Natural Wonders of the Alcantara National Park

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Natural Wonders of the Alcantara National Park

Maletto, ItalyCall For Price Full Day

Early in the morning, our Local will take you on a fantastic hike in the park of the Alcantara where thousands of years ago, the lava from Mount Etna blocked the river flow and as it came in contact with the water formed beautiful columns. Over the years the columns eroded and have now been transformed into impressive ravines. This place is completely off the beaten path and little-known by tourists. Many small lakes and waterfalls form along the river all with different color tones that range from black to light gray to almost white, any perfect for jumping in to cool off on a nice warm day.


You will be trekking and hiking through picturesque countryside and after about a mile you can enjoy a swim in the lakes! This Experience requires fueling up, so you’ll do what many locals do before setting off ― have a special Sicilian breakfast made with Pistacchio di Bronte, a very famous kind of pistachio called the Green Gold. The excursion will end by relaxing and enjoying some wine and delicious cuisine while dining at the best restaurant of the region run by a family friend of our Local. This Experience is sure to be a highlight of your vacation!


  • A full day with local Sicilian residents to learn about them, their culture and life in Sicily
  • Enjoy a Sicilian breakfast treat and coffee
  • Hiking through the Alcantara park at the base of Mt. Etna
  • Take advantage of the marvelous views and photo opportunities
  • An opportunity for a refreshing swim in the pure mountain water
  • A traditional Sicilian lunch in a family restaurant with your locals featuring local products



Duration: 8 hours

Availability: Year round

Difficulty level: Easy to moderate

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and wine included, additional food & refreshments on your own

Transportation: Your own car or rental – (able to provide transportation on request for additional cost)

Requirements: Hiking, walking. Can work with and around any food allergies or intolerances. For alcohol consumption guests must be 21 or over

Equipment RecommendedHiking shoes, backpack, water, extra layers during the cooler months, swimwear for the hotter months

Max # of people allowed: 8

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