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

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

From US$ 132.16 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
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 312 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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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

Superb hike with Edouardo Amore, we could not go to the top due to the activity of the volcano but the secondary hiking route was super interesting with breathtaking views. Edouardo was a great guide, he even sent us some videos of the active volcano and lava flows after the hike. I recommend!

September 20, 2021

Edoardo welcomed us warmly and initially provided us with hiking boots, jackets and helmets. Then it went up with the cable car. Since Mount Etna is currently very active, the city of Catania has forbidden an ascent to the summit, which Edoardo had already informed us in advance and we therefore had the opportunity to cancel in good time. However, since Edoardo immediately submitted an alternative route to us, which was very appealing to us and pointed out a partial refund, since the jeep trip was canceled (partial refund via Getyourguide was processed via an email and transferred after two days), we went on the Etna adventure anyway and have definitely not regretted it! A certain basic level of fitness is definitely an advantage, but short breaks are always taken. We went on a nice hiking tour around Mount Etna with numerous explanations of recent volcanic activities and also climbed an inactive crater.

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September 14, 2021

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