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 Alcantara-Gorge 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 Alcantara-Gorge (full day tour)
  • English-speaking guide

COVID-19 security measures

  • Body temperature check before departure
  • Daily sanitization of vehicles
  • Obligation to wear the mask on board the vehicles
  • Sanitizing gel available to our guests
  • Daily control of staff temperature and health
  • All staff fully vaccinated

Mount Etna Half day Tour

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

Mount Etna Excursions 4x4
Mount Etna Tours 4×4

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.

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)

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-Gorge, which was formed thousands of years ago in the north of the volcano by a lava flow. 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.

The Alcantara Gorges
The Alcantara Gorges

After your arrival at the Alcantara-Gorge, you will discover the crystal-clear mountain river, which flows between the basaltic rocks. The rock formations are unique, as the lava cooled faster due to the cold water. During the summer season you will have the opportunity, to wade barefoot through the very cold water or to take a refreshing bath.

After all these unforgettable impressions we will return to your accommodation.

  • Guide: During the tour an English-speaking guide will explain you the most interesting phenomena of the eruptive volcano and will inform you about plants and animals.
  • Type of Excursion: Mixed tour of hikes and off-road
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Accessibility: Tours are easy and suitable for everyone.
  • Recommendations: We recommend sturdy shoes, adequate clothes according to the weather, bathing suit (if you have booked the full day tour and want to swim in Alcantara river) and do not forget your camera, of course!
  • What’s also included: Entrance fee to the Alcantara Gorges (in full-day tour) equipment like trekking poles, helmet and flashlight
  • Etna Tours from Catania / Etna Tours from Taormina
    Pickup service: In the area around Taormina and 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).
  • If you are staying outside the area of Catania or Taormina it is also possible to meet us at the highway exit (in case you travel with your own car).
  • Children: Children under 12 years pay EUR 10.00 less. Upon request we can provide a child safety seat or booster seat (free)

Trekking Shoes:

Rental of trekking shoes upon request, cost EUR 5.00/pair

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 vegetarian meal or health problems (allergy etc), please let us know in advance,

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We are open all year, except: 25.12 and 01.01

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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
€ 59 per person
Pick up at our meeting point motorway exit GIARRE
€ 68 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
€ 98 per person
Pick up at our meeting point motorway exit GIARRE
€ 108 per person
Pick up at your hotel in Catania or Taormina area

English-speaking guide
Including typical Sicilian lunch
Entrance ticket Alcantara Gorges included

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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. Contact us for more information

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.
Absolutely yes! If you book a full day excursion, you can swim in the river during the summer. Don't forget your swimwear and towel. (Bathing is not compulsory)
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 Alcantara Gorges 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, your bathing suite/trouser and if possible, bathing shoes with you. It is not mandatory to take a bath there, but you have the option to jump into the cold and refreshing water of the Alcantara river if you want to.
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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