Easy
Difficulty
8h
Duration
4+
Minimum age
EN, IT
Language

Ready for a crazy adventure? Then put on your best pair of hiking shoes and enjoy our Etna and Alcantara Gorge Excursion! Just imagine, in one day you will experience the thrill of climbing the highest volcano in Europe and explore the lunar scenery of the Alcantara Gorges, where nature has shaped the landscape with chaotic harmony.

From the side craters of the side of Mount Etna, from where you can enjoy breathtaking landscapes, to the narrow, wet gorges of the natural Alcantara canyon, the passage is anything but short. But the guides who will accompany you know the area well and will not rush you: the excursion will be calibrated according to your pace, with the only intention of making you experience an unforgettable adventure.

The guides will pick you up directly from your hotel or wherever you are comfortable, in the surroundings of Taormina with a jeep or a comfortable van, you will be taken to the starting point. First, you will head for the north side of the volcano, where you will discover the Mareneve, an impressive trekking and biking trail and continue to the place where the 2002 lava flow, which destroyed the surrounding area, occurred.
After walking for a while among pines, birches and lava flows, it will be time to put on your helmet and take out your torch, because you will enter the Grotta dei Ladroni (“” The Cave of Thieves””), a dark and fascinating lava flow tunnel: this is adventure! After a welcome lunch break, it will be time to explore the Alcantara Caves, where the lava flows, while cooling quickly have created unique scenarios of superb beauty.

Strange but true, this excursion is accessible to everyone and requires no special skills. In addition, the guides will take care of the equipment, they will equip you with a helmet, trekking poles and torch. And if you don’t have a suitable pair of shoes at hand, they will provide you with one for free. I mean, there’s no excuse: the adventure awaits you!

Recommended clothing and equipment Trekking/tennis shoes, shoes or sandals for those who want to enter the water at the Alcantara Gorges, clothing suitable for the season (if you do not have, trekking shoes will be provided), headgear, backpack, water, food, solar Protection
What’s included
Hiking poles
Trekking shoes for those who do not have them helmet and torch to enter the volcanic cave.
Additional information
Free Transfer
The guide will pick you up in a jeep or bus 8/9 places directly from your accommodation or another previously agreed place (Taormina and surroundings). On request we can consider other pick up places together.
The meeting point will be determined after booking
The experience is also available in exclusive mode for groups and private tours, contact us for more info
Cancellation policy
Green

Prices

Etna and Alcantara Gorges excursion for adults € 69.00
Etna and Alcantara Gorges excursion for children from 4 to 12 years old € 39.00
Taormina, ME

The guide will pick you up in a jeep or bus 8/9 places directly in your accommodation or in another place agreed in advance (Taormina and surroundings). On request we can consider other pick up places together.
The meeting point will be determined after booking.

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