WHY CHOOSE IT
You will reach the top of mount Etna;
Amazing landscapes and sea views;
Cable Car Ticket included (Go/Back);
Jeep 4x4 Unimog Included (Only Go);
Lowest price guarantee!
Opening Season : From April to November
Who can do it? : Who is used to walk and hike
Fitness Level : Sportive
Duration : 6/7 hours
Languages : Italian, English, French, Spanish, German
Availability : All days with booking
MeetingTime : between 7:00am and 8:30am, will be communicated after booked
Minimum Age : 7 years old and only for kids used to walk
Clothing : Layered mountain clothings, trekking shoes, windproof jacket and based on the season also hat and gloves (our organization provide for trekking shoes and poles as well as safety equipment for free)
Food & Water : Bring 1,5 liters of water at least and lunch box (not included)
We recommend to bring: 25/30 liters backpack, K-way, sunglasses, sunscreen, spare socks, gaiters, long pants, spare T-shirt, bandana to protect yourself from dust and volcanic gasses
RIFUGIO SAPIENZA, ETNA
The Etna Summit Tour is an excursion up to the top of mount Etna at 3.340 meters, the peak of the highest active volcano in Europe. To take part at this you have to reach our start point by yourself at the Etna South station. Here you will meet your guide and before start, he/she will gives you safety instructions, checks your equipments (don't worry about! Who haven't trekking shoes and jacket can rent them at the meeting point) and providing you with a safety helmet.
Ascent by Cable Car (Ticket included go and back). From 1.900 meters we will rise up to 2.500 meters by cable car, enjoying a first sight of volcanic landscapes.
Ascent by 4x4 Unimog vehicles (Ticket Included). At 2.500 meters, we will go on board special 4x4 vehicles equipped for volcanic tracks. The landscapes become more hostile and the pioneer vegetation vanish and all around will be a huge desert of black lava.
Trekking at the Summit. The jeeps will take us up to an altitude of 2.900 meters, from here in 1 hour and 30 minute trek we will reach the edge of the central crater, through high altitude volcanic landscapes, fumaroles, wonderful sea views and a moon scenery.
The descent from the central crater will be always in trekking mode down to an altitude of 2.500 meters, the trek will be along volcanic canals, where with big jumps, you will reach fast the altitude of 2.500 meters and the cable car station, here you can choose to continue the trek or use the cable car (Ticket Included) to return to the starting point. The return is scheduled around 3:00pm.
All excursions to the central crater of Etna are carried out only in safety conditions, it means that during a volcanic activity it is not possible guarantee the central crater achievement, in any case alternative routes will be proposed based on the volcanic activity and the limits imposed by the volcano.
PROGRAM SUSPENDED !
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PRICE & DETAILS
Etna Summit Tour + Guide + 4x4 Vehicles
Price 100,00 €
Price per person; Deposit of 10,00 € Online | The rest of 90,00 € on place; It Includes guide, insurance, safety equipments, 4x4 vehicles ticket (one way), hiking shoes, poles.
The price not includes pick-up* and drop-off* service (*transport service from/to your accommodation). You can take part at this tour reaching the start point indicated for this excursion.
HOW IT WORKS
Send a booking request
Book and wait for the definitive confirmation. Until our confirmation, the payment will only be pre-authorized.
Will get an answer in 60 minutes
Only after confirmation the deposit will be paid out.
Check your email for confirmation and instructions
After confirmation you will receive an email containing all the instructions to partecipate at the activity, including the number of the person in charge on site. If you can't find the email, check your Spam folder.
NEW PROGRAM !
(Last update Aprile 29th 2022)
Following the latest eruptions of the Etna south-east crater, the most part of the trail leds from the Sapienza refuge to the summit area was destroyed. Consequently, at this moment from the Sapienza refuge is no longer possible to reach the summit of the volcano. Starting from Sapienza, the maximum altitude can be reached is 2900 meters. Therefore we move the summit tour on the north side of mount Etna, from which it's possible reach the central crater. Here is the new program:
Meeting Point around 8:00am at the Piano Provenzana station (Look location);
Ascent* by 4x4 vehicles up to the Volcanological Observatory of Pizzi Dineri at 2850 meters (One way ticket included );
Start of the high altitude trek up to the central crater at an altitude of 3340 meters (400 meters of difference in level);
Descent through volcanic canal up to the Starting Station at 1800 meters above see level .
*from the north side will be not use the cable car
The excursions to the central crater of mount Etna are carried out only in safe conditions, it means during volcanic activity or bad weather conditions it is not possible guarantee the ascent to the summit area. In any case you will be notified for any cancellation or displacement with the possibility to do a different itinerary built based on the conditions of the volcano.
This activity is recommended for sportive people
This activity is recommended for hikers and trekkers
This activity takes place at high altitudes, therefore it is possible to experience symptoms of fatigue
The itinerary of this activity can be changed in every moment for the safety of participants
This activity involves passages along exposed paths, so it is not recommended for those suffering of vertigo
This activity is strongly not recommended for those suffering from cardiovascular, respiratory or hypertension problems
The use of contact lenses is not recommended for this activity due to gases and volcanic ash
You have to be aware of your health and communicate to the guide every types of problems about your psycho-physical state
It's forbidden at pregnant take part at this activity