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Mount Etna: Summit and Crater Guided Trek Tour

Activity provider: Etna Est

Mount Etna: Summit and Crater Guided Trek Tour

Activity provider: Etna Est

From US$ 57.98 per person

Trek to the maximum altitude that can be reached at Europe's tallest active volcano with an expert guide. Admire Mt. Etna's beauty and its surroundings from the summit craters.

About this activity

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy the scenery on a trek to the maximum reachable altitude of Mount Etna
  • Learn about Europe's most active volcano from an experienced guide
  • Hike through lava fields and get views from 3,000 meters above sea level
  • Ride a cable car up the side of an active volcano
Full description

Enjoy a cable car before walking across Europe's highest active volcano. Take in the breathtaking scenery in the company of your expert guide.

After a briefing with your guide, ride the cable car to an altitude of 2,500 meters above sea level. Then, start your 2-hour trek to 3000 meters and take breaks along the way to enjoy the scenery and views.

Walk through the lunar landscape of the lava fields as you traverse the nature trails of the highest active volcano in Europe. Take in the panoramic views, then trek back down to the upper cable car station.

Return to the meeting point by cable car and get your last views of the brooding mountain. 

Includes
  • Mount Etna trek to 3,000 meters
  • Volcano guide
  • Helmet
  • Hiking boots
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Cable car ticket €30 (must be paid directly on the day of the excursion)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • People with vertigo
  • People with respiratory issues
  • Children under 10 years
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • 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

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet at the information desk at La Terrazza dell'Etna Bar. The exact meeting time will be communicated to you by email or WhatsApp.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Warm clothing

Know before you go

  • The ticket (EUR 30) for the cable car is not included in the price and must be paid directly on the day of the excursion
  • This activity is suitable for those with medium physical training and who are accustomed to walking on sand and rock when there are no trails. Some parts of the path may be exposed
  • Please inform the guide of any health conditions or concerns
  • This activity is not suitable for people with heart disease or who suffer from asthma or vertigo
  • The use of contact lenses is forbidden due to the presence of volcanic ash spread by the wind
  • Wear trekking boots with high socks and bring a trekking pole (recommended)
  • Bring an extra T-shirt, long trousers (recommended), a pullover and anorak, gloves and a hat (recommended)
  • Bring a 10 to 20-liter backpack, at least 1.5 liters of water, a snack and packed lunch
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 1082 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Service
    4.8/5

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everything started on time, our guide was helpful and informative. the only thing is at no stage (in the trip info, confirmation, or Whatsapp communication) were we notified that the cost for the cable car can go from EUR 30 to EUR 45 if the weather conditions were good. We didn't have an issue with that but just the info would be nice to be included :)

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November 22, 2022

We were going back and forth about booking a guided trekking tour or not (or to just go up the lifts ourselves) and are 100% glad that we ended up booking the tour! The weather was good so we were lucky to be able to go to the summit which we were not expecting as this had not been possible for the last few weeks. The hike was totally worth it and the views were amazing. The pace was great and we had a good amount of breaks also in between where we learned more about Etna. Since we didn’t have hiking shoes ourselves, we were able to borrow those (and a jacket and a stick) from the organizers which was great. The hike up was challenging but in a very nice way. The hike is good for those who regularly do some physical activity.

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November 13, 2022

The tour up Etna was a great experience, our guide Pepe made regular stops to explain the origin and history of Etna and Sicily to us. He and his team have been doing this for years, have a lot of experience and make a very likeable impression. We recommend :)

November 5, 2022

Product ID: 163935