the way up to Rifugio Sapienza (1920 mamsl), you will stop in certain view points. You will receive all the information you need about the history and the territory of the volcano. Visit the sites of the last eruptions and the old Silvestri Craters.From Rifugio Sapienza, you will be able to choose to continue the journey by doing some trekking on one of the nature paths of “Parco dell’Etna”, up to 2000m. If you wish to buy the Etna high altitude option, you will reach 2504 meters by cable car and you will then continue with special 4x4 minibuses and arrive at Torre del Filosofo, (2900 meters). From here it will be possible to admire the great Central crater, the South-East crater and the historical lava flows that characterize the landscape of Etna, in a scenery stretching right down to the sea. With the alpinist guides (which speak Italian and English) you will visit the places where the life of the volcano flourishes, in full safety. You will return to Rifugio Sapienza by minibus and cable car.You will then explore a lava cave with helmets and torches. Before returning to the hotel, you will stop at a famous organic farm, in Zafferana, for a delicious sampling of honey, wine, oil and other typical products.

What’s included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Multilingual guide
  • Trekking shoes (on request)
  • The kit for visiting the cave
  • Sampling

What’s not included

  • Cableway to reach 2500m costs €30.00 (to pay on the spot)
  • cableway + 4x4 minibus + alpinist guide to reach 3000m costs €64.00 (to pay on the spot)
  • All that is not specified under “the cost includes”
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