Your LivTours Private Mount Etna Tour starts by meeting your local guide at your accommodation in Catania (or in Taormina, if you choose the add-on) for an early morning pick up. As you make your way towards Mount Etna, you will quickly be met with beautiful natural scenery and the adventure is just beginning! You will learn how Mount Etna is indeed an active volcano with regular eruptions, as your private guide showers you with information about this famous mountain. These frequent mini eruptions actually make the volcano less dangerous, so get ready for your trip up!
As you make your way up the mountain, you will learn about the various layers of history mirrored in the layers of vegetation on the hillsides. Thanks to constant eruptions, this constantly growing mountain is completely unique—what you see today will be different from what you see on your next visit to Sicily!
Once you reach 2000 meters, where it is no longer possible to travel by car, you will get out and begin your hike. Your certified Etna Alpine guide will take you on magnificent trails along the rocky volcano side and show you extinct craters. You will hear about the history of the volcano, its natural environment, and the culture of the people who live in its shadow. Now, put on your hardhat and headlamp and get ready to enter into an extinct lava cave. You will set foot in the very tunnels that served as the natural conduits through which Mt. Etna’s lava once flowed—a one in a lifetime experience.
Now that you have explored Mount Etna, it is time to visit a winery and enjoy a bit of lunch and, of course, a wine tasting! Sit back and enjoy the scenery as you taste a selection of wines which have been carefully selected and paired with local food to give you a true taste of the best Sicily!
Your adventure ends with a jeep ride back to your hotel and memories to last a lifetime.