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 Sunset Tour

Excursion information

Location South-East side of Etna
Altitude 2000 meters
Duration From 2:30 / 3:00 pm to 8:30/9:30 pm
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 2:30 / 3:00 p.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).

You will visit some ancient craters (probably the Monti Silvestri) surrounded by an evocative lunar landscape.

The guide will accompany you through a suggestive naturalistic path, explaining the origins of our volcano.

You will then reach a panoramic viewpoint from where you can also admire the Summit Craters.

Second Stop

Explore the lava caves of Etna, while our guide will explain you the fascinating volcanic phenomena. We will provide helmets and torches.

You will wait for the magic moment of the sunset on the volcano, having your picnic up an extinct crater at 2000 meters.

Third Stop

Come back. The Mt. Etna Sunset tour will finish at 8:30 / 9:30 p.m, when you will come back to Catania.

Please, consider that the starting time of this excursion depends a lot on the season, because of the Sunset time (during spring or summer it will start later and finish later).

In winter the timing of the tour will be arranged in according to the sunset time.

Participation fee

From April 1st to June 30th

  • € 65 for adults;
  • € 59 for students up to 24 years;
  • € 42 for children from 0 to 12 years.

From July 1st to September 15th

  • € 69 for adults;
  • € 59 for students up to 24 years;
  • € 42 for children from 0 to 12 years.

From September 16th to October 30th

  • € 65 for adults;
  • € 59 for students up to 24 years;
  • € 42 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.

In the winter season the tour is available for a group of minimum 4 people. If you are less than 4 and we don’t have other requests, is possibile paying the equivalent fee and get the tour.

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.


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.


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 eruption the program will vary according to the part of the volcano where the eruption takes place (when the volcano is active, it's wonderful to see the lava glowing red in the dark). In case of bad weather conditions, the guide may decide to make some changes to the itinerary.