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Catania: Mount Etna Morning Jeep Tour

1. Catania: Mount Etna Morning Jeep Tour

After pickup from the designated meeting point, drive to Mount Etna to begin your tour. As you ascend to a height of 2,000 meters, your professional guide will tell you about the history of the volcano and explain its unique nature to you. Walk on paths away from the tourist areas to take in the flora and fauna away from the crowds.  Different aspects of the volcano will be highlighted, such as its nature and resources, its amazing landscapes, and the huge lava flows that have destroyed buildings and roads. You will be taken to a viewpoint to see the panoramic view of the Valle del Bove, the most important valley on the east slope of the volcano. Visit an area of ancient explosive activities, Hornitos, a semi-cave and a state refuge. Learn about its origin and the features inside from your guide. You’ll also have the chance to sample the wines, liqueurs, and honeys from this area. At the end of your tour, you’ll be dropped back at your accommodation in Catania.

Full-Day Etna and Wine Tour from Catania

2. Full-Day Etna and Wine Tour from Catania

This day trip begins with a drive up to Rifugio Sapienza, with stops at viewpoints en route. The guide will provide commentary on the volcano's history and point out sites of previous eruptions. Trek along one of the nature paths up to 2,000 meters or take the Etna high altitude option. For the high altitude option, ride a cable car and special 4x4 minibus to Torre del Filosofo, at 2,900 meters. Afterwards, explore a lava cave, equipped with a helmet and flashlight. The final stop will be at one of the area’s top wineries, with a tasting session that includes a sparkling wine and 4 still wines. During the tasting session, enjoy local cold cuts, cheeses, pate and olive oil.

Mount Etna Mountain E-Bike Enduro Tour

3. Mount Etna Mountain E-Bike Enduro Tour

When you arrive at the start point of your mountain bike trail, get kitted out with all the necessary equipment and your professional mountain e-bike.  Ride on a mixture of fun country trails with terrains ranging from volcanic sand to lava rocks. Listen to your certified mountain bike guide who will advise the most suitable route for you and explain the peculiarities of the trail. All guides are local, energetic and passionate about this sport, so they will be able to convey to you their passion and knowledge about this wonderful region.

From Catania: Mount Etna Sunset Tour

4. From Catania: Mount Etna Sunset Tour

Take a beautiful sunset tour of the famed Etna volcano. Explore a lava cave, walk around craters and watch the sunset on the spectacular landscape Begin with a stop at a farm for a sampling of delicious local products. Visit one of the town's most famous organic farms for a delicious sampling of typical local products, including honey and wine. Continue your tour to a lava cave created during the 1792 eruption and enter the stunning site to learn about lava flows and the forces that create them. Then, stroll along the mountain trails to Mount Etna's Sapienza Refuge, and enjoy a pleasant walk around the lava flows created from the latest eruptions and the ancient Silvestri craters dating back to the 1892 eruption. From this supreme peak, watch the sunset over the breathtaking landscape before returning to your hotel in the evening.

Mt. Etna: Private Tour in 4x4 from Taormina

5. Mt. Etna: Private Tour in 4x4 from Taormina

Break away from classic tourist itineraries to discover unique landscapes of Etna on this guided tour from Taormina or Giardini Naxos. Travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned, 4WD vehicle. Have your experience enriched by stories and fun facts from your guide.  Begin your private adventure with hotel pick up from Taormina or Giardini Naxos. Relax on the drive over regular and unpaved roads as you ascend the extinct craters that sit at an altitude of 2,000 meters.  Walk through lunar landscapes on Europe's highest active volcano at a UNESCO-listed site and view ancient lava flow. Admire the Etna forest, the Valley of Bove, and extinct craters. Put on your helmet and headlamp and make your way through a long, underground tunnel, formed by lava flow. Ascend the summit area at 3,0000 meters where you can purchase a cable car ticket on the spot. Be dropped off at your hotel at the end of your tour. 

Catania: Full Circuit of Etna in MTB

6. Catania: Full Circuit of Etna in MTB

Circumnavigate Mount Etna through the Altomontano trail, which has the following features: Difficulty: Difficult Total distance: 80.84 km Difference in height uphill: 963 m Difference in height downhill: 2.828 m Duration: about 6h During the tour you will pass through lava flows, both recent and ancient ones, which alternate to oak and pine tree woods. You will also stop to see some very interesting lava flow caves. At the end of the tour you will return to the starting place. The montain bikes and helmet rent are included in the tour.

Catania: Mount Etna and Alcantara River Guided Tour

7. Catania: Mount Etna and Alcantara River Guided Tour

Learn about the biology and geology of the Etna Volcano on this guided 8-hour tour. Wander around and explore the area's pathways surrounded by nature which has grown upon several dormant craters. The fauna and flora of Etna provides a stunning backdrop for this tour as you discover the fascinating surroundings including an exciting cave exploration. Then, relax with a wine tasting session and enjoy the flavors of the volcano as you try the region's liqueurs, honey and more. With Etna behind you, it's time to explore the beautiful Alcantara Gorges which were formed from lava and are among the most famous in the world. Next, cross the river, which is lined with basalt walls as high as 50 meters, and enter the wonderful natural setting of the Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park.

Etna: Bottoniera Etna Volcano Eruption Trekking Tour

8. Etna: Bottoniera Etna Volcano Eruption Trekking Tour

Hike the famous Etna Volcano and visit the site of a recent massive volcanic eruotion. See the eruptive fracture of Bottoniera and other volcanic features. Explore the volcano and learn more about its history and the geomorphology of the area from an alpine and volcanological guide on this daytime trekking tour. Start the hike is along the dirt road that leads from Piano Provenzana to the summit craters of the volcano, and cross the eruptive fracture of the eruption of October 27, 2002, the route of "Monte Nero-Timpa Rossa". Discover and study the many volcanic morphologies associated with the eruptions on the northern side of Etna. Visit the flank eruptions of September 10, 1911 and June 17, 1923 that threatened the town of Linguaglossa. Reach the wonderful and impressive Timpa Rossa Refuge, nestled in a fantastic birch forest. Take a picnic break and for the more experienced try to reach the Grotta dei Lamponi. Stop at the volcanic morpho structures called Hornitos, the name coming from the Spanish "Little Furnace". Travel along the pyroclastic cones of the 2002 eruption until reaching the maximum altitude of 2100 meters on the rim of the craters. Climb a sandy channel to the starting point in Piano Provenzana.

Nicolosi: Etna Guided Sky Trek with Cable Car Ride

9. Nicolosi: Etna Guided Sky Trek with Cable Car Ride

You’ll get to almost 3,000 metres above sea level, and marvel at rock formations which date back thousands of years. You’ll meet your expert volcanologist guide on the slopes of Etna at the Rifugio Sapienza, 1900 metres above sea level. One the introductions are out the way, you’ll take the cable car to an altitude of 2,500 metres where the excitement (and the trekking) truly begins! 2001 saw one of the biggest eruptions this millennium on Etna, and you’ll be climbing towards the crater that was created by that. The lunar landscape that was left behind is sure to take your breath away, so maky sure you have your camera at the ready. Then, you’ll carry on to the viewpoint on the Valle del Bove, at a dizzying height of 2,750 metres above sea level! Valle del Bove is considered the best panoramic spot on the mountain, with the dazzling depression dating back 64,000 years. You’ll get a chane to take in your surroundings, snap a few pictures, and pick out Taormina and Syracuse on the coast. You’ll also see summit craters as they constantly emit gases and water vapour. The last stop is visiting a crater depression called the Cisternazza before you take the cable car back to La Sapienza.

Etna: the stomach of the volcano

10. Etna: the stomach of the volcano

Have breakfast in a typical bar of an Etneo village, a spot few kilometers away from the summit craters. Discover recent history of the volcano on the Lava flow of 1992. Hike on a 5 kilometers rout that will lead you to the most stunnig views. Explore the Silvestri craters related to the well known eruption of 1892 and taste the "Fire of the Etna liquor" at 2000 m. Come meet the guide and the rest of the group in the hometown of Daniele. Have breakfast and, since the beginning, get into a Sicilian atmosphere in a local bar with only local people. Right after that, discover the small towns at the feet of the mountain and the local stories. Step foot on one of the most threatening eruption of the last century, the front of the lava flow of therty years ago, where people had to save Zafferana Etna fighting the power of the volcano and making history. Drive around the regional park and witness the drastic changes of landscapes with villages, forests and black lava flows, all surrounded by the undisputed sight of the main craters. Start Hiking on an easy and accessable itinerary of 5 km. Explore the pionner vegetation that grows under the rules of a living mountain. Touch all the volcanic products that are either part of the soil or rained down from the sky during the eruptions of last year. Get amazed by the stomach of the Etna, the biggest volcanic caldera in Europe formed over 9000 years ago on a moonlike scenario where silence and chaos join. Enjoy the view of some of the most unique old and recents lava flows pouring into the Bove Valley and laying there forever. Get to walk at 2000m above sea level between the fire of the mountain and the water of the Ionian coast with the view of Catania and Taormina at the background. Go across the edges of the extinct Sivestri craters of 1892 where all the plants are fighting to regain their space. Distinguish 3 different lava flows of 3 consequential centuries. Experience the last side eruption of 2002 where the Ski station of the Rifugio Sapienza was destroyed and then rebuilt. Taste different products made on the Etneo villages, such us Paste di mandorla, Pistachio Liquor and local honey. End the experience by cheering with the traditional liquor drank on the volcano: the "Fire of the Etna"

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What people are saying about Etna Park

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based on 774 reviews

Perfect day ať all. We have been picked up with Pepe and drive one hour to reach cable station bellow Etna first peak, where we deciced to pay extra 68€/person to use cable car and 4x4 bus to reach 2750 m (guided tour as well) and see one small Etna crater. This is to be sad that no permission to go upper is prohibited due to safety reason. Also do not underestimated temperature and take some wind jacket and outdoor shoes . After that we enjoy nice and tasty degustation at Palmento Arena. Very recommended. And Pepe was a really nice and friendly Guide.

The trip was excellent and exceeded our expectations. Our guide Gianfranco picked us up at our hotel right on schedule and stopped at several great viewing locations on the way to and from Mt. Etna. He was very knowledgeable about Mt. Etna and also gave us a lot of great information about Sicily and other things to see and do in the area. I would highly recommend this excursion and Gianfranco as a guide.

This was an amazing tour both at Mount Etna and at the winery. There was enough time at Mount Etna to explore on your own or do nothing. The experience at the winery was exemplary great wine tasting delicious lunch very knowledgeable and overall just a great time. I highly recommend this tour

Natasha was a great guide, Etna was closed to go up to the pic, and it was pretty boring just to see black gravel, winery tastings were excellent - food and wine, delucateses they offer are excellent

Our time with Gianfranco was fabulous! He is a lovely man, so knowledgeable, friendly and articulate. He explained everything so well and made it all so easy. An amazing day!