Visit Mount Etna
Tour Etna North : A day dedicated to visit Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe, ancient craters and lava flows, lunar landscapes and lush forests, houses encircled by lava flow, spectacular views, volcanic caves to explore on this Tour Etna North.
Trip to Etna that start early in the morning in a small group; Etna guided tours, with our English speaking guide, a full immersion on this magnificent visit of Mount Etna!
Tour Etna North - schedule:
We will drive you trough few of the little villages on Mount Etna towards the North side with our 4x4 off-road vehicle; forest mixed at old lava flows fashioning this amazing landscape till the known wide caldera called "Valle del Bove", a vast depression bounded by steep walls with a roughly horseshoe shape and open on the eastern flank of Mount Etna massif, here we take an easy walk, its the ideal place to spot eruptions with the summit craters right in front.
Trip to Mount Etna, that continues with the caving exploration of a lava tube, a tunnel known as "Grotta dei Ladroni" or "Grotta della Neve", a prehistoric lava flow now enriched by an Etna birch forest. The tunnel was used to store snow during winter and then to be used, in the hot season, in the ice trade used mainly for refrigeration, but also for ice cream and sorbets. Etna guided tour with our experienced qualified Mountain Leaders who will provide all caving equipment needed such as helmets and torches to ensure a safe visit.
Next step of the Tour Etna North is an easy hike on the large eruptive system of multiples craters named Sartorius, eruption dated 1865. This excursion to Mount Etna allow you to understand the different types of eruptions that can take place on volcanoes and witness the so called "bottoniera" of 8 linked craters. You can enjoy the magnificent view of the Ionian Sea and Taormina from Mount Etna.
During the morning we planned a coffe break in a chalet at the base of the sky resort where you can consume your sandwich. On site is possible to buy sandwiches, drinks, desserts, coffee.
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.
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.
In winter all excursions may vary on timetable and schedule following the weather and snow covers conditions.