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Etna Trekking Tour
private and group tours to Etna volcano with a mountain guide
" I want to thank both you and our amazing guide from the bottom of my hearth for the best expedition that we have undertaken on any of our journeys. " (Etna Summit Tour - Kasper Kuijper, NL)
Eruption at Etna
Eruption at Etna
At the summit crater of Etna volcano
At the summit crater of Etna volcano

Etna Trekking Tour

private and group tours to Etna volcano with a mountain guide
Tour type
Short tours and excursions: active volcanoes
Custom (variable)
Group size: 1-20
4-7 hours
Custom and group dates
Price per person
from 95 EUR p. p.
NOTICE: at the moment, we do not offer this tour.
Enjoy Europe's most active volcano with one of our expert mountain guides!
Join us on a private or group tour to Etna's majestic summit reaching more than 3300 m a.s.l.
Stand on the roof of the Mediterranean and enjoy a breathtaking view around. To peer into the abysses of Europe's largest active volcano's craters is an experience of a lifetime.
In addition to our group tours and individual private day tours, we also offer special tailor made itineraries to suit your travel needs and satisfy your whishes, including accommodation of all categories and private transfers, all backed up with expert knowledge from local specialists and fully certified volcanological and alpine guides.
Depending on the chosen itinerary, these tours require moderate to excellent physical condition, adequate clothing and take between 5 and 7 hours total duration.

Access to the summit area and the craters may be restricted at any time due to the frequently changing eruptive conditions.
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  • Stand on top of Etna volcano - Europe's most active volcano
  • Breathtaking scenery
  • Great introduction to a live volcano!
  • Private tours with expert guide
  • Group tours to the summit
  • Personalised tours to your own wishes.

Etna's summit craters from Etna South

ca. 5-6 hrs total / moderate
Day 1: Transfer to 2900 m - visit summit area - hike back to base (Rifugio Sapienza 1900 m)
Fantastic guided day walk up to the summit craters

Etna's summit region & short mountain traverse

ca. 5-7 hrs total / Challenging
Day 1: Transfer by cable car+jeep to 2900 m (Etna S) - Visit of the Summit Craters- Descend to Etna's north side
South-to-north traverse climbing up to the top of the mountain with its 3330 meters

Group tours to the Summit Craters

5-6 hrs total / moderate
Day 1: Transfer to 2900m- Ascent to the top - Return to the starting point
Come with us on a guided group tour to the top of Etna

Valle del Bove

5-7 hrs total / Challenging
Only suitable for people with no knee problems
Day 1: Descend into Valle del Bove, hike on 1991-93 lava flows
A great day-hike to one of Etna's most spectacular features: the Valle del Bove, a giant depression formed by repeated flank collapses of the volcano.

Schiena dell’Asino - Grotta dei Tre Livelli

Day 1: Schiena dell'Asino - Grotta dei 3 livelli
An exciting ridge walk along the southern crest of the Valle del Bove , with the visit of the longest and the most important lava tube on Mt. Etna.

Grotta del Gelo excursion:

Day 1: Excursion to Grotta del Gelo
Hike to the most beautiful of Etna's lava caves and the southernmost glacier in Europe.

Etna's summit craters from Etna North

ca. 5-6 hrs total / moderate
Day 1: Transfer to 2900 m - visit summit area - hike back to base (Piano Provenzana 1810 m)
Meeting point at the small ski station of Piano Provenzana ( Etna Nord); transfer to the summit area by 4x4; hike to the summit craters and descent through a spectacular canyon all the way back to Piano Provenzana where the tour ends.

Eruption Tour

Day 1: Eruption Tour
Experience the unforgettable - We will take you to admire the spectacular eruptions of the Europe's most active volcano
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Arrival info:

Depending on the itinerary the meeting point will be at Rifugio Sapienza ( Etna South) or Piano Provenzana (Etna North). On request, we can include transfers (e.g. from Taormina or Catania) for you at additional cost.

Additional info

Physical requirements

At least some experience with hiking on unpaved trails necessary.
Climbing up and down 300 m (ca. 1000 ft) at ca. 3000 m altitude.
Walking up and down on steep, loose sandy surfaces.
No fear of heights.
No breathing or serious respiratory problems.

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