Etna Tours From Taormina

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Get your fill of wonders with this Etna tour

Are you thinking about planning your next vacation to Taormina, and maybe you want to experience a fantastic adventure? Undoubtedly, hiking Mount Etna is one of the most incredible nature experiences you can have on this beautiful island.

Near Giardini Naxos and Taormina, the highest active volcano in Europe soars 3300 meters high on the island's east coast. A summit that accompanies the path of those who venture to the east, between the Ionian Sea and the Sicilian hinterland. This unmissable tour of Etna will take us to discover the volcano's most fascinating and evocative landscapes.

We will discover forests and lava flows as far as the eye can see and unmissable volcanic caves during this adventure. We will enter with helmets and flashlights to discover the history and formation. Of all the offers of excursions to Mount Etna with departure from Taormina, this tour is ideal for families, couples and finally for groups of friends who want to live an unforgettable adventure.

 

Tour Program

 

Departures for Etna excursions are from Taormina, Letojanni, Giardini Naxos and neighbouring towns (more distant destinations to be agreed upon). Around 8:30/9:00 am, our certified guide AIGAE will come to pick you up comfortably in your accommodation.

To get on the northeastern side of Etna, the journey aboard our vehicles takes about 45 minutes and sees us cross two towns of Etna: Piedimonte and Linguaglossa, located at the foot of the volcano.

After crossing the last Etnean village, we will take the state road mare neve that will lead us to a mountain chalet (Chalet Clan dei Ragazzi), here we will have time to sip a coffee and, for those without, we will rent-free trekking shoes.

How not start this adventure on Mount Etna from the infamous eruption of 2002 that destroyed Piano Provenzana and its ski facilities and part of the Pineta Ragabo? From here, we will continue and crossing the undergrowth unique landscapes will open to our eyes: breathtaking places, lava flows, pine and birch trees will make our way to the peaks of the side craters.

An experience that cannot be described but only lived! We will reach the peaks of the famous "Bottoniera" of the lateral craters through unpracticed and particular paths. This part on the Etna is one of the most panoramic points and the best place to take beautiful photos.

Going down, the last stop on Etna but equally remarkable is the Grotta Dei Ladroni: a tunnel of lava flow in which we will enter equipped with helmets and flashlights to discover its history. Used in ancient times as a "Niviera" it has always aroused great curiosity and interest in those who wish to fully experience this part of Etna.


 

The tour

 

1 - Arrival Clan Dei Ragazzi

After about 45 minutes from the departure from Taormina, we will arrive at the Chalet, here we will take a short break for a coffee, our guide will show you the itinerary, and for those who do not have them, we will rent our trekking shoes for free.

 

2 - Visit of lava flow 2002

Visit the famous eruption that on the night between 26th and 27th October 2002 destroyed a part of Piano Provenzana (ski resort) and a large portion of the Ragabo Pinewood. We will stop to take pictures and explain the history of this flow.

 

3 - Exploration of a volcanic cave

Equipped with helmets and flashlights, we will explore a volcanic cave to discover its formation and tell you the story that it holds.

 

4 - Trekking to the discovery of craters

Unlike many other guided tours on Etna, we will take a non-tourist route (to avoid overcrowded paths) and reach the craters from a very panoramic point of the volcano. A breathtaking view will give vent to our inexhaustible desire for selfies.


 

Lunch break

At the end of the excursion we will have lunch at the Chalet Clan dei Ragazzi; (1500mt), where you can choose between a €10 menu that includes a sandwich of your choice, drink (water, cocacola, wine or beer) and dessert; a €15 menu that includes bruschetta, a first course of your choice, drink and coffee.


 

Useful information

 

FREE TRANSFER

AIGAE CERTIFIED GUIDE

TREKKING EQUIPMENT

STOP LUNCH BREAK

 

Stages of the tour

  • Stop at the Chalet for an introductory briefing.

  • Visit 2002 lava flow.

  • Trekking on the craters of Etna.

  • Exploration of a volcanic cave.

  • Lunch break.

  • Transfer Return to the hotel.

 

Period and time excursions

THIS EXCURSION TAKES PLACE ALL YEAR AROUND

EVERY DAY

 

  Departure to be agreed together between 8:30/9:00 - return 15:00/15:30.

 

  WE RECOMMEND YOU: Book in advance to guarantee the date you prefer. Free cancellation.


 

What's included

  • Roundtrip transfer.

  • Trekking on the Craters of Etna.

  • Exploration of a Volcanic Cave.

  • Visit the 2002 lava flow.

  • Free rental of trekking shoes.

  • Certified Etna guide.

 

Details

Where we meet

We pick you up at your hotel or at the place you prefer (Taormina and surroundings - others on request).

 

How to dress

Trekking or tennis shoes and suitable clothing for the season.


What we provide you

Trekking poles, trekking shoes, helmet and flashlight to enter into the volcanic cave.

 

Duration of the tour

Departure 8:30/9:00 return 14:30/15:00. The excursion is done at our own pace without any hurry to return home. Our greatest satisfaction is to leave you a fantastic memory and make you live a unique adventure!

 

Difficulty

This hike is suitable for the whole family.

 

Height difference

About 150/200 meters.


Languages spoken by the guides

lingua italiana Italian  lingua inglese English


  Book safely: no advance payment, date changes and cancellations for free!

 

Hiking map

 

How we meet


  • The guide will come to pick you up by jeep or nine-seater minibus directly at your accommodation or another agreed place (Taormina and surroundings).


  • Etna distance from Taormina: 42.5 km

  • Etna distance from Giardini Naxos: 43km


 

Questions and Answers

1 - How long is the trek?
2 - Is it necessary to have a jacket even in summer?

 

 

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Why this Etna adventure

Discover the wonders of Etna accompanied by an expert guide will surely leave you with fantastic memories of your vacation in Sicily.


 

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€  59,00
Children 1/12 years €39.00
 
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  No advance payment

Payment is made to the guide on the day of the excursion.

  Free cancellation

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OUR REVIEW

GIANLUCA VIZZINI

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 mesi fa

Una giornata adrenalinica allla scoperta di paesaggi mozzafiato! Luca è un esperto nella guida dei quad! È una guida attenta e gentile e soprattutto un gran conoscitore dei luoghi. Consigliatissimo! Da rifare sicuramente!

Silvia Santamaria

5 out of 5 stars

posted 5 mesi fa

Il tour sull'Etna e alle Gole dell'Alcantara è stato davvero bello ed emozionante. A renderlo più speciale è stata la nostra guida Denny, un ragazzo molto preparato e divertente. Se passate di qui prenotate un'escursione perché custodirete questa esperienza nel libro dei vostri ricordi più belli. Silvia e Roberto

Luigia Marotta

5 out of 5 stars

posted 6 mesi fa

La mia esperienza con lo staff Sicily Adventure è stata meravigliosa. Sono attenti, gentili, ti lasciano entrare nel mondo della natura e del bodyrafting con estrema semplicità e divertimento (premetto che io ed i miei amici prima d'ora non avevamo fatto altri percorsi) . Lo consiglio e spero di poter tornare presto

Kiara Liguori

5 out of 5 stars

posted 7 mesi fa

La nostra esperienza in quad sul parco dell'Etna è stata fantastica. Questo grazie alla gentilezza, professionalità e disponibilità della nostra guida Luca, che ci ha fatto da Cicerone in un tour di 3 ore mostrandoci luoghi davvero spettacolari! Nonostante per alcuni di noi fosse la prima esperienza in quad, Luca con la sua preparazione ci ha dato sicurezza nell'affrontare il percorso!...

Elio Pasca

5 out of 5 stars

posted 7 mesi fa

Bellissima giornata, organizzazione perfetta e precisa nei tempi. La nostra guida Giulia è stata fantastica riuscendo a tradurre in 3 lingue differenti tutto ciò che vedevamo e vivevamo..Complimenti! escursione sull’Etna e gole di Alcantara super consigliata