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Mount Etna Half-Day Tour - Small Groups From Taormina

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Taormina, Italy

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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Overview

Trek around Mount Etna on this tour with a small group and an expert trekking guide. Set off from Taormina to spend the day learning about the volcano's history, exploring craters and lava caves. Stop at a local chalet for an included snack and wine. Hotel or port pickup and drop-off can be arranged on request.
  • Mount Etna trekking tour from Taormina
  • Snacks and drinks at a mountainside chalet
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included if option selected
  • Small group tour means personalized attention
Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
Helmet and flashlight
Snacks and beverages
Free rental of hiking boots and jackets
Expert Naturalistic Guide
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Departure Point

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


Departure Time

8:30 AM
Begin your tour to Mount Etna with optional hotel pickup in Taormina in the morning. Meet your local guide and group, then transfer to Mount Etna to begin getting acquainted with one of Sicily's must-see attractions. 

Disembark at the foot of the active volcano, where you'll take a relaxed walk through the lava fields to see where lava and ash have flowed during past eruptions. Head down underground (helmet and flashlight included) to see some of the volcano's lava caves. 

After you've fully explored the otherworldly landscape, stop at a nearby chalet to refuel with a Sicilian sandwich, local wine, cake and an almond wine tasting.. 

Return to your hotel for drop-off.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Porta Catania di Taormina
Tour starting point (pickups by accommodation or in agreed meeting points in Taormina available)
Stop At:  
Monti Sartorius
Area of the trekking part.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Infant seats available
  • Vegetarian/vegan/gluten free options are available, please specify any dietary requirements in the booking request
  • Tours in other languages (French and Spanish) can be arranged upon request, if received with adequate notice.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • We suggest dressing according to the season (consider that the temperature on Etna is usually lower)
  • Please let us know your shoe sizes if you require hiking boots
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

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

  • 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.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Mount Etna Half-Day Tour - Small Groups From Taormina ?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Mount Etna Half-Day Tour - Small Groups From Taormina .
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Mount Etna Half-Day Tour - Small Groups From Taormina ?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Mount Etna Half-Day Tour - Small Groups From Taormina .
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Mount Etna Half-Day Tour - Small Groups From Taormina ?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Mount Etna Half-Day Tour - Small Groups From Taormina .
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Mount Etna Half-Day Tour - Small Groups From Taormina ?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Mount Etna Half-Day Tour - Small Groups From Taormina .

Traveler Tips


  • "Take comfortable, no slip, enclosed shoes and layers because it is cooler at the higher elevation." See review
  • "We are in our late 70s, and I didn't have hiking boots, but they were provided..free of charge." See review
  • "Hotel pick up and drop off is a nice addition as you can sit back and relax for the whole day." See review

Reviews

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Great trip to Etna with Roberto
Will_C
, Sep 2020
We had a great time exploring Mt Etna and surrounds with Roberto. He was very informative, friendly and funny. Would easily recommend to anyone wanting to explore Etna.
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Interesting and audible
Simon_d
, Mar 2020
Thé huide spoke clearly and audible at a distance. He was interesting and considerate. We enjoyed our trip.
star-5
Amazing tour!!!
sophiecolella101
, Jan 2020
Giuseppe was just amazing he made the tour! So knowledgeable, fun and welcoming! I would recommend this tour to everyone. The views are spectacular!!! You need warm clothing even in summer we went in January and very cold, 20 degrees at coast 4 degrees there. Some of the hiking is hard so you need to be physically fit. Wine and sandwich at the end was delicious and very welcomed.
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A Great Day Out
DrakeDeb
, Jan 2020
This was a superb trip all the way through — from booking, through confirmation, to delivery of the trip as promised. Great value for the money. We enjoyed it immensely. Our guide, Eddie, was intelligent, good-natured, and well-versed on the history and constant evolution of the volcano, and was a fountain of information about Sicily and its people. Can’t recommend this tour highly enough!
star-4
Mt Etna
michaelademeyere
, Nov 2019
The guide was excellent and informative. Weather was cloudy so it distracted from the site. We had one couple that held back the group but the guide did a good job in keeping them engaged.
star-5
Brilliant Day for all
HaydockHills
, Oct 2019
Our trip was absolutely brilliant. There was me, my wife and our 14 year old lad and another couple with kids aged 7 and 11. Our guide was Ezio and he took us off in a Land Rover 4x4. He was a super guide and gave us lots of information and took us on a great walk plus a visit to a cave. We had a great lunch at the refuge and sat in the sun eating and drinking Etna wine. Would recommend this trio to anyone. Thanks Ezio!
star-4
Great walk with interesting information
hikinggirlchicago721
, Sep 2019
Really enjoyed this tour. Our guide, Roberto, was 5star. Knowledgeable and personable. At first I thought it was pricey, but with pickup and drop off near our hotel, lunch (including wine and local liqueur), and really nearly 7 hours, it was worth it.
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An Experience
Damien G
, Sep 2019
Most informative , the guide was well organised and an expert in the field . He took simple examples of every day life and used them to explain the complex world of volcanoes. The lunch was just the thing after our visit.
star-5
Easy and fun climb
Bonnie S
, Sep 2019
We had always wanted to climb Mt. Etna, and this was ideal for us. We are in our late 70s, and I didn't have hiking boots, but they were provided..free of charge. Also, lunch was included with wine. It was fun, delicious, and we could not have been happier. I have asthma but did not have a problem so we recommend it to everyone of all ages.
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Must do
Sunshine63474813508
, Jul 2019
Very nice trip, excellent guided by Roberto, tailored to the participants. Etna and plants brought in a very nice way. We recommend it!

Product code: 14484P2

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