Excursions to Mount Etna
We organize trips to Mount Etna. A trip to this this breathtaking volcano is not only an interesting option for those who don’t want to book an extra night closer to Mount Etna, but also for those who don’t want to drive such a long distance themselves.
A chauffeur will take you to a hotel close to Mount Etna, from which a jeep will bring you to the well-known Rifugio Sapienza at an altitude of around 2000 meters. From here you’ll go for a walk with an English speaking guide to the Silvestri craters. After having visited the craters you can have lunch at the Rifugio.
After lunch you’ll be driven to a volcanic cave. Helmets and torches are provided. After visiting the cave, the jeeps will drive through a chestnut forest with a wonderful view of the Bove Valley, back to the starting point. There the bus will be waiting to bring you back to Balestrate or Castellammare del Golfo.
If you do prefer to drive to the other side of the island with your rental car, you can book several excursions, like tailor made excursions, organized by Corina Schalkwijk.