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Mount Etna Day Trip from Taormina

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    What to Expect
    Hop aboard your coach in central Taormina and travel one hour inland to Mount Etna. Set in the middle of a national park, the notoriously active volcano dominates the surrounding landscape.

    Step out at Rifugio Sapienza, the volcano’s base station. Your host will point you in the direction of the impressive Monti Silvestri Craters before you take off exploring the foothills at your own speed. Discover the myriad hiking trails along the way and soak up incredible views from all over the national park. When you’ve worked up an appetite, head to Rifugio Sapienza’s restaurant (own expense), located conveniently nearby.

    Alternatively, upgrade your experience with a guided trip to the volcano’s upper crater. Travel up by cable car and then by jeep to the crater zones at roughly 9,800 feet (3,000 meters). Led by licensed guides from the Italian Alpine Club, admire the craters and take in panoramic views.

    Your tour will conclude with transportation back to Taormina.
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    Departure Point
    Via Luigi Pirandello, 36c, 98039 Taormina ME, Italy
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Professional multilingual guide
    • Entry/Admission - Craters Silvestri of Mount Etna
    • Food and drinks
    • Wind jackets 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
    • Please contact the supplier to reconfirm the excursion at least the day before and to get more information about the closest pick-up point
    • The high-altitude ascents are not indicated for heart passengers, asthmatics and pregnant women.
    • Please note that for your safety, all excursions to Etna do not reach the edge of the main craters and customers are always kept on a safety zone.
    • This tour is operated in English, German, Italian. All 3 languages will be spoken during the tour.
    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 2 days ago

    We caught the coach from the Taormina bus terminal at 8.30 am and it took about 75 minutes to reach the Mt Etna main area. Those that were moving on to the top headed for the cable car. The first stop for us was for...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Walker48
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    When we got to Etna, the guide offered to get tickets to the top also to whoever else wanted (and hadn’t ordered initially). I had preordered them. We were told that he will be back in 10 minutes, not to go anywhwhere. For some reason,...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Liga S
    Traveler57455648382, Guest Relations Manager at SAT Group Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

    Hi Liga S, 3.5 hours are a standard time for the ascent, it is time enough for getting up, take a walk in the summit craters area and then get back at 1900 meters. Neverthless, we apologize for the additional wait you have experienced, probably...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Great tour, can do as much or as little walking as suits the individual. After a particularly energetic day trip previously we decided to just visit the lower craters which was spectacular in itself. Others went up the cable cars to the higher craters and...More

    Thank karrenh2019
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Wonderful trip with SAT. Lovely coach with aircon, driver and guide Marco were knowledgeable and friendly. I lost my phone on the bus and did not realise until I had got off. It was returned to me with no hassle at all and returned really...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank DJH1873
    Reviewed August 7, 2019

    On my recent trip to beautiful mount Aetna, we had a fantastic guide, named Alessandra, she was funny and had a lot of experience in the travel business. She knows her way around Sicily. Give her a hug and my best recommendations.More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank gurliz
    Traveler57455648382, Guest Relations Manager at SAT Group Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2019

    Hi gurliz, what a review! Aleksandra is very grateful and sends you her greetings. She loves her job and put so much passion in it. We thank you so much for this reward and send you the warmest regards from Taormina. Guest Relations Manager SAT...More

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