Regions

East, Northeast

Starting Point

Catania

Best time to travel

March - early November

Recommended Length

8 - 11 days

Best for

Volcanic Adventure

Activity Level **

4/5

VOLCANIC ISLANDS ADVENTURE

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

- venture on the smoking slopes and around craters on Mount Etna
- witness a real small volcanic eruption on Stromboli after sunset!
- hike and snorkel in the warm waters around Vulcano
- canyoning adventure in the Alcantara Gorge
- enjoy fantastic local Sicilian cuisine and wine all along the way

This explosive tours focuses on the amazing volcanic heritage and activity which is omnipresent in the Eastern parts of Sicily. Spend a few days discovering the volcanic scenery around Mount Etna before heading to the Aeolian Islands to witness a volcanic eruption on Stromboli and to enjoy the beautiful volcanic scenery on Lipari and Vulcano. Blow off some steam on thrilling outdoor adventures and enjoy sumptuous Sicilian gastronomy and exclusive tasting all along the way.

TOUR SUGGESTION

Day 1 - arrival - overnight in Taormina
Day 2 - Hiking on the Southern slopes of Mount Etna - winery tour, lunch and tasting - overnight in Taormina (150km)
Day 3 - Sunset hike on Mount Etna - wilderness BBQ - overnight in the Mount Etna area (80km)
Day 4 - Body rafting in the Alcantara gorge - overnight in the Etna area (100km)
Day 5 - Quad bike tour on Mount Etna - overnight in the Etna area (80km)
Day 6 - Aeolian islands - Sunset trek on Stromboli island - overnight on Stromboli (140km)
Day 7 - Free time on Lipari island - sunset wine tasting - overnight on Lipari
Day 8 - Hiking and snorkeling on Vulcano island - overnight on Lipari
Day 9 - departure

SERVICES INCLUDED

- accommodation in good standard middle-class hotels and/or guesthouses
- private transfers or private care hire for the entire trip
- ferry passages
- activities, visits and tours as outlined, with a certified, English speaking guide where desired/required
- all taxes and insurances for the activities
- expert travel planning, trip preparation and 24/7 on-tour support

*  The activity level is based on the amount of tours and activities included (1 - few tours and activities with a lot of free time, 5 - a lot of tours and activities with little free time). The activity level does not reflect the difficulty of the activities or tours included. Itineraries can be tailored to match the preferred level of activity.