Explore Europe’s highest active volcano and taste the wines of eastern Sicily on a 9-hour tour of Mt. Etna and the Alcantara from Taormina. Enjoy a traditional Sicilian lunch within sight of the brooding mountain, marvel at lava flows and more.
What to Expect
Enjoy an unforgettable day trip to Mt. Etna and its active volcano, and taste the local wines of the Alcantara on a full-day tour from Taormina. Enjoy a traditional Sicilian lunch along the way.
Following a pick-up from Taormina and its surroundings, transfer by jeep or minivan to Etna Park. Explore the volcanic landscape of the park on a leisurely trek to Mt. Etna. Hike through deserts of ash and lava, before following lava-covered paths through ancient woods. See extinct craters and old lava flows.
Then, explore the volcanic underground. Go inside one of the fascinating lava caves of Mt. Etna. Enjoy lunch with wine and gastronomic tastings provided by an organic farm. Taste local delicacies and learn the secrets of wine production on volcanic land.
After lunch, transfer to the Alcantara Gorges, and discover how a thick lava flow into the Alcantara River carved the land over a thousand years ago. Walk through the shallow river, surrounded by high basaltic walls. Marvel at Mother Nature’s geometrical phenomena, before returning to the start point.
- Hotel pick-up and drop off (Taormina only)
- Transportation by 4WD Jeep
- Lunch and wine tasting
- Free rental of hiking boots, jackets (snow shoes and snow sticks in winter)
- Equipment to visit the lava cave (torches and helmets)