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Mount Etna: Cable Car, Jeep, & Hiking Tour to Summit

Activity provider: Sicilying S.R.L.

Mount Etna: Cable Car, Jeep, & Hiking Tour to Summit

Activity provider: Sicilying S.R.L.
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From US$ 115.96 per person

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Hike to the summit craters of Mount Etna up to 3,340 meters, with a professional alpine guide. Take a cable car and a jeep up to your hiking point hike for 3.5 hours through this stunning scenery.

About this activity

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Italian, English, French

Experience

Highlights
  • Hike the Etna Volcano to see to the main craters
  • Take in panoramic views from the cable car
  • Enjoy the Jeep ride through moon-like scenery
Full description

Ascend to the summit of the craters of Mount Etna, one of the most coveted excursions a hiker can make. Hike in full safety with an authorized alpine and volcano guide, and marvel at the beauty and wonder of the highest active volcano in Europe.   Depart from Sapienza Refuge in Nicolosi, and ascend 2,504 meters by cable car. Then, ride in a 4x4 Jeep up to 2,900 meters, to begin your hike. You’ll hike 1.5 hours uphill, passing many craters and taking long pauses to take pictures and rest.

Experience the incredible feeling of being on top of the world in this rocky, beautiful landscape with the giant sky above you. After reaching the summit, descend for 2 hours back to the cable car, which will take you to your departure point.

Includes
  • Cable car return ticket
  • Certified guide
  • Hike up Mount Etna
  • Use of hiking shoes, wind jacket, hiking sticks, and helmet
  • Off-road ride from 2,500 to 2,900 meters
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with heart problems
  • People with respiratory issues
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet your guide at the Rifugio Sapienza (Nicolosi), at the entrance of "Monte Gebel".

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Important information

What to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Windbreaker

Know before you go

  • This tour is prohibited for asthmatics and those who have heart problems
  • This tour can be cancelled in case of adverse weather conditions
  • For safety reasons, the itinerary up to 3,340 meters may be changed according to volcanic activity and weather conditions on the day of the experience
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 611 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.3/5

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Very nice experience but it was forbidden to climb the summit craters as planned in the reservation. As a result, we did not take the 4X4 bus, although it was paid for for five people. The guide on site told us that it was possible to get a refund. Please let me know the procedure or do what is necessary. Yours sincerely, Carol

August 15, 2022

The hike was interesting. Unfortunately the conditions did not allow us to do the initial route with 4x4 because access above 2900m was not authorized. We saw and walked on the lava flows and warmed up with the steam. I would have liked, even from a distance, to be able to see molten lava but it was not the right moment.

August 12, 2022

An excursion very well supervised by benevolent guides (thank you Eduardo!). Given the risks for a few months, the 4x4 climb has been cancelled, and replaced by another route on the recent lava flows among others. Picnic at 2900m, simply magical. The supply of equipment is a plus. On the other hand, be careful, you still have to be in good physical condition! The guide tells you to do it at your own pace, and waits for you in case of difficulty (I assure you, it was my case with another person).

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August 5, 2022

Product ID: 279292