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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
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 88 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Great Way to Experience Mt Etna

This was a great trip and our guide Ernesto was very knowledgeable about the mount. The pickup & return from our hotel was also a huge convenience that was well appreciated. We would highly recommend this trip to anyone looking to get a good view...More

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Don’t go!

This the 6th trekking on Etna, this definitely was the worst. Horrible day. Booked the tour and planned it by phone the guide Ernesto did non provided the service promised neither in TripAdvisor nor by phone, and everything he said was that it was not...More

Thank Giuseppe_Sap_ITA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing experience and once in a lifetime hike

To be able to walk in areas just recently effected by Lady Etna was a fantastic experience. Personally I wasn't as impressed with Ernesto as many other reviewers. He didn't interact much with the group and at times we seemed to be just wandering along...More

Thank bill C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amazing Trip to Mount Etna

Our guide Ernesto was easy to contact via WhatsApp and picked us up right around the corner of our hotel room and was perfectly on time. He picked us up in a typical safari vehicle (Land Rover), with which we escaped the city traffic. First...More

Thank Lukas A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Highlight of our holiday

This is a really fantastic trip. Ernesto has a huge amount of knowledge about the geology and also wildlife and history of the volcano. He took us to quieter places, away from the crowds. He had all the necessary equipment to keep us safe in...More

1  Thank TravellerX99oo
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Hilary L
30 July 2018|
Response from Bengt K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, no extra cost 😊
Annabel L
29 June 2018|
Response from Ernesto M | Property representative |
Dear Annabel, The tour is adaptable to your requests with a soft trekking.(more less 3 kilometers) Tkanks Ernesto Magri Tour guide
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