Mt. Etna And Alcantara River Full Day Tour From Catania

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    08:30 AM Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotels and B&Bs in Catania only
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


This full-day tour allows you to go from a morning visit to Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe, to the beautiful and surprising valley of Alcantara river in the afternoon. In the first part of the excursion, you will submerge in nature and visit old craters and lava flow caves, enjoy breathtaking views, and taste typical local products. In the afternoon, before seeing the famous basaltic canyon named Gorges, you will walk next the river Alcantara through a lush vegetation until to visit the Gurne, little lakes created by the same river.


  • Family friendly
  • All necessary equipment included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Etna Tribe, Catania, Province of Catania, Sicily

tour made by etna tribe

Duration: 9 hours

Stop At: Rifugio sapienza

Stop for break

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Monte Etna, Catania, Province of Catania, Sicily

trekking in path up to volcano Etna

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Craters Silvestri of Mount etna, Nicolosi, Province of Catania, Sicily

trekking through the old craters

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Parco dell'Etna

Trekking through natural path of parco dell'Etna

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Funivia dell'Etna, Nicolosi, Province of Catania, Sicily

altitude option with cablecar and jeep of road

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Grotta dei Tre Livelli

visit of a lava cave with hekmets and lamps

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Oro d'Etna, Zafferana Etnea, Province of Catania, Sicily

Sampling of typical products in a biological farm

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Gole Alcantara, Sicily

visit of alcantara gorges

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Gurne dell'Alcantara. Francavilla di Sicilia, Francavilla di Sicilia, Province of Messina, Sicily

Visit og alcantara gurne

Duration: 1 hour


Shuttle bus (return)

Multilingual guide

The kit for visiting the Cave


Trekking shoes (on request)

INFANT price - Baby seat and baby carrier included

Entry/Admission - Etna Tribe

Entry/Admission - Rifugio Sapienza

Entry/Admission - Craters Silvestri of Mount Etna

Entry/Admission - Parco dell'Etna

Entry/Admission - Grotta dei Tre Livelli

Entry/Admission - Oro d'Etna

Entry/Admission - Gola dell'Alcantara

Entry/Admission - Gurne dell'Alcantara. Francavilla di Sicilia


Cableway to reach 2500 m 30.00 (to pay on the spot)

Cableway + 4x4 minibus + alpinist guide to reach 3000m 67.00 (to pay on the spot)This is optional

All that is not specified under the cost includes"

Entry/Admission - Funivia dell'Etna

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Infant seats available

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Traveler Reviews

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  • 22-Oct-2022

    This was a fantastic day spent in Sicily! We only came for a short visit and I’m so glad I decided to go for this tour. Our guide, Giuseppe, was highly knowledgeable and extremely friendly, and had so much knowledge about the mountain and the history surrounding it. The e-cycling up the volcano was a far better way to see it than the cable car (in my opinion). And Alessio, our cycling guide, was very supportive and helped us to get used to the e-bikes, considering a couple of us had a bit of trouble with the terrain to begin with. I was a little surprised at the additional price, which was almost as much as the main tour, but I don’t regret paying it. Later our tour took us to a small shop that was a producer of delicious honey and some wine. And finally Alcantara Gorges, which was an incredible way to end the day! The water was absolutely freezing, but so refreshing after the cycle.

  • 19-Oct-2022

    War gestern (18.10.2022) mit dem Bruder durch das Unternehmen auf dem Etna und in der Alcantara Schlucht. Wir hatten den Guide Enzo. Ein wirklich spitze Kerl der die Tour interessant gestaltet hatte und bereit war auf die Wünsche der Teilnehmer einzugehen und er vermittelte Informationen die man leicht aufnehmen konnte.

  • 28-Sep-2022

    Ottima gita, molto bene organizzata, molto in gamba e preparato la guida che ha accompagnato il gruppo. La guida è stata molto disponibile e simpatica.

  • 31-Aug-2022

    We enjoyed the variety of options on the trip to Mt Etna. It was a great day and the multi-lingual guide was excellent & very knowledgeable. It may be worth mentioning the number of steps at Alcantara River (200+ down & back up), although it was worth it.

  • 21-Aug-2022

    A really excellent organized trip to the top of mother Etna. Excellent experience for the whole family (5 pers.). Many thanks to our guide Daria.

  • 10-Aug-2022

    The Etna craters unbelievable, must see the vulcano top to down everywhere 🤩, and Alcantara... lovely place 🥰

  • 07-Aug-2022

    Esperienza piacevole, Alessandro guida simpatica e preparata, compagnia ottima. Paesaggi bellissimi e caratteristici, peccato per il meteo non propizio. Consiglio di verificare le condizioni in vetta prima di salire l'ultima tappa in funivia.

  • 31-Jul-2022

    La montée de l Etna en téléphérique et jeep. Par contre, comme non prévue dans le prix de l excursion, cela fait un budget conséquent pour la journée

  • 27-Jul-2022

    Tour molto bello sull'Etna e poi sosta alle gole dell'Alcantara, la nostra guida Daria molto brava e gentile. Consigliato.

  • 25-Jul-2022

    Alessandro, autista e guida, è stato davvero spettacolare: gentile, simpatico e molto preparato. La giornata è stata davvero meravigliosa ma non diamo il massimo solo per una (grande) pecca non dipesa da lui: il pranzo, o per lo meno anche solo un panino incluso nel tour. Non credo che per 5 euro di panino non rientravano nei costi per la somma pagata. Per correttezza, dovrebbe essere scritto nei termini e condizioni: nessun tipo di snack /pranzo incluso. Portatevi tutto, non solo l'acqua.

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