1. Italy
  2. Province of Catania
  3. Catania
  4. Mount Etna

Etna in the Morning: Half Day Excursion from Catania

Product ID: 77704
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Discover the wonders of Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe. Experience the unique landscapes of the volcano on a nature trek that’s a perfect balance of adventure and learning. Take in views of the Valle del Bove and explore a lava cave.
About this activity
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Duration 318 minutes
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English, French, Italian, Spanish

Pickup optional

Pick-up is available at all hotels, B&Bs and other accommodations in Catania, except in the ZTL areas.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy nature at 2,000 meters surrounded by the unique moonscape
  • Explore an incredible lava flow cave
  • Discover Valle del Bove, the most important valley on the east slope of Etna
Full description
Your 6-hour excursion begins with a pick-up at your Catania accommodation and a drive by air-conditioned Jeep or minivan to Mount Etna. As you ascend to a height of 2,000 meters, your professional guide will tell you about the history of the volcano, and will be ready to answer all your questions.

Different aspects of the volcano will be highlighted, such as its nature and resources, its amazing landscapes and its huge lava flows that have destroyed buildings and roads.

At an altitude of 2,000 meters, you’ll take a guided walk among the ancient craters and recent lava flows, surrounded by a surreal unique moonscape. The trek is an easy one, suitable for everyone, including families with young children and older members.

After the trek and a short break you’ll take the car to your second stop. Wearing a helmet and with a flashlight, you’ll visit and explore a lava flow cave. Learn about its origin and the features inside from your guide.

The third and final stop will be at a viewpoint to take in the panorama of the Valle del Bove, the most important valley on the east slope of the volcano.
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off at your accommodation in Catania
  • Professional multi-lingual guide
  • Helmets and flashlights
What’s Not Included
  • Etna cable car
  • Lunch and water
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with a cold

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Look for "Info Point Etna Est"

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Important information
What to bring
  • Snacks
  • Hiking shoes
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Gloves
  • Medical mask
Not allowed
  • Shoes
  • High-heeled shoes
  • Sandals or flip flops
Know before you go
• This activity is not recommended for anyone suffering from heart problems or high blood pressure
• Wear comfortable clothing suitable for the weather

From US$ 54.32 per person

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Product ID: 77704