Pick-up (Taormina and Nearby Area)
We will pick you up outside/nearby your accommodation in Taormina or in its close vicinity between 8.30 and 9.00 AM; depending on the accommodation’s location, we will organize a convenient meeting point. Each of our vehicles can accommodate up to 8 participants.
Guided Trekking At 1800 - 2000 Mt. on Etna North
It takes about one hour to arrive on Etna North to our camp base. Once there, you will firstly get to know better the guide and the itinerary of your morning on Etna. Then, you will take the needed equipment for the hike (we can provide trekking boots and jackets upon request). After that, our expert naturalistic guide will take the lead, walking you through ancient woods and extinct craters and introducing you to the spectacular volcanic phenomena occurred over time; similarly, you will learn about the typical and unique flora of the North-Etnean area and the many facts related to the volcano. While marveling at the beauties of Mount Etna, you will hear all about its folks and their traditions, discovering the link between man and nature. The trekking part will last 1 hour and half – 2 hours.
Afterward, we will provide you with helmets and torchlights to get in the volcanic underground and visit one of the striking lava caves of our volcano; during this part, the guide will explain origins, characteristics, and uses of the of this fascinating volcanic phenomenon.
Finally, we will offer you a delicious snack in a mountain hut. A sandwich made with typical products will be paired with local wine; then, you will have a home-made dessert and a taste of sweet almond wine (vegan/vegetarian/gluten-free options available upon request).
At the end of the Etna Half Day Tour, at around 3.00/3.30 PM, the guide will drop you off at the starting point.
Included in the booking Naturalistic English-speaking guide (geologists, volcanologists, forestry-experts or agronomists); pickup and transport, snack, insurance and equipment.
Languages English and Italian. Spanish and French are available upon request, if informed with adeguate notice
Recommended equipment We can provide windproof jackets and hiking boots, although, if possible, we suggest you wear your own hiking boots or training shoes as you already know they fit well. In case you don’t have any you can borrow our shoes and jackets for free.
Requirements This activity is suitable for people of all ages with good health conditions. We don’t recommend participation to those who are not in a good state of health, especially to those suffering from cardio-respiratory conditions.
Itinerary changes The itinerary might be subjected to variations due to factors such as weather conditions and/or if deemed necessary.