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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.
Reviews (120)
1 - 5 of 94 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Nice Trip

It was fun ! Easy Communication, pick up near my Hotel in a Land Rover , Ernesto is a friendly, relaxed and helpful guy. The Tour depends on weather, activity of the mountain and the group! We Made a stop to Get some good Sandwich...More

Thank Dennis87nrw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
incredibly beautiful view

Go and see the incredibly beautiful view on 3000m high. If you can wee it on your own, do it ! We had to follow the group and couldn't enjoy the view enough.

Thank jan l
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great trip!

Fantastic trip. Loved every minute of it. Stunning views. Great company with Ernesto and the rest of our tour group. Highly recommend.

Thank Matthew A
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Lara Marie M
Reviewed August 12, 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

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October 15, 2018|
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Response from Matthew A | Reviewed this property |
I think they mean any hotel in central catania. You just have to call Ernesto and let him know where you are staying and he'll pick you up.
Hilary L
July 30, 2018|
Response from Bengt K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, no extra cost 😊
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