Guided tour

Catania: Mount Etna Trek and Cave Tour

Catania: Mount Etna Trek and Cave Tour

From US$ 62.07 per person

Enjoy a unique experience on Mount Etna and discover the highest active volcano in Europe. Taste sandwiches and local products, and explore a cave with headlights and torches.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Italian, English
Pickup included
• The driver will wait for a maximum of 5 minutes after scheduled pickup time

Experience

Highlights
  • Travel around off-road passages through old lava flows
  • Trek past and admire the most recent lava flows
  • Follow quiet paths away from the tourist trails
  • Walk around the valle del bove, the biggest Etna's caldera
Full description
Following your pickup, you will head in the direction of Etna. Passing off road through Trazzere where you can see the lava flows of 1792, your guide will explain the fauna and flora of the volcano of Etna. They will tell you of Mount Etna's history as you travel in the direction of the Bove Valley, which is an ancient caldera formed about 64,000 years ago due to a collapse of 2 major eruptive centers. You'll soon arrive at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level, where your hike starts. Follow quiet trails away from the tourist paths. Pass recent lava flows and soak up views of the coastline. During the trip you'll see the southeastern crater, Etna's most active area. Throughout the trek you can stop to taste sandwiches and local products, and will visit inside a lava cave with helmets and flashlights. At the conclusion of your experience, you will be returned back to your point of origin.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off in the Catania city center and Trecastagni
  • Naturalist guide
  • Extra warm jacket
  • Rain jacket
  • Trekking sticks and shoes
  • Food and drink
  • Socks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with heart problems
  • People with respiratory issues
  • People with mobility impairments
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

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Jacket
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Socks

Know before you go

  • All participants can buy a locally-prepared sandwich before the hiking
  • In the case of high tremors or eruptions, a visit to the cave is not possible
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 106 reviews

Review summary

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

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Our guide Marco was amazing. He had the knowledge to educate us and at the same time he was making jokes and we had a lot o fun. The atmosphere be created in the group was supper. The tour was very well organized. Marco is a very good driver. He provide us with shoes and warm clothes to be comfortable during the hiking. His colleague whose name I do not remember unfortunately was also very friendly. We made stops at amazing points of view. This tour is one of our best experiences so far. We were lucky because the weather was great, even though we whent at the end of November.

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November 24, 2021

An absolutely recommendable experience to get to know the Etna (female in Italian!) Better. Perfect mix, not too difficult, but not too simple either - you have to make a little effort. But you should know beforehand (that wasn't in the advertisement) that you can walk up to 6 km and climb about 400 meters.

October 10, 2021

I absolutely loved the tour! Our guide was super friendly, had great (English) communication skills and was very informative. As we needed to do a covid test (for our flight back home) in the early morning before the tour (pick-up 8.15/8.30h), our guide suggested we could come over to their second stop (to buy lunch before the tour) at 9.30h. We just made it with a taxi! The guide bought our lunch, because we payed for the taxi. Which was very kind of him! Also he has knowledge about (medicine) plants. This was awesome!

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September 22, 2021

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