Excursion on the Mount Etna from Catania, with snorkeling in the sea of Aci Castello

7 h
Day Trips & Excursions
difficulty Very easy
Wheelchair Not Accessible
Pick up included

Excursion on the Mount Etna from Catania, with snorkeling in the sea of Aci Castello

Visit the spectacular sights of the Etna volcano and admire the unique panoramas of Sicily from its heights. Join our tour of Etna and discover the most interesting attractions, visiting the craters and lava flows. Uncover the hidden undersea landscapes formed by the Etna eruptions.

Amazing tour of Mount Etna and its enchanting attractions
Admire the stunning panoramas from the top of volcano
Sample the delicious products of Zafferana organic farm
Discover the spectacular lava flows under the sea at Aci Castello
Enjoy some snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters of Sicily

What could be better to discover the magical beauty of Sicily than a tour of Mount Etna and its surrounding area, admiring stunning landscapes and learning about stories and legends connected to this majestic volcano?

Discover the stunning landscapes and panoramas of Etna

Our Etna and Sea tour will take you through the most impressive sights of Etna and allow you to explore its attractions right from its heart. The unique Italy experience starts with a transfer from your hotel to the Rifugio Sapienza, located at almost 2000 meters up Mount Etna, stopping along the way to take in the stunning panoramas from Etna to the valleys below.
You will also learn about history of the last eruptions of the Etna volcano, visiting the sites and the old Silvestri Craters.

Visit the inspiring attractions of Mount Etna

The exclusive Etna and the Sea Tour will offer you two options to continue up from Rifugio Sapienza. You can take the active and adventurous way and do some trekking along one of the nature paths of Parco dell’Etna, to about 2000 meters, admiring the scenery along the way, or you can take the easy but more spectacular option.
You can continue this splendid activity in Sicily by taking the cable car up to 2500 meters and continue with the 4x4 minibuses to 2900 meters, where you will find yourself in front of the unbelievable panorama around the volcano down to the sea, having the opportunity to visit the Etna craters and lava flows. Returning to Rifugio Sapienza, you will also get to visit a lava cave with torches and helmets.

Visit an enchanting organic farm and explore the splendid lava sea beds

Descending from the dazzling heights of Mount Etna, you will have the privilege to visit the famous Zafferana organic farm, sampling some of their most delicious fresh products like honey and wine. At the end of the unforgettable tour of Etna, you will go down to the sea to visit the enchanting lava sea beds of Aci Castello in the Marine Protected Area of Isola dei Ciclopi.
Using the snorkeling equipment, you will get the unique chance to admire the ancient eruptions of Etna, with impressive volcanic rock formations and typical flora and fauna.

  • Natural Park of Mount Etna
  • Zafferana Etnea
  • Aci Castello
  • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel
  • Multilingual tour-escort
  • Trekking shoes (upon request)
  • Kit to visit the cave
  • Tasting of typical food
  • Kit for the snorkeling
  • Access to the beach resort
  • Cable car up to 2500 meters (30 €, optional)
  • Cable car + 4x4 jeep + guide, up to 3000 meters (62 €, optional)
  • Tips (optional)
Meeting point: 

Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.


This tour departs from Catania.
The starting time might be subject to variations (of maximum 30 minutes) according to traffic conditions or circumstances beyond our control.
We recommend comfortable clothing and shoes, suitable for an outdoor excursion. Also bring your swimsuit and a bottle of water.
Once arrived at the "Rifugio Sapienza" you can choose to continue to trekking up to 2000 meters, accompanied by our guide, or you can purchase the "Etna high-altitude" (optional), through which you will arrive to a height of 2,504 meters (30 € per person), or with a special 4x4 jeep you can reach the "Tower of the Philosopher" at an altitude of 3000 meters (62 € per person).

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability. Once your booking is confirmed we will email you a voucher. This is your ticket and proof of purchase.