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From Catania: Mount Etna Trekking Experience

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From Catania: Mount Etna Trekking Experience

Activity provider: Etna Experience Excursion
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From US$ 89.81 per person

With this excursion you will have the opportunity to admire and enjoy the landscape of Mount Etna for about 5 or 6 hours, trekking the paths across the volcano. With its breathtaking landscape, this trekking experience is one of a kind.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Pickup optional
Pickup service from near your accommodation
Private or small groups available


  • Enjoy a full-day excursion with 5-6 hours of trekking on Mount Etna
  • Discover of the volcano at 2,000 meters above sea level
  • Visit a volcanic cave
  • Choose between a shared group or private experience
Full description
This tour is designed for those who aren’t used to trekking but are in good physical shape. You will get the chance to stop, but this path is pretty simple due to the very few obstacles. The guide will pick you up in Catania, where your excursion starts from, close to your hotel or in a pre-arranged place at around 8:30 AM. The excursion consists of 5 to 6 hours of trekking around the most interesting places on the northeastern slope of Etna, scene of the last impressive eruption. Walk to Piano Provenzana or to the Serracozzo cave, overlooking the Bove Valley. You might take different naturalistic paths to include circumnavigation of a button-like row of craters, lava-flowing caves, and native plants, and much more. During the excursion, you will reach a maximum altitude of 2,000 meters. You will be back in Catania at around 6:00 or 6:30 PM. You will be dropped off at the same place as you were picked up.
  • A professional and passionate nature guide
  • Transportation from your hotel in Catania by minibus or jeep
  • Snacks, water, and wine
  • Insurance
  • Helmets and torches (and snowshoes if necessary)
  • Anything not specified above
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with low level of fitness
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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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Jacket

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet minimum number requirements
  • In the event of this occurring, or in case of bad weather conditions you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • You need a mountain jacket and trekking shoes with thick socks. If you don’t have them, the guide may decide you cannot take part in the excursion. If you inform the local partner in advance they will be provided for you
  • Bring a small bottle of water, as well as a backpack to carry the packed lunch provided at the start of the trek
  • Infant seats are available on request at the time of booking
  • Vegetarian, vegan and celiac options are available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 6 reviews

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The experience with Giovanni as a guide was fantastic, he passed on his passion as a biologist for nature, for what happens to Etna, and to all your valley! Plants, morphology of the subsoil, when it erupts, at what point, the craters, the rocks .... he explained everything to us, walking up the mountain up to 2300 meters! The crater is at 3300. It was exciting, not a conventional excursion! Bring hiking boots and especially socks because the volcanic earth enters the boots! Thanks Giovanni you are a passionate biologist! Recommended! Simona. 29 August 2020

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August 30, 2020

It was great

We had an 8 hours trip with Danilo the geologist guide, he picked up us with an airconditionaled Land Rover. He was perfect in English and very kind. We had an easy lunch on 2200 meters, the view was mindblowing. We were in extraordinary places, the whole tour was incredible. It was an amazing experience, it totally worths the money.

July 4, 2019

Very nice guide in English

I thought I would learn more from the crater. Practice picking us up at a nearby location. We learn a lot about Etna, all in English. A stop on the way back by the honey, oil, wine and other boutique. Good for souvenirs!

August 11, 2019

Product ID: 193748