Symbol of the island, Mount Etna is a must-see attraction when you are going on holidays in Sicily.
Etna’s territory is free to access, except for the summit area which is possible to explore only with an official volcanologist guide.
So if you are thinking of visiting Etna by yourself, you should bear that detail in mind.
This territory is so vast that only an expert and official guide can accompany you through the day so you can enjoy the discovery of the unique landscape.
For adventurous hikers or nature lovers, the excursion on Etna is an unforgettable experience.
Which type of excursions to choose?
Etna3340, offers a large range of different excursions on the mount Etna. All our tours are guided by professional volcanologists, and only for small groups (max.12 persons). Etna3340 provides also free rental equipment for hiking.
Excursions to the summit of the volcano are only for adults and children over 12 years old with an excellent health condition. This kind of visit are usually recommended only for hikers who already practice rock-climbing. The experience offered by Etna3340 is a challenging and physical visit inside an active volcanic environment, the main problem comes from the large amount of gases released by the active craters. Those gases irritate throat, lungs and eyes, making breathing particularly difficult some times, feeling that children often can not stand.
Therefore, choosing the right excursion will depend on your level of fitness and general health.
You can opt for a full day excursion like: Etna Summit Hike, Etna Excursion 3000 or a Hike in the volcanic Sand of the Valle del Bove. But if you prefer a much more easier and suitable excursion for families with children, you can opt for tours like:
Etna North Tour which is a half day tour or if you prefer a full day excursion we suggest the Etna West Tour also not difficult with a fantastic hike in the biggest forest of the Etna. If you are a wine lover our Etna&Wine Tour is not to be missed.
This type of excursions give you the opportunity to learn more about the Etna territory, it allows you to discover the most wonderful scenery in Sicily and to enjoy a great moment with your friends and family without efforts.
In addition to the beauty of the Etna volcano, you can discover the cities of Catania, Taormina and Syracuse. Etna3340’s particularity is to offer custom-made visits that fulfills all your expectations.
One of the most important tour in Sicily is without doubt the visit of Syracuse. According to Cicero, it is "the largest Greek city and the most beautiful of all".
Excursions which are rich in culture but also in history and gastronomy, and a full immersion inside the wonderful Sicilian region.
So, do not hesitate, visit our website and explore the large selection of tours we offer.