The Etna Tour excursion involves traveling on jeep routes to let you know and appreciate places of particular natural value within the Etna Park reserve up to an altitude of about 2000 meters. The itineraries are in fact formulated, thanks to the experience of our staff, to live an interesting and at the same time enjoyable experience. Starting from the lava flows that have threatened entire villages, we will visit the extinct craters and the belvedere of the majestic Caldera del Valle del Bove . We will also let you experience the thrill of descending into the meanders of the volcano by visiting a lava flow cave (lava tube) equipped with a helmet and speleologist lights, to understand the phenomena connected to the lava flow. Our naturalistic guides will enrich your excursion by illustrating, with a simple and clear language for everyone, the innumerable natural and volcanic aspects of Europe's largest volcano, named UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2013.
Mt. Etna is the most striking sight in eastern Sicily, but visiting Europe’s largest active volcano on your own is challenging. With this tour, leave puzzling out the logistics to the experts and explore the volcanic peak via off-road vehicle. Cross lava fields and old-growth forests, stop to take in the views, and learn about the history of the volcano and its native flora and fauna from your guide.
This tour makes it easier than ever to get up close and personal with Mt. Etna: Europe’s highest active volcano, and one of Sicily’s most visible landmarks. Journey to Rifugio Sapienza, at Etna’s base, before your trek; all equipment is included, and an add-on journey to its crater is available (own expense). Next, explore the volcano’s lava caves before stopping at an area farm for a sampling of local products.
Enjoy a physical perspective of Sicily on a tour to Mt. Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe. Do a little trekking, check out an old crater and lava flow caves, and admire gorgeous views of the mountain and surrounding landscape at sunset. Plus, stop by a farm to taste local products like honey and wine. Hotel pickup in Catania is included.
The volcanic landscapes around Mt. Etna draw travelers from far and wide, but reaching the highest peaks can be a challenge. This adventurous full-day tour from Catania includes food-tastings in Zafferana Etnea and a visit to the Parco dell’Etna. Delve into a lava cave with a guide, marvel at Italy’s volcanic landscape from the Rifugio Sapienza, and explore the Alcantara Gorges—home to lava formations shaped over millions of years.
Mount Etna is widely considered among Sicily’s top natural attractions, but its remote location and rugged terrain make exploring a challenge. On this tour, tackle the terrain by powerful 4x4 Jeep—with round-trip transport from Catania and Taormina hotels included. With your guide at the wheel, traverse old lava fields and dense forest, and stop along the way to admire the views and explore Mount Etna up-close on foot.
Itna is an immense reserve of hidden corners and oases to visit at least once in a lifetime. Places full of charm that enchant hikers and photographers. As you venture out on Mount Etna bushes alternate. Etna housed a very rich fauna that also included the otter, the wolf, the wild boar, the roe deer, the deer etc. species now disappeared.
The mammals are present: the fox, the wild cat, the porcupine, several weasels and dormice, as well as rabbits and hares.
As for the birds you can meet the red woodpecker, the magpie, the jay, pairs of imperial crows, crows, wood pigeons and rock partridges. In the high altitudes you can still see the golden eagle.
Experience life in the Sicilian Countryside on a private tour of a working farm founded in the 1800s. See picturesque vineyards, olive and citrus groves, and farm animals and then learn to ride a horse with a professional instructor. Finish the tour with a traditional Sicilian lunch of locally produced cheeses, salami, prosciutto, traditional Sicilian relish Caponata, Parmigiana, olives, vegetables, domestic olive oil and home-made bread, with red and white wines from Etna vineyards.
Venture to the highest viewpoint of the Mount Etna volcano with this tour from Catania. Leave the navigating to your driver and admire the Sicilian towns of Pedara and Nicolosi plus the cold lava fields on your way to the cable car that rises to an altitude of 2500 meters. Continue the adventure with special vehicles that offer access to 2900 meters, at the foot of the main crater. Explore the smoking craters and enjoy a classic Sicilian lunch before traveling back to Catania.
Visit the prehistoric site of Pantalica, a stunning Paleo-Christian settlement full of old churches, cave dwellings, and ancient tombs. You'll start with ta visit to the nature reserve, home to the largest necropolis in Europe, followed by a jaunt to Sortino to try out Sicilian food and learn about the area's history.
With this excursion Etna and Gole Alcantara which will start in an SUV or minivan (up to 8 people) with an off road up to the lava front of 2002, we will cross the Ragabo pine forest. Then proceed to the starting point of the trek and our excursion will continue on foot. It will start at an altitude of 1650 meters and will reach an altitude of 1700 meters. Before starting the descent, we will visit the thieves cave, a lava flow tunnel where - equipped with helmets and torches - we will go inside to discover its formation and its history.
We will stop in a mountain chalet for lunch (included in the price).
After lunch, crossing Castiglione di Sicilia, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, we will reach the Alcantara Gorges located in the Alcantara valley also called Larderia Gorges where the Peloritani mountain range ends in the Municipalities of Castiglione di Sicilia and Motta Camastra (one of the places where the Godfather was filmed).
Experiencing the unique experience of the summit craters of active volcanoes, flanked by volcanological guides of proven experience and capable of transmitting the passion for these exceptional activities in the midst of nature.
The excursion will start discovering old basalt lava flows, volcanic caves, secular woods and it will continue with the tastes and smell of Sicily. The lunar landscape of “Bove Valley” and the black ash’s desert will make your excursion a gorgeous day. Finally a tasting of honey, wines and typical Sicilian product
In the morning I will come to pick you up and we will go for a walk of about 3 hours (round trip), which will take us to look out from the edge of the "Valle del Bove", a deep and wide valley of intense black color where lava flows in recent years. A taste of typical Sicilian street food, which also includes the famous desserts, will be our lunch. In the afternoon we will visit a vineyard and a cellar where the famous Etna wines are produced. The tasting of 5 different types of wine will end our day, before returning to the hotel
Exciting day at the summit craters of Etna at an altitude of 3000 meters above sea level. We will visit the nearest point to the craters, with the help of a volcanological guide. Following free time to visit the silvestri craters and the lava flow cave. Free tasting of typical Etna products, such as honey and wine
Etna, besides being the highest active volcano in Europe, is a place of great charm that allows you to live exciting and indelible experiences.
You will walk on the old lava flows discovering their secrets and curiosities, but also the devastating effects that it produces in its passage.
You will enjoy breathtaking views and scenery, which only a majestic active volcano like Mount Etna can give you.
Finally you will also discover the good side of the volcano, which thanks to its fertile land gives us precious products with unique characteristics, which you can enjoy and make yours.
All this with the comfort and safety of our vehicles and the precious assistance of our driver guides who will accompany you in this unforgettable experience.
During this full-day private combo tour, you'll explore both the vibrant Sicilian city of Taormina and the famous Silvestri craters of nearby Mt. Etna, an active volcano. Travel comfortably by private, air-conditioned minivan, with hotel or port pickup and drop-off. Other highlights include a visit to Taormina's ancient theater and a food tasting at a local honey farm.
Relax and enjoy your visit to Syracuse and Ortigia with a private chauffeur service for your tour.
The driver, 100% Sicilian, will always be at your disposal and will take you easily and safely to the most famous places.
He will come to pick you up directly where your cruise ship docks or any address in Catania or suburbs and take you back to the same place.
Free water bottles will always be available on board the vehicle.
In this tour offer there is no tourist guide, if you wish it is possible, upon advance request and with supplement to have a guide
The tour is very attractive during the summer when you can swim on the icy water of Alcantara river and relax on the little river "beach" before going exploring Taormina spending your time as you prefer.
Spend a day immersed in nature during this private tour to the Vendicari Nature Reserve in Sicily. Located right on the water, the reserve is teeming with stunning views and local wildlife. Visit the small fishing village of Marzamemi to see the ruins of Tonnara and enjoy a traditional Sicilian lunch before moving on to the baroque city of Noto for a quick city tour.
The Etna volcano is one of the most coveted destinations for technical hikers.
Our excursion to the summit craters is the top of trekking Etna, in Sicily. The beauty of this spectacular painting created by the forces of nature leaves hikers completely without breath. This memory will never be erased. Throughout the day a guide will describe in English the places visited.
The emotion once arrived at the top is strong, unforgettable.
Spend the day discovering one of the world’s most beautiful and active volcanoes during this small-group trip to Mt. Etna. Depart in the morning from Catania and head to Rifugio Sapienza at Etna’s base. Travel by cable car and off-road vehicle up to the volcano’s craters, and go for a hike. Following a delicious Sicilian lunch, you’ll also discover the region’s spectacular lava caves before returning to Catania.
Enjoy hours of uninterrupted trekking on the slopes of Mt. Etna on this full-day adventure tour, with comfortable jeep or minibus transfers from Catania. Discover a surreal and stunning landscape made from lunar-like craters and ancient lava flows, and step inside a volcanic cave with provided helmets and flashlights. Tours include a tasty packed lunch.