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Etna Morning Trip provided by Etna Est

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Etna Morning Trip

Etna Morning Trip
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What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Mt. Etna can get quite warm during the summer months, so beat the heat on this morning hiking tour of Europe’s tallest active volcano. Follow a guide to visit old craters, spot ancient lava flows, and explore a lava cave by headlamp. This trip is perfect for hikers of all abilities, and allows you to see Mt. Etna from many different angles. Hotel pickup and drop-off makes for a seamless experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
View Europe’s tallest active volcano up close on a hiking tour of Mt. Etna
Explore the inner crater and a lava cave with a headlamp
Learn about Mt. Etna’s geological history from a multilingual guide
Enjoy hassle-free pickup from your Catania hotel
What to expect
Your tour begins with pickup from your Catania hotel. You’ll travel by air-conditioned van to Mt. Etna and then set off on a family-friendly hiking trail perfect for all abilities. Listen to your guide tell stories about how powerful geological forces created the tallest active volcano in Europe while pointing out old and new lava flows. After exploring the inner crater and taking a short break, you’ll put on a helmet and headlamp to explore the darkened inner chambers of a lava cave. On the return hike, you’ll enjoy lovely panoramas of the lava formations in the Valle del Bove. The tour concludes with drop-off back at your Catania hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 19917P1
Call +63 923-0990452
Important information
Inclusions
Driver/guide • Professional guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off (in Catania except ZTL areas) • Transport by A/C minivan/jeep/minibus • Entry/Admission - Etna Est • Entry/Admission - Mount Etna
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Use of Trikke • Clothes • Disposable gloves and mask
Duration
6h
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Pick-up times can be between 8:20 and 9:00am. In case of accommodations in ZTL areas we will give a meeting point reachable by walking 5 minutes
Via Duca Camastra, 95030 Gravina di Catania CT, Italy Etna Est Info Point - Free and wide parking area
Ports:
Catania's port
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Driver/guide • Professional guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off (in Catania except ZTL areas) • Transport by A/C minivan/jeep/minibus • Entry/Admission - Etna Est • Entry/Admission - Mount Etna
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Use of Trikke • Clothes • Disposable gloves and mask
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Pick-up times can be between 8:20 and 9:00am. In case of accommodations in ZTL areas we will give a meeting point reachable by walking 5 minutes
Via Duca Camastra, 95030 Gravina di Catania CT, Italy Etna Est Info Point - Free and wide parking area
Ports:
Catania's port
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Infants must sit on laps
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travelers can participate
not recommended for travelers with flu or cold
not available for people who has covid
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Popular mentions

4.5
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HOUSSEM S
2 contributions
Great experience
It was a great experience, we had learnt a lot about volcanos and we had a lot of fun with our guide. Many activities during the excursion before getting to the summit, a must do experience if you are visiting catania.
Written 4 September 2021
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Luc B
Belgium1 contribution
Viparrangement
Aug 2021 • Solo
Personal approach.pick up at hotel.
Good price, Local food.
Experienced, motivated, enthousiast guide.
Written 20 August 2021
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MrDalvin
London, UK109 contributions
Great Etna day trip!
Woke early to meet in Catania so got the train there from Taormina which was easy enough.
Really fun day seeing volcanic caves, various craters which involves lots of walking!
Wear comfortable trainers/hiking boots and wear shorts as in the summer Sicily is baking.
Our tour guide Danito was great and very informative.
Written 29 July 2021
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candig
Houston, TX17 contributions
Layover adventures!
A friend and I booked the Morning Etna Tour and it was a great and efficient way to get there and learn so much about the volcano and surrounding area. Our tour guide was amazing and so knowledgeable! I learned so much from him and appreciated his enthusiasm. I also enjoyed the cave exploring part a lot!

As an avid hiker, the only part I was a bit disappointed in was that it wasn’t really a hike. And we did not go up as high as I would of liked to once I saw that other visitors of the site were exploring higher than us without a tour guide...

Other than that, I still found this tour and experience overall worth it and would recommend to visitors who are here for a couple days and want to learn more about Etna. Thank you again for a good service!
Written 15 October 2020
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Veronica S
Catania, Italy4 contributions
Brilliant and breathtaking
Oct 2020 • Friends
Best experience of my life!! I am from Sicily but I never lived an experience like this. Giuseppe was an amazing tour guide, very informative and knew the best places to take us, it felt personal but fully rounded. Would 100% recommend.
Written 2 October 2020
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Jessb9765
7 contributions
Highly recommend
Oct 2020 • Friends
Very informative and interesting! The guide was very knowledgeable and passionate. A must do, amazing to hear and see Etna’s explosions!
Written 2 October 2020
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Sven
Berlin, Germany1 contribution
Overpriced Tours with no care of customers! AVOID IT!
Jul 2020 • Friends
We went to Catania this year even if there is a pandemic going on we wouldn' t do tours since usually you are in groups but we mask on we decided to do so. The experience was just fine a classic overpriced tours made just for scam tourist when everybody renting a car could do the same activity just bringing a map and a book of etna , the road is the same for everybody and for 55 euros they stop just at 2.000 meters they can' t go above this point l.what we can say about the tour guy was really stubborn and overbearing he didn't care about us it was explain things like it was talikng to himself if i remember well his name was Enia, we understand if you know about vulcanos but you are not the master of it we been to Iceland and Indonesia and we know a lot about vulcanos! also they mixed up us in a small bus with no social distance at all and other people were also taking off their mask on the road ! what can i say ?! they care just about the money ! avoid this company do it on your own if you rent a car or get a bus 8 euros two ways and they stop exactly where they stop at the silvestri craters without stress to follow a kid !
Written 23 September 2020
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EtnaEst
My dear traveler, I think you have confused agency because we have no guides named Enia and we don’t work with buses but with mini vans. We would like to point out, that in Sicily there is a regional ordinance that allows the use of transport (public and/ or private) without obligation to social distance, that’s why the minivan had as many seats as the actual capacity. In addition, our tour is not limited to the visit of Crateri Silvestri but there is a visit to a suggestive lava cave and of the Bove valley. However, your review looks like it’s written by someone who hasn’t traveled much, there are no exclusive streets, exclusive museums or exclusive monuments anywhere in the world, all places are accessible with or without guide and if you choose the guide is to know more and to optimize the time available. As for our youngest guide named Elia, does not correspond at all to his disparaging description as he is very friendly and above all very prepared, has the qualification as a guide, is the accompanist of youth mountaineering, has attended many courses of speleology has a certificate of mountaineering "instructor", and is knowledgeable and explorer of volcanoes in the world since he was a kid ,all this is confirmed in the hundreds of positive reviews that concern him. If you are referring to us, you were probably not attentive or interested in explanations but only at the young age of the guide ,that for us is only cause of pride because it rarely happens that a boy of 25 years performs a job with such passion professionalism and preparation. We are sorry we have not satisfied you and that for you it is a limit what for us is a source of pride! -------------------------------------------------------------------- Mio caro viaggiatore, credo proprio che lei abbia confuso agenzia in quanto noi non abbiamo guide di nome Enia e non lavoriamo con autobus ma con mini van. In Sicilia esiste un'ordinanza regionale che consente l'utilizzo dei trasporti (pubblici e/o privati) senza obbligo di distanza sociale ecco il motivo per cui il mezzo aveva tanti posti occupati quanto la reale capacità. Il nostro tour non si limita ad arrivare ai Crateri Silvestri ma vi è la visita di una suggestiva grotta di scorrimento lavico e della Valle del Bove. Tuttavia la sua recensione ha l'aria d'essere scritta da chi non ha viaggiato molto, non esistono strade esclusive, musei esclusivi o monumenti esclusivi in nessuna parte del mondo, tutti i luoghi sono accessibili con o senza guida e se si sceglie la guida è per conoscere di più e per ottimizzare i tempi a disposizione. Per quanto riguarda la nostra guida più giovane di nome Elia, non corrisponde affatto alla sua denigrante descrizione in quanto è molto cordiale e soprattutto molto preparato, ha l’abilitazione come guida, è accompagnatore dell’alpinismo giovanile, ha frequentato molteplici corsi di speleologia ,ha un attestato di “istruttore” di alpinismo, ed è conoscitore nonché esploratore di vulcani nel mondo da quando era molto piccolo, tutto ciò trova conferma nelle centinaia di recensioni positive che lo riguardano. Se si riferisce a noi, probabilmente lei non era attento o interessato alle spiegazioni ma bensì alla giovane età del suddetto che per noi è solo motivo di vanto perché capita raramente che un ragazzo di 25 anni svolga un lavoro con tanta passione, professionalità e preparazione. Ci spiace non averla soddisfatta e che per lei sia un limite ciò che per noi è motivo di orgoglio!
Written 26 September 2020
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JBJG
1 contribution
Big thumbs up
Sep 2020 • Friends
The tour was led by Simon (#legend) who explained the geography of the volcano in a much more interesting and engaging way than my Geography teacher ever did at school. Generally not into rocks but this was a thoroughly enjoyable experience and a good idea if you don't want to spend all day walking around a mainly arrid land not really understanding what it's all about. Would highly recommend.
Written 23 September 2020
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AJS
2 contributions
Great morning trip to Etna
Sep 2020 • Friends
A really great trip. Picked up from our accommodation in Catania, which was well communicated in advance. Our guide was super knowledgeable, enthusiastic, friendly and great fun.

Great to learn about the history of the volcano and accessible amounts of info about the geology. The tight amount of time as well I think. We were picked up at 0800niah and back into town by 1400.

Highly recommended.
Written 20 September 2020
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Tina V
Ajdovscina, Slovenia2 contributions
Great! 11/10 would recommend!
Sep 2020 • Couples
Tour was great! We had a great time and tour guide Danielle was awesome! He picked us up in front of the hotel on time. We really recommend this tour you wont be sorry!
Written 19 September 2020
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Merydefalco
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Etna sunset
The best excursion ever. I would absolutely recommend it if you go to Catania. Elia is fantastic Everything was p
223beckyb
223beckyb
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Etna summit review
To be honest there isn’t enough information on the excursion details .. it mentions that you would be trekking.. bu
Culture63381241733
Culture63381241733
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Great experience on the top of the Etna
Me and two friends choose the Etna summit activity and despite the impossibility to go to the top of the Etna due t
Mateusz K
Mateusz K
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Amazing trip to summit craters!
The guide was very knowledgeable and willing to share the information with us. You could feel volcanoes are his pas
maximlapo
maximlapo
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Etna at sunset
Very Good experience at sunset, I recommend it! Simone our guide was excellent: nice and competent! 👍🏻
Remco d
Remco d
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Great trip!
The trip was great! The guides knew a lot about the (geology) of the Etna and were very kind. The hotspots were bea
Bernd H
Bernd H
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Morning Tour Etna
If you are in Catania you have to visit Etna Vulcan.Great experience and learnt a lot. Thanks to Simone. Next tim
deborahsT1193MO
deborahsT1193MO
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Great Etna Morning Tour With Maurizio
We were picked up promptly at the scheduled time (8:50) by Maurizio. We picked up one other couple and then headed
cshooley7
cshooley7
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Fantastic trip with great guide
Simone was our tour guide for this trip and he was fantastic. Very knowledgeable on Mount Etna and all the history
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Passenger47170942244
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Oz gyulay
Good experience. Simone is good tour leader. We enjoyed. Beautiful snow under the sun. Worth it to go in this perio
Amber K
Amber K
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Exploring Etna
Our guide was so friendly, relevant, and knowledgeable. He made a foggy day much more enjoyable. I’ll be recommendi
acruzser
acruzser
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Etna Morning
Insightful and fun visit to Mount Etna. Our guide (Simon) was extremely kind and helpful, keeping our 5 year old en
194andrejas
194andrejas
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A magnificent start od 2020 with Etna Est
Me and my friends spent 1st od January at Etna vulcano. It was incredible, the mountain and the nature are beautifu
334jesmond
334jesmond
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A memorable trip on a volcano
Very knowledgeable guide, punctual pick up and very good value for money. Booking process fast and easy.
Superwoman888
Superwoman888
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Exciting!
Our ship called into Catania port and we booked and paid for the 5 hour Etna morning trip with Etna Est prior to ou
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