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  2. Province of Catania
  3. Catania
  4. Mount Etna

From Catania: Etna Nature and Flavors Half-Day Tour

Product ID: 36159
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
Duration: 6 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, German, Spanish, French

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Catania hotels and B&Bs
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • 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.
  • Return transfer by shuttle bus
  • Multi-lingual tourist guide
  • Kit for cave visit
  • Sampling of local products
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch

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Important information
Know before you go
Instead of trekking, you have the option of taking a cable car and jeep bus up 3,000 meters, enjoying the lunar-like landscape.

This option is not included in the cost of the basic excursion. The price is EUR 64.00 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 225 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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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.

7 February 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.

1 November 2019

Nice guide. Fluent in English. Knowledgeable of the subject matter.

Guide arrived to pick us up about 20 minutes late, but I learned that was GetYourGuides fault. Guide was friendly and engaging. Fluent in English. Was knowledgeable regarding a variety of topics relevant to the trip that day. Allowed the group of three couples independence to determine what each would like to do. Only recommendation would be to make stops at the homes destroyed by Etna and a view of Etna on the drive up. Otherwise, great trip.

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13 October 2019

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Product ID: 36159