Etna and Alcantara in AWD

"DISCOVER THE REAL WILD SIDE OF THE ETNA VOLCANO AND THE ALCANTARA GORGES" 

ETNA EXCURSIONS (HALF DAY / FULL DAY) 

ETNA EXCURSIONS AVAILABLE WITH DEPARTURES FROM CATANIA/ACIREALE AND TAORMINA/NAXOS.

ETNA EXCURSIONS EXECUTED BY VOLCANO EXPERTS ON BOARD OF LAND ROVER 110 4WD VEHICLES

Our excursions to the Etna volcano and to the Alcantara's Gorges, thanks to the Sicilian temperate climate, are realized each day of the year, Saturday, Sunday and holidays included. Our expert will be at your complete disposal in order to allow you to realize unforgettable excursions on board of mythical and comfortable 4WD vehicles. Our tour leader is not simply the person who knows the foot paths, the toponyms and the altimetry quotas, but the person who will explain and will interpret the signs let on the territory by man and nature.

OUR OFF-ROAD EXCURSIONS

1) DISCOVERING MOUNT ETNA (HALF OR FULL DAY TOUR)

Our specialized guides will take you beyond the roads end...Your experience to discover Mt. Etna starts in the morning when we pick you up at your accommodation and it will carry on from the slopes of the volcano, crossing old villages full of history and traditions. Along with natural paths through the woods in the Etna Park area, the volcano gradually manifests its power changing the surroundings. During the excursion, we will walk on the edge of extinct craters to better understand the structure of the volcano and the eruption lifecycle. We will explore a cave shaped by an old lava flow safely equipped with ropes, flashlights and helmets. Aboard in our jeep, we will climb up old lava flows in order to reach the magnificent site of the Valle del Bove to enjoy an amazing panorama!

If you choose to spend with us the whole day you will be served a typical Sicilian lunch (full menu, drinks included) which includes fresh, local and seasonal products, lunch will be accompanied by a wine tasting of the excellent Etna Doc wines. Upon request, the menu could be revisited ad hoc for our vegetarian and vegan guests or according to any special requirement. After lunch, fun will continue discovering unique landscapes such as lava flows, the Dagala which is a piece of land surrounded by lava and exploring the major eruption of 2002 of Piano Provenzana. Every day is different on Mt. Etna... colors, perfumes, flora and fauna completely change with the seasons offering unforgettable scenarios. Adventure, knowledge and nature! Fun is guaranteed for the whole family, kids and friends.

DURATION: 5 hours (half day) 8 hours (full day) - MAX. ALTITUDE: 1900 Meters - DIFFICULTY: Easy - RATES: € 55,00 per person (half day) € 80,00 (full day) - INCLUDED: Transfer from and to the accommodation, Multilingual authorized environmental local guide, Water, Insurance, Typical lunch for full day tour (only fresh and seasonal ingredients), Baby seat (upon request)

2) MOUNT ETNA AT 3000 METERS (HALF OR FULL DAY)

Our Etna 3.000 mt excursion, includes the ascent with the cable car to the summit area of the volcano, starting either from Rifugio Sapienza or Piano Provenzana depending on the craters activity, to reach a total height of 3.000 meters, where you will witness a unique landscape: the black lava predominates over any other color. We will take a walk on the edges of a low-activity crater to understand the life-cycle of an eruption and to enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of Sicily in the shadow of the peaks. We will explore a cave shaped by a lava flow safely equipped with ropes, flashlights and helmets like real speleologists.

If you choose to spend the whole day with us you will be served a typical Sicilian lunch which includes fresh, local and seasonal products accompanied by a wine tasting of the excellent Etna Doc wines. Upon request, the menu could be revisited ad hoc for our vegetarian and vegan guests or according to any special requirement. After lunch, your adventure continues on off-road trails up to the breathtaking view of the Valle del Bove, a stage for all the recent lava flows. Fun is guaranteed for the whole family, friends and kids!

ATTENTION: it is essential to communicate at your request any state psychophysical that can alter the state of good health (eg. Pregnant, heart problems, asthma, respiratory insufficiency etc.)

DURATION: 5 hours (half day) 8 hours (full day) - MAX. ALTITUDE: 3000 Meters - DIFFICULTY: Easy - RATES: € 130,00 per person (half day) € 150,00 (full day) - INCLUDED: Transfer from and to the accommodation, Multilingual authorized environmental local guide, Cable car Ticket, Water, Insurance, Typical lunch for full day tour (only fresh and seasonal ingredients), Baby seat (upon request)

3) MOUNT ETNA SUMMIT TOUR (FULL DAY)

An unforgettable experience going up to the top of the volcano Etna with the cable car and aboard the Unimog 4x4 bus to finally take a walk above the clouds in a lunar landscape. The excursion starts either from Rifugio Sapienza or Piano Provenzana depending on the craters activity to reach the top peaks, the Summit Craters, where you will witness the unique landscape of the black lava predominating over any other color. 

The cable car or the Unimog 4X4 bus will drop us to the altitude of 3.000 mt from this point we will continue the ascent take a walk accompanied by a Volcanologist Guide that will lead us up to the summit, at an altitude of 3.300 mt to reach and discover the four active main craters. From this height, you will enjoy an amazing view of Sicily that you will never forget. Our Etna 3.340 tour allows experiencing an emotion that we normally watch on TV. Fun is guaranteed for the whole family!

P.N. The tour is subject to craters activity, therefore, it cannot be guaranteed for safety reasons. Prices include packed lunch, tickets for the cable car, off-road Unimog bus and the guided tour of the crater. Minimum 2 people.

Safety notes: This excursion is not suitable for children under 7 yrs old, pregnant woman, people with heart/breath diseases, conjunctivitis and similar (the area is full of sulfur), people with reduced mobility, people suffering vertigo, anxiety etc. The area could also be cold and windy, so it is mandatory to wear appropriate clothing such as closed shoes (better if hiking boots), sweater, jacket, it is suggested to wear long trousers.

DURATION: 6 hours - MAX. ALTITUDE: 3342 Meters - DIFFICULTY: Medium - RATES: € 160,00 per person - INCLUDED: Transfer from and to the accommodation, Multilingual authorized environmental local guide, All tickets, Water, Insurance, Typical lunch (only fresh and seasonal ingredients), Baby seat (upon request)

4) MOUNT ETNA AT SUNSET (HALF DAY)

The half-day tour Etna at Sunset includes the same itinerary of our half-day Etna Tour, plus the marvelous landscape of Sicily at sunset. We will start the excursion with a wonderful walk on the edge of an extinct crater to better understand the structure of the volcano. We will explore a cave shaped by an old lava flow safely equipped with ropes, flashlights and helmets. We will then continue the ascent aboard our jeep along off-road paths in the woods to reach the breathtaking view of the famous Valle del Bove. Walking along natural trails through the woods of the Etna Park we will witness the volcano gradually tinged with the warm colors of the sunset. A thrilling walk to reach different sites where lava meets the vegetation, ending at an old refuge where we can watch the beautiful scenario of Etna at sunset.

A refreshing break and a tasting of traditional local specialties will make your experience on the volcano even more enjoyable. Fun is guaranteed for the whole family, friends and kids!

DURATION: 5 hours - MAX. ALTITUDE: 2000 Meters - DIFFICULTY: Easy - RATES: € 60,00 per person - INCLUDED: Transfer from and to the accommodation, Multilingual authorized environmental local guide, Water, Insurance, Baby seat (upon request)

5) MOUNT ETNA AND THE ALCANTARA GORGES (FULL DAY)

If you choose our Etna and Alcantara full day jeep excursion, your experience to discover the volcano starts in the morning when we pick you up at your accommodation and it will carry on from the slopes of Mt. Etna crossing old villages full of history and traditions, along off-road trails in the woods of the Etna Park where flora and fauna live in a perfect balance. During the excursion, we will walk on the edge of extinct craters to better understand the structure of the volcano and the eruption lifecycle. We will explore a cave shaped by a lava flow safely equipped with ropes, flashlights and helmets and aboard of our 4WD vehicles, we will then climb up old lava flows in order to reach the magnificent site of the Valle del Bove to enjoy an amazing panorama!

Lunch will be arranged at a farmhouse, to taste typical Sicilian specialties (full menu, including drinks), fresh, local and seasonal products accompanied by the excellent Etna DOC wines. Upon request, the menu could be revisited ad hoc for our vegetarian and vegan guests or according to any special requirement. After lunch your adventure will carry on with the visit of a Cuba, an early Christian chapel from the Byzantine period, in the area of Castiglione di Sicilia, continuing to the Alcantara Gorges a natural lava stone canyon formed thousands of years ago, shaped by the cold waters of River Alcantara. A unique panorama to frame your photos. Adventure, knowledge and nature! Fun is guaranteed for the whole family, kids and friends.

DURATION: 8 hours - MAX. ALTITUDE: 1900 Meters - DIFFICULTY: Medium - RATES: € 89,00 per person - INCLUDED: Transfer from and to the accommodation, Multilingual authorized environmental local guide, Water, Insurance, Typical lunch (only fresh and seasonal ingredients), Baby seat (upon request)

6) MOUNT ETNA LAVA TOUR (HALF DAY)

Show on the highest active volcano in Europe! Tour for those who want to get closer safely, to the eruption. Suitable for all, we will reach the best spot to see distinctly the lava and its path. Only just two hours of walking interspersed with long pauses to savor the spectacle that Etna offers us, with a vertical drop of 200 mt., accessible to adult and child, this walk will take us to the best viewpoint while remaining safe.

DURATION: 5 hours - MAX. ALTITUDE: Depending on the eruption area - DIFFICULTY: Medium - RATES: On request - INCLUDED: Transfer from and to the accommodation, Multilingual authorized environmental local guide, Water, Insurance, Baby seat (upon request)

NOTE:

All the above tours can be executed privately. Price All Inclusive. Small Group Guaranteed. 1-3 years free, 3-12 years 30% off. Equipment Recommended: In your backpack: wind jacket, hat, sunscreen and camera. Remember to wear closed shoes (hiking boots or sneakers) and suitable clothing according to weather conditions.

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