Catania - Taormina - Giardini Naxos

Etna & Alcantara Gorges Experience

8 hours

Tour Overview

  • Price$ 99 per person
  • ReferenceDomenico
  • Contact nameDomenico
  • Contact phone+393284407574
  • Cancellation policyFree cancelation 24hrs before the date
  • TypeDaily tours
  • Contract Single
  • LocationSicily
  • Durations 8 hours

Tour Description

Join us and book your Etna & Alcantara Gorges excursion: enjoy Europe’s most active volcano!

On the eastern coast of Sicily a short journey from the Strait of Messina- lies Mt. Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe and UNESCO World Heritage. Another spot not to miss is the Gole dell’Alcantara, ravines created by centuries of erosion by the cold waters of the Alcantara River.

This tour will guide you through lava fields, spectacular views, the breath-taking landscape of Etna Volcano, and the incredible rock formations of the Alcantara Gorges, a series of vertiginous lava gorges with swirling rapids.

Mount Etna dominates the Eastern side of Sicily. During this exciting and adventurous trip, we will climb and explore the Monti Sartorius (ancient craters formed during the 1865. They owe their name to the scientist Sartorius Von Waltershausen, who was among the first to try to catalog the main eruptions of the ‘Etna).

After moving to the cave of Thieves or snow cave which is a small tunnel of lava flow that opens in a prehistoric cast.

You will conclude the morning by visiting the recent lava flows of 2002 and 2003, which completely destroyed Piano Provenzana.

Finally, you will reach the mountain shelter and eat wonderful local food in total relax.

In the afternoon, we will first pass by Castiglione di Sicilia, renown for it’s vineyards and the highly appreciated wine ETNA DOC to then visit the Alcantara Gorges, one of the must-see attractions of Sicily. At about 20 km from Taormina, the gorges are canyons made of lava walls up to 30 meters high.The Alcantara is a river surrounded by lava stone waterfalls, it is 52 kilometres long; its name is of Arabic origin and refers to a bridge from Roman times found by the Arabs.

Hike deep into the wilderness, experience breathtaking scenery, enjoy fantastic local products, watch for wildlife, learn about the fascinating natural and cultural history of Sicily!


  • Easy cancellation Yes
  • Hotel Pick-up Possible Yes
  • Instant confirmation Yes

Tour Includes

  • Audio guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Lunch
  • Private tour
  • Professional guide
  • Snack and Wine
  • Special activities
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

General FAQs

  • Do I have to follow the tour schedule?

    This is a group tour. Usuallygroups are up to 8people, but sometimes they may arrive up to 15 partecipants. For these reason you will have to follow the shedule all together, according to your tour group.

  • Is lunch included?

    Yes. Lunch is included in the price of the tour and include: - Starter - Main course: Pasta - Drink

Meeting Point

Taormina - Catania - Giardini Naxos

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