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Mt. Etna: Private Tour in 4x4 from Taormina

Mt. Etna: Private Tour in 4x4 from Taormina

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From US$ 410.95 per group up to 3

Ascend from beach level up to the extinct craters at 2,000 meters to discover the unique nature of the Mt. Etna Volcano and panoramic views from the Valley of Bove.

About this activity

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. The Drivers-Guide will wait no longer than 15 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.
Private group


  • Walk amongst lunar landscapes at a height of 2,000 meters
  • Take in panoramic views of the Valley of Bove, the caldera of the ancient volcano
  • Explore a lava cave, a natural underground tunnel formed by the lava flow
  • Learn about the great lava casting of 1991-1993, the longest eruption of last century
Full description
This private adventure begins with hotel pick up from Taormina or Giardini Naxos. In the comfort of an air-conditioned, 4WD vehicle, take on regular and unpaved roads as you ascend to the extinct craters at an altitude of 2,000 meters. Break away from the classic tourist itineraries to discover unique panoramas enriched by stories and fun facts from your experienced guide.  Walk amongst lunar landscapes on Europe's highest active volcano and UNESCO World Heritage Site and view the ancient lava flow, the Etna forest, Valley of Bove, and extinct craters. What's more, put on your helmet and headlamp, provided by your guide, and make your way through a long, underground tunnel, formed by the lava flow.  To ascend the summit area at 3,0000 meters, you may purchase a cable car ticket on the spot. After a full day of touring, hotel drop-off is provided.
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off from Taormina or Giardini Naxos
  • Private transport in air-conditioned, 4WD vehicles
  • Driver/guide
  • Helmet and front lamp for cave visit
  • Food and drinks
  • Cable car ticket to summit (payable on the spot)
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This is a private activity. Only your group will participate.
  • Please send your hotel details upon booking to confirm pick up and drop-off.
Customer reviews

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our driver came to pick us up directly at the Hotel, the tour was very nice, the driver was very knowledgeable about all the information we asked for and allowed us to take a trip that we will remember for a long time, super recommended for the professionalism and courtesy

September 7, 2021

We have 2 small children and didn’t want huge hikes in a big group so opted for a private tour instead- and this turned out to be a great decision. The whole experience was fantastic. Our guide, Rosario, was a gentleman, an excellent guide and he even managed to get everyone to the summit (something we would never have done by ourselves). Seeing Etna was magical, a not too miss experience. We would highly recommend this tour.

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July 22, 2021

Rosario, our guide and studied geologist, was just great. We were picked up from our hotel in Taormina on time and off we went with the off-road vehicle towards Etna. We first visited the town of Zafferana, then we drove off the paved roads to the most recent lava flow from 1991, where Rosario explained everything worth knowing about Etna in perfect English. After visiting a lava cave, of course equipped with helmets, we went up to Mount Etna at 2750m. The gondola was not in use and so we were taken up on all-terrain buses. At the end of the line, our group was received by a volcanologist, shown around, explained further details and even presented cell phone vidios for the last eruption. Then we took the bus back down to our SUV and Rosario brought us safely back to our hotel. It was a very impressive and interesting excursion into another world.

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June 4, 2021

Product ID: 354081