Mount Etna Nature Hike, Lava Cave Tour from Catania

Day Trips & Excursions in Italy

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from$68.50
4.6 out of 5

Tour description provided by Viator

Mount Etna is the highest active stratovolcanoe in the world. We propose to spend a day with us and a small friendly group to discover a beautiful nature, endemic flora and fauna, cinder cones and lava caves of Mount Etna.We will pick you up in the morning with our 4 wheel drives or minivan to reach the altitude of 2.000 above sea level.At this altitude we will start our moderate hike off the beaten tracks (approx. 2 hours) to admire the fascinating landscape of the Valle del Bove, the biggest caldera of Mount Etna and its moon like deserts. From there we will enjoy breathtaking views of the summit smocking craters and the surrounding landscapes facing the Ionian Sea.The tour also includes the exploration of a lava tube to experience a natural phenomenon created when the surface lava solidified but magma continued to flow into the tunnel.Departure from Catania. Tour available all year long.
At 9:00am, you'll be picked up at your accommodation with our 4-wheel drive. You'll reach the altitude of 2,000 meters above sea level. From there, you'll enjoy a moderate hike for a duration of approximately 3 hours to admire the fascinating landscape of the Valle del Bove depression and it's moon like desert which is an old caldera from where we will have a breathtaking view of the smoking craters of Mount Etna and the surrounding landscapes facing the lonian sea. Your tour also includes an exploration of a lava tube, an experience that takes you to unique locations in Etna's most spectacular lava tube caves, a natural phenomena created when the surface lava solidified but magma continued to flow in tunnels. You'll be dropped off at your accommodation at 3:30pm.

What’s included

  • Local, professional guide
  • Environmental guide hiking certified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Insurance
  • Use of helmet
  • Equipment if requested at time of booking

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks

Highlights

  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Get off the beaten track in a 4x4
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Small-group tour
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