Private Etna Immersive Trek & Taste - Full Day From Taormina/Giardini Naxos

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Hours within a span of eight


Embark on an unparalleled adventure as you depart from either Giardini Naxos or Taormina for a private guided hike on Mount Etna, complete with a scrumptious lunch. With ease, you'll commence a trek on one of the continent's most active volcanoes and bask in the beauty of the evolving landscape as you ascend. Get ready for a remarkable journey as you immerse yourself in the natural splendor of Mount Etna. Upon reaching the base of Mount Etna, you will be greeted by a personal guide who will escort you along the hiking trail that traverses the volcano. Ascending towards the summit, you will encounter the seven lateral craters that came into existence due to the 1865 eruption. These craters possess a unique “buttons shapes” feature comprising of multiple cones arranged in a straight line, creating a visually stunning impression. Amidst the unique ambiance of the region, nestled between volcanic materials like scoria, lapilli, and volcanic "bombs" from the explosive phase of the eruption, lies an exciting natural environment. Witness the awe-inspiring tree species that grace this land, including the rare betula aetnensis - a birch typically seen in North Europe but found only on the North side of Mount Etna in Sicily. Sometimes, if fortune shines on you, the path you take for a hike will gift you an amazing view that extends from Calabria to Taormina and may even feature Stromboli island; on the other hand, less desirable weather may hinder your sightseeing. However, regardless of the climate, prepare yourself for a delicious lunch with Sicilian dishes that will replenish the energy you spent during the hike. This meal consists of a 3-course menu and beverages and it is the ultimate way to top off your trekking experience.

Before returning to Taormina or Giardini Naxos, you'll have approximately an hour of personal time to explore the surroundings on your own.

Don't miss the opportunity!


  • Attention is personalized on a private tour
  • Trained guide who speaks English fluently and professionally
  • Luxury A/C Mercedes Minivan or Minibus will transport you round-trip from Taormina/Giardini Naxos.
  • If you require any equipment such as walking sticks, wind jacket/Kway or a helmet for cave visits—no need to worry because rental services are available free-of-charge!
  • The volcano's easy hike, guided
  • A journey through the depths of a volcanic cave accompanied by a guide
  • On the Etna, a traditional Sicilian lunch can be enjoyed.
  • Savor the flavors of the region as you indulge in delicious regional cuisine. From pane cunzato to pastas, there's something for everyone. The beautiful surroundings add to the experience, making it an unforgettable meal. Experience the taste of Sicily on the Etna with this delightful meal. On the volcano, there will be some leisure time for about an hour.
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Private Etna Immersive Trek & Taste - Full Day From Taormina/Giardini Naxos

Cancellation Policy

Our priority is to conduct the tours while being mindful of the rain. To ensure the safety of the tour, we may utilize our vehicle until road conditions allow for a safe tour. The vehicle will provide safety and comfort throughout the tour if the rain persists. During the check-in procedure, our staff would like to offer you a few choices since we understand that your current running experience may not be what you had hoped for. Please notify them of one of the following options: 1) Touring while hoping for better weather – limited or canceled activities due to heavy rainfall. With the understanding that no refund or discount will be granted, customers have the option to proceed with the tour and hope for better weather. Weather permitting, we will make every effort to accommodate your request. 1) Contact our Booking office to inquire about rescheduling the experience for another day, subject to availability. 2) The tour can be rescheduled for a different day if needed. Availability can be confirmed through the Booking office. Upon availability, should there be no adequate date or time for the reschedule, you will be presented with alternative experiences that hold equal or lower value. If you choose to opt for an experience with higher value, you only need to pay the difference. Following a client's payment, they will be granted a credit called Rain Check equivalent to the amount paid. This credit can be used on subsequent days or at any time whilst inventory lasts. The Rain Check itself comes in the form of a transferable voucher that maintains its value for up to one year from date of issue. Additionally, the credit can be used towards any of our other tours offered. Choosing to "ride in the rain" is possible for guests, but only after they wear mandatory rain gear. The safety and comfort of clients are highly valued. To ensure clients are prepared, we advise them to arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes early. They can then assess the weather and choose the appropriate attire. We regret to inform you that refunds will not be given to those who fail to show up.

Meeting Point

Taormina: Piazza Sant' Antonio Abate / Giardini Naxos: Viale Dionisio, 12, Taormina or Giardini Naxos (Messina)

Depending on the option chosen the tour departs from:

Taormina: Piazza Sant' Antonio Abate


Giardini Naxos: Viale Dionisio, 12

Clients are required to be at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.

To remember

We cannot wait to welcome you to the land of authentic products and unforgettable experiences.

Please note that the tour departs from:

Taormina: Piazza Sant' Antonio Abate


Giardini Naxos: Viale Dionisio, 12

Required: hiking shoes or good walking/sport shoes (no flip-flops!).
Strongly suggested hat and sunscreen.

We regret to inform that this tour is not suitable for guests with wheelchairs or with impaired mobility.

Please note that Italy's law doesn't permit selling alcoholic beverage to teens under 18 y.o. so clients under this age will be served non-alcoholic beverages.
Please inform us of any food intolerance or allergy in advance.