Catania: Mount Etna Trek and Cave Tour

Catania: Mount Etna Trek and Cave Tour

From $58.86 per person

A unique experience on Mount Etna throughout which you can discover the highest active volcano in Europe. You will be treated to a sandwich and local products, and will also explore a cave with headlights and torches.

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
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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Italian, English
Pickup included
we will pick you up outside your hotel or in meeting point near to your hotel.

Experience

Highlights
  • Travel around off-road passages through old lava flows
  • Trek past and admire the most recent lava flows
  • Follow quiet paths away from the tourist trails
  • Take a guided tour of a cave equipped with helmets and flashlights
Full description
Following your pickup, you will head in the direction of Etna. Passing off road through Trazzere where you can see the lava flows of 1792, your guide will explain the fauna and flora of the volcano of Etna. They will tell you of Mount Etna's history as you travel in the direction of the Bove Valley, which is an ancient caldera formed about 64,000 years ago due to a collapse of 2 major eruptive centers. You'll soon arrive at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level, where your hike starts. Follow quiet trails away from the tourist paths. Pass recent lava flows and soak up views of the coastline. During the trip you'll see the southeastern crater, Etna's most active area. Throughout the trek you can stop to taste sandwiches and local products, and will visit inside a lava cave with helmets and flashlights. At the conclusion of your experience, you will be returned back to your point of origin.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off in the Catania city center and Trecastagni
  • Extra warm jacket
  • Rain jacket
  • Trekking sticks and shoes
  • Naturalist guide
  • Water
  • Socks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

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

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
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Fantastic day with a guide (Marco) who described us by thread and by sign whatever there was to know about Etna and its lava. He was punctual and very kind as well as being very nice !! The route was suitable for us tourists who wanted to take a walk on Etna. Beautiful to hear the volcano and its eruptions.

January 20, 2020

Great tour. Marco was a top guide. Have seen and learned a lot.

July 17, 2020

This was a great tour. Marco was really knowledgeable and helpful both about etba and Catania more generally. I would recommend this tour and especially the guide to anybody.

January 18, 2020

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