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*** Adventure 
*** Educational value

Typology: Educational tour (trekking)with a geologist/volcanologist
Difficult: MODERATE
Duration: Full Day -8 hours(8.30-16.30)
When:all year around
Price: 85.00 Euro
per adult (group tour). 30% discount for children under 10 years
Private Tour on request - rates at the bottom page

Exploring Etna caves with one of the best belgian groups of customers ever
Exploring Etna caves with one of the best Belgian groups of customers ever


Etna educational tour - The "Etna Caves and lateral eruptions"

Etna eruptive fissure - aerial view
Aerial view of the 2002 eruptive fracture
Lamponi cave on Etna volcano
Grotta Dei Lamponi (lava tunnel)

Etna educational tour is not like the usual tours designed for the tourist masses, this excursion visits places among the most beautiful and characteristic of the Etna Volcano. The itinerary starts at the town of Piano Provenzana at the base of the mountain, an area totally covered with the lava flow from the eruptive fracture in 2002. As we explore this area, we will also visit the eruptive vents dating back to the 1923 eruption and Etna’s most prominent volcanic cone, Mount Nero. Following the rapidly-descending pathway, we arrive at the modest mountain refuge at Mount Timpa Rossa. After a short break, we cross a magnificent beechgrove and arrive at the so-called ‘Passo dei dammusi’, a mountain pass covered with characteristic roped lava from the eruption in 1614-1624. Beneath this lava surface, we will explore some of the most striking lava tubes in the Etna, including "La Grotta dei Lamponi". The trek to this cavern is an easy one and as an extra safety measure, VolcanoTrek will provide each participant with a safety helmet fitted with an electric head light. On our way back, we will marvel at more spectacular Etna landscape as we follow the forest track passing the handsome pinegrove ‘Pineta Ragabo’.

Etna mountain refuge

Timpa Rossa mountain refuge

What you will see:
Eruptive fracture of 2002  - eruptive craters and lava fields | Eruptive fracture of 1923 | Mt. Nero volcanic cone (1646 eruption) | Timpa Rossa mountain refuge and surronding beech wood | "Piano Dei Dammusi" mountain pass (pahoehoe lava field of 1614-24 eruption) and its lava tunnels | Grotta Dei Lamponi* (volcanic cave) |"Pineta Ragabo" pinegrove.


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

*Safety helmets and flash light are provided by VolcanoTrek.

Itinerary details


Geological Trekking




7 ore


11 Kms


150 ms Uphill / 475 ms downhill

  • 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 (in winter, snow shoes will be provided)




Price per person: 85 euro



1 person 2 persons 3 persons 4 or more persons

Price per Person

195 Eur 135 Eur 95 Eur 85 Eur


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.


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