Excursion Etna Nature and Flavours

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From Catania: 01/01 to 31/12 - Every day
From Taormina: 01/01 to 31/12 - Every day


After being picked up from your hotel you will head for Rifugio Sapienza, enjoying some view points on the way up. The guide will give you all the information you need about the history and the territory of the volcano and you will visit the sites of the last eruptions and the old Silvestri Craters.

From Rifugio Sapienza (1920 m asl) you can choose one of the following options:

  • Do some trekking in one of the natural paths of “Parco dell’Etna”, up to 2000 m.
  • Acquire the Etna high altitude option: this alternative gives you the chance to enjoy the cable car service offered by "Funivia dell'Etna" and reach 2500 m asl. Then, the 4x4 bus will take you till maximum reachable altitudes and here you will find another guide.The Alpine Guides of Etna will show you the region where the last important activity of the volcano happened and you'll be totally surrounded by a lunar landscape. The view of the Central and the South East Crater together with the east coast of Sicily will leave you breathless. At the end of the walk, you'll take the bus and the cable car back to reach Rifugio Sapienza again.

The excursion will continue with the visit of a lava cave with the proper equipment

The last stop before returning to the hotel, will be an organic farms for a delicious sampling of typical products such as honey, wine, oil etc. 

Recommended equipment

Windbreaker / Tennis shoes / Water / Hat and sunglasses.


Tours suitable for the whole family, including children under 12 and seniors.


Nature tours, suitable for those who want to be in close contact with the environment.


Tours that include trekking routes, of easy, medium, or difficult difficulty.

With departure from Catania

Date Price Web Price*
From 01/01 to 31/12 59.00 € : 12+
49.00 € : 3-12 years n.i.
20.00 € : 0-3 years n.i.
51 € : 12+
44 € : 3-12 years n.i.
20.00 € : 0-3 years n.i.

With departure from Taormina

Date Price Web Price*
From 01/01 to 31/12 69.00 € : 12+
59.00 € : 3-12 years n.i.
20.00 € : 0-3 years n.i.
61 € : 12+
54 € : 3-12 years n.i.
20.00 € : 0-3 years n.i.

The price includes

Shuttle bus (return) / Multilingual guide / Trekking shoes (on request) / The kit for visiting the Cave / Sampling.

The price does not include

Optional activities available on Etna such as: 2 hours quad tour, Cycling to the top, Etna high altitude / All that is not specified under “the cost includes”.

High altitude option

2,500 m (cable car):  € 50.00  per person 
Maximum altitudes allowed  (cable car + 4x4 minibus with local alpine guide) :  € 78.00  per person
Maximum altitude reachable by snowcat (in case of snow):  € 95.00 per person  

Tour program (about 6 hours)

  • 1


    At the chosen accommodation or meeting place

  • 2

    To the Volcano

    After crossing the border of the city you will start the ascent towards Etna, crossing some of the characteristic Etnean villages

  • 3

    Etna 2,000 m asl

    Arrival at Etna South Station

  • 4

    Trekking / high altitude option

    Trekking through a path of Parco dell'Etna or Etna high altitude option

  • 5

    Lava cave

    Visit of a lava flow cave

  • 6


    Taste of organic and local products

  • 7


    The tour will end at the initial meeting place

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