Etna morning tour

Hiking on Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe, the symbol of Sicily and the faithful guardian of this unforgettable island.

Hiking Mount Etna at dawn is an experience not to be missed. Mount Etna has always been the guardian of a unique land, still lives of active and vibrant energy. The Etna Morning half-day tour leaves from your accommodation if you are in Catania; we will meet at the Nafè bar, opposite the central station, if you arrive from outside Catania. This half-day will allow us to learn about the history of one of the most famous volcanoes in the world, present for 60 million years, described for centuries in the books of literature, and always considered the symbol of Sicily. Along the journey that will lead us to an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level, our expert guides will tell us how the highest volcano in Europe was formed, from its origins to today, without forgetting the aspects of the fauna and flora that it features. After observing ancient lava flows, such as the one in 1991, and recent ones, we will proceed on foot through the famous lunar landscape, to discover old inactive craters. The enchanting panorama and the suggestive scenery will make us feel on another planet. After a short break, the excursion will continue with a visit to a lava cave. With a helmet and torch, we will enter it to admire a unique spectacle in the world. Our tour proceeds with a break at a panorama point to admire the enchanting Valle del Bove, the famous volcanic caldera, where all around, nature explodes uncontaminated.

Perfect for

who wants to encounter and experience the symbols of Sicily.

What you'll need:

Suitable shoes (on request we provide free trekking shoes), windproof jacket, water.

Who you'll meet:

your guide and other explorers like you.

Where

Duration

5h

Meeting point

Catania

Included

Insurance, guide for the whole excursion, helmet, and torch for visiting the caves

Not included

transfer to the meeting point