Excursions to the craters will allow you to reach the summit area of Etna at approximately 3300 meters high. These are trekking excursions that require physical commitment both due to the type of terrain in which you move, but above all due to the high altitude to which not everyone is accustomed. Therefore, if you are not perfectly fit, these excursions are not recommended. But for those who decide to tackle this type of excursion, the effort of the climb will be rewarded by the vision of the summit craters, where it will be possible to breathe the persistent emission of vapors and gases, touch the volcanic bombs and fumaroles with the colorful concretions of minerals. which form and change appearance daily and sometimes admire the eruptive activity from one of the vents with small explosions. In addition to this show, it will be possible to fill your eyes with the view of the panorama towards half of Sicily. The excursions are organized by the volcanological guides of who boast great experience and will make you experience a unique and special adventure.

We have dedicated a specific website for excursions to the summit craters: go to

Among the proposals:

Daily excursion to the summit craters with special 4×4 and trekking
Excursion to the summit craters at sunset
Excursion to the summit craters exclusively by walking
Excursion to the summit craters with night bivouac at high altitude (2 days)


If you are not interested in climbing to the summit craters, you can consider our High altitude trek (for good walkers).



  • TypeAll experiences
  • Departure CityTrecastagni o Rif. Sapienza
  • AltitudeFrom 1900 to 3300 Mt.
  • LanguagesEnglish, French, Italian


  • Adults and children: from €115
    Our prices include the volcanological guide, protective helmets, any tickets for transport services at high altitude and a personalized ETNA bandana worth €15 for free!


Tour Includes

  • Guida alpina – Vulcanologica
  • Ticket Etna cableway or Jeep up to high quote

Meeting Point

Piano Provenzana - Etna North side 1800 mt. On front of Bar Mareneve

General FAQs

  • What should i bring?

    Trekking shoes are mandatory for this excursion. Also recommended: poles, sunglasses, windproof jacket / sweatshirt, water. If you need it, you can take advantage of the rental where you will find shoes, jackets, sticks and more.

  • What can i rent?

    On site you can rent trekking shoes, insulating jackets, trekking poles and request child seats for children up to 3 years. You can book the equipment in the online booking form.

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Booking info

Consult our proposals on the dedicated website where you can book your experience directly

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