“Fantastic day on Etna”
... very knowledgable and passionate about Etna and has many years experience on the mountain. Raffles1_12-July15
“FUN WITH TRUSTED GUIDE”
We certainly recommend Davide as considerate and conscientious. We look forward to having the education, pleasure and value of his guidance for our next Sicilian discoveries. ElaineandJoe-USA-Apr16
“Davide is a terrific guide”
On our trip with Davide to Etna it was remarkable what a calm and authoritative guide he was. TripAdvisor-Germany-May16
“Discovery of mount Etna, an unforgettable experience!”
I would recommend a tour with Davide for everyone who's looking for a unforgettable day on one of the most fascinating spots in Italy! KaroH-June16
“Etna Tour - amazing experience”
It was one of the most memorable holiday experiences that we have had - Etna is remarkable and Davide really brings it to life. jabjpatfield-May16
“Private guided hike up Mt. Etna -outstanding!”
Everything was customized for us. We were picked up from our hotel, stopped to pick up lunch to order, and headed up the mountain to the starting point... cynthiainidaho-May16
“Etna with a difference”
...it was a surreal adventure walking through the lava ash and looking at the craters. TamaraMalta-Sep15
“Fantastic day climbing up Mount Etna”
We climbed Etna with Davide in the second half of June. We are highly impressed by how knowledgeable he is, and how passionate he is about the mountain. Tatiana952-Aug15
“Perfect tour, perfect tour guide, perfect driver”
There is a difference in a tour guide who are "just doing their job" and those who do it because of they love what they do. Davide is the latter. You won't regret booking a tour with Davide. BanagirlG-Oct14
"Etna 360 Tour"
We booked a tour of Mt. Etna with Davide based on reviews and we were very very impressed. MatthewP-July15

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Mount Etna and Alcantara Gorge
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pickup locations:  Taormina e località limitrofe
starting time:  9:00     duration:  8:00
guide language:  English     price from:  € 79,00 PP

Thanks to its impressive size and its diverse landscapes, Mount Etna offers us the possibility of organising various types of tours all throughout the year.

In fact we offer tours that involve short walks that are accessible to all, as well as trekking tours for the more experienced hikers, or treks simply for those who want to enjoy a walk through the beautiful scenery that Etna offers. Finally, we also offer tours that require minimum physical exertion but which allow you to visit some of the most unforgettable spots in the area.

Each tour will provide you with an opportunity to admire the peculiarities of the highest active volcano in Europe

The whole day tour will also include a freshly packed lunch.

However it is also possible to add an optional stop at a wine cellar where one can sample wines made from grapes harvested from vineyards situated on the volcano itself, as well as other delicacies such as cheeses and other local produce, or a Sicilian lunch in a local restaurant for enjoy traditional dishes of the season.

The full day tour can also include a visit to the Alcantara River Gorge, a place where nature and history are inextricably intertwined giving it its distinctive character.

We look forward to passing a day with you immersed in the beauty of Mount Etna, an expression of the power of nature at its best.


The schedule for the day could be as below:

- Meeting and start from a place agreed upon to (we can pick you up in Taormina, Giardini Naxos, Castelmola),

- Drive to Etna North, where we walk through a path to the craters of  2002 side uruption and we will see also the effect of this eruption to local people life, which is still last distructive lava flow (estimated distance about 4/5 km , estimated time 2/3 hours, elevetion +200 meters),

- An underground experience into a Lava tube (helmets and torches are provide),

- A short visit to Castiglione di Sicilia (a small medieval town overlooking the Alcantara valley),

- A visit to the Gole Alcantara (Alcantara Gorge), an impressive gorge between two basalt lava cliffs,

- Return to the meeting place.

 

Etna Summit Area - 3000 meters
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pickup locations:  Taormina e località limitrofe
starting time:  9:00     duration:  8:00
guide language:  English     price from:  € 155,00 PP

!!!IMPORTANT NOTICE!!!

!!!AT THE MOMENT WE CAN UP UNTIL 2750m NOT HIGHER!!!

THIS TOUR MAY INCLUDE VISIT ABOVE 3000 METERS (ABOUT 10000 FEET). IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES, PERSONS WITH ASTHMA AND/OR A HEART CONDITION THAT IS AFFECTED BY HIGH ALTITUDE ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THIS TOUR. ALSO FOR YOUR PERSONAL SAFETY, THE HIGH ALTITUDE PART OF THE TOUR MAY HAVE TO BE ALTERED OR CANCELED WITH OR WITHOUT NOTICE DEPENDING ON VOLCANIC ACTIVITY.

!!!THIS TOUR IS SUBJECTED TO BE CHANGED DAILY BY THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES RESTRICTIONS!!!

This is the most exciting excursion you can have on Mount Etna. The “crateri sommitali” (highest craters) are so called because they are placed at the highest altitude it is possible to reach on Etna. Looking, hearing, breathing, “tasting” the main scenery on Etna, close to its most active craters, has no equal. The route starts from an altitude of 1900 meters above sea level which is reachable by car. Then, you can take the cable way which allows you to reach the height of 2500 meters and from there, up to 3000 meters by an off-road vehicle (about 25 seats). During the tour, it is possible to plan a visit to one of the flowing-lava caves as well. Going inside them, in the bowels of the volcano where melted lava flowed, we are able to comprehend the eruptive activity and its evolution. We would like to remind you that, from time to time, we adapt the tours to the preferences and needs of the participants. Usually, the whole day tour will also include a freshly packed lunch. However it is also possible to add an optional stop at a wine cellar where one can sample wines made from grapes harvested from vineyards situated on the volcano itself, as well as other delicacies such as cheeses and other local produce, or a Sicilian lunch in a local restaurant for enjoy traditional dishes of the season. We look forward to passing a day with you immersed in the beauty of Mount Etna, an expression of the power of nature at its best.


 The schedule could be as below:

- Start at a designated meeting point (we can pick you up in Taormina, Giardini Naxos, Castelmola);

- Driving upon Etna and transfer by Mount Etna cableway and then, we will walk up to about 3000 meters altitude;

- Walking on path (the distance is previously agreed with the participants);

- Back at the lower station of Mount Etna cable way;

- Visit of a lava cave;

- Short visit on the lava flow dating back to the great eruption of 1992;

- Return to the meeting place.

Discovery Etna South
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pickup locations:  Taormina e località limitrofe
starting time:  9:00     duration:  7:00
guide language:  English     price from:  € 69,00 PP

This is one of the most "classic" tours on Etna. "Etna Sud" is, indeed, one of the most visited places of the volcano perhaps because some of the most famous craters, “Silvestri” craters, lie close to the road you must follow to go up at an height of 1900 metres above sea level. In addition, just from this point, the Etna cable-car leaves allowing you to reach the highest altitudes on Etna, thanks also to a further transfer by jeep. During this excursion, a visit to one of the lava caves on Mount Etna can be planned. Thanks to them, by entering into the volcano's bowels where molten lava flowed, we are able to understand the mechanisms of eruptive events and their development. Please, note that, from time to time, we customize our tours according to preferences and needs of the participants. Proposed hikes on this side will vary according to the seasons, so taking into account the presence of snow in the ground. Thus, even in this case, the tours are different in type and difficulty level. In fact, we are able to propose you both short and easy walks, fit for everyone, and demanding hikes fit for more experienced people or those who want to walk through the gorgeous Etna sceneries. Finally, we also offer very easy tours which require a small physical effort but still allow us to admire unforgettable landscapes. In any case, you will be able to delight in the peculiarities of the highest active volcano in Europe, starting from the oldest lava flows now covered by thick woods, going on with extinguished craters, until the most recent lava flows still black and barren which give us an idea of the volcano's power. Please note that, from time to time, we customize tours according to preferences and needs of the participants. The whole day tour will also include a freshly packed lunch. However it is also possible to add an optional stop at a wine cellar where one can sample wines made from grapes harvested from vineyards situated on the volcano itself, as well as other delicacies such as cheeses and other local produce, or a Sicilian lunch in a local restaurant for enjoy traditional dishes of the season. We look forward to spending a day together sunk in the magic world of Etna's lava flows, ancient expression of nature's power.


The schedule for the day could be as below:

- Meeting and start from a place agreed upon,

- Driving upon the southern slope of the volcano,

- Guided walk on path for observing the caratteristic of this complex volcano (estimated distance about 4/5 km , estimated time 2/3 hours, elevetion +200 meters),

- Underground time into a lava cave (helmet and torces are provide),

- Return to the meeting place.

Discovery Etna North
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pickup locations:  Taormina e località limitrofe
starting time:  9:00     duration:  7:00
guide language:  English     price from:  € 69,00 PP

 


The schedule for the day could be as below:

- Meeting and start from a place agreed upon,

- Driving upon the northern slope of the volcano,

- Guided walk on path for observing the caratteristic of this complex volcano (estimated distance about 4/5 km , estimated time 2/3 hours, elevetion +200 meters),

- Underground time into a lava cave (helmet and torces are provide),

- Return to the meeting place.

This side, thanks to its exposure, is the greenest of Etna and the presence of Birches (Betula Aetnensis) with their silvery-white trunks makes it even more attractive. Among the visible flows, the most relevant is the one produced by 2002 eruption which poured out just on “Piano Provenzana” and buried the only road useful to reach the lift. During this eruption, which lasted various weeks, several eruptive vents arose in a line according to the characteristics of Mount Etna “bottoniere". Its length is around 2 km and it is placed at 1900 up to nearly 2500 metres above sea level. Our guide services on this side will vary according to the seasons, so taking into account the presence of snow in the ground. Thus, even in this case, the tours are different in type and difficulty level. In fact, we are able to propose service guide you both short and easy walks, fit for everyone, and demanding hikes fit for more experienced people or those who want to walk through the gorgeous Etna sceneries. Finally, we also propose very easy walks which require a small physical effort but still allow us to admire unforgettable landscapes. In any case, you will be able to delight in the peculiarities of the highest active volcano in Europe, starting from the oldest lava flows now covered by thick woods, going on with extinguished craters, until the most recent lava flows still black and barren which give us an idea of the volcano's power. Please note that, from time to time, we customize our guide service according to preferences and needs of the participants. The whole day tour will also include a freshly packed lunch. We look forward to spending a day together sunk in the magic world of Etna's lava flows, ancient expression of nature's power.

 
 

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