Guided tour

Mount Etna: Summit Craters Guided Trekking Tour

Activity provider: aitne

Mount Etna: Summit Craters Guided Trekking Tour

Activity provider: aitne

From US$ 54.34 per person

Trek across the summit of Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe. Walk through a lava tunnel and admire dramatic volcanic landscapes.

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Duration 5 hours
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French, English, Italian

Experience

Highlights
  • Hike up Europe's highest active volcano and see beautiful views from the top
  • See beautiful sights and panoramic views around Etna with a volcano guide
  • Feel the raw power of the nature as you examine signs of Etna's past eruptions
  • Relax during a ride on a cable car and travel up the side of an active volcano
  • Explore one of the volcano's lava tunnels and admire various volcanic craters
Full description

Hike to the top of the highest active volcano in Europe with a volcano guide. Discover views from the summit craters, explore a lava tunnel, and climb above Mt. Etna aboard a cable car up to 8,200 feet (2,500 meters).

Meet your guide in the Aitne office in front of the cablecar station of Etna south. Soar over lunar-like landscapes as you reach an altitude of 2900 meters in the Torre del Filosofo area.

Observe the Bocca Nuova, a crater that opened in 1968 and is one of the area's most impressive craters. Wander to the top and enjoy 360° views and if the weather allows, see all the way to the Aeolian islands and almost all of northern Sicily.

Descend the summit craters and pass through the craters of the 2002 eruption, then walk inside a lava tunnel and admire the volcanic amphitheater of Valle del Bove, a spectacular 8 km long and 4 km wide caldera.

Return to the cable car arrival station at the end of the tour, at an altitude of 2500, and go back by cable car to the starting point. 

Includes
  • Live tour guide
  • Mount Etna hike
  • Boots on request
  • Walking sticks on request
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • 4x4 truck and cable car fees
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • People with heart problems
  • People with respiratory issues
  • People over 95 years

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Meeting point

Meet the guide next to the restaurant "La Terrazza dell etna" in front of the cablecar station of Etna south

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 117 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5

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Our hike up Mount Etna was very nice. Giuseppe, our guide, did a great job guiding us through the tour. He told a lot of interesting facts and was happy to satisfy our curiosity with exciting reports. We would book the tour with Giuseppe again at any time, he really does it with a lot of dedication and commitment.

November 4, 2022

Unfortunately you could not go to the summit because the volcano is active. As I understand it, there is always an activity, so I don't quite understand why a summit tour is then offered. Otherwise the tour was ok. But you can definitely see a lot from the lift station. My suggestion would be to take the gondola that climbs about 500 meters and then hike back down on foot.

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October 4, 2022

Overall the experience was very cool and the guide very nice. The climbing was a little bit harder than it seemed reading the information about the trip, would not recommend for small children or older people. Definitely recommend to take the trekking shoes from organizer and dress in layers. A hat and gloves are also useful as it gets very cold and windy near 2900 m. We did not ride the 4x4 as was written in the description. Also the trip started later than expected. The organizer contacted us via whatsup the day before but we did not get the message as we dont use whatsup for everyday communication.

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October 3, 2022

Product ID: 401753