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Mount Etna Nature and Flavors Half-Day Tour from Taormina

  • Opt for a cable car ride to travel farther up the mountain than other tours
  • Learn about the history and geology of the mountain from a guide
  • Visit an organic farm to sample wine, honey, and olive oil 
Mount Etna Nature and Flavors Half-Day Tour from Taormina
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Brooding Mount Etna dominates Sicily’s eastern landscape and the local tourist industry to boot. There are dozens of Etna tours to choose from and it can be a challenge to find one that stands out. This tour does just that by combining a visit to Parco dell’Etna and a lava cave with a stop at an organic farm to sample wine, honey, and olive oil. Also, you’ll have the option of ascending farther up the mountain than tours that stop at the base.
What to Expect
Meet your guide at your hotel in Catania, or the central train station or port. Begin the roughly hourlong journey to Rifugio Sapienza, the base station at the foot of Mount Etna. En route, your guide tells you about the history and geology of the volcano.

Reach Sapienza and trek up the volcano’s slopes along a trail, rising to an altitude of 6,562 feet (2,000 meters). Speak to your guide about trekking higher up the mountain, if you wish, and opt to continue by cable car or minibus for an extra cost.

Afterward, make your way back to the base of the mountain, don a helmet, and explore a lava cave.

Hop back on the bus for the journey back to Catania. Along the way, stop at an organic farm, and sample local wine, honey, and olive oil.

Finish the tour with a drop-off at your hotel or original departure point.
Reviews (23)
1 - 5 of 14 reviews
Reviewed 3 October 2018
What a place!

Great day out with Erminia. Collected from the hotel and given a private tour of the mountain! Avoid the crowds and coach tours with a bespoke service. Erminia knew the ways around the queues and got quickly up to the higher levels on a perfectly...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank abinks2
Reviewed 15 September 2018
expected much more, very disappointed

We were disappointed after reading the amazing reviews. Maybe the tours that include only Mt Etna and not the "flavors" part wouldve been better. We were picked up promptly around 8:30a from hotel. First,after we reached the "top" of Mt Etna, after taking cable car...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank GGL50
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

It was interesting tour, very nice guide and driver in one person. And go as high as you can. Warm rain jacket will be usefull up there.

Thank Oskars P
Reviewed 4 March 2018
Great tour, unexpected experience

We liked the tour a lot. Our guide, Enzo Pinzone knew tons of information about vulcanos and Sicily as well, and he shared with us in English and German. We could not go up to the top of Etna due to bad weather conditions, but...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Nora T
Reviewed 6 November 2017
Best guide to Mt Etna for families

we booked a 1/2 day tour to Mt. Etna and tasting of local products (honey, wine, etc...) My wife and me ware traveling with 2 small children (2,5 and 4,5 years)... When booking the trip, we had some doubts, but with profesional approach of our...More

Date of experience: November 2017
3  Thank LukaP16
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