Excursion at the Etna summit craters 2900 mt with cable car and jeep
With this excursion departing from Catania and its surroundings you can visit the summit craters of the most active volcano in Europe
The summit craters of Etna represent the heart of the volcanic activity where the persistent fumarolic activity of Etna takes place.
At more or less regular intervals of time, the craters are the site of explosive events of various types and intensity such as the actual eruptive activity, the emission of lava fountains and last but not least the phreatic activity: phenomena of great impact that continuously modify the morphology of the Etna area.
From the meeting place, defined at the time of booking the tour, you will leave with our vehicles (or with your own car) for this thrilling excursion to the summit craters of Etna.
Going up the slopes of Mount Etna you will be able to observe different lava fronts: ancient lava flows up to the most recent ones linked to the eruptions of 1991/93.
During the trip to Etna, accompanied by expert guides, you will cross changing landscapes and discover the characteristics of these places of great geological and natural interest.
You will arrive near the Sapienza refuge.
Ascent by cable car/ Jeep
Located at an altitude of 2000 meters, the Sapienza refuge is the starting point of the Etna cable car.
Accompanied by our guides, you will begin the ascent of Etna by cable car up to an altitude of 2500 meters first, and then by off-road vehicle with 28 seats up to the Etna summit area at 2900mt; .
Arrived at an altitude of 2900 meters, accompanied by volcanological guides, we will make a light hike around the Barbagallo craters of eruption 2001. Surrounded by landscapes of unique charm, among the smell of sulfur vapors from the still active vents you will experience the thrill of admiring from a close distance the active craters of Etna..
We will see the very recent lava flows of 2021 from the south-east crater. We will live an experience that will make us think we are on another planet.
The summit craters tour includes the exploration of a lava cave. A unique opportunity to discover the secrets of the volcano and learn interesting volcanological and naturalistic knowledge (Helmets and torch will be provided free of charge).
The last step of the Etna sUmmit craters tour is a pleasant stop in a certified farm to taste some of their honeys and wines. Then, at the end, you will be taken back to the meeting place.
The Etna summit craters 2900mt tour is an excursion suitable for the whole family.
The perfect experience to visit the summit craters of Etna with your children