Tour Etna Sunset

Etna Sunset tour, the most evocative time to enjoy the wonders that Europe’s highest active volcano can show you.

Among the most popular excursions precisely because of the magic it can give, the Etna at Sunset tour is a half-day trip that will take you to discover the exciting history of our island volcano.

Our professional guides will immediately tell you about the characteristics, curiosities and secrets of a place whose charm captivates millions of people from all over the world every year.

Etna is a great mother to all Sicilian people and like all mothers is loved but also respected and feared for its moments of anger.

Having the chance to visit an active volcano is an unforgettable experience of a lifetime, and if you book our Etna sunset tour you will experience a breathtaking adventure.

What are you waiting for to explore the volcano with us?

In a nutshell
  • Departure from your accommodation in Catania with free transfer
  • Visit to an evocative lava flow cave
  • Visit to the enchanting Valle del Bove
  • Visit to an evocative lava flow cave
  • Short stop
  • Trekking at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level among the inactive craters
  • Conclusion of the excursion at sunset and return to Catania
Full description
When you participate in the Etna at Sunset tour, you will get our free transfer that will pick you up directly from your accommodation and take you to discover Etna’s volcanic landscapes.

On the way, our environmental guides will tell you about the history of the volcano, how it was formed and why it looks the way it does today.

You will learn what fauna and flora inhabit it and what the most important, spectacular and destructive eruptions have been. The first stop on the Etna al Tramonto excursion will be the magnificent Bove Valley, the valley on the east side of the volcano that has been home to numerous lava flows for millennia.

After a short stop, the second stage will include a visit to a lava flow cave, a very suggestive moment in which we enter the belly of the earth, always in total safety thanks to Etna Est’s free equipment (helmets and torches).

Finally, the last stage will take place at the height of 2000 meters above sea level where, once accustomed to the new conditions of altitude, we will start an easy level trekking among the inactive craters that offer a unique spectacle in the world, especially at sunset time in a riot of colors!

Useful info
In order to avoid taking risks, it is a good idea to be fully aware of one’s own health condition and to present it when driving. Here are some notes on safety.

Pregnant women
Pregnant women who are more than three months pregnant are not permitted any type of hiking activity.

Heart problems, asthma and dizziness
All persons suffering from such conditions are advised not to undertake any type of hiking activity, whether at lower or higher altitudes.

Contact lenses
The use of contact lenses is prohibited on all hikes, but particularly on those leading to the summit area, due to the continuous presence of windblown volcanic ash.

At the guide’s discretion, excursions may be subject to variations or may be interrupted if weather conditions, environmental causes, or possible volcanic hazards represent any source of danger. It is also at the guide’s discretion to interrupt the excursion for any reason that may compromise the safety and therefore the physical integrity of an individual or the entire group.

€ 59,00

(€ 49,00 kids up to 12 yrs)

Duration: 15:00 – 21:00

Free return transfer Catania-Etna

Height difference: 100m

Easy route

Fee includes

  • Insurance
  • Guide for the entire hike
  • Helmet and torch for visiting caves
  • As much as cheduled

Recommended equipment

  • Appropriate shoes (on request we provide hiking shoes free of charge)
  • Windproof jacket
  • Water (indispensable!)
  • Hat
  • Sweatshirt
  • K-Way