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Etna Excursion from Catania

  • Hike through the Vale del Bove, a striking, lesser-known geological area
  • Travel in a 4WD vehicle to reach areas of Etna that are inaccessible to regular transport
  • Enjoy personalized attention from your guide on a small-group tour
Etna Excursion from Catania
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Etna Excursion from Catania
Large bus tours usually take visitors to the Etna visitor center and easily accessible craters, but this tour offers a small, personalized exploration of other parts of the mountain. Travel in a 4WD vehicle to areas inaccessible by regular transport, and visit the Valle del Bove, a canyon-like depression with an interesting landscape. The tour also includes exploration of a lava cave.
What to Expect
Begin with pickup at a central Catania hotel in a 4WD vehicle and set off for Etna. Arrive at the volcano and drive up to about 6,560 feet (2,000 meters) above sea level. Your 4WD vehicle takes you to areas inaccessible to regular transport.

Then, take a moderate hike through the Valle del Bove, a horseshoe-shaped depression more than 3,280 feet (1,000 meters) deep. See the moon-like desert and the surrounding landscapes facing the Ionian Sea. Your guide tells you about the geology of the local area.

Afterward, don a helmet and explore a lava tube.

Then, make the journey back to Catania and get dropped off at your original departure point.
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1 - 5 of 91 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very satisfied with this trip. Ernesto is the best :) very beautiful views. Thumbs up. Highly recommend.

Thank Lara Marie M
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile
Great Way to Experience Mt Etna

This was a great trip and our guide Ernesto was very knowledgeable about the mount. The pickup & return from our hotel was also a huge convenience that was well appreciated. We would highly recommend this trip to anyone looking to get a good view...More

1  Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile
Don’t go!

This the 6th trekking on Etna, this definitely was the worst. Horrible day. Booked the tour and planned it by phone the guide Ernesto did non provided the service promised neither in TripAdvisor nor by phone, and everything he said was that it was not...More

3  Thank Giuseppe_Sap_ITA
Reviewed 1 August 2018
Amazing experience and once in a lifetime hike

To be able to walk in areas just recently effected by Lady Etna was a fantastic experience. Personally I wasn't as impressed with Ernesto as many other reviewers. He didn't interact much with the group and at times we seemed to be just wandering along...More

Thank bill C
Reviewed 27 July 2018
Amazing Trip to Mount Etna

Our guide Ernesto was easy to contact via WhatsApp and picked us up right around the corner of our hotel room and was perfectly on time. He picked us up in a typical safari vehicle (Land Rover), with which we escaped the city traffic. First...More

1  Thank Lukas A
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