ETNA AND SEA

GUIDED TREKKING TOUR AND SNORKELING IN MARINE PROTECTED AREA

Multilingual Guide

7 Hrs

Naturalistic Itineraries

Highlights:

 

  • Arrival at Rifugio Sapienza

  • Visit of crateri Silvestri (1892)

  • Trekking through natural path of Parco dell’Etna or Etna high altitude option

  • Visit of a lava cave with helmets and lamps

  • Sampling of typical products in a biological farm

  • Snorkeling in the Marine Protected Area of “Isole dei Ciclopi”
Pick up & Drop off
Multilingual guide
Trekking shoes (on request)
The kit for visiting the Cave
Sampling of typical products (honey, wine, oil etc.)
Entrance to the Lido
The kit for snorkeling

Summary


Discover Etna from the sea side, where the volcanic activity began, and snorkel in the seabed of Aci Castello.

What You Can Expect


 

After being picked up from your hotel you will head for Rifugio Sapienza, stopping in certain view points on the way up. The guide will give you all the information you need about the history and the territory of the volcano and you will visit the sites of the last eruptions and the old Silvestri Craters.

From Rifugio Sapienza (1920 mamsl) you can choose one of the following options:

  • Do some trekking in one of the nature paths of “Parco dell’Etna”, up to 2000 m.
  • Buy the Etna high altitude option: from Rifugio Sapienza you will take the cable car and reach, in 15 minutes, 2504 meters. From here you will continue with special 4×4 minibuses and reach, in 20 minutes, 2900 meters (Torre del Filosofo). You will find your self in front of a scenery stretching right down to the sea. Here it will be possible to admire the great central crater, the South-East crater and the historical lava flows that characterize the landscape of Etna. With the alpinist guides you will visit the places where the life of the volcano flourishes, in full safety. You will return to Rifugio Sapienza by minibus and cable car.

The excursion will continue with the visit of a lava cave with helmets and torches.

The next stop, on the way down, will be Zafferana, where you will visit one of the most famous organic farms for a delicious sampling of typical products such as honey, wine, oil etc.

You will continue by visiting the beautiful lava sea beds of Aci Castello (Marine Protected Area of “Isola dei Ciclopi”) where, thanks to the snorkelling equipment, you will admire the first eruptions of the ancient volcanic complex of Etna, where nowadays the typical flora and fauna dwell. Lava ropes, columnar basalts and pillow lavas will be the unique scenery for an unforgettable excursion.

When


English, German, Spanish, French and Italian every day at 8:30am from the 1st of June to the 15th of September;

Departure point


Pick up from your Hotel in the centre of Catania.

 

Please specify your Hotel in the booking notes, this is very important.

Additional info

 

  • Suggested Equipment: Windbreaker, Tennis shoes, Hat, Sunglasses, Bathing suite and Towel;

 

  • Take some water with you;

 

  • Remember to indicate in your booking notes your Hotel for pick up;

 

  • No refund will be accepted for no shows or late arrivals.

Voucher info


You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity

Local operator information


Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind

Cancellation Policy


If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee

Schedule and Pricing


Available every day in English, German, Spanish, French and Italian from the 1st of June to the 15th of September;

 

 

Prices:

 

Adult (12-99)        € 80,00

 

Child (3-11)          € 56,00

 

 

Our pricing is constantly updated to ensure you always receive the lowest price possible – we 100% guarantee it –

Optional

 

2.500 metres Cable Car € 30,00 per person;

 

3.000 metres Cableway + 4×4 Minibus + local Alpinist Guide € 64,00 per person.

ETNA AND SEA

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After being picked up from your hotel you will head for Rifugio Sapienza, stopping in certain view points on the way up. The guide will give you all the information you need about the history and the territory of the volcano and you will visit the sites of the last eruptions and the old Silvestri Craters.

From Rifugio Sapienza (1920 mamsl) you can choose one of the following options:

  • Do some trekking in one of the nature paths of “Parco dell’Etna”, up to 2000 m.
  • Buy the Etna high altitude option: from Rifugio Sapienza you will take the cable car and reach, in 15 minutes, 2504 meters. From here you will continue with special 4×4 minibuses and reach, in 20 minutes, 2900 meters (Torre del Filosofo). You will find your self in front of a scenery stretching right down to the sea. Here it will be possible to admire the great central crater, the South-East crater and the historical lava flows that characterize the landscape of Etna. With the alpinist guides you will visit the places where the life of the volcano flourishes, in full safety. You will return to Rifugio Sapienza by minibus and cable car.

The excursion will continue with the visit of a lava cave with helmets and torches.

The next stop, on the way down, will be Zafferana, where you will visit one of the most famous organic farms for a delicious sampling of typical products such as honey, wine, oil etc.

You will continue by visiting the beautiful lava sea beds of Aci Castello (Marine Protected Area of “Isola dei Ciclopi”) where, thanks to the snorkelling equipment, you will admire the first eruptions of the ancient volcanic complex of Etna, where nowadays the typical flora and fauna dwell. Lava ropes, columnar basalts and pillow lavas will be the unique scenery for an unforgettable excursion.

When:

English, German, Spanish, French and Italian every day at 8:30am from the 1st of June to the 15th of September;

  • Pick up & Drop off
  • Multilingual guide
  • Trekking shoes (on request) 
  • The kit for visiting the Cave
  • Sampling of typical products (honey, wine, oil etc.)
  • Entrance to the Lido
  • The kit for snorkeling

Additional info:

 

  • Suggested Equipment: Windbreaker, Tennis shoes, Hat and Sunglasses, Bathing Suite and Towel;

 

  • Take some water with you;

 

  • Remember to indicate in your booking notes your Hotel for pick up;

 

  • No refund will be accepted for no shows or late arrivals.

Departure point


Pick up from your Hotel in the centre of Catania.

 

Please specify your Hotel in the booking notes, this is very important.

Local operator information


Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind

Cancellation Policy


If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee

Schedule and Pricing


Available every day in English, German, Spanish, French and Italian from the 1st of June to the 15th of September;

 

 

Prices:

 

Adult (12-99)        € 80,00

 

Child (3-11)          € 56,00

 

 

Our pricing is constantly updated to ensure you always receive the lowest price possible – we 100% guarantee it –

Optional


 

2.500 metres Cable Car € 30,00 per person;

 

3.000 metres Cableway + 4×4 Minibus + local Alpinist Guide € 64,00 per person.