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Etna Summit Area (2900 mt) Lunch and Alcantara Tour - Small Groups from Taormina provided by Etna People

Etna Summit Area (2900 mt) Lunch and Alcantara Tour - Small Groups from Taormina

Etna Summit Area (2900 mt) Lunch and Alcantara Tour - Small Groups from Taormina
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About
This entire day tour will allow you to get to the base of the summit craters of the Etna: thanks to the ascent by cableway and off-road vehicles you will arrive at 2900 meters of altitude, where you will have a unique walk around the base of the active summit craters, accompanied by our naturalistic expert and a volcanological guide. Afterward, you will explore the incredible volcanic underground by visiting one of the striking volcanic cave of the Etna, and then, after a lunch based on local typical products, you will visit the amusing Alcantara Gorges.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 14484P6
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Cableway and Off-Road vehicle tickets
  • Expert Naturalistic Guide
  • Volcanological Expert Guide
  • Alcantara Gorges Ticket
  • Insurance
  • Entry/Admission - Craters Silvestri of Mount Etna
  • Entry/Admission - Gola dell'Alcantara
Exclusions
  • Everything not specified as "Included"
Duration
10h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please provide your accommodation address/hotel in the Taormina - Giardini Naxos area: we will contact you to confirm the pickup outside/nearby the hotel or at a convenient meeting point (for Castelmola, Trappitello and Letojanni we have fixed meeting points).
  • Ports:
  • Giardini Naxos
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • The excursion is subjected to weather and volcanic conditions. If canceled due to bad weather or particular volcanic conditions, you will be given the option of rescheduling the activity or getting a full refund
  • Vegetarian/vegan/gluten free options are available, please specify any dietary requirements in the booking request
  • Please let us know your shoe sizes if you require hiking boots
  • Tours in other languages (French and Spanish) can only be arranged upon request, if received with adequate notice.
  • We suggest dressing according to the season (consider that the temperature on Etna is usually lower)
  • The trip is not recommended for participants suffering form heart diseases or other serious medical conditions
  • Customers will be contacted the day before the tour to confirm the pickup details (hotel if possibile, or in a meeting point nearby).
  • We do not recommend participation for pregnant women after the 4th month.
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Cableway and Off-Road vehicle tickets
  • Expert Naturalistic Guide
  • Volcanological Expert Guide
  • Alcantara Gorges Ticket
  • Insurance
  • Entry/Admission - Craters Silvestri of Mount Etna
  • Entry/Admission - Gola dell'Alcantara
Exclusions
  • Everything not specified as "Included"
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please provide your accommodation address/hotel in the Taormina - Giardini Naxos area: we will contact you to confirm the pickup outside/nearby the hotel or at a convenient meeting point (for Castelmola, Trappitello and Letojanni we have fixed meeting points).
  • Ports:
  • Giardini Naxos
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
10h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • The excursion is subjected to weather and volcanic conditions. If canceled due to bad weather or particular volcanic conditions, you will be given the option of rescheduling the activity or getting a full refund
  • Vegetarian/vegan/gluten free options are available, please specify any dietary requirements in the booking request
  • Please let us know your shoe sizes if you require hiking boots
  • Tours in other languages (French and Spanish) can only be arranged upon request, if received with adequate notice.
  • We suggest dressing according to the season (consider that the temperature on Etna is usually lower)
  • The trip is not recommended for participants suffering form heart diseases or other serious medical conditions
  • Customers will be contacted the day before the tour to confirm the pickup details (hotel if possibile, or in a meeting point nearby).
  • We do not recommend participation for pregnant women after the 4th month.
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Porta Catania di Taormina
  • 1
    Craters Silvestri of Mount Etna
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Gola dell'Alcantara
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Xl
3 contributions
Passionate and very honest
We were very lucky to visit the etna during an eruption with a very passionate guide Roberto who was perfectly french and English speaking. He understood immediately our wishes of privacy and showed and learned us a lot next to giving great advise for the rest of our trip in Sicily. On top the organisation is very honest as came up with a proposal following a misunderstanding which was not their fault! I also wish Roberto and his beloved one (also a team member of the organisation) a great wedding in October !
Written 24 July 2021
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Shanice M
United Kingdom2 contributions
Would definitely recommend
Oct 2020 • Couples
We had a great time on our trip.

Our guide picked us up about 5 minutes from our AirBnB in a comfy, spacious van (wearing his mask). We started by driving to Mt. Etna - the guide gave lots of great info during the drive.

Once we got there we took the cable car up to 2500m, followed by a communal off-road bus to 2900m. The busses come with their own guides, but he started with “I don’t speak great English”, so we were glad to have our own guide who did! We walked round a crater for about 45 minutes, with great views of the currently active part spitting out rocks and smoke only a few hundred meters away, in clear view. It did get very cold up there, so we were thankful for the jackets the tour provided.

We then took the bus and cable car back down and headed over to the restaurant for lunch. We were pleasantly surprised with our 3 courses and wine - tasted great!

We next headed a few minutes down the road to a volcanic cave. This was perhaps slightly underwhelming, but we didn’t spend there long and it was still nice to see.

The final stop on the tour was Alacantra gorge, which looked really cool. The river is very shallow and you’re able to go in (but make sure to bring waterproof footwear - the riverbed hurt our bare feet).

All in all a great tour, that we would definitely recommend to anyone.
Written 1 October 2020
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DDinton
Salisbury, UK4 contributions
Great Trip to Mount Etna
Aug 2020
We had a wonderful day out with our guide Guiseppe. He was very knowledgeable and gave us lots of information on Taormina, the surrounding area and of course Mount Etna. We were a group of 6 which was perfect. We trekked for a bit at 2,900mt before coming down, having lunch and stopping at lava tubes on the way to Alcantara which was absolutely stunning. All in all, an excellent day.
Written 21 September 2020
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Anonymous
Paris, France8 contributions
Great experience!
Aug 2020
We had this tour with Roberto. He's hilarious! My boyfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and learnt a lot of Sicilian history. Highly recommend
Written 31 August 2020
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Sarah F
1 contribution
Thoroughly Recommend a great day out 🌋
Aug 2020
Wow! What a day we had! Big Mamma Etna was simply amazing! And Saro our guide was brilliant. Such a nice guy, amazing English and so incredibly knowledgeable. Alcantara Gorge was impressive but very very crowded, but it was their Ferragosto holiday. Thank you for a great tour Etna People. Thoroughly recommend you! 😊
Written 22 August 2020
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Daniel D
London, UK16 contributions
Lovely View of Catania Area
Aug 2020
My partner had a great experience on the "MOUNT ETNA CABLE CAR – TOP EASY TOUR" where we did a the summit of Etna, a lava cave, lunch with locale wine, and Alcanara Gorge.

We really liked the organising company Etna People, as they were flexible in us changing between tours fairly last minute and very easy to coordinate with. The guide was very knowledgeable, enjoyable, and experienced.

Beautiful view going to the summit at 2900m and please we did the cable car and van, then hiked the last part, as it is pretty intense (even if you are fit, like we are) and quite hot in August (37 degrees!). Lovely view and amazing experience to see the gases come out and even hear the sounds from Etna's activity. The gorge was pretty busy and the water super cold, so maybe that was the only small disappointment but overall - highly recommend!
Written 4 August 2020
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jukebox101411
St Leonards-on-Sea, UK75 contributions
Amazing Experience
We booked the tour the day before and from the first minute, the organisation was very good. The communication and explanation leading to the day was perfect. Our tour guide was Roberto and he was very friendly, informative and funny too! The tour included a lot, Etna at 2900m, lunch, a volcanic cave and time in the Alacantra gorge. We were also picked up and dropped of just by our hotel too. I couldn’t fault the whole experience and I want to thank the company and Roberto again!
Written 4 August 2020
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Janosch
Lucerne, Switzerland1 contribution
Big Mama Etna Tour with Toni
As everyone knows, one of the most important things a tourist must do in Sicily is a trip to Big Mamma Etna.
We had the pleasure to visit Etna with the on this site already very popular guide Toni, and we weren‘t disappointed.
The planning by the other Etna People staff was very well-organised, they were very friendly and helpful.
Toni picked us up near our hotel and drove us to the Cable Car, telling us on the way everything there is to know about Mount Etna. From there we went up to 2,900 mt. where he showed us the otherworldly landscape of the still active vulcano. It was an amazing experience.
After a great meal in a nearby restaurant, Toni drove us to the Alcantara Gorge, where we had great time, despite the rain. Thanks again for this beautiful day!
Written 22 July 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Dan G
Dan G
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Great winery tour for a rainy day
As the weather was too bad to go up Etna, we instead did a tour of 2 wineries. Our guide Guiseppe was excellent. He
Serbanmih
Serbanmih
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Amazing Etna, extraordinary Etna people
Extraordinary experience! Our guide Roberto was the best guide we ever had, more than that, he was like a friend.
yellowtulips
yellowtulips
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Surpassed all expectations
Surpassed all expectations. So worth hearing all about Etna from such a knowledgeable young chap. Dario collected
95rafa_lv
95rafa_lv
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Super
We had a fantastic trip with our guide Guiseppe on a rainy sunday morning. A lot of information and great tips for
StephTLY
StephTLY
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Amazing guide
We went to other tour agencies before deciding to go with Etna People. Good decision as they're very responsive by
I7760EGsarahh
I7760EGsarahh
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Etna Hike 5 stars
Seven of us (all women, 3 different countries) had a fabulous day guided by Janet. Starting from the stunning conve
K5787WXstefanw
K5787WXstefanw
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Excellent and highly informative full day tour.
Etna north walking around craters, a lava cave, a sicilian meal with local wine and the Alcantara gorge. Our guide
snoonan92
snoonan92
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Wonderful trip with excellent guide
This was such a fantastic experience. Giuseppe was a fantastic guide, really knowledgeable and friendly. Learned so
767emilieh
767emilieh
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Perfect day
What a perfect day! The winery was beautiful. The tour around the etna grounds was amazing and we learned so much a
Sarah T
Sarah T
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Amazing!
Great value excursion hosted by professional and knowledgeable staff. Would definitely highly recommend them for Et
SBSMichigan
SBSMichigan
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Perfect tour
Roberto was our guide: he was funny, knowledgeable, friendly, genuine and open-minded and was key to creating just
Philip-J-R-D
Philip-J-R-D
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Superb experience
We booked quite late but the quick responses and information provided gave us great confidence in this company. Th
SonjaJ123
SonjaJ123
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Wonderful Etna-Tour with guide Marco!
We participated in the Etna-Tour (Walking on Etna, Lunch and Wine Tasting in a Winery and visiting Alcantara Caves)
aoifeo816
aoifeo816
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Excellent way to spend a day!
Roberto was an excellent guide with great information about Mt Etna, wine and full of local recommendations for foo
O8430ZFpaolo
O8430ZFpaolo
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A fantastic day out with a brilliant tour guide
Roberto was an interesting, funny and knowledgeable guide and took us on an amazing tour on Etna, as well as the st
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