Mount Etna Jeep Tour – Etna 4×4 Excursions

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Discover Europe’s highest volcano with a Mount Etna Jeep Tour. You will visit old and new lava flows, an impressive volcanic landscape and the Gurne dell’Alcantara during the off-road part with the jeep as well as during an easy hike – always accompanied by an English-speaking guide. Mount Etna Tours

Mount Etna Jeep Tour: Highlights

  • Experience an off-road adventure with a 4x4 vehicle
  • Take a hike along the old and new lava flows
  • Equipped with helmets and flashlights you will explore a lava cave
  • Enjoy a typical Sicilian lunch (full day tour)
  • Visit the famous Gurne dell'Alcantara and the Laghetto di Venere (full day tour)
  • English-speaking guide

Mount Etna Half day Tour

(approx. from 09:00am to 03:00pm)

Ready for a completely different kind of off-road Jeep tour adventure? Discover one of the most active volcanoes in the world with our Etna Jeep Tour. We will pick you up at your accommodation with one of our off-road vehicles (including the popular Land Rover 110) and heading in the direction of the volcano.

Mount Etna Excursions 4x4
Mount Etna Tours 4×4

We are passing idyllic Sicilian villages and some of Sicily’s most famous wine-growing regions and whilst gaining altitude, you will learn a lot about the country, the population and their culture. You will certainly remember the impressive play of colours of the black lava and the extraordinary vegetation on Mount Etna. As we pass by the lava flows of recent years, we will see centuries-old forests and we will stop at some of the most beautiful places on Mount Etna. During an easy but impressive hike of approx. 45 min. on the craters in the surrounding, you will see the unique landscape with the old and new lava.

Etna South-east Crater
Etna South-east Crater

Of course, a competent English-speaking guide will accompany you during this guided trip on Mount Etna and you will learn a lot about the history of the volcano with its myths and the current situation there. You will continue the adventurous jeep tour on an off-road track through the pine forests and you will get further insight into the unique and diverse flora and fauna which inhabits the lava rocks.

Like the speleologists, you will be equipped with helmets and flashlights to explore one of the famous lava caves on foot with your guide. These caves were created by a lava flow and they still have special properties. Centuries ago, residents close to Mount Etna used these caves for the ice production.

As the last stop of the half-day tour we will drive to the hardened lava flows, which destroyed the local ski lift during the last big eruption.

Mount Etna Full day Tour

(approx. from 09:00am to 06:30pm)

Gurne Alcantara
Gurne Alcantara

If you decided to do the Full Day Jeep Tour, a typical Sicilian lunch awaits you in a mountain chalet on Mount Etna. With traditional antipasti, pasta of the season and a delicious dessert, accompanied by water, Sicilian wine and a good coffee you will get to know the local cuisine.

Well-rested, the adventure continues to the famous Alcantara-River. Along the way, we drive through the famous Sicilian mountain village “Castiglione di Sicilia”. There you will get to see one of Sicily’s most famous wine-growing regions and you will enjoy an impressive view along the wine route.

Gurne Alcantara
Gurne Alcantara

Arriving at our destination we will take a short 15 minute hike past olive trees, flowers and exotic plants that only grow in this place. Outside the usual tourist crowds, you can experience the Sicilian untouched nature up close. After our short hike we reach the “Gurne dell’Alcantara”, which was formed thousands of years ago in the north of the volcano by a lava flow. A magical place awaits you there with a small lake surrounded by basalt rocks and small waterfalls of the Alcantara. The “Laghetto di Venere” (Pond of Venus) invites you to refresh your feet in the clear and cold water after a long day.

After an exciting day full of new experiences, we return to your accommodation.

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  • Including experienced English speaking guide
  • Including equipment like trekking poles, helmet and flashlight
  • Including typical Sicilian lunch (with the Full Day Tour)
  • Including Pickup service: In the area around Taormina and Catania the pick-up and drop-off at your hotel, campsite, pension, holiday cottage, railway station, port, etc. are included. Possibility to meet us at the highway exit (in case you travel with your own car).

  • The tour is easy and suitable for everyone.
  • Children under 12 years pay EUR 10.00 less. Upon request we can provide a child safety seat or booster seat (free)
  • Meal (Full Day Tour): Sicilian specialities will be served: Typical Sicilian appetizer, Main course Pasta, dessert, Water, bread, wine and coffee. If you have any food requests like a vegetarian meal or health problems (allergies etc), please let us know in advance
  • Trekking shoes can be rented on request for EUR 5.00/pair
  • Wind jacket can be purchased on request for EUR 20.00/piece
  • Your gift voucher: Place your order by phone or email ([email protected]) to get a gift voucher
  • Availability: We are open all year, except: 25.12 and 01.01

Etna 4x4 Half-day Tour
Pickup/drop off at your accommodation:
08:20 - 09:00 ca 15:30
Pickup/drop off at meeting point:
09:30 ca 14:30

Etna 4x4 Full-day Tour
Pickup/drop off at your accommodation:
08:20 - 09:00 ca 18:30
Pickup/drop off at meeting point:
09:30 ca 18:00

Mount Etna Jeep Tour: Reviews 4554

Score 4.9/5
Total reviews: 4554
Reviews in English: 945

Leo Dietrich VERIFIED
16 February 2024

Gary Lansdown VERIFIED
16 February 2024

Amazing Mount Etna Experience

We had an amazing half-day 4x4 tour. Our driver and guide Samuel(a) was fantastic, very funny and knowledgeable, as was the main trekking guide Steve. The sights were incredible and the chalet in the woods where we stopped for refreshments was great. Thank you Go-Etna.

Sari & Kate VERIFIED
16 February 2024

Great excursion. All guides were amazing. Will definitely book again with them. 

Andy Anderson VERIFIED
13 February 2024

Brilliant Tour!

A brilliant tour. Our guide was very well informed, enthusiastic and knew how to talk to people. The whole trip was incredibly well organised and enjoyable. Would highly recommend.

Guillem Serrano I Teixidor VERIFIED
09 February 2024

Mamma Etna

Una escurcion increible, los chicos maravillosos las explicaviones perfectas y la ruta adecuada. Lo unico que he hecahdo un poco en falta es que no subes mas de aprox 1700m y el etna tiene 3400, me hubiera gustado poder ver un poco desde mas arriba. Por lo demas todo fantastico.

Brian Highe VERIFIED
08 February 2024

The Highlight of our Trip

My wife has always been interested in vulcanology and so when we went to Sicily we just had to see Etna close up. We chose Go-Etna as our tour company and enjoyed the trip enormously. We were picked up at our hotel in a 4x4 minibus by our very knowledgeable guide, Steve. On the way to the mountain we picked up another couple and we joined two other similar buses for our trip. On the way we learned about the lemon growing industry and its spin-offs as well as the honey harvest. Part way up the party stopped to look at an old lava flow and Steve explained a lot about the volcano, using the crushed lava to make miniature models to better explain his points. These "sandcastles" punctuated his explanations at other points. It was here that the wind began to pick up in what was an otherwise nice day. Next stop was a walk through a lave tunnel which had been used in the days before freezers as an ice house. Then came the hike up the mountain. Actually it was only about a km ending in a short steep section to the top of an old crater. By now the wind was becoming a bit of a problem and it was "remove headgear" for those wearing ball caps. On the way back down the mountain we stopped at a cafe for drinks and snacks and were then dropped back at our hotel for in time for a pre-dinner rest.

Prices & Booking

No hidden fees - All inclusive

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts
Available all year round

Etna 4x4 Half-day Tour

Duration: 5 hours Difficulty: Easy
€ 65 per person
Pick up at our meeting point motorway exit GIARRE
€ 75 per person
Pick up at your hotel in Catania or Taormina area

English-speaking guide

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Available from April to October

Etna 4x4 Full-day Tour

Duration: 8 hours Difficulty: Easy
€ 105 per person
Pick up at our meeting point motorway exit GIARRE
€ 115 per person
Pick up at your hotel in Catania or Taormina area

English-speaking guide
Including typical Sicilian lunch

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Wire transfer

On request, with a supplement, it is possible to request pick-up service also outside of Catania / Taormina, for example: Syracuse, Noto, Messina, etc. Contact us for more information

This tour is also available in a PRIVATE version. Driver, guide and vehicle will be available exclusively for you.

- Mount Etna Private Tours
- Contact us for all other Tours

Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely not! We only offer "all inclusive" trips. There are no nasty surprises during the tour; no hidden costs or entrance fees which have to be paid separately, for the listed program.
Recommended clothing varies depending on the season:

From November to March
We recommend a winter jacket, long trousers, a warm hat and sturdy waterproof shoes.

From April to May
Weather and temperatures can be very different, so we recommend layered winter clothing and trainers.

From June to September
The weather and temperatures are pleasant, we recommend a T-shirt, trousers or shorts, sneakers. (In any case, it is recommended to have a light jacket with you in case of wind)

Weather and temperatures are very different, so we recommend multi-layered winter clothing and trainers.
If you book a full day excursion, you can refresh your feet in the clear water after a long day.
Weather conditions are monitored daily and in the event of a thunderstorm you will be contacted to cancel or postpone the tour. In case of cancellation or impossible postponement, we will refund (if the tour has been paid in advance).
It is possible to cancel the booking through our APP, through the booking section of the website or by email. Cancellations by phone or SMS / WhatsApp are not possible.
Due to the limited space, it is not possible to carry luggage like suitcases or big backpacks during the tour. You can bring a small backpack with the items you need for the tour.
The pick-up and drop-off location should be in general the same. If you have special requests, please contact us via e-mail: [email protected]
Yes absolutely, the Jeep Tour is suitable for everyone and includes an easy but impressive walk about 45 min. In fact, the jeep tour is one of the most popular tours among families with children.
The morning program of both tours is the same (hike about 45 min., lava cave visit, off-road part with the jeep). During the Full Day Jeep Tour, you will also enjoy a nice lunch and the visit of the Gurne dell'Alcantara in the afternoon. There is no lunch included in the Half Day Jeep Tour.
Yes, at the end of the tour we will have a quick stop in a Mountain Chalet /Cafè. There you will have the possibility to buy some panini or something to drink.
We recommend, to bring a small towel so you can refresh your feet after a long day.
We have space for 6 - 8 passengers per vehicle. The number of passengers per vehicle can change due to the current covid restrictions.
No, you don’t need special equipment. You should wear appropriate clothes according to the weather and season. The guide will provide the helmets and flashlights for the lava cave visit and he will also provide, on request, trekking poles.
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Tripadvisor 2023

4.8 out of 5

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