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From Taormina: Half-Day Mount Etna Morning Trek

From Taormina: Half-Day Mount Etna Morning Trek

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Hike around the perimeters of extinct craters on Mount Etna on a half-day tour from Taormina. Benefit from the expert knowledge of a guide trained in volcanology, biology or geology. Walk along paths covered in lava and enter a lava cave.

About this activity

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Pickup included
Be picked up from your accommodation in Taormina, Giardini Naxos, and nearby areas. For guests staying in Letojanni and Castelmola a convenient meeting point will be arranged.

Experience

Highlights
  • Hike around the perimeters of extinct craters through ancient woods and along lava paths
  • Visit the volcanic underground and discover one of Etna's amazing lava caves
  • Enjoy a light lunch in a Etna winery/restaurant
Full description

Admire the breathtaking views from Mount Etna on a half-day morning trek from Taormina. Visit craters, explore lava tunnels, and learn about this otherworldly landscape from your guide. Enjoy lunch and wine tasting after the hike.

Depart Taormina in the morning and journey to the foothills of Mt. Etna. En route, enjoy insightful commentary about your surroundings from your guide. Arrive at Mount Etna and hike for approximately 1.5 hours around the perimeters of extinct craters. Walk through ancient woods and along paths covered in lava at about 2,000 meters above sea level.

Get a better understanding of this active volcano and its surrounding landscape from your guide. Learn about its geology and history before heading underground to explore one of the lava caves. Then, head to a local café for a savory sandwich, wine, and dessert, followed by almond wine tasting. Savor this Sicilian sweet wine before being returned to your hotel in the afternoon.

Includes
  • Trained guide
  • Equipment
  • Rental of hiking boots, jacket, walking stick (and snow shoes in wintertime)
  • Insurance
  • Light lunch
  • Return transfers
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • People with respiratory issues
    Covid-19 precautions
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Comfortable clothes

    Know before you go

    • This tour involves up to 2 hours of trekking. It is therefore not suitable for people with heart or respiratory problems, those who have difficulty walking or are not in a good state of health
    • Please note that tours in French or Spanish can only be arranged if adequate prior notice is given
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 281 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Transportation
      4.9/5
    • Value for money
      4.6/5
    • Safety
      4.8/5

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    We (family with 2 teens) really enjoyed this activity. Our guide (Rosario) was knowledgeble, friendly and inspiring. We learned a lot about vulcanos and Etna in particular in a friendly and relax way. We also enjoy the snack at the end. Walking is not too hard. It was exactly what we hoped for.

    July 19, 2022

    Alex was a great, very knowledgeable guide who told us all about the volcano and surrounding areas in a very detailed way. Beautiful day exploring Etna and a nice rewarding wine tasting at the end. Would highly recommend this tour. Definitely wasn’t as treacherous as I thought it might be. Easily doable for most people, make sure to dress appropriately whether it’s for heat or cold, and bring waters!

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    May 25, 2022

    Roberto (who speaks very good French) was great. He did not stop giving information on the volcanoes. The excursion takes place on the north coast, far from the tourists on the north face. The lunch under the trees is very pleasant, simple sandwich but which is good (big eater, plan a small supplement) The visit of the cave is a plus, even if it is not very big. The organization in general is very well done, the equipment is in good condition, as are the shoes. Make sure you have plenty of water! Another big thank you to Roberto!!!!

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    July 27, 2021

    Product ID: 70839