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Etna Morning Trip provided by Etna Est

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 29/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 29/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Mt. Etna can get quite warm during the summer months, so beat the heat on this morning hiking tour of Europe’s tallest active volcano. Follow a guide to visit old craters, spot lava flows, and explore a lava cave by headlamp. This trip is perfect for hikers of all abilities, and allows you to see Mt. Etna from many different angles. Hotel pickup and drop-off makes for a seamless experience.
Highlights
  • View Europe’s tallest active volcano up close on a hiking tour of Mt. Etna
  • Explore the inner crater and a lava cave with a headlamp
  • Learn about Mt. Etna’s geological history from a multilingual guide
  • Enjoy hassle-free pickup from your Catania hotel
What to Expect
Your tour begins with pickup from your Catania hotel. You’ll travel by air-conditioned van to Mt. Etna and then set off on a family-friendly hiking trail perfect for all abilities. Listen to your guide tell stories about how powerful geological forces created the tallest active volcano in Europe while pointing out old and new lava flows. After exploring the inner crater and taking a short break, you’ll put on a helmet and headlamp to explore the darkened inner chambers of a lava cave. On the return hike, you’ll enjoy lovely panoramas of the lava formations in the Valle del Bove. The tour concludes with drop-off back at your Catania hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Via Duca Camastra, 95030 Gravina di Catania CT, Italy
Duration
6h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (in Catania except ZTL areas)
  • Transport by A/C minivan/jeep/minibus
  • Entry/Admission - Etna Est
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Etna
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Use of Trikke
  • Clothes
  • Disposable gloves and mask
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • not recommended for travelers with flu or cold
  • not available for people who has covid
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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candig wrote a review 15 Oct
Houston, Texas17 contributions4 helpful votes
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A friend and I booked the Morning Etna Tour and it was a great and efficient way to get there and learn so much about the volcano and surrounding area. Our tour guide was amazing and so knowledgeable! I learned so much from him and appreciated his enthusiasm. I also enjoyed the
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Veronica S wrote a review 2 Oct
Catania, Italy4 contributions
Best experience of my life!! I am from Sicily but I never lived an experience like this. Giuseppe was an amazing tour guide, very informative and knew the best places to take us, it felt personal but fully rounded. Would 100% recommend.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Jessb9765 wrote a review 2 Oct
7 contributions4 helpful votes
Very informative and interesting! The guide was very knowledgeable and passionate. A must do, amazing to hear and see Etna’s explosions!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Sven wrote a review Sep 2020
Berlin, Germany1 contribution1 helpful vote
We went to Catania this year even if there is a pandemic going on we wouldn' t do tours since usually you are in groups but we mask on we decided to do so. The experience was just fine a classic overpriced tours made just for scam tourist when everybody renting a car could do
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from EtnaEst, Manager at Etna Morning Trip
Responded 4 weeks ago
My dear traveler, I think you have confused agency because we have no guides named Enia and we don’t work with buses but with mini vans. We would like to point out, that in Sicily there is a regional ordinance that allows the use of transport (public and/ or private) without obligation to social distance, that’s why the minivan had as many seats as the actual capacity. In addition, our tour is not limited to the visit of Crateri Silvestri but there is a visit to a suggestive lava cave and of the Bove valley. However, your review looks like it’s written by someone who hasn’t traveled much, there are no exclusive streets, exclusive museums or exclusive monuments anywhere in the world, all places are accessible with or without guide and if you choose the guide is to know more and to optimize the time available. As for our youngest guide named Elia, does not correspond at all to his disparaging description as he is very friendly and above all very prepared, has the qualification as a guide, is the accompanist of youth mountaineering, has attended many courses of speleology has a certificate of mountaineering "instructor", and is knowledgeable and explorer of volcanoes in the world since he was a kid ,all this is confirmed in the hundreds of positive reviews that concern him. If you are referring to us, you were probably not attentive or interested in explanations but only at the young age of the guide ,that for us is only cause of pride because it rarely happens that a boy of 25 years performs a job with such passion professionalism and preparation. We are sorry we have not satisfied you and that for you it is a limit what for us is a source of pride! -------------------------------------------------------------------- Mio caro viaggiatore, credo proprio che lei abbia confuso agenzia in quanto noi non abbiamo guide di nome Enia e non lavoriamo con autobus ma con mini van. In Sicilia esiste un'ordinanza regionale che consente l'utilizzo dei trasporti (pubblici e/o privati) senza obbligo di distanza sociale ecco il motivo per cui il mezzo aveva tanti posti occupati quanto la reale capacità. Il nostro tour non si limita ad arrivare ai Crateri Silvestri ma vi è la visita di una suggestiva grotta di scorrimento lavico e della Valle del Bove. Tuttavia la sua recensione ha l'aria d'essere scritta da chi non ha viaggiato molto, non esistono strade esclusive, musei esclusivi o monumenti esclusivi in nessuna parte del mondo, tutti i luoghi sono accessibili con o senza guida e se si sceglie la guida è per conoscere di più e per ottimizzare i tempi a disposizione. Per quanto riguarda la nostra guida più giovane di nome Elia, non corrisponde affatto alla sua denigrante descrizione in quanto è molto cordiale e soprattutto molto preparato, ha l’abilitazione come guida, è accompagnatore dell’alpinismo giovanile, ha frequentato molteplici corsi di speleologia ,ha un attestato di “istruttore” di alpinismo, ed è conoscitore nonché esploratore di vulcani nel mondo da quando era molto piccolo, tutto ciò trova conferma nelle centinaia di recensioni positive che lo riguardano. Se si riferisce a noi, probabilmente lei non era attento o interessato alle spiegazioni ma bensì alla giovane età del suddetto che per noi è solo motivo di vanto perché capita raramente che un ragazzo di 25 anni svolga un lavoro con tanta passione, professionalità e preparazione. Ci spiace non averla soddisfatta e che per lei sia un limite ciò che per noi è motivo di orgoglio!
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JBJG wrote a review Sep 2020
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The tour was led by Simon (#legend) who explained the geography of the volcano in a much more interesting and engaging way than my Geography teacher ever did at school. Generally not into rocks but this was a thoroughly enjoyable experience and a good idea if you don't want to
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Mateusz K
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Amazing trip to summit craters!
The guide was very knowledgeable and willing to share the information with us. You could feel volcanoes are his pas
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maximlapo
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Etna at sunset
Very Good experience at sunset, I recommend it! Simone our guide was excellent: nice and competent! 👍🏻
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Remco d
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Great trip!
The trip was great! The guides knew a lot about the (geology) of the Etna and were very kind. The hotspots were bea
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Bernd H
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Morning Tour Etna
If you are in Catania you have to visit Etna Vulcan.Great experience and learnt a lot. Thanks to Simone. Next tim
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deborahsT1193MO
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Great Etna Morning Tour With Maurizio
We were picked up promptly at the scheduled time (8:50) by Maurizio. We picked up one other couple and then headed
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cshooley7
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Fantastic trip with great guide
Simone was our tour guide for this trip and he was fantastic. Very knowledgeable on Mount Etna and all the history
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Passenger47170942244
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Oz gyulay
Good experience. Simone is good tour leader. We enjoyed. Beautiful snow under the sun. Worth it to go in this perio
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Amber K
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Exploring Etna
Our guide was so friendly, relevant, and knowledgeable. He made a foggy day much more enjoyable. I’ll be recommendi
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acruzser
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Etna Morning
Insightful and fun visit to Mount Etna. Our guide (Simon) was extremely kind and helpful, keeping our 5 year old en
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194andrejas
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A magnificent start od 2020 with Etna Est
Me and my friends spent 1st od January at Etna vulcano. It was incredible, the mountain and the nature are beautifu
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334jesmond
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A memorable trip on a volcano
Very knowledgeable guide, punctual pick up and very good value for money. Booking process fast and easy.
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Superwoman888
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Exciting!
Our ship called into Catania port and we booked and paid for the 5 hour Etna morning trip with Etna Est prior to ou
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margaretryan2019
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Great tour of amount Etna
Really enjoyed the morning excursion which was well constructed and lead by a very friendly and informative guide.
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Geoetna
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No English spoken
We booked an English tour but the guide spoke very little to no English and had to rely on the guests to translate
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micheleaQ8239JH
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Etna 🇮🇹
In the east side of the Sicily island, nearest the city of Catania, there is the big Volcano : Etna.
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  • Duration: 6h
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