Etna Sunset Tour

The most beautiful sunset you can imagine

    • PICK-UP (Taormina and Nearby Area)

      We will pick you up outside/nearby your accommodation in Taormina or in its close vicinity (depending on the accommodation’s location, we will organize a convenient meeting point) between 2.30 and 3.00 PM. Each of our minivans can accommodate up to 8 participants.

    • GUIDED TREKKING AT 1800 – 2000 MT ON ETNA NORTH

      It takes about one hour to arrive on Etna North to our camp base: there, you will stop briefly to get to know better the guide and the day’s itinerary; you will also take the needed equipment for the hike (we can provide trekking boots and jackets upon request). Our expert naturalistic guide will then take the lead and walk you through ancient woods and extinct craters, as well as introduce you to the spectacular volcanic phenomena occurred over time. The walk will be your chance to learn about the typical and unique flora of the North-Etnean area and the many facts related to the volcano. While marvelling at the beauties of Mount Etna, you will enjoy the amazing atmosphere and colours of the sunset; you will hear all about the folks of Etna, about their traditions and customs and will discover in depths the link between man and nature.  The trekking part will last 1,5/2 hours.

    • VOLCANIC CAVE

      Equipped with helmets and torchlights that we will provide for free, you will be able to get in the volcanic underground and visit one of striking volcanic caves of our volcano; during this part the guide will explain origins, characteristics and uses of the of this fascinating volcanic phenomenon.

 

  • DROP-OFF

    At the end of the trip, at around 9.00/10.00 PM, the guide will drop you off at the starting point.

Important Information

Recommended equipment

We remind you to wear sneakers (sports or trekking) with socks, and wear a winter jacket since the temperature at altitude is lower than 10-15 ° C around Catania. In case of snow, we also recommend to bring with you a second pair of socks. Snowshoes and sticks will be provided by us. If you think you are not well equipped, please let us know when booking. In that case, we will give you shoes and jackets.

Also remember to bring a bottle of water with you to unwind during your trek.

Itinerary variation

The journey can endure little variations due specific needs of the group and/or weather conditions. In addition, in the case of conditions or events that are independent of our will and unpredictable, the guide may choose to make some changes to the itinerary and its judgment is imperative.

Included in the price

Naturalistic English-speaking guide (geologists, volcanologists, forestry-experts or agronomists); pickup and transport, snack, insurance and equipment.

Not included in the price

  • Extra costs not included or not expected

Suitable for

This activity is suitable for people of all ages with good health conditions. We don’t recommend participation to those who are not in a good state of health, especially to those suffering from cardio-respiratory conditions.

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During the month of June 2020 all our tours can be run on request every day upon reservation, but they will take place without the transport service. The rate will be reduced by 50%. The group will meet the guide at the established meeting place, agreed upon booking.
If we need to move to a restaurant or a wine cellar, everyone will move with their own vehicles.
We have provided a special calendar thought for citizens living in Sicily.
You can view it in the section R-Estate in Sicily 2020.
Please, do not hesitate to contact us for any further information.