Experience the true magnificence of Etna with this amazing experience in Sicily. Visit the craters, the lava flows and the lava caves of Etna, sample the products of famous organic farm and explore the beautiful town of Taormina, all in this splendid tour of Etna and Taormina.
Start the most wonderful journey into the soul of Sicily, an unforgettable experience that will show you the beauty of the island and its amazing cultural heritage.
You will be picked up from your hotel in Catania, and driven up the splendid Mount Etna to Rifugio Sapienza at almost 2000 meters. The tour of Etna and Taormina will be the ultimate activity in Sicily, allowing travelers to uncover the history of Etna and its eruptions, as well as the stunning panoramas from the mountain.
Up on Mount Etna, you will have two options to explore the sights. You can either take the nature path to 2000 meters, doing some trekking to admire the landscape or you can take the cable car that will take you to 2500 meters.
You will be able to reach the very heights of the mountain by continuing with a 4x4 minibus up to 2900 meters, where you can visit the unbelievable craters of Etna. You will also get to admire the panorama of Etna all the way down to the sea, an outstanding sight. The tour of Etna continues back down to Rifugio Sapienza, where you will visit a fascinating lava cave with helmets and torches.
You will also have the unique opportunity to visit the famous organic farm Zafferana, where you will get to sample the most delicious traditional products like honey and wine. Our amazing Italy experience continues towards the beautiful town of Taormina.
On the way to Taormina, you will stop for an enchanting visit of the “Isola Bella”, an idyllic wildlife reserve that is connected to the coast by a thin strip of sand. You will admire the stunning beauty of this place and have the chance to swim in the clear blue water. The next stop will be the charming town of Taormina, discovering its most fascinating and beautiful attractions.
The tour of Taormina will give you the chance to admire the highlights of this spectacular destination, including the Corvaja Palace, the Old Theatre, the Clock Tower, the Fortress Cathedral, the Duke of St. Stephen Palace and many more. You will also get the chance to buy a nice souvenir in the most famous shopping streets of Taormina.
Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
We recommend comfortable clothing and shoes, suitable for an outdoor excursion. Also bring your swimsuit and a bottle of water.
Once arrived at the "Rifugio Sapienza" you can choose to continue to trekking up to 2000 meters, accompanied by our guide, or you can purchase the "Etna high-altitude" (optional), through which you will arrive to a height of 2,504 meters (30 € per person), or with a special 4x4 jeep you can reach the "Tower of the Philosopher" at an altitude of 3000 meters (62 € per person).
In Taormina, you can join some optional tours: the Greek Theatre (8 € per person) or the Museum of Arts and Popular Traditions (2.60 € per person).