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Catania: Etna Hiking Tour

Catania: Etna Hiking Tour

From $69.18 per person

Enjoy an outstanding hike on the highest most active volcano in Europe. Admire breathtaking views of the mountain and surrounding landscape from the summit. Explore a volcanic lava cave created after the eruption.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Italian
Pickup included
Your hotel in Catania

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Mount Etna volcano on an off-the-beaten-path hike
  • Admire incredible views of the volcanic landscape and Ionian Sea
  • Learn about geology and volcanoes in an interesting and fun way
Full description
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 where your tour concludes.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Insurance
  • Helmet and flashlight
  • Equipment
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with respiratory issues
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

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 will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  •  Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  •  Children must be accompanied by an adult
  •  The program of the excursion may change due to adverse weather conditions, as well as access restrictions by the authorities
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 199 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5

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Had so much fun! Amazing tour, very well organized , the guides were lovely, got amazing views and the most amazing experience. We had so much fun during the day we spent the evening together at the beach with the whole group. 100% worth the visit and 100% with this tour!

September 1, 2021

The landscapes are magnificent and the experience is surprising. The hike is easy and rather short. We thought it would last longer. It is good to be in good physical shape but in no case to be athletic. The Enesto guide does not speak French, explanations are given in English and Italian. We would have liked more details on where we were. In addition, it is impossible to follow the explanations if you are walking in the back. It is interesting to ask questions for additional information. The transfer went very well and was very helpful to us.

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August 25, 2021

Beautiful experience: magnificent landscape, unforgettable descent, very kind guide. However, having a good physical condition is necessary because a good 3 hours of climbing off the trail. A little disappointed though not to have visited the lava tube, and the guide only spoke Italian or English. Don't forget the sunscreen !!

August 24, 2021

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