The Olympian Volcano • Private Tour for up to 6 people

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Tour Number

Activity Level

239655


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Nature and Wildlife, Youth and Family

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in and out of a car

Maximum travelers: 3

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Italian (fluent)

Etna & Taormina • from Agrigento or Verdura Resort • with Guide Driver Mimmo


An active volcano for millions of years, Etna has marked the landscape with its lava flows, at times disastrous for the surrounding nature and for its inhabitants. The Sicilians call the massif that rises above them by a familiar term "A Muntagna". Etna has also been dealing out benefits to the lands which lies at its feet. At every eruption the volcano deposits enormous quantities of minerals which make the orchards luxuriant and fruitful, as well as the vineyards and the vast woodland areas.

If someone had to spend just one day in Sicily and asked "What ought I to see?" The answer without hesitation is "Taormina". The view is among the loveliest of Italy. The panorama is dominated by the Volcano Etna, often topped with snow and always smoking. The vegetation is lush with sub-tropical plants, the climate is delightful.

Itinerary

In the morning we'll drive (2. 5 h) to mount ETNA. On the way admire the landscape and the vineyards growing in the shadow of Mount Etna inside the DOC wine production area. Arrive at the Rifugio Sapienza, at 6500 feet, here the eruption from 2001 clearly left its mark. Enjoy a walk at the nearby Silvestri Craters or simply soak up the atmosphere of the volcano. Possibility to continue up till 9800 feet by cable car (not included) to reach the summit area.

Optional Experience:
Possibility to stop en route at a local WINERY for a wine tasting before continuing to TAORMINA, the pearl of the Ionian Sea. Together we'll visit this lovely town including the Greek Theater which has inspired generations of travelers and artists.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Agrigento or Sciacca area

End location: Starting Point

Duration: 9 hours

Transportation

Top Class Mercedes Van

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Other: - Etna till 6500 feet
- Highway/Parking fees

Estimated Local Cash Needed

15 Euro - Light Lunch

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: x Cable car
x Taormina
x Winery

Restrictions

NONE - can give guided tours inside archeological areas, monuments and towns all over Sicily
- Licensed LOCAL GUIDE
- Registered DRIVER (special permit)
- Specific licensed Mercedes V-Class Minivan (2018)

A Recent Review of this tour

Mimmo did a wonderful job. We made the decision to shorten the tour and he still made sure we saw most of the things that we had on the original tour. Very easy to understand and very knowledgeable about the area.
Linda Clauson

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Private tour guide Mimmo

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