Etna Experience organizes Etna tour, excursions, full and half day trips to enjoy the best visit, trekking and guided tours to Mount Etna Volcano

Excursion

Mt. Etna Morning Tour

Excursion information

Location South-East side of Etna
Altitude 2000 meters
Duration from 9.00 a.m. to 2.30/3.00 p.m.
Difficulty Easy
Departure Departure from Piazza Federico di Svevia 32, Catania. We guarantee also a pick up at an agreed meeting point upon booking.
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First stop

Start. One of Etna Experience’s expert naturalistic guides will pick you up at 9:00 a.m. from your hotel in Catania or from an agreed meeting point, to take you aboard one of our 8-seater vehicles (jeep or minivan).

Your guide will lead you along a beautiful naturalistic path, while explaining the origins of our volcano. You will visit some ancient craters (probably the Monti Silvestri) surrounded by an evocative lunar landscape.


Second stop

Explore the lava caves of Etna. You will visit a cave of volcanic origin using the equipment that we provide (helmets and torches). The visit to the cave is not made in case of significant snowfall or presence of ice at the entrance that would make the entrance dangerous.

Snack. During the tour there will be a stop for a delicious snack based on typical products and a good glass of red wine. The snack can vary with pizza or sandwiches depending on organizational needs.

Upon prior notice (when booking the tour) we will offer an alternative for vegetarians, vegans and celiacs or specific dietary needs.


Third stop

Come back. The Mt. Etna Morning Tour tour will finish at 2.30-3.00 pm, when you will be back to Catania.


Participation fee

From April 1st to October 31st:

• € 54 for adults;
• € 49 for students up to 24 years;
• € 38 for children from 0 to 12 years.

From November 1st to March 31st:

• € 49 for adults;
• € 44 for students up to 24 years;
• € 35 for children from 0 to 12 years.

 


Included in the booking

A professional and passionate naturalistic guide (our guides are geologist, volcanologists, agronomists, etc…). Transport service with jeep or minibus from Catania, directly from your hotel or from an agreed meeting point. A snack. Insurance with our Tour Operator. Licensed Transport Service. Water and Wine. Equipment, if required when booking.

Languages

The excursion will take place in Italian and English. Upon request and according to the availability also in Spanish, French and German.

Recommended equipment

We remind you to wear closed and sturdy shoes (sports or trekking) with thick socks, and to bring a jacket because the temperature at a higher altitude may be lower ( about 10° to 15° degrees lower than in Catania). If you believe you might not be well equipped, let us know when booking. In that case shoes and jackets will be provided.

Requirements

We strongly advise not to attend the excursions to those who are not in good health, especially to people suffering from cardiorespiratory diseases.

Itinerary changes

In case of bad weather conditions, the guide may decide to make some changes to the itinerary.