Mount Etna Excursions
Etna Excursion 3000 : the most fascinating experience to discover the volcano, Etna guided tours, up to 3000 meters above sea level, right at the base of the main active craters in the summit of Etna. Etna Excursion 3000, a whole day in contact with the volcanic nature of this alive mountain. Trip to Etna that starts early in the morning with a small group; Etna guided tour, with our English speaking guide, for 8 hours of full immersion on Mount Etna!
Mount Etna visit, schedule :
Jeep excursions to Mount Etna, off-road ride on old lava fields; Trekking tour Etna, an easy trek of about 4 km away from the crowds, a picnic lunch made up of traditional Sicilian products and finally the caving experience of a lava tube. The Etna Excursion 3000 is the ideal choice for an excursion very close to the summit of volcano Etna. Mount Etna tours from Catania or Taormina area, that begins with convenient pickups at most hotels and resorts or to specifics easy meeting point where you will get on our 4x4 off-roads vehicles.
We will reach the sky resort at the South side of Mount Etna, where then by the use of cablecar and 4×4 vehicles called “UNIMOG”, we will reach the 2900 mt of altitude. Etna Excursion 3000 begins here, very close to the summit with an enjoyable group walk with an Alpine Volcanologist Guide who will lead us around the crater edge of the eruption dated 2002. A unique opportunity to have also a closer look at the summit active craters of Mount Etna with its fumaroles and sulphuric soil, the great caldera "Valle del Bove", theatre of recent eruptions and the panorama of the Mediterranean sea.
Etna tour, keeps on with a pleasant downhill walk on volcanic ash and the most recents lava flows, to go and reach an overlooking spot to the wide caldera, place where we going to stop for a picnic lunch and finally the hot crater of the 2001 eruption. Once at the ski station, we end back down by cablecar, where then, after a short transfer, we ends the Etna Excursion 3000 with the caving experience of a lava tube, equipped with helmet and torches.
Volcanoes are places of particular interest, either when they are inactive, with their rough and lunar landscape, and when they are in activity, with fiery scenarios that arouse, together, fear and curiosity. Etna stand-up more than others, for its size and for its almost incessant activity, visible from land and sea, and for its long history that crossed with the ancient Mediterranean civilisations.
In winter all excursions may be subject of changes due to weather and snow covers conditions. From early November to late May, due to the presence of snow covers, the ascent and descent to 3000 meters of altitude is achieved only by cable car, no trekking planned.
Mount Etna tourist information
Picnic lunch only in summer : if you have not been able to prearrange a picnic lunch, along the way we will make a stop in order to let you get some of the traditional Sicilian products, you will be followed by our guide, who will advise you on the various local products.
Lunch in winter time: will take place in a charming restaurant called "Villa Dorata", a former princely residence built in 1900. The menu is rich in flavours and essences of the Sicilian tradition: starters, a pasta dish made with traditional Sicilian recipes, dessert, coffee, water, Etna DOC wine. Please tell us in advance if you want a vegetarian menu or else.
Mount Etna Excursions, knowing that we do only small groups (max 12 pax); Etna guided tours, with experienced qualified Mountain Leaders that speaks perfectly more than one language. Tours to Mount Etna that starts early in the morning allowing you to enjoy the beauty and majesty of Mount Etna, thanks to carefully chosen itineraries and especially away from crowds.