Excursion - Etna 2000 Morning Basic

Half Day

50EUR

Discover our Etna excursions.

On our jeeps our excursion starts following the path that develops along old and new flows, here our geological and naturalistic guides give an explanation of the volcanic apparatus of Etna and illustrate the differences between the various types of volcanoes in the world. We continue in the direction of Rifugio Sapienza (altitude 2000 m above sea level), here the landscape becomes lunar and the green woods of Etna leave room for the recent black castings (of 2002) and the lava desert. We make a first stop on the lava sand, where you can observe the latest plant manifestations such as the Astracalus and the Saponaria (succulents), and walk on the recent volcanic ash. In a few minutes we reach the Crateri Silvestri, a buttonhole formed by 5 mouths eruptive born in 1892, we make the perimeter of the craters from where you can admire the wonderful view of Catania and its gulf from 2000 m altitude s.l.m. Duration of trekking: 40 minutes, level: medium / easy. Returning aboard the jeeps proceed towards one of the most famous lava flow caves of Etna (lava tube) and here, as only in Iceland, you are captivated by the charm that a dark and deep atrium emanates. . Equipped with helmets and torches we visit the lava tunnel. Continue to Monte Pomiciaro where you can admire the majesty of the Valle del Bove, a natural balcony from which to be captivated and enchanted by the magnetism that emanates the Volcano.
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Prices

Pick-up from the village of Trecastagni, price per person:
  • from € 50, minimum three participants.
  • Kids under 12 years € 5 less. 

Price on demand for big groups.

Pick-up from Catania on demand.

Note: The price includes the insurance for each participant.

Info tour

Route: Silvestri’s Craters - Lava tube – “Valle del Bove” 
Times: 09:00 - 13:00
Difficulty: Easy
Sicilian Aperitiff: NO

Useful info

People: Specialized and passionate guides (geologist and naturists).
Languages: Italian and English (on demand Spanish and French)
Requirements: Advise against they are not in good health in special way with cardio-respiratory problems
Variations: in not good weather condition or not favourable organization the guide could choice to change something on the itinerary

Required equipment

  • Trekking shoes (sneakers in Summer time)

  • Clothing according to the season and the temperature range of 15° C.

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