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From Catania: Etna Nature and Flavors Half-Day Tour

Activity provider: Kemedia

From Catania: Etna Nature and Flavors Half-Day Tour

Activity provider: Kemedia
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From US$ 55.99 per person

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Enjoy the spectacular scenery from high on Mount Etna volcano. Explore the last eruptions of the volcano and see the Silvestri craters created in 1892. Enter a lava cave to see how lava flows form, and taste some delicious local products.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, French, German
Pickup included
Hotel pickup and drop-off services are available from hotels and B&Bs in Catania.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Be driven up the Silvestri craters that were formed during the eruption of 1892
  • Visit the mountain refuge of Sapienza with a guide and enjoy the scenery
  • Explore a volcanic lava cave with equipped with a helmet and head lamp
  • See the picturesque volcanic vineyards of Zafferana at the base of Mt Etna
  • Sample typical local products like honey, olive, oil and wine at a farm
Full description

Explore Etna Park on a full-day tour that takes you up to the Sapienza Refuge and admire views from 1,986 meters. Learn how craters and lava tunnels are formed from your guide and try local products. At the Sapienza Refuge, see both the newest eruptions of the volcano and the old Silvestri craters, dating from the 1892 eruption. 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, visit a well-known farm and taste local products, such as honey, olive oil, and wine.

Includes
  • Return transfer by shuttle bus
  • Pick-up is available from the city center
  • Multi-lingual tourist guide
  • Kit for cave visit
  • Sampling of local products
  • Lunch
  • High altitude option (to reach 2900 meters)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
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
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Important information

Know before you go

  •  Instead of trekking, you have the option of taking a cable car and jeep bus up 3,000 meters, enjoying the lunar-like landscape. The price is EUR 67.00 per person and also includes an alpine guide who will lead you around the area at the top.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 288 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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We had such a nice experience on this day trip! Our guide for today was Federico. He was very kind and explained everything very well. The view we had from our walk on Etna was very beautiful. If you paid more, you could go higher but we didn’t think it was necessary because the view we had from the craters we stood on was already very pretty. The tasting of local products was also a nice experience. Lovely food and nice wines. We had a very nice day :)

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July 13, 2022

It was a great thing. If you read the reviews beforehand and already know that you have to pay an extra €€ to get to the top, you are prepared for it and you won't be disappointed! The pickup and return worked very well. The guide was super nice and was able to tell us a lot. A great deal for the money!

July 7, 2022

Our guides were amazing, and clearly have great communication with each other - there was an option to continue further up the mountain by ebike or cable car/jeep/walking (the extra activities were 67 euro). The wine and food tastings at one location on the flank of Etna were fun to try.

June 26, 2022

Product ID: 36159