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Etna Summit Excursion

By Etna Est
Recommended by 94% of travellers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
₹4,347.77
per adult
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₹4,347.77
per adult

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Ages 6-70, max of 20 per group
Duration:6h
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Ticket type:Mobile
English, Italian


  • Professional guide
  • Trekking shoes
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Cable car tickets up 2500m


Departure details
  • SP92, 95030 Nicolosi CT, Italy Piazzale Crateri Silvestri - 95030 - Nicolosi
Return details
  • Returns to original departure 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
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Not recommended for people who are not fit
  • Not recommended for children under 10 yrs old, excepted for children used to walk on mountains
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • 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
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Etna Summit Excursion?
Etna Summit Excursion price starts from ₹ 4,305.92. Discover and book Etna Summit Excursion on Tripadvisor
What is the Etna Summit Excursion cancellation policy?
Etna Summit Excursion cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Etna Summit Excursion on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Etna Summit Excursion?
Etna Summit Excursion is hosted by Etna Est. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Etna Est on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Etna Summit Excursion on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Etna Summit Excursion?
On average, this experience will take approximately 6h. Discover and book Etna Summit Excursion on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 19917P6

About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Bianca A
Bianca A
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Great day on Etna and the surroundings
The program was just as advertised. The trip was beautiful, Janice was very well informed and explained lots of thi
92nicklausd
92nicklausd
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Satisfied
Daniel led a great tour and was very knowledgeable on Mt. Edna and the surrounding area. Great tour!
W1681JQrachela
W1681JQrachela
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Top quality tour with a great guide. Would definitely recommend. Ideal for a family.
Do we have to pick one part? It was a great experience from start to finish. Just right for our family of four. It'
pfmWashington
pfmWashington
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A most peasant 6 hours!
Enjoyable experience with Leonardo. This young man worked quite hard. He drove, gave a running commentary of the
230majh
230majh
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Fantastic experience, especially hiking on Mount Etna and seing the old craters
Excellent visit to Mount Etna. Great to be picked up at our hotel, and guided to key areas of Etna and learn about
Vistana11
Vistana11
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Covid got me
We booked this trip for the 21st Sept and could not go on the day as I tested positive for covid on a cruise ship.
heidibZ3435IE
heidibZ3435IE
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A great excursion
Daniel was an excellent guide, knowledgable, friendly and truly personable! The drive up through the forest was jus
Beatriz V
Beatriz V
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Visit to Mamma Etna
We visited Park Etna with a small group from Catania. The guide (Janet) was excellent, she was on time at the meet
thenicols35
thenicols35
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Mount Etna in the rain
Daniele was a first guide who despite the poor weather kept the tour interesting and still made it magical
debratV1507YG
debratV1507YG
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Great
Very caring people and a slow pace for us older ones lots of information picked up at convenient place and very fri
isabellew598
isabellew598
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Great experience!
It was a great experience! We got picked up and brought back at our doorstep. We went with a little van with 9 pers
Lauren L
Lauren L
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Terrible service
The driver didn’t pick us at at our address the one they messaged me the night before. We were standing outside 20
B2030XTjohnnya
B2030XTjohnnya
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Great experience & guide
This was an amazing afternoon and evening - very smoothly run, highly knowledgeable tour guide (Daniele), and a gre
camille_031
camille_031
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Perfect moment !!
A huge thanks to all of you for this very beautiful afternoon and sunset at Etna. From the booking to the hiking, y
T9416BLeliab
T9416BLeliab
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Great Etna tour with Janet: absolutely recommended!
We had a great tour with Janet on 09 August in the morning. The tour in the morning was perfect because the weather
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Weronika Dziarnowska
2 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Amazing experience, our guide spoke English well and took us to many different craters so we saw a lot. The views are worth the long hike! Also the pace was not too fast so we didn’t struggle too much. Transfer to Etna is not included in the price but the tour agency arranged a transfer service for us for an extra fee.
Written 6 November 2022
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Charlene P
Singapore, Singapore52 contributions
Once in a lifetime experience to see the summit of Mount Etna. Felt very safe and in good hands with Etna Est and guide Luka who was knowledgeable and entertaining. I have a phobia of descending but with Luka, no problem! We had amazing weather, great visibility and learnt a lot about volcanoes. But the climb/ hike does require a basic level of fitness. It’s truly once in a lifetime as you will not see the same landscape twice given how active the volcano is. Cannot recommend this enough.
Written 22 September 2022
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Johan Jacob Mohr
1 contribution
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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Daveydoggg
West Chester40 contributions
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
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Written 6 November 2022
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EtnaEst
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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Koutsioumpas
Rethymnon, Greece23 contributions
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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Becky B
Sicily, Italy2 contributions
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
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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