Etna sunset tour

Trekking on Mount Etna with a spectacular sunset is one of the top things to do in Sicily. Etna is the active and vibrant energy of the island, the guardian of the sole land of Sicily.

Climbing the Mount Etna and enjoying a spectacular sunset is one of the top things to do in Sicily. Etna is the active and vibrant energy of the island, the master-guardian of Sicily, a unique land.

The Etna sunset half-day tour leaves in the afternoon by transfer from your accommodation if you are in Catania, if you arrive from outside Catania, we will meet at the Nafè bar, opposite the central station.

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 unique 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 all the aspects of the fauna and flora that feature.

After observing ancient lava flows, like the one of 1991, and recent activities, we will proceed on foot through the famous lunar landscape to discover ancient inactive craters. The enchanting panorama and the suggestive scenery will make us truly feel on another planet.
After a short break, the tour 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 stop at a vantage point to admire the enchanting Valle del Bove, the famous volcanic caldera, where all around, nature explodes uncontaminated, and there we can enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets that Sicily can show us.

Perfect for

who wants to encounter one of the symbols of Sicily and experience it.

What you'll need:

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

Who you'll meet:

your guide and others explorers like you.

Where

Duration

5h

Meeting point

Catania, to define the exact point

Included

Insurance, guide, helmet, and torch for the caves

Not included

transfer to the meeting point