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From Syracuse: Cavagrande Natural Reserve Guided Trek

1. From Syracuse: Cavagrande Natural Reserve Guided Trek

Cavagrande Natural Reserve offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy a unique and emblematic scenery of Hyblean landscape: the so-called "cava". Originated from the relentless flowing of the Cassibile river, this impressive canyon presents a lush riparian vegetation and a system of small waterfalls and astonishing clear natural pools, where people have the opportunity to get a refreshing swim during summer months.transfer R/T, guided hike with hiking guide, use of walking poles

From Siracusa: Vendicari Nature Reserve Guided Tour

2. From Siracusa: Vendicari Nature Reserve Guided Tour

After leaving the meeting place, we will drive to Vendicari reserve. The guide will give you some information about the special wetland environment and about the birds of the reserve (over 250 different species), with proper spotting scope. We will walk along an easy path to get to the beach where the guide will describe you the characteristic vegetation. We will reach the suggestive Tuna factory and the Aragonese tower, there the transfer R/T, guided tour with hiking guide, walking poles use of birdwatching gear guide will get you known interesting information about their history and how tuna fishery worked. Swimming break and transfer back to Siracusa.

From Syracuse: Etna Volcano & Zafferana Etnea Private Tour

3. From Syracuse: Etna Volcano & Zafferana Etnea Private Tour

Reach the summit crater on Mount Etna. It is the highest volcano in Europe and one of the most active in the world. It has also been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2013. Visit the nearby town of Zafferana Etnea, offering stunning views of the mountain and sea. Begin your private excursion by meeting your driver at your hotel in Syracuse. Before reaching Rifugio Sapienza, stop near a cave of lava origin. Explore the dark cave with a helmet and torchlight. From here, you can choose how to continue onward. Either trek up to 2000 meters on a simple trail of the Etna Park and admire forests and lava sceneries on the way. Or pick the "Etna high altitude" route. The second option comes with extra costs to be paid on-site for the comfort of the Etna Cableway and 4×4 off-road vehicles. This will take you to the Torre del Filosofo (Philosopher’s Tower), perched 2900 meters above sea level. Explore the central crater and lava-covered slopes that characterize the Etna landscape. No matter which path you take, you will be rewarded with stunning sea views and imposing craters at the top. Continue the tour to Zafferana Etnea, the city of honey. Taste typical local products and discover the secrets of honey processing.

From Siracusa: Pantalica Nature Reserve Guided Hiking Tour

4. From Siracusa: Pantalica Nature Reserve Guided Hiking Tour

In the reserve of Pantalica nature, history and archeology blend offering visitors an opportunity to experience a unique and charming environment. The necropolis rises high with his white and sheer limestone cliffs with 5000 tombs dug in the rock. It is perfectly set in the variegated ecosystem that characterize this important Nature Reserve, listed as Unesco site in 2005 due to its very important historical and natural heritage.

Avola: Cavagrande del Cassibile Reserve Hiking Tour

5. Avola: Cavagrande del Cassibile Reserve Hiking Tour

By participating in this experience, you will discover one of the most interesting and spectacular canyons of Sicily, where you will find yourself immersed in a lush vegetation, among groves and natural landscapes. About 700 species and subspecies of plants living in these places, that you will have the opportunity to discover, thanks to the naturalistic guide that will accompany you during the whole route. In this impressive cleft, the ancient river "Kakyparis" flows and continues to erode, with its pristine waters, the soft limestone ibleo, forming the so-called "Uruvi": small and deep lakes, also known as "potholes of the giants". A magical place, therefore, where you can relax and enjoy a regenerating bath, in the fresh and clear waters of the river Cassibile.

From Syracuse: Mount Etna Volcano Morning Trekking Tour

6. From Syracuse: Mount Etna Volcano Morning Trekking Tour

Hike along the stunning Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe, and marvel at stunning views and natural phenomena. Enjoy traditional Sicilian treats near the end of the tour and learn fascinating history and facts from your guide. Begin your journey in Syracuse while heading towards Mount Etna on a scenic trek along the southern slope of Europe's highest active volcano. Marvel at scenic stopping points and points of interest along the way. Learn about many interesting facts about Mount Etna, such as the latest eruptions that characterize this volcano as one of the most active in Europe. Once you reach 2,000 meters above sea level at Rifugio Sapienza, you can trek around the stunning Crateri Silvestri cones. Finally, stop at an organic farm where there will be an opportunity to taste honey, oils, wines, and other authentic Sicilian delicacies.

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We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the beautiful nature reserve. Our guide Frederico was excellent explaining about the unique habitat and the bird species that inhabit the area and why it is so important for them. The history of the coastline is also very interesting and our guide was able to show us things we wouldn't have seen otherwise. His expertise enhanced the visit enormously. A point to be aware of is how hot doing the walk during the summer can be, without much available shade, so a hat and plenty of drinking water is essential. There is an option to have a swim if you wish to do so whilst there. The excursion is good value for money and the pick-up, drop-off was easy and efficient.

Absolutely wonderful hike through timeless and beautiful countryside. You need to take plenty of fluids with you at this time of year, but our guide Frederico was so kind and patient letting us stop for refreshments when we needed to. The ancient archaeology is a bonus to the walk and having an opportunity to swim to cool off is also good. Cannot thank Frederico enough for his guidance today and safe driving!

The guide Frederico was very knowledgeable and provided various interesting facts about local vegetation and history of Pantalica. The hike was not complex or stressful, guide was patient while we took a swim in the local rivers

Federico our guide was great!! He moved at our pace, and knew the area perfectly. A great experience!!

Beautiful walk in beautiful surroundings. Our guide was very informative, friendly and accommodating