Etna Craters Tour 2900mt

Etna 2900 metres a.s.l.

Etna summit crates tour Program

  • Due to intense volcanic activity at the south-east crater, the maximum safety altitude reached is 2750 meters, as established by local law.
  • Arrival at Sapienza Refuge at 2000mt
  • Ascent by cable car and jeep up to 2900 m a.s.l.
  • Visit Barbagallo craters at 2900 metres (Torre del Filosofo)  accompanied by Alpine Vulcanological Guides
  • Visit of a volcanic cave
  • Visit  ancient lava flow (eruption of  1991/93)
  • Tasting of some typical Etna products (wines and honey) in a certified farm

Excursion at the Etna summit craters 2900 mt with cable car and jeep

With this excursion departing from Catania and its surroundings you can visit the summit craters of the most active volcano in Europe
The summit craters of Etna represent the heart of the volcanic activity where the persistent fumarolic activity of Etna takes place.

At more or less regular intervals of time, the craters are the site of explosive events of various types and intensity such as the actual eruptive activity, the emission of lava fountains and last but not least the phreatic activity: phenomena of great impact that continuously modify the morphology of the Etna area.

From the meeting place, defined at the time of  booking the tour, you will leave with our vehicles (or with your  own car) for this thrilling excursion to the summit craters of Etna.
Going up the slopes of Mount Etna you will be able to observe different lava fronts: ancient lava flows up to the most recent ones linked to the eruptions of 1991/93.
During the trip to Etna, accompanied by expert guides, you will cross changing landscapes and discover the characteristics of these places of great geological and natural interest.
You will arrive near the Sapienza refuge.­

Ascent by cable car/ Jeep

Located at an altitude of 2000 meters, the Sapienza refuge is the starting point of the Etna cable car.
Accompanied by our guides, you will begin the ascent of Etna by cable car up to an altitude of 2500 meters first, and then  by off-road vehicle with 28 seats up to the Etna summit area at 2900mt;  .

Arrived at an altitude of 2900 meters, accompanied by volcanological guides, we will make a light hike around the Barbagallo craters of eruption 2001. Surrounded by landscapes of unique charm, among the smell of sulfur vapors from the still active vents you will experience the thrill of admiring from a close distance the active craters of Etna..

We will see the very recent lava flows of 2021 from the south-east crater. We will live an experience that will make us think we are on another planet.
The summit craters tour includes the exploration of a lava cave. A unique opportunity to discover the secrets of the volcano and learn interesting volcanological and naturalistic knowledge (Helmets and torch will be provided free of charge).
The last step of the Etna sUmmit craters tour is a pleasant stop in a certified farm to taste some of their  honeys and wines. Then, at the end, you will be taken back to the meeting place.

The Etna summit craters  2900mt tour is an excursion suitable for the whole family.
The perfect experience to visit the summit craters of Etna with your children

Policy cancellation booking.

Within 2 days of the scheduled tour date, the customer is refunded 100%. of the amount paid for the reservation, excluding any bank commission charges.

Read our Tour Booking Terms and Conditions here.

Duration Excursions

5 / 6 hours

Place

Etna 2900 metres a.s.l.

Excursion departing fromCatania and surroundings

Price starting from

€ 49

Excursion available every day

Tour includes

Price

Price € 45 min 7 person
Price € 49 min 3 person
Price € 65 min 2 person
Price € 130 1 person

Children up to 12yrs price € 29

Additional charge to be paid  at the Cable Car ticket office*

€ 66 per person to climb up to 2900 metres by cable car +jeep +mountain guide (children 5-10 years price € 49 per person);
€ 30 per person to climb up to 2500 metres by only cable car (children 5-10 years price € 23 per person);
On demand rental hiking shoes and high altitude equipment.

The fee includes: registration to our association, transfer A / R, guide, helmet and caving lights. Payment method: Credit Card,  PayPal account.

For reservations from 9 to 18 August if you find the date in the calendar in "not bookable", write or call us directly.

Do you need assistance during your booking? Contact us in chat or email.

In case of adverse weather condition the tour could undergo changes.
The excursion will be taken at lower altitude.

If you have any queries, questions or need clarification about some aspects of the tour program outlined above, please try read the section EXCURSIONS in our F.A.Q.s page, before booking. Booking terms and Condition – Cancellation Policy, click here.

The activities outlined above are intended for Excursions in Sicily members only.
However, because the cost of the tour includes, in addition to the insurance quota, even the membership fee, the Excursions in Sicily membership is automatically acquired.

Policy cancellation booking.

Within 2 days of the scheduled tour date, the customer is refunded 100%. of the amount paid for the reservation, excluding any bank commission charges.

Read our Tour Booking Terms and Conditions here.