Alcantara Gorges and Taormina

Alfredo TrimarchiGole dell' Alcantara, Messina, Sea and Nature, Taormina


Alcantara Gorges and Taormina

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With a transfer of about one hour we’ll get to the Alcantara Canyons, an extraordinary, unique place all over the world. High up to 50 meters, canyons had been originated by cooling phenomena of very old lava flows in the middle of the cool waters of the Alcantara River. The Botanical and Geological Park of Alcantara Canyons let you visit this natural sight at every moment of the year, at the top of comfort and safety.
The famous and renowned beach stays in front of the entrance to the canyon and you can reach it easily by the lifts of the Park or by the stairs of Motta Camastra district. The beach is available up to meteorological conditions and the watermark permit that, so apart from winter and autumn periods in correspondence to the heavy rains.
The interior part of the canyon is available for an initial stretch of about 25/30 meters due to the safety restrictions and the meteorological conditions above the water level. The downstream area is characterized by lakes, rocks and little falls, and it is practicable wearing dungarees that protect from the cool waters. Dungarees are on hire in loco.
Thanks to the path network of the Botanical and Geological Park of Alcantara Canyon, you can visit all over the year through the Canyon Path and the Eleonora Path that run the canyon along its length, with many views along the canyons, plaques and charts that give information and descriptions about the places. After, enjoy a visit of Taormina, a wonderful village situated not far from the Alcantara Gorges. You will have the opportunity to take a guided walking tour along with the opportunity to spend some time by yourself on the main street, Corso Umberto, where you will be enchanted by the harmony of the structures and the richness of the shops and boutiques.


What to bring:
Identity card, camera and video camera. Cash and credit card, sunglasses and suntan cream.

What to wear:
It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes, a hat and light and comfortable clothes.


Terms of purchase
Booking with payment by bank trasfer, paypal, credit card or cash on the same day of the tour.

Cancellation Policy

Discover Messina reserves the right to cancel the tour, not later than seven days before the chosen date, only in case of failure to achieve a number of 4 participants. In that case we will refund the complete amount within 48 hours from the notification of cancellation communicated by e- mail.
In case of annulment of the excursion by the customer not later than 48 hours previous to the chosen date for the tour the entire amount will be refunded. If the tour will be annulled 48 hours before the date of the excursion to the customer it will be deducted 30% of the amount.


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Planning Details

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  • Service active from 1 May to 31 October
  • 6 Hours
  • Start point: Discover Messina Office or the Port Terminal
  • End point: Returns to original departure location.
Included in the price
  • Transport by air-conditioned bus
  • Professional guide
  • Walking tour
  • Live commentary on board
  • Discover Messina Travel Assistance
  • Liability Insurance
Excluded from the price
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Tips and personal extra
  • What is not being specified in “Included in the price”
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Adult pricing applies to all travellers.
  • Adult pricing applies to all travellers.
  • May be operated by a multilingual guide.
  • There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if the minimum number of passengers is not reached (4 people) to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Meals and drinks not included.
  • Cellular number required.

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