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 "volcanic" picnic lunch through lava fields and even 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. The temperature at 3000 meters in summer is about 15 °/ 25 °, while at the beach the thermometer displays between 35 ° and 40 ° degrees, so you will spend a nice day in the cool.
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. 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.
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 current eruptive activity, the great caldera "Valle del Bove", theater of recent eruptions and the panorama of the Mediterranean sea.
The excursion will continue with a pleasant downhill trek to visit the hot crater of the 2001 eruption. We will reach the base of this crater for a picnic lunch made-up of traditional Sicilian products with a magnificent view of the "Valle del Bove". We will then get back to 2000 meters of altitude by cable car. The excursion ends with the exploration of a lava tube, equipped with helmet and torches.
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.
From October to May, the price of this excursion will change on 300,00 € per person. The picnic will be replaced by a lunch in a mountain refuge on volcano Etna.
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