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Mt. Etna: Private Tour in 4x4 from Taormina

Mt. Etna: Private Tour in 4x4 from Taormina

From US$ 432.96 per group up to 2

Ascend from beach level up to the extinct craters at 2,000 meters to discover the unique nature of the Mt. Etna Volcano and panoramic views from the Valley of Bove.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. The Drivers-Guide will wait no longer than 15 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.
Private group


  • Walk amongst lunar landscapes at a height of 2,000 meters
  • Take in panoramic views of the Valley of Bove, the caldera of the ancient volcano
  • Explore a lava cave, a natural underground tunnel formed by the lava flow
  • Be amazed as you hear about the longest eruption of the last century
Full description

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. 

  • Hotel pick up and drop-off from Taormina or Giardini Naxos
  • Private transport in air-conditioned, 4WD vehicles
  • Driver/guide
  • Helmet and front lamp for cave visit
  • Food and drinks
  • Cable car ticket to summit (payable on the spot)
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

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  • This is a private activity. Only your group will participate.
  • Please send your hotel details upon booking to confirm pick up and drop-off.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 28 reviews

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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.

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November 21, 2022

Had a lovely trip! We were picked up in Central Taormina and stopped on the way at a wonderful viewpoint. Very knowledgeable guide who showed us around a cave and many other places on our way up to Etna. Then we walked around on the volcano and saw huge craters and old lava flows. It was wonderful! :)

October 25, 2022

There are no words to describe how incredible it was. It was spectacular. The views and the information about Etna was very detailed. Our tour was a private tour and our guide Marcello was unbelievable. He is super professional, very kind and sweet. We traveled with 2 kids one an almost 2yr old and it was very hard to go up the Etna mountain with him but he waited for us patiently. My nine year old doesn’t like to get dirty but thanks to Marcello with his kindness and patience she ended up playing with the sand. We’re extremely happy and it’s an experience that we will never forget. Thank you so much Marcello. Worth all the money paid and highly recommend.

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August 8, 2022

Product ID: 354081