Private Excursions

Off-Road Southern Etna volcano - full day

This full-day excursion takes you to the N-E side of Mount Etna, where you’ll experience this volcano that’s almost constantly active with frequent, short paroxysms (fountain of lava and huge column of ash). Climb off-road on the ancient lava flows of the eastern side of the volcano. Then, you’ll go on a light hike to admire the Valle del Bove, a huge natural depression about 6 kilometers wide, where most of Etna’s lava flows during eruptions. The natural balcony overlooks a wall of about 400 meters, providing breathtaking views. Continue with this unforgettable experience by exploring the lava caves. With homologated helmets and headlamps you’ll enter inside the volcano, through a cave scroll, a natural tunnel that the lava leaves perfectly smooth at the end of an eruption. Back in the car, and following along the curves of the volcano, you’ll reach the ski station of Piano Provenzana. Stop for lunch (not included in the tour price) and take advantage of some of the options available (for an additional fee).
You can take a 4x4 truck to a height of 2,800 meters on North side, leading between old and new lava fields and extinct craters.
Alternatively you can stay near the station for a light hike on Monti Sartorius or browse the souvenir shops for local products.
The price includes:
- Pick-up and drop-off by private 4WD vehicle from your hotel or port of discharge.
- Transport by air-conditioned 4WD vehicle
- Naturalistic Guide
The price does not include:
- Meals, beverages and extras.
- Entrance fees to the archaeological sites, monuments, churches and museums.
- Etna cableway ticket
Important note:
Wear clothing for optimum comfort (according to the current season), as well as comfortable walking shoes, fleece, windproof jacket and a hat. Be sure to bring sunglasses, binoculars, and a camera. Travel is by 4WD vehicle, equipped with seat belts and air conditioned.
This tour is not recommended for pregnant women, for persons with back problems and heart conditions.
Contact the operator 24-48 hours prior to departure to reconfirm your pick-up.
The tour is held in Italian, English, French, German and Polish (other languages on request). This needs to be requested upon booking. If the requested language cannot be confirmed, we can offer the tour in another language, usually English.
If the tour or the language cannot be confirmed, your payment can be refunded.
From 1 to 5 persons - 1 4x4 car
From 6 to 11 persons - 2 4x4 cars
From 12 to 15 persons - 3 4x4 cars
Start: 09:00
Duration: 8 h

Availability: daily
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The service of travel by private car is active all year.
It's necessary to notice at least 72 hours before, excluding holidays and weekends.