Etna and Taormina area and Giardini Naxos
Departure from
Etna Volcano
Location
about 7 hours
Duration
from April to October
Period
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3000 MT ETNA HIKING

8.30/9.00 am private transfer to Sapienza Shelter (1900 mt) right inside the protected UNESCO site called “Etna Natural Park”.

You’ll go up the volcano slope by cableway, coming across old extinct craters as well as lava fields from more recent eruptions.

All around you craters and solid lava flows colored in shades of black, grey and red; here, the incessant activity of the volcano does not allow vegetation to grow. By looking carefully, you can notice round lava rocks that differ in color and density if compared to the surrounding: we are talking about lava bomb.

You’ll reached the most crucial moment of your excursion: the visit of a crater. What is a crater? It is a pyroclastic slagheap that has been thrown out from the volcanic shaft and once placed around the eruptive vent, creates a cone.

You will have the opportunity to admire all of the different colors that lava turns into, as a beautiful reflection of a rainbow, and experience first-hand all of the different kinds of consistency of pyroclastic rocks.

After a small break, you’ll continue descending until reach the cableway that will lead you back to the tour’s starting point, at 1800 m.


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PRICING PER PERSON:

 

TRANSFER BY EXECUTIVE SEDAN:

€ 655 based on 2 people

TRANSFER BY EXECUTIVE MINIVAN

€ 440 based on 4 people

€ 345 based on 6 people

INCLUSIONS:

  • FD Qualified English-speaking guide
  • Lunch in mountain shelter
  • Cable car tickets
  • Executive sedan/minivan transfer from/to the meeting point

Notes: What to wear and bring with you:

A small backpack/rucksack for your personal items (you can leave this in the van if you don’t want to take it with you during the excursion).

Comfortable clothes suitable for hiking, change of clothes in case it rains

Closed shoes e.g. trainers or waterproof shoes

Executive sedan (Mercedes E Class) Executive minivan (Mercedes V class).

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