Mount Etna tour with ascent

This is a tour to explore Mount Etna, the highest volcano in Europe with its 3,350 meters and a UNESCO site since 2013. There are different types of Mount Etna tours, this excursion is focused on the volcano and all the natural beauties that characterize it.

With this Mount Etna tour, you have the opportunity to reach the authorized craters zones at approximately 3000 meters and enjoy an incredible view from this high point of the volcano. At sunset it is possible to admire an amazing landscape and to see some lava activity.

How our Mount Etna tour is organized

Etna tour schedule:

This excursion on volcano Etna starts with the departure by bus with a Tour Leader and then we arrive at the “Rifugio Sapienza” at 1,900 meters. Here there is the possibility to have lunch or a snack, but this is not included in the tour.

our Mount Etna tour continues with the ascent by cable car up to 2,500 meters. Then onboard jeeps up to the authorized crater zones at approximately 3,000 meters. Here licensed Guides of the CAI (Italian Alpine Club) will assist you. If the weather conditions are good, we stop in a safety zone to admire the eventual activity of the summit craters.

To really enjoy our Mount Etna tours, we strongly recommend you to wear warm and comfortable clothes and suitable shoes.

Why you should visit Etna

The volcano Etna is situated on the east coast of Sicily, Italy, between Messina and Catania. It is the highest active volcano in Europe and its eruptions are very frequent. For this reason, the surrounding landscape constantly changes and offers an incredible view.

There are different types of Mount Etna tours, some of them reach the highest point of the volcano, some others don’t, but it is always worth visiting this unique volcano. As you go up Mount Etna you will find different cafes, restaurants, shops and there is the possibility to buy souvenirs.

Even if you are an experienced hiker, climbing Mount Etna without a guide is prohibited. So if you want to explore this amazing volcano you need to book one of the numerous Mount Etna tours.

The tour includes:

  • Transportation by coach as described in our Mount Etna tour itinerary
  • Tour Leader and Alpine Guide services as per program
  • All taxes

The tour does not include:

Meals, drinks, tips, rentals, and extras in general as specified in our tour schedule

All services indicated as facultative

Tour meeting point
Taormina ME, Italia
Departure at 8,30 am from the main Taormina Bus Terminal in Via Pirandello for all customers in Taormina. For pick up in the area of Taormina by the sea, Giardini Naxos and Letojanni, please specify it in the notes while booking our Mount Etna tour.

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