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Set off the toe of Italy’s southern boot, Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, offering travelers plenty of opportunities to get out and play. From land to sea, here are a few outdoor adventures to add to your Sicilian itinerary.

Water Adventures
Great beaches abound in Sicily, so you won't have any trouble finding a sandy spot to cool down during a heat wave. Spend a day swimming and you'll fit right in with the crowds of Italians doing the exact same thing, or, to get a bit more active, head out on a boat tour for a day of snorkeling or exploring the many islands that surround Sicily. Divers of all experience levels can enjoy the scenery below the surface around the spectacular Isola Bella, and travelers can even learn how to catch the fish seen on Sicilian menus.

Land Activities
The most dominant feature of Sicily's landscape, the Mt. Etna volcano provides visitors with the chance to work up a sweat. Guided hikes allow for safe exploration, while 4x4 vehicle tours and independent quad vehicle excursions kick things up a notch. You can also check out some of the rugged geography created by the volcano with a hike through—or canyoning adventure in—the nearby Alcantara Gorges, where you can don a headlamp and climb down into one of the lava flow caves for an otherworldly, underground experience. If you're looking to experience Sicily's cities, opt for a biking or walking tour of Catania.

Cultural Experiences
Mt Etna not only offers the chance to go mountain climbing but also provides the area with rich soil, as evidenced in the many vineyards and orchards surrounding the volcano, where you can get a better idea of the meaning of Sicilian agriculture and viticulture with a food or wine tour. For history, opt to walk through the ruins of ancient Greek temples with a visit to the Valley of the Temples near Agrigento. Other well-preserved Greek ruins are in Segesta and near Syracuse, so you can make a circuit of the island in search of ancient Greece.
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Tour of Mt Etna Off-Road with Quad Bike

Tour of Mt Etna Off-Road with Quad Bike

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Enjoy the thrill of the great outdoors with a quad bike tour on Mt Etna or in the Alcantara Valley in Sicily. Soak in the views of the enormous volcano as you ride around its base. Steer the quad bike yourself or ride along with a passenger.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$120.24
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$120.24
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Summit Craters 3300 mt : Guide Service+Cable car+4x4 jeep from Rifugio Sapienza

Summit Craters 3300 mt : Guide Service+Cable car+4x4 jeep from Rifugio Sapienza

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Most Mt. Etna excursions stop at the Silvestri Craters on the lava-covered slopes, but with this exclusive tour you can reach the top of Europe’s highest active volcano with a volcanologist guide. Take a cable car and off-road vehicle to Torre del Filosofo and then continue on foot about a mile (2 kilometers) to the summit craters. Learn about the volcano’s history from your guide and enjoy sweeping views over the coastline.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$153.02
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$153.02
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Dolphin watching - In search of dolphins in the Gulf of Catania

Dolphin watching - In search of dolphins in the Gulf of Catania

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We are the only ones to carry out eco-tourist activity of observation of cetaceans in the Gulf of Catania, respecting the international code of good conduct approved by the Agreement for the Conservation of Cetaceans in the Black Sea, in the Mediterranean Sea and in the contiguous Atlantic areas, as well as "Friend of the Sea" certificates thanks to our low impact on the environment. Safety and professionalism in the navigation and monitoring of dolphins distinguish us, thanks to our crew always made up of technical skippers from the Italian motorboat federation and marine biologists with many years of experience in monitoring and protecting cetaceans in the Mediterranean. Your contribution will be used to support the monitoring and conservation of cetaceans in the Gulf, and will allow the disadvantaged children of Catania to be hosted on board free of charge during our events dedicated to the protection of the sea and its vulnerable species.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$154.32
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$154.32
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Collective outdoor walk 2h

Collective outdoor walk 2h

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Horse ride along the coast of Macari and the Santa Margherita Bay with a visit to the most beautiful coves and beaches of the coast in front of Monte Cofano. A relaxing experience, suitable for everyone thanks to our expert and certified guides.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.31
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$59.31
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excursion by raft to the gorges of Tiberius and walk in the Pollina stream

excursion by raft to the gorges of Tiberius and walk in the Pollina stream

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The excursion to the gorges of Tiberio includes the crossing by boat of the geological site recognized by UNESCO and a walk along the river Pollina according to the period downstream to the small Gorges or upstream to the lakes where it is possible to swim. Inside they will be able to observe: "U miricu", the numerous nests with the eggs laid by the birds that inhabit this environment, the gastropod fossils dating back to about 120 million years ago, the boulder in the center of the path once a secret passage of the brigands and wanted people who lived in the numerous caves and hiding places in the area, the play of light and obviously uncontaminated vegetation. Along the way it is possible to admire a typically fluvial flora and fauna. Bee-eaters, yellow dancers, buzzards, a pair of golden eagles, tawny owls, owls, crabs, eels, frogs, dragonflies, are some species of animals that live in the area of the Gorges of Tiberius.
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  • 1 hour 40 minutes to 3 hours 20 minutes
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$29.66
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Etna Excursion 2000 Morning Jeep Tour. Experience an adventure!

Etna Excursion 2000 Morning Jeep Tour. Experience an adventure!

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The Etna 2000 Morning jeep tour is designed to give everyone the chance to discover the most important places of Etna and to have a complete picture of its history, evolution and activity. We will begin the excursion from the lava flows that in past centuries destroyed the Etna villages and we will arrive at about 2000m above sea level at the ski and tourist resort of Mount Etna. Along the way, equipped with helmets and torches, we will visit a wonderful volcanic cave (lava tube), the famous Valle del Bove from a lookout and always accompanied by our passionate guides we will make a pleasant trek around the side craters, like the Silvestri Craters . In fact, there are over 300 extinct lateral craters on Mount Etna. The excursion is carried out on board our 4X4 jeeps with which we reach the various points of interest and throughout the journey our guides will provide you with all the information on Etna and in the end you will love it as we do
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.79
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$71.79

Snorkeling tour coast to coast Taormina & Isola Bella

Snorkeling tour coast to coast Taormina & Isola Bella

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Experience an exciting excursion with mask, snorkel and fins ... The snorkeling tour will surprise you: a close encounter with the silent beauty of the underwater world! An excellent way to get to know the secrets of the sea and fantastic marine life.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$47.45
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ETNA EXCURSION CENTRAL CRATER (3.345 m s.l.m.)

ETNA EXCURSION CENTRAL CRATER (3.345 m s.l.m.)

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The excursion to the central crater (3.345 m of altitude), takes place mainly on the south side of the volcano and will allow you to visit, in a unique and incomparable scenario, the active craters of Etna, therefore defined as the highest active volcano in Europe!
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$42.59
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$42.59
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Etna Morning Trip

Etna Morning Trip

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Located on the island of Sicily, Mt Etna is the tallest active volcano in Europe. Explore its different aspects on this active tour from Catania that includes hiking up the volcano along a trail to the inner crater. See lava flows, learn about the geological history of the volcano, admire panoramic views and hike into a lava cave.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$53.38
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Etna Excursions from Catania

Etna Excursions from Catania

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Explore Mount Etna, the world's most active stratovolcano, on this small-group hiking tour from Catania. Travel in a 4x4 vehicle or minivan to reach a departure point for a moderate hike through Mount Etna's moon-like landscape in the Valley del Bove depression, including a lava tube exploration, and the Silvestri craters. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Catania included.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.17
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Ortigia Island escursion boat

Ortigia Island escursion boat

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Take a 1-hour boat tour around the Syracusan island of Ortigia to explore its sea caves. Visit a number of the island’s calcareous caves including the “Cave of Love” which is in the shape of a heart. Admire the unique rock formations in and around the caves as well as the beautiful scenery of Sicily while enjoying an aperitivo of local wines and cheeses.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$23.72
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$23.72

Mount Etna and Alcantara Gorges Day Trip with Circumetnea Railway Ride

Mount Etna and Alcantara Gorges Day Trip with Circumetnea Railway Ride

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See southern Italy in style with this eye-pleasing trip around Mount Etna via a vintage mid-20th-century train on the Circumetnea Railway. The train journey includes visits to the canyons of Alcantara Gorges (admission at own expense), an amazing natural setting made up of black lava rock walls up to 160 feet (50 meters). And then explore the base of Mount Etna, Sicily's legendary volcano that is 11,000 feet (3,300 meters) tall. Optional upgrade to ascent by cable car up to 2,500 meters and continuing on board jeeps up to the authorized crater zones at approximately 3,000 meters with the assistance of licensed guides of the CAI (Italian Alpine Club); stop to admire the eventual activity of the upper craters in a safety zones according to weather conditions.  From November 1 to March 31, this tour does not include the train ride nor the optional upgrade.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$53.38
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Half Day Etna Tour from Catania with Pickup

Half Day Etna Tour from Catania with Pickup

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Half day between walks on ancient extinct craters, lava flows and breathtaking views. We put the history, science and traditions of the place and local taste!
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$66.93
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$66.93
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Off-road excursion

Off-road excursion

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The excursion consists of an off road tour in a 4x4 jeep at the ancient lava language of the 2002 eruption. Continue through the Ragabo pinewood until reaching Piano Provenzana where the tour continues on foot along the 2002 side craters. Visit to a lava flow cave.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.00
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$73.00

Etna Trekking

Etna Trekking

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The ETNA TREKKING excursion involves the traverse of trekking trails within the Etna Park. The difficulties vary from medium difficulty routes suitable for people in good health for the half-day excursion (Morning trekking) to challenging itineraries for the full day solution (full day trekking), dedicated to lovers of pure trekking and so be prepared to face several hours of walking. Our guides will accompany you to discover the less touristy places, to discover the most fascinating glimpses of the volcano. UNESCO heritage since 2013 for its important geological phenomena. Etna however is not only lava and eruptions. Nature on Europe's largest active volcano has created real wonders. These facets can be fully captured only by walking, slowly, in contact with nature. Choose whether to do a half-trek (suitable for everyone in good health) or full day (for sportsmen)
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  • 4 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$83.04
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Half-Day Small-Group Etna Trekking Tour

Half-Day Small-Group Etna Trekking Tour

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Trek past volcanic craters, ancient lava flows that give the volcano a lunar landscape. Visit a volcanic cave, a local company and having a free tasting of delicious honey, oil, and wine is a great Etna Experience with me. I do my tours with all my passion and my experience is flexible, can be tailored to suit your needs, including the extras but I need to plan it. Write me in advance.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$69.99
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$69.99
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Relaxing snorkeling tour at the Isola Bella Marine Park Taormina

Relaxing snorkeling tour at the Isola Bella Marine Park Taormina

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Snorkeling is the best way to discover the coasts of one of Italy’s most beautiful island. Simple and fun! You can admire some magnificent views such as “Isola Bella” and “Grotta Azzurra” and you can snorkel along the vertical walls in the bay of the blue cave and in the marine park of Isola Bella, surrounded by a vast variety of flora and fauna. The morphology of the coast and the sea beds is unique in its kind. All our tours consist in interesting detailed explanations of the area’s history because there are many archaeological traces of the Greek/Roman period. Refreshments are offered to all guests during the tour and the staff will create a friendly feeling so that you can fully enjoy the magical atmosphere of this wonderful island. The staff of Sea Spirit Diving Resort will guide you during the snorkeling, they are the experts of the area. They will safely accompany you during this wonderful experience with a high level of attention and professionalism.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$47.45
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Etna Sunset Jeep Tour

Etna Sunset Jeep Tour

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Mount Etna is one of the most striking natural features in Sicily, and with this tour you can experience both its beauty and geology. Set off from Catania, stopping at an organic farm on the mountain slopes to sample honey, wine, olive oil, and other specialties. Afterwards, continue up to the Valle del Bove; explore the volcanic craters and a lava cave before ending at a scenic overlook to enjoy the sunset.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$64.06
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Etna 2000 Sunset Jeep Tour excursion. Unique experience!

Etna 2000 Sunset Jeep Tour excursion. Unique experience!

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The half day Etna Sunset Jeep Tour is a fantastic and unique way to discover the beauty and the magnificent colors of the sunsets on Etna. A unique experience accompanied by our excursion and tourist guides you will discover the most important places of Etna and you will have a complete picture of its history, evolution and volcanic activity.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$83.95
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Salt Tour

Salt Tour

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It is a walk through 3 different salt pans, an enchanted place to discover how salt is produced and collected. The visit to the salt museum and the tasting of the flavored salt will make this tour between nature and tradition will make the experience unforgettable.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.00
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$39.00
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Godfather donkeys tour and a medieval village of Savoca between art and culture

Godfather donkeys tour and a medieval village of Savoca between art and culture

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Experience the beauty of eastern Sicily on a donkey ride through the medieval village of Savoca. Traverse pine forests atop your donkey and visit churches, catacombs, the set of ‘The Godfather’ film, and ancient ruins. Along the way, sample local treats like granita, pistachios, olive oil, and almond wine to get a taste of Sicily’s gourmet products.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.50
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$90.50

Etna Sunset Tour

Etna Sunset Tour

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An afternoon to go up the volcano and visit unique places, taste local specialties exploring sites and natural beauty; having reached an altitude of 2000 meters, you can admire the last lights of the day and the unique colors of these landscapes.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.93
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Half-day Mount Etna, Silvestri Craters, and Cassone Lava Cave Buggy Tour

Half-day Mount Etna, Silvestri Craters, and Cassone Lava Cave Buggy Tour

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Mount Etna is Europe’s largest active volcano, but you don’t have to hike the mighty peak to admire the dramatic scenery. Zip around the rugged foothills on a 4-hour buddy tour, venture off-road in an old lava rock quarry, and hop off to explore the Cassone lava cave and the Silvestri Craters.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$186.83
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$186.83
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Etna Summit Excursion

Etna Summit Excursion

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Take in stunning views from Europe’s largest active volcano with this Etna summit excursion. Travel high above sea level in a cable car and spend 2 hours trekking to the craters on the volcano’s summit. Pause to admire the scenery and spend some time on the summit before descending by foot and then cable car.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$42.59
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$42.59
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