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Walk along the floor of this 223-foot deep lava canyon - a narrow, scenically spectacular gorge carved out of the rock by a fast-flowing stream.
Via Nazionale 5 | Motta Camastra, 98030, Sicily, Italy
+39 333 360 9545
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Reviewed today via mobile

Amazing scenery, excellent experience! Luka and Nikolas quided us through body rafting really profetionally. They were really friendly, spoke English to none Italians and they made the whole experience even more exciting. There was a family with 2 children with us, proving that body-rafting is...More

Thank Yiannis D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We got there quite early . Parked along tge road and paid 1.50euro for the entrance with the steps. Have to say I had thought from some reviews that steps would have been worse than they actually were. It took us 5 minutes max to...More

Thank Annie V
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place to go when you look. for experienced, funny and helpful people! Franceso and Roberto were such nice people and gave you the best experience you can get in the Alcantara Gorge. They speak four languages so that you are good to...More

Thank travel_ales
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is gorgeous. There is a walk you can do to some viewing points beforehand, but it's missable. Bring a towel and your reef shoes and go straight down to the gorge to cool off from the summer heat!

1  Thank global_nomads100
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was our first body rafting experience. We enjoyed it and Luca always explained what we will encounter and how to move to enjoy safely. 👍

Thank Noel G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an awesome two hours with Luca...I was a bit anxious about doing the body rafting but Luca was so relaxed and helpful that made me at ease.... I really enjoyed the experience.. I would highly reccomend it :)

Thank Annalise B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pretty spectacular sight. Nice place to visit. I highly recommend wearing water shoes, lots of rocks in the water.

Thank jdellamonica2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Water levels were very low, so the raging torrent was more of a trickle. The most enjoyable part of the visit was the excellent gelato on sale in the visitors centre. During a dry period I would save my entrance fee.

1  Thank Terry H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having arrived on the hop on hop off blue route I did not know exactly what to expect and I was very pleasantly surprised. Having paid my ten euros to get in I followed the trail through a large variety of plants including oranges and...More

1  Thank GMH153
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been several times over the past few years but have learnt to by pass the gardens at 12€ each and use the public entrance with 250 steps at 3€ each

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Mary Josette M
1 June 2018|
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Response from Katharina S |
There are two gates, one is for about 13-17€ and there is an elevator. The other one is for 1,50€ and there are about 200 stairs. They are in intervalls, so you can take a break anytime while going up. They are in the shadow... More
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18 September 2017|
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Response from SteveTheAstonFan | Reviewed this property |
Hi you can get a train from Messina to Taormina Giardini station, then a bus to Recanati bus station where you can then pick up a bus to the gorge which is about an hour (and on to Etna should you so desire which takes much... More
13 August 2017|
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Response from Matthew S | Reviewed this property |
It is, there are lifts to the bottom. However, it is a gorge and I guess there is only so much you can see with a pushchair. You could carry your child once at the bottom but would have to leave the pushchair somewhere. I... More