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Summit Craters 3300mt:Guide Service+Cable car+jeep(one way)from Rifugio Sapienza provided by Guide Vulcanologiche Etna Nord

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Summit Craters 3300mt:Guide Service+Cable car+jeep(one way)from Rifugio Sapienza

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 27/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 27/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Esagonal
    Piazzale Funivia Etna Sud, 95030 Nicolosi CT, Italy
    The appointment is at 8:30 AM at parking in front of Esagonal Bar. Here the coordinate: Latitude 37.7003505 - Longitude: 14.9988163. We are here with one yellow van.
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    Mount Etna
    Stop: 5 hours - Admission included
    Meeting at the parking lot in front of Esagonal Bar at 08:30, where you will meet your Guides. Initial briefing and buying of the tickets for the cable car (round-trip) and for the 4x4 jeeps (one way). Detailed description: We will start the trekking along the path that from Torre del Filosofo leads to the Summit Craters of the Etna, through the lavic fields, issued by the recent activities of the South East Crater. After traveling for about 3 km, at a height of 3250 mt, we will reach the western portion of the summit crater terrace, where it will be possible to admire the stateliness of the Central Crater. The trekking will continue along the crater wall, before starting the downhill on the steep, but funny trip back path, constituted by ash and volcanic scoria, along the southern portion of the summit cone, that will allow us to walk back till a height of 2500 mt for a total of 9,5 km (round-trip).
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  • You'll end at
    Esagonal
    Piazzale Funivia Etna Sud, 95030 Nicolosi CT, Italy
    The appointment is at 8:30 AM at parking in front of Esagonal Bar. Here the coordinate: Latitude 37.7003505 - Longitude: 14.9988163. We are here with one yellow van.
    See address & details
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Departure Point
Esagonal, Piazzale Funivia Etna Sud, 95030 Nicolosi CT, Italy
Duration
5h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Licensed Volcano Guide
  • Trekking sticks
  • Helmets
  • Insurance in case of accidents
  • Cable car (round trip) from 1900 mt to 2500 mt + Jeep 4x4 (one way) from 2500 mt to 2900 mt
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Etna
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Transport service from your accommodation
  • Hat and gloves (during autumn, winter and spring)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • This type of itinerary, in relation to the type, is suited to people in good physical health, not suffering from particular diseases (breathing ones, or hypertension).
  • The excursion could be subjected to variations at the discretion of the Guides, or it could be interrupted in case of changes of the environmental, climatic or volcanic conditions, so as to undermine the safety of the entire group.
  • For the success of the excursion and for its correct carrying out, it’s good to know perfectly your health conditions and, if necessary, let the Guide know about them, in order to reduce the occurrence of any problems and to avoid any risks.
  • The excursion will be carried out according to the limits established by the ordinance in force published by the competent authorities in case of volcanic explosions, the volcano guides must respect it. In this case the guides must stop where it is still safe to arrive for the safety of the entire group.
  • The route consists of the ascent and the walking along the crater edges, this may cause dizziness to susceptible individuals.
  • We recommend not to use contact lens, because of the exhaled volcanic gases and of ash. This last one could easily cause problems, if pushed.
  • The trekking requires a discrete preparation on a physical level. Being a path that develops at high altitude, it will be easy to accuse symptoms of fatigue. It is required attention, since it is a volcanic active area, subjected to constant gaseous exhalations and composed by a soil constituted by inconsistent and unstable rocks.
  • Without adequate shoes you are not covered by insurance.
  • Pregnant women who have passed the third month of pregnancy are not allowed to take part to any excursion activity.
  • Because of the continuous and unpredictable evolution of the volcanic activity, the excursions could undergo variations, or, in extreme cases, be cancelled, at the discretion of the guide for safety reasons.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 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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raz1114 wrote a review Oct 2020
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We had two guides domenico and nikos. The general impression we got from domenico was that he wanted to get us up and down as fast as possible. This meant physically pushing my friend who was struggling and was already losing her footing, from the back with his hand. If she
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Response from guidevulcanologichee, Manager at Summit Craters 3300mt:Guide Service+Cable car+jeep(one way)from Rifugio Sapienza
Responded 20 Oct 2020
Hello We are very sorry that you did not appreciate our service. Our guide Domenico will be admonished for this. However it seems very strange that he was not very kind, unfortunately there are rules to be respected, since the top of Etna is closed, the groups have limited hours of permanence at high altitude. This thing is not easy to manage and always worries the Guides who have so many responsibilities, and can pay dearly for non-compliance with the regulations. In fact, it is not allowed to stay for too long in areas considered to be at risk. Surely the guide must behave appropriately, in order to guarantee the best possible experience to the whole group, in compliance with the rules and times that each guide has available. Despite these regulations, the guides are always committed to guaranteeing the best to our customers, for the whole 2020 season we have received only positive reviews that had never made us think of problems of this type, in fact it seems a little strange to us, anyway however, your review will help us to improve our commitment to always offer the best quality service.
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Gilles W wrote a review Oct 2020
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A very special experience! But, it really depends on the weather. The climb up was clear, but once at the top, very clouded. We couldnt see anything of the crater. Luckely we had a good view before and the hike up there was enjoyable. Daniele was a friendly and social guide!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Biljana B wrote a review Oct 2020
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Perfect organisation, profecional quidance. Lucky to have excellent weather conditions, I mean was sunny clear day but followed with cold wind on the way. I edvice to have nice warm jacket and gloves for the climb. Standing landscape, smoke and lava eruptions. Highly
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Manon wrote a review Sep 2020
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+ Strict in keeping/abiding to COVID 19 measures + One of the first to ascend the top + Extended information by knowledgeable guides + Good equipment for rent + Take care of group safety + Well reachable; I Booked late in the evening though web and WhatsApp, worked out perfectly.
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little_miss_perfect wrote a review Sep 2020
Essex, United Kingdom230 contributions42 helpful votes
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We had booked for a Saturday but the trip was cancelled the day before as bad weather was forecast. We changed to the Sunday and the same thing happened again but luckily for us the weather was perfect and we were able to go on Monday. We drove there- you meet at 8.30 outside
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About the operator

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By: Guide Vulcanologiche Etna Nord
Isabella G
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Great day!
We wanted to reach the top of Etna and we did with a great guide! Everything was very good organized and the equipm
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JesperTravel24
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Hiking mount etna
We visited in October. There is no need to carry a coat with you, they provide this. Note: it is very cold on the t
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jelsesser
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A must have on your sicily trip!
The tour with Mikos was amazing! We were thinking of doing the tour by ourselves, but we would have never found thi
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ben s
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Etna, with Daniele
This is a fairly gentle walk, with some slightly tougher bits. My mother in law is 69 and reasonably fit and she ma
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VicMeli
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What a success
Our guides Vincenzo and Domenico were just amazing, so knowledgeable and supportive of each team members needs. I w
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JonathanHarold
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Fantastic Introduction to Mount Etna
We didn't know what to expect, but it seemed wrong to visit Linguaglossa and not see Mount Etna up close. The enthu
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DinglishGirl
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Really informative and fun hike with a beautiful view all around!
A brilliant tour by a well informed tour guide (thank you Nikos!). Meeting at Piano Provenzana, we went on a 2.5 ho
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Rubenszzs
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Great experience
I would recommend you to visit the Etna with Guide Vulcanologiche Etna Nord. It was a very nice experience with an
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clarkyUK
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Hard work but worth it
We took a trip to the top of Etna - 3300ft. Vincenzo our guide was superb, really knew his stuff. Our group was mad
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ArnieL44
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Gentle walk along dramatic sceneries with a passionate guide
Fairly easy walk to the craters left by the 2002 eruption. Very impressive landscape. Our guide (Daniele) made many
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imapassenger
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Incredible experience on the Volcano
What to say to describe it, if you come in Sicily you must do this experience. The guide Vincenzo is an incredible
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808ignasb
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Amazing experience
Very well organised, the guide spoke in perfect English. The whole trip was amazing. The guide told everything you
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benoitj616
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Fantastic tour with Domenico
We had a very interesting tour of the 2002 Vulcan's of the Etna and enjoyed very much to experience this on site, s
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Famigliadinoi
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Beautifull tour
We appreciated the variety of the things we saw: the plants, the views, the divers types of soil and of corse the c
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menenlenr
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Perfect Etna experience
Our guide Daniele was very good, gave us an unique Etna experience! Every money spend was worthwile! For only 3euro
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