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Etna Excursion from Catania

  • Hike through the Vale del Bove, a striking, less well known geological area
  • Travel in a 4x4 to reach areas inaccessible to buses and regular vehicles
  • 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 4X4 to areas inaccessible by regular vehicles, and visit the Valle del Bove, a canyon-like depression with an interesting landscape. The tour also includes a lava cave exploration.
What to Expect
Begin with pickup at a central Catania hotel in a 4X4 vehicle and set off for Etna. Arrive at the volcano and drive up to about 6560 feet (2000 meters) above sea level. Your 4X4 takes you to areas inaccessible to regular vehicles.

Then, take a moderate, roughly 3-hour hike through the Valle del Bove, a horseshoe-shaped depression over 3280 feet (1000 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 79 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago
Highly recommending ; best guide and great view.

As others have written below, Ernesto is best guide. He led us to the spot with fantastic view which other group tourists could never reach. We could enjoyed the trekking better owing to his specific knowledge about Etna volcano. Also, he was a expert. When...More

Thank Hahru
Reviewed 1 week ago
Unforgetable Trip to Etna

Ernesto was an amazing guide :) Everything was organized, he had extra gear for anyone who needs it. Even though we were supposed to make the tour with another group, he took us on our own to experience everything that smaller childer couldn't do. Amazing...More

Thank Marcela M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Very rewarding

Excellent trip with a great guide. Ernesto is knowledgeable and extremely helpful. We did a very memorable walk. Highly recommended!!

1  Thank WanderML
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on this trip from Catania, with EtnaTribe. The company was recommended by our hotel and we are happy to recommend them, too. Our guide, Enso, collected us from our hotel at 8.30 and it was like travelling with a knowledgeable friend. He spoke...More

1  Thank JANET T
Reviewed 14 June 2018
Fantastic hike!

Our trip was outstanding. Ernesto picked us up in a small truck and the other 6 hikers at their respective hotels then we headed up to the mountain. Absolutely gorgeous hike on a giant trail. Only 5 or 6 km total but takes several hours...More

1  Thank TravelGuyEtna
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Annabel L
30 June 2018|
Response from Ernesto M | Property representative |
Dear Annabel, The tour is adaptable to your requests with a soft trekking.(more less 3 kilometers) Tkanks Ernesto Magri Tour guide
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31 May 2018|
Response from Ernesto M | Property representative |
Hi Sweaters in summer time will be enough. If necessary we provide for wind jackets
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