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Etna Top Easy provided by Etna Experience Excursions

Etna Top Easy
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from $198.79 per adult
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  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
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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
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
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.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 43812P6
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Snack • Transport service via Jeep (no Off Road) or minibus from Catania • Live commentary on board • Professional guide • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points • Cable car tickets • Trekking shoes, wind jackets, helmets, torches • Entry/Admission - Mount Etna
Exclusions
Souvenirs • Snow Cat tickets (when necessary, during winter time)
Duration
8h
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
We guarantee pick up at meeting point agreed, according to the customers' accommodation.
Airports:
Fontanarossa Airport, Catania, Sicily Italy
Ports:
Port WINTER Coffee, Banchina Centrale, Via Cardinale Dusmet, 95121 Catania CT, Italy
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Snack • Transport service via Jeep (no Off Road) or minibus from Catania • Live commentary on board • Professional guide • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points • Cable car tickets • Trekking shoes, wind jackets, helmets, torches • Entry/Admission - Mount Etna
Exclusions
Souvenirs • Snow Cat tickets (when necessary, during winter time)
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
We guarantee pick up at meeting point agreed, according to the customers' accommodation.
Airports:
Fontanarossa Airport, Catania, Sicily Italy
Ports:
Port WINTER Coffee, Banchina Centrale, Via Cardinale Dusmet, 95121 Catania CT, Italy
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Infant seats available
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
English and Italian guide are always available, French and Spanish are subject to availability. Upon booking, we will confirm you if the language required is available.
Guests need to wear trekking shoes and bring a jacket. We can provide trekking shoes and jackets for free at the moment of the booking if requested.
Children must be accompanied by an adult
May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Vegetarian, vegan, celiac option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
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 8 travelers
Itinerary
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    Mount Etna
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    Spend the day discovering one of the world’s most beautiful and active Volcanoes during this small-group trip to Mt. Etna. Depart in the morning from Catania and head to Rifugio Sapienza at Etna’s base. Travel by cable car and off-road vehicle up to the volcano’s craters, and go for a hike at 3000 meters! Visit a cave of volcanic origins with the equipment provided by us (helmets and torches).
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Guy B
2 contributions
Great experience on Etna
Wonderfull afternoon with sunset.
Janet our guide gave us very good explanations on geology and vulcanology.
Pick-up was done in a very professional way and we felt very welcome.
Tour summary was wonderfull. Etna is a nice experience and the sunset place with diner that Janet gave us was very nice.
Written October 22, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Anna W
18 contributions
Unforgettable experience
Aug 2020
We went with a whole family with small children (one with broken leg). That was one of the most amazing experiences in our lives. Our guide, Janet, geologist, was a great company. She explained us all the details about volcano, its history and processes happening inside and she answered a million of children's questions with a big smile on her face. We really admired her deep knowledge and positive attitude. She adjusted a pace to our capabilities and she knew all those little special places around Etna and took us there. The trip was prepared perfectly, we booked and paid remotely without a need to go to the office. The communication was immediate and preparation of a tour was also great. We were equipped in any missing stuff, like shoes or jackets. But the best was Etna, of course. That day we were super lucky because we were able to see live eruption and lava thrown out from the crater.
Written August 30, 2020
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Johndoeuf
Fontainebleau38 contributions
Fabulous day on Etna with our guide
Jul 2020
We had an amazing day with our guide Jorga. He is very knowledgeable about volcanoes, passionate, and funny. He also shared some anecdotes about life in Sicily during our picnic lunch during which we tasted fantastic food. Spending the entire day on the volcano, and around, is really a great way of falling under its spell. It is a unique experience worth the price for the day.
Written August 24, 2020
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Thomas C.
1 contribution
Excellent
Jul 2020 • Couples
Many thanks to pour guide Janet for this wonderful day! She's very knowledgeable and wants to share her passion, and above all she's very sympathetic and funny !
The organization was also perfect and the tour is easy indeed. We would strongly recommend this tour to anyone willing to discover Etna in a single day, since we discover its top, its flanks and its caves.
Thanks again Janet !

Thomas and Manuela
Written August 5, 2020
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Thomas van Z
2 contributions
Great experience
Mar 2020 • Friends
Great tour, real fun group. Unfortunately, it snowed. This meant that we were not able to go all the way to the top. Nice pizza lunch after. The naturalistic walk en the cave were not that spectaculair. Great day after all and especially a fantastic guide, Sabine aka ‘Lady Etna’.
Written March 10, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dudley5817
Baldwin, Canada86 contributions
Experience with Etna Experience
Mar 2020
Life in Catania is dominated by Mt. Etna so when visiting a trip to the mountain is essential. There are numerous ways to visit the mountain it is huge! You can hike the slopes visit the lower lava fields or try for the top. Even though we visited in winter the first week of March we wanted to go as high as possible on the mountain. After some research we opted for a guided tour. There are numerous from Catania but we opted for Etna experience and we are glad we did.

Things to remember, there are numerous levels to the mountain and the higher you go the higher the price. Make sure you know what you are purchasing. Remember, this is an active volcano and it is a substantial mountain so Mother Nature will ultimately decide how high you go.

Also make sure you know what is included in your tour, is the cable car extra? is the 4x4 after the cable care an additional cost? One of the things we really liked was everything was upfront we didn't have to put our hands in our pockets including extra winter gear coats and boots if we needed them.

We started off warm and dry in Catania and were picked up by Denise our wonderful guide. She was wonderful although its her job I am sure she would pay the company just to show off the mountain to visitors. We had a group of 5 for n English tour 2 from Canada and three from the Netherlands. The mountain is about a 45 minute drive and after numerous twists and turns we arrived part way up the mountain for a coffee stop and to pick up cold weather gear.

By the time we arrived at the Cable Car it was snowing, because its winter there were no line ups. The cable cars are small 6 seaters and they take you up to 2500 meters in about 15 minutes. At this point it is several degrees colder and quite a bit windier. At this point we learnt that this was the highest we would go today. The guides in the 4x4's could have taken us higher but other than snow and thick cloud there was nothing to see. This was a disappointment but it was the ethical thing todo.

So we wandered around at this level, it was not what we were hoping for but it was still a unique experience. Desolate wind swept, as many describe like the surface of the moon - but with snow. It was unlike anywhere I have ever been.

After 45 minutes or so we made our way back to the Cable car terminus and as we had a beverage Denise took some time to explain and show us various aspects of the volcano. After 15-20 minutes the clouds cleared and we were treated to glorious blue skies. Out we all ran snapping pictures of Catania from 8,000 feet. At this point the trip to 2950 meters was back on. But alas as quickly as the skies cleared they closed again and our time was over.

But our experience was far from over. Down the mountain for a fabulous lunch with Sicilian wine and lots of fresh made Pizza. After lunch we drove a little further down the mountain and walked (and walked) through the lava fields. This was way better than I ever imagined. We were still high enough on the mountain for glorious vistas but it was walking though landscape the likes of which I had never experienced.

We drove back and were dropped off at our air BnB at 6:00pm after a simply wonderful day.

Just a couple of extras Denise was a very smooth capable driver. I am not the most comfortable passenger on mountain roads, but I felt completely confident. Because we didn't go as high as we had planned we were all given a discount on our final bill. This trip will stay with us for a long while and we were more than glad we opted for the people at Etna experience.
Written March 8, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Magda Z
Warsaw, Poland8 contributions
The most trustworthy tour agency - excellent service!
Nov 2019 • Couples
We decided to attend MT. ETNA SUMMIT EASY TOUR. We talked to the Etna Experience office agents and we were advised that the weather conditions in the next days are not very promising andthe guide may decide to make some changes in the itinerary. Our guide picked us up from our hotel punctually and informed us that we were the only 2 attendants. During the drive we found out a lot about Catania, Sicily and Etna. We knew already that due to the heavy snow storm we might not be able to start our excursion. When we arrived to Rifugio Sapienza at 2100m the rain was pouring heavily but we still went out to change the jackets and the shoes which were provided by the Etna Experience free of charge. Our guide went to the cable car and took some pictures of the cameras located at 2500m - the visibility was zero, Etna covered with fog, rain and snow - we were unable to continue. Etna Experience offered us the full refund - 278€. After they left us at the hotel I realized that I’ve left my phone in the jacket which I changed at Rifugio Sapienza - 35km away from Catania. Although there were no other guides there, Etna Experience went above and beyond to help us and I had it back still the same day. This is the most trustworthy tour agency ever!
We are absolutely sure that we will come back to finish our excursion and without any doubts we will choose Etna Experience!
Written November 12, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
EtnaExperience
Dear Magda, Thank you so much for your feedback. We appreciate it even more, because you didn't join the excursion with us, but despite of it you had anyway a good experience with us and our team! We always aim to be clear and absolutely sincere with our customers, because we think that safety is the most important thing. When our guide Giovanni realized it was too dangerous to go on doing the excursion, he just informed us and we were completely agree with him to just cancel the trip (even because you wouldn't have seen anything for the very bad weather conditions). Yes, you stayed with Giovanni more or less 1 hour and an half in our vehicle (the time to reach Etna from Catania and then to come back), but you didn't join the trip at all: therefore it was absolutely fair for us to refund you the full amount. We will wait for you! We would be very happy to have you again as our guests... hoping that the next time the weather will be nice! :) With warm regards, Etna Experience STAFF
Written November 18, 2019
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Marjos
2 contributions
Easy way to get the top of Etna
Oct 2019
The best part of our Sicily vacation was definitely visiting volcano Etna. We bought the `Etna experience excursioni di natura` in city of Catania where we stayed for 4 days.We went for all day trip to Etna by van and our driver as well as our guide was Giuseppe. He was an excellent guy! He was calm and professional, spoke distinct english and was also talented car driver! The traffic is much like chaotic in those hoods.We went by van as far as the funivia, cable car. After cable car we drove by unimogs up to about 2500 meters. Then we got an other guide who explained more about the craters and we walked on those craters up to 2900 meters.The Etna is and was active all the time and we saw how the steam of smoke came out of there now and then. The ground was warm. It was amazing. After that we went with Giuseppe to Zafferana and lava caves. Also visited a wine yard and did a picnic outside. Everything was perfect. The only minus is that it was a little bit too easy for us. There was not much hiking.This suits especially for older people and if you are not in so good shape. Etna experience had organised the tour well and Giuseppe was a very good guide, we recommend highly.

-A couple from Finland-
Written October 7, 2019
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75rmp
Berlin, Germany12 contributions
Great day on top of Mount Etna
Aug 2019
We had a great tour (in English) on Mount Etna with Etna Experience.

Having had a very similar tour with another tour operator in 2018, we can say that while Etna Experience was slightly more expensive, it was also much more professional, so should we decide to have another tour next year, it will definitely be with Etna Experience again :-)
Written October 5, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Eszter
2 contributions
Etna Top easy with the best guide!
Sep 2019 • Couples
We were all together 3 for Etna Top easy tour, car was comfortable, and Denise, our guide picked us up on time. From the first sight she was very friendly and nice. She told us everything from the history of Sicily, and the tradition and every detail of Etna. She speaks English perfectly (also German, French).
We got special boots and jacket for hiking.
Etna is amazing! After the tour, we had some delicious pizza and wine in a restaurant. Lava cave was also interesting.
We enjoyed every minute of the tour.
Thank you, Denise, you’re the best guide I’ve ever met! ☺️🤗
Written September 26, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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beautifull day
Our trip on Etna was wonderfull, our guide Janet was really amazing, she really knows a lot about vulkanos... She m
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A beautiful fall day on Etna
The tour was beautiful! Janet took us on a lovely excursion hike through Mt. Etna’s stunning landscapes. Her passio
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Full day trekking escursion on Etna
We decided to go visit Mt Etna and it was one of the highlights of our trips to Sicily. The booking of the excursio
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Etna full day tour
a wonderful tour guided by Janet. she is really knowledgeable and helpful. we went trekking and saw all the stuff a
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A perfect way to end our time in Italy- Thank you Janet!
We had an incredible morning experience with an amazing guide Janet. We were so lucky to be the only ones to have b
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Sunset Tour with guide Teresa
We took a private Etna Sunset Tour with our guide Teresa last month and it was absolutely amazing. It certainly was
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Wonderful day, despite the rain
We had such a fantastic experience! Our tour guide, Janet, was absolutely fabulous, extremely knowledgable with gre
Richard B
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Great trip to Etna and brilliant guide
While based in Catania, we had a great trip to Mount Etna (Morning Experience). Really good well paced, interesti
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Guided visit of Etna with a geologist
We booked the morning experience (half day tour). The staff (Dominick) was very helpful to advice us for our bookin
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Great tour!
Definitely recommended. During this tour you will see amazing views of Etna and the hiking trail was really beautif
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Etna and Taormina
This was one of the best experiences in my life! Our fully equipped and knowledgeable guide took us to a 1600m alti
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Fantastic tour - highlight of our trip
Fantastic tour, our guide was a volcanologist, and was able to give a very interesting account of Etna. Tours still
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Great guide and interesting experience
The trip to low Etna at 2000m was a really pleasant experience. The guide, Paolo, is not only very educated on the
720kelvint
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Great experience, fantastic guide
Amazing trip, Janet was a great guide and knew so so much about the volcano and everything around it. Standing on 2
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Fantastic day with experienced guide
Great experience and fantastic day! Pick up location was good and on time. Our guide Giovanni was very informative
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