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Alcantara Gorges (Gole dell'Alcantara) Tours and Activities

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Following the path of an ancient Mt. Etna lava flow, Sicily’s Alcantara River carved intricate ravines and underground passages through the volcanic rock. The resulting Alcantara Gorges (Gole dell'Alcantara) are part of the Alcantara River Park, popular with travelers drawn to the beautiful rock formations and the refreshing river water, especially in summer.

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via Nazionale, Ss 185, Alcantra, Sicily
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Mt. Etna and Alcantara river full day tour from Taormina

Mt. Etna and Alcantara river full day tour from Taormina

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The volcanic landscapes around Mt. Etna draw travelers from far and wide, but reaching the highest peaks can be a challenge. This adventurous full-day tour from Taormina includes food-tastings in Zafferana Etnea and a visit to the Parco dell’Etna. Delve into a lava cave with a guide, marvel at Italy’s volcanic landscape from the Rifugio Sapienza, and delve deep into the Alcantara Gorges—home to lava formations shaped over millions of years.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.08
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Mount Etna and Alcantara Gorges Day Trip with Circumetnea Railway Ride

Mount Etna and Alcantara Gorges Day Trip with Circumetnea Railway Ride

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See southern Italy in style with this eye-pleasing trip around Mount Etna via a vintage mid-20th-century train on the Circumetnea Railway. The train journey includes visits to the canyons of Alcantara Gorges (admission at own expense), an amazing natural setting made up of black lava rock walls up to 160 feet (50 meters). And then explore the base of Mount Etna, Sicily's legendary volcano that is 11,000 feet (3,300 meters) tall. Optional upgrade to ascent by cable car up to 2,500 meters and continuing on board jeeps up to the authorized crater zones at approximately 3,000 meters with the assistance of licensed guides of the CAI (Italian Alpine Club); stop to admire the eventual activity of the upper craters in a safety zones according to weather conditions.  From November 1 to March 31, this tour does not include the train ride nor the optional upgrade.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.65
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Mt. Etna and Alcantara river full day tour from Catania

Mt. Etna and Alcantara river full day tour from Catania

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The volcanic landscapes around Mt. Etna draw travelers from far and wide, but reaching the highest peaks can be a challenge. This adventurous full-day tour from Catania includes food-tastings in Zafferana Etnea and a visit to the Parco dell’Etna. Delve into a lava cave with a guide, marvel at Italy’s volcanic landscape from the Rifugio Sapienza, and explore the Alcantara Gorges—home to lava formations shaped over millions of years.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$103.49
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Mount Etna Jeep 4x4 Full Day Tour from Catania or Taormina

Mount Etna Jeep 4x4 Full Day Tour from Catania or Taormina

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Mount Etna is widely considered among Sicily’s top natural attractions, but its remote location and rugged terrain make exploring a challenge. On this tour, tackle the terrain by powerful 4x4 Jeep—with round-trip transport from Catania and Taormina hotels included. With your guide at the wheel, traverse old lava fields and dense forest, and stop along the way to admire the views and explore Mount Etna up-close on foot.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Etna Summit Area (2900 mt) Lunch and Alcantara Tour - Small Groups from Taormina

Etna Summit Area (2900 mt) Lunch and Alcantara Tour - Small Groups from Taormina

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This entire day tour will allow you to get to the base of the summit craters of the Etna: thanks to the ascent by cableway and off-road vehicles you will arrive at 2900 meters of altitude, where you will have a unique walk around the base of the active summit craters, accompanied by our naturalistic expert and a volcanological guide. Afterward, you will explore the incredible volcanic underground by visiting one of the striking volcanic cave of the Etna, and then, after a lunch based on local typical products, you will visit the amusing Alcantara Gorges.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Mount Etna, Randazzo and Alcantara Gorges Day Trip from Taormina

Mount Etna, Randazzo and Alcantara Gorges Day Trip from Taormina

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Experience the peaks and valleys of Sicily in one day trip from Taormina, exploring both the foothills of Mount Etna and the Alcantara Gorges along with the Medieval town of Randazzo! Visit the volcanic canyons of the picturesque Alcantara Gorges followed by a stop in Randazzo to see the Basilica of Santa Maria. Hike into the foothills of Mount Etna, Europe's tallest active volcano, or upgrade for a chance to go up to the volcano's upper areas for a walking tour of the craters.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Full-Day Self-Guided Tour in Etna Nord and Alcantara Gorges

Full-Day Self-Guided Tour in Etna Nord and Alcantara Gorges

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Our tour permite you to discover all beautiful places aroud Mount Etna, discover Alcantara Gorges and its canyon. On board an audioguide will explain you what you will see.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Etna and Alcantara River Tour - Pickup Time 08:30 from your Hotel

Etna and Alcantara River Tour - Pickup Time 08:30 from your Hotel

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Visit two of Sicily’s most renowned natural attractions during this full-day, small-group tour to Mt. Etna and Alcantara River. Get a first-hand peek at the iconic Silvestri volcanic craters, then see the impact of volcanic eruptions on the basalt riverbeds. Travel comfortably in a private vehicle with pickup and drop-off service from Catania.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Etna & Alcantara Gorges by Land Rover from Taormina

Etna & Alcantara Gorges by Land Rover from Taormina

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Access parts of the Etna and Alcantara Gorges that traditional tours can't reach on this off-road tour via 4WD vehicle. Departing from Taormina, you'll see the otherworldly landscapes around the volcano, including the caves and lava flows and a stop at Mount Fontana. Stop at a local country restaurant to refresh yourself with a traditional Italian lunch, including wine, before returning to Taormina.
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  • 7 hours
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$288.26
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Should I book Alcantara Gorges (Gole dell'Alcantara) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Alcantara Gorges (Gole dell'Alcantara) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Alcantara Gorges (Gole dell'Alcantara) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Alcantara Gorges (Gole dell'Alcantara) costs USD 51.89. Guided Alcantara Gorges (Gole dell'Alcantara) tours start around USD 51.89 per person.
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