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ETNA VOLCANO'S GRAND TOUR:
 Summit area and last eruptions

 
*** Adventure
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Educational value

Excursion: The Etna Volcano - Summit areas and last eruptions
Type: Private Tour with escort, car and  4WD bus to the summit areas - STOP and GO Tour with a short Trekking
Duration: Full Day
When: Since April until November
Discount: 30% for children under 10years.  

Itinerary:
Etna craters
ETNA's main craters
Explosive vent of the 2001 Etna eruption

This excursion, permits a complete overview of Mt. Etna, and in particular of the 2002-2003 eruption. We'll visit the south side (*), the summit areas (up to 2900ms), the estern and northern slopes of the Etna volcano.

In the morning, from Rifugio Sapienza (1900m), begins the tour toward the main zones (2900m), by the cableway and the 4WD bus. It arrives at the foot of the majors craters where it's possible to visit the eruptive vents of the 2002-03 (south side), placed on the southern side of the mountain.

Being at the top of them it will be possible to see a beautiful view of the huge volcanic amphitheatre of the "Valle del Bove", main craters and surrounding areas than we'll go back the Rifugio Sapienza by cableway.

The excursion continues with the visit of a tipical lava tunnel cave, supplied with provided helmets and flash lights.

* the order of places visited during the trip may change or some of them can be deleted based on the volcanic or weather conditions.

Later, will go to visit the northern slopes of the Etna volcano (40 minutes by car) crossing forets and lave fields of the eastern side.

After a pic-nic lunch break, arrived at Piano Provenzana, a short hike will make possible to visit the others eruptive vents, created from the eruption of the 2002 along the northern slopes. Infact this eruption was a radial (north slope) and eccentric (south slope) eruption with more than one eruptive fracture on different side of Etna. Crossed it we'll visit the old hornitos of the 1923 eruption and the Mt. Nero (1646 eruption).  

Etna lava tube

Cave (lava tunnel) visit

Highlights:
M.ti Silvestri |
Eruptive fracture of 2001  - vents and lava field | Eruptive vents and lava flow of 2002-03 eruption (south side) | Main Craters | 1792 Lava field and volcanic caves* (Grotta Tre Livelli, etc) | Eruptive fracture -  vents and lava flow of 2002-03 eruption (north side).

*Safety helmets fitted with an electric flash lights are provided by VolcanoTrek.

Geological and Nature Highlights
: Lava trees, Hornitos, Eruptive fractures, Cinder cones, Spattern cones, Monogenic cones, Volcanic bombs, Pahoehoe lava (including: slabby lava, ropy lava, pressure ridges, ect.), aa lava, formation of lava banks

Itinerary details


Period: Since April until November

Tipology:

STOP and Go Tour with a short Trekking

Difficulty:

Easy

Duration:

7 hours

Distance:

Difference:

1000m by 4wd bus

 
RATES

RATES for individuals and small groups (private escorted tour) 
30% discount for children
under 10 years

  PRIVATE TOURS  

 Persons

1
person

2
persons

3-5
persons

6 - 8
persons

Price per Person (adult)

199 Euro Eur 135 Eur 115

Eur 95

EXTRA Cableway + 4WD Bus Ticket (63,00 EURO) to the summit area

GROUP RATES and T.O.

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Pricing Policy
:

  • Prices are in Euro and are subject to change.

Price Includes:

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

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

  • Courtesy service Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel or at any other location in the Etna or Catania areas. Please ask for different locations.

  • Food and drinks (Lunch Break) 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

Price does not include:

  • Cableway + 4x4 Ticket (63,00 EURO) to the foothill of main craters.  
ADDITIONAL SERVICES

ADDITIONAL INFO:

 

  • Tour is operated in English. For other languages, please contact us.

  •  All participants must be in good health.

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

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

 
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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.

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