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Trip to Sicily – Ascent of Mount Etna

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Trip to Sicily

Europe's largest active volcano

Trip details Sicily (Ascent of Etna)

El Etna es, con sus 3.342 metros, el volcán activo mas grande de Europa. Morfológicamente el Etna es una gigantesca mole que ocupa una gran extensión de la parte Este de la isla de Sicilia.

El Etna ahora tiene  con una actividad efusiva de tipo estromboliano. La geográfica física del Etna es una de la mas interesante del mundo y nos permite de descubrir los diferentes productos eruptivos.

Highlights-Tour Etna

  • Mount Etna summit with mountain guide
  • Etna lava tubes
  • Material's collaboration with an international NGO on volcanic hazards
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Explore Range

The pleasure of walking, seeing the volcanoes on foot and enjoying nature. The days will be from 4 to 6 hours on trails that will lead us to discover the geology, the eruptions...

Including

  • Accompanying volcano expert guide for the entire trip
  • English-speaking mountain guide on Etna and Stromboli
  • Accommodation
  • All transfers
  • 2 picnics
  • 3 dinners
  • Entrance fees and taxes at the two volcanic sites
  • Travel insurance (basic)

Not included

  • Domestic and international flights
  • Tipping
  • Drinks, lunches and dinners not mentioned
  • Visits and excursions not mentioned as included in the itinerary
  • Personal extras
  • Entry/departure fees to/from the country or airports
  • If available Extension of assistance and cancellation insurance cover (recommended)
  • Any other item not mentioned in the section on included services
  • Option of an English-speaking guide

Recommended material

  • Non-rigid suitcase
  • Hiking backpack (approx. 35 litres)
  • Rain cape
  • Waterproof gore-tex jacket
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Mountain trousers
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Head torch

Optional equipment

  • Telescopic poles
  • Energy bars for ascents
  • Binoculares
  • Garden gloves (to protect against cuts from volcanic soil)
Itinerary - Trip to Sicily

Day 1Arrival at Catania airport

Arrival at Catania airport.
Transfer to the hotel
Lunch at the hotel
Afternoon free
Dinner

Day 2Etna

Breakfast at the hotel
Transfer up to 2.800 meters to have more time in the terminal part.
After a picnic we descend between the secondary cones and flowing lavas to 1.900 meters.
6 hours more or less trekking

Day 3Lava tubes

Desayuno en el hotel
Senderismo en el Etna para ver la lava fluida de 2002
Por la tarde nos adentraremos en las entrañas de la tierra para descubrir los tubos de lava.
5 horas de senderismo

Day 4Catania

Breakfast at the hotel
Transfer to Catania airport.

Note
This programme will be guided by an English-speaking guide. A Spanish-speaking guide with expertise in volcanology or science could be added with a supplement.
Climate in Sicily
The climate in Sicily is a vital constant as it is part of the character of the Sicilians. As a Mediterranean climate, winters are mild and warm and Sicilian summers are long. We offer these trips from April to September.
Photos - Etna Trip