from 49€ p.p
Our expert guide will lead you and reveal all those secrets that only those who live every day on the volcano can know. You will spend a whole day at the safety altitude between 2500 and 2700 m above sea level. And in the afternoon he will show you a fascinating lava cave.
Cable car station / Rifugio Sapienza
• Trekking shoes
• Insurance during the tour;
NOT INCLUDED SERVICES
• Pick-up from the hotel or another meeting point (price by arrangement)
• Tell us in advance about any special needs or health issues, such as allergies, heart disease, pressure problems, walking difficulties, handicaps. We will do our best to let you enjoy the tour to its full extent.
• Hiking at this altitude is not recommended to women over 3 months pregnant. Thank you!
!!! The tour could be modified or interrupted by the guide, in case of dangerous weather or vulcanic conditions that may undermine everyone safety.
When we meet us at the square in front of Sapienza shelter, you will already be at 1900 m, right inside the protected UNESCO site called “Etna natural Park”. Here you can buy your lunch box if you want to.
Here you will meet our guide and by cable you will reach 2500 m, where the trekking begins.
Leaving the arrival station of the cable car we will see the summit craters, and with our expert guide we will visit the craters of the eruptions of 1762, 2001, 1792, we will walk on cooled lava flows and we will face the Valle del Bove.
We will walk on lava fields, craters and lava flows of various ages and colors, on an alternation of sometimes harsh and irregular soils, other times soft and sandy.
Arriving at the lookout of the Valle del Bove we will stop for a picnic break, with the wonderful view of the summit craters, the Bocca Nuova crater and the South East crater, the fantastic panorama of the Bove valley and the whole side of the volcano, framed by the cerulean background of the Mediterranean sea.
If you like you can enjoy a food tasting of typical Etna products such as honey (the gold of Etna), pistachio, almonds or hazelnut paste, liqueurs of pistachios, almonds, hazelnuts, tangerines, melons, etc.
Let's discover what lies beneath the hard volcanic surface. We enter a crack in the ground: one of about 190 lava flow caves scattered on Etna. We begin the underground adventure by delving into the meanders of the volcano to discover its most hidden secrets, by visiting a tunnel of lava flow we see what happens inside a lava flow.
After a lengthy exploration of Mt. Etna and after having satisfied our senses, we will have reached the end of our adventure together. We wish you a god return home.
See you on the next adventure!