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Half Day Etna Morning Excursion

The Etna morning tour is a highly sought-after excursion suitable for all age groups. Throughout the tour, we will travel by minivan or jeep, starting from your accommodation/meeting point in Catania. Our journey includes stops at various points on Mount Etna, allowing for brief walks to explore areas of significant natural interest within the UNESCO Heritage site of Etna Park.

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8:00 am – 8:30 am: Meeting in Catania

Meet your guide at your accommodation or the designated meeting point in Catania to start an exciting adventure.

Scenic Drive and Introduction

Begin a comfortable 1.5-hour drive towards the volcano area, enjoying the picturesque journey.

Engage in a friendly and informative chat with your guide, who will provide insights into the day’s itinerary, safety guidelines, and fascinating facts about Mount Etna.

Take advantage of brief stops at scenic viewpoints for quick photo breaks, capturing stunning landscapes and panoramic views of the surrounding areas.

Easy Hike and Geological Wonders

Embark on a leisurely yet informative hike (approximately 1 hour) to explore the old, extinct craters at an altitude of 2000 metres.

Admire breathtaking views of the Ionian Coast, stretching from Taormina to Syracuse.

Dive into the geological history of the area, encountering ancient and recent flows of solidified lava and various forms of pyroclastic material.

Pause at key points along the hike to discover and discuss different examples of endemic flora unique to the volcano.

Learn about the myths, scientific research on Etna, and the local approach to living on the foot of the volcano.

Valle del Bove Visit

Admire the majestic Valle del Bove, a vast natural amphitheatre on the eastern flank of the volcano.

Gain insights into the history and evolution of Mount Etna, learning about the geological forces that shaped this impressive landscape.

Tasting Sicilian Delicacies

Indulge in a delightful break to savour a selection of Sicilian delicacies.

Delight your taste buds with local flavours while soaking in the stunning natural surroundings.

Relax and Return to Catania

Wind down and relax as you make your way back to the starting point.

Arrive back in Catania around 2:00 – 2:30 pm, concluding the half-day morning tour on Mount Etna.

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Meeting point

Share your accommodation address with us for an easy pick-up! We’ll either collect you from your place or set up a nearby meeting point. If you’re travelling from outside Catania, we’ve got comfortable meeting options for you. We aim to make your experience hassle-free!

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Cancellation policy

You can cancel your reservation for any reason up to 48 hours before the beginning of the tour and receive a full deposit refund.