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Lava fields along the way to the upper Etna slopes during a group Etna 4wd excursion
Lava fields along the way to the upper Etna slopes during a group Etna 4wd excursion.
*** Adventure 
*** Educational value

Typology: active tour with a geologist/volcanologist
Difficult: EASY
Duration: Full Day - 7.30 hours (9.00-16.30)
When: all year around
: 89.00 Euro per adult
(Group Tour). Private Tour on request - rates at the bottom page

ETNA and ALCANTARA Tour Full Day Itinerary

alcantara river gorges
Alcantara river's gorges
2002 Etna lateral craters
Etna's eruption site and NE Crater in the background

Etna and alcantara river tour  is the right excursion if you like to visit the Alcantara river gorges and the volcano in the same day. Our knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides will show the Etna landscapes and wildness, endemic flora and geological features explaining the surrounding fragile environment. Having care of it, we'll take you following off-road itineraries through Etna's lava fields always driving on tracks and walking to reach  the "Valle del Bove" Caldera's rim, immense theatre of some major last eruptions.

After the visit of the "Valle del Bove" Caldera, an easy walk (1 h and 20 minutes including return time*) to an eruptive fissure will take place. will take place. Excursion tour in off-road through the woods to one of the last lava flows (Eruption 2002). Afterwards will take place a well deserved picnic lunch with sicilian food and wine.

At about 14.00 we'll move to our next destination, the Alcantara river's gorges, through vineyards and lava fields to show you how Sicilians have lived for generations on the slopes of Mt Etna. By a trasfer of about 50 minutes we'll arrive to the public entrance of the gorges to visit the river's bed (the visit of the gorges by the private entrance is possible, but tickets have to be paid on site on your own).
Return time 17.30/18.00

* On request, a shorter walk is possible  .

Etna bizatin church
Cuba Bizantin church

Highlights: Eruptive fracture of 2002 Etna's eruption - vents and lava field | Piano Provenzana area and its destroyed touristic facilities | Valle del Bove" Caldera | Lava tunnel** (volcanic cave)|.

Geological and Nature Highlights: Eruptive fractures - vents and lava field | Etna's Caldera "Valle del Bove" | 2002 Etna eruption | Alcantara Gorges and their columnar basalts |"Pineta Ragabo" pinegrove.


ETNA and ALCANTARA  photo gallery:
  • Tour is operated in English. For other languages, please contact us.

  • Participants should wear trekking shoes suitable for rugged terrain or jogging shoes at least, and a wind-proof jacket. A rucksack can be usefull, too.

  • This excursion is graded EASY (for all ages). However, weather conditions apply (strong winds, cold and snow, even in summer).

  • All participants must be in good health (no asthma, no respitory disorders, no heart problems, no blood pressure problems).

  • Period: Excursions are scheduled throughout the entire year


ETNA and Alcantara river gorges 4wd

30% discount for children under 10 years 

Number of Persons:

1 2 3 4 5-8
Price per Person FULL DAY

215,00 Euro

145,00 Euro

115,00 Euro

105,00 Euro 95,00 Euro


Etna and Alcantara river gorges 4wd

 (not private You will be jointed with other persons)
30% discount for children under 10 years


 Full Day
Price per Person

89,00 Euro


GROUP RATES and INCENTIVES (more than 8 persons and T.O.)



Price Includes:

  • Tour escorted by a qualified geologist/volcanologist from the VolcanoTrek Team and naturalistic local tour guide

  • Equipment necessary for cave excursion (safety helmet + electric head light)

  • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel or at any other location.

  • Food and drinks-Lunch Break (only having a full day tour) with delicius sicilian food and wine (Cerasuolo di Vittoria, Nero d'Avola or Etna). Please let us know your diet (vegetarian..)

  • Complimentary information booklet and CD

  • Full accommodation search assistance

Pricing Policy:

  • 30% discount for children under 10 years

  • Prices are in Euro and are subject to change

PAYMENT and BOOKING Travel Voucher

To book email: or fill our Booking Form
T: (39) 333 2096604

For every confirmed booking you will be required to print a voucher which is presented at the destination. You will receive a link to your voucher via email once your booking is confirmed.


Info & Booking

phone:+39 333 2096604

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