Depart every Monday around 8:30AM/Return 3:30PM
Small Group tour guaranteed with minimum 2 people
Pick-up at Syracuse hotel
The highest volcano in Europe and among the most active in the world, with its 3327 meters of height, dominates the whole region with its size. Its spectacular eruptions and the consequent fiery lava flows have always been a source of attraction for visitors from all over the world.
In June 2013 Etna was declared one of the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, as a natural World Heritage site, due to its geological peculiarities. Appreciated in the summer by hikers to visit the active craters, the volcano offers in winter the amazing possibility of practicing, even a few kilometers from the sea, even snow sports. The various hiking trails climb along the natural paths of the Etna Park, through woods and orchards, up to the highest altitudes with unmissable views of lunar landscapes, ancient lava flows and caves. The first leg of the Etna tour is Rifugio Sapienza (1920 m asl), but during the journey, going up from the city, you will make short stops in some of the most characteristic points, discovering at the same time the history of the volcano and its territory.
From Rifugio Sapienza, you will have two opportunities: continue trekking through one of the Etna Park Paths, up to 2000 meters, accompanied by our guide; alternatively choose the option “Etna Alta Quota” (not included and bookable as extra service).
EXTRA SERVICE: Etna Alta Quota – Etna Top
To be paid directly on the spot
Thanks to the telecabine service offered by the Etna cableway, you will reach up to 2504 meters and then, with special 4×4 off-road vehicles, you will reach the Torre del Filosofo, at an altitude of 2900 meters above sea level. From here you can admire the imposing central crater, the South-East crater and the historical lava flows that characterize the Etna landscape, in a scenario suspended over the sea.
This service is subject to weather conditions.
This tour is guaranteed with minimum 2 people.
Please be ready from 8:30am at your Hotel Lobby.
This is a multilanguage tour (Italian and English guaranteed).
This tour will be operated by a local supplier (all details after Confirmation).
The supplier reserves the right to cancel trips under exceptional circumstances or for insufficient number of participants even after Confirmation. In such cases passengers will be promptly informed and offered an alternative tour and if the tour is a lower or higher cash value passengers will be take care to pay difference or will receive a refund. If passengers will refuse the alternative tour, the full amount paid will be refunded.
TOUR CODE: LIFEETNA