A tour to explore the Mount Etna and all its natural beauties.
Duration 9h : 30m
20 participants maximum
Service with guide
Our Mount Etna Excursions offer the opportunity to discover this precious and unique volcano, a UNESCO site since 2013. With our tour you have the opportunity to scour the slopes of the mountain and to reach the extinct craters at 1.900 mts. If you want to experience the real Sicily, we strongly recommend our Mount Etna Excursions (guided tours – Sicily tour), not only to admire the amazing volcano, its craters and its outstanding natural beauty but also for the great views that you can enjoy from the top of the mountain. Our tour is not a simple walk on Mount Etna, but a real exploration of all its beauties.
Read all the details of our Etna tour
Mount Etna Excursions schedule:
Our volcano tour starts with the departure by bus with a tour leader, then our first stop is the Alcantara Gorge, where we make a short stopover. This is an important and beautiful part of our excursion because the Gorges of the Alcantara River are quite impressive: they formed from the basalt solidification. Here you have the possibility to walk along the bed of the river, but you need to pay an extra ticket.
The next stage of our volcano tour is Randazzo. Here we board the “Circumetnea”, an old traditional narrow-gauge train that goes around the foot of the volcano reaching up to Adrano, which is a town situated in the south part of the Etna Park.
Then our exploration of Mount Etna continues by bus reaching 1,900 meters. Here we stop and you have the possibility to go on a soft trek and to visit the most recent lava flows and the Silvestri craters, now extinct. This is one of the most-visited parts of the volcano and the volcanic landscape that you can admire from here is impressive. Here there is a local restaurant where it is possible to have lunch, but this is not included in our tour.
If you want to take part in our Mount Etna Tours, we strongly recommend you to wear warm and comfortable clothes and suitable shoes.
The tour includes:
- All ground transportation as described in our volcano tour itinerary
- The presence of a tour leader
The tour does not include:
Entrance to the Alcantara Gorges as specified above
Ascent to the summit craters
All the extras such as meals, drinks, tips and rentals
All services described as optional or facultative in our tour description. These include a supplemental fee
Tour meeting point
Taormina ME, Italia
Departure at 07:00 am from the Bus Terminal of Taormina in Via Pirandello. We ask you to be at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before departure time, so that our volcano tour can start on time according to the schedule.
Pick-up is also available in the areas of Taormina by the sea, Giardini Naxos, Recanati and Letojanni. Please contact the SAT Group office to reconfirm your excursion reservation at least the day before and to get more information about the closest pick-up point. These are the office opening hours: 08:30 -13:00 / 16:00 -19:30.