Mount Etna excursion and lava tubes

Catania, Italy

Experience hosted by Chrystopher

  1. 6 hours
  2. Hosted in English and Italian
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What you'll do

I GUIDE YOU OUT OF TOURISTS TRACKS!

(It's important to wear trekking shoes or shoes you wouldn't mind ruining as at some point there will be a thriling decent into desert-like black sand)

Surrounded by a moonlike landscape, we'll learn to understand and explore Mount Etna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for it's beauty and uniqueness.

Walking along the paths Europe's largest volcano, you'll admire the impressive volcanic structure with its typical flora and fauna.

We will cross deserts of black sand, woods, ancient and recent lava flows and old craters in order to admire the fascinating VALLE DEL BOVE.

We will also enter lava tubes, created during the volcano's eruptions, equipped with a helmet and flashlights. It'll be fascinating to descover not only their creation but also the secrets they so jelously conceal in their darkness.

Difficulty: Medium- Easy
Itinerary length: about 5.5 km
Maximum altitude: about 2100 m
Trekking duration: 3-3.5 hours approx
Difference in altitude: about 350 m

The route in the event of adverse weather conditions or real safety risks can be changed at the discretion of the guide

In this adventure you will be accompanied by me or by my co hosts, enthusiasts and experts of Etna!
Other things to note
The duration of the experience is indicative. Unforeseeable situations could cause the experience to end at a different time. It is alway
I GUIDE YOU OUT OF TOURISTS TRACKS!

(It's important to wear trekking shoes or shoes you wouldn't mind ruining as at some point there will be a thriling decent into desert-like black sand)

Surrounded by a moonlike landscape, we'll learn to understand and explore Mount Etna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for it's beauty and uniqueness.

Walking along the paths Europe's largest volcano, you'll admire the impr…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Water
  • Equipment
    Helmet and flashlights
    Sticks
    Jackets
    Sweaters

Meet your Host, Chrystopher

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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Environmental and natural sciences graduate, passionate speleologist and environment lover!
Every time I go for a walk or an excursion I'm fascinated with what nature is capable of!
I love Sicily and expecially Mount Etna, not only because it's the largest active volcano in Europe, but also because... well, come with me and you'll find out!
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Where you'll be

Mount Etna, located in the first established reagional park in Sicily, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With it's woods, paths, stunning scenery and traditional food, the park can, during any season, captivate the hearts of whoever sets foot on it, from travellers to lovers of nature, food and wine and out door sports.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 604 reviews.

Marlene
January 2022
Come iniziare bene un nuovo anno? Fare un’escursione con Chrystopher e Raffaella! Gentilissimi e super disponibili, preparati in materia ambientale e speleologia. Sono una guida consigliata perché si percepisce che il loro lavoro è fatto con passione e dedizione al dettaglio Amichevoli e super simpatici !!
Kateryna
December 2021
We met up in Catania, then with 2 cars went on a small parking space near Etna. We were hiking for almost 4 hours, gained 900m of elevation throughout the hike. Unfortunately it was a bit cloudy so we didn’t get to see the view, but it was beautiful nonetheless. We loved the experience!
Barbara
December 2021
It was an amazing trip and we truly recommend it. The views and the nature were really impressive. We were amazingly taken care by Raffaella and Chrystopher. Their preparation to this trip, knowledge about Etna, readiness to answer all the questions made this experience truly incomparable to any other trip of this kind. Thank you!
Piero
December 2021
We had a fantastic day with Chrystopher and Raffaella! They told us lots of great stories about Etna and the city, and organised a walk that was both original and diverse vs the classic touristy path. They took very good care of us throughout, and the pannettone on top of the vulcano was a great plus!! :) totally recommended
Agnese
November 2021
Very cool experience! Well organized and knowledgable guides that take you off the usual tourist tracks, but still offers amazing Etna experience! Highly suggest!
Erwan
November 2021
Awesome experience on the Etna with Chrystopher and Raffaella! They were incredibly nice and knowledgeable, and answered all my questions about the Etna, Italy, Sicily, and food 😄 The hike was not too difficult, with great views, and a nice fun surprise at the end. Truly a great day! I recommend 100%!

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 5 and up can attend, up to 8 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.
The activity level for this experience is moderate.
The skill level for this experience is beginner.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.