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Excursion to the top of Mount Etna - Only Guide Service provided by Guide Vulcanologiche Etna Nord

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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.
Overview
Discover the top of the highest active volcano in Europe with a licensed Volcanological Guide.This place, rich in charm,put together the man's curiosity and the mysterious face of the volcano. - Possibility of renting shoes or jackets on site. Schedule: Meeting at the parking lot in front of Esagonal Bar at 08:30. Departure planned at 09:00AM. Initial briefing and buying of the tickets for the cable car (round-trip) and for the 4x4 jeeps (one way). Arrival at a height of 2500 mt with the cable car. Departure with 4x4 jeeps towards Torre del Filosofo at a height of 2900 mt. Start of the trekking route of 3 km till the Summit Craters - altitude 3250 mt. Trekking downhill for 6,5 km till the arrival point of the cable at a height of 2500 mt. Trip back to Rifugio Sapienza, 1800 mt. Total time:5 hours Total kilometres:9,5 km Difficulty:For excursionists accustomed to walk at altitude - E (Excursionists). Recommended equipment: K-way/ Hat and gloves (according to the season)/ Long pants.
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Departure Point
Piazzale Rifugio Sapienza, Unnamed Road, 95030, 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
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Etna
Exclusions
  • Lunch bag
  • cable - car (round-trip) from 1900 mt to 2500 mt
  • 4×4 jeeps (one way) from 2500 mt to 2900 mt
  • 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.
  • The excursion will be carried out according to the limits laid down by the ordinance in force.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 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.
  • 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 10 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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jelsesser wrote a review Oct 2020
Cologne, Germany4 contributions1 helpful vote
The tour with Mikos was amazing! We were thinking of doing the tour by ourselves, but we would have never found this perfect route, including the main and most important craters, the most beautiful viewpoitns and Pictures. We also learned a lot a lot about vulcanos. An
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Date of experience: October 2020
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AngS wrote a review Sep 2019
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We did the summit tour to Mt Etna in September. Unfortunately we could not walk up to 3300m because of volcanic activity, but the trip was worth it anyway. Our guide explained a lot of geological things and we saw some small eruptions from our path just a few hundred metres
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Date of experience: September 2019
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HiDayna wrote a review Jul 2019
Brooklyn, New York8 contributions
Domenico taught us so much about Etna and took us on a very interesting path with lots of different details and views of the volcano. It was a simple path so it's not too challenging, highly recommended.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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797marybethr wrote a review Jul 2019
Fairfax Station, United States30 contributions7 helpful votes
We went to the summit craters with our guide, Nikos, and it was an amazing experience! The booking process was easy, communication great, all the details totally taken care of. Nikos did a perfect job of pacing the trekking so that it never felt difficult. He did a great job of
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Goldflamex wrote a review Jul 2019
Fuerth, Germany2 contributions
Wow, wow, wow! The tour up to Etna definitely was our highlight of our entire trip through Sicily. We needed two attempts for hiking up there, because the first day there was a thunderstorm up the summit. The next day the weather god was on our side, so we started our excursion.
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By: Guide Vulcanologiche Etna Nord
jakah2018
jakah2018
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Nice trip
We really enjoyed the trip. Guide was great and gave us a lot of interesting information about Etna.
Isabella G
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
JesperTravel24
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
raz1114
raz1114
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Mt etna was amazing to visit but the experience was tarnished by our guide
We had two guides domenico and nikos. The general impression we got from domenico was that he wanted to get us up a
Gilles W
Gilles W
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Great experience but depends on the weather
A very special experience! But, it really depends on the weather. The climb up was clear, but once at the top, very
ben s
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
VicMeli
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
BiljanaB99
BiljanaB99
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Great Experience on amazing day. Grazie mille
Perfect organisation, profecional quidance. Lucky to have excellent weather conditions, I mean was sunny clear day
manonvW5259UX
manonvW5259UX
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Great excursion by knowledgeable guides
+ Strict in keeping/abiding to COVID 19 measures + One of the first to ascend the top + Extended information by kno
little_miss_perfect
little_miss_perfect
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Do not miss this!!!
We had booked for a Saturday but the trip was cancelled the day before as bad weather was forecast. We changed to t
sianb123
sianb123
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Amazing day
This tour is fantastic. We had a beautiful clear day but god it was windy! Take all the equipment offered from the
JonathanHarold
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
ombrettal2019
ombrettal2019
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When a dream became true
This was my dream since a child. The reality of it has been above my expectations so far. "La signora Etna" is aliv
876aleksanders
876aleksanders
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Excellent tour with Nicos
We have nice weather and walking with quite easy tempo.. and interesting explanation of Etna history by Nicos.
federicam118
federicam118
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Absolute Must for your Sicily Trip
We booked this trip to end our 2-week tour of Sicily in a memorable way..and have to say that this was an absolute
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