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Etna excursions

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 162 reviews.Catania, Italy

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Experience hosted by Saro

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

What you'll do

After meeting I'll take you on a "lava desert", the lunar landscape par excellence. Walking along the paths of the highest active volcano in Europe (simple trails) I will show you the impressive volcanic structure, I will explain the history and its origin. We will walk together on some old extinct craters located on the southern slope, the most active in recent years.

I will show you a lava tube with helmets and torches, we will explore the "tube" inside which the lava flowed at high temperatures. After the breathtaking view on the "Mongibello", we ll go to another panoramic point on the Valle del Bove.


An enchanting wine tasting in an Etna's winery, a visit to the Summit Craters (with cable car) or the Alcantara's Gorges would make your experience even more unique. If you are interested write me!!

My experience is flexible, can be tailored to suit your needs, including the extras but I need to plan it.
Write me in advance, I can arrange everything you need and everything you want.

The times entered are indicative, we plan together the day before.

Rental boots service upon request.

THIS EXPERIENCE DOESN'T HAVE HIKING ACTIVITY
If you like hiking, look at my other proposed experience
--> Discovering Etna's trails
https://abnb.me/p8eRwWZChV?s=51


If you have large luggage with you, please write me in advance.
After meeting I'll take you on a "lava desert", the lunar landscape par excellence. Walking along the paths of the highest active volcano in Europe (simple trails) I will show you the impressive volcanic structure, I will explain the history and its origin. We will walk together on some old extinct craters located on the southern slope, the most active in recent years.

I will show you a lava tube with helmets and torches, we will explo…

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What's included

  • Food
    Snack
  • Drinks
    Water
  • Equipment
    Helmet and light - Hiking poles
From $72
/ person
Book for 5 guests, save 5% or more
Sat, Oct 3
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
$72 per person
$72 per person
Mon, Oct 5
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
$72 per person
$72 per person
Tue, Oct 6
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
$72 per person
$72 per person

Meet your host, Saro

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 162 Reviews
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Ciao! I am Saro Trovato a Nature Guide of FES Sicilia and proud to be a Sicilian man in 100%.
Mt. Etna is my passion, I love walking and hiking, playing sports, taking pictures, traveling and listening to the stories of every place I visit even if no place is like my Sicily, my volcano Etna. My homeland is full of history, archeology, nature.
I will take you around and I will show you the places I love, I will tell you stories, anecdotes, curiosities and on the way back, I will let you try some sicilian flavors inside a sicilian local company.
Etnasnow and OurSicily are my creatures and my passions: snowboarding and guided excursions.
Search me on Instagram bigsaro to know more about me.
Ciao! I am Saro Trovato a Nature Guide of FES Sicilia and proud to be a Sicilian man in 100%.
Mt. Etna is my passion, I love walking and hiking, playing sports, taking pictures, traveling and listening to the stories of every place I visit even if no place is like my Sicily, my volcano Etna. My homeland is full of history, archeology, nature.
I will take you around and I will show you the places I love, I will tell you stories, anecdotes, curiosities and on the way back, I will let yo…
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Where you'll be

Mount Etna is Europe's highest volcano and one of the world's most active and for this reason since 2013 it is UNESCO World Heritage Site. Etna is also a Regional Park created in 1987.
"A Muntagna" as it is called, can be visited both in summer and in winter along its wonderful trails with breathtaking views.
A concentrate of history, colors, flavors, smells and unique landscapes.

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 162 reviews.

Giusy
September 2020
Saro è un nature guide a tutti gli effetti. Competente, preparato ma soprattutto appassionato. Non una semplice guida, ma un “complice del tuo viaggio”. 💙
Dave
September 2020
By far the best thing we did while in Catania. Saro’s knowledge of Etna & the surrounding areas is great but his personality made the trip even more special. Funny, engaging & genuinely invested in making sure we had a great time. Book it, go, see some amazing sights & have a great time. We did.
By far the best thing we did while in Catania. Saro’s knowledge of Etna & the surrounding areas is great but his personality made the trip even more special. Funny, engaging & genu…
Samantha
August 2020
This excursion was a really wonderful experience. Saro was a very friendly and excellent host, showing his passion and knowledge about Etna and his experiences at the summit. It was great as not only did I get a fun and new experience seeing Etna up close, but I also got to learn a lot about Etna’s past and the way it shaped Catania’s landscapes. Really wonderful, enjoyable and memorable experience and I would highly recommend! Also the spots we went to were a photographers paradise which was great.
This excursion was a really wonderful experience. Saro was a very friendly and excellent host, showing his passion and knowledge about Etna and his experiences at the summit. It wa…
Francesca
August 2020
l'esperienza con Saro è stata davvero suggestiva ed emozionante, oltre ad essere una guida molto preparata ci ha trasmesso tutta la sua passione verso l'Etna condividendo con noi la storia di questa magnifica terra. Assolutamente consigliato!
l'esperienza con Saro è stata davvero suggestiva ed emozionante, oltre ad essere una guida molto preparata ci ha trasmesso tutta la sua passione verso l'Etna condividendo con noi l…
Lissette
August 2020
La mejor manera de conocer el Etna y sobre el Etna! Maravillosa experiencia y muchos nuevos conocimientos narrados de manera amena y cualificada! Feliz de haber participado de una excursión al Etna inolvidable! Gracias Saro!!
Charlotte
August 2020
Saro was amazing! He accommodated our awkward collection and was extremely understanding that we had two pick up locations. He was kind and considerate of my nephew who has autism. He took us to amazing spots and they weren't busy at all, great panoramic views and treks. The trek itself was nice and relaxed and the day in itself was insightful and relaxed perfect for a group of family and friends. Thank Saro you were super lovely!
Saro was amazing! He accommodated our awkward collection and was extremely understanding that we had two pick up locations. He was kind and considerate of my nephew who has autism.…

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Activity advisory

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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 6 guests ages 4 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

The temperature can be 10-15 ° C lower than in the city.
Clothing varies depending on the season.
Sometimes we have windy days so you have to be well covered.

What to bring

Jacket

Scarf