Etna half day morning tour from Taormina

The perfect way to enjoy Mount Etna in just half a day!

The Etna half day morning tour is the ideal excursion for those who want to enjoy the beauties of the Northern side of Mount Etna without spending the whole day.


This Etna half day morning tour from Taormina will start at approximately 8.30 am. We will pick you up outside your accommodation or in the close vicinity in Taormina and surrounding areas. Depending on the location of the accommodation we will fix a convenient meeting point. Our vehicles can accommodate a maximum of 8 people.

First Stop: Trekking on the North Side of Etna at maximum 1800/2000 mt

The drive to the Etna will last around 1 hour. After a brief stop at our base camp we will start our guided trekking through extinct craters and ancient woods. Our guide will explain you the incredible volcanic phenomena that occurred over the centuries and will tell you the stories and legends related to the volcano. During the hike, you will admire the amazing and unique vegetation of Mount Etna. The duration of the hike is approximately 1 hour and half – 2 hours.

 Second stop: Visit of a volcanic cave

After the trekking, we will provide you with helmets and torches to visit one of the striking lava caves in the volcanic underground. The guide will explain you the origins and the characteristics of these caves and how they were used in the past.

 Light Lunch

During this Etna half day morning tour will offer you a light lunch with a tasty sandwich with local products paired with a glass of local wine and a little dessert. We can provide vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. 

Return to Taormina

Our guide will drop you off at the starting point at around 3.00/3.30 pm.



Important Information

Recommended equipment

We remind you to wear sneakers (trainers or trekking shoes) with socks, as well as a winter jacket since the temperature at that altitude is generally lower than Taormina. In case of snow, we also recommend bringing with you a second pair of socks. We can provide snowshoes and walking sticks. If you think you are not well equipped, please let us know when booking: we will provide the proper footwear and outerwear. We suggest also to bring a bottle of water for the trekking.


Itinerary variation

The itinerary might be subjected to variations due to factors such as weather conditions and/or if deemed necessary.

Included in the price

  • Naturalistic English-speaking guide (geologists, volcanologists, forestry-experts or agronomists);
  • Pick-up in a jeep or minibus from Taormina and surrounding areas;
  • Light Lunch;
  • Insurance;
  • Equipment, if requested during the booking phase.

Not included in the price

  • Any extra costs not mentioned above.

Suitable for

Everyone who is in good state of health; we do not recommend participation to all those people suffering from cardio-respiratory conditions.

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