Etna Explorer 3300mt. Trekking on Summit Craters

Difficulty Level



8 Km


+500m -800m


6 h

On the Peaks of Etna: A Trekking Journey Between Sky and Earth

Are you ready to discover the beating heart of Sicily through an exclusive trekking experience on Etna?

Join our “Etna Explorer” tour and immerse yourself in a day of exploration among the summit craters. This experience will take you to impressive altitudes, where the silence is broken only by the breath of the volcano. It’s a perfect adventure for nature and thrill lovers, with complete safety and professional guides.

Be amazed by the majesty of Etna with our “Etna Explorer” tour. Starting from Etna Sud, we will guide you on a 6-hour adventure along 8 km of volcanic trails. Our day begins with a cable car ride and a short 4×4 bus transfer to 2800 meters. From here, our certified guides will lead you along trails that weave their way to the summit craters, offering unparalleled views of the volcanic landscape and its dynamics.

We will traverse varied environments, from lush Mediterranean forests to desolate volcanic ash plains, showcasing the diversity of an ever-changing environment. During the climb, we will delve into the geological history of Etna, exploring how its eruptions have shaped the landscape and local culture. Every step reveals new wonders, from vast sea views to intricate rock formations that tell millennia of geological history.

The return to the starting point will be equally rich with impressions and memories, a true personal triumph that leaves an indelible memory of nature’s power. Book your spot on this exclusive tour now through our website and prepare to be part of an unforgettable adventure that only Etna can offer.



Starting point: Rifugio Sapienza
Meeting time h. 8.15am
Google point: will be provided the day before the tour via wapp
Duration: 5-6h
Height difference: +500m -800m
Km: 8km
Maximum altitude: 3340m (always in compliance with the ordinances in force or the volcanic activity of the moment)
Cost: €150 per person
Inclusions: Return cable car tickets, one-way 4×4 jeep, trekking shoes, poles, helmet, insurance and volcanological or mountain guide
Exclusions: any wind jacket rented on site


  • Alpine or Volcanological Guide
  • Insurance
  • Helmet
  • Tickets for the Etna cable car and 4x4 bus
  • Food and Water

Tour Plan


Our meeting will take place at the Piazzale Rifugio Sapienza of Etna Sud.
After initial preparations and a brief briefing, we will start our adventure with a spectacular trek towards the summit of Etna. We will ascend to about 2800 meters above sea level using the cable car and a 4x4 bus.

From there, a two-hour walk through lava flows and lunar landscapes will take us to the Summit Craters of Etna. We will explore the edge of the Central Crater, overlook the Northeast and Southeast craters, witnesses to the most recent and spectacular eruptions.

We will also admire the uniqueness of the volcanic environment, with its gas emissions and the vivid colors of the soil. The descent will include a visit to the Barbagallo Craters and passing through a lava channel. We will conclude our journey by returning to the starting point by cable car.


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Reduced rate for children up to 12 years

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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.

In case of adverse weather condition the tour could undergo changes.
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.
The activities outlined above are intended for Excursions in Sicily members only.
The fee includes:
registration to our association, transfer A / R, guide. Payment method: Credit Card, PayPal account.


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In caso di condizioni meteorologiche avverse, il tour potrebbe subire modifiche.

Se hai domande, dubbi o hai bisogno di chiarimenti su alcuni aspetti del programma del tour descritto sopra, prova a leggere la sezione ESCURSIONI nella nostra pagina delle F.A.Q. prima di prenotare.

La quota include: iscrizione alla nostra associazione, trasferimento A/R, guida. Metodo di pagamento: Carta di Credito, conto PayPal.