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On this introduction to the Etna, your guide will pick yo up at your accommodation for a half-day exploration of this majestic mountain, to be scheduled either in the morning or for sunset.
On your way to the Etna, you will pass through ancient villages, and your guide will explain how locals live in the company of capricious Mount Etna. You will then quickly become familiar with the most characteristic features of the unique Etna Park, its woods, colors, perfumes, flora and the deep changes that the volcano continuously effects on the surrounding landscape.
Then, you will head up along an ancient lava flow, to reach one of the most breathtaking sceneries of the Eastern Sicily region, known as the Valle del Bove. Afterwards, equipped with strings, torches and helmets you will enter a lava cave. Finally, following a magnificent walk on the edge of extinct craters, where your guide will explain the structure of the Volcano and the lifecycle of an eruption.

Duration: 5 h

Departures: 9 am (morning tour) 4 pm (sunset tour)

Suggested equipment: closed and comfortable shoes, jacket, sunscreen

This hiking does not present any particular difficulties. they are graded easy to medium – on the condition that participants do not present any respiratory condition or other significant health problems like high blood pressure. The altitude reached is around 2000m.

Note: pick-up and drop-off from your accommodation in the area of Catania or Taormina is included in the rate. Pick-up/drop-off from other location can be organized with an extra charge.
On request, it is possible to enrich this excursion with a picnic on the Volcano (local products: Caponata, cheese, olives, homemade bread, Etna wine, water) and/or with a donkey ride (one or two donkeys), with an additional cost.

Contact us to book a private excursion on the Etna, we will let you know about our availability and answer any questions you may have.

Number of people/ rates per person

2                                       €190

3                                       €147

4                                       €120

5                                       €107

6                                       €100

7                                       €110

8                                       €105

– 1h donkey ride inserted in the excursion at the cost of €50 per person

– 2h donkey ride inserted in the itinerary at the cost of €75 per person

Picnic: in a rucksack/at refuge: €25 per person.

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Viewpoint Valle del Bove

Lava cave

Spent craters

Piano Vetore

  1. :

    Our hiking guide on Mt. Etna Mario was very good. He adapted to our needs and the terrible weather that day, took us on a good route around the mountain, and was able to explain the geology, history, botany, and everything else clearly and well.


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Trip Includes: Guided tour, pick-up/drop-off in Catania or Taormina area, local taxes (if you are a Tour Operator, please contact us for a quote).

Trip Excludes: Picnic, donkey ride (extra costs)

For additional information on pricing, see the table in the description. Rates start from
price: € 105 /Person

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