- Mount Etna sunset tour from Taormina, led by a local guide
- Enjoy an evening walk around the summit of Mount Etna
- Stand at the top of Mount Etna and watch the sun go down
- Learn about famous volcanic eruptions in Sicily and see solidified lava rivers
- Visit a restaurant in the foothill of Mount Etna for dinner (own expense)
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
If you have an evening free, then I'd recommend booking this Mount Etna tour. The volcanic scenery begs to be photographed, especially against the backdrop of a sunset!
What You Can Expect
Hop off your coach at an altitude of 5,906 feet (1,800 meters), and swap your mode of transport for a 4x4 jeep to travel right up to Mount Etna’s summit – a dizzying 9,843 feet (3,000 meters) above sea level. Stroll around the top of the volcano with your alpine guide, peering into solidified rivers of lava and learning about volcanology.
Hear about Mount Etna’s famous eruptions and gaze down at some of the craters where Etna once released her fury. Watch the sun set over the Sicilian hills stretching out before your eyes, and then return to your jeep to travel away from the summit.
Stop for dinner at a volcano-side restaurant near where your coach is parked, and dine from a traditional Sicilian menu at your own expense. Relax and chat with your host and fellow group members about your sunset Mount Etna experience, and then travel back to Taormina by coach.
The sunset was beautiful and worth seeing. My only criticism is that you should be prepared for the climb and the cold. If you are older the climb may be a little rough as well as the drive back down. The guide was very knowledgeable and accommodating and helped me back to the off road bus when I found it difficult walking.