Etna Sunset is one of the most suggestive summer tours, as it allows you to visit some of the most interesting places of Etna. For example, you will admire the Valle del Bove , the lateral craters and the extinct lava flows of various eras. You will cross the lunar landscapes until sunset, to admire the colors of the Etna sunset from about 2000 meters high. We will also let you experience the thrill of descending into the meanders of the volcano by visiting a lava flow cave(lava tube) equipped with helmet and speleologist lights. In this very special place you will understand the phenomena connected to the flow of lava. Our nature guides will enrich your excursion by illustrating the innumerable natural and volcanological aspects of the largest volcano in Europe, named UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2013. The tour ends with a sweet aperitif made with wine and almond sweets, in full Sicilian style.
If the time of this excursion does not meet your needs, the most similar tour is Etna Jeep Tour
Our main starting point is in the suggestive farm of MontataGrande in Trecastagni. Here you can park your vehicle for free. Arriving about half an hour before the departure time, if you wish you can visit the countryside, meet the donkeys, use a bathroom, have a free tasting (without obligation to purchase) some specialties. Furthermore, those wishing to anticipate the arrival at lunch, can also book a reinforced aperitif based on tasty Sicilian typical products or wine tastings.
Old and recent lava fields
The most impressive manifestations of the Etna volcano are the lava flows that descend along the sides of the volcano even for many kilometers. Over the centuries there have been hundreds, some have even reached the sea! On board our 4x4 vehicles we will plow the dark scoriaceous surfaces of ancient and recent lava flows and we will let you touch the transformation of these volcanic rocks from an apparently sterile surface to one of the most fertile in the world.
Valle del Bove
The Valle del Bove is a huge natural amphitheater that covers almost the entire eastern side of the volcano. Its walls are up to 800/1000 meters high. Within this "valley" most of the Etna lava flows flow, making it a place of raw beauty, so from its edges, a panoramic point of passage for many of our excursions on the volcano, it is often possible to admire volcanic activity. We will explain the formation processes of this place and the geological history of the volcano (still evolving ...) object of interest of volcanologists from all over the world.
Visit a lava tube
Etna is very rich in volcanic caves, over 250 known ones, which were formed due to the thickening of the lava due to the solidification of the outermost layer of the eruptive flow in contact with the air. Once the cooling is complete, the extraordinary morphologies connected to the passage of the fluid and incandescent lava remain visible: remelting stalactites, bubbles, shelves, rolls and more. We will provide you with lights and helmets to visit, going down inside, a fascinating volcanic cave in order to understand some truly unique and interesting dynamics.
Lateral craters - 2000 mt a.s.l.
The lateral craters are cones normally generated along eruptive fractures at even low altitudes, due to the accumulation of volcanic slags in the same point for the duration of the eruption (therefore days / months). Etna has about 250 along its sides and their number is increasing since almost every eruption these cones are formed upstream of the lava flow. They are on average about 100 meters high and from their top you can have a privileged overview of the surrounding area having almost the sensation of flying. We will let you experience the thrill of climbing some of these craters from the relevant altitude of about 2000 meters.
SICILIAN SWEET APETIZER
This tour, as well as in beauty, ends sweetly! During the last stage, in fact, in an unique natural and panoramic context, an aperitif based on Sicilian raisin wine and artisan almond desserts will be offered.
- PeriodApril to October
- Type4×4 Jeep tour
- Departure CityTrecastagni
- TimingVar. 15:00 - 16:00 > Sunset
- DifficultyLow. Suitable for everyone.
- AltitudeFrom 500 to 2000 Mt. almost
- Durations 5 hours
- LanguagesEnglish, French, Italian, Spanish
- Adult fee : 80 € / person.
- Book online: 65 € / person.
- Children 0/13 years : 37€
- Private tour service (Guide and private vehicle - flex timetable): + 150 €
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- Baby seat 0/3 (by reservation)
- Cave visit equipment
- Nature Hiking Guide – Local Expert
- Sicilian aperitif with sweets and liqueurs
- Transfer from the meeting point by jeep
What should I bring?
Sneakers, sunglasses, windproof jacket / sweatshirt, water. If you need it, you can take advantage of our rental where you will find shoes, jackets and more.
What can i rent?
At our meeting point in Trecastagni, you can rent trekking shoes, insulating jackets, trekking poles and request seats for children up to 3 years. You can book the equipment in the online booking form
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1 Apr > 31 May: 15:30
15 Jun > 31 Aug: 16:00
1 Sept > 24 Oct: 15:00