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Taormina and Catania: Private Etna Exploration and Cave Tour

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Explore Mount Etna on this exciting off-road tour and trek. Depart from Taormina or Catania to experience sensational views, explore volcanic caves, and discover the local lava tubes.


  • Feel the thrill of exploring a lava tube formed by the cooling of a lava flow
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Mount Etna and discover its geological features
  • Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Catania with a leisurely journey
  • Make your way around the area aboard a jeep on an exhilarating drive
  • Learn all about the history and geology of the area from an expert


During this half-day guided tour of Mount Etna, you will reach the volcano with 4×4 jeeps, for a unique and unforgettable experience. You'll cross some off-road areas that will make you feel like true explorers of the volcano. The jeep ride will allow you to reach some of the most suggestive places on Mount Etna, and the expert guide will provide you with information about the characteristics of the territory and the volcanic activities that have shaped the landscape. The excursion begins with an easy walk of about 3 km (1.9 miles), which will lead you to discover a lateral crater of Mount Etna. Lateral craters are volcanic formations that develop along the slopes of the main volcano. They are connected to the main magma chamber of Mount Etna and were formed by lateral eruptions that expelled magma and ash. Mount Etna’s lateral craters are among the most spectacular formations of the volcano and offer a unique experience of immersion in nature. After visiting the craters, we will move by jeep to reach the lava tube, where you can admire the beauty of the geological formations shaped by lava. The lava flow cave is formed when the lava flow on the surface solidifies, creating an outer crust, while the still hot magma continues to flow inside. When the lava flow stops and cools, an empty cavity remains inside, forming the lava tube. The expert guide will accompany you along the path, providing detailed information and curiosities about the history and geology of Mount Etna. This private jeep and hiking adventure will give you moments of great emotion and will allow you to discover the natural beauties of Mount Etna in an exclusive and unforgettable way.


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