Etna Summit Craters

180EUR

Description

The most popular excursion for those with a mountaineering spirit and wants to reach the top of the volcano to observe the summit craters of Etna. The excursion includes the ascent with cable car and special 4x4 bus from the southern side of Etna (a common mean with other hikers) up to about 3000 meters, from this altitude we continue trekking on a path of about 2 km and 350 meters difference positive in height to reach the edge of the Central Crater to closely observe the impressive spectacle of the most smoking craters. The group of our participants will be provided with a nature guide provided by our agency, which will provide interesting information and curiosity about the volcano during the itinerary. The proposed standard route includes a descent of 800 meters in altitude up to the cableway station, where the cable car will be taken to return to the parking lot.
This itinerary also includes a visit to a lava flow cave (lava tube) to life the experience of entering an extinct lava flow and then perfectly understanding the dynamics of one of the most fascinating phenomena in nature. The excursion is organized in collaboration with the alpine volcanological guides as required by current legislation. Each of our excursions ends with the Sicilian aperitif: pane 'cunsatu' (home-made bread filled with fresh tomatoes, cheese, first salt and olives) and red or white wine from Etna.


N.B .: The excursion to the summit craters, in consideration of physical commitment and altitude, is suitable only for people in good physical condition and well equipped.
It is totally forbidden to those who are not used to walking at high altitude and have any physical and especially cardio-vascular problems

The guides reserve all necessary actions to avoid compromising the outcome of the group excursion, if the indications regarding their physical condition and equipment are not respected. This itinerary in consideration of the variability and unpredictability of the places and the type of excursion can undergo variations without warning.
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Prices

Pick-up from Trecastagni, prices per person:

  • € 180, minimum 4 participants (ALL INCLUSIVE)

For groups over 15 people price on request.

Departure from Catania on request

Notes: The price includes the cost of the services of the Etna cableway and the compulsory alpine guide of € 85 for each adult.

IMPORTANT NOTES: Excursions to the summit craters, in consideration of physical commitment and altitude, are only suitable for people in good physical health, well equipped (if necessary we have shoes and jackets) and boys who have at least 10 / 12 years of age and used to walking. The guides reserve all necessary actions to avoid compromising the outcome of the group excursion, if the indications regarding their physical condition and equipment are not respected. This itinerary in consideration of the variability and unpredictability of the places and the type of excursion can undergo variations without warning.


Extras: Nolo shoes (€ 5), jacket (€ 3) Hiking boots (€ 2).

Info tour

Route: Central Crater - Valle del Bove - lava flow cave
Hours: 08.00am - 4.00pm
Difficulty level: Hard
Route level: EE

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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