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Sunset Mount Etna Tour from Taormina

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    What to Expect
    Greet your courteous host at a central Taormina location and climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan destined for Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe. Admire breathtaking scenery as you begin to ascend the sloping side of the mighty volcano, listening to fascinating facts from your guide as you travel. 

    On arrival at an altitude of 5,906 feet (1,800 meters) above sea level, clamber into a powerful 4x4 jeep to continue your journey to Mount Etna’s upper craters. Disembark at the volcano’s higher peaks and delve into the fascinating history of the volcano as you behold petrified rivers of lava.

    Capture photographs of dramatic craters and hear exhilarating tales of past eruptions while watching the sun’s majestic descent. Absorb vistas of the Sicilian hills bathed in fiery orange light and then return to your jeep for the short journey to a restaurant at the foot of Mount Etna. 

    Pleasure your palate with meals from a traditional Sicilian menu (own expense) while chatting with your fellow explorers. Sated, return to the coach and relax during the journey back to Taormina, where the tour concludes.
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    Departure Point
    Via Luigi Pirandello, 36c, 98039 Taormina ME, Italy
    Duration
    8h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Transport by air-conditioned coach and jeep
    • Tour multilingual escort/host
    • Entry/Admission - Craters Silvestri of Mount Etna
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Wind jacket and boots rental
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Warm clothes and comfortable shoes are recommended
    • Multilingual tour
    • Ascent by off-road jeeps up to the authorized crater area at approximately 3,000 meters escorted by licensed guides of the CAI (Italian Alpine Club). Possibility to admire the sunset at a safe distance from the central crater. The darkness makes it possible to observe better an eventual volcanic activity
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed July 18, 2019

    Etna is a beautiful place, and being able to walk across the landscape, take in the views, and experience the sunset there is a special experience. Our guide did a good job, and even went out of his way to help a fellow traveler who...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Jeff_in_Brooklyn
    Traveler57455648382, Guest Relations Manager at SAT Group Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2019

    Dear Jeff_in, receiving your review is such a pleasure! It shows a particular appreciation on our organization, underlining the human factor which is a very important part of our job. Hospitality is an important issue and we like to give the best of uS. Greetings...More

    Reviewed October 9, 2018

    We booked two tours through SAT while we were in Taormina. Frederico was incredibly helpful and supportive in providing guidance and accommodating our needs. The opportunity to be on Mount Etna was amazing. Our guide was knowledgeable and answered questions. I highly recommend SAT and...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank Resort305657
    Freetraveller39, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at SAT Group Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2018

    Hello Resort305657, Federico is so happy to receive your appreciation and we are extremely proud to have such a feedback form you! Thank you so much. Arrivederci! Guest Relation Manager SAT Group

    Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

    We’ve booked this tour just 24 hours in advance and the booking website confirmed the booking with outdated departure times which made us miss the bus. However, SAT Group was amazingly helpful and went the extra mile so that we could still join the group....More

    1  Thank Oliviasky
    Freetraveller39, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at SAT Group Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2018

    Hello Oliviasky, we absolutely remember you! We made it to let you participate despite the problem with the departure time. Happy for that! Thank you for the amazing pictures, incredible souvenir! Arrivederci! Guest Relations Manager SAT Group

    Reviewed August 8, 2018

    We stood at the bus stop waiting for are lift in temperatures over 32c, not knowing that in 2 hours, we would be freezing in the ice cold winds of Etna. Apart from the cold, the whole experience was amazing. It is very important that...More

    Date of experience: July 2018
    4  Thank Nigel R
    Reviewed June 20, 2018

    A waste of money. We paid 130 euros each and the weather was appalling. Most of us never got out of the 'jeep' ( it isn't really a jeep..more of an eight-wheeled coach thingy). What's more we had to hire jackets at 4 euros each...More

    Date of experience: June 2018
    1  Thank Frank T
    Freetraveller39, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at SAT Group Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2018

    Hello northamptonoldby, we recognize you, you are the same customer that has been refunded with the 50% of the total amount after receiving the following letter from our Customer Care Manager. We do believe that it is not fair to receive the 50% refund for...More

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