Mt. Etna: Private Tour in 4x4 from Taormina

Mt. Etna: Private Tour in 4x4 from Taormina

From $423 per group up to 3

Ascend from beach level up to the extinct craters at 2,000 meters to discover the unique nature of the Mt. Etna Volcano and panoramic views from the Valley of Bove.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. The Drivers-Guide will wait no longer than 15 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.
Private group


  • Walk amongst lunar landscapes at a height of 2,000 meters
  • Take in panoramic views of the Valley of Bove, the caldera of the ancient volcano
  • Explore a lava cave, a natural underground tunnel formed by the lava flow
  • Learn about the great lava casting of 1991-1993, the longest eruption of last century
Full description
This private adventure begins with hotel pick up from Taormina or Giardini Naxos. In the comfort of an air-conditioned, 4WD vehicle, take on regular and unpaved roads as you ascend to the extinct craters at an altitude of 2,000 meters. Break away from the classic tourist itineraries to discover unique panoramas enriched by stories and fun facts from your experienced guide.  Walk amongst lunar landscapes on Europe's highest active volcano and UNESCO World Heritage Site and view the ancient lava flow, the Etna forest, Valley of Bove, and extinct craters. What's more, put on your helmet and headlamp, provided by your guide, and make your way through a long, underground tunnel, formed by the lava flow.  To ascend the summit area at 3,0000 meters, you may purchase a cable car ticket on the spot. After a full day of touring, hotel drop-off is provided.
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off from Taormina or Giardini Naxos
  • Private transport in air-conditioned, 4WD vehicles
  • Driver/guide
  • Helmet and front lamp for cave visit
  • Food and drinks
  • Cable car ticket to summit (payable on the spot)
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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  • This is a private activity. Only your group will participate.
  • Please send your hotel details upon booking to confirm pick up and drop-off.
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Rosario, unser Guide und studierter Geologe, war einfach großartig. Pünktlich wurden wir von unserem Hotel in Taormina abgeholt und los ging es mit dem Geländewagen Richtung Ätna. Wir besuchten zuerst die Stadt Zafferana, anschließend fuhren wir, abseits der befestigten Straßen, zum jüngsten Lavastrom aus 1991, dort erklärte uns Rosario im perfekten Englisch, alles Wissenswertes über den Ätna. Nach dem Besuch einer Lavahöhle, natürlich ausgerüstet mit Helmen, ging es auch schon hinauf auf den Ätna auf 2750m. Die Gondelbahn war nicht in Betrieb und so wurden wir mit geländegängigen Bussen hinauf befördert. Bei der Endstation wurde unsere Gruppe von einem Vulkanologen in Empfang genommen, herumgeführt, weitere Details erklärt und sogar Handyvidios zum letzen Ausbruch präsentiert. Danach ging es mit dem Bus wieder hinunter zu unserem Geländewagen und Rosario brachte uns wieder sicher zu unserem Hotel zurück. Es war ein sehr beeindruckender und interessanter Ausflug in eine andere Welt.

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June 4, 2021

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