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  • FREE cancellation up to 24 hours before the tour begins
  • Children under 12 receive a €10 discount. This excursion is recommended for children over 6 years old
  • Transfer option to your hotel in the area between Catania and Taormina
  • Available from March to November
Meeting at the Sapienza Refuge, Etna Sud

€ 120,00 / person

Extra fees

€ 30,00 / person

start time: 09:00
age: >6
max 12 pax per group
duration: 5 h
lenght: 4 km
difficulty: easy
max altitude: 2700 mt
height difference: +/- 200 m

What's included

  • Pick-up/drop-off on option selected
  • English speaking guide
  • Cable car tickets
  • VAT and insurance

Equipment Recommended

Layered hiking clothing, windbreaker or fleece, hiking boots and sunscreen

Etna Cable Car Tour

Explore Mount Etna with an expert guide and take the cable car up to 2500 meters. Admire the volcanic caldera and the summit active craters. A revealing hike unveils volcanic secrets, discovering local flora, fauna, and village life. Capture unique moments through photography for an unforgettable nature and culture experience on Mount Etna.

Half Day Etna Cable Car and Hike

Half Day Etna Cable Car and Hike

  • Excursion to 2700 m near the top of the volcano
  • Hot craters, ash and volcanic bombs
  • View of the "Valle del Bove" the large caldera
  • You will have an expert guide always by your side

Immerse yourself in an unforgettable Etna Cable Car Tour, exploring one of the world's most active volcanoes. The choice of where to start your adventure is yours: we can meet you at the cable car base, Rifugio Sapienza, or at our designated meeting point, where you can conveniently leave your car and join our 4x4 vehicles. For added convenience, we can also pick you up directly from your accommodation in the Catania to Taormina area.

Once at Rifugio Sapienza, we'll take care of the Etna Cable Car Tour tickets, included in the price, saving you from long queues. The brief 15-minute cable car ride will take you to 2500 meters, offering an extraordinary view of Etna's volcanic landscape all the way to Catania.

From here, embark on a moderate/easy difficulty hike, reaching a maximum altitude of 2700 meters. This ever-changing area bears witness to transformations caused by Etna's recent eruptions. Your guide, an expert in volcanoes, history, and biology, will lead you through craters, volcanic bombs, the vast Valle del Bove caldera, and a spectacular vantage point overlooking the active craters at the summit.

After the Etna Cable Car Tour excursion, we'll descend by cable car to Rifugio Sapienza for a well-deserved break.

This Etna Cable Car Tour promises a unique experience, enriched by the volcanic majesty and the insights of local experts. Make your visit to Mount Etna memorable by uncovering its secrets through a combination of cable car adventure and panoramic hiking.

Meeting Point

Rifugio Sapienza, Piazzale Rifugio Sapienza, Nicolosi, CT

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