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From Syracuse: Mount Etna Guided Morning Hike & Food Tasting

4.9 / 5

21 reviews

Activity provider: Travelovers

From Syracuse: Mount Etna Guided Morning Hike & Food Tasting

Activity provider: Travelovers

From US$ 113.03 per person

Embark on a scenic guided hike of the imposing Mount Etna with a transfer from Syracuse. Explore the Silvestri Craters, marvel at a lava cave, and visit a traditional farm to taste local treats.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Small group
Limited to 7 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Breathe in the fresh morning air as you walk up the beautiful Mount Etna
  • Ride up on a minivan and hike to an altitude of 2000 meters
  • Gaze at the famous Silvestri Craters or purchase the high altitude option
  • Be mesmerized by a lava flow cave and learn about the history of the volcano
  • Delight your palate with samples of local treats at a nearby traditional farm
Full description

Start your day off right with a visit to the tallest active volcano in Europe. Admire majestic views from Mount Etna as you learn about this UNESCO World Heritage site. Step away from the crowds of Syracuse for a while to indulge in this incredible excursion in nature.

Head over to the bottom of Mount Etna and ride by minivan to an altitude of 2000 meters, where your hike will begin. You can either explore the Silvestri Craters or choose to purchase the high-altitude option. From here, enjoy spectacular views of the unique natural environment.

At the end of your hike, don some safety equipment to discover a lava flow cave and learn about its formation. Conclude your morning adventure by stopping at a traditional farm to sample some delicious local treats.

Includes
  • Transfer from Syracuse
  • Tour guide
  • Caving experience
  • Helmet
  • Food samples
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lift ticket
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Please meet the group at the Piazza del Pantheon.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Water
  • Jacket
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • This activity involves a light level of physical exertion
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 21 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    5/5

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Departure in a comfortable minivan from Syracuse (one of the only offers from this starting point!) Visit of the Silvestri crater of Etna in the morning (about 2 hours of hiking), very nice with beautiful viewpoints! Frederico is a guide who is passionate about what he does and he knows well the paths to navigate the area, the vegetation and the local geology which he is happy to talk about. The subsequent visit to the cave carved into the volcanic rock and the tasting of local products are a nice little extra! We had a great time, ideal for inexperienced hikers looking for a nice ride. The ad is true to what we got. Frederico will suggest without forcing the following options for the ascent once at the foot of the volcano: “Standard” visit: at no extra cost, the one we did; Ascension to the top by cable car + mountaineer guide: count 69€ more Ascension by bus: 30€ supplement

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September 18, 2022

Very good day despite the wind at altitude. Frederico (guide and driver for the excursion) adapted the tour to suit. We were lucky to be only two French couples and to take full advantage of the activity. The tasting allows you to discover typical and very tasty products. It is possible to leave with some culinary memories. We recommend step-siracusatrekking.it

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September 18, 2022

It was a great tour, Frederico was motivated and nice and told us a lot about Etna, life around Etna and much more. The cave tour and the tasting at the end were also a highlight and we also bought many products at the end because everything tasted so delicious. Absolute recommendation from us! We were back in Siracusa at 4.30pm and a total of 7 people took the tour which was also very enjoyable!

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September 15, 2022

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