Etna Excursion 3000, the most fascinating experience to discover volcano Etna, the hike up to 3000 meters above sea level, right at the base of the main active craters in the summit of Etna. A whole day in contact with the volcanic nature of this alive mountain, we will come and collect you at your accommodation or at the meeting point and the journey begins, driving towards the south side of the volcano. Where other companies only make you go up and down with mechanical means, for a simple one hour walk, lost in the middle of the crowd, we offer you a unique experience: starts early in the morning with a small group and our English speaking guide, for 8 hours of full immersion on Mount Etna!
On the program: a 4x4 off-road ride on old lava fields, a trek of about 4 km away from the crowds, a lunch made up of traditional Sicilian products on the volcano and finally the exploration of a lava tube (cable car and 4x4 bus Unimog tickets included). The Etna Excursion 3000 is the ideal choice for an excursion very close to the summit of volcano Etna.
After the pick-up at your accommodation or at the meeting point by our 4x4 off-road vehicles, we will reach the departure of the cable car driving towards the south side of Etna.
The excursion continue with the climb up to 2500 meters altitude by cable car then up to 3000 meters, at the base of the summit craters, with a large 4x4 bus "Unimog". In this area, very close to the summit, you will enjoy a group walk with an alpine volcanologist guide on the hot crater of the eruption of 2002. A unique opportunity to observe the possible eruptive activity, the great caldera "Valle del Bove", theater of recent eruptions and the panorama of the Mediterranean sea.
We keep on the visit with a pleasant downhill trek to visit the hot crater of the 2001 eruption. We will then get back to 2000 meters of altitude by cable car.
Lunch 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 recepies, dessert, coffee, water, Etna DOC wine. Please tell us in advance if you want a vegetarian menu or else.
The excursion ends with the exploration of a lava tube, equipped with helmet and torches.
We do daily visits on Mount Etna, for your convenience, it is also possible to arrive at our meeting point with your own vehicle and then get in our 4×4 offroad vehicles.
Our groups are always small (max. 15 people) and the guides speaks perfectly French and English. Our excursion begins early in the morning allowing you to enjoy the beauty and majesty of volcano Etna, thanks to carefully chosen itineraries and especially away from crowds.
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