Etna Smart Tour – Only Guide Service


The Etna Smart Tour excursion is our new entry level proposal for those who want to have a guided experience on Etna at a reasonable price but with the quality and professionalism that have always been paid attention to by our organization. If you have a car, this could be the tour for you, you just have to reach the established meeting point where your guide will be waiting for you (note: we only use qualified guides!). From there, evaluate the abilities and expectations of the participants, you will be guided on an itinerary that will take you to get to know our volcano up close. Whether it is a walk around ancient extinct craters or an undemanding trek to visit the Valle del Bove, the added value of this excursion, in addition to the beauty of the places, is the presence of the guide who will illustrate the naturalistic characteristics that make our territory, declared a UNESCO heritage site since 2013. Optionally it is possible to add a visit to a volcanic cave with lights and speleologist helmet.

The excursion takes place at more convenient times than other tours, to also meet everyone’s needs. For these reasons it is a particularly suitable excursion proposal for families with children, teenagers or groups of friends.

Highlights of this tour:

  • Price!
  • Convenient hours.
  • Flexibility according to your needs
  • Family and Dog friendly
  • Customizable itineraries (Etna South or North)

If you prefer a JEEP tour instead, see  ETNA TOUR by 4X4.

Tour Program

  • 9.45am or 3.45pm - Meeting with the guide

    Participants are invited to arrive at the meeting place a quarter of an hour before the scheduled departure. With equipment in order, especially trekking shoes (no flat shoes), packed lunch and at least an adequate quantity of water (1 and a half litres). If you need to rent equipment, you must request it before departure.

    The meeting points are indicated below in the relevant ETNA SOUTH or ETNA NORTH itineraries


    Among the possible itineraries to Etna South, recommended if you come from Catania, Syracuse, Acireale, Giarre and in general from the south of Sicily:

    1. Ring of Silvestri Craters and lava flow 1892 - Difficulty: Easy.

    2. Schiena dell'Asino and Valle del Bove path - Difficulty: Medium.

    The meeting point is the one shown on the map on this page. Meeting Point Etna Easy Tour of EtnaExcursion in front of the forest gate of Serra Pizzuta Calvarina, 2 km from Rifugio Sapienza. See map below.


    If you come from Messina, Taormina and in general from the Etna towns on the northern side of the volcano, these itineraries are planned:

    1. Sartorius Mountains crater ring. Difficulty: easy.

    2. Buttonhole eruption of 2002. Difficulty: medium.



  • PeriodAll year
  • TypeAll experiences
  • Departure CityEtna South or North
  • Timing10-13 or 16-19
  • DifficultyFor all
  • Altitude2000 mts almost
  • Durations 3 hours
  • LanguagesEnglish, French, Italian


  • Up to 3 persons: 110€/tot.
  • Add Adults: 36€
  • Children 4/12 years: 25€
  • Baby 0-4: free

Tour Includes

  • Coupon for tasting Etna specialties
  • Customizable itinerary
  • Nature Hiking Guide – Local Expert

Meeting Point

Only for itineraries in Etna South: Via Catania, Zafferana Etnea, Serra Pizzuta Calvarina forest entrance 2 km from Rifugio Sapienza

General FAQs

  • What should I bring?

    Trekking shoes are mandatory for this excursion. Also recommended: backpack, sunglasses, windproof jacket/sweatshirt, min. 1 liter of water. If you need it, you can take advantage of our rental through online booking.

  • Can I bring the dog?

    On this excursion you can bring your 4-legged friend on a leash.

  • Is it an excursion suitable for children?

    Yes, given the possibility of customizing the tour, it is also recommended for families with children.

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Booking info

Morning 10-13 | Afternoon (only summer) 16-19

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