Mount Etna: Guided Volcano Summit Hiking Tour with Cable Car

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

Highlights

  • Hike the Etna Volcano to see to the main craters
  • Take in panoramic views from the cable car
  • Discover the moon-like landscape

Description

Ascend to the summit of the craters of Mount Etna, one of the most coveted excursions a hiker can make. Hike with guide, and marvel at the beauty and wonder of the highest active volcano in Europe, up to 3,000 meters. Depart from Sapienza Refuge in Nicolosi, and ascend 2,504 meters by cable car and begin your hike. You’ll hike 1.5 hours uphill, passing many craters, in particular toward the crater of the 2001 eruption and the moon-like landscape that marks out the area. During the hike you will take long pauses to take pictures and rest. You will then carry on exploring on your hike towards the Cisternazza and the Belvedere on the Valle del Bove, considered the best panoramic spot on Mount Etna on a dazzling volcanic depression dating back to 64000 years ago! Here you will take a break to cherish the surroundings, take a few pictures and simply admire the landscape as from up there you are able to see the coast from Taormina until Syracuse. From here you will reach the Barbagallo craters, up to 3,000 meters, the highest point allowed, and enjoy a privileged view on the summit craters and their constant emission of gases and water vapours. Then you will march back to 2500 mt and take the cable car back to the Rifugio Sapienza. Experience the incredible feeling of being on top of the world in this rocky, beautiful landscape with the giant sky above you.

Includes

Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected) Cable car return ticket Guide Hike up Mount Etna Hiking equipment (based on availability)

Important Information

  • This tour is prohibited for asthmatics and those who have heart problems
  • This tour can be canceled in case of adverse weather conditions
  • For safety reasons, the itinerary may be changed according to volcanic activity and weather conditions on the day of the experience
  • For seismic reasons, sometimes the tour needs to be changed

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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