From Catania or Taormina: Mount Etna Full-Day Trip by 4x4

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27 reviews

Activity provider: Go-Etna Excursions

From Catania or Taormina: Mount Etna Full-Day Trip by 4x4

Activity provider: Go-Etna Excursions

From US$ 124.68 per person

Discover the highest volcano in Europe on a full day off-road tour to Mount Etna. Take an easy hike along old lava flows and craters as you admire the stunning volcanic landscape. Visit the famous Alcantara Gorges and take a refreshing dip in the river.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
German, English, French, Italian
Pickup included
Your hotel, campsite, pension, holiday cottage, railway station, or port in the area around Taormina and Catania


  • Experience a thrilling 4x4 tour of the Mount Etna volcano region
  • Travel on off-road routes through the incredible scenery
  • Explore a real lava cave with helmets and torches
  • Enjoy a typical Sicilian lunch in a picturesque setting
  • Visit the famous Alcantara Gorges and take a refreshing swim
Full description
After being picked up from your accommodation in Sicily, climb into an off-road 4x4 vehicle and head in the direction of Mount Etna. Make a stop to take an easy walk to the impressive Monte Fontana and visit the famous valley Valle del Bove. Wander amongst old and new lava flows and walk on extinct craters. Visit a real lava cave equipped with helmets and flashlights to see where ice was produced centuries ago. The guide will show you a great variety of flora and fauna: plants and animals which populate the active volcano. While walking through ancient forests, learn about the vegetation and wildlife of Mount Etna. Make the last stop at the cold lava streams of Piano Provenzana, which was destroyed during the last big eruption in 2002. Enjoy typical Sicilian food at a chalet including appetizers, a main course of pasta, dessert, water, bread, wine, and coffee. Then, visit the famous Alcantara Gorges, which were formed millions of years ago on the north side of the volcano. Between the cold lava flows runs a small mountain river. Here you can walk barefoot in the crystal clear ice cold water of the canyon or (during summer) have a refreshing swim. On the way to the canyon, pass by the idyllic Sicilian mountain village of Castiglione di Sicilia. Admire views of Motta Camastra in the distance which is situated on a slope. At the end of the tour get driven back to your accommodation.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee to the Alcantara Gorges
  • 1 small bottle of water per person
  • Equipment like trekking poles, helmet, and torches if requested
  • Typical Sicilian lunch
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • People with mobility impairments

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    Meeting point

    If you are staying outside the area of Catania or Taormina, it possible to meet up at the highway exit (if you are traveling with your own car). Address: Stazione Di Servizio, Via Stabilimenti, 282/B, 95010 Santa Venerina CT, Italy.

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Smoking
    • Luggage or large bags
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 27 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
    • Transportation
    • Service
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    Sehr gut durchgeplante und mit viel Informationen gespickte Tour

    October 22, 2022


    It was a good day out but climbing to Etna was a bit too long, it can be shortened

    October 8, 2022

    Ein tolles Erlebnis, ein toller Tag. Prima Organisation. Ein bisschen Abenteuer war auch dabei. Kann ich nur jedem empfehlen.

    May 21, 2022


    Product ID: 214269