A full tour of Mount Etna, a UNESCO site since 2013, through the various valleys with the possibility to explore the slopes of the craters with the help of an on-board Tour Leader during the tour.
20 participants maximum
Service with guide
A full tour of Mount Etna, a UNESCO site since 2013, through the various valleys with the possibility to explore the slopes of the craters with the help of an on-board Tour Leader during the tour. The excursion has as first destination the Alcantara Gorge, where we make a short stopover. It is possible to walk along the river bed by paying an extra ticket. The trip continues on board the "Circumetnea" an old traditional narrow-gauge train that goes around the foot of the volcano reaching up to Adrano in the south. Then by bus again to reach “Rifugio Sapienza” at altitude 1,900 meters on the southern side. Stop with the possibility of soft trekking to visit the most recent lava flows and the Silvestri craters, now extinct. Lunch is extra. Optional ascent by cable car up to 2,500 meters and continuing on board jeeps up to the authorized crater zones at approximately 3,000 meters with the assistance of licensed Guides of the CAI (Italian Alpine Club). Stop to admire the eventual activity of the summit craters in the area of security. We strongly recommend warm clothing and suitable shoes.
The tour includes:
All ground transportation as per itinerary
Tour Leader, Alpine Guide services as per program
The tour does not include:
Entrance to Alcantara Gorge
The cost of ascent to the authorized crater areas at approximately 3,000 mts when in option
Meals, drinks, tips, rentals and extras in general