From Catania or Taormina: Mount Etna Guided 4x4 Tour

Activity provider: Go-Etna Excursions

From Catania or Taormina: Mount Etna Guided 4x4 Tour

Activity provider: Go-Etna Excursions

From US$ 81.33 per person

Head to the highest volcano in Europe in an off-road vehicle on this guided tour from Catania or Taormina. Hike on Mount Etna and learn about the flora and fauna that live in this unique environment.

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Duration 5 hours
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German, English, Italian, Spanish, French
Pickup included
Your hotel, campsite, pension, holiday cottage, railway station, port in the area around Taormina and Catania. If you are staying outside of Catania or Taormina and you are traveling by car, it is also possible to meet at the highway exit (please indicate during the booking). Google Maps:


  • Enjoy a complete experience discovering Mount Etna
  • Have an off-road adventure in a 4x4
  • Discover a real lava cave with helmets and torches
Full description

Explore the other-worldly landscapes of Mount Etna on this guided tour with from Catania or Taormina. Tackle rough terrain in a 4x4 vehicle before enjoying a guided hike on the Monte Fontana trail. See the Valle del Bove and view volcanic craters along the way. 

Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation and relax on the drive through the stunning Sicilian countryside. Get set up with a bottle of water and hiking gear like a helmet and trekking pole. 

Begin your walk on the impressive Monte Fontana trail. Visit the famous valley Valle del Bove, wander through old and new lava flows, and walk on extinct craters. Enter a real lava cave where ice was produced centuries ago. 

Discover fun facts about the unique plant and animal life that thrive on this active volcano. End your tour at the cold lava streams of Piano Provenzana, which were destroyed during the last big eruption in 2002. 

Return to your accommodation in Catania or Taormina at the end of your tour.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide
  • 1 small bottle of water per person
  • Equipment like trekking poles, helmet, and torch (if requested)
  • Food (available for purchase)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 107 reviews

Review summary

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Our tourguide was excellent! He picked up us at our hotel where we were staying and he was telling us about everything we saw during the drive. When we got to Etna, it was well organised and they provided us with lot of information. After our hike, they prepared a tasting of Etna's fire, a local liquor, which was a nice surprise. I highly recommend them.

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March 30, 2023

Pick up from hotel and on time. Interesting tour out in the woodlands and nature of Mt Etna. Volcano was also active at at the time but we stay at a safe distance. The trekking part of the tour is very hard as expressed by other participants. It is suited for the physically fit. I turned back immediately but still enjoyed the surroundings. Those who did not do this part of the event were kindly driven to a nearby facility for coffee and toilets. No need for jackets etc as we did not reach a very high altitude, good walking shoes are a must. Well worth the money. Our pick up was at 8.30 and returned to Taormina at about 15.30.

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March 30, 2023

We spent really nice time... the place was magic and people with us very funny and made it special.. thanks to David and Salvo they are perfect and they know a lot about Etna and Catania...only thing what We didn’t like there’s a family with small boy... child seat and annoying all thing about it ...and I don’t think that was for 4 years old child.... it would be better if families with children go in different groups...because was affecting all of us ...thanks guys you do your job perfect... if we return for sure will come back.✌

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March 30, 2023

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