1. Italy
  2. Province of Messina
  3. Taormina
  4. Mount Etna

Taormina: Mount Etna Half-Day Private/Small-Group Tour

Product ID: 197077
Discover the highest active volcano in Europe on a private or small group 6-hour morning tour of Mount Etna. See craters and lava flows, pass lush forests and houses surrounded by lava. Look inside volcanic caves and taste the flavors of Etna.
About this activity
Duration: 6 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Italian

Pickup included

Please remember to choose a meeting point from the list provided. You can let the local partner know when booking or via email at booking@etnasicilytouring.com.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the highest active volcano in Europe
  • Observe different lava formations and ancient lava flows
  • Walk among ancient and new craters
  • Explore a spectacular lava cave (with a safety kit of helmets and flash lights)
  • Enjoy a tasting session of local Sicilian products
Full description
Enjoy a morning excursion to Mount Etna from Taormina, and discover the wonderful lunar landscapes and dense woodland in Etna Park. See houses stuck in solidified lava, and get breathtaking panoramas on a 6-hour private or small group tour of this amazing volcano. Your guide will explain the history of this mysterious volcanic region.

Following pickup from your hotel in Taormina, drive to Etna Park to observe different lava formations and ancient lava flows. Climb the slopes of the volcano to see evidence of the more recent eruptions of 1991 and 1993. Take a pleasant walk through Etna Park, past ancient and new craters. Observe the incredible coastline from above.

Discover an amazing lava flow cave with safety helmets and flashlights. Then head to the Valle del Bove (Ox Valley) to admire the ancient caldera of Etna. Stop at a honey farm, and taste typical local products such as olive oil and wine. At the end of the tour you’ll be dropped back at your hotel or meeting point in Taormina.
Includes
  • 6-hour private or small group tour
  • Round-trip transportation from Taormina
  • Welcome kit
  • Tasting of local Sicilian products
  • Equipment (helmets and flashlights) and trekking shoes (upon request)
  • Private car
  • Multilingual live professional guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Insurance
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Windbreaker
Not allowed
  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• In case of bad weather conditions, earthquakes, or volcanic eruptions the guide may make some changes to the itinerary
• Please note that the temperature on the mountain is about 15 degrees cooler than in the city center
• Please wear closed-toed shoes, appropriate clothing and bring a hat, gloves, jacket
• This tour is not recommended for guests with mobility issues
• All transfers are conducted by 4x4 vehicles, traditional cars, or shuttle buses, based on the number of participants
• All activities are available in the winter with snowshoes or snow equipment (weather conditions permitting)
Customer reviews
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Superb excursion with Roberto! Snowshoeing on Etna

February 8, 2020

Excellent experience with Mario. Guide passionate about the study of volcanoes, very good connoisseur of regional history. It was an informative and exciting visit. thanks to him!

January 30, 2020

Half day tour with 5 stages, craters, Bove valley and tasting of typical products in a laboratory. Mr. Mario is an exceptional guide but the love that binds him to Etna and its surroundings makes everything more unique.

January 28, 2020

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Etna Sicily Touring

Product ID: 197077