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Catania: Mount Etna Sunset Jeep Tour

1. Catania: Mount Etna Sunset Jeep Tour

Take a guided tour of iconic Mount Etna. Discover the natural landmark's history, sample local produce, and watch the sun set over the outstanding landscape. Climb aboard a 4x4 Jeep and begin your half-day guided tour. Learn about the history and science behind the Etna volcano. Stop for a wine, liquor, and honey tasting to discover the flavors and smells of local products that are made in this volcanic region. Drive along roads that are framed by breathtaking views of the various dormant craters. Admire the beautiful Valle del Bove and explore an old lava flow cave with lamps. Finish your tour by enjoying the beautiful panoramas of the sun setting behind the landscape. 

From Taormina: Mount Etna Sunset Tour

2. From Taormina: Mount Etna Sunset Tour

Go on a guided tour from Taormina to the top of Mount Etna on this day trip. See a lava cave, walk along mountain trails, indulge in local produce, and marvel at the breathtaking sunset from the mountain top. Benefit from pickup at your accommodation in Taormina. Taste local produce at an organic farm and savor the flavors of the local honey and wine. Continue to a lava cave created during the 1792 eruption of the volcano. Enter the stunning site to learn about the lava flow and forces that created them. Then, stroll along the mountain trails to reach the Sapienza Refuge on the slopes of Mount Etna. Walk around the different lava flows created by the latest eruptions and see the ancient Silvestri craters from the eruptions of 1892. Watch the sunset from the top of the mountain before returning to your hotel after dark.

From Taormina: Sunset Experience on Mount Etna Upper Craters

3. From Taormina: Sunset Experience on Mount Etna Upper Craters

Begin your journey by boarding a coach with your friendly and knowledgeable tour leader. This will take you approximately 1900 meters (about 6233 feet) up Mount Etna, where you will then switch to jeeps in order to get within a safe proximity of the main crater area at 3000 (about 9840 feet) meters elevation. During your ascent, you’ll be escorted by licensed guides of the CAI - Italian Alpine Club.   Mount Etna is an active volcano on the east coast of Sicility, and the tallest active volcano in Europe, standing at 3,350 meters (about 10990 feet). It’s also one of the most active volcanoes in the world and in an almost constant state of activity since its first eruption about half a million years ago.   After reaching the highest authorized area, stop to experience a stunning sunset as the fading sun’s colors cover the volcano, the Valley of the Bove, and all of the expansive surroundings. Following the sunset, return by jeep to 1900 meters, at which point it will be time for a wonderful dinner at your expense in a local restaurant to finish off the evening.

From Catania: Mount Etna Sunset Tour

4. From Catania: Mount Etna Sunset Tour

Start off your tour meeting your professional nature guide near your hotel in Catania. Drive to the southeast side of Mount Etna and admire the unique variety of plants and animals on the mountain, along with deserts of lava and ashes, peculiar lava formations, and traces of the most impressive eruptions. During the excursion, you will reach a maximum altitude of 2000 meters via soft trekking. Take in the views from a lookout point onto the Bove Valley, including an astonishing view of the volcano's central crater. Explore a volcanic cave. Stop for a Sicilian street food snack and taste some excellent Etna wine while you watch the amazing sunset.

Etna Private Sunset Tour with Prosecco

5. Etna Private Sunset Tour with Prosecco

You will be picked up at your accommodation by your personal guide and driver in a comfortable air-conditioned car and your private trip to the highest active volcano in Europe will start. On the way to Etna, you will learn the geological history of the volcano and learn what it is like for the Etnean people to live on an active volcano. Your first stop will be at a honey farm on the slopes of Etna where you will try locally produced honey and wine. Then you will continue your ascent between old and new lava flows, black valleys and extinct craters to reach 6560 feet (2000m) above the sea level. A small walk on a crater will let you reach the panoramic point from which you will admire all the Ionian coastline view. A glass of the finest Italian Prosecco will be coupled with a breathtaking sunset in front of you. Take your time, explore lava formations, breathe in the cristalline mountain air. When you are ready your guide will bring you back to your accommodation.

From Taormina: Mount Etna Half-Day Evening Hike

6. From Taormina: Mount Etna Half-Day Evening Hike

The experience begins with a pickup from Taormina, or a nearby meeting point, and travels to the local partner’s base camp at Etna North. Upon arrival, get kitted out with the necessary safety gear then set out on the hike. Follow your friendly guide as you trek through ancient woodlands and extinct craters at 1800-2000 meters of altitude. As you walk, learn about the area’s variety of unique flora as well as fascinating facts about the volcano. As the sun starts to set, soak up the tranquility of the atmosphere, marvel at the view, and learn about the traditions and customs of local people. At the end of an unforgettable hike, head inside the volcanic underground and discover the incredible origins, characteristics, and uses of these volcanic caves. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, enjoy a delicious sandwich made using regional products, paired with sweet almond wine. Finally, sit back and relax on the return journey to your starting point.

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What people are saying about Catania

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 148 reviews

Ask for Giovanni! He was really nice and fun. Very friendly and welcoming. Also, he explained a lot about the history of Etna and answered all our questions. Gang, gang!

Kevin was the best guide imaginable. Nice, communicative and well informed. Definitely a highlight of a two-week holiday in Sicily!

We had a great time discovering Etna with our French guide Oratio. He is very knowledgeable, kind and an excellent driver.

It was a fantastic experience! Raji, our guide, was flawless! All beautiful beautiful! Highly recommended

Nice and great tour with funny, witty and knowledgable guides!