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From Taormina: Etna Summit Area, Lunch & Alcantara Tour

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Get to the summit area of Etna by either cableway or off-road vehicles, hike at the base of the active craters with a naturalistic guide, and savor a typical Sicilian lunch.

Highlights

  • Climb to the summit area of Etna by cableway or off-road vehicle
  • Enjoy the view of the active craters on the highest active volcano in Europe
  • Explore one of the striking volcanic caves
  • Taste a typical Sicilian lunch and wine
  • Visit the Alcantara river

Description

Reach the summit area of Etna, ascending 2750 meters by either cableway or off-road vehicle on this tour from Taormina. Hike the base of the active craters with a naturalistic guide, experience the lunar landscapes, and savor a typical Sicilian lunch with local wine and drinks. Begin your tour with a pickup from your accommodation (or close vicinity in Taormina and the surrounding area). You'll travel in a small group of no more than 8 people for a more intimate and personalized experience. Drive to Mount Etna where you'll start the ascent to the summit area (2750-2800 meters of altitude). Depending on the availability and the circumstances, in order to guarantee an optimal service, the ascent can be carried out either by cableway or off-road vehicles only. Once at the summit area, enjoy light trekking with a volcanological guide and a naturalistic guide. Walk through a desert of black ashes and extinct craters, while admiring the lunar landscape and the spectacular view of the active craters from a close distance. Back at 2000 meters, you'll be given the proper equipment, such as helmets and torches, to visit one of the striking lava caves of the volcano. Then, enjoy a typical Sicilian light lunch with local wine and drinks during the midday break. Finally, you'll admire the Alcantara Gorges created when thick lava flows invaded the bed of the icy river Alcantara, giving rise to geometrically perfect rocks.

Includes

English-speaking guide Insurance Entrance fees Equipment rentals, including hiking boots, jackets, and walking sticks Hotel pickup and drop-off in the Taormina/Giardini area Lunch

Important Information

  • The maximum reachable altitude may vary due to volcanic activity and weather conditions, and the contingent municipal laws restricting the maximal height The agency, in agreement with the guides, can, at any time, modify or cancel the excursion if deemed necessary for the safety of the group
  • Tours in other languages (French and Spanish) can only be arranged with adequate notice
  • Please be advised this tour is not recommended to those who are not in a good state of health, especially to those suffering from cardio-respiratory conditions

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund

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