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From Taormina: Mount Etna Guided Tour by Jeep

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Experience Mt. Etna's fiery beauty and aftermath of the 2002 eruption on a guided tour from your hotel.


  • Enjoy a guided tour of Mt. Etna with hotel pickup, and explore one of Europe's highest and most active volcanoes, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2013.

  • Discover the north side of the volcano, with its vast pine-forest, cycling trails, and fantastic hikes, and enjoy the area's natural beauty without the crowds of the south side.

  • See the effects of the 2002 eruption, including the lava front, a lava cave, and the unique side craters with seven small, aligned eruptive cones.

  • Indulge in a delicious lunch at a rustic restaurant, featuring a rich selection of starters, pasta, dessert, local wine, and mineral water, before returning to your hotel in the Taormina area.

  • Fun Fact: Mount Etna has been the backdrop for many movies, including the 1965 film "Genghis Khan" and the 2002 James Bond film "Die Another Day."


  • English and Italian speaking guides

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • Air conditioned 4x4 vehicle

  • Short hike in the old craters

  • Rustic lunch with wine included


  • Gratuities/Tips

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Exploring the north side of Mt. Etna

Your tour will start with a pickup by a Jeep WD4X4 driver from your hotel in Taormina. Afterward, you will depart for the Etna district, and along the way, you'll get to see different landscapes and beautiful villages. Your first stop will be at Piano Provenzana, located 1800 meters above sea level. Here, you will have the opportunity to see the ex-Betulle hotel, which was partially covered by lava due to the eruption in 2002. The area is a stunning combination of green pine forests, dark lava stones, and vibrant natural colors, accompanied by delightful scents.

Hiking, lava caves, and lunch

Your Mt. Etna guided tour will include a moderate hiking trip, where you'll get to see the lava front of the 2002 eruption and a lava cave. Additionally, you'll get to explore the side craters characterized by seven small, aligned eruptive cones called "buttonholes." Afterward, you'll enjoy a rustic lunch in a local restaurant that includes a variety of delicious starters like salami, cheese, and seasonal vegetables, followed by a taste of pasta and dessert. The lunch will be accompanied by local wine and mineral water. Later in the afternoon, you’ll head back to your hotel in Taormina, bringing an end to a day full of adventure and breathtaking scenery.

What's not allowed

  • The experience is not accessible for wheelchair users, people with back problems.

Additional information

  • It's recommended to wear a jacket in case of wind conditions.

The minimum drinking age is 18 years.

  • Children must be accompanied by 1 adult

  • Not recommended for pregnant women.

  • A moderate amount of walking is involved.

  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID during the pick-up.

Hotel Transfers

  • This ticket includes hotel pickups and drop-offs from Taormina area.

  • In the next step of booking, please specify the name and address of your hotel.

  • On the day of your tour, please report at your hotel lobby 15 mins prior to your scheduled departure.

  • If your hotel does not have a lobby, please wait at the entrance of the hotel.

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