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Etna excursion provided by Panorama Sicilia

Etna excursion
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Recommended by 98% of travelers
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Free cancellation
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
5–6 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
10
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Why choose our guides for an exciting excursion on Etna? Because Angela, Maria Grazia and Daniele will accompany you with professionalism and passion, making you feel at home, along the paths of Etna, choosing the path together. A deep experience to discover the beauties of MAMMA ETNA!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian, French
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Italian, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 152294P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Helmets and torches for the cave
Exclusions
  • Before our appointment we will tell you where you can make sandwiches
  • Transport
Duration
5–6 hours
Departure details
  • 95019 Zafferana Etnea, Metropolitan city of Catania, Italy Meeting at 9.30 am at Piazzale della Regione Siciliana
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Inclusions
  • Helmets and torches for the cave
Exclusions
  • Before our appointment we will tell you where you can make sandwiches
  • Transport
Departure details
  • 95019 Zafferana Etnea, Metropolitan city of Catania, Italy Meeting at 9.30 am at Piazzale della Regione Siciliana
Duration
5–6 hours
Return details
  • cave of robbers, SP2/I-II, 2A, 95024 Acireale CT, Italy
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jul 22, 2020
A note from Etna excursion
Covid-Free experience Our guides, following a course with an institution accredited by MIUR, are certified to guarantee your safety. Our excursion meets the standards necessary to counter the spread of Covid-19.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Zafferana Etnea
    95019 Zafferana Etnea, Metropolitan city of Catania, Italy
    Meeting at 9.30 am at Piazzale della Regione Siciliana
    See address & details
  • 1
    Monti Sartorius
    Stop: 5 hours
    We propose an excursion where you can admire the beautiful landscapes that only a majestic volcano like Mount Etna can offer. We will cross lava flows, we will walk on some craters and we will visit a cave of lava flow in absolute safety. Etna is rich in routes and we can choose together the route to follow, even in person when we meet for the excursion, especially according to your needs; in any case we guides will be at your complete disposal and will let you experience the volcano in all its fullness!
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  • You'll end at
    cave of robbers
    SP2/I-II, 2A, 95024 Acireale CT, Italy
    See address & details
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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92 reviews
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santo davide n
1 contribution
Couples
Mario was a great guide, we learned so much about Etna, it's history, the geology, as well as the history of the Sicilian people.
He was so passionate and generous with his time and made sure we understood everything.
I would reccommend this to anyone who wants a leisurely but educational morning tour along the slopes of Etna.
Thank you so much for everything!!!
Written December 18, 2019
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Lida1983
Hamburg, Germany9 contributions
Our guide,Maria-Gracia, gave as a lots of interesting information about "The Lady". That's how Etna is called by the locals. The best was, that we had her full attention, cause there weren't 1000 other tourists, as seen later on the tour. That's the biggest plus on this tour, the guide is booked only for you and we can highly recommend it. Mary knows everything about the Lady and can answer every question! Great day because she made it perfect!
ps: don't forget the suncream, you can get a sunburn out there very quickly. 😉
Written August 12, 2019
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Nikolay Usov
5 contributions
Solo
In that day the weather was the worst during my stay in Sicily, but my busy schedule did not allowed other variants for the trip to Etna. Two guides organized my trip to volcano – Ambra and Daniele. It was fantastic tour! Not only because of the fact that I am a novice and saw mauntains mostly in books and TV, being inhabitant of plains. Deep knowledge of my guides of local geography, history and volcanology made our trip an impression for the rest of my life! It is not a figure of speech! It was also a short introduction to Italy, for I travelled there for the first time. Fog, cold and hail prevented us from going higher, but, I believe, it was only the first step! Thank you, Ambra and Daniele! I hope to make the second step...
Written May 2, 2019
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Fred_hal
Ottawa, Canada14 contributions
Couples
Maria is very personably and guides small groups. She was incredibly informative and took us out for a whole day at Etna. The value in her tour can not be touched by other local guides. Maria speaks English and communicates well.
Written October 2, 2018
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Ingrid B
13 contributions
Couples
I have always wanted to visit an active volcano and with the wonderful guidance of Maria Grazia my dream came true. Etna is a brooding presence form many vantage points on Sicily. Driving through the villages in her foothills, hiking along the black paths, seeing the hardened lava flow and setting foot on her craters created great excitement. My husband and I felt very fortunate to have the most personable, informed and passionate guide in Maria. She speaks English, French and of course Italian. When the weather turned bad Maria knew how to manage our experience, handle the risks and time our visit to the crater. She lent me a waterproof jacket and I felt safe knowing Maria was very skilled and highly trained.
I loved learning about the indigenous birch trees and sampling the sorrel that grows out of the blackened earth. The views across the mountains and the lateral craters werre astonishing. The visit to the cave was exceptional also and made the day truly memorable. Maria is a not only a brilliant guide but she is a fabulous person to spend time with. Even after the tour we had fun chats on Whats App sorting out the names of certain plants. A spectacular day. Can’t recommend Panorama Sicilia enough!
Written June 21, 2018
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cachilleo
Gnesta, Sweden28 contributions
Friends
I was recommended this tour guide by a colleague of mine and it did not disappoint. Maria Grazia is extremely friendly and adjusts the tour for the participants. I went with my 74 year old mother and we were joined by another family with a teenage child. Great tour that I highly recommend!
Written August 13, 2017
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RadkaBrno
Brno15 contributions
Couples
We spent wonderful day visiting Etna and Alcantara with a brilliant tour guide Maria Grazia. She gave us lots of information about the sights we visited and about the region as well. It was very pleasant experience for us and we can recommend it to all travellers.
Thank you Maria.:-)
Written August 22, 2016
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Nertusya
Moscow, Russia8 contributions
Friends
My experience of visiting Etna with Maria in one word could be described as awesome!
Highly recommended!

It was very interesting to listen to Maria's explanations. She is passionate about the region!
We also went to the wine testing which wasn't on a tour initially, but we really wanted to add.
Written May 17, 2016
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Wisewitch55
Manchester, UK3 contributions
Couples
We were encouraged by earlier reviews to book our trip to Etna with Maria Grazia - and we are so glad we did. For a start, she made things very easy for us by coming to our hotel in Aci Castello to collect us, which we really appreciated as we'd arrived fairly late the night before - and she brought us back at the end of a most interesting and enjoyable day.

Before we set off, she gave us the option of visiting the south face of Etna (where Rifugio Sapienza is situated and most visitors tend to go) or the north face. We chose the north face, which is less visited and offers the opportunity to walk on the 'Sartorius Mounts'. These are hills surrounding ancient craters formed in the course of lava flows dating back to 1865. It's not like walking on Iceland's lava flows, which can be jagged and may shred all but the toughest walking boots; it involves walking on black clinker-like material that shifts slightly underfoot - but Maria Grazia kindly lent us her walking pole, so we had no difficulty at all.

We had no idea that Etna is such a huge and complex volcano system - quite unlike simple Stromboli, apparently. We learned so much from Maria Grazia about Etna's four summit craters and its countless flank craters, about its unique plants and trees, about the crisis engineering undertaken by local towns that find themselves in the path of lava flows, and the difficulties faced by people who man the rifugios (one recently sustained damage costing around 60,000 Euros when its solar panels were hit by volcanic 'pili' crash-landing on them during an eruption).

Maria Grazia also took us INTO Etna, supplying safety helmets and a rope down which we abseiled into a cave system (the 'snow caves') formed centuries ago by cooling lava tubes - and she told us about the people who lived in the cave in previous centuries, harvesting the snow.

All in all a brilliant informative and enjoyable day - with the added benefit of sunny, dry, very still weather that meant there wasn't a sound to hear apart from our own breathing! Very inspiring and relaxing.
Written October 10, 2015
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Pollito003
Brighton, UK2 contributions
Couples
We had a wonderful day with Maria Grazia and Angela at Etna. They were very informative, kind and extremely helpful. We spent most of our day with Maria Grazia, (who speaks very good English) who came to pick us up at our hotel in the morning and dropped us at the door at the end of our amazing day. My husband is a geologist and very adventurous, and I don't like heights and I am generally scared of everything! Maria Grazia somehow managed to keep us both very happy during the whole day, she listened to all our needs and we both truly enjoyed the experience. I highly recommend booking your trip to Etna with Maria Grazia and Angela.
Written September 7, 2015
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