Province of Catania
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  • Mount Etna: Cable Car, Jeep, & Hiking Tour to Summit

    1. Mount Etna: Cable Car, Jeep, & Hiking Tour to Summit

    Ascend to the summit of the craters of Mount Etna, one of the most coveted excursions a hiker can make. Hike in full safety with an authorized alpine and volcano guide, and marvel at the beauty and wonder of the highest active volcano in Europe.   Depart from Sapienza Refuge in Nicolosi, and ascend 2,504 meters by cable car. Then, ride in a 4x4 Jeep up to 2,900 meters, to begin your hike. You’ll hike 1.5 hours uphill, passing many craters and taking long pauses to take pictures and rest.

    Experience the incredible feeling of being on top of the world in this rocky, beautiful landscape with the giant sky above you. After reaching the summit, descend for 2 hours back to the cable car, which will take you to your departure point.

    Unfortunately due to volcanic activity it wasnt allowed to hike to the summit. We got messaged about this a day in advance with an offer for an alternative past previous lava flows and craters, which we took. It still was a beautifull experience with a very friendly, experienced and knowledgeable, multi lingual guide. We didn't get to take the 4x4 bus because we were hiking on a lowere altidtude but got that refunded through get your guide.

  • Catania: Mount Etna Morning or Sunset Day Trip with Tasting

    2. Catania: Mount Etna Morning or Sunset Day Trip with Tasting

    Enjoy an adventurous day trip to Mount Etna, including handy roundtrip transfers from Catania. Best of all, customize your tour according to your needs, choosing from either a private or small-group experience in a choice of languages. Explore the volcano’s ancient craters, a lava flow cave, and try some local produce, while taking in some breathtaking panoramic views along the way. Start your day with a pick-up from your Catania accommodation in an air-conditioned 4x4 or minivan. Digest some fun facts about the volcano from your professional guide as you drive 2000 meters up. Hear about everything from the volcano’s natural resources, memorable landscapes, and flora, to lava flows that have swallowed roads and buildings in past spurts of activity. Once you reach 2000 meters up, take a guided walk around the ancient craters, recent lava flows, and other-worldly landscape. Rest easy a...

    The tour was amazing and our guide Simone was great! I would definitely recommend it.

  • Etna: Guided Climbing Tour to Summit Craters

    3. Etna: Guided Climbing Tour to Summit Craters

    Climb up Mount Etna and tour its summit craters with a guide. Take in rewarding views as you reach the top.

    After a briefing at the mobile information point, your excursion will start, up to the top of Mount. Etna at 3,300 meters. Take the cable car to quickly gain altitude up to 2,500 meters and then with special 4x4 minibusses, go up to 2,900 meters, near Torre del Filosofo.  During the 2-hour ascent, take 2-3 intermediate breaks to enjoy the view. Travel through the lunar-looking lava fields that will lead you under the summit craters.

    With a final demanding climb, reach the summit of Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe. Admire the peculiarities that characterize the summit area.  Descend on foot to the upper station of the cable car that will take you back to the starting point.

    The trek was amazing. I couldn't fault the staff at all. Warm welcome and super interesting guides. We had Massimo who was a fantastic guide and knew an exceptional amount about the volcano. I'd highly recommend a trek if you feel up for it.

  • Catania: Mount Etna Trek and Cave Tour

    4. Catania: Mount Etna Trek and Cave Tour

    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...

    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!

  • Mount Etna: Summit and Crater Guided Trek Tour

    5. Mount Etna: Summit and Crater Guided Trek Tour

    Enjoy a cable car and 4WD ride, before walking across Europe's highest active volcano. Take in the breathtaking scenery in the company of your expert guide.

    Get a briefing from your guide, then ride the cable car to an altitude of 2,500 meters above sea level. Transfer to a 4WD bus and continue up the mountain to reach 2,900 meters above sea level near the Torre del Filosofo. Then, start your 2-hour trek to the crater summit, and take breaks along the way to enjoy the scenery and views. Walk through the lunar landscape of the lava fields as you traverse the nature trails of the highest active volcano in Europe. Take in the panoramic views from the summit and then trek back down to the upper cable car station. Return to the meeting point by cable car and get your last views of the brooding mountain. 

    It was amazing, Luca was a great guide and I learned a lot about volcanos. We started out on 1900m and took the cablecar up to 2500m, where we started hiking up to ~3000m. The summit at 3300m cannot be climbed at the moment due to the Etna activity and code red. Luca led us through the dried lave streams and fields, some of which were still warm, and provided lots of information. He also showed us videos of recent Etna activity. The whole landsscape was mesmerising.

  • Catania: Mount Etna Sunset Jeep Tour

    6. Catania: Mount Etna Sunset Jeep Tour

    Climb aboard a 4x4 Jeep and begin your half-day guided tour. Learn about the history and science behind the Etna volcano. Stop for a wine, liquor, and honey tasting to discover the flavors and smells of local products that are made in this volcanic region. Drive along roads that are framed by breathtaking views of the various dormant craters. Admire the beautiful Valle del Bove and explore an old lava flow cave with lamps. Finish your tour by enjoying the beautiful panoramas of the sun setting behind the landscape. 

    Thank you yo Horacio, a super guide for this tour. We enjoyed to this tour : tasting, history, view and for sur walk on the Etna !! Lucie & Wendie

  • Catania: Etna Hiking Tour

    7. Catania: Etna Hiking Tour

    Enjoy a hike on the highest, most active volcano in Europe. Start the tour with an early morning pickup from your hotel in Catania. Climb into a comfortable 4x4 vehicle and set off for Mount Etna. Arrive at the starting point for your off-the-beaten-track hike.

    As you begin to walk, admire the fascinating landscape of the Valle del Bove, the biggest depression of Mount Etna, and its moonlike deserts. From there take in the breathtaking views of the smoking summit craters and the surrounding landscape facing the Ionian Sea.

    The tour also includes the opportunity to explore a lava tube with helmets and flashlights. Experience the incredible natural phenomenon created when the surface lava solidified but magma continued to flow into the tunnel.

    Finally, in the afternoon, get dropped off back in Catania...

    Jó ár-érték arány jellemzi ezt a túrát. Nagy előnye, hogy Catania-bol visznek oda vissza. Ha a gerincre vagy minél magasabbra akarsz jutni, akkor nem ezt a túrát válaszd. Ezen látható a Vál Di Bove kalderaja,de nem a csúcs és a környéke. Ehhez szállást kell foglalni fenn, a Refugio Sapienza-n

  • Mount Etna: Summit Craters Excursion

    8. Mount Etna: Summit Craters Excursion

    Embark on this climb and see the peak of Etna in all her majesty. The departure is from the south side of the volcano, north of Nicolosi. First, you will take a cable car and then a special off-road minibus to reach 2900m above sea level, where, with an authorized volcanological guide, you will walk until you reach 3300 m. From this altitude, you can admire the impressive summit of Etna and it's active craters. During the descent, it will be possible to explore the craters of recent eruptions. The descent will be on foot, in the company of the guide from 3300m to 2500m, where you will board the cable car again.  This is a small group tour and is also dependent on fine weather conditions and the volcano being calm. It lasts about 5 and a half hours and requires a reasonable level of fitness.

    Nicely organized trek through the mountain, diverse in experiences, views and landscapes. Not too hard but also not easy, just right to feel like you achieved something at the end of the day. Guides are fun, knowledgeable and friendly. You need to do this if you're in the area ;)

  • From Catania: Etna Nature and Flavors Half-Day Tour

    9. From Catania: Etna Nature and Flavors Half-Day Tour

    Explore Etna Park on a 6-hour tour that takes you up to the Sapienza Refuge at 1,986 meters. Return transfers from your accommodation in Catania are included in the package. At the Sapienza Refuge you’ll see both the newest eruptions of the volcano and the old Silvestri craters, dating from the 1892 eruption. Afterwards you’ll trek along a nature path through Etna Park, enjoying breathtaking views over the Bove Valley. Enter a lava cave, with a helmet and head lamp, to learn how lava flows are formed. Later, stop in the town of Zafferana, on the eastern side of Etna. In Zafferana, known as the town of honey, you’ll visit one of the most famous organic farms in the area to taste delicious local products such as honey, olive oil, and wine. You’ll be transferred to your hotel in the early afternoon.

    Our guide was wonderful - very friendly, informative, and accommodating. A great basic package.

  • Sicily: Mt. Etna, Wine and Alcantara Tour

    10. Sicily: Mt. Etna, Wine and Alcantara Tour

    Start your Sicilian adventure by meeting your friendly guide in Catania, either at your accomodation or another agreed upon location. After a short meet and greet you will take a brief, scenic drive to either the Sartorius craters, or the 2002 crater on the Northeast side of Etna. Whilst here, you will be introduced through your knowledgeable guide to the fascinating world of volcanic phenomena. Walk through ancient woods, extinct craters and old Lava flows. Witness deserts of lava and ashes, peculiar lava formations and traces of previous eruptions - all part of the unique landscape you will discover on the Northeast side of the volcano. During the excursions you will reach a maximum altitude of 2000-meters. Receive the opportunity to explore a volcanic cave like the Grotto del Ladroni or Grotta Cassone. You will be provided with all the necessary equipment, such as helmets and torche...

    Our guide was a studied volcanologist and geologist. He was incredibly engaging and friendly. Etna was very active on that day, so we were very lucky and had a fantastic experience. Food and wine was also amazing. Very nice and cozy place. Alcantara was also worth the trip. Very good value for money. Small group, hiking equipment was offered for free. Thank you for this unforgettable experience! Expectation was exceeded.

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What people are saying about Province of Catania

Funny, knowledgeable, and easy going guides took us on a wonderful hike up the volcano. We were never concerned about safety or pushing the limits. Max did an incredible job navigating the terrain and explaining every feature we encountered! Super easy to book and clear instructions were sent to us before arrival.

We were lucky enough to witness an eruption of etna during this day which made it fantastic. The route proposed by the guide was clear and accessible to all. Our guide Eduardo was really wonderful with all his explanations that accompanied the excursion

Gaetano is a very kind and experienced person who accompanied us all the way, telling us in detail every single aspect of the place. Highly recommended for those who want to spend a different and fun day!

Great trip, wonderful landscape and very good guide :) friendly and informative. We received proper information on everything before the trip. Was on time. Etna with its various nature is wonderful.

Thank you yo Horacio, a super guide for this tour. We enjoyed to this tour : tasting, history, view and for sur walk on the Etna !! Lucie & Wendie