ETNA OFF-ROAD EXCURSION

Half day

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Tour description

Discover one of the most beautiful natural treasures in Sicily: Mount Etna, one of the world’s most active and iconic volcanos. Our half day Etna off-road tour will take you at the heart of the mountain’s untouched nature, recently listed as a UNESCO World’s Heritage Site, where you can visit some of the most suggestive extinct craters, caves and solidified lava flows. Join Dream Island on this adventure and don’t miss the thrill of an off-road tour on Mount Etna during your stay in Sicily.
Tour itinerary:
A minivan (max 8 people) will collect you and take you to our jeeps, and we will drive up the mountain on the notorious Mareneve road, acclaimed by the National Geographic as one of the 70 most picturesque routes in Europe. We will travel through ancient solidified lava flows (sciare) and the pine forest (Pineta Ragabo) till we reach the front of the lava flow from the 2002 eruption. We will then continue on foot, starting at an altitude of 1650 metres, trekking through stunning birchen paths to discover the Sartorious craters, a long line of extinct craters commonly known as ‘bottoniera’. We will reach a point at 1700 metres altitude from which you can admire the breath-taking panorama encompassing the turquoise waters of the Ionian Sea and the stunning mountainous ranges of the Nebrodi and Peloritani. Before going back to base, you will take part in an exciting excursion inside the “Grotta dei Ladroni” cave; flashlights and helmets will be provided.

Location

Etna

Departure time

9:00

Return time

14:00

Price

  • Adult (ages 10 and up): € 60,00
  • Teenagers (aged 3 to 10): € 45,00
  • Children (under 3 years): Free of charge

Tour duration

5 hours

Path length

4,5 km

Altitude

 1650-1780 mt

Period

All year rounds

Difficulty

Easy

What is included

  • Transport
  • Guide
  • Insurance
  • Visit to a cave
  • Off road
  • Trekking
  • Shoes on request
  • Sticks
  • Helmet
  • Torch
  • Water bottle

What to bring (recommended equipment)

Hiking/gym shoes, bag, hat

Means of transport

  • Suv or minivan
  • Trekking walks

Minimum number - Maximum number

  • Minimum number: 2
  • Maximum number: /

Customizable

Yes

Pick-up

Free pick-up and drop-off are possible at the hotel or at a set point.