Etna high altitude

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From Catania: Every Day
From Taormina: Every Day

Duration: about 6 hours


  • Pick up from hotel
  • Arrival at "Etna Sud" Station - Rifugio Sapienza
  • Ascent by cable car up to about 2500 mt
  • Ascent by 4x4 minibus up to Torre del Filosofo (2900 mt)
  • Visit of a lava flow cave
  • Taste of organic and local products
  • Drop off 

This tour is only available from 1 April to 31 October
If instead you wish to simply arrive up to 2500 mt you can book our basic tour (Etna nature and flavours), and then from Rifugio Sapienza you can take the cable car up to 2500 mt for an extra cost of 30 € (this option is available all year round).


Detailed description

The tour begins with pick up at the hotel.

On the way up to Rifugio Sapienza, the guide will stop at specific observtion points to give you some information about the history and the territory of mount Etna.

From Rifugio Sapienza you will take the cable car and reach the altitude of 2500 meters. You will continue from here with 4x4 buses and reach Torre del Filosofo at 2900 meters. You will find yourself in front of an amazing panorama suspended on the sea, where it will be possible to admire part of the terrific active area of Etna, composed by the Central Crater and the South-East one together with the historical lava flows that identify the landscape of Etna. With the Alpine Guides and in total safety you will visit the places where the volcano recently showed its activity.

You will return to Rifugio Sapienza by minibus and cable car.

On the way down you will stop to visit a lava flow cave, with helmets and lamps.

Before returning to the hotel you will visit a biological farm where you will be given the possibility to sample typical products such as honey, wine, olive oil ecc.

You will return to the hotel early in the afternoon

Suggested Equipment

Windbreaker / Tennis shoes / Water / Hat and sunglasses.


The WEB PRICE: is valid only if you buy online more than 4 days before

With departure from Catania

from 01/04 to 31/10
€ 121 (3-12 years € 89)
€ 113 (3-12 years € 89)

With departure from Taormina

from 01/04 to 31/10
€ 131 (3-12 years € 99)
€ 123 (3-12 years € 99)

The cost includes:

Shuttle bus (return) / Multilingual tourist guide / Trekking shoes (on request) / Cable car and 4x4 minibus / Alinist guide (from 2500 mt, only in italian or english) / The kit for visiting the Cave / Sampling.

The cost does not include:

All that is not specified under “the cost includes”.

From Catania: first available date is
From Taormina: first available date is

Starting from € 113



up to 48 hours in advance.

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