Excursion

Etna Night Tour – Stargazing Experience

Etna trekking sunset and stars

Excursion information

Location Etna North-Est
Altitude 1800/2000 mt.
Duration 6.00 -11.00 P.M.
Difficulty Light to Medium
Departure From Taormina and surrounding areas (Giardini Naxos, Castelmola, Letojanni). For those coming from other places, we'll organise meeting points.
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Pick-up (Taormina and Nearby Area)

We will pick you up outside/nearby your accommodation in Taormina or in its close vicinity (depending on the accommodation’s location, we will organize a convenient meeting point) between 6.00 and 6.30 PM. Each of our minivans can accommodate up to 8 participants.


Guided trekking at 1800 – 2000 m. - Etna North

It takes about one hour to arrive on Etna North. First, you will stop to get to know better the guide and the itinerary; you will also take the needed equipment for the hike. We will then begin the trekking route, in the magical atmosphere and colours of the sunset, accompanied by our guide who will lead you through ancient woods and extinct craters, explaining the various volcanic phenomena that have occurred over time.

Once it will get dark, you will enjoy an Etna night walk under a sky full of stars with our torchlights: with a laser pointer, our guide will name and explain the different constellations, giving you lots of information about the night sky

On the full moon nights, the atmosphere will be even more fascinating as you will see the nature around you illuminated by the soft light of our satellite.

You will have the chance to see the nocturnal fauna that populates the volcano and, with a bit of luck, Etna in activity that fascinates and enchants with its lava show at night.

The trekking part will last 2/2,5 hours.


Light dinner

We will enjoy a glass of red wine and a packed light dinner while marvelling at the stars.


Drop-off

At the end of our tour Etna Night Tour – Stargazing Experience, at around 10.30/11.00 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, light dinner, insurance and equipment.

Languages

English and Italian. Spanish and French are available upon request, if informed with adeguate notice.

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.