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Address: Piazza XI Febbraio, 95012, Castiglione di Sicilia, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 347 940 1100
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This trip is not just for those interested in geology: anyone who loves...

This trip is not just for those interested in geology: anyone who loves nature and breathtaking landscapes should join us on this special excursion. Our 4X4 vehicles allow us to visit the unspoiled natural beauty that makes Mount Etna so famous, while avoiding the crowds of tourists. Enjoy extraordinary scenery, ancient forests, black lava fields left from previous eruptions, volcanic craters, lava caves and other natural wonders accessible only to those with the right set of tires.

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Took my Son to experience Sicily and we where lucky to have Alfio as our tour guide of Mount Etna, his Knowledge of the Volcano was exceptional and he ensured we have a great day... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my Son to experience Sicily and we where lucky to have Alfio as our tour guide of Mount Etna, his Knowledge of the Volcano was exceptional and he ensured we have a great day both in the 4X4 with his explanations but also the walk over the Volcanos was amazing

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We were very keen to visit the steaming summit of Mount Etna and our hotel arranged a tour for us with Etnalcantara. I was a little concerned initially as I had been unable to book with the other companies rated higher on Tripadvisor as they were all full but I need not have feared as we had the most superb... More 

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Travelled by cruise ship into Messina where we were met (at 9am) by our friendly guide in his 4x4. All through the 1 hour drive to Etna, he was chatting and pointing out interesting sights along the way. Our guide's English was amazing - his vocabulary was better than some English people I know! As we reached the foot of... More 

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Koersel, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

A sunny but very windy thus cold day on top of the Etna. The day started at 09.30 and ended 17.00 hrs and in between we had a very nice,knowledgeable in every aspect and good driver named Francesco. he showed us all the nice spots including the river canyon and told us many., many things about the Etna, Sicily and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

Having planned our Sicilian trip well in advance I overlooked booking our Etna/Alcantra Gorge tour with another operator who is No 1 on Tripadvisor. Needless to say they and several others were already booked. Our hotel receptionist did a great job in arranging this booking with Etnalcantra. Our guide was Francesco who was very good up until lunch but fell... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

Highly recommend this tour operator. I was travelling solo and was picked up by a great tour guide named Francesco who was not only very professional and knowledgeable about the volcano, its surrounding areas and vegetation but he went beyond of being accommodating and I could not have expected a better guide or excursion. The tour was a good mix... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

Our family of four took a private 4x4 tour of Mt. Etna on a cruise port stop in Giardini Naxos in August. We were picked up at 1000 (earliest tender arrival for our ship) and made our initial stop in Linguaglossa for excellent cappucino and cannolli. At Mt. Etna, our excellent guide explained features of a number of different eruptions... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

We did a full 4 x 4 day. Collection from our hotel at 9 am & dropped off at 6. Great suggestion of lunch at the gambino winery. Great communication by email from the guys and a lovely guide who spoke great English. Thanks!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

I've never experienced such an incredible tour with such incredible guide like Alfio and Mirco! They were so much fun and knowledgeable! The scenery was amazing! The hike was a bot challenging sometimes but they said "piano piano" so we could breath and walk nicely 😆! We got the full day tour and Alfio and Mirco have good english (with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015 via mobile

Really good tour with a very knowledgeable guide, Alfio, who knew a significant amount about volcanology and local history. He also took us to bonus sites after the mountain tour was finished. Highly, highly recommended

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