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From Catania: Etna Nature and Flavors Half-Day Tour

From Catania: Etna Nature and Flavors Half-Day Tour

From US$ 62.16 per person

Enjoy the spectacular scenery from high on Mount Etna volcano. Explore the last eruptions of the volcano and see the Silvestri craters created in 1892. You’ll enter a lava cave to see how lava flows form, and taste some delicious local products as well.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, German, Spanish, French
Pickup included
• Pickup and drop-off are available from hotels and B&Bs in Catania
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Silvestri craters dating from the 1892 eruption
  • Trek on natural paths in Etna park and take in views of the Bove Valley
  • Explore a lava cave with a helmet and head lamp
  • Sample typical local products
Full description
Explore Etna Park on a 6-hour tour that takes you up to the Sapienza Refuge at 1,986 meters. Return transfers from your accommodation in Catania are included in the package. At the Sapienza Refuge you’ll see both the newest eruptions of the volcano and the old Silvestri craters, dating from the 1892 eruption. Afterwards you’ll trek along a nature path through Etna Park, enjoying breathtaking views over the Bove Valley. Enter a lava cave, with a helmet and head lamp, to learn how lava flows are formed. Later, stop in the town of Zafferana, on the eastern side of Etna. In Zafferana, known as the town of honey, you’ll visit one of the most famous organic farms in the area to taste delicious local products such as honey, olive oil, and wine. You’ll be transferred to your hotel in the early afternoon.
Includes
  • Return transfer by shuttle bus
  • Pick-up is available from the city center
  • Multi-lingual tourist guide
  • Kit for cave visit
  • Sampling of local products
  • Lunch
  • High altitude option (to reach 2900 meters)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
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
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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  •  Instead of trekking, you have the option of taking a cable car and jeep bus up 3,000 meters, enjoying the lunar-like landscape. The price is EUR 67.00 per person and also includes an alpine guide who will lead you around the area at the top.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 258 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Enzo was a great tour guide and kept me, my girlfriend and all the other travellers entertained with his story’s about Catania and the mountain. When we arrived at the the mountain we chose to take the cable car up too 3000ft where the views were amazing. When we got back to the van we went down to explore the caves which we found rather interesting. We then finally stopped off at a local shop which sold all kinds of products from honey to wine and we got to try them all! Finally it was time to head back and Enzo dropped us all off at our hotels. Thankyou for a lovely day!!

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September 2, 2020

The tour started in time, our group was taken to the hostel and then taken back. During our trip we learned many interesting things from our guide Aleksandro about Mount Etna, Sicily and traditions. Our guide took care of our safety, curiosity. The weather was kind to us - it was sunny with a little breeze.

February 7, 2020

One of the most special experience of my life! The atmosphere of Etna is very mystic and special, the contrast colors; black, red and yellow were impressive to see! Our guide, Francesco was very nice and also an expert in history and geography. We had time to make pictures and we made a great food break in a good bar.

November 1, 2019

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