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Mount Etna: Summit Craters Walking Tour

Activity provider: Kemedia

Mount Etna: Summit Craters Walking Tour

Activity provider: Kemedia

From US$ 39.94 per person

Enjoy the thrill of climbing the highest active volcano in Europe, admire the eastern coast of Sicily surrounded by a lunar-like landscape.

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Duration 6 hours
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French, Italian, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy the view from the highest active volcano in Europe
  • Admire the eastern part of Sicily
  • Climb an active volcano with an expert guide
Full description

Embark on this off-road minibus, cable car, and climbing tour to see the peak of Etna in all her majesty. Follow your alpinist guide on an adventure to uncover the secrets of this active volcano.

Get picked up on the south side of the volcano north of Nicolosi. Sit back and enjoy the scenic drive up to the cable car. Take in the views of the countryside as take the cable car up. Board a special off-road minibus to reach the highest altitudes allowed with an authorized alpinist guide. 

From this altitude, admire the impressive summit of Etna and view the colors and formations of its active craters. Learn about the history and geology of the volcano from your guide.

Explore the craters of recent eruptions during your descent on foot to 2500 meters where you will board the cable car once more before transferring back to the meeting point.

Includes
  • Guide
  • Hiking Tour
  • Trekking shoes
  • Helmet
  • Alpine/volcanological guide
  • Cable car and jeep (obligatory fee to be paid on the spot, €68/per adult and €60/per children)
  • Pickup and drop-off at your hotel
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the Refugio Sapienza.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Water
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • There is a fee of €67 to be paid on the day for the cable car and jeep
  • This tour is dependent on weather conditions and the volcano being calm
  • This tour requires a reasonable level of fitness
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 260 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Great family hike with my 7 year old son and 12 year old daughter. The children had no trouble following! It was more complicated for me at the start, it goes up quite a bit! I'm not very athletic and I'm not used to hiking so it seemed a bit complicated to me but so proud to have done it! In any case, the supervision is top, we leave no one on the way!

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August 26, 2022

Very nice experience! Both Franco and Mario are good explanations, the tour with cable car and jeep is very comfortable considering that afterwards the stretch will always be on foot in the wind in some points. The only negative note that for the number of people it would be ideal to have a guide in front and also one who closes the line, since not being so and having only a guide who goes in front, he does not know what happens behind the other participants, he does not know if it is necessary. help or other so it would be advisable for them to insert more guides given the amount of people who are on the tours. Too bad for too much wind that did not allow us to see the cave.

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August 20, 2022

Unforgettable experience thanks to Mauro, his kindness, his humor, his flexibility and of course his knowledge about Etna and its history. He shares his experience and takes us to particularly interesting areas that would be impossible to discover alone. This is for me the best way to make the most of Etna. The walking pace was very good for beginners in hiking, that said there are some more difficult passages (small climbing) and some slightly perilous areas for people with a bit of vertigo (1m wide ridge on the craters ) The start was a bit long to equip and get started. Equipment provided without worries as expected. The price is very attractive. The guide costs only 40% of the total price and that gives a whole new dimension to the experience!

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August 17, 2022

Product ID: 216684