Free transfer Catania-Etna
Half day 08:30 – 14:30
Easy route

Morning Etna Tour, the most popular excursion of all those proposed by our agency, suitable for families but also perfect for couples or groups.

The Etna Morning Tour will take you on a discovery of the volcano, focusing on the most important aspects of its formation up to the present days.

Our environmental guides, who are passionate about the area, will fascinate you with Etna’s history already during the journey from your hotel or flat to the most beautiful paths on the volcano.

If you choose the Etna Tour in the Morning, you will be able to enjoy from the first light of day the spectacular scenery offered by “‘a Muntagna“, as it is called by its inhabitants, glimpsing the smoke from its summit, which ceaselessly silhouetted against the Sicilian sky.

Morning Etna Tour: details of the experience

We now introduce you all the stops of Etna Morning tour from Catania that will give you an unforgettable experience:

  • Departure from your accommodation for the free Catania-Etna transfer
  • Arrival at 2000 metres above sea level
  • Trekking among ancient and recent lava flows and inactive craters
  • Short break to recharge your batteries
  • Visit to a lava flow cave
  • Visit to the beautiful Bove Valley
  • Return to Catania with a baggage of unforgettable emotions

Full Description Morning Etna Tour from Catania

Once you have booked your Etna Morning tour, you will have a convenient free transfer at your disposal. We will pick you up directly at the hotel and take you along the volcano’s paths.

On the way to the volcano, you will begin to learn about Etna’s geological history: our guides will explain how it was formed, the most important eruptions that have characterised it and determined much of its morphology today.

You will discover the fauna and flora that populate it, curiosities and secrets of Europe’s highest active volcano. Etna is not just a volcano, but a mythical entity, a living creature much loved but also feared by the inhabitants of the area, a reverential awe similar to that one might have for gods.

Reached 2000 metres above sea level, we will wait a few minutes to get used to the altitude, and then we will start with our first stage of the excursion, which involves a very suggestive, easy trek among the ancient and recent lava flows and inactive craters.

We will walk on the rocks of ancient lava flows that mark the territory, admire the patches of woods on the slopes of Etna (Pines, Chestnuts, Oaks, Beeches and Birches), and feel the living energy of the volcano flowing under your feet.

The second stage of the Etna Morning tour will include a visit to one of the lava flow caves, an unforgettable experience that you will live in complete safety and respect for the place.

The last stop will be the Bove Valley (Valle del Bove) where a breathtaking view of the black lava sea and eastern Sicily will fill your eyes with a feeling of immensity, all while tasting a good local wine offered by Etna Est.

The perfect end to an experience whose memories will remain in your heart for a long time.

So what are you waiting for? Book now your experience!

Info and booking


Only if you book at least 5 days before


(39€ kids up to 12 yrs)


If you book just before the date


(49€ kids up to 12 yrs)

Tour Schedule

The Etna morning tour will start at about 8.30 a.m. from your accommodation/meeting point and end at 2.30 p.m. at the starting point. The exact pick-up time will be communicated the evening before by our office.

In half a day you will enjoy an unforgettable experience that will seem to last much longer than a few hours, because the echo of its unique landscapes will stay with you for a long time.

Additional information

To fully enjoy the Etna tour from Catania it is good to have the right equipment starting with water, snacks (necessary) as well as long trousers and layered clothing.

You will, however, be able to rent trekking shoes on request and a rain jacket.

The Etna Morning excursion is of an easy level, for this reason is also recommended for children, who are entitled to a €10 discount on the total cost of the service.

The excursion fee includes 

  • Insurance
  • An authorised guide
  • Helmet and torch for visiting the cave