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Mount Etna: Roundtrip Cable Car and 4x4 Bus Ticket

1. Mount Etna: Roundtrip Cable Car and 4x4 Bus Ticket

Ride the cable car up Mount Etna and enjoy a tour at the bottom of the summit craters. Explore the area in a 4x4 bus designed to manage the terrain. Step out of the bus to learn about the volcano on a short walking tour with your guide. Validate your ticket at the "Priority pass" ticket office which is located at the entrance of the "Funivia dell'Etna" station. Your adventure begins at an altitude of approximately 6,300 feet (1.900 m) at the “Funivia dell’Etna” departure station. Reach the upper station at approximately 8,200 feet above sea level (2.500 m). In case of strong wind, your ascent will be carried out by the 4x4 buses. Once reaching the upper station, board a special 4x4 bus to reach the maximum summit height area allowed (approximately 9,500 feet/2.900 m). Continue your experience with an alpine-volcano guide to check out the surrounding area. Together with your guide appreciate the enchanted scenery at the bottom of the Central Crater that, with conditions of full visibility, allows you to get lost in the view of a large part of eastern Sicily. In case of snow, your ascent will be carried out with special tracked vehicles (snowcat). After spending about 30 minutes exploring, return to the cable car station and make your way back down the volcano with your roundtrip ticket.

Mount Etna: Summit Crater Trek with Cable Car and 4x4 Option

2. Mount Etna: Summit Crater Trek with Cable Car and 4x4 Option

Hike to the top of Europe's tallest active volcano with a volcanologist guide. Discover the views from the summit craters, explore a lava tunnel and the Valle del Bove. Meet your guide at the local partner's office opposite the station of the southern Etna cableway. From the top of the cable car you will cross lunar landscapes aboard a 4x4 up to an altitude of 2850-meters in the Torre del Filosofo area. Begin your trek until we reach the edge of the Bocca Nuova (3300-meters) a crater which opened in 1968, one of the most impressive in the area. Stroll to the top and enjoy 360° panoramas and, if the weather permits, see as far as the Aeolian Islands and almost all of northern Sicily. Descend from the summit craters and pass through the craters of the 2002 eruption, then walk inside a lava tunnel and admire the volcanic amphitheater of the Valle del Bove, a spectacular caldera 8 km long and 4 km wide. Return by 4x4 and cable car to the starting point.

Funivia dell'Etna: Priority Cablecar Return Ticket

3. Funivia dell'Etna: Priority Cablecar Return Ticket

Book your Funivia dell'Etna cable car ticket in advance and secure your seat for this unique cable car experience. Validate your ticket at the "Priority pass" ticket office which is located at the entrance of the "Funivia dell'Etna" station at an altitude of 1923 meters (approximately 6,300 ft). Travel in style onboard a new generation cable car and reach the upper station at 2500 meters (approximately 8,200 ft). At that high altitude, you will find yourself in front of a unique panorama ready to admire the summit craters of the volcano from below and the Ionian coastline. Experience the rugged beauty of Mount Etna and the surrounding area, before relaxing on the return cable car journey back down.

ETNA BASIC TOUR ( 2.000 MT) departure from Taormina

4. ETNA BASIC TOUR ( 2.000 MT) departure from Taormina

Departure to Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe. Transportation by Bus Gran Turismo. Excursion with local multilanguage guide. During the trip, approximately one-hour drive, the guide will entertain you with an in-depth historical-geological and volcanological explanation of Etna and you will see different types of vegetation such as: citrus groves, vineyards, chestnut groves and pine forests. Arrival at Rifugio Sapienza (2.000 meters) . You will have about two and a half hours in which you can independently explore the Silvestri Craters, or you can have free time available to buy souvenirs or take a nice walk. Possibility of reaching the maximum altitude allowed by the relevant authorities in the summit area, currently set at 2.750 meters, which can be reached by cable car and 4x4 minibus. Ticket price not included, to be paid on spot at the Etna Cable Car ticket offices. Return to Taormina in the early afternoon. Remarks: we recommend to bring with you appropriate clothing and walking shoes.

Etna 3000m

5. Etna 3000m

5 hours/ore - PARTENZA ORE 8:30/ DEPARTURE 8:30 In this tour, you will reach 3000 meters by cable car + minibus and see amazing and unique lunar landscapes such as the active summit craters with steam, degassing and small explosions. our guides and drivers are certiticated. In this period the maximum height that can be reached is 2750 meters, for safety reasons. once you arrive at the sapienza refuge you will get the ticket, the cable car leaves you at 2500 meters and from there there is the Etna bus that takes you to 2750 meters

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What people are saying about Etna Cable Car

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 117 reviews

This is a serious hike and be prepared for adverse weather conditions depending on the time of year. Not a hike for the out of shape or fear of heights. Bring a lunch and water.

Great support staff on the ground, great guide, well organized activity and amazing views!

well organized, luca was a fantastic guide and the tour was just amazing

Giuseppe was great, the trip was very adventurous but we loved it :)

Davide- excellent guide ! a really very special trek !