Spend a half-day discovering geological features of the Etna volcano including lava streams, volcanic caves, and craters. You’ll take a hike to see the features of a recent lava flow, and enter a volcanic cave to learn how tunnel flows are created.
What to Expect
Start out your Etna excursion on a low-to-medium-difficulty geological trail, where you’ll be able to observe the features of a recent lava flow.
This unique 5-hour tour of the volcano begins with a pick-up at your accommodation. There are 2 departure options: the Catania/Taormina area, and the Zafferana/Riposto area.
You’ll have the opportunity to enter a volcanic cave to see how lava creates a tunnel flow. This type of cave is the result of the fast cooling of the lava, creating a crust of thermal insulation that keeps the internal temperature of the lava as high as 1,000 degrees Celsius.
Next, you’ll see both the exterior and interior structure of a volcanic crater. Craters are created by explosive volcanic activity that produces ash and builds a cinder cone.
Before returning to your accommodation you’ll enjoy a free tasting of typical local products.
- Helmets with head lamps (for volcanic cave visit)
What's Not Included
- Tickets for the cable way, museums, adventure parks and anything else not included in the item "What's included"
Parking area of Parco Comunale in Zafferana Etnea
Know Before You Go
If weather conditions are not good or there are potential hazards, the tour may be canceled.
This option only includes pick-up from the Catania area and the Taormina area. For pick-ups outside of the booked option extra charges will apply.