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From Catania: Etna Nature and Flavors Half-Day Tour

Activity provider: Kemedia

From Catania: Etna Nature and Flavors Half-Day Tour

Activity provider: Kemedia

From US$ 68.47 per person

Enjoy the spectacular scenery on Mount Etna volcano. Explore the volcano's last eruptions and see the Silvestri craters. Enter a lava cave to see how lava flows form, and taste delicious products.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
French, German, Spanish, Italian, English
Pickup included
Hotel pickup and drop-off services are available from hotels and B&Bs in Catania.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Be driven up the Silvestri craters that were formed during the eruption of 1892
  • Visit the Etna nature park with a guide and enjoy the scenery
  • Explore a volcanic lava cave with equipped with a helmet and head lamp
  • Sample typical local products like honey, olive, oil and wine at a farm
  • Choose to trek or take a cable car and Jeep to explore the volcanic landscape
Full description

Explore Etna Park on a day tour that takes you up to the Sapienza Refuge and admire views from 1,986 meters. Learn how craters and lava tunnels are formed from your guide and try local products. At the Sapienza Refuge, see both the newest eruptions of the volcano and the old Silvestri craters, dating from the 1892 eruption. Enter a lava cave, with a helmet and headlamp, to learn how lava flows are formed.

Later, visit a well-known farm and taste local products, such as honey, olive oil, and wine.

Includes
  • Return transfer by shuttle bus
  • Pick-up is available from the city center
  • Multi-lingual tourist guide
  • Kit for cave visit
  • Sampling of local products
  • Lunch
  • High altitude option (to reach 2900 meters)

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What to bring

  • Windbreaker
  • Sports shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  •  Instead of trekking, you have the option of taking a cable car and jeep bus up 3,000 meters, enjoying the lunar-like landscape
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 320 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Ended up getting a private tour (since it’s the past the holidays and low season). Our guide, Andrea, was phenomenal… so knowledgeable about Etna, Catania, Sicily (in general), and volcanos! He answered all of our various questions and spoke English really well. We decided to do the cable car option ($30 each) and then trek ourselves to the crater created during the 2001 eruption (instead of the Jeeps which would have been another $38 each)… very happy with that decision since clouds rolled in blocking the Jeep’s panorama viewpoint. I am young but not the most fit, however, Andrea’s pace allowed me to ascend slowly without feeling rushed. It wasn’t the easiest but absolutely worth the views once inside the crater. The local food/wine tasting and lava tube (cave) parts of the tour are like the cherry on top of an already great day. This tour ranks as one of my favorite excursions during my month-long travel. Worth every penny and would do it again in a heartbeat.

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January 9, 2023

Pick up on time and nice journey to the larva cave for a quick stop and walk in the cave. Carried on to Etna visitor centre but as the weather was really bad and the list was shut due to winds had a short hike around and lots of info from the guide. Left and stopped off at a winery for tasting. Wine, flavoured olive oils znd antipasti. All very nice and no hard sell on any products. Returned about an hour early due to weather but only nature's fault.

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December 13, 2022

Great experience with our guide Natacha. To summarize our day: departure from Catania in the morning towards Etna with a small group of people. Arrived at Etna we chose to climb to the summits (it's incredible, you have to do it) + 68€. Then we find the guide, we take the car to go visit a lava cave and finally a little tasting and return to Catania in the middle of the afternoon!

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November 27, 2022

Product ID: 36159