Etna South: Guided Trekking Tour to Summit Craters

USD 70



Embark on an unforgettable adventure to the highest permitted altitude, guided by a volcanological expert. As you trek to the summit, marvel at the breathtaking vistas of Mount Etna and its majestic crater surroundings.

Embark on an exhilarating adventure to the highest authorized safety altitude of Mount Etna, where breathtaking views await. Take in the scenic beauty of the summit craters, capturing unique moments along the way. Your journey begins at Rifugio Sapienza, where a cable car whisks you away to an altitude of 2,500 meters. From there, embark on a 2-hour uphill trek, followed by a 2-hour descent, exploring ancient and recent lava flows, and witnessing the majestic Southeast Crater and Central Crater up close. Next, your expert guide will lead you to the remarkable Crateri Bargaballo, formed in 2002. The excitement continues with a thrilling descent down sandy slopes, overlooking the stunning Valle del Bove. Finally, return to your starting point via cable car, having experienced an unforgettable adventure. Rest assured, your safety is paramount, as you'll be accompanied by authorized volcanological or alpine guides, who are well-versed in navigating active volcanoes. They'll ensure your excursion is conducted at the maximum permitted safety level, reaching an altitude of 3,000 meters, remarkably close to the summit craters. This hike, steeped in geological and volcanological significance, offers a unique alternative to reaching the Summit Craters (3,340 meters). Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of Etna's craters, fractures, and lava flows on this unforgettable trek.