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Etna Guided Tour

Catania, Italy

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Experience hosted by Ernesto

6.5 hours
Includes food
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Ready to reach the altitude of 2,000 meters?!
We will pick you up early in the morning with our 4-wheel drive or minivan. From there, you'll enjoy a moderate hike off the beaten track (approx. 2 hours) to admire the fascinating landscape of the Valle del Bove, the biggest depression of Mount Etna and its moon like deserts. From there we will enjoy the breathtaking views of the summit smoking craters of Mount Etna and the surrounding landscapes facing the lonian sea.
The tour also includes the exploration of a lava tube with helmets and flashlights to experience a natural phenomenon created when the surface lava solidified but magma continued to flow into the tunnel.
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Ready to reach the altitude of 2,000 meters?!
We will pick you up early in the morning with our 4-wheel drive or minivan. From there, you'll enjoy a moderate hike off the beaten track (approx. 2 hours) to admire the fascinating landscape of the Valle del Bove, the biggest depression of Mount Etna and its moon like deserts. From there we will enjoy the breathtaking views of the summit smoking craters of Mount Etna and the surrounding landsca…

Ernesto's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Food
    Helmet, shoes, jackets
From $79
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Ernesto

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 118 Reviews
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The fortune of coming everyday to share this mountain,
the magic I see on people putting their feet here for the fist time. It is my fuel, my mission and I wouldn’t change it I cannot see a different life. Breathing this air, showing them how to feel it, brings me joy and fulfilment giving back this luck with passion and respect. I have the mission to take them to a different dimension, my aim is to unplug their souls from their rushing life, a break from subliminal brain contamination to be able to share and learning my way to breathe it adapting my body to changes. Being myself here and now
The fortune of coming everyday to share this mountain,
the magic I see on people putting their feet here for the fist time. It is my fuel, my mission and I wouldn’t change it I cannot see a different life. Breathing this air, showing them how to feel it, brings me joy and fulfilment giving back this luck with passion and respect. I have the mission to take them to a different dimension, my aim is to unplug their souls from their rushing life, a break from subliminal brain contamination to b…
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Where you'll be

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 2 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.

Rated 4.82 out of 5 from 118 reviews.

Natalia
November 2020
This Etna experience was one of the best experience in my life! Ernesto is an amazing host and he is passionate about what he is doing! It was really personalized trip! Everything was just perfect!
Marcin
November 2020
We're probably scrolling through comments wondering if it's the right choice for you. Let me tell this - just STOP RIGHT NOW. Etna guided tour with Ernesto is the single best experience you can get. Why? Let's start with the price. Different companies operating on m.Etna ask sometimes twice and more for a fraction of value you would get from Ernesto's tour. Ernesto picked us from our B&B in Catania, he was there 10 minutes before our scheduled time, so we don't have to wait for him. The transfer car was very comfortable and clean. The whole tripe was very lovely - Ernesto was extremely friendly and kind. He answered all our questions about Sicily, Catania and m. Etna itself. He even bought us delicious breakfast on a quick stop. And the tour...it is "one in a lifetime" experience. Definitely must to do while visiting Sicily. It was easy to moderate walk from about 2000 to 3000 meters. Ernesto wasn't rushing or slowing us down - he let us walk on our own phase and stop whenever we wanted. We told us many things but also give us room when we wanted to just sit in quiet and take in the magic of this place. We were astonished how Ernesto is passionate about Etna, even after doing tours for 20 years. Oh, I forgot - he even provided shoes and jackets for free. I can simply recommend Ernesto's tour for anybody.
We're probably scrolling through comments wondering if it's the right choice for you. Let me tell this - just STOP RIGHT NOW. Etna guided tour with Ernesto is the single best expe…
Mathilde
October 2020
Very nice experience going off the touristic tracks! Too bad we had a cloudy weather, but from what we could see the view is fantastic. Also Ernesto was a great host taking care of all the supplies and materiel we needed such as jackets, hiking boots, sticks and even wine!
Very nice experience going off the touristic tracks! Too bad we had a cloudy weather, but from what we could see the view is fantastic. Also Ernesto was a great host taking care o…
Wietse
October 2020
Visiting the etna with these guys is a great experience wel worth the money. Don't hesitate just do it. If you can do it on a sunny day to have the optimal experience. The views will leave you in awe.
Florian
October 2020
Wir hatten eine wirklich tolle Wanderung auf den Etna, einen wahrlich magischen Ort, wenn man ihn abseits der Touristenströme besteigt wie wir es mit Ernesto getan haben. Wir werden uns mit Sicherheit noch lange an dieses tolle Erlebnis erinnern und ich empfehle es jedem weiter, der in guter körperlicher Verfassung ist!
Wir hatten eine wirklich tolle Wanderung auf den Etna, einen wahrlich magischen Ort, wenn man ihn abseits der Touristenströme besteigt wie wir es mit Ernesto getan haben. Wir werde…
Christine
October 2020
This is an excellent value, no fuss day hike up Mt. Etna. If you enjoy hiking, with some very moderate/mild climbing, then check it out. The views are stunning. Ernesto was a helpful and communicative guide. I could not have done this trek without him!
This is an excellent value, no fuss day hike up Mt. Etna. If you enjoy hiking, with some very moderate/mild climbing, then check it out. The views are stunning. Ernesto was a helpf…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

What to bring

Abbigliamento e attrezzatura tecnica idonea all’escursione (vestiario adeguato alle condizioni climatiche, scarpe da trekking a suola rigida, zaino, borraccia, giacca anti pioggia, occhiali da sole, repellente per insetti, crema solare, fazzoletti di cart

Pranzo al sacco e snack energetici.