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Etna: Private Guided Tour to the Summit Craters

Activity provider: Portale Sardegna S.p.A.

Etna: Private Guided Tour to the Summit Craters

Activity provider: Portale Sardegna S.p.A.

From US$ 151.41 per person

Discover the most active volcano in Europe a private guided tour. Journey to Etna, where you can admire breathtaking volcanic landscapes with an Alpine volcanological guide.

About this activity

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Duration 6 hours
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Italian, English, French
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  • Learn more about the most active volcano in Europe
  • Admire breathtaking volcanic landscapes
  • Be enchanted by views of Valle del Bove
  • Feel the achievement of having made it to the Etna craters
Full description

Explore the volcanic landscapes of Etna with a Alpine volcanological guide on this private tour. Reach the Bocca Nuova and Barbagallo craters and learn more about the volcano that has shaped Sicily.

Be greeted by your guide in front of the Etna cableway ticket office at an altitude of 1900 meters. Have a short briefing with your guide and purchase cable car and 4x4 bus tickets to the summit area at 2900 meters.

Take in views of the mountain as you travel to 2900 meters where you will stop and begin your hike to 3300 meters. Climb between sand and lava flows until you arrive at the Bocca Nuova crater. Stop to enjoy views of the crater and Sicily.

Descend toward the Barbagallo craters and continue towards Valle del Bove. Observe a valley formed by the collapse of a series of ancient eruptive events.

  • Alpine volcanological guide
  • Cable car and 4x4 bus ticket (€ 50.00 per person)
  • Rental of hiking shoes (if necessary)
  • Food and drink
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • 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
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

Please meet in front of the ticket office of the Etna cableway, next to Rifugio Sapienza. Please arrive at the meeting point at least 30 minutes in advance.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Food
  • Snacks
  • Hiking shoes
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Thermal clothing
  • Trekking gear

Know before you go

  • Tickets for the cable car and 4x4 bus are purchased at the ticket office of the Etna cable car for € 50.00 per person
  • These tickets are necessary for the tour
Customer reviews

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Our guide, Fabrizio, was excellent. We wanted a private tour because we are quite fit and wanted to go at a pace that suited us. We are glad we did. We got to move on our time and stop and ask questions whenever we wanted. We were late arriving because of traffic, but Fabrizio was very relaxed about it. A really great day - so glad we did this.

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June 5, 2022

Product ID: 407446