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Etna & Sea with Snorkeling from Catania

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Discover Etna from the sea side, where the volcanic activity began, and snorkel in the seabed of Aci Castello.
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Duration: 7 hours
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  • Visit crateri Silvestri (1892)
  • Trek through the natural path of Parco dell'Etna
  • Visit a lava cave with helmets and lamps
  • Taste biological products in an organic farm
  • Snorkel in the marine area of "Isole dei Ciclopi"
Full description
The guide will pick you up from your hotel and, on the way up to Rifugio Sapienza (1920 mamsl), you will stop at certain view points. You will receive all the information you need about the history and the territory of the volcano and visit the sites of the last eruptions and the old Silvestri Craters.

From Rifugio Sapienza you will be able to choose if you wish to continue by doing some trekking in one of the nature paths of “Parco dell’Etna”, up to 2000 m, or if you wish to do the Etna high altitude option. If you choose this option you will take the cable car and then a special 4x4 minibuses to arrive at Torre del Filosofo (2900 meters). 

After that you will also explore a lava cave with helmets and torches.

Before heading towards Aci Castello, you will stop at a famous organic farm, in Zafferana, for a delicious sampling of honey, wine, oil, and other typical products.

In Aci Castello (Marine Protected Area of “Isola dei Ciclopi”) you will visit the beautiful lava sea beds where you will have the possibility to do some snorkelling and admire the first eruptions of the ancient volcanic complex of Etna, where nowadays the typical flora and fauna dwell. Lava ropes, columnar basalts, and pillow lavas will be the unique scenery for an unforgettable excursion.
  • Shuttle bus (return)
  • Multilingual guide
  • Trekking shoes (on request)
  • The kit for visiting the Cave
  • Sampling
  • Entrance to the Lido
  • The kit for snorkelling
What’s Not Included
  • Cableway and 4x4 minibus to reach 3000 m (to pay on the spot):
  • 2.500 m (cable car): € 30.00 per person
  • 2.900 m (cableway + 4x4 minibus with local alpinist guide): € 63 per person

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  • Pets
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Suggested equipment is: windbreaker, tennis shoes, water, hat and sunglasses, bathing suit and towel.
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Product ID: 59563