Experience all the secrets of Sicily Life woven into our fabulous individual private tours; There is no trace of "Mass market" tourism in our tours. We will enable you to experience, effortlessly, what you could never access and find on your own. Each tour is organized carefully and exclusively for you, individually tailored to your special requests and your interests. Mt Etna Volcano is one of the world's most active volcanoes. It has been erupting since several million years. Mt Etna is one of the greatest and beautiful volcano adventure tour destinations in Sicily, beside many other which can be easily enjoyed from our charming village of Taormina. This volcano has more than 400 craters, split all over the Catania county. To the ancient Greeks, Mount Etna was the realm of Vulcan, god of fire, and the home of the one-eyed monster known as the Cyclops. Etna offers skiing in the Winter months and breathtaking hikes in the woods during the Summer.
There are also a number of smaller peaks on the slopes of Etna, and some interesting caverns. Since Etna is a strato volcano, with relatively cool lava temperature and numerous openings (vents), nobody ever knows precisely where on its vast surface the next eruption will be.
Pick up from your place at your most convenient time and drive to mount Etna through several Sicilian towns (Santa Venerina, Zafferana, Milo...) and visit some old lava flows on the way. During the ascent different kinds of vegetation can be noted. We will reach 2.000 meters (7.000 ft.) where we take a walk together to visit the “Silvestri” craters (1986) and the latest new lava flows and craters from 2002/2003, enjoy the desert moon atmosphere! On the way, we will also stop and visit a local family farm where it is possible to taste local Etna wine, a selection of natural honey (orange, lemon, eucalyptus, strawberry...), almond pastries, olives, extra virgin olive oil. We then have a stop at one of the best known vineyards "Tenuta San Michele del Murgo" where it is possible to tour the wonderful property overlooking the sea and the volcano and taste some of their local table wine (optional stop). Driving down from the mount through a wonderful pine tree forest, we will end the day with a visit of the charming village of Giardini Naxos (first Greek colony in Sicily) by the sea, which was hit and covered by an old lava flows.
On request we can visit the famous Alcantara Gorges (waterfall) made from an old eruption, probably the one that hits Naxos more than 2.000 years ago.
All individual private tours are done by experienced natives English speaking guides
who will introduce you to the secrets of Sicily and make your vacation come unforgettable!