Mount Etna and Wine Experience in Sicily for Two

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Why we included this experience:

  • Trek through the ‘lunar’ landscape around the sides of Mount Etna, an active volcano 
  • Explore the lava caves at its base to learn about Etna’s unique evolutionary history
  • Enjoy Sicilian lunch and famous local wine tasting

Experience description

This exhilarating half-day tour begins with a fun 4x4 Jeep ride across bumpy trails. Disembarking at the foot of one of the world’s most active volcanos, twice the height of Vesuvius, you’ll walk through woodland to the huge Valle del Bove, seeing orchards and vineyards along the way, which benefit from the nutrient-rich soil here. Venturing into the bowels of Etna, the lava caves which are said to contain the forges of Hephaestus, and where legend has it Zeus once trapped the monster Typhon, you’ll learn how the volcano was formed, and the legacy of past eruptions.

Following a fascinating walk across this memorable landscape and a typical Sicilian lunch for you, accompanied by locally-produced volcanic wine. Afterwards, visit the Alcantara Gorges. Thousand of years ago, thick lava flowed into the Alcantara river. Walking through the shallow river, surrounded by high basaltic walls, you will marvel at Mother Nature’s geometrical phenomena.


Highlights:

  • An unforgettable walk through the volcanic landscape of Mt Etna and the Valle del Bove
  • Exploration of the lava caves to learn about Etna’s unique history
  • A delicious Sicilian lunch spread, with local wines at hand

What's Included:

  • Lunch and famous local wine
  • Walking shoes and coat, if required
  • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel or B&B in Taormina or surroudings
  • Insurance

Good to know:

  • Comfortable clothing, and shoes/boots suitable for trekking are required. This Is Etna can provide coat/boots free of charge if necessary
  • Tour may be subject to cancellation if volcanic activity is predicted
  • In summer, light clothing, sunscreen, and a sweatshirt or light coat are recommended
  • In winter, clothing and footwear suitable for harsh weather including rain and snow is necessary
  • Please specify and dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Tour duration approx 9 hours

Experience details

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Experience reviews: (1)

Anonymous

Very nice and knowledgeable guide. Overall a very fun experience


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