Bocca Nuova

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Mount Etna: Summit Craters Guided Trekking Tour

1. Mount Etna: Summit Craters Guided Trekking Tour

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. 

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What people are saying about Bocca Nuova

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 97 reviews

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.

This was absolutely excellent and something to remember and talk about for many years. The guides are incredibly helpful and professional as well as having really amazing local detailed knowledge. Have been on a number of volcano trips around the world and this was by far the best. Would not hesitate to recommend

We enjoyed this tour, the weather cooperated and everything was great. You should note that the return trip from 2800m to the starting point is paid separately 20€ and is not included in the price.

Was a great tour! Equipment such as a jacket and hiking boots was also provided in addition to a helmet.

Giuseppe was great, the trip was very adventurous but we loved it :)