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Etna Excursions from Catania

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Highlights
  • Hike through the Vale del Bove, a striking, lesser-known geological area
  • Travel in a smaller vehicle to reach areas of Etna that are inaccessible to larger transport
  • Enjoy personalized attention from your guide on a small-group tour
  • Round-trip transportation from Catania
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Large bus tours usually take visitors to the Etna visitor center and easily accessible craters, but this tour offers a small, personalized exploration of other parts of the mountain. Travel in a 4WD vehicle or minivan to areas inaccessible by larger transport, and visit the Valle del Bove, a canyon-like depression with an interesting landscape. The tour also includes exploration of a lava cave.
What to Expect
Begin with pickup at a central Catania hotel in a 4WD vehicle or minivan and set off for Etna. Arrive at the volcano and drive up to about 6,560 feet (2,000 meters) above sea level. Your vehicle takes you to areas inaccessible to large transport.
Then, take a moderate hike through the Valle del Bove, a horseshoe-shaped depression more than 3,280 feet (1,000 meters) deep. See the moon-like desert and the surrounding landscapes facing the Ionian Sea. Your guide tells you about the geology of the local area.
Afterward, don a helmet and explore a lava tube.
Finally, make the journey back to Catania and get dropped off at your original departure point.
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Reviewed 24 May 2018

What a fantastic day. My husband and I went on this excursion from Catania. Our guide met us in front of our hotel with a small group of others going on the hike, and we walked to the 4x4 that would take us up the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

We had a great time on this excursion and Ernesto was an excellent guide! We were joined by 6 other persons and traveled to the mountain in a van. The loop trail that we hiked on for several hours included beautiful views, and was peaceful...More

Date of experience: April 2018
6  Thank louisakat
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

We had a really great day today with Ernesto. We were picked up at the hotel in a 4x4 with two other persons and went for a 3 hours walk on the mount Etna. The best thing about it was that it was not in...More

4  Thank Anne S
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Our guide was incredibly nice, provided all necessary gear, spoke great English, and kept our spirits high! This was an amazing excursion, I would have paid double. The sights are amazing and its well worth getting a guide to lead you off the beaten path!...More

Date of experience: April 2018
4  Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 24 March 2018

Had a very professional guide in Ernesto. At first I tought the Land Rover wouldnt be a comfortable vehicle but afterwards I was impressed, Ernesto took us to see places impossible to reach by car. Had a fantastic journrey both varm sunshine and icy storms...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Response from guice g | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry I can not help you with that question as I am not aware of a cable car that will take you to Mount Etna from the port.. There is a cable car that will take you from the 2000 meter level on Mt Etna to the 3200... More
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Response from MatthewA689 | Reviewed this property |
I think they mean any hotel in central catania. You just have to call Ernesto and let him know where you are staying and he'll pick you up.
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