Etna Grand Tour. Start from meeting point next “La Cantoniera Restaurant” on Etna South – € 85.00 adults and € 75.00 children 7-12 years old (€ 76.50 adults and € 67.50 children, with Hotel Corsaro Special Guest Card), duration 5h 30m – Information www.etnatouring.com – phone numbers +39 095 7918000 or + 39 347 7838799 – Only booking in advance.
For reserved hotel guests of Hotel Corsaro: meeting point every morning at about 9.15/9.30 am at the reception of hotel. Excursion starts by cable car to reach 2500 m. a.s.l. By four wheel drive buses it reaches 2900 m. a.s.l. and at this point the “adventure” begins: on foot it reaches the Summit Craters (3.345 m a.s.l.): Voragine or “Centrale”, Bocca Nuova, North-East Crater, South-East Crater. If weather conditions are good, this is an unforgettable experience on one of the highest and most active volcanoes on Earth. Group climbs down to 2900 m. a.s.l. to rest and have a picnic. Later begins the descent of the mountain. During this descent it is possible to see 2002-2003 and 2001 extinct craters and the “Belvedere” (viewpoint) of Bove Valley. Group reaches cable car top station at 2500 m. a.s.l. and begins descent to 1900 m. a.s.l.
After this excursion, guests are always very happy, but tired. It would be better to face this exacting trekking the same day of arrival, if possible, or stay two nights in the hotel. You can have so chance to rest in hotel and its SPA. It is uncomfortable to leave Etna to other destinations tired and dirty from ash and sweat.
NOTE: Trekking equipment (boots, jacket, sweater, etc.); in case you do not have any, guide will provide boots, socks, jackets, sticks and helmets (included in the price). Difficult: medium/hard. Excursion is not allowed to people with heart problems, asthma and particular pathologies. Excursion can be modified on guide discretion according on weather and volcanic conditions. Groups about 20 people per guide.
Excursion is an external service to hotel, we accept no responsabilities.