Mount Etna and Alcantara Gorges Tour

“excursion from one day by jeep 4×4 to the discovery of Etna and its history, a succession of FIRE, AIR,…

Tour description

“excursion from one day by jeep 4×4 to the discovery of Etna and its history, a succession of FIRE, AIR, LAND AND WATER.”


Pick up 09:00- drop off 17:30

With the help of off-road off road passage along the lava flow of 1971 Fornazzo and mountain fountain, and after a short walk you can admire the valley of the ox, the ancient caldera formed 64,000 years ago due to a collapse of two great centers eruptive.

Guided equipped with helmets and flashlights in one of the lava caves (cave of robbers).

Short trek to get to the crater sartorius, these craters bottoniera because of them.

Lunch with tasting of local products, immersed in the green woods of Etna.

Final stage Alcantara Gorges, the great river that flows in a canyon formed about 30000 years ago.


Specialized guides (geologists and naturalists), but mostly fans.


English and Italian

Our vehicles

Toyota jeep, land rover 4/6 seats + driver.

Equipment required

Hiking boots (or sport shoes in the summer), clothing suitable for the season and at a temperature range of 15°.

Itinerary changes

Our liable for any climatic conditions can alter your route.

Full day
This tour is available from May to November
100 /pers. Max 6 people per car

Tour info

The tour includes for Alcantara ticket.

Tour departing from Trecastagni and Catania city centre.

Minimum n.4 participants.

Most requested

Alexander GraflAlexander Grafl
16:53 21 Sep 21
Great, knowledgeable guide. Tour is manageable for even novice hikers. Tourguide provides hiking... boots and windbreakers if you need them. The guys pick you up from your hotels or you can meet up with them in a town half the way up where you can park for free. Can only recommend!read more
Miriam EderMiriam Eder
08:01 18 Aug 21
Me & my boyfriend booked an Etna Hike tour & had a good experience! Our tour guide was very... professional, organized & caring - he made sure that we were well throughout the entire tour.We were picked up & dropped off in Catania which was helpful considering that we didn't have a car to get to Etna ourselves. The ride was very entertaining with lots of stories being shared.The hike wasn't difficult (besides the heat - 38 degrees), all equipment was provided (hiking shoes and walking stick) and the tour took about 4 hours in total. It was a beautiful scenery while hiking to 2500m (*not* the top of the crater) and we learnt a lot about Etna & volcanos on the way!If you are planning to visit Etna, we totally recommend to book with Etnaround - you will have get a "nothing-to-worry-about" package for a fair price!read more
Laure SchmidtLaure Schmidt
09:26 20 Jul 21
the guides are very friendly and passionate about etna so it made the tour really interesting
Laura SLaura S
09:21 08 Nov 20
I am so so glad we have chosen Etnaround for our trip to Etna! Could not recommend it more!Marco... was a great guide - super nice, friendly and attentive to everyone.Great day! If you're still considering - don't!read more
Hend KhaderHend Khader
20:28 30 Jul 19
Highly recommend! Marco was so knowledgeable. We learnt a lot from him. Would go back again.