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  1. Italy
  2. Sicily
  3. Catania
  4. Mount Etna

Etna Volcano Morning Excursion

Product ID: 157884
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Take a half-day excursion for trekking lovers through lunar landscapes, ancient woods, and breathtaking panoramas as you explore Mount Etna's surroundings with an expert guide.
About this activity
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Experience

Highlights
  • Walk on one of the most beautiful routes of “Parco dell’Etna” with an environmental hiking guide
  • Observe the whole breathtaking Ionian coastline from the rim of an extinct crater
  • Explore the depths of a lava cave with a helmet and headlamp
Full description
Spend a half-day getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city and exploring Mount Etna, the highest volcano in Europe. This tour starts with a hike on one of the most beautiful routes of “Parco dell’Etna”, where you will discover the colors and natural beauty of Europe’s most active volcano. Enjoy the spectacular lunar landscapes that Etna offers, between ancient and new lava flows, and through pine, chestnuts and birch forests.

Afterwards, explore the depths of the volcano through one of the most interesting lava caves around Etna. Walk through a lava tube through which lava once flowed, equipped with helmets and lamps provided by your guide.

During the route, you will also make several stops to observe different points of interest: the eruption of 1669 of the Red Mountains which destroyed more than two-thirds of the city of Catania, the basalt quarry, the old house surrounded by lava, and different ancient lava flows.

Throughout the tour, a professional and certified guide of the Italian Association of Environmental and Walking Guides (AIGAE) will share their knowledge of the history, biology, and geology of Mount Etna.
Includes
  • Personal tour leader/driver
  • Helmet and headlamp for visiting the cave
  • Entrance fees
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel transfer
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks, meals and other extras

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Jacket
Not allowed
  • Smoking
  • Open-toed shoes
Know before you go
• Your safety is paramount and you will be accompanied by expert guides at all times: please rest assured that extreme safety precautions are taken at every step of the process.
• The supplier strongly advises those who are not in good health to refrain from attending the walking excursions, especially those suffering from cardioid or respiratory diseases.
• The hiking segment of the trip lasts 1-3 hours - by arrangement with the guide, the difficulty level can be changed
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Currently it is not possible to book this product due to its limited availability.
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.8 / 5
based on 12 reviews
Review summary
Service
5.0/5
Organization
5.0/5
Value for money
4.6/5
Safety
5.0/5

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Volcano Excursions

Product ID: 157884