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Taormina: Mount Etna and Alcantara Full-Day Adventure Tour

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Activity provider: Cassata Travel srl

Taormina: Mount Etna and Alcantara Full-Day Adventure Tour

Activity provider: Cassata Travel srl

From US$ 49.02 per person

See the lava stones and rock formations of Mount Etna on a 10-hour adventure tour, and ascend to a height of up to 2,900 meters on the volcanic mountain. Visit the Alcantara Gorges to see a canyon carved into lava stones by a river.

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Duration 7 hours
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  • Ascend to the crater of Mt. Etna
  • Marvel at the river carved lava canyon of the Alcantara Gorges
  • Enjoy views from the top of Europe's highest still active volcano
  • Ride the cable car from the Rifugio Sapienza
Full description
Experience the wild beauty of Sicily on a full-day outdoor excursion, and head into the wonders of nature to enjoy one of the island’s most impressive icons. Your first stop will be the Alcantara Gorges to see how a river dug a stunning canyon into the lava stones that spilled out of Etna. Then, head to the flaming heart of the island and attempt to reach the top of an active volcano! Stop at Rifugio Sapienza, located 2,000 meters above sea level. Here, your guide will explain some interesting facts about the mountain, the highest active volcano on the European continent. The view from the refuge is stunning. But nothing compares with the view from 2,900 meters! Those that choose to carry on will take a breathtaking ascent to the main crater by cable car and off-road minibus. Then, hike around the lunar-like lava landscape.
  • Transfers
  • Guide
  • Cable car fees
  • Alpine guide
  • Lift down to the gorge
  • Lunch
  • Anoraks and walking shoes (can be hired at 1,900 meters)
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems
  • People with respiratory issues
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Terminal Interbus Taormina Piazza Luigi Pirandello, 98039 Taormina ME, Italia; pickup time is at 8:30 AM.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Windbreaker
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Jacket

Know before you go

  •  If you suffer from asthma, have a heart condition, are pregnant, or have walking difficulties or a wheelchair, it's not advisable to go up to the 2,900 meter point. A shorter version can be taken in the resort, without the ascent
  •  Bring shorts, flip flops, towels, comfortable thick soled shoes, an extra jumper, and a wind breaker (can be hired on site)
  •  The activity level is rated moderate. It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that is also suitable for families
Customer reviews

Overall rating

2.3 /5

based on 3 reviews

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My friend and I were the first time that we used your site for excursions but we can say that we found ourselves very well. The guide was very kind to us and very clear with the explanations. Beautiful excursion. The only thing is that the site was not very clear with the fact that you made excursions only in English and that the itinerary was not clear in the ticket.

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August 29, 2019

Could have been great maybe....

Given the expensive and pre-paid nature of this excursion, you would expect a decent service. The quality of service prior to the excursion was great and a very nice lady was in touch with me to arrange the details. However, on the day the excursion bus left without us without even once trying to get in touch with us (we were 15mins late but in Sicily everything seemed to be delayed by hours sometimes), never experienced such a thing before. The service after that was very poor and nobody bothered to get in touch with us - seemed like they got paid and that's all they needed. Tried to chase the bus by car but we were given wrong instructions by our hotel and drove to wrong location on Etna. All in all, we did not attend the excursion but joined another group, luckily they were happy to not charge us again as they saw how much money we already paid for our PRIVATE excursion we had booked with Get your guide.

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August 26, 2014

The Etna tour was in Italian.

The Etna tour was in Italian. I did not understand a single word that was spoken. Complete waste of my money.

October 12, 2018

Product ID: 43254