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Catania: Mount Etna Volcano and Alcantara Park Tour

Catania: Mount Etna Volcano and Alcantara Park Tour

From $92.63 per person

Discover the natural beauty of Mount Etna’s volcano along a full-day guided tour of the stunning Alcantara Gorges.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Italian, English, Spanish, French, German, Russian
Pickup included
Get picked up from your accommodation in Catania and the surrounding area. If you're located outside the pickup area, contact the local partner to organize a transfer service at an extra cost.

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the ancient craters, lava caves and breathtaking landscapes of Mount Etna volcano
  • Taste some traditional Sicilian cuisine at Etna village
  • Enjoy free time at Alcantara Gorges
  • Swim in the refreshing waters of the Alcantara
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With an expert guide by your side, discover the Mount Etna volcano, sitting at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level. Explore ancient craters, lava flow caves, and admire the breathtaking landscape of the Ionian coast. Enjoy a traditional Sicilian meal and free time time to explore Alcantara Park at your leisure. Dissected by the Alcantara river, Alcantara Park is a location brimming with unique vegetation, lava rock formations, and columnar basalts formed by the icy waters of the Alcantara. During the warm season, cool yourself off by taking a refreshing dip in these pristine waters or just stroll alongside the river.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Multilingual local guide
  • Lava cave visit
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sandals
  • Hiking shoes
  • Jacket

Know before you go

  • Due to ongoing COVID-19 virus preventative measures, the lava cave visit and lunch are temporarily suspended. More time will be dedicated to hiking and the visit to Alcantara with free time during the lunch break.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 29 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    3.9/5
  • Value for money
    3.7/5

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Interesting and nices guides, who were able to explain us all in french. In the middle of the tour we have been given the choice between two ways, which allowed us to do the tour we wanted. The etna was impressive, seen from a very good place with no other tourists. The caves of Alcantra where also worth the view, even if the water was very cold. Would recommend this tour

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August 4, 2021

Theresa ist eine sehr gut Führerin! Sie spricht gut englisch, fährt sicher den alten Minivan durch das Gebiet und hat sehr viel Ahnung! Man konnte sie alles fragen und wusste sehr viel! Sehr interessant und sehr zu empfehlen! Auch die Alcantara Schlucht ist super schön! Es gehen sehr viele Treppen runter, aber die sind es allemal wert! Wie konnten zwar nicht baden, weil es kurz davor geregnet hatte und doch kalt war, aber ich habe es mir nicht nehmen lassen durch das seichte Wasser zu laufen! War ein toller Tag!

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September 12, 2021

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Pasamos un muy buen día en el Etna y Alcántara. La guía era muy buena, de un pueblo cercano y se notaba que conocía el volcán, fue muy interesante escucharla. Hablaba buen español. Sin embargo no esperes una gran ruta de senderismo por el volcán, pues se trata sólo de un pequeño recorrido explicado, y si ésto es lo que quieres te recomiendo hacerlo por tu cuenta. El tour te permite conocer una cueva de formación volcánica, que probablemente no hubiésemos visto sin ellos. Finalmente, es completamente recomendable ir a Alcántara, aunque aquí el tour no aporta más que el transporte, por lo que puedes plantearte hacerlo por tu cuenta si te viene mejor. Para ello llévate ZAPATILLAS de deporte o Cangrejeras para poder meterte en el río (y unas para cambiarte después), porque si no lo pasarás mal con las piedras. Esto deberían avisarlo en la organización.

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September 10, 2021

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