Catania: Etna Hiking Tour

4.9 / 5

39 reviews

Catania: Etna Hiking Tour

From $65.51 per person

Enjoy an outstanding hike on the highest most active volcano in Europe. Admire breathtaking views of the mountain and surrounding landscape from the summit. Explore a volcanic lava cave created after the eruption.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 7 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French, Italian
Pickup included
Your hotel in Catania

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Mount Etna volcano on an off-the-beaten-path hike
  • Admire incredible views of the volcanic landscape and Ionian Sea
  • Learn about geology and volcanoes in an interesting and fun way
Full description
Start the tour with an early morning pickup from your hotel in Catania. Climb into a comfortable 4x4 vehicle and set off for Mount Etna. Arrive at the starting point for your off-the-beaten-track hike.  As you begin to walk, admire the fascinating landscape of the Valle del Bove, the biggest depression of Mount Etna, and its moonlike deserts. From there take in the breathtaking views of the smoking summit craters and the surrounding landscape facing the Ionian Sea. The tour also includes the opportunity to explore a lava tube with helmets and flashlights. Experience the incredible natural phenomenon created when the surface lava solidified but magma continued to flow into the tunnel. Finally, in the afternoon, get dropped off back in Catania where your tour concludes.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Insurance
  • Helmet and flashlight
  • Equipment
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with respiratory issues
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)
COVID-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  •  Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  •  Children must be accompanied by an adult
  •  The program of the excursion may change due to adverse weather conditions, as well as access restrictions by the authorities
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 39 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5.0/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
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The tour was a real highlight of our vacation. The booking went smoothly and the meeting point was quickly communicated to us after a short phone call. Ernesto was a perfect guide; open, warm and with a lot of knowledge about Etna. He brought us closer to the fantastic nature of the volcano via remote paths. Alone or via the official routes (cable car & jeep) we would hardly have seen and experienced a fraction of what Ernesto showed us. The tour with him is highly recommended!

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September 6, 2020

We have had two experienced guy who was very professional and passionated about Mount Etna. All the event went very smoothly from the pick up until the end. They have been very knowledgeable too, whatever we asked they had the answer. We went on a different paths than other tourists, we felt safe ourselfs at all the times. If we ever come back to Etna I would ask these guys again. To be mentioned they are really funny guys with good English.

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August 13, 2020

This tour was fabulous! Ernesto was brilliant and friendly. A gorgeous drive up to Etna along the coast and then up through various lava formations - stunning views! A quick trip down a lava tunnel and a hike around the youngest craters in mad wind! Was such an Amazing day, highly recommend.

February 11, 2020

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