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Mount Etna Half-Day Tour - Small Groups From Taormina provided by Etna People

Mount Etna Half-Day Tour - Small Groups From Taormina

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Towering Mount Etna is one of Sicily’s most popular tourist destinations, drawing many sightseeing tours daily. This tour stands out by including round-trip transportation, a guide, snacks, and an almond wine tasting at a mountain chalet. After a casual hike through lava fields and a visit to underground lava caves, you’ll come away having seen more of the volcano than most sightseeing tourists.
  • You'll get picked up
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  • Pass by
    Porta Catania di Taormina
  • 1
    Monti Sartorius
    Stop: 90 minutes
    Area of the trekking part.
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  • Great-value Mount Etna tour with transportation, guide, drinks, and snacks
  • Visit lava fields and underground lava caves
  • Small-group tour ensures you get personal attention from your guide 
  • Opt for hotel pickup and drop-off
What to Expect
Begin your tour with an optional hotel morning pickup in Taormina. Meet your guide and small tour group and get on the road for the roughly 75-minute journey to Mt. Etna. Stop at the foot of the volcano and take a short hike across lava fields. Along the way, your guide tells you about Etna’s geological features and history. Afterward, don a helmet and grab a flashlight to head underground into a lava cave, which you also explore with your guide. The last stop is a nearby chalet, where you lunch on a Sicilian sandwich, local wine, cake, and almond wine. Relax on the journey back to Taormina and finish the tour with a drop-off at your hotel.
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Important Information
  • 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)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • Travellers 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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The_Courier wrote a review Oct. 2020
Salisbury, United Kingdom52 contributions35 helpful votes
This was an excellent trip. The guide, Tony, was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the subject. He lives in one of the villages on the national park and hi knowledge was excellent and he was so informative and enthused on the subject. The half day tour was just the
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Robbie_Foy wrote a review Sep. 2020
Leeds, United Kingdom2 contributions
A great value trip with an excellent guide, Roberto, who was knowledgeable, funny, and charming whilst paying attention to and showing an interest in all members of our small group. Etna People were also very responsive and helpful in setting up our trip. And, of course, Etna
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Date of experience: September 2020
Amin wrote a review Sep. 2020
Sicily, Italy1 contribution
Loved it. Antonio was the best. When I say the best I mean gangster. He’s chilled so chilled almost you can get him mistaken for a nice bottle of Grillo (that’s Sicilian wine if you’re not familiar. He’s knowledgable, knows the routes, knows everyone on the route, takes you to
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Paul T wrote a review Sep. 2020
Lille, France15 contributions5 helpful votes
What a great tour, and it was Toni's passion and attention to detail that made it extra special. We did the half day tour. Plenty to see and learn. Plus amazing wine, sandwich, desert wine and apple pie as the picnic in a beautiful pine forest. Really special day thank you so
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Nina S wrote a review Sep. 2020
Utrecht, The Netherlands2 contributions
We booked a half day tour last minute, and Etna People were very helpful and fast to respond. Everything from the moment we contacted them couldn’t have gone better. Booking was fast and clear. They send you a message explaining what to expect and what to bring. On the day
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Etna People
Pepe was a great guide
We had a very nice day out with beautiful hiking and some excellent wine and food. Pepe was very good company, spok
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Would definitely recommend
We had a great time on our trip. Our guide picked us up about 5 minutes from our AirBnB in a comfy, spacious van
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Lovely day with Saro
We had a great day with Saro. Very knowledgeable, worth doing early on in your trip as he also gives great recommen
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A Unique, Interesting and Tasty Experience. Worth every penny!
We spent a week in Sicily in total and the whole holiday was a busy adventure, but this tour was the best part... B
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Brilliant excursion
What a fantastic excursion! Toni our guide was great, very knowledgeable and fun. The day was packed with activitie
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Incredible trip, great tour guide.
This trip is an absolute must, ticking off four activities in one day and perfectly organised. First we visited et
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Perfect mix
Amazing tour with a perfect mix of activities and information. Tony was very knowledgable and made the whole experi
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Great Trip to Mount Etna
We had a wonderful day out with our guide Guiseppe. He was very knowledgeable and gave us lots of information on T
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Loved it
We opted for a trek around Etna, to a cave , for wine tasting with a meal and to the river . I’m awful with names
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Brilliant guide, wonderful day
We had a fantastic time on this tour, largely thanks to our fantastic tour guide George. The beautiful morning hike
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Great experience!
We had this tour with Roberto. He's hilarious! My boyfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and learnt a lot of S
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Best day in Sicilië!!
I had the best day on the Etna top east tour. Our guide Roberto was amazing, funny, good driver and knew a lot abou
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A magical tour to see Etna at sunset - must do!
We took the sunset tour with Etna People in August 2020 and couldn't recommend it more highly. The whole experience
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Thoroughly Recommend a great day out 🌋
Wow! What a day we had! Big Mamma Etna was simply amazing! And Saro our guide was brilliant. Such a nice guy, amazi
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Etna, alcantara and wine tour!
Amazing full day experience, make sure you have Francesco as guide, he is very funny and knows everything about the
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Key Details
  • Duration: 6h
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  • Languages Offered: English, Italian
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