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Etna Morning Trip

By Etna Est
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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.
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Ages 0-90, max of 20 per group
Duration: 6h
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Live guide: English, Italian, French, Spanish
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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

  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off (in Catania except ZTL areas)
  • Free transport by A/C minivan/jeep/minibus
  • Entry/Admission - Etna Est
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Etna
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Use of Trikke
  • Clothes
  • Disposable gloves and mask

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.

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Via Duca di Camastra, 95030 Gravina di Catania CT, Italy
    Etna Est Info Point - Free and wide parking area
Pickup details
  • 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
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    Port pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
    • Catania's port
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Infants must sit on laps
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 19917P1

      • 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
      • 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

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      How much is Etna Morning Trip?
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      Etna Morning Trip cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Etna Morning Trip on Tripadvisor
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      Etna Morning Trip is hosted by Etna Est. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Etna Est on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Etna Morning Trip on Tripadvisor

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      • Etna Est
        1,698
        Tremestieri Etneo, Italy
        Joined in May 2013
      • gertrude134
        0 contributions
        Brief Etna visit
        We left from the tour office in a bus . They informed us it was going to be too windy to use the gondola but would take us up with a smaller bus to the top. It was very cold up there so make sure you have a winter jacket and pants with long socks bc the sand blasted at you . I rented a coat for $5 which was good. When we got to the top we had a very small explanation about the volcano bc it was so cold and windy. We stayed for 10 min bc it was so cold and had wine in a restaurant below.
        Written October 23, 2023
      • filipaf968
        0 contributions
        An afternoon with Mother Etna and the lovely Giulia
        Se had a trip today with Giulia as out guide. A beautiful soul, She was kind and thoughtful. Explained everything She knew about Etna with such passion and love for what She does. Our group was very fun and sociable. Everytime we'll think of Mother Etna we Will for sure remember Giulia and all the stories She told us. So beyond grateful for everything . A perfect afternoon. Grazzie Mille
        Written October 9, 2023
      • itawad
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        Breathtaking Etna experience
        Amazing and breathtaking experience. Very organised and excellent communication beforehand. Our guide Gueseepo was excellent and funny. You have to try it to really appreciate it. 100% recommended
        Written October 7, 2023
      • Sunshine13611022865
        0 contributions
        Very entertaining trip!
        Amazing trip to Etna with very interesting explanations! Perfect transfer from the airbnb. The best were the very nice guides (Dario + Giusy).
        Written September 2, 2023
      • Alexandra S
        0 contributions
        Mesmerizing sunset experience on Mount Etna
        I had an absolutely breathtaking experience on the sunset trip to Mount Etna. As we explored the volcanic landscape, our guide Iorga explained intricate details about Etna's history, geology, its impact on the surrounding environment and the wealth of his knowledge about the volcano and his passion for sharing it with us made the journey incredibly enriching. Watching the sun dip below the horizon against the backdrop of this majestic natural wonder was a truly magical moment and the memory of this experience will forever stay with me.
        Written August 22, 2023
      • gionatans62
        0 contributions
        embracing and feeling the majesty of the Etna
        The Etna is a powerful place where nature presents itself in all her majesty. Elia, a perfect combination of knowledge, passion, and professionalism guided us with a light and secure touch, unveiling the secrets that were laying in front of our eyes, engaging us so that we learned about the volcano's life and the movement of the lava, sharing the stories of the people who love the Etna. T
        Written July 7, 2023
      • giannib70
        0 contributions
        fantastic experience
        A fantastic experience and a special experience to walk through part of the mountain and see the power of nature, all with the excellent guide Luca, who managed to transfer his passion and knowledge to all of us in the group. Top recommendation.
        Written June 28, 2023
      • GeorgeMorgan1970
        0 contributions
        Extraordinary Trek up Mt. Etna
        We had the most incredible Etna Trekking Tour with guide Giulia. Probably rated as the most exhilarating and educational hike/ trek up a mountain we have experienced. Giulia’s passion and knowledge of Etna was extraordinary and made the day beyond our highest expectations. I had never previously appreciated the value of a volcano, and Giulia’s guidance has opened mine, and the rest of our groups, eyes and mind to something that we will share and grow.
        Written June 18, 2023
      • Andrewc1973
        0 contributions
        Great tour, shame about the weather..
        Party of 12 visiting Catania added in a trip to Mt Etna. The weather was miserable - cold, windy, foggy, hail, rain...but that didn't matter too much. Daniele provided waterproofs, and demonstrated knowledge of My Etna in an easily understandable way. He also showed compassion and humour to the guests. Due to the weather we decided to shorten the tour, so we were taken to a local honey/wine making business to conclude the visit. Would recommend, but hope for better weather. There was some walking up a steep but maintained path, but most of the tour was by minibus
        Written May 18, 2023
      • amirellaf
        0 contributions
        Excellent Mt Etna and Gole dell’ Alcantara day tour
        Amazing tour to Gole dell’Alcantara and Mt Etna. Our guide, Gaetano, explained volcanic activity which created the gorge and craters of Etna at a level our children could understand and be involved in the discussion. A lovely surprise was walking through a cave created by past eruptions of Etna-lots of fun for the kids wearing hard hats and using torches. Many thanks to Gaetano for a fun and educational experience. Our hike on Etna was also a highlight.
        Written April 13, 2023
      • Daveydoggg
        0 contributions
        Great views, very bad guide... and dangerous conditions.
        To be fair, if I had to rate ONLY the views from the summit, it would be 5 stars. The poor review is for the guide, Luca, and the other aspects below. There was a second guide, Ellie, but we had no interaction as he only spoke to the Italian speakers. Issues: 1. Summit was “forbidden today due to conditions” - sign at base. Luca took us anyway. 2. Both guides Stayed in FRONT of group 90% of time, not one in back to ensure guests ok. 3. No prep as to terrain either up or down, severe wind on ridge, or literally sliding (“skiing powder”) down loose sand for 1000 feet. 3. No asking if fit hikers or any med issues 4. Scoffed at Q re: poles yet used them himself 5. Scoffed at Q about mask for sulphuric wind but at times used gator himself 6. Loaner Boots worn out and terrible - felt every pebble 7. Lame, minimal narrative. I’ve hiked in Nepal, all over US, other parts of Italy, Greece, etc. My wife and I can hike with the best of them, and have never ever complained about terrain, guides, difficultly, etc. This was the only truly poor experience. Perhaps Etna Est has much better guides and can offer a better experience - would just check it's not Luca. October 29, 2022 G
        Written November 6, 2022
      • weronika9777
        0 contributions
        Great Etna tour with lots of hiking
        Amazing experience, our guide spoke English well and took us to many different craters so we saw a lot. The views are worth the long hike! Also the pace was not too fast so we didn’t struggle too much. Transfer to Etna is not included in the price but the tour agency arranged a transfer service for us for an extra fee.
        Written November 6, 2022
      • thenicols35
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        Mount Etna in the rain
        Daniele was a first guide who despite the poor weather kept the tour interesting and still made it magical
        Written September 27, 2022
      • CharleneP316
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        Once in a lifetime experience in safe hands
        Once in a lifetime experience to see the summit of Mount Etna. Felt very safe and in good hands with Etna Est and guide Luka who was knowledgeable and entertaining. I have a phobia of descending but with Luka, no problem! We had amazing weather, great visibility and learnt a lot about volcanoes. But the climb/ hike does require a basic level of fitness. It’s truly once in a lifetime as you will not see the same landscape twice given how active the volcano is. Cannot recommend this enough.
        Written September 22, 2022
      • B2030XTjohnnya
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        Great experience & guide
        This was an amazing afternoon and evening - very smoothly run, highly knowledgeable tour guide (Daniele), and a great trip around Etna! Only thing to bear in mind is that the sunset tour we did only had about an hour of actual hiking - worth clarifying if you’re looking for a more substantial trek!
        Written September 5, 2022
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      Daniel & Suellen
      Dublin, Ireland4 contributions
      Jan 2020
      In a nutshell, the experience of visiting Etna is fantastic. It certainly makes it worth your while to be there, to whitness what it has done to it's surrounding.
      About the Tour Company, at the end it delivered what they promised: a morning tour to Etna, but could the service could be improved, a whole lot.
      We had to wait almost 30 min after the set pick-up time, didn't have a smooth ride up to Etna (Italian way of driving, like there's no tomorrow) and the tour guide (nice enough, good english BTW) kept telling stories about the Volcano and it's surroundings at such a low volume that we couldn't always hear and understand.
      But he knew the stuff, he knew what he was doing and took us to great viewings.
      Overall, it was a pleasant morning at Etna and we were satisfied in the end of the day.
      Written January 14, 2020
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      Dear customer, Thank you for your opinion. Sorry for the 30 minutes delay, also because we always notify our guests on time, but surely the guide will have found some unexpected traffic. As for the acoustics inside the minivan, we accept with pleasure yours constructive criticism, and we will tell the guides to increase the volume of the voice during the explanations Kind Salutations
      Written January 24, 2020
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      Michele Amico🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹
      Caltanissetta, Italy2,871 contributions
      The wonderful city of Catania, in the east side of Sicily Island, offers a lot of opportunities in terms of attractions and monuments. For me, the TOP, is always the spectacular mount ETNA. In this picture you colid appreciate from Nicosia (Enna).
      Written January 26, 2020
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      Beatriz V
      North Logan, UT6 contributions
      We visited Park Etna with a small group from Catania. The guide (Janet) was excellent, she was on time at the meeting point. The SUV was a little tight in the back for people with long legs, but Janet made it right by allowing passengers to switch places. Janet gave us a lot of good information on the volcano, the history of eruptions, the flora (including scientific names which was a treat for the biologist in me) and also about the folklore and legends of the place. The hike was just right, around some old craters, a little steep at times but very doable for everyone.
      We felt safe at all times, we were very lucky with the weather (sunny and clear), and we got to walk through a lava tube.
      The final stop was at Valley of Bevo which makes you realize the magnitude of a lava flow. She invited us to try a fine sweet wine made in the region and some almond biscotti. Delicious. After seeing lots of greco Roman ruins and churches in Sicily, this nature tour was a very welcomed change
      Written October 3, 2022
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      Katerina S
      3 contributions
      Apr 2023 • Couples
      Our Guide was super Kind and we Loved to listen to His explanations. He was very enthusiatic about the topic "Mount Etna" and after a few minutes WE were super intrigued aswell. The Pick Up was easy and on time and the travel to the etna was shortlived thanks to the funny and interesting facts He told us along the way. Even though we Had snowy and windy weather we really Had the best time on this Trip and would recommend booking it! Thank you for the Grat experience!!!
      Written April 11, 2023
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      A.H.
      1 contribution
      Jan 2020 • Friends
      First of all I have to say that booking the trip and all communication with the central office about pick-up and drop-off went smoothly. Thanks for that!
      Otherwise it was rather disappointing:
      Our guide had a variety of about six to seven facts that he kept repeating. He did not understand any of the questions he was asked (in proper English - in contrast to his language skills...).
      We could have easily managed to do a similar tour on our own by taking one of the regular busses to Rifugio Sapienza. Shame we didn’t...
      Written January 6, 2020
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      Dear Guest , Sorry about your negative assessment. From his review we don’t know which guide you refer to and whether the excursion was actually made by us. in reference to what you wrote, Etna is a site open to all and with the bus can get to Rifugio Sapenza but you would not have had explanations and would not have visited neither the lava cave nor the Valle del bove. we are surprised that the guide did not understand his questions as all the guides who collaborate with us speak a good level of English. If you return to catania, you will be our guest on another excursion and if you privately let us know the name of the guide for us would be very useful. thanks
      Written January 8, 2020
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      JBJG
      1 contribution
      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 September 23, 2020
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      Michael W
      Southampton, UK49 contributions
      May 2022 • Couples
      It was superb. We were picked up and returned to our hotel by our guide in a small mini bus. It was a small group (just eight). Our Guide Danielle (excuse spelling) spoke good English and was both informative and entertaining with an obvious passion for his job.
      I was very glad that he was driving rather than me, you would have to be very brave to drive in Sicily. Catania is a driving Bedlam!

      Mount Etna is a great experience. We were lucky with the weather and could see for miles from the top. We stopped to see the fantastic moonscape of the lava fields. It was particularly interesting to go into an underground cave that had been made by the lava. Helmets and torches were provided and our guide took great care to ensure our safety. We were able to have lunch at a cafe in Etna and having walked up to see some of the amazing craters thoroughly enjoyed a large cold beer outside in the sunshine!

      It was a great trip. Thank you
      Written May 7, 2022
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      Pathfinder146448
      3 contributions
      Jan 2020 • Couples
      Excellent trip and customer service. Our local guide, Simone, was very knowledgeable and friendly, while the fantastic weather and snow on Mount Etna made the trip on New Year’s Day extra special. Highly recommended!
      Written January 2, 2020
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      Gatsuu B
      1 contribution
      Aug 2023 • Family
      The trip started by pick up from our accomodation, they were very punctual and came exactly on said time. They spoke very good english and explained every question we had and very big plus, they were very funny. The tour wasn't boring at all, we did everything according to the description. They showed us around the craters of Etna and the Valle del Bove and talked even on the way to the Etna, one member of our Family talked only italian and despite of booking English Tour, the Tour guide insisted on explaining everything in italian and in English. On top of one of the craters we got a little surprise from the Tour guide. Unfortunately we remember name only of one of the guides - Agatino. Overaly we enjoyed this trip very much and would do it anytime again. Thank you to the Etna Est.
      Written August 17, 2023
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      GeorgeCooker
      1 contribution
      Feb 2020
      This tour was a great introduction to Etna. We visited different sides of the volcano, the tour guide was very knowledgeable of the history of Etna and the way the volcano works, he explained a lot to us. We thought 6 hours might be too short but in the end it was an ideal amount of time because we got to see the most important parts of the mountain and still had time to do other things in the afternoon.
      Written February 25, 2020
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