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


Mt. Etna Summit Easy Tour

Excursion information

Location South-East side of Etna
Altitude 2950 meters
Duration from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30/6:00 p.m
Difficulty Easy
Departure Departure from Piazza Federico di Svevia 32, Catania. We guarantee pick up at meeting point agreed upon booking.
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First stop

Start. One of Etna Experience’s expert naturalistic guides will pick you up at 8:30 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).

Ascent to 2950 mt. You will reach Rifugio Sapienza. There the tour will continue taking the cable car up to 2500 meters and a special 4×4 vehicle to reach an altitude of 2950 meters. So, together with a volcanological guide, you will enjoy the magnificence of our volcano standing in front of the impressive Central and South Eastern Craters, surrounded by ancient and recent lava flows.

Second stop

Discovering Etna. Once back to Rifugio Sapienza we will head in the direction of Monte Nero degli Zappini, for a naturalistic walk with our guide, to discover the geological and botanical aspects of Etna.

Snack. You will stop nearby the mountain shelter Santa Barbara where you will enjoy a picnic made of authentic Sicilian “Tavola Calda” (street food), sweets, water and Etna wine.

Third stop

Explore the lava caves of Etna. In the afternoon, you will visit a volcanic cave using the equipment provided (helmets and torches) to safely explore it. Our expert guide will introduce you, with some basic information on speleology, to the fascintating phenomena often related to eruptions.

Fourth stop

Come back. The Mt. Etna Summit Easy tour will finish at 5:30/6:00 p.m., when you will come back to Catania.

Participation Fee

All year round:

• € 139 for adults;
• € 119 for students up to 24 years;
• € 98 for children from 0 to 12 years.

In case of abundant snow, the snowmobile will be used and the price will be € 169.00. The surplus will be asked of the customer on the day of the excursion, since it is not possible to estimate it in advance.

Please, consider that if weather conditions won’t be good enough, the cable car company may decide to close for safety reasons. In that case, the guide may decide to make some changes in the itinerary, according to the season.

Included in the booking

Ticket for the cable car and special off road bus till 2950 meters. Volcanological/Alpine guide to assist on the summit area. A professional and passionate naturalistic guide (our guides are geologist, volcanologists, agronomists). Transport service with jeep or minibus from Catania, directly from your hotel or from an agreed meeting point. Picnic. Insurance with our Tour Operator. Licensed Transport Service. Equipment, if required when booking.


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

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 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.


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

Itinerary changes

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