Tour Etna and Alcantara gorges
Tour Etna and Alcantara from Taormina: An exciting experience awaits you!Discover some of Sicily’s most stunning places with our Tour Etna and Alcantara Gorges from Taormina! Our tour offers a wonderful, interesting experience and a fun day out in a relaxed environment, and is a fantastic way to explore Etna, the highest volcano in Europe, and incredible rock formations of the Gorges of Alcantara, which is a Unesco World Heritage Site. We guarantee you a warm welcome and an unforgettable day out. Nature, adventure, and beauty lovers: join us in this experience you will never forget. After having admired the splendid views of Mount Etna from Taormina, we start our trek by crossing a lavic desert, walking through lava formations and volcanic craters to see the volcano up close. We will then discover the Alcantara Gorges, one of the must-see attractions of Sicily. Hike deep into the wilderness, experience stunning scenery, learn about Mount Etna’s fascinating history with our exciting tour! Eastern Sicily is blessed with culture, history, mountain scenery, and plenty of sunshine. Our tours are professional and fun, but at the same time always put your safety above everything else.
Explore some of the outstanding places in the world with MrExcursions! Our Tour Etna and Alcantara Gorges from Taormina take you on a journey through volcanic craters, rock formations, grand canyons, and the beauty of Taormina. We will cross a pine and birch forest on Mount Etna, enjoy spectacular views, and the breath-taking landscape of Europe’s highest volcano. We will visit a volcanic tunnel, and explore impressive areas such as the ancient Sartorius Mounts’ craters, extinct craters that erupted in 1865. We will also walk along these particular craters termed “a bottoniera”, seven marvelous aligned craters which have developed over time during Mount Etna’s eruptions. Next, we will guide you to discover the exciting Alcantara River Park and the incredible rock formations of the Gorges of Alcantara. The Alcantara river, surrounded by lava stone waterfalls, is 52 kilometers long.
- Daily tour (availability all year round)
- No Advance Payment
- Duration of the tour: about 7 hours
- Price: 69.00 €
- Spoken languages:
- Professional guide
- Technical equipment (caving helmets and walking sticks)
- Pick up at your host facility
What to bring
- We recommend layered clothing and a windbreaker and hiking shoes.
Our driver will come to pick up you at your accommodation or at the established meeting point.
Stop in Mountain Chalet
We will make a short stop for you to use the toilet and have a coffee before the start of the excursion.
Exploring the lava tunnel and the 2002 lava flow
Around Piano Provenzana, we will admire what rests of one of the largest eruptions of the last decades. We will visit a volcanic cave, a lava tube for an amazing caving experience in full safety while wearing a helmet and using a cave light. We will walk uphill along particulars craters termed “a bottoniera”, seven marvellous aligned craters which have developed over time during Mount Etna’s eruptions.
Trekking across the craters
This trek crosses the ancient Sartorius Mountains, extinct craters that erupted in 1865.
Lunch break in a chalet at an altitude of 1500 meters S.L.M.
OPTIONS FOR LUNCH:
OPTION 1: BRUSCHETTA-SANDWICH-DRINK = 10 €
OPTION 2: BRUSCHETTA-PASTA-DRINK-COFFEE = 15 €
IMPORTANT: THE LUNCH WILL BE PAID ON THE SPOT
Visiting the Alcantara Gorges
We will visit the Alcantara Gorges, located in the wonderful Alcantara River Park: the fantastic rock formations of the Gorges of Alcantara were carved over the millennia as the waters of the Alcantara River eroded columns of basalt formed by a gigantic lava flow from Etna.
End of the excursion
Our driver will take you back to your accommodation or the meeting point.
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