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Etna Summit 3000 m
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Etna Summit 3000 m

By Etna Est
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Ages 9-70, max of 20 per group
Duration: 6h
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Live guide: English, Italian
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  • Alpine or volcanologic guide
  • Trekking shoes
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Cable car tickets up to 2500mt (€50 per person to be paid in cash to the guide the day of the tour)


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  • La Terrazza Dell'Etna, Etna Sud, Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, 95030 Nicolosi CT, Italy
    La Terrazza Dell'Etna, Etna Sud, Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, Nicolosi, Metropolitan city of Catania, Italy
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 19917P6

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • Not recommended for people who are not fit
    • Not recommended for children under 9 years old, except for children that are used to walk on mountains
    • 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 20 travellers

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    • You'll start at
      La Terrazza Dell'Etna
      Etna Sud, Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, 95030 Nicolosi CT, Italy
      La Terrazza Dell'Etna, Etna Sud, Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, Nicolosi, Metropolitan city of Catania, Italy
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    • 1
      Mount Etna
      Stop: 6 hours
      Meeting at 8:30am at our desk which is down the street from the Bar/Restaurant “Terrazza dell’Etna” The volcanological/alpine guide, after a briefing, will lead you towards the cable car (ticket €50 round-trip not included) to begin the ascending up to 2500 m a.s.l We’ll begin the trekking until 3000 m a.s.l going through volcanic sand extensions, old and recent lava flows Once you reach the base of the Summit Craters, you’ll observe the suggestive scenery unique in the whole world; from here, you can feel the greatness of this amazing volcano We’ll begin descending towards 2500 m a.s.l with a break to have lunch (not included) with the visit of the 2001 crater, still fuming, at 2700 m a.s.l We’ll then be back to the starting point to end the excursion
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    • You'll return to the starting point
    About the operator
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    • Etna Est
      1,713
      Tremestieri Etneo, Italy
      Joined in May 2013
    • Ediz Y
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience 10/10
      Daniël was a great tour guide. Really liked everything and you just feel the love and passion that he has for Etna. Stops were great and informative, walking wasn’t too much (overall 1h - 1,5h). Very fun to do and we had a really good time!
      Written 18 April 2024
    • Q2544FJmariaf
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excelente visita guiada al volcán.
      Excellent! We have had a fantastic experience, not only because of how impressive the volcano is but also because of your guide who has transmitted his knowledge about the volcano in a fun way.
      Written 15 April 2024
    • jennie139
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nice intro to the mountain
      Etna was stunning and we even saw smoke rings made by a new crater. The tour was an easy introduction to the mountain. If you are hoping for a longer trek and more time in the wild, this is not the trip for you! We spent a lot longer in the bus than we did outside. Our guide was knowledgeable but not hugely animated/communicative compared to other guides on the trip.
      Written 9 April 2024
    • Global14312355733
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A Well-planed and interesting trip
      The trip was amazing. The driver picked me up as we scheduled. During the trip to the Etna, he explained a lot about this area and it was really helpful. It took around 1 hour to the Etna, and the hiking was quite good. Thanks for the well-planned trip.
      Written 6 April 2024
    • Annelise G
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Visiting an invisible volcano ...
      Did the morning Etna experience yesterday. Communication was great and we were collected near our accommodation. Dario was friendly and communicative and led the group well. Unfortunately, the weather was misty and windy so we did not get any panoramic views or even see the top of Etna! However, it still proved to be a fun, educational and worthwhile immersive experience with a real feel of the impact of an active volcano. Highlights were being in the lava cave and also walking up to the crater in the wind and mist. Timing was perfect and we had time to enjoy lunch at the stop.
      Written 27 March 2024
    • harryb5562018
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Well planned excursion with a great guide
      The communication beforehand was excellent, timings and pick up confirmed in good time. Guide was very informative and gave insight on the route to Mt Etna as well as on the mountain. We managed to select a day which gave us great views on the mountain as well as the surrounding areas. An easy to book trip, well planned, with a great guide and value for money.
      Written 4 March 2024
    • preki333
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Etna half-day excursion
      Picked us up at our hotel and drove us towards Etna, giving us facts and bits of information the whole way. Stopped off at a viewpoint for some photos, then continued on to a lava cave, which was really cool! Then we went up to Etna to do a bit of hiking for an hour or so. We were provided with an aperitivo at the top to enjoy too. When we headed back down we had some free time to explore, check out the shops and get some lunch. Then we headed back a different way to see more bits of land and property which Etna has previously impacted. Our guide was excellent and his English was really good which helped! Would recommend!!
      Written 23 February 2024
    • noreenl263
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Etna trip
      Great trip- well worth the money Guide was very knowledgeable and interesting Scenery was wonderful and the hike was manageable for the unfit!!
      Written 19 February 2024
    • Passport41387755986
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      HIGHLY RECOMMEND
      Whole tour from begging was just perfect .Our tour guide Giulia was just amazing with a huge knowledge of and information.
      Written 4 February 2024
    • Tour61138335368
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Informative and laid back!
      Our guide was a fountain of knowledge, the cave exploration was great! We had wine and biscotti on our hike! Money well spent👌🏼
      Written 26 January 2024
    • M894NSjaredb
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Definitely recommend
      Absolute great in every section. Tour guide was amazing (Maurizio), brochure was amazing, experience was amazing. Would not want it any different and would definitely go again. Mountain is really not as cold as you would expect so don't dress too warm.
      Written 25 January 2024
    • jbscram
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Good views of Mt. Etna.
      It was a good look up close of Mt. Etna. We even got to see it erupt, but luckily it was just smoke and no shooting lava. Also, a lot of noise. If you are going in the winter, it was pretty chilly but bearable, so dress accordingly. Also, the wind was intense at times. Good tour with a great guide.
      Written 2 December 2023
    • katehD1239VN
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Recommend the morning tour
      Great tour! Iorcia was a superb guide, we learnt a lot :) easy pick up from air bnb, easy walk, coffee breaks and amazing views
      Written 26 November 2023
    • robing930
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Iorga best guide imaginable
      Iorga has a passion for the Etna. It was an amazing tour because of him, could not been better to be honest. Has to be one of the best tours I have done. Whatever Iorga gets, he deserves a raise.
      Written 14 November 2023
    • 359steffenf
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Etna Vulcano Tour
      We had a very good an friendly guide who knew a lot about the vulcanos and how they work and function. The tour is fascinating and I can recommend it to everyone. Best regards Steffen from Germany
      Written 14 November 2023
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    Daveydoggg
    West Chester59 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2022
    To be fair, if I had to rate ONLY the views from the summit, it would be 5 stars. The poor review is for the guide, Luca, and the other aspects below. There was a second guide, Ellie, but we had no interaction as he only spoke to the Italian speakers.

    Issues: 1. Summit was “forbidden today due to conditions” - sign at base. Luca took us anyway. 2. Both guides Stayed in FRONT of group 90% of time, not one in back to ensure guests ok. 3. No prep as to terrain either up or down, severe wind on ridge, or literally sliding (“skiing powder”) down loose sand for 1000 feet. 3. No asking if fit hikers or any med issues 4. Scoffed at Q re: poles yet used them himself 5. Scoffed at Q about mask for sulphuric wind but at times used gator himself 6. Loaner Boots worn out and terrible - felt every pebble 7. Lame, minimal narrative.

    I’ve hiked in Nepal, all over US, other parts of Italy, Greece, etc. My wife and I can hike with the best of them, and have never ever complained about terrain, guides, difficultly, etc. This was the only truly poor experience. Perhaps Etna Est has much better guides and can offer a better experience - would just check it's not Luca.
    October 29, 2022
    G
    Written 6 November 2022
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    Dear traveler, you seem to be doing an unjustified and probably premeditated attack! 1. During the briefing, the guide asked if it was okay for you to pass the limit imposed in the south side (as in the north one it has been lifted) because at the moment the volcano has the green code (so there’s no danger); 2. It’s not true that the guides left you behind and led the way in the front, one of them even built some totems (little pyramids made of rocks) to indicate the path and costantly went back and forth; 3. If your trekking experiences in Nepal, US and in all world were true, you would’ve known that mountain paths are usually composed by ups and downs. In the morning Luca, the guide, specifically told you that, due to the strong wind, he couldn’t explain on the summit but would have explained everything once you came down. 4. Just like what’s written on the GetYourGuide schedule, this excursion is: “Not suitable for Pregnant women People with mobility impairments People with heart problems People with vertigo People with respiratory issues Children under 10 years” 5. As for the sticks and the mask, I’m sorry if you mistook smiles of courtesy as mockery. 6. If the shoes were in that bad of a condition, you could have just told the guide and he would have given you different ones. (But how come that you didn’t have yours since you have experiences of trekking all over the world?) 7. In over 1073 reviews (with an average of 4.8 stars out of 5), 90% of them are referred to Luca, for example: - “Magnificent experience an 18th birthday gift experience with my daughter… We loved it… It was extremely well organized, a profound experience on many levels… the views were sensational! Our guide Luca was brilliant… very encouraging, extremely knowledgeable, and we felt we were in the presence of a true professional…it was challenging, deeply rewarding, and a tick on our bucket lists! Highly recommend Etna est/Get your Guide FYI…definitely take the offered pole! We bought our own walking boots, but you can get them at the meeting point. You need layers, and everything recommended on the site! I would take 2 hats (one thermal) gloves & a “neck snood” in your back pack. Also we took tissues, boiled sweets (as it gets dry in areas) and we took 3 litres each of water! It was a beautiful stunning sunny October day, and a brisk wind further up! Absolutely incredible experience” (5 stars) - “Luca was a great guide as he slowly and patiently led a large group of people with differing hiking skills across cooled lava flows and down scree. The changing landscape was magnificent and Luca informed us of so much. We felt safe with the guide as he had access to information about the vagaries of the magnificent Mt Etna.” (5 stars) - “The guide, Luca, was great and very reliable! He took all the measurements for our safety and his explanations about the Etna and vulcania were amazing! It was a beautiful experience!” (5 stars) - “Luca was an amazing guide, his knowledge and experience was second to none, would highly recommend.” (5 stars) **There’s nothing else needed** Finocchiaro Carmelo Owner of Etna est
    Written 10 November 2022
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    Johan Jacob Mohr
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2022 • Couples
    A very professional company. Good information beforehand. A very friendly guide. Took us both to flowing lava and not the least through some very breathtaking landscapes. A super tour for the outdoor entusiast. Ps: Boots is a must, due to the sharp lava blocks/stones. Of course your can wear hiking shoes, but it slows down the group.
    Written 11 June 2022
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    Koutsioumpas
    Rethymnon, Greece24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2019 • Friends
    A group of hikers from Greece! Excellent organized trip by the team of Etna est. Highly recommended -Great professionals with excellent communication. Thank you very match for this amazing experience. Cu soon Sicilian brothers
    Written 3 June 2019
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    itawad
    Toronto, Canada79 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023 • Family
    Amazing and breathtaking experience. Very organised and excellent communication beforehand. Our guide Gueseepo was excellent and funny. You have to try it to really appreciate it. 100% recommended
    Written 7 October 2023
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    GIANNI BATTAGLIA
    Zagreb, Croatia3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2023 • Solo
    A fantastic experience and a special experience to walk through part of the mountain and see the power of nature, all with the excellent guide Luca, who managed to transfer his passion and knowledge to all of us in the group. Top recommendation.
    Written 28 June 2023
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    Becky B
    Sicily, Italy2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    To be honest there isn’t enough information on the excursion details .. it mentions that you would be trekking.. but 5.5 hrs trekking uphill is utterly a different experience.

    I grumbled all the way up trekking the mountain but when reached the summit it was totally worth it.. breath taking views and amazing experience

    But this is not for the faint hearted, one must have the appropriate trekking shoes and must be fit and not be scared of heights, this is an uphill trek and also has a little of bouldering
    Written 29 August 2021
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    Sébastien
    Brussels, Belgium5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Me and two friends choose the Etna summit activity and despite the impossibility to go to the top of the Etna due to bad conditions since December, it was a really good experience with a super guide !
    Written 21 August 2021
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    Make Antwerp Great Again - City Guide
    Antwerp, Belgium14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A varied excursion with the Jeep and on foot. Dario was our excellent guide with a high level of knowledge about the fauna and flora of Etna.
    You don't go to the top of Etna. But the walk through the moonscape is spectacular. Ask for guide Dario!
    Google
    Written 3 April 2024
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    Mª Carmen A
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2023 • Family
    It is a unique experience. We climbed to 3000 m. It is the closest you can get to the main craters and it is necessary to go up with a guide.
    There are many companies that offer guided tours, but be careful because the price does not include the phone line (50 euros) and not the 4x4 vehicle that will take you to the highest part (28 euros).
    We went to the base on the south face of Etna, there is a parking lot and the funicular as well as many companies that offer different tours.
    We directly hired the phone, the 4x4 vehicle and a guide there, it cost us 78 euros per person, you can also choose to pay the phone (50 euros) and climb on foot to 2950m, although this option does not include the guide.
    And there are even people who climb from the parking lot to the highest craters on foot, but you need to be well equipped, be in shape and spend several hours.
    Hiring the guide was a success, because they are experts, they explain everything very well and make you enjoy the visit much more, even though few speak Spanish.
    The landscape and views are impressive.
    We were able to see the flow of the last eruption, the one that occurred from August 13 to 15 of this year (barely 15 days ago when we went)
    You realize the power of nature and you feel very, very small.
    I recommend, even if it is summer, to be prepared with warm clothing and good footwear, the wind is strong up there, and the temperatures drop a lot. Climbing Etna is a unique experience.
    Google
    Written 2 September 2023
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    Bri
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was an incredible experience, breathtakingly beautiful.
    We were at the top of the craters and it was very impressive how suddenly the play of colors spread out after the barren monsoon landscape and the mountain seemed alive.
    Luca, our guide, was very, very nice. Thank you Luca!
    I have to say, though, that we as a group agreed to change the tour because the conditions were good. After the cable car, we took jeep buses to go further up, which cost an extra 28, and it was worth it! It's already time and effort enough to get up. We met at 8.15/8.30 and didn't get back down until just before 4 p.m.
    All in all, I would definitely book a tour and not go on your own, you shouldn't go up there without a guide and you'll be told to turn back because it can be dangerous.
    I definitely recommend it!
    (It was a bit strenuous for my 13-year-old son...)
    Google
    Written 3 August 2023
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