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Etna Excursion from Catania

  • Hike through the Vale del Bove, a striking, less well known geological area
  • Travel in a 4x4 to reach areas inaccessible to buses and regular vehicles
  • Enjoy personalized attention from your guide on a small group tour
Etna Excursion from Catania
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Etna Excursion from Catania
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Large bus tours usually take visitors to the Etna visitor center and easily accessible craters, but this tour offers a small, personalized exploration of other parts of the mountain. Travel in a 4X4 to areas inaccessible by regular vehicles, and visit the Valle del Bove, a canyon-like depression with an interesting landscape. The tour also includes a lava cave exploration.
What to Expect
Begin with pickup at a central Catania hotel in a 4X4 vehicle and set off for Etna. Arrive at the volcano and drive up to about 6560 feet (2000 meters) above sea level. Your 4X4 takes you to areas inaccessible to regular vehicles.

Then, take a moderate, roughly 3-hour hike through the Valle del Bove, a horseshoe-shaped depression over 3280 feet (1000 meters) deep. See the moon-like desert and the surrounding landscapes facing the Ionian Sea. Your guide tells you about the geology of the local area.

Afterward, don a helmet and explore a lava tube.

Then, make the journey back to Catania and get dropped off at your original departure point.
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1 - 5 of 72 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago
Highlight of the trip

What a fantastic day. My husband and I went on this excursion from Catania. Our guide met us in front of our hotel with a small group of others going on the hike, and we walked to the 4x4 that would take us up the...More

Thank Kathryn J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A beautiful hike away from crowded tourist areas

We had a great time on this excursion and Ernesto was an excellent guide! We were joined by 6 other persons and traveled to the mountain in a van. The loop trail that we hiked on for several hours included beautiful views, and was peaceful...More

1  Thank louisakat
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile
Really nice trip!!

We had a really great day today with Ernesto. We were picked up at the hotel in a 4x4 with two other persons and went for a 3 hours walk on the mount Etna. The best thing about it was that it was not in...More

3  Thank Anne S
Reviewed 10 April 2018
Great excursion & fantastic guide!

Our guide was incredibly nice, provided all necessary gear, spoke great English, and kept our spirits high! This was an amazing excursion, I would have paid double. The sights are amazing and its well worth getting a guide to lead you off the beaten path!...More

1  Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 24 March 2018
Trip to Etna by Land Rover

Had a very professional guide in Ernesto. At first I tought the Land Rover wouldnt be a comfortable vehicle but afterwards I was impressed, Ernesto took us to see places impossible to reach by car. Had a fantastic journrey both varm sunshine and icy storms...More

5  Thank Bengt K
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Alastair R
30 April 2018|
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Response from Ernesto M | Property representative |
Pick up available at the cruise terminal and dropped to the ship at 3Pm
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