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Etna 3000 Tour*

Within reach of the majestic summit craters

*due to volcanic activity currently only allowed up to 2850m

Etna 3000 Tour*

Within reach of the majestic summit craters

*due to volcanic activity currently only allowed up to 2850m

Etna 3000 Tour*

Walk along the rim of the huge 2002 craters

*due to volcanic activity currently only allowed up to 2850m

Etna 3000 Tour*

Huge lateral craters and lava flows demonstrate Etna’s destructive power

*due to volcanic activity currently only allowed up to 2850m

Etna 3000 Tour*

Unknown North Side: Tour through Lunar Landscapes and Green Forests

*due to volcanic activity currently only allowed up to 2850m

Etna 3000 Tour*

A tour of superlatives. We discover everything Etna has to offer:

 

  • View directly onto the summit craters
  • Valle del Bove
  • Huge lateral craters
  • Eruptions from 2002, 1923 and 1911
  • Black Lava Desert & Lava Bombs
  • Robbers’ Den

*Due to current legislation, we are currently only allowed to go up to 2850m.

Etna 3000 Tour

  • Meeting point at Etna
  • Transportation in 4 x 4
  • Breakfast
  • Equipment

* Children under 13 years pay 20€ less!
Children under 3 years free of charge!

Etna 3000 Tour incl.

  • Pick-up & return transport in the Catania / Taormina area
  • Transportation in 4 x 4
  • Breakfast
  • Equipment

* Children under 13 years pay 20€ less!
Children under 3 years free of charge!

Highlights

Stand right in front of Etna's huge main craters on our Etna 3000 tour!

View of the summit craters

With 4 x 4 vehicles we go up high, to 2850 metres to Pizzi Deneri.

The huge summit craters loom directly in front of us and are within reach:

  • the former highest point of Etna, the Northeastern Crater, and
  • the current highest point: the Southeastern Crater.

 

Discover the Valle del Bove, one huge lava desert, on our Etna 3000 tour!

Valle del Bove

We are standing right on the precipice, on the edge of the mighty Valle del Bove on the eastern side of Mount Etna.

It was formed by the collapse of the former, even higher peak of Mount Etna.

Formerly a green valley, it is now one huge lava desert.

Learn about volcanic activity, the dangers of Etna, monitoring methods and much more on our Etna 3000 tour!

Volcanological Obervatorium

Mount Etna is an extremely diverse volcano. Our guides explain the different volcanic activities, the dangers of Etna and the countless monitoring methods.

On Pizzi Deneri we see the volcanological observatory of INGV Catania; the only observatory on Etna still standing. The observatory on the south side, Torre del Filosofo, was completely destroyed in 2002.

On our Etna North Crater tour we walk on the rims of the huge craters created by the 2002 eruption.

The huge craters of 2002

25 craters were created during the 2002 eruption, a line of fire split the entire slope at that time (Cerniera di Fuoco del 2002).

We hike to the largest of these craters and walk along the crater rim. From there we survey the vast scale of the craters and lava flows that have poured over the entire hillside in different directions.

A few centuries ago, this cave provided shelter for 4 robbers. On our Etna North Crater tour we now discover the secrets of this lava tunnel.

Lava tunnel

At the end of the tour we get to know another fascinating formation created by Etna: when an eruption ends and the right conditions prevail, the inside of the lava flow empties and a cave is formed.

Equipped with helmets and torches, we discover one of Etna’s numerous lava tunnels.

Important information about the tour

MEETING POINT

  • At the Mareneve kiosk in Piano Provenzana (view on Google Maps). There are sufficient (paid) parking spaces available.

RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT

  • High trekking shoes (low shoes get a lot of sharp volcanic sand in them) and long trousers or high socks. When you put the socks over your shoes, they prevent sand from getting into your shoes, like gaiters.
  • Clothing appropriate to the weather and altitude, in layers: during the winter season snow clothing incl. Gloves and hat; in summer windbreaker, cap, sunglasses and sunscreen
  • 1.5 l water per person
  • Packed lunch
  • Camera

SERVICES INCLUDED

  • Insurance during the entire tour
  • Authorised English-speaking guide (tour guide/AIGAE excursion guides with BLSD certificate)
  • Transportation with 4 x 4 vehicles to 2850 metres for 69 € per person (59 € for children)
  • Equipment: trekking poles, windbreakers, backpacks, helmets, lamps and hiking shoes (please let us know your shoe size when booking)
  • Breakfast
  • Tasting of typical products: Honey, cream, liqueurs

SERVICES NOT INCLUDED

  • Everything that is not listed under “Services included”

SERVICES ON REQUEST

  • Pick-up from hotel or other meeting point (price by arrangement)
  • Trekking shoe rental

IMPORTANT MESSAGES

  • Please inform us in advance of any special circumstances: health problems, allergies, heart disease, blood pressure problems, limited mobility, disability. We will find the best solution for you for an unforgettable day on Etna.
  • We do not recommend activities at this height for women from the third month of pregnancy onwards.
  • Changes may occur or the tour may be cancelled if the guide deems it necessary if weather or volcanic conditions threaten the safety of the group.
  • Of course, all our staff are fully vaccinated for your and our protection.
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