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Etna and Alacantara Gorge

  • Visit Mount Etna and the Alcantara Gorges;
  • Explore the forest with a trekking;
  • Walk to the top of some craters;
  • Explore a lava Cave;
  • Enjoy the landscape of the Alcantara Valley;
  • Visit the Alcantara river and the Canyon;

Visit Etna and the Canyon of Alcantara.

An excursion to Mount Etna and the botanical park housing the Canyon of the Alcantara is a must while traveling in Italy. Sicily Active with a full-day tour will take you to discover the highest active volcano in Europe, the Alcantara river, and the beautiful Alcantara gorge. Among all the available tours from Taormina and Catania, this day excursion, like even the Etna Wine and Alcantara tour, has the best quality-value to be found around. On our tour, we will take you through the lush vegetation of Mount Etna and underground to explore a lava cave. With an easy hike, we are going to explore some spectacular ancient lava flows; we will climb some stunning craters listed in the UNESCO World Heritage and see the unique volcanic Canyon of Motta Camastra with suggestive black walls up to fifty meters high funneled by the clear water of the Alcantara river. Of all the excursions, this is the ideal one for a family with young kids or those who wish to visit Mount Etna and the Alcantara gorges with a single trip. Remember to take some shorts and flip-flops for the afternoon visit to the river. Half-day excursions are also available.

Escursion Details

Our Mount Etna and Alcantara Tour start at 8:30/9:00. A guide will pick you up at your hotel, in Taormina, surrounding towns, or Catania with a 9 seat minivan or a jeep. Along the first hour, you will cross two mountain villages, enjoy the beautiful view of the slopes of Mount Etna's forest, and admire Sicily's most stunning nature. Once on Etna, our excursion stops at 1500 mt. above sea level, in a mountain chalet for a coffee break. Soon after we enjoy an easy trekking of two hours on a trail winding through a pine forest and up to the summit of some craters overlooking the mediterranean sea. Before lunchtime, our guide will take you underground to explore a geological wonder, a cave formed during one of the volcano's many eruptions. Lunch will be served in a restaurant inside a pine forest. If you wish you can eat your own food or buy for ten euros a full meal, including wine. In the afternoon, we will be heading to the beautiful Alcantara gorge. Here you can chill out by the river, enter the Canyon, and walk inside the river's cold water. Who wishes to can upgrade the excursion with an adrenaline experience of Body Rafting and River trekking. Our full-day excursion between Mount Etna and the Alcantara it's scheduled to finish around four-thirty.

Itinerary

  • Taormina, sourroundings or Catania;
  • Mount Etna;
  • Two hours walk;
  • Visit of a Cave;
  • Lunch break;
  • Alcantara River;

Take, flip flop and shorts for Gorges of Alcantara River;

Useful information

  • Pick up 8:30/9:00;
  • Drop off 4:00/4:30;
  • Tour lenght 8 hours;
  • Trail lenght 4 km;
  • Walk 2 hours;
  • Altitude 1800mt;
  • Minimum age 4;
  • Level. Easy;

What's Include

  • Transport;
  • Guide;
  • Walking poles;
  • Ticket to the Gorge;
  • Trekking on Etna;
  • A visit to Gole Alcantara;
  • On request Trekking boots;

What to Bring

  • Comfortable shoes;
  • Rucksack/Bag
  • A Jacket
  • Flip Flops/River shoes.

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