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Etna Summit Area (2900 mt) Lunch and Alcantara Tour - Small Groups from Taormina provided by Etna People

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Etna Summit Area (2900 mt) Lunch and Alcantara Tour - Small Groups from Taormina

Etna Summit Area (2900 mt) Lunch and Alcantara Tour - Small Groups from Taormina
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
10h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
8
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    10h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    8
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • 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, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Italian, French, Spanish
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: 14484P6
Important information
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Ascent vehicles tickets
  • Expert Naturalistic Guide
  • Volcanological Expert Guide
  • Alcantara Gorges Ticket
  • Insurance
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Etna
  • Entry/Admission - Gola dell'Alcantara
Exclusions
  • Everything not specified as "Included"
Duration
10h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Please provide your accommodation address/hotel in the Taormina - Giardini Naxos area: we will contact you to confirm the pickup outside/nearby the hotel or at a convenient meeting point (for Castelmola, Trappitello and Letojanni we have fixed meeting points).
  • Ports:
  • Giardini Naxos
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • The excursion is subjected to weather and volcanic conditions. If canceled due to bad weather or particular volcanic conditions, you will be given the option of rescheduling the activity or getting a full refund
  • Vegetarian/vegan/gluten free options are available, please specify any dietary requirements in the booking request
  • Please let us know your shoe sizes if you require hiking boots
  • Tours in other languages (French and Spanish) can only be arranged upon request, if received with adequate notice.
  • We suggest dressing according to the season (consider that the temperature on Etna is usually lower)
  • The trip is not recommended for participants suffering form heart diseases or other serious medical conditions
  • Customers will be contacted the day before the tour to confirm the pickup details (hotel if possibile, or in a meeting point nearby).
  • We do not recommend participation for pregnant women after the 4th month.
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Ascent vehicles tickets
  • Expert Naturalistic Guide
  • Volcanological Expert Guide
  • Alcantara Gorges Ticket
  • Insurance
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Etna
  • Entry/Admission - Gola dell'Alcantara
Exclusions
  • Everything not specified as "Included"
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Please provide your accommodation address/hotel in the Taormina - Giardini Naxos area: we will contact you to confirm the pickup outside/nearby the hotel or at a convenient meeting point (for Castelmola, Trappitello and Letojanni we have fixed meeting points).
  • Ports:
  • Giardini Naxos
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
10h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • The excursion is subjected to weather and volcanic conditions. If canceled due to bad weather or particular volcanic conditions, you will be given the option of rescheduling the activity or getting a full refund
  • Vegetarian/vegan/gluten free options are available, please specify any dietary requirements in the booking request
  • Please let us know your shoe sizes if you require hiking boots
  • Tours in other languages (French and Spanish) can only be arranged upon request, if received with adequate notice.
  • We suggest dressing according to the season (consider that the temperature on Etna is usually lower)
  • The trip is not recommended for participants suffering form heart diseases or other serious medical conditions
  • Customers will be contacted the day before the tour to confirm the pickup details (hotel if possibile, or in a meeting point nearby).
  • We do not recommend participation for pregnant women after the 4th month.
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Porta Catania di Taormina
  • 1
    Mount Etna
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Gola dell'Alcantara
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Erin D
Lotus, CA8 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
When in Taormina, Sicily, you must visit Mt Etna. We found this full-day tour for a small group of 8 for a Saturday, 6 days after a storm that covered this majestic active volcano with fresh snow. We had the best time with our most incredible guide, Roberto!

We were educated and entertained by his stories to help us understand the science of vulcanology. It was a full immersion activity, with hiking in the snow to view several cone sites, a look at a lava cave, an incredible Sicilian lunch with Etna mineral-rich wine and a visit to the beautiful Alcantara Gorge. It was evenly paced for all participants to enjoy every activity with no pressure to rush.

The value I received from this experience was more than worth the price of admission. I wholeheartedly recommend this tour!
Written March 27, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Xl
3 contributions
We were very lucky to visit the etna during an eruption with a very passionate guide Roberto who was perfectly french and English speaking. He understood immediately our wishes of privacy and showed and learned us a lot next to giving great advise for the rest of our trip in Sicily. On top the organisation is very honest as came up with a proposal following a misunderstanding which was not their fault! I also wish Roberto and his beloved one (also a team member of the organisation) a great wedding in October !
Written July 24, 2021
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jukebox101411
St Leonards-on-Sea, UK75 contributions
We booked the tour the day before and from the first minute, the organisation was very good. The communication and explanation leading to the day was perfect. Our tour guide was Roberto and he was very friendly, informative and funny too! The tour included a lot, Etna at 2900m, lunch, a volcanic cave and time in the Alacantra gorge. We were also picked up and dropped of just by our hotel too. I couldn’t fault the whole experience and I want to thank the company and Roberto again!
Written August 4, 2020
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Janosch
Lucerne, Switzerland1 contribution
As everyone knows, one of the most important things a tourist must do in Sicily is a trip to Big Mamma Etna.
We had the pleasure to visit Etna with the on this site already very popular guide Toni, and we weren‘t disappointed.
The planning by the other Etna People staff was very well-organised, they were very friendly and helpful.
Toni picked us up near our hotel and drove us to the Cable Car, telling us on the way everything there is to know about Mount Etna. From there we went up to 2,900 mt. where he showed us the otherworldly landscape of the still active vulcano. It was an amazing experience.
After a great meal in a nearby restaurant, Toni drove us to the Alcantara Gorge, where we had great time, despite the rain. Thanks again for this beautiful day!
Written July 22, 2020
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Sarah F
1 contribution
Aug 2020
Wow! What a day we had! Big Mamma Etna was simply amazing! And Saro our guide was brilliant. Such a nice guy, amazing English and so incredibly knowledgeable. Alcantara Gorge was impressive but very very crowded, but it was their Ferragosto holiday. Thank you for a great tour Etna People. Thoroughly recommend you! 😊
Written August 22, 2020
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Shanice M
United Kingdom2 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
We had a great time on our trip.

Our guide picked us up about 5 minutes from our AirBnB in a comfy, spacious van (wearing his mask). We started by driving to Mt. Etna - the guide gave lots of great info during the drive.

Once we got there we took the cable car up to 2500m, followed by a communal off-road bus to 2900m. The busses come with their own guides, but he started with “I don’t speak great English”, so we were glad to have our own guide who did! We walked round a crater for about 45 minutes, with great views of the currently active part spitting out rocks and smoke only a few hundred meters away, in clear view. It did get very cold up there, so we were thankful for the jackets the tour provided.

We then took the bus and cable car back down and headed over to the restaurant for lunch. We were pleasantly surprised with our 3 courses and wine - tasted great!

We next headed a few minutes down the road to a volcanic cave. This was perhaps slightly underwhelming, but we didn’t spend there long and it was still nice to see.

The final stop on the tour was Alacantra gorge, which looked really cool. The river is very shallow and you’re able to go in (but make sure to bring waterproof footwear - the riverbed hurt our bare feet).

All in all a great tour, that we would definitely recommend to anyone.
Written October 1, 2020
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DDinton
Salisbury, UK4 contributions
Aug 2020
We had a wonderful day out with our guide Guiseppe. He was very knowledgeable and gave us lots of information on Taormina, the surrounding area and of course Mount Etna. We were a group of 6 which was perfect. We trekked for a bit at 2,900mt before coming down, having lunch and stopping at lava tubes on the way to Alcantara which was absolutely stunning. All in all, an excellent day.
Written September 21, 2020
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Anonymous
Paris, France8 contributions
Aug 2020
We had this tour with Roberto. He's hilarious! My boyfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and learnt a lot of Sicilian history. Highly recommend
Written August 31, 2020
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Daniel D
London, UK16 contributions
Aug 2020
My partner had a great experience on the "MOUNT ETNA CABLE CAR – TOP EASY TOUR" where we did a the summit of Etna, a lava cave, lunch with locale wine, and Alcanara Gorge.

We really liked the organising company Etna People, as they were flexible in us changing between tours fairly last minute and very easy to coordinate with. The guide was very knowledgeable, enjoyable, and experienced.

Beautiful view going to the summit at 2900m and please we did the cable car and van, then hiked the last part, as it is pretty intense (even if you are fit, like we are) and quite hot in August (37 degrees!). Lovely view and amazing experience to see the gases come out and even hear the sounds from Etna's activity. The gorge was pretty busy and the water super cold, so maybe that was the only small disappointment but overall - highly recommend!
Written August 4, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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I used Etna People's tour with Roberto as my guide. He is an excellent guide - interactive, warm, funny, intelligen
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Our guide, Alex ( the volcanic man 😜), was the best. His knowledge and passion about Mt Etna, Volcanos around the
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Unforgettable Day
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vurturtle
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Perfect way to see Etna from Taormina!
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A great way to spend the day
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Badforever
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Perfect - look no further
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Loved Etnapeople and especially Roberto the guide.
This was one of the most amazing days I have had in my travels. Everything was perfect from the women who helped
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Amazing and perfect tour experience
10/10 would recommend to all visiting Taormina. Valastro was an amazing guide and shared so many interesting facts
Charley P
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Walking on lava
Our guide Giuseppe took us on an adventure hiking in the blowing snow around the craters, and it was spectacular. W
986erniec
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Highlight of our trip in Sicily!
We did a half day Etna tour with Roberto and we couldn’t ask for a better tour guide. He’s funny, friendly, knowled
krna2222
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Wow, don’t hesitate to do this tour!
Gorgeous tour with loads of information about Etna, volcanic eruptions, and Sicily in general. The food and wine we
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We can’t say enough good things about our tour in November 2021 with Roberto and Etsio. We were a group of 11 rangi
Dan G
Dan G
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Great winery tour for a rainy day
As the weather was too bad to go up Etna, we instead did a tour of 2 wineries. Our guide Guiseppe was excellent. He
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