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From Catania: Mount Etna and Alcantara River Tour

4.8 / 5

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From Catania: Mount Etna and Alcantara River Tour

From US$ 113.14 per person

Walk the nature trails of Mount Etna and marvel at the different formations of Europe's highest volcano on a full-day tour from Catania. Sample local honey and olive oil at an organic farm and then explore the landscapes of the Alcantara River.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, French, German, Spanish
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel or B&B in Catania.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • See the volcanic craters of Silvestri on Mount Etna
  • Go for a nature walk in Parco dell'Etna or ride the cable car to get breathtaking views
  • Explore a lava cave
  • Sample typical produce at an organic farm
Full description
Benefit from pick-up at your accommodation in Catania and journey by bus to Rifugio Sapienza on the slopes of Mount Etna. Visit the sites of recent volcanic eruptions and the old Silvestri craters. Choose from different options at Rifugio Sapienza and trek the nature paths of the park or ride the cable car to 2,504 meters above sea level. Continue by 4WD minibus to Torre del Filosofo for an additional fee. Get up close to the central and southeast craters and marvel at how the landscape has been shaped by lava flows. Visit locations where the volcano flourishes before you return to Rifugio Sapienza to look inside a lava cave using helmets and torches. Sample the local produce at an organic farm in Zafferana, and get stunning views of the Alcantara River. Walk the small paths past cultivated fields to see the natural pools of Gurne dell'Alcantara and the ruins of Francavilla Castle. Admire the basalt columns and lava formations of the gorge.
  • Pick-up and drop off at your hotel or B&B
  • Pick-up is available from the city center
  • Multilingual guide
  • Trekking shoes (on request)
  • Kit to visit the lava cave
  • Tastings at an organic farm (honey, wine, olive oil, etc.)
  • High altitude access to 2,500 meters by cable car (€30 per person)
  • High altitude access to 2,900 meters by cable car and 4WD minibus with a local Alpine guide (€65 per person)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 11 reviews

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Great day trip

Erminia is an excellent guide. She spent a lot of time explaining all aspects of the trip in English, Italian & German. It was great that there were only 7 of us on the trip as this enabled us to clearly hear the commentary when we were on the ground. We enjoyed all the activities on the day but the visit to Mount Etna was the highlight. Pity there were too many clouds to go to the 3000 metre level. However there was plenty to see & do at the 2000 metre level. We highly recommend Erminia. Please pass on our congratulations & best wishes to her.

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August 29, 2019

good guide. The guide Enzo was able to report well on Etna etc.

October 14, 2018

Beautiful day

Very hot day but fully enjoyed thanks to the professionalism, friendliness and helpfulness of the Ernatribe guide Giulia. All perfect

August 21, 2018

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