Etna Morning Tour

Duration Excursions

Approx 5 hours

Place

Etna 2000 mt

Availability

Tour available every day

Etna Morning Tour is the best ETNA tour to visit the volcano in a short time but in a complete way and discover its fascinating natural landscapes.

From the meeting place, defined at the time of booking the tour, you will leave with our vehicles for a unique experience. Together with our naturalist guides you will begin to know one of the symbols of this wonderful land.
You will be able to admire a varied landscapes and, thanks to the comprehensive explanations of our guides, who are always up to date and available to answer your questions and satisfy your curiosity, you will learn about the biodiversity of the environment that distinguishes these unique places.

You will climb Mount Etna, up to an altitude of 2000 meters and admire the awakening of nature and life on the volcano from its slopes to the valley. Along the way you will be able to observe several lava flows including the one generated by the terrible eruption of 1991-93, the longest in the recent history of Etna.

With adequate equipment supplied by us and with the guide always at your side, you can experience the thrill of entering an authentic lava cave in complete safety.
Continuing through beech and birch woods, typical of Etna, you will reach the Rifugio Sapienza, at an altitude of 2000 meters.

The tour will head to the nearby Silvestri Craters where you can enjoy the wonderful view of lunar landscapes characterized by black dunes and expanses of solidified lava. The guide will provide you with scientific explanations of the volcanological phenomena that generated this authentic wonder of nature.

Continuing, you will visit the volcanic caldera of the Valle del Bove, this great arid and desert depression, almost completely lacking of vegetation but with a truly unique charm.

Going down towards the valley, the tour will stop in the village of Zafferana Etnea. Here you will be accompanied to a certified farm welcoming you with a tasting of typical products: delicious honeys and fine wines produced with grapes grown in the vineyards of the Etna area.

Leaving Zafferana Etna, you will be taken back to the meeting place in Siracusa.

Included/Excluded

  • Medium Easy Trekking at 2000 metres
  • Visit of the Silvestri Craters eruption of 1892
  • Visit of the famous volcanic caldera "Valle del Bove"
  • Exploration of the lava flow cave

Tour Plan

What You'll Do with Our Guide Etna Morning Excursion Program
  • The transfers from one site to another will be made by car, Jeep, or Minivan.
  • An medium/easy trekking at 2000 metres of altitude above sea, to explore ancient and recently-formed craters and observe the whole Ionian coastline from above. (Trekking suitable for most fitness levels).
  • Exploration of a typical lava cave formed during the past eruptions. (helmets and caving lights are provided by our guides)
  • Visit of Valle Del Bove (Valley of the Ox) a huge Caldera formed as a result of the collapse of some ancient craters
  • During the tour you will see different ancient lava flow ( 1991-1993)
  • A pleasurable interlude at a beekeeping family-run business and its honey-extracting lab to taste a selection of honey and wines
Excursion Details Departure and Useful Tips

Excursion available every day
Departure time: 8,00 am/8,30 am
Duration:5 hours
Lunch: No
Refreshments: Yes (free tasting of local Etna produce)
Dinner: No
Brunch: No
Difficulty level: Easy

Not recommended for:

  • Pregnant women
  • Travelers with reduced mobility
  • Travelers with cardio respiratory diseases

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Policy cancellation booking

Within 2 days of the scheduled tour date, the customer is refunded 100%. of the amount paid for the reservation, excluding any bank commission charges.

In case of adverse weather condition the tour could undergo changes.
 
If you have any queries, questions or need clarification about some aspects of the tour program outlined above, please try read the section EXCURSIONS in our F.A.Q.s page, before booking.
 
The activities outlined above are intended for Excursions in Sicily members only.
The fee includes:
registration to our association, transfer A / R, guide. Payment method: Credit Card, PayPal account.

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In caso di condizioni meteorologiche avverse, il tour potrebbe subire modifiche.

Se hai domande, dubbi o hai bisogno di chiarimenti su alcuni aspetti del programma del tour descritto sopra, prova a leggere la sezione ESCURSIONI nella nostra pagina delle F.A.Q. prima di prenotare.

La quota include: iscrizione alla nostra associazione, trasferimento A/R, guida. Metodo di pagamento: Carta di Credito, conto PayPal.