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Excursion from Catania to the Etna Volcano and the Alcantara River

Departure from Catania
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9 hours

Tour Type

Sea and nature






To minimize the risks associated with volcanic excursions and substantially save time and money, it is essential to be supported by a team that knows the region perfectly. Let us be the guide who will take care of every single important organizational detail of your visit and which will allow you to make this tour a truly unforgettable adventure.

Our professional guides will take you to the best places at the best times, to witness the best panoramas, choosing the safest routes and sharing their deep knowledge of Etna, its history and its geology.

We organize tours in order to guarantee comfort and safety. Each member of our team is perfectly trained to react professionally and provide you with adequate help during any situation during the excursion.

We will take care of every detail of your adventure so that you can focus on yourself and on the feelings generated by the experience lived on the highest volcano in Europe.

In addition to our passion for the area, we organize our excursions in a professional and safe way, while trying to offer you maximum comfort. Our exceptional guides will accompany you during the entire excursion, taking care of all the organizational issues and sharing their know-how, their knowledge and their experiences along the way with you.

During your excursion on Etna you can admire splendid landscapes made of ancient craters, lava flows, almost lunar territory.


  • Free pick-up at the accommodation
  • Visit of the southern slope of Etna
  • Starting from the Sapienza Refuge, excursion along a path of the Etna Park or, at your choice, visit of Etna at high altitude
  • Visit to a volcanic cave
  • Tasting of typical Etna products at an organic farm in the Regional Park
  • Excursion to the Alcantara river
  • Visit to the Alcantara Gorges



We will come to pick you up directly at the hotel or at the facility where you stay and together we will go to the Sapienza Refuge on the southern slope of Etna. We will make stops on the way to admire the most beautiful things of the volcano that perhaps you don't even expect to find. We will introduce you to the history of the volcano, its territory and we will see together the latest eruptions and the ancient Silvestri Craters of Etna.

Sapienza refuge
Sapienza refuge

Once at the Sapienza Refuge, at almost 2000 meters above sea level, you will choose whether to continue with us for a walk along one of the Paths of the Etna Regional Park, or whether to use the cable car service (cost not included) offered by the 'Etna up to 2500 meters above sea level. From there with 4x4 off-road buses you will arrive at 2900 meters to the Philosopher's Tower to admire the central crater, the South-East crater and the entire Etna landscape. Followed by the alpine guides, in total safety, you can visit the areas where the lava of the Volcano emerges.

Visit to a volcanic cave
Visit to a volcanic cave

We will then continue our excursion by visiting a volcanic cave equipped with helmets and torches. Upon returning from this wonderful day, we will make a stop in an organic production company for the tasting of honey and wines, oils and all other typical products of Etna.

The Alcantara river
The Alcantara river

At the end of the tasting, we will continue our excursion by visiting the Alcantara river, along small paths and along cultivated fields. Along the course of the river, we will meet the Gurne, natural pools with ponds and tumultuous waterfalls in the midst of beautiful vegetation, up to the ruins of the Francavilla Castle.

Alcantara gorges
Alcantara gorges

The excursion will end at the famous Gorges of the Alcantera River where we will admire the spectacular columnar basalts, lava formations created over the millennia that take extraordinary shapes and offer a unique landscape.


  • Shuttle bus
  • Multilingual escort
  • Trekking shoes (on request)
  • Helmet and torch for visiting the cave
  • Tasting of typical Etna products
  • Everything that does not appear under the item INCLUDED

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