Etna excursions, Etna tours, Etna Guided Tour, Taormina Tours
Duration: 6 hours
Location: etna
Price: € 134 per person
ALL INCLUSIVE! : € 104 per person
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Etna Summit Craters 3300mt

The summit area of the Etna volcano is characterized by the presence of 5 distinct craters. This experience will give you the opportunity to get to the top of Europe’s highest volcano, enjoy a unique landscape and feel the breath of the “Muntagna” Etna.

Your experience with this Etna Tour
Excursion available every day. Duration 6 hours excursion.

  • Meeting point Rifugio Sapienza on Etna South
  • The ascent is by cable car and jeep up to 2900 mt (Torre del Filosofo)
  • From Torre del Filosofo will start the ascent by walk to reach summit craters (3300 mt) where you can observe some depression areas then downhill througt big sandy channeles. Trekking last about 2/ 3 hours.
  • Along the way you will visit cinder cones of 2002
  • Then visit of the large horseshoe-shaped caldera Valle del Bove (Valley of the Ox)
  • Return by cable car (2550 m) up to Rifugio Sapienza.
The excursion could be subject to change in relation to climatic and /or volcanic conditions.
The Alpine / Volcanological Guides may interrupt and /or modify the excursion in relation to weather conditions and /or volcanic risk.
Due to volcano activity from South-East New Crater of Etna, the maximum altitude reached 2750 / 2900 metres, according to the indications of the competent authorities (INGV, Civil Protection Italy, Prefecture of Catania).

At the moment is not possible to reach 3300 metres, since it is forbidden by law, for volcanic risk on  the summit area of the volcano. Maximum altitude reached for security reason is 2900 mt, updated at now.

Excursion aimed at expert hikers, accustomed to several hours of walking on sandy, rough terrain,  sometimes irregular and steep stretches.
The activities outlined above are intended for Excursions in Sicily members only. The cost of the activity includes the insurance fee in addition to the membership fee.

Tour available every day

The fee includes: licensed Volcanological/ Alpine Guide.
Price are intend per person, starting from Rifugio Sapienza, period from 1st January  to 31st December.
During the winter season the tour may be subject to variations due to the closure of the  Company ” FUNIVIA dell’ ETNA” 

If you have any queries, questions or need clarification about some aspects of the tour program outlined above, please try read the section EXCURSIONS in our F.A.Q.s page, before booking. Booking terms and Condition – Cancellation Policy, click here

Price € 104 per person

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Information Etna Summit Craters 3300mt

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Departure time:  : 9:00 from rifugio sapienza
Duration:  about 5 / 6 hours
trekking duration : 2,5 hours
Difficulty  : Medium
Lunch: No
Refreshments: No
Dinner: No

The fee includes

  • Trekking sticks 
  • Helmets
  • Trekking shoes (on request)
  • Warm Jackets (on request)
  • Socks (on request)
  • Backpack (on request)

Recommended equipment

  • Trekking shoes
  • Layered outfit (short sleeved t-shirt, long sleeved or thermal t-shirt)
  • Long pants
  • Hat and gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water – minimum 1,5 Lt
  • Snack/Lunch bag

Useful information

For the success of the excursion and for its correct carrying out, it’s good to know perfectly your health conditions and, if necessary, let the Guides know about them, in order to reduce the occurrence of any problem and to avoid any risks.

Warnings

Pregnant women who have passed the third month of pregnancy are not allowed to take part to any excursion activity.

Heart problems, asthma and dizziness
This type of itinerary is suited to people in good physical health, not suffering from particular disease (it is strongly discouraged to those who suffer from cardio-vascular problems, breathing/asthma problems or hypertension and vertigo).

Contact lens 
We recommend not to use contact lens, because of  the exhaled volcanic gases and of ash. This last one could easily cause problems, if pushed

The excursion could be subjected to variations at the discretion of the Guides, or it could be interrupted in case of changes of the environmental, climatic or volcanic conditions, such as to compromise the safety of the entire group.

 

 

Here are some photos of the landscape that you can admire during this experience.