Guided tour

Catania: Mount Etna Trek and Cave Tour

4.9 / 5

97 reviews

Catania: Mount Etna Trek and Cave Tour

From US$ 63.86 per person

Enjoy a unique experience on Mount Etna and discover the highest active volcano in Europe. Taste sandwiches and local products, and explore a cave with headlights and torches.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Italian, English
Pickup included
- The driver can wait max 5 minutes after the pick up time. - one day before, we will send you a pick up time.

Experience

Highlights
  • Travel around off-road passages through old lava flows
  • Trek past and admire the most recent lava flows
  • Follow quiet paths away from the tourist trails
  • Walk around the valle del bove, the biggest Etna's caldera
Full description
Following your pickup, you will head in the direction of Etna. Passing off road through Trazzere where you can see the lava flows of 1792, your guide will explain the fauna and flora of the volcano of Etna. They will tell you of Mount Etna's history as you travel in the direction of the Bove Valley, which is an ancient caldera formed about 64,000 years ago due to a collapse of 2 major eruptive centers. You'll soon arrive at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level, where your hike starts. Follow quiet trails away from the tourist paths. Pass recent lava flows and soak up views of the coastline. During the trip you'll see the southeastern crater, Etna's most active area. Throughout the trek you can stop to taste sandwiches and local products, and will visit inside a lava cave with helmets and flashlights. At the conclusion of your experience, you will be returned back to your point of origin.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off in the Catania city center and Trecastagni
  • Extra warm jacket
  • Rain jacket
  • Trekking sticks and shoes
  • Naturalist guide
  • Water
  • Socks
  • Sandwich with local product
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with heart problems
  • People with respiratory issues
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

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

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • 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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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Jacket
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Socks

Know before you go

  • All participants can buy the sandwich with local products before the hiking. In case of high tremors or eruptions, a visit to the cave is not possible.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 97 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5

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I absolutely loved the tour! Our guide was super friendly, had great (English) communication skills and was very informative. As we needed to do a covid test (for our flight back home) in the early morning before the tour (pick-up 8.15/8.30h), our guide suggested we could come over to their second stop (to buy lunch before the tour) at 9.30h. We just made it with a taxi! The guide bought our lunch, because we payed for the taxi. Which was very kind of him! Also he has knowledge about (medicine) plants. This was awesome!

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September 22, 2021

Suggestive experience, the guides Marco, Giuliano and Alessandro were able to accompany us on this tour both with their competence and with their sympathy. In my opinion I would give an intermediate level to the difficulty of the route simply because it may seem a bit difficult at the start due to the difficult climb but with good will it can be faced even by those who are not super sportsmen. We have always been supported and guided throughout the journey and satisfied with every request; super equipment provided (shoes and trekking poles, windbreaker and sweatshirts) included in the price. I highly recommend this type of experience if you want to have a complete tour led by knowledgeable people. I renew the very good because you deserve it.

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September 21, 2021

Très belle expérience, deux guides pour un groupe de 16, très sympa, avec de bonnes anecdotes sur la Sicile et l'Etna. Le trekking n'est pas trop difficile mais il faut quand même une petite condition physique. Les paysages sont splendides, ça vaut vraiment le coup ! Dû aux restrictions Covid et à l'activité récente du volcan, nous n'avons pas pu visiter une grande cave, seulement une petite, un peu dommage mais compréhensible. Nous avions notre propre matériel mais les guildes prévoient le nécessaire si besoin (vestes, chaussures, bâton de marche)

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September 16, 2021

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