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Itinerary
Leave your Taormina hotel in the early morning, and travel to the foothills of Mt. Etna.

After just an hour on the road, you’ll arrive at the volcano’s base for a guided hike around the beguiling lava formations, craters, and trees that typify Mt. Etna’s surrounds. When you’ve had your volcano fix, continue to a nearby lava cave and peer into its dark corners, courtesy of a head torch.

Take a break for lunch, savoring three courses of tasty Sicilian fare with wine grown in the Mt. Etna region. As you eat, you’ll learn about the mineral-rich volcanic soil that gives the wine its unique characteristics.

Continue to the natural ravine of Alcantara Gorge that was formed from an ancient flow of lava. Wander in the shadows of the towering cliffs and pose for photos against its striking backdrop. Your tour then returns to your Taormina hotel.
Locations visited
Monte Etna
Alcantara Gorge
Etna People
Overview
Discover Mt. Etna without a strenuous hike to the summit, and check out a lava cave and the Alcantara Gorge, too. The day trip from Taormina showcases the history-rich foothills and woodland around Europe's largest active volcano, forgoing the need to scale any steep hills. A traditional Sicilian lunch with wine from the volcanic region is also included.
Highlights
  • See more than just Mt. Etna, and discover the Alcantara Gorge, too
  • Borrow all necessary equipment such as helmets and even hiking boots
  • Learn about wine grown in the volcanic terrain as you sip local varietals
  • Relax in air-conditioned comfort with coach transport to and from your hotel
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Off The Tourist Path...a Sicily Sampler!!!

This was our second trip to Italy but our first to Sicily. I apologize in advance for the length of my review but our experience today with Etna People Excursions (Aug 7, 2018) should definitely be shared in detail. Our guide - Alessandro picked my...More

Thank Terry W
Reviewed 1 week ago
Best Day in Sicily

We normally avoid guided tours when we are away, but we don't regularly hike active volcanos so we decided to give this a shot. This was a winner. With the small group of 8 people, you are able to have a lot of interaction with...More

Thank davmich2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great adventure!

We really enjoyed our hiking adventure to Mt. Etna. We were given hiking boots to use. Roberto was so good at explaining everything regarding the type of volcano Etna is, the various lava flows over the years, the plant life and flora around, etc. We...More

Thank LynneP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Adventures and beautiful sights

My friend and I went on this tour on July 26th, 2018. It was by far one our most memorable travel experiences. Our tour guide, Ezio, went above and beyond to make sure we got the most out of our experience. His sense of humor,...More

Thank JWiss81
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Excellent excursion

This trip was fantastic. Great views over Mt Etna, a look inside a lava cave, a fantastic lunch with wine tasting at a vineyard then Alcanatara Gorge. It was a full day excursion, returning us just after 6pm. I would highly recommend the trip. Our...More

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FoodForWander
7 August 2018|
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Response from davmich2015 | Reviewed this property |
The water in the gorge is very shallow - maybe 12 inches max. It's also very cold. We wore shorts for the tour and just kicked off our shoes when we arrived at the gorge. No need to change.
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We left around 8:30 am
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