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From Catania/Taormina: Mount Etna Cablecar & 4WD Tour

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Discover the highest, active volcano in Europe on a day-trip from Catania or Taormina in a 4x4 vehicle with an expert guide. Take a cable car to the top of Mount Etna to witness the craters at the summit area and admire the stunning views below.

Highlights

  • Drive in a special 4x4 vehicle and ride a cable car to the summit of Mount Etna
  • Admire the breathtaking views from a height of 3000 meters
  • Learn about the geology of the area from a volcano expert
  • Enjoy a typical Sicilian lunch in a chalet at the Rifugio Sapienza
  • Explore a real lava cave with helmets and torches

Description

After being picked up from your accommodation in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle, set off in the direction of Mount Etna. Embark on an adventurous drive up to the volcano, passing by the small towns of Pedara, Nicolosi, and Zafferana Etnea and cold lava fields. Reach the Rifugio Sapienza Etna starting point where the next portion of the tour begins. Your English-speaking guide will explain to you the most interesting phenomena of the active volcano and about the plants and animals of the region. Climb into a cable car and soar up to an altitude of 2500 m. Next, continue upwards to 2900m in a special jeep. Explore the area at the foot of the main crater known as Torre del Filosofo. Marvel at the stunning views over the Mediterranean Sea if it is a clear day. During a 40-minute tour of the area, your expert alpine/volcanology guide will explain all about the geology of the area and how the hot smoking craters were formed after the 2002-2003 eruption.  After this, return to the Rifugio Sapienza to enjoy a traditional Sicilian lunch at a chalet. Once you've filled your belly, get kitted up with helmets and flashlights and begin on an unforgettable adventure inside a real lava cave. At the end of the tour,  you will be driven back to your accommodation in Catania or Taormina.

Includes

Hotel pick-up and drop-off in the Catania and Taormina area English-speaking guide Alpine/volcano expert guide at the summit Equipment like trekking poles, helmet, and torch for the cave visit

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