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Day trip (destination A to B)
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
Start your day trip by boarding your air-conditioned coach in central Taormina, and then relax on the 1-hour journey inland to Mount Etna, the island’s brooding – and spectacular – nemesis. Set in the middle of a national park, Europe’s highest active volcano dominates the Sicilian landscape around it.
Hop out of your coach at the base station Rifugio Sapienza, and then enjoy roughly three hours at leisure to trek independently around the foothills of Mount Etna. The area is covered with hiking trails that zigzag in all directions, and your host will happily point you in the right direction for the Monti Silvestri Craters – two small, yet impressive, craters near the base station.
If you want lunch before or after your hike, visit Rifugio Sapienza’s restaurant. Food and drinks are at your own expense, but the restaurant offers a good selection of hot and cold snacks.
Eager to visit Mount Etna upper crater? Upgrade to skip the three hours of independent time and head to approximately 3,000 meters height with an alpine guide, instead. Ascent by cable car up to 2,500 meters and continuing on board jeeps up to the authorized crater zones at approximately 3,000 meters with the assistance of licensed guides of the CAI (Italian Alpine Club); stop to admire the eventual activity of the summit craters in a safety zones according to weather conditions.
Then, return to Taormina in the comfort of your air-conditioned coach. Your day trip finishes with a drop-off at the start point.
Transport by air-conditioned coach
Professional multilingual guide
Food and drinks
Wind jackets and boots rental
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
Warm clothes and comfortable shoes are recommended
Please contact the supplier to reconfirm the excursion at least the day before and to get more information about the closest pick-up point
The high-altitude ascents are not indicated for heart passengers, asthmatics and pregnant women.
Please note that for your safety, all excursions to Etna do not reach the edge of the main craters and customers are always kept on a safety zone.
This tour is operated in English, German, Italian. All 3 languages will be spoken during the tour.
The main departure place for all excursions is the Bus Terminal at Via Pirandello in Taormina. Please be at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before departure time. Pick-up is also available in the areas of Taormina by the sea, Giardini Naxos, Recanati and Letojanni. Please contact the supplier to reconfirm the excursion at least the day before and to get more information about the closest pick-up point.