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From Catania: Mount Etna Sunset Tour

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26 reviews

From Catania: Mount Etna Sunset Tour

Activity provider: Etna Experience Excursion
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From US$ 73.85 per person

Enjoy unforgettable views on this half-day tour from Catania to Mount Etna. Trek to the south side of Etna, visit a volcanic cave, and savor a traditional street food snack and a glass of red wine at sunset.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 6 - 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Pickup optional
Your guide will pick you up at an agreed-upon meeting point near your accommodation. (You may have to walk few minutes.)
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Watch the sunset from Mount Etna
  • Enjoy a typical Sicilian snack and delicious red wine
  • Take a scenic walk on extinguished volcanic craters
  • Visit a volcanic cave
  • Choose between a shared group or private experience
Full description
Start off your tour meeting your professional nature guide near your hotel in Catania. Drive to the southeast side of Mount Etna and admire the unique variety of plants and animals on the mountain, along with deserts of lava and ashes, peculiar lava formations, and traces of the most impressive eruptions. During the excursion, you will reach a maximum altitude of 2000 meters via soft trekking. Take in the views from a lookout point onto the Bove Valley, including an astonishing view of the volcano's central crater. Explore a volcanic cave. Stop for a Sicilian street food snack and taste some excellent Etna wine while you watch the amazing sunset.
Includes
  • A professional and passionate nature guide
  • Snacks, water and wine
  • Insurance
  • Equipment (helmets and flashlights) and trekking shoes (upon request)
  • Anything not specified above
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • 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
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • A FFP2 mask (for participants over 14 years old) or a mouth-nose protector (for participants from 6-13 years old) must be worn in all indoor areas. We also recommend wearing a mask outdoors if a safe distance cannot be maintained

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Your guide will pick you up at an agreed-upon meeting point near your accommodation. (You may have to walk few minutes.)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • You don't need any particular equipment - just a windbreaker jacket and trekking or training shoes, with thick socks, since temperatures drop in the evening
  • You can rent trekking shoes and jackets for free during booking upon request
  • Please bring a small bottle of water for the trek
  • Infant seats are available on request if requested during booking
  • Tours may be led by a multilingual guide
  • Please state any specific dietary requirements during booking (vegetarian, vegan, and celiac options are available)
  • Tour is not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Should your tour be canceled because there are not enough passengers to meet minimum number requirements, or because of poor weather conditions, you will be offered a full refund
  • The meeting time and place will be communicated to guests after the reservation
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 26 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    5/5

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Very good excursion despite a foggy weather which masked Etna. We had taken the sunset option but we couldn't see it. Our guide, Giovanni, was perfect, very kind. Our group was made up of Italian and English people (and we French) and Giovanni did the translation each time. We highly recommend it.

January 13, 2020

Iorga was a fantastic guide and the tour was amazing.

Iorga was a really great guide, he made us feel very comfortable and relaxed. He was informative without lecturing us. Etna released a large ash cloud whilst we were on our tour which made the whole experience quite exceptional. I would definitely recommend this tour and Iorga as a guide.

February 18, 2019

This tour was excellent! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and made it so much fun for us. We also had the opportunity to sample some local food and wine which was amazing! Would definitely recommend.

November 14, 2019

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