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“Fantastic day on Etna with Lucia!”
Review of Excursions Etna

Excursions Etna
Ranked #3 of 22 Food & Drink in Catania
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Experience and passion will guide you to discover Etna and the Sicily. There are eight qualified and passionate guides Etna, Nature and Sicily. We are Naturalist Guide Excursions in Sicily, Tourist guide of the Region of Sicily, Geologist, Biologist, Art historian, MTB enthusiast, Ethnobotanical... and more. We offer tours to all the slopes of Etna and in eastern Sicily: Taormina, Catania, Siracusa, Alcantara Valley.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Picked up at 7:30 am and headed up to Etna. What at first seemed very early for an average lazy tourist, it turned out to be a great trick as we were the first there and were able to enjoy the scenery in piece and quiet. On the way down we ran into numerous tourist buses piling up, so definitely to go up before everybody else.

All together we were a small group of 4, guided by Lucia who was super great. Always cheerful and with vast knowledge of vulcanoes and Etna's nature.

All together it was a fantastic half day excursion I would recommend to anyone. Just be careful: when you get to Catania it seems like everybody with a car is also offering excursions to Etna, but obviously the quality of service may be questionable and eve though these agencies (or 'agencies') will most likely have Etna in their name, it is not the same company. However, the real Etna Excursions are very fast at answering to all inquiries, so it shouldn't be a problem to book with the right people.

Thank Matjaz Z
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"lava cave"
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"great morning"
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"at short notice"
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"local produce"
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"great guide"
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"olive oil"
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"cable car"
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"excellent tour"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friends and I took the morning tour in late August. We had great time and learned a lot about Sicily, Etna and volcanoes overall. Florinda was an amazing guide, and very nice too! She even borrowed her jacket to my friend :)
Everything was well organized and on time. Definitely would recommend. And when you go to the local shop for some wine, honey, etc. buy all that you can! You are not going to find better nor cheaper local products anywhere around Sicily!

Thank Danica G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided we wanted to see Mrs Etna up close and personal. We booked the sunset tour from Catania. Florinda picked the 3 of us up and went on to collect 4 more people, so it was a nice sized group. Florinda was very knowledgeable and spoke perfect English. Once we arrived on Etna we went to sample the local produce including honey, olive oil, wine and a number of other items, all of which were very yummy. We then started on up further, she showed us the lava flows of 92. We went to a lava cave, which was incredible. Then we made the final ascent to the craters by the ski lift. The whole trip was fab and Florinda was brilliant! Definitely recommend this company!

Thank Sammyg993
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

Excursions Etna 3000 surpassed all expectations! Our guide Roberto R was so fantastic and chill. The hiking boots provided were the most comfortable walking shoes I have ever worn. Roberto tailored the day to our needs spending the perfect amount of time at each location. The hike at the summit was spectacular and worth the money just be be up there! Once in a lifetime experience.

Thank Brenda R
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Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Me and my partner went on the Etna morning tour on the 16th August.

Pick up was at 7.25 from the square near the amphitheatre. Our tour guide Monica arrived and we joined a tour with around 20 Italians. We were slightly apprehensive of the amount of English that would be covered in the tour at this point.

We drove about an hour to get there, and all along the way information was given in Italian, and our tour guide made sure at each point to relay this information to us in English too.

The tour took us up to a lower crater, which was stunning. Cloud did come in fairly early however, so I would advise taking a morning tour so as to not miss the amzing views. We were given a lot of fascinating information and in depth detail about various lava flows and eruptions, the effect that they had had in the surround area and towns, along with some funny local stories and legends.

After this we stopped at a scenic viewpoint into a valley where the longest lasting lava flow had occurred, and the travelled down to a lava cave. The lava cave is situated in some beautiful woodland, and we ventured in with hard hats and torches to view the cave, whilst being educated about the formation of such caves. The cave itself is roughly 50m deep, so don't expect a huge cave network with hours of exploring.

We then went down to a village with tasting of local farm produce, of which the sweet garlic and local wines and spirits were great and swiftly purchased.

Throughout we were made to feel included and part of the tour even though we were the only English speaking members of the group. Was a brilliant trip out, with us returning around 2 or 3pm.

Excellent tour and many great memories.

Thank Stephen H
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