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Mount Etna Half-day
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Skip the line: Cable Car and Treaking Tour of Mt Etna, 2800 m

Travel by cable car and trekking tour on Etna at an altitude of 2800 meters. You will reach the most beautiful vantage points with an authorized guide.
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • ITA - EN - FR - DE - ES
  • Min: 1 Person
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Mt. Etna is undoubtedly one of the most interesting destinations for those visiting Sicily. At the best online price you will have the opportunity to admire extraordinary views!

Departing from the Rifugio Sapienza (Nicolosi - Etna Sud), by cable car, you will reach 2504 m in just 15 minutes. Once you reach this altitude, you can spend all the time you want admiring the wonderful views and panorama along the coast! At the top of the mountain you will find a refreshment point and a souvenir shop. The last return of the cableway to Rifugio Sapienza is expected at 15:45.

If instead you wish to reach higher altitudes, when booking, you can choose the Tour option at an altitude of 2800 meters. In this case you will meet a volcanological guide at the Sapienza Refuge and together you will go up by cable car to an altitude of 2505 m. From there your ascent will begin to discover the crater of the 2001 eruption, surrounded by an almost lunar landscape. This was one of the strongest eruptions of the third millennium with activity felt as far as the island of Stromboli!

You will continue on to the Belvedere del Valle del Bove, the most beautiful panoramic point on Mt. Etna at about 2750 meters. You will be amazed by the beauty of this large volcanic depression dating back 64,000 years! Here you will stop to admire the landscape, take some photos or simply enjoy the breathtaking views from which you can see Taormina, Calabria and even Syracuse. From there you also have a privileged view of the Summit Craters, where you can see the endless column of gas and water vapor.

You will then visit a crater depression called Cisternazza and finally return to an altitude of 2500 meters to take the cable car and return to the Sapienza refuge with your guide.

Start time: 10:00
Duration: about 2.5 hours (1 hour uphill trek, 40 minute downhill trek).
Tour suitable for adults and children. The excursion is absolutely forbidden for cardiac, asthmatic and hypertensive patients.


Cable car and trekking tour up to 2800m with a volcanological guide. Volcanology guide (only for the 2800m tour packages).

Not included

Everything that is not specified in the "included".


It is strongly advised to wear comfortable clothes, wind stopper and sporting shoes (tennis or trekking shoes). It is possible to rent trekking shoes and wind stopper jackets at an altitude of 2.500 meters.

How to reach us

The meeting point will be communicated once the reservation has been made.

Booking terms and conditions

It is required an advanced payment of the total amount. When the booking is completed, you will receive a voucher via e-mail that must be printed out and that you will need to bring the day of your experience.

Terms of use

Kids from 0 to 4 years also are free and will not pay for the booking.
The itinerary may change depending on weather conditions, wind or the volcano’s activity. Reachable altitudes and the conduct of the trip may also vary according to regulatory approvals. In case of active lava flows it is forbidden to leave the group and you must strictly comply with the instructions of the alpine and volcano guide you are with.

Cancellation policy

Withdrawal and full reimbursement allowed up to 3 days before the service begins. Cancellations after this cut-off will not be reimbursed.

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