Etna & Sea with Snorkeling from Catania

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Etna & Sea with Snorkeling from Catania

From $118.33 per person

Discover Etna from the sea side, where the volcanic activity began, and snorkel in the seabed of Aci Castello.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, German, Spanish, French
Pickup included
Hotels and B&Bs in Catania
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • Shuttle bus (return)
  • Multilingual guide
  • Trekking shoes (on request)
  • The kit for visiting the cave
  • Sampling of typical products
  • Entrance to the Lido
  • The kit for snorkeling
  • Baby seat and baby carrier for infants
  • 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): €66 per person
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Not allowed

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    • Suggested equipment is: windbreaker, tennis shoes, water, hat and sunglasses, bathing suit and towel.
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    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 4 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Transportation
      5/5
    • Value for money
      4.3/5
    • Safety
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    Ha sido un día increíble, y una experiencia inolvidable. Recomendamos que aprovechéis esta experiencia. El guía Luigi es una persona increíble, le gusta transmitir todo lo que sabe, y se preocupa siempre para que todo el mundo esté cómodo. Aconsejamos que subáis con el móvil teleférico y después con el jeep, porque vale la pena. Además arriba un vulcanólogo os explica todo acerca de la historia del Etna. Respecto al snorkel, Erika ha hecho que ese momento fuese inolvidable. Ha sido increíble!!

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