1. Italy
  2. Province of Catania
  3. Catania
  4. Mount Etna

Etna Volcano: Geological Excursion on Active Volcano

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Spend a half-day discovering geological features of the Etna volcano including lava streams, volcanic caves, and craters. You’ll take a hike to see the features of a recent lava flow, and enter a volcanic cave to learn how tunnel flows are created.
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Duration: 4 hours
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Pickup optional

Pick-up at Catania by AST public bus at 8:15 AM at the bus station near Piazza Giovanni 23.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Hike along a trail on Etna to see a recent lava flow
  • Enter a volcanic cava to see how a tunnel flow is built
  • Observe a volcanic crater from inside and outside
  • Taste locally made products
Full description
Start out your Etna excursion on a low-to-medium-difficulty geological trail, where you’ll be able to observe the features of a recent lava flow.

This unique 4-hour tour of the volcano begins with a pick-up at your accommodation. There are 2 departure options: the Zafferana/Riposto area, and Taormina. 

You’ll have the opportunity to enter a volcanic cave to see how lava creates a tunnel flow. This type of cave is the result of the fast cooling of the lava, creating a crust of thermal insulation that keeps the internal temperature of the lava as high as 1,000 degrees Celsius.

Next, see both the exterior and interior structure of a volcanic crater. Craters are created by explosive volcanic activity that produces ash and builds a cinder cone.

Before returning to your accommodation you’ll enjoy a free tasting of typical local products.
Includes
  • Insurance
  • Helmets with head lamps (for volcanic cave visit)
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Tickets for the cable way, museums, adventure parks and anything else not included in the item "what's included"
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• If weather conditions are not good or there are potential hazards, the tour may be canceled
• This option only includes pick-up from the Catania area. For pick-up outside of the booked option extra charges will apply

From £44.50 per person

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Product ID: 32793