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Sicily: Mt. Etna, Wine and Alcantara Tour

Sicily: Mt. Etna, Wine and Alcantara Tour

From US$ 110.84 per person

Enjoy a full day of adventure and discover two of Sicily's most mesmerising natural wonders; Mount Etna and the Alcantara Gorges. Go on a trek with your experienced tour guides who will help you uncover the beauty of these majestic landmarks.

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Duration 8 hours
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English, Italian
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Trek up Mount Etna and reach an altitude of 2000-meters
  • Enjoy lunch in a nice winery
  • Visit the natural wonder of Alcantara Gorges
  • Witness lava formations centuries old
Full description

Start your Sicilian adventure by meeting your guide in Catania, either at your accommodation or another agreed-upon location. Take a brief, scenic drive to either the Sartorius craters or the 2002 crater on the Northeast side of Etna.

Be introduced, through your knowledgeable guide, to the fascinating world of volcanic phenomena. Walk through ancient woods, extinct craters, and old lava flows. Witness deserts of lava and ashes, peculiar lava formations, and traces of previous eruptions. Reach a maximum altitude of 2000-meters.

Have the opportunity to explore a volcanic cave like the Grotto del Ladroni or Grotta Cassone. Stop at a nice winery up along the mountain road for a genuine Sicilian lunch (lunch includes appetizer, first course, water, and wine) outdoors or indoors dependent on weather.

Visit the Alcantara canyons, formed thousands of years ago due to lava flow that invaded the bed of the Alcantara river. Enjoy the spectacular scenery and bathe in the Alcantara River. End your day back in Catania where you were picked up.

Includes
  • A professional and passionate naturalist guide
  • Transportation from your hotel with a minibus or Jeep from Catania
  • Lunch, water and wine
  • Insurance
  • Equipment (helmets and torches)
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • People with heart problems

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    • Passport or ID card

    Not allowed

    • Oversize luggage
    • Alcohol and drugs

    Know before you go

    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Trekking shoes and jackets are available for free at the moment of the booking if requested
    • Infant seats are available on request if requested at the time of booking
    • Please advise of any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking
    • Vegetarian, vegan, and celiac options are available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • The tour includes insurance
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 143 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Transportation
      4.7/5
    • Value for money
      4.6/5
    • Safety
      4.8/5

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    Our guide was a studied volcanologist and geologist. He was incredibly engaging and friendly. Etna was very active on that day, so we were very lucky and had a fantastic experience. Food and wine was also amazing. Very nice and cozy place. Alcantara was also worth the trip. Very good value for money. Small group, hiking equipment was offered for free. Thank you for this unforgettable experience! Expectation was exceeded.

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    September 21, 2021

    The Etnea Tour was amazing! Our Guide Teresa was very kind and knew a lot of the volcano. She picked us up at our hotel and could answer all of our questions about history, landscape, people & culture of Sicily - especially of Catania. She also gave us recommendations of other places to see. Etnea was/is definitely worth a visit. We have also seen the caves what was interesting. The wine and food tasting was a nice experience and had a good taste. Gole Alcantara after the gustatory was very stunning and absolutely refreshing after a long day full with new experience and impressions. If you are in Catania this tour should be on your To Do List. Thank you a lot Teresa - it was amazing!

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    July 24, 2021

    From the evocative landscapes of Etna to the fascinating geometries of the Alcantara gorges, between tastings of local products and wines with the scent of Sicily, we spent an enchanting day of hiking. Certainly this experience would not have been the same without the guidance of Joel, a boy of very rare knowledge and passion. His historical and geographical notions, the stories of myths and legends of his land, the preparation on the flora and fauna, have made our excursion not only a great visual experience but also and above all a life experience that has enriched our baggage. cultural and our hearts.

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    July 18, 2021

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