Etna tour is one of most attractive activities in Sicily
Mount Etna is predominating the landscape on all the east coast of Sicily. Etna tour is the most popular desire on a visit to Sicily.
It is so close and so alluring that you won’t resist. Don’t decide now if you’re scared to visit the highest active volcano in Europe. Wait till you come and see it, and you will feel how powerful its attraction is.
Options to visit Etna are multiple. It can be a day trip and a half day trip, with a guide or an easy walk on your own, or again with a guide, around the lower craters. There are companies that offer a visit to Etna in a variety of combinations: a visit to a winery, degustation, rafting along the Alcantara Gole, lunch in one of agriturismos (farmhouses) on Etna slopes and some more… All of that is possible, but it is a matter of how fit you are, your personal interests and preferences and the cost.
Cost – wise, take into account that a cable car both ways plus 4X4 jeep to go to the main crater costs 65 Euro per person as of summer 2017. Alternatively, the same way on foot will take some hours and medium – level trekking but is cost free.
The most interesting combinations for groups of 6 – 15 people with different level of fitness, are:
On a jeep to the top, plus a visit to a winery
Etna tour plus a visit to Taormina
A visit to Etna plus a visit to a typical town or two, for local products and/or wine degustation
Etna craters plus a visit to Gole Alcantara
We can book any of these and some other combinations for you.
When it comes to Etna, it is important to have a licensed guide to go higher than where the cable car goes. While Etna is a peaceful volcano, it can be dangerous even for experienced trekkers without specialized knowledge and specific experience. Only rely on licensed guides – in Sicily they all belong to Gruppo Guide Alpine.