Experience the thrill of crossing the off-road roads of Etna on a 4×4 jeep driven by expert nature guides. You will walk around the beautiful paths of the Etna Park, to appreciate landscapes of extraordinary beauty. Equipped with helmet and lights for speleologist, you will discover what is hidden inside the volcano exploring the lava tubes, lava flow caves excavated from the passage of lava during eruptions.
La Valle Del Bove (Ox Valley)
“Valle del Bove” is a huge natural amphitheater that covers almost the entire eastern side of the volcano. Its walls are up to 800/1000 meters high. Within this “valley” most of the Etna lava flows flow together, making it a place of raw beauty, so from its edges, a panoramic point of passage for many of our excursions on the volcano, it is often possible to admire volcanic activity.
Visit To A Lava Tube
Etna is very rich in volcanic caves, over 250 known ones, which were formed due to the thickening of the lava due to the solidification of the outermost layer of the eruptive flow in contact with the air. Once the cooling is complete, the extraordinary morphologies connected to the passage of the fluid and incandescent lava remain visible: remelting stalactites, bubbles, shelves, rolls and more. We will provide you with lights and helmets to visit, going down inside, a fascinating volcanic cave in order to understand some truly unique and interesting dynamics.
The Lateral Craters – 2000 Meters Above Sea Level
The lateral craters are cones normally generated along eruptive fractures at even low altitudes, due to the accumulation of volcanic slags in the same point for the duration of the eruption (therefore days / months). Etna has about 250 along its sides and their number is increasing since almost every eruption these cones are formed upstream of the lava flow. They are on average about 100 meters high and from their top you can have a privileged overview of the surrounding area having almost the sensation of flying. We will let you experience the thrill of climbing some of these craters from the relevant altitude of about 2000 meters.
Etna specialty tasting
If in addition to the natural and landscape aspects, you are also interested in the specialties that the area offers, you can plan a visit to a farm selected by us for a tasting of typical products, included in the quotas and without purchase obligation.
|Children (4/13 years)
|Light lunch + glass of wine
|Wine tasting light (4 wines + sicilian specialties)
|Wine tasting full ( 5 wines + sicilian specialties)
|Private tour (private vehicle & guide)
|Supplement pick-up from Catania hotel (per person)
|Supplement pick-up from Taormina hotel (per person)