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From Catania: Mount Etna and Alcantara River Tour

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Walk the nature trails of Mount Etna and marvel at the different formations of Europe's highest volcano on a full-day tour from Catania. Sample local honey and olive oil at an organic farm and then explore the landscapes of the Alcantara River.

Highlights

  • See the volcanic craters of Silvestri on Mount Etna
  • Go for a nature walk in Parco dell'Etna or ride the cable car to get breathtaking views
  • Explore a lava cave
  • Sample typical produce at an organic farm

Description

Benefit from pick-up at your accommodation in Catania and journey by bus to Rifugio Sapienza on the slopes of Mount Etna. Visit the sites of recent volcanic eruptions and the old Silvestri craters. Choose from different options at Rifugio Sapienza and trek the nature paths of the park or ride the cable car to 2,504 meters above sea level. Continue by 4WD minibus to Torre del Filosofo for an additional fee. Get up close to the central and southeast craters and marvel at how the landscape has been shaped by lava flows. Visit locations where the volcano flourishes before you return to Rifugio Sapienza to look inside a lava cave using helmets and torches. Sample the local produce at an organic farm in Zafferana, and get stunning views of the Alcantara River. Walk the small paths past cultivated fields to see the natural pools of Gurne dell'Alcantara and the ruins of Francavilla Castle. Admire the basalt columns and lava formations of the gorge.

Includes

Pick-up and drop off at your hotel or B&B Multilingual guide Trekking shoes (on request) Kit to visit the lava cave Tastings at an organic farm (honey, wine, olive oil etc.)
High altitude access to 2,500 meters by cable car (€30 per person) High altitude access to 2,900 meters by cable car and 4WD minibus with a local Alpine guide (€65 per person)

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