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Half-Day Small-Group Etna Tour provided by Saro Trovato - Guida Naturalistica Etna Excursions

Half-Day Small-Group Etna Tour

Half-Day Small-Group Etna Tour
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from ₱3,376.85 per adult
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What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Trek past volcanic craters, ancient lava flows that give the volcano a lunar landscape. Visit a volcanic cave, a local company and having a free tasting of delicious honey, oil, and wine is a great Etna Experience with me. I do my tours with all my passion and my experience is flexible, can be tailored to suit your needs, including the extras but I need to plan it. Write me in advance.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • 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
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Italian
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 166150P1
Call +63 923-0990452
Important information
Inclusions
Helmet and light - Hiking poles • Soda/Pop
Duration
2h
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
I can pick up you in Catania and surrounding that area.
Piazza Cavour, 95100 Catania CT, Italy
Airports:
Fontanarossa Airport, Catania, Sicily Italy
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Helmet and light - Hiking poles • Soda/Pop
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
I can pick up you in Catania and surrounding that area.
Piazza Cavour, 95100 Catania CT, Italy
Airports:
Fontanarossa Airport, Catania, Sicily Italy
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
2h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Infant seats available
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travelers can participate
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 6 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Piazza Cavour
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Mount Etna
    Stop: 2 hours
    After meeting I'll take you on a "lava desert", the lunar landscape par excellence. Walking along the paths of the highest active volcano in Europe (simple trails) I will show you the impressive volcanic structure, I will explain the history and its origin. We will walk together on some old extinct craters located on the southern slope, the most active in recent years. I will show you a lava tube with helmets and torches, we will explore the "tube" inside which the lava flowed at high temperatures. After the breathtaking view on the "Mongibello", we ll go to another panoramic point on the Valle del Bove, we will conclude with the triumph of the palate: the traditional flavors of my beloved island.
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  • You'll end at
    Piazza Cavour
    Piazza Cavour, 95100 Catania CT, Italy
    See address & details
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Dini Muetter
1 contribution
Amazing views of Etna
Feb 2021 • Solo
Saro is very passionate about Mama Etna, and is happy to talk about his city, sicily, food, wine and the vulcano. The tour was very interesting, Saro is a kind and expirienced guide, who made this tour very special. I highly recomend it!
Written 25 February 2021
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Jonathan
Amsterdam, The Netherlands2 contributions
Authentic and Intimate Etna Experience
Aug 2020
In August 2020, I had a group tour with Saro on Mt. Etna and I must say that it was my favorite experience while visiting Sicily. Saro brought us to some incredible sights on and around Etna while sharing it's rich history with us along the way. It really made me feel more connected to the experience instead of just being a hike with a nice landscape.

The tour was a nice change from all the lounging around on the beaches (and it made me feel less guilty about indulging in Sicily's amazing food). The hiking portion wasn't super strenuous, but I did work up a small sweat on the way up. Luckily Etna is fairly cool - even in the summer - so I felt comfortable the whole time. The "Zibbibbo" near the peak was also a pleasant surprise and it felt like a reward for all the hiking. If you don't know what that is, then I won't spoil the surprise for you here ;)

Overall, my group and I had an amazing time and I'd highly recommend this experience if you're visiting Sicily.
Written 7 November 2020
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Mark
1 contribution
Highly recommended for solo or small group travellers
Oct 2020
We had a fantastic day with Saro at Mount Edna. The volcano will leave you breathless in any event, but Saro's enthusiasm and wealth of knowledge makes this a can't miss tour. He's also flexible with tailoring the tour if you want to make stops or do activities after the main event.
Written 5 October 2020
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John C
Lampedusa6 contributions
Amazing guide for Mount Etna trip
Sep 2020 • Couples
We had a fantastic day out with Saro. A very knowledgeable guide, with lots of enthusiasm for Mount Etna. We learnt so much, had fun and enjoyed stunning views. We would highly recommend this off road trip. Saro's English is excellent.
Written 10 September 2020
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SKApretto71
Fucecchio, Italy21 contributions
Etna off-road full day
We had the pleasure to have Sarò as our guide for a full day on and around Etna, and was lovable. Our children we're amazed by his friendly attitude and sincere live for volcanos and Sicily. We visited lot of places and we're told lot of interesting facts, great for children as well for adults. Trip very well organized, I can only recommend it. Saro speaks great English, but off curse Italian and Siciliano as well. ;)

We will come back and do more tours, there is always more to see and experience in such a great area.
Written 12 August 2020
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Alexandra K
1 contribution
fan_tas_ti_co
Jun 2020
what l loved most about the trip was that it was one great conversation- not just about the volcano and its particularities but also loads of little facts, stories and anecdotes about the history and contemporary life in the Catania hoods. Saro's oozes genuine passion for the place, its ancient culture and heritage conservation. fully recommend, both for the stunning sights and interesting chats. Also- thanks for all the 'where to eat and drink out' recommendations- had a delicious time testing them.
Written 6 July 2020
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Daria G
2 contributions
Highly recommend
Mar 2020 • Friends
I would like to thank Saro for a great trip on Etna. We had the opportunity to admire wonderful viewes and at the same time listen to intresting story about volcano and its history. I recommend trip with Saro to everybody. Friendly nad sociable guide.
Written 4 March 2020
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Alex
1 contribution
Excellent guide, excursion and moment!
Jan 2020
A friend and I went to visit Enta in January and Saro was our guide. He provided us with historic as well as scientific information about the volcano and the region around it. Very fascinating!

Thanks to Saro we were also able to have a unique point of view of the Etna and the surroundings. We also experienced a visit to a volcano cave!

I would definitely recommend the excursion, might it be to a family or a group of friends - Saro is very flexible. Furthermore, he takes care of the transport and the equipment, which was very helpful for us.
Written 1 February 2020
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Kevin D
Naples, Italy2 contributions
Outstanding half day tour of Mount Etna
Jan 2020
The tour of Mt Etna was outstanding. Saro spoke perfect English, and was the perfect host. He picked us up in the morning, and we headed straight for Etna. Saro was extremely knowledgeable, and and made the entire excursion fun and educational. He operates his own tours, so he has the freedom to tailor the experience to suit you. We have teens, so he took us on a couple of "shortcuts" that are only for 4x4 trucks and SUVs. The honey and olive oil tasting at the end of the tour was a lot of fun too. At the end of the day he even gave us a good recommendation for lunch. Razmataz was the best meal we had all weekend.
Written 20 January 2020
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MariannIP
Tampa, FL210 contributions
An Unforgettable Experience
Nov 2019
Visiting Etna is an opportunity you cannot miss. For this, you need the finest to guide you around. I could have not ask for a better tour guide. Saro will take you to an incredible journey on Mount Etna from the bottom to highest point possible.

While I was there, he made several stops to show and explain the science and history of each location. The stops were around the coastline, up the mountain, unique terrains, etc. You name it, or ask, his passion and knowledge will shine bright through his explanations.

We also hiked around different craters. He also showed me where the lava rocks are retrieved to be used for construction. Saro also took me to sample honey and olive oils and visited a lava cave which was an added bonus. He made it an unforgettable experience!

Saro speaks English, which was very helpful for me. I had fast responses to my messages and requests.

I am an extremely satisfied customer. For this, I recommend Saro due to his phenomenal service. If you want someone reliable, knowledgeable, this is your guy.
Written 14 November 2019
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Falling in love with Etna thanks to Saro
I couldn't have asked for a better guide to show us around Etna! Saro is so knowledgeable about the volcano and it
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Best guide for Mt. Etna!!
Must try this excursion with Saro!! This activity is amazing, you can experience the top of Etna, inside of lava c
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