Half-day tour of volcano Etna by buggy
Excursions & day trips

Half-day tour of volcano Etna by buggy

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: Flexible
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Get super close to the astonishing - and still active - Sicilian volcano Etna
  • Drive a buggy up and down the slopes of the mount following the instructions of your expert guide
  • Enjoy the breathtaking view on the landscape all around you from Mount Etna
What to expect

Exploring the Sicilian volcano Etna aboard a buggy is a true once-in-a-lifertime experience. Setting off from the base at the foot of Mount Etna after a quick briefing on how to drive the buggies, you will proceed towards the little villages of Pedara and then Nicolosi. Everything will be guided by one or more support vehicles and there will be radio transmitter communication between the vehicles.

At a short distance from the town, you will continue the drive along an off-road track which passes by an old lava rock quarry, where the buggies will "show off" all their off-road handling skills. After the thrilling off-road driving experience, you’ll go along a scenic road which leads to Rifugio Sapienza. Along the way, have the chance to stop and take some photos of the most scenic spots around you. After a coffee break at the Corsaro bar/restaurant, walk around the top of the Silvestri Craters.

Then get back on your buggy and take the road down to Cassone lava cave. There, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy a quick visit inside the cava wearing helmets and carrying torches. During the following part of the route, you will stop to admire the immense Valle del Bove from Mount Zoccolaro. You will then head to Zafferana Etnea, Viagrande and San Gregorio - an experince you won't easily forget.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • One buggy for 2 people (driver + passenger)
    • Helmet
    • Fuel
    • Expert dozers guide
    What's not included
    • Transportation to the meeting point
    Where

    Via Castagneto, 2, 95024 Acireale, CT, Italia

    Meeting point:

    Please present your voucher at the Acquaterra office.

    What to remember
    • One buggy available every two people
    • You need to own and bring along your EU driving license to be allowed to drive the buggy. People younger than 18 can't drive the buggy (but they can, of course, be passengers)
    • Not suitable for children under 5 years of age
    • Please note that this experience does not include transportation to the selected place
    • If the weather conditions are too bad to drive safely, the activity will be cancelled and you'll be given a full refund
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    When
    • Please check the calendar for updated availabilities and start times
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    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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