9:00 - 14:00
Available every day, depending on snow quantity, weather condition and volcanic activity
This tour includes the visit to the base of the summit craters where it is possible to observe the main craters and the sub-terminal later craters from 2001/2002 eruption in a moon-like landscape always fascinating and varied. The fumarole phenomena and the warm temperature you can feel touching the ground give you a feeling of a never sleeping nature. Due to the high altitude and changeable weather conditions, a proper equipment is recommended.
You can have two options to get there:
1) CABLE-CAR & UNIMOG : It’s organized in collaboration with the volcano mountain guides in accordance with current regulations and for the transport we will use the cable-car and 4x4 jeep from the Funivia dell’Etna.
2) CABLE-CAR & TREKKING: This tour is dedicated to those who want to go for a trekking on a spectacular moon-like landscape between ancient craters, stunning valley, volcanic bombs and black sand slopes.
The tour continues with a visit to a lava tunnel (cave) equipped with helmets and torches.
IMPORTANT NOTES: Due to the high altitude and changeable weather conditions, this tour is recommended to people in good health and well equipped. Not recommended with babies or people with cardio respiratory diseases.
Meeting point: Zafferana Etnea in Piazzale Papa Giovanni Paolo II (in front of the City Park). The transfer from the meeting point to the excursion location is free and it could include off-road transfer.
Equipment required: trekking/hiking shoes, fleece/ jumper, windbreaker/waterproof jacket, long trousers, cap/hat, gloves, water.
Equipment provided: helmet and flashlight.
Family promo: 30% discount on full price for kid/teen aged 4 to 12 years. Under 4 years old: free