Guided tour

Mount Etna: Cable Car, Jeep, & Hiking Tour to Summit

Mount Etna: Cable Car, Jeep, & Hiking Tour to Summit

From US$ 129.02 per person

Hike to the summit craters of Mount Etna up to 3,340 meters, with a professional alpine guide. Take a cable car and a jeep up to your hiking point hike for 3.5 hours through this stunning scenery.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 6 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Hike the Etna Volcano to see to the main craters
  • Take in panoramic views from the cable car
  • Enjoy the Jeep ride through moon-like scenery
Full description

Ascend to the summit of the craters of Mount Etna, one of the most coveted excursions a hiker can make. Hike in full safety with an authorized alpine and volcano guide, and marvel at the beauty and wonder of the highest active volcano in Europe.   Depart from Sapienza Refuge in Nicolosi, and ascend 2,504 meters by cable car. Then, ride in a 4x4 Jeep up to 2,900 meters, to begin your hike. You’ll hike 1.5 hours uphill, passing many craters and taking long pauses to take pictures and rest.

Experience the incredible feeling of being on top of the world in this rocky, beautiful landscape with the giant sky above you. After reaching the summit, descend for 2 hours back to the cable car, which will take you to your departure point.

Includes
  • Cable car return ticket
  • Certified guide
  • Use of hiking shoes, wind jacket, hiking sticks, and helmet
  • Off-road ride from 2,500 to 2,900 meters
  • Hotel pickup
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with heart problems
  • People with respiratory issues
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles

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Meeting point

• Meet your guide at Rifugio Sapienza (Nicolosi), at the entrance of "Monte Gebel"

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Important information

What to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Windbreaker

Know before you go

  • This tour is prohibited for asthmatics and those who have heart problems
  • This tour can be cancelled in case of adverse weather conditions
  • For safety reasons, the itinerary up to 3340 meters may be changed according to volcanic activity and weather conditions on the day of the experience
  • Food and drinks are not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 333 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.3/5

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Due to current restrictions we were allowed to do only the cable car, hike part and received a small refund. Perhaps GetYourGuide needs to reflect availability of tours, not just sell something and advice a day later (afternoon before trip) that this trip isn’t available. Experience itself was great, knowledgeable guides who were keen to share information and photos of recent eruptions, very well organised trip and highly recommended. Etna is fairly active currently so there are many restrictions to hike, guided tours are permitted to go much higher up. Hike lasted around 5 hours and was fairly strenuous at times.

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October 29, 2021

Even though we couldn't reach the summit due to increased activity of Etna and we were refunded part of the paid amount (because the part with jeeps were excluded) it was an amazing experience. Guides were funny and told us a lot of interesting information and even showed us pictures and videos of freshly erupted lava in their phones. The hike wasn't too challenging, but we were still exhausted after the day of climbing up and harsh winds. It was a great tip from other hikers in the comments below that you should take more clothes than you think you need :D I didn't take a jacket at the cabin before the hike at that was my mistake. Also, gloves would have been helpful too. The temperature at the top was 3-5 celsius.

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October 22, 2021

Unfortunately due to volcanic activity it wasnt allowed to hike to the summit. We got messaged about this a day in advance with an offer for an alternative past previous lava flows and craters, which we took. It still was a beautifull experience with a very friendly, experienced and knowledgeable, multi lingual guide. We didn't get to take the 4x4 bus because we were hiking on a lowere altidtude but got that refunded through get your guide.

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September 20, 2021

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