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From Taormina: Half-Day Mount Etna Morning Trek

From Taormina: Half-Day Mount Etna Morning Trek

From US$ 74.93 per person

Hike around the perimeters of extinct craters on Mount Etna on a half-day tour from Taormina. Benefit from the expert knowledge of a guide trained in volcanology, biology or geology. Walk along paths covered in lava and enter a lava cave.

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Duration 6.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Pickup included
Be picked up from your accommodation in Taormina, Giardini Naxos, and nearby areas. For guests staying in Letojanni and Castelmola a convenient meeting point will be arranged.

Experience

Highlights
  • Hike around the perimeters of extinct craters through ancient woods and along lava paths
  • Visit the volcanic underground and discover one of Etna's amazing lava caves
  • Enjoy a light lunch in a Etna winery/restaurant
Full description

Admire the breathtaking views from Mount Etna on a half-day morning trek from Taormina. Visit craters, explore lava tunnels, and learn about this otherworldly landscape from your guide. Enjoy lunch and wine tasting after the hike.

Depart Taormina in the morning and journey to the foothills of Mt. Etna. En route, enjoy insightful commentary about your surroundings from your guide. Arrive at Mount Etna and hike for approximately 1.5 hours around the perimeters of extinct craters. Walk through ancient woods and along paths covered in lava at about 2,000 meters above sea level.

Get a better understanding of this active volcano and its surrounding landscape from your guide. Learn about its geology and history before heading underground to explore one of the lava caves. Then, head to a local café for a savory sandwich, wine, and dessert, followed by almond wine tasting. Savor this Sicilian sweet wine before being returned to your hotel in the afternoon.

Includes
  • Trained guide
  • Equipment
  • Rental of hiking boots, jacket, walking stick (and snow shoes in wintertime)
  • Insurance
  • Light lunch
  • Return transfers
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • People with respiratory issues
    Covid-19 precautions
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Comfortable clothes

    Know before you go

    • This tour involves up to 2 hours of trekking. It is therefore not suitable for people with heart or respiratory problems, those who have difficulty walking or are not in a good state of health
    • Please note that tours in French or Spanish can only be arranged if adequate prior notice is given
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 294 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Transportation
      4.9/5
    • Value for money
      4.6/5
    • Safety
      4.8/5

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    Great tour! Pleasant and knowledgeable guide Roberto provided us with a lot of interesting information during the tour. Excellent bus tour, clear communication, beautiful walking tour and delicious lunch at a nice vineyard. A must do when in Sicily! The walk is easy to do. Some climbs are steep but it's fine.

    October 25, 2022

    Our guide Tony, was superb. We have learned a great deal and he conveyed it with passion, pride and humor. A fantastic day that we will never forget. Incredible service, those who wanted could borrow a jacket and shoes. If there is one thing you should choose to see in Sicily, it is a trip to Etna.

    October 8, 2022

    We (family with 2 teens) really enjoyed this activity. Our guide (Rosario) was knowledgeble, friendly and inspiring. We learned a lot about vulcanos and Etna in particular in a friendly and relax way. We also enjoy the snack at the end. Walking is not too hard. It was exactly what we hoped for.

    July 19, 2022

    Product ID: 70839