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Vendicari Nature Reserve Tour

Vendicari Nature Reserve Tour

By Sicily Unearthed
per adult
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Ages 6-85
Duration: 4–5 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English, Italian
Features animals

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
What's not included
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks

Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We'll meet you at Apollo Temple or at your hotel. The pick up will be up 9 o'clock.
  • Temple of Apollo, Largo XXV Luglio, 96100 Siracusa SR, Italy
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 158935P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

How much is Vendicari Nature Reserve Tour?
Vendicari Nature Reserve Tour price starts from $96.86. Discover and book Vendicari Nature Reserve Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Vendicari Nature Reserve Tour cancellation policy?
Vendicari Nature Reserve Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Vendicari Nature Reserve Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Vendicari Nature Reserve Tour?
Vendicari Nature Reserve Tour is hosted by Sicily Unearthed. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Sicily Unearthed on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Vendicari Nature Reserve Tour on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Vendicari Nature Reserve Tour?
On average, this experience will take approximately 4h. Discover and book Vendicari Nature Reserve Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 158935P2

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About the operator
Sicily Unearthed
Syracuse, Italy
Joined in May 2019

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    Giuseppe Veneziano is a friendly and knowledgeable guide. He picked us up on time, kept the conversation going all day, and constantly made sure we were being safe and having a good time. If you want a guide who is personable and knows about volcanoes, then you should definitely book an outing with Giuseppe. We're definitely going to book with him again on our next trip to Sicily.
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    Great guide, fun was had by all
    We had a great time! Mt Edna was awesome and Guiseppe was a great guide. If you’re wondering if this is the tour for you, it is. Guiseppe will make it fun. Just go!!
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    The fully satyafying day at Mt Etna.
    The tour is well-tailored to the time of the year, weather, and conditions; beautiful and instructive. It is of average physical demands, offering splendid vistas, and leading through picturesque landscape for a total of ca 6 km. One gets a competent and friendly guiding from Giuseppe, telling about the geological structure of Mt Etna, the biology of the Natipnal Park, as well as about the culture and even economy of the region. The pick-up from Siracusa works very well, with sufficient choice of the meeting points and comfortable car travel. Finally: a rewarding and satysfying full day experience. Highly recommendable.
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4 reviews
Very good

Renate 8
1 contribution
Sep 2022
With Giuseppe as our guide, we had a very good experience in the Vendicari reserve. With his knowledge about the nature and history of the place, we learned a lot and it made our visite more enjoyable. We learned about the local plants, the history of the area and we spotted migratory birds. I would recommend visiting Vendicari in spring. We were there in the first half of September and it was really hot. In spring time, it is supposed to more beautiful with lots of flowers and the temperature will be more comfortable.
Written September 13, 2022
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Lucy M
2 contributions
May 2022
We enjoyed our guided walk with Guiseppe very much. He was very well informed about the natural history of the area, particularly the flora. Being local to the area, he was able to link his scientific knowledge to the traditions and way of life here, which was fascinating. He was very attentive to our needs as visitors, picking us up near our apartment and asking if we needed any other help or information. His manner was personable and charming and we would highly commend his tour. Vendicari is a rich environment with many birds to observe, including the flamingos!
Written June 4, 2022
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5 contributions
We were guided through the park for a 3 hour tour by Giuseppe Veneziano. His knowledge of plants and birds and history is extraordinary. We highly recommend him as a tour guide.
Written April 23, 2023
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