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ETNA TOUR:
Etna’s southern and northern slopes

 
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Educational value

Excursion: ETNA TOUR: Etna's southern and northern slopes
Type: Tour with some short walk - Private Escorted Tour
Difficult: EASY
Duration: full day When: during all the year
Discount: 30% less for people younger than 10 years old  

Itinerary:
Etna craters
Valle del Bove

Vents of the 2002-03 Etna eruption

During this excursion, we'll visit the south, east and north sides of Etna volcano drammatically interested  by some recent eruptions (2002-03, 2001, 1991-93, 1983, 1979, 1971).

In the morning, after the meeting, we'll follow a short but steep path on the Etna's south slope to reach the
Valle del Bove caldera rim and observe from a panomaric point this famous and huge depression (7x5 Km). In front us it'll possible to see the main craters, the 1991-93 and the 2008-09  lava fields, and the lava flows of the several eruptions having taken place between 2011 and 2015 from the SE main crater. Return to the starting point (short trekking - 2h and 30m)
Excursion continues with the visit of a tipical lava tunnel cave*, supplied with provided helmet of emergency and torchs.

Later, by car goes on the other side of the mountain (1 hour by car) crossing woods and lave zones of the eastern side.

After a 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 (2002-2003 along the southern slopes). Infact this eruption was a radial eruption (lasting about 10 days) along the northern slopes and an eccentric eruption (lasting about 3 months) along the southern Etna slopes. Before to close our walk we'll visit the old hornitos of the 1923 eruption and the Mt. Nero (1646 eruption).

On the way back a  "bel cappuccino" wait for us in a bar of the touristic area.  

La Valle Del Bove

Cave (lava tunnel) visit

Highlights:
Valle del Bove Caldera | M.ti Silvestri |
Eruptive fracture of 1792 - vents and lava field | 1992-93 lava field | 2008-09 lava field | SE Crater | (Grotta Tre Livelli, etc) | Eruptive fracture -  vents and lava flow of 2002 eruption (north side) | the lava flows of the several eruptions having taken place between 2011 and 2015 .

*Safety helmets fitted with an electric head light 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, rope lava, pressure ridges, ect.), aa lava, formation of lava banks

 

Itinerary details


Period: Excursions are scheduled throughout the entire year (in winter, snow shoes may be required ->
Equipment Hire

Tipology:

STOP and Go Tour with two short Trekking

Difficulty:

Easy

Duration:

7 hours

Distance:

Gradient:

200 m -200m

 
RATES

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

       

 Persons

1
person
2
persons
3-4
 persons
5 - 8
 persons

Price per Person

195 Euro Eur 125  Eur 99

Eur 85

 

GROUP RATES and T.O.

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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)

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

  • Food and drinks (Lunch Break), please let us know your diet (vegetarian..)

  • Complimentary information booklet and CD

  • Full accommodation search assistance

Pricing Policy:

  • Prices are in Euro and are subject to change.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

ADDITIONAL INFO:

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

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

  • 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).

PAYMENT and BOOKING Travel Voucher


To book email: info@volcanotrek.com 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.

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