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From Catania or Taormina: Mount Etna Guided 4x4 Tour

Activity provider: Go-Etna Excursions

From Catania or Taormina: Mount Etna Guided 4x4 Tour

Activity provider: Go-Etna Excursions

From US$ 81.83 per person

Head to the highest volcano in Europe in an off-road vehicle on this guided tour from Catania or Taormina. Hike on Mount Etna and learn about the flora and fauna that live in this unique environment.

About this activity

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
German, English, Italian, Spanish, French
Pickup included
Your hotel, campsite, pension, holiday cottage, railway station, port in the area around Taormina and Catania. If you are staying outside of Catania or Taormina and you are traveling by car, it is also possible to meet at the highway exit (please indicate during the booking). Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/bAq1x8uNPgM2

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a complete experience discovering Mount Etna
  • Have an off-road adventure in a 4x4
  • Discover a real lava cave with helmets and torches
Full description

Explore the other-worldly landscapes of Mount Etna on this guided tour with from Catania or Taormina. Tackle rough terrain in a 4x4 vehicle before enjoying a guided hike on the Monte Fontana trail. See the Valle del Bove and view volcanic craters along the way. 

Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation and relax on the drive through the stunning Sicilian countryside. Get set up with a bottle of water and hiking gear like a helmet and trekking pole. 

Begin your walk on the impressive Monte Fontana trail. Visit the famous valley Valle del Bove, wander through old and new lava flows, and walk on extinct craters. Enter a real lava cave where ice was produced centuries ago. 

Discover fun facts about the unique plant and animal life that thrive on this active volcano. End your tour at the cold lava streams of Piano Provenzana, which were destroyed during the last big eruption in 2002. 

Return to your accommodation in Catania or Taormina at the end of your tour.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide
  • 1 small bottle of water per person
  • Equipment like trekking poles, helmet, and torch (if requested)
  • Food (available for purchase)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 106 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Our tourguide was excellent! He picked up us at our hotel where we were staying and he was telling us about everything we saw during the drive. When we got to Etna, it was well organised and they provided us with lot of information. After our hike, they prepared a tasting of Etna's fire, a local liquor, which was a nice surprise. I highly recommend them.

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October 30, 2022

Collection arrangement was very unclear, confusing emails about appointments. Finally after a phone call we were just picked up at our hotel. The journey further went well. Francisco picked us up, we had to transfer to Marco who doesn't speak English although this was booked. There was still room with Antonio, a young guy who does speak English and had a lot of tourist information. In the end it was Marco who took us to our hotel. The trip was good and we had a good time :-)

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October 23, 2022

It was thought to climb more on the side of the volcano and approach closer. And in the offer a bottle of water was included but there was nothing. And it wasn't a 4x4 as described… Don't forget to bring your bottle. Otherwise nice little tasting surprise and very interesting and informative

October 19, 2022

Product ID: 214272