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About Etnatao Etna Excursions
Discover Mt. Etna with a geologist I am a naturalist guide with a degree in geology with more than twenty years of experience in organizing eco-friendly excursions on Mt.Etna. This project, since its beginning, has been oriented towards sustainable tourism with a solid foundation on ecology, natural sciences and ethics and it is addressed to travellers, naturalists , photographers, ecologists, walkers and free spirits. We organise sustainable walking tours in the most peaceful and primordial places of Mt. Etna untouched by mass tourism and we make sure that our activities have the least possible impact on the wonderful and fragile natural balance of the volcano. If you want to discover the beauty and the power of Mt. Etna and the web of relations that form this unique ecosystem, this the excursion for you!
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Thalassa wrote a review Oct 8
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Carmelo was a brilliant guide, and we had a brilliant day. We started by learning about some of the features lower down the mountain, before going on a fascinating walk across woods and moon landscapes of Etna's higher slopes. He described everything in a fascinating way and was able to answer all our questions. We much enjoyed the philosophical discussions too! He was also accommodating to our logistical requirements. I would really recommend this tour, especially if you are interested in the natural world and in exploring the mountain peacefully and sustainably.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Gianni B wrote a review Aug 2020
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Carmelo is a prepared guide who has more than 20 years of experience on Etna. Going with him means hiking trails not touristic at all but not for this less interesting, learning the volcano, its flora and fauna in detail, respecting the surrounding nature. He offers personalized and easy excursions for everyone, pleasant walks with breaks and lots of explanations. He is a geologist and speaks English, Spanish and a little Portuguese. Upon returning from the excursion you will feel satisfied and with the feeling that you have learned a lot about the world of volcanoes. Highly recommended!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Ricardo S wrote a review Aug 2020
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We strongly recommend to book your trip with Carmelo to all those who intend to visit The Etna Park away from touristic spots. The expertise of Carmelo in geology and botany as well as the passion he transmitted on his work made this experience a very special and joyful one. Furthermore, this proposal of ecotourism, showing respect for the environment and avoiding mass tourism let you spend an unforgettable day in such a special and unique ecosystem. Finally, the ratio price to services offered is for granted one of the best for this activity.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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RalMM75 wrote a review Sep 2019
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An extremely knowledgable guide who is quick to communicate, receptive to each client's needs and deeply committed to preserving Etna's one-of-a-kind environment.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Ingrid P wrote a review Sep 2019
Maassluis, The Netherlands51 contributions5 helpful votes
I was in a small group of people and we stayed out of masstourism. It is important to be careful for the enviremont. We where lucky to see some outburst of steam and explosions.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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