Excursion on the mount Etna and the Alcantara gorges, with products tasting
Sicily

Excursion on the Mount Etna and the Alcantara Gorge from Catania or Taormina

9 h
Day Trips & Excursions
Semi-Private
difficulty Easy
Walking
Wheelchair Not Accessible
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Activity to the Etna Volcano and the Alcantara Gorges, with organic products tasting

Experience magnificent sights and legends of Etna with a unique activity from Catania or from Taormina. Join this enchanting tour of Etna and Alcantara, exploring the heights of the volcano and visiting the most fascinating places, while also discovering the splendid attractions of Alcantara River.

Excursion on the mount Etna and the Alcantara gorges, with products tasting highlights: 

  • Unique tour of Etna and Alcantara River from Catania or Taormina
  • Admire the unique panorama of Sicily from the top of Etna
  • Learn about the past and present of Etna and the surrounding area
  • Visit an organic farm in Zafferana and taste their products
  • Discover the beautiful landscape of the Alcantara River
Description: 

Uncover the amazing secrets of the majestic Etna, a place of myth and legend that has dominated the island of Sicily for thousands of years.

Experience the magnificent Etna volcano and its ancient tales

This tour of Etna and Alcantara starts from Catania or from Taormina, where we will pick you up from your hotel and start the transfer towards Etna. The magnificent volcano will be waiting with unforgettable tales and stunning panoramas. You will first reach Rifugio, at almost 2000 meters, stopping along the way to take in the beautiful views of the island from above. You will also get to learn more about the history of the Etna volcano and its surrounding area, the last eruptions and more amazing things.

Visit the most impressive attractions of the imposing Etna volcano

The tour will continue on the Etna volcano and you will have to options to continue. You can either choose to hike along one of the nature paths of the natural park up to 2000 meters, or you can take the cable car from Rifugio Sapienza to about 2500 meters and continue with a special 4x4 minibus to the impressive Torre Del Filosofo, at 2900 meters.
From there, you will have an unbelievable panorama of Etna down to the Sea. The tour will also allow you to visit the famous craters, the lava flows and lava caves, guided by experienced alpinists in complete safety.

Discover the magical beauty created by the Alcantara River

On the way off the mountain, you will also have the opportunity to visit the an organic farm in Zafferana Etna, famous for its delicious products like honey, wine and oil. The next highlight of this wonderful tour will be a tour of the Alcantara River, exploring the splendid scenery it creates. Walking along the cultivated farms along the river, you will have the chance to admire the natural ponds and waterfalls of Alcantara, known as Gurne, with lush vegetation.
You will also discover the ruins of the Francavilla Castle. The tour of Alcantara River will conclude with a visit of the impressive gorges created into the lava basalt of Etna, creating unbelievable rock formations. This tour is the perfect option to discover the natural beauty of the mighty volcano and its legends.

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