Day trip

From Catania: Mount Etna and Alcantara River Tour

4.8 / 5

15 reviews

Activity provider: Kemedia

From Catania: Mount Etna and Alcantara River Tour

Activity provider: Kemedia

From US$ 107.99 per person

Walk the nature trails of Mount Etna and marvel at the different formations of Europe's highest volcano on a full-day tour from Catania. Sample local honey and olive oil at an organic farm and then explore the landscapes of the Alcantara River.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 9 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish, Italian
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel or B&B in Catania.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • See the volcanic craters of Silvestri on Mount Etna
  • Go for a nature walk in Parco dell'Etna or ride the cable car to get breathtaking views
  • Explore a lava cave
  • Sample typical produce at an organic farm
Full description
Benefit from pick-up at your accommodation in Catania and journey by bus to Rifugio Sapienza on the slopes of Mount Etna. Visit the sites of recent volcanic eruptions and the old Silvestri craters. Choose from different options at Rifugio Sapienza and trek the nature paths of the park or ride the cable car to 2,504 meters above sea level. Continue by 4WD minibus to Torre del Filosofo for an additional fee. Get up close to the central and southeast craters and marvel at how the landscape has been shaped by lava flows. Visit locations where the volcano flourishes before you return to Rifugio Sapienza to look inside a lava cave using helmets and torches. Sample the local produce at an organic farm in Zafferana, and get stunning views of the Alcantara River. Walk the small paths past cultivated fields to see the natural pools of Gurne dell'Alcantara and the ruins of Francavilla Castle. Admire the basalt columns and lava formations of the gorge.
  • Pick-up and drop off at your hotel or B&B
  • Pick-up is available from the city center
  • Multilingual guide
  • Trekking shoes (on request)
  • Kit to visit the lava cave
  • Tastings at an organic farm (honey, wine, olive oil, etc.)
  • High altitude access to 2,500 meters by cable car (€30 per person)
  • High altitude access to 2,900 meters by cable car and 4WD minibus with a local Alpine guide (€68 per person)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Select participants and date



Important information

What to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 15 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money
  • Safety

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

Great day trip

Erminia is an excellent guide. She spent a lot of time explaining all aspects of the trip in English, Italian & German. It was great that there were only 7 of us on the trip as this enabled us to clearly hear the commentary when we were on the ground. We enjoyed all the activities on the day but the visit to Mount Etna was the highlight. Pity there were too many clouds to go to the 3000 metre level. However there was plenty to see & do at the 2000 metre level. We highly recommend Erminia. Please pass on our congratulations & best wishes to her.

Read more

August 29, 2019

Enzo took us on an interesting tour. He put a lot of energy and love into it. Many Thanks

June 1, 2022

Simone is a great guide! We had a great tour to Etna, then we went to a small farm and then to the Alcantara Cave - the madness!

September 8, 2021

Product ID: 136478