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Mount Etna excursion and lava tubes

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 491 reviews.Catania, Italy

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Experience hosted by Chrystopher

6 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English, Italian

What you'll do

I GUIDE YOU OUT OF TOURISTS TRACKS!

(It's important to wear trekking shoes or shoes you wouldn't mind ruining as at some point there will be a thriling decent into desert-like black sand)

Surrounded by a moonlike landscape, we'll learn to understand and explore Mount Etna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for it's beauty and uniqueness.

Walking along the paths Europe's largest volcano, you'll admire the impressive volcanic structure with its typical flora and fauna.

We will cross deserts of black sand, woods, ancient and recent lava flows, old craters up to admire the fascinating VALLE DEL BOVE.

We will also enter lava tubes, created during the volcano's eruptions, equipped with helmet and flashlights. It'll be fascinating to descover not only their creation but also the secrets they so jelously conceal in their darkness.

Difficulty: Medium- Easy
Itinerary length: about 5.5 km
Maximum altitude: about 2100 m
Trekking duration: 3-3.5 hours approx
Difference in altitude: about 350 m

The route in the event of adverse weather conditions or real safety risks can be changed at the discretion of the guide

In this adventure you will be accompanied by me or by my co hosts, enthusiasts and experts of Etna!
I GUIDE YOU OUT OF TOURISTS TRACKS!

(It's important to wear trekking shoes or shoes you wouldn't mind ruining as at some point there will be a thriling decent into desert-like black sand)

Surrounded by a moonlike landscape, we'll learn to understand and explore Mount Etna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for it's beauty and uniqueness.

Walking along the paths Europe's largest volcano, you'll admire the impr…

Chrystopher'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

  • Drinks
    Water
  • Equipment
    Helmet and flashlights
    Sticks
    Jackets
    Sweaters
From $71
/ person
Sat, Sep 26
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Join 1 other guest
$71 per person
$71 per person
Tue, Sep 29
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
$71 per person
$71 per person
Wed, Sep 30
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Join 1 other guest
$71 per person
$71 per person

Meet your host, Chrystopher

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 491 Reviews
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Environmental and natural sciences graduate, passionate speleologist and environment lover!
Every time I go for a walk or an excursion I'm fascinated with what nature is capable of!
I love Sicily and expecially Mount Etna, not only because it's the largest active volcano in Europe, but also because... well, come with me and you'll find out!
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Where you'll be

Mount Etna, located in the first established reagional park in Sicily, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With it's woods, paths, stunning scenery and traditional food, the park can, during any season, captivate the hearts of whoever sets foot on it, from travellers to lovers of nature, food and wine and out door sports.

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 491 reviews.

Chiara
September 2020
Quella con Chrystopher è stata un'esperienza assolutamente unica e meravigliosa. E' stato tutto perfetto fin dall'inizio: la puntualità nell'orario di ritrovo; la cortesia, la generosità e la simpatia di Chrystopher, insieme alla sua vastissima conoscenza e immensa passione per l'Etna e il territorio siciliano, che traspare da ogni suo racconto; i paesaggi mozzafiato accompagnati da una spiegazione dettagliata e da simpatici aneddoti sugli eventi accaduti, sulla flora e sulla fauna. L'escursione è stata facile, soprattutto grazie alle frequenti pause, e decisamente alla portata di tutti grazie al supporto di Chrytstopher che mi ha sempre aiutato nei tratti più ostici. Andateci assolutamente, non ve ne pentirete! :)
Quella con Chrystopher è stata un'esperienza assolutamente unica e meravigliosa. E' stato tutto perfetto fin dall'inizio: la puntualità nell'orario di ritrovo; la cortesia, la gene…
Williams
August 2020
Chrystopher è una forza della natura: appassionato al suo lavoro, divertente, esperto, molto preciso fin nei minimi dettagli. Si percepisce subito che non è improvvisato. Esperienza assolutamente divertente, emozionante ed istruttiva. Non è la solita guida pedante che sa tutto e solo lui: ti dà modo di interagire divertendoti. Indimenticabile!! Ci ha dato anche delle belle dritte su Catania.
Chrystopher è una forza della natura: appassionato al suo lavoro, divertente, esperto, molto preciso fin nei minimi dettagli. Si percepisce subito che non è improvvisato. Esperienz…
Eleonora
August 2020
Bellissima esperienza al di sopra delle nostre aspettative! Abbiamo apprezzato in particolare la scelta di percorrere un itinerario poco frequentato dalla massa di turisti e che riserva qualche sorpresa nel finale :) Chrystopher si è dimostrato gentile, cordiale e amichevole fin da prima dell'esperienza e ha saputo coinvolgerci con la sua passione e il suo entusiasmo. Sia durante l'esperienza sia nei giorni successivi ci ha dato tantissimi consigli validi su ristoranti e cose da vedere/fare a Catania e nei dintorni . Assolutamente consigliato!!!
Bellissima esperienza al di sopra delle nostre aspettative! Abbiamo apprezzato in particolare la scelta di percorrere un itinerario poco frequentato dalla massa di turisti e che ri…
Eric
August 2020
Très belle expérience. Chrystopher et Rafaella font vraiment partager leur enthousiasme non seulement pour l'ETNA, mais aussi pour la Sicile et ses nombreux atouts.
Alexia
August 2020
Chrystopher et Raffaella ont été très sympathiques, attentionnés, intéressants et passionnés. Nous avons pu voir à quel point ils étaient passionnés et très attachés à ce volcan ainsi qu'à sa faune et sa flore endémiques. Ce fût une expérience très enrichissante et vraiment très intéressante à tous les points de vue. Ils nous ont fait découvrir l’excursion dans la nature sauvage de manière unique, interactive et ludique. Si vous voulez partir en excursion sur l'Etna et découvrir la beauté sauvage de ce volcan, je vous recommande fortement l'expérience proposée par Chrystopher et Raffaella. Ils pourront également vous renseigner sur les spécialités culinaires et vinicoles siciliennes à tester avant votre départ.
Chrystopher et Raffaella ont été très sympathiques, attentionnés, intéressants et passionnés. Nous avons pu voir à quel point ils étaient passionnés et très attachés à ce volcan ai…
Clément
August 2020
La découverte de l'Etna avec Chrystopher et Raffaella était super. Ils se sont montrés très accueillants et amicaux, une bonne ambiance s'est très vite installée. Ils ont su nous partager leur passion pour les volcans et leurs explications ont rendu l'expérience très instructive. Si vous le souhaitez, ils pourront également vous donner des conseils sur les incontournables de la Sicile (et surtout à Catane). Je vous recommande vivement de prendre part à cette expérience avec Chrystopher et Raffaella si vous souhaitez garder un souvenir inoubliable de la Sicile !
La découverte de l'Etna avec Chrystopher et Raffaella était super. Ils se sont montrés très accueillants et amicaux, une bonne ambiance s'est très vite installée. Ils ont su nous p…

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Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

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.

More tips

The duration of the experience is indicative. Unforeseeable situations could cause the experience to end at a different time. It is always better not to choose departure days when it is necessary to go to the airport too close to the end of the experience.

What to bring

Will be necessary: Trekking shoes Sun hat Rainproof coat in case of bad weather. Sunscreen Bottle of water