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Catania: Etna Hiking Tour

Catania: Etna Hiking Tour

From US$ 66.73 per person

Admire breathtaking views of Mount Etna and surrounding landscape from the summit. Explore a volcanic lava cave created after the eruption.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Italian

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Mount Etna volcano on an off-the-beaten-path hike
  • Admire incredible views of the volcanic landscape and Ionian Sea
  • Learn about geology and volcanoes in an interesting and fun way
Full description

Enjoy a hike on the highest, most active volcano in Europe. Start the tour with an early morning pickup from your hotel in Catania. Climb into a comfortable 4x4 vehicle and set off for Mount Etna. Arrive at the starting point for your off-the-beaten-track hike.

As you begin to walk, admire the fascinating landscape of the Valle del Bove, the biggest depression of Mount Etna, and its moonlike deserts. From there take in the breathtaking views of the smoking summit craters and the surrounding landscape facing the Ionian Sea.

The tour also includes the opportunity to explore a lava tube with helmets and flashlights. Experience the incredible natural phenomenon created when the surface lava solidified but magma continued to flow into the tunnel.

Finally, in the afternoon, get dropped off back in Catania where your tour concludes.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Insurance
  • Helmet and flashlight
  • Equipment
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with respiratory issues
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  •  Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  •  Children must be accompanied by an adult
  •  The program of the excursion may change due to adverse weather conditions, as well as access restrictions by the authorities
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 221 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5

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Escursione piacevole e suggestiva da fare assolutamente. La nostra guida, Ernesto ha contribuito al 100% nella riuscita di quest'avventura. Dall'ospitalità nel paesino Tre Castagni dove ci ha portato per fare colazione e prendere un panino per il pranzo, all'arrivo sulla cima dell'Etna. Assistenza da parte di Ernesto ottima. Non potevamo trovare guida migliore.

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November 25, 2021

Great experience! The guide was really nice. He offered to lend us shoes and coats for the hike, good communication, he was great ! The hike was also super, the views are incredible and it’s reassuring to be with someone who know really well the Mount Etna. I had fun, thank you !

October 31, 2021

The tour started in the morning at the agreed meeting point, first everyone was picked up at their hotel, after a stopover with typical Italian coffee and panini as provisions for everyone, we drove to a less frequented hiking car park and started the tour from there. We were on the road for about 3.5-4 hours. Ernesto answered many questions about Etna and showed us a lot. Unfortunately it was very cloudy, but Ernesto had the right feeling and the cloud cover broke up and we had a beautiful view of the valley and the cold lava flows. The tour was even better than expected, highly recommended!

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October 12, 2021

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