Guided tour

Etna 4x4 Half Day Tour

4.7 / 5

56 reviews

Etna 4x4 Half Day Tour

From US$ 77.01 per person

Take a half day tour of the highest volcano in Europe. You will be picked up at your accommodation in Sicily in an off-road vehicle (among others the popular Land Rover 110) and then head off in the direction of Mount Etna.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, German
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:


  • 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
The half-day excursion includes an easy walk to the impressive Monte Fontana and a visit of the famous valley Valle del Bove. Wander through old and new lava flows, walk on extinct craters, and visit a real lava cave equipped with helmets and flashlights, where ice was produced centuries ago. Your guide will show you the great variety of flora and fauna here - plants and animals which populate the active volcano. While walking through ancient forests you will learn a lot about the vegetation and the wildlife of Mount Etna. Your last stop of the half-day tour will be around the cold lava streams of Piano Provenzana, which were destroyed during the last big eruption in 2002. At the end of the tour you will be driven back to your accommodation. Altogether this will be an unforgettable experience.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide
  • 1 small bottle of water per person
  • Equipment like trekking poles, helmet, and torch (if scheduled)
  • Food (but there is a café where you can purchase some)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Smoking

Know before you go

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

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 56 reviews

Review summary

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Very nice driver who told us a lot about the history of Etna. For the walk through the lava field, sturdy shoes are an advantage, as differences in height have to be mastered. Not extreme but sneakers etc tend to slip on this surface. Finally, we visited a lava cave that had icy spots. On February 24th, sneakers weren't the best footwear either. Nothing dramatic, our driver helped us, there were enough helmets and lamps. In addition, the cave was only about 15m long. The tour was very nice for us, we can only recommend it. The 5 hours are a guide, please do not put them on the gold scales. Our tour was nearing the 6th hour

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February 25, 2020

Great experience....

We spent really nice time... the place was magic and people with us very funny and made it special.. thanks to David and Salvo they are perfect and they know a lot about Etna and Catania...only thing what We didn’t like there’s a family with small boy... child seat and annoying all thing about it ...and I don’t think that was for 4 years old child.... it would be better if families with children go in different groups...because was affecting all of us ...thanks guys you do your job perfect... if we return for sure will come back.✌

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October 15, 2019

Good program. Driver was on time. Ride informative. Excursion was even longer than expected. You don't need more tour. Info: it does not go all the way to the crater. Almost nobody does that. But seems to be normal; anything else would be mountaineering tours. Modern jeep. If this is your first time in the area and you plan to do everything with a rental car or your own car: you can't do that at all, as you cannot even know the inside corners where you will be taken.

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October 12, 2019

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