Etna + Alcantara full day

TOUR: ETNA + ALCANTARA FULL DAY

- HIGHLIGHTS: 1) VOLCANIC GORGES UNIQUE IN THE WORLD AND SMALL WATERFALL OF ALCANTARA WITH THE POSSIBILITY TO RELAX AND SWIM IN ITS CLEAR WATERS; 2) RELAXING WALK IN VOLCANIC PATH AND AND VISIT TO ANCIENT CRATERS WITH EXTRAORDINARY PANORAMA; 3) LAVA FLOW FROM 2002, LAST DESTRUCTIVE ERUPTION OF THE VOLCANO AND TOURISTIC VILLAGE OF PIANO PROVENZANA COVERED BY THIS LAVA; 4) CAVE ORIGINATED BY THE VOLCANO WITH FASCINATING HISTORY.

TOUR CAN BE CUSTOMIZED CONSIDERING THE SMALL GROUPS IN THE TOURS OF MAXIMUM 4 PARTICIPANTS.


- TIME: FROM 8.30 TO 18 (FLEXIBLE TIME CONTACTING US). FULL DAY TOUR.

IN THE TOUR HALF DAYS IS DEDICATED TO ALCANTARA AND HALF DAY TO ETNA (IN FREE ORDER).


- DIFFICULTY LEVEL: TOUR SUITABLE FOR EVERYBODY, ADAPT FOR FAMILIES, CHILDREN AND SENIORS WITH A MINIMUM WILLINGNESS IN WALKING. IT IS NOT NEEDED TO KNOW HOW TO SWIM.

Wonderful Alcantara gorges
Wonderful Alcantara gorges
Wonderful Alcantara gorges
Wonderful Alcantara gorges
The entrance to the canyon
Wonderful Alcantara gorges
Wonderful Alcantara gorges
Inside the canyon
Wonderful Alcantara gorges
Wonderful Alcantara gorges
Massive lavic walls with basaltic prisms unique in the world
Wonderful Alcantara gorges
Wonderful Alcantara gorges
A small waterfall
Wonderful Alcantara gorges
Wonderful Alcantara gorges
Wonderful Alcantara gorges
Wonderful Alcantara gorges
Basaltic prisms unique in the world
Wonderful Alcantara gorges
Wonderful Alcantara gorges
Some small waterfall
Wonderful Alcantara gorges
Wonderful Alcantara gorges
Wonderful Alcantara gorges
Wonderful Alcantara gorges
Some small waterfall
Wonderful Alcantara gorges
Wonderful Alcantara gorges
Some small waterfall
Walk on flank craters on Etna
Walk on flank craters on Etna
Walk on flank craters on Etna
Walk on flank craters on Etna
Walk on flank craters on Etna
Walk on flank craters on Etna
Walk on flank craters on Etna
Walk on flank craters on Etna
Walk on flank craters on Etna
Walk on flank craters on Etna
Great view from the top of the craters
Walk on flank craters on Etna
Walk on flank craters on Etna
Several flank craters and at the top the summit craters
Walk on flank craters on Etna
Walk on flank craters on Etna
Several flank craters and at the top the summit craters
Walk on flank craters on Etna
Walk on flank craters on Etna
Great view from the top of the craters
Volcanic cave on Etna
Volcanic cave on Etna
Entrance to the cave
Volcanic cave on Etna
Volcanic cave on Etna
Going inside the cave
Volcanic cave on Etna
Volcanic cave on Etna
Here the lava was flowing at around 1100 degrees
Volcanic cave on Etna
Volcanic cave on Etna

VIDEOS OF THE PLACES VISITED

THE WONDERFUL ALCANTARA GORGES

(CREATIVE COMMONS)

WALKING ON ANCIENT ETNA CRATERS SORROUNDED BY AN UNIQUE VOLCANIC LANDSCAPE

EXPLORING A MAGNIFICENT VOLCANIC CAVE CREATED BY A PREHISTORICAL ERUPTION

THE UNCOMPARABLE BEAUTY OF ALCANTARA GORGES FROM A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE

ON THE LAVA FLOW FROM THE 2002 ERUPTION WITH A BIG CONTRAST BETWEEN FORESTS AND LAVA

TOUR INCLUDES:

- Pick up and drop off from/to your accommodation free of charge (you do not pay it).

- Visit to the magnificent Alcantara gorges through its fresh water with the possibility to swim (tickets included). 

- Walk through small Alncatara waterfalls and pools with the possibility to relax in natural Jacuzzi.

- Walk in a volcanic path on Etna and visit to some lateral craters with stunning volcanic landscape and unforgettable panorama.

- Visit to the lava flow from 2002, last big eruption on Etna which destroyed the touristic village of Piano Provenza (visited).

- Visit of a beautiful volcanic cave with an interesting and fascinating history (helmets and torches provided for free).


DESCRIPTION OF THE TOUR:

After the pick up from your accommodation or in a prearranged meeting place, we travel by vehicle in the legendary Alcantara river, one of the few examples in the world of a river that crosses lava flows. We explore its famous gorges, volcanic canyons created by the water and of uncomparable beauty. We take the opportunity for a nice swim in its crystal clear waters. Nearby we visit small waterfalls and small natural pools where we can relax sitting inside them.

On Etna we visit some lateral craters reached by a beautiful volcanic path between rich forests and desolate lava fields; the volcanic landscape shows itself in its immense beauty and the panorama from the top of the craters remains indelible in the mind. It is also visited the lava flow of 2002, which is the last destructive eruption of Etna, and the tourist village of Piano Provenzana completely covered by lava during this event. Finally we will explore a volcanic cave originated by a prehistoric eruption and characterized by unique geological formations and a fascinating history.


Visited places will be presented with explanations, images, videos and historical documents.

WHAT TO BRING AND ADVICES:

- Trekking or at least tennis shoes, pullover, windbreaker, water (at least 1.5 liter per person), something to eat if needed (however there will be a break in some local café with tasty and affordable local products). Concerning Alcantara rive: , hat, sun cream, sunglasses, swimming suit, towel, flip-flop or better sea-shoes, spare socks and shirt.

- Tour in Alcantara river is really easy, it requires only small walks and it is suitable for children, families and seniors. For those who want it, it is possible to swim in some part of the river, but it is not necessary to know how to swim as most of the river is not deep. Paths on Etna are easy and suitable to everybody who haven't problems in walking.

- Tour can be customized as the small group of only 4 participants in total.


FOR ANY DOUBT ABOUT EQUIPMENT OR TOUR, DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT US. 

PRICES (PER TOUR WITH MAXIMUM 4 PARTICIPANTS - ALL INCLUDED, NO EXTRA COSTS):


- 1 person: 79 €.

- 2 people: 79 € each person.

- 3 people: 79 € each person.

- 4 people: 75 € each person.


Prices include all transports for free, local and licensed guide, insurance, trekking poles, helmets and torches for the cave. If needed, it is possible to receive pullovers and windbreakers for free.



TOUR CAN BE CHANGED OR DELETED DUE TO BAD WEATHER CONDITIONS OR UNPREDICTABLE CIRCUMSTANCES.

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Background photos by Giuseppe