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Etna’s Summit Craters:Guided tour+Cable car+jeep(one way) for experienced hikers provided by Guide Vulcanologiche Etna Nord

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Etna’s Summit Craters:Guided tour+Cable car+jeep(one way) for experienced hikers

Etna’s Summit Craters:Guided tour+Cable car+jeep(one way) for experienced hikers
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Discover the top of the highest active volcano in Europe with a licensed Volcano Guide. This place, rich in charm, put together the man's curiosity and the mysterious face of the volcano. - Possibility of renting shoes or jackets on site. Schedule: Meeting at the parking lot in front of Esagonal Bar at 08:30. Departure planned at 09:00AM. Initial briefing and buying of the tickets for the cable car (round-trip) and for the 4x4 jeeps (one way). Arrival at a height of 2500 mt with the cable car. Departure with 4x4 jeeps towards Torre del Filosofo at a height of 2900 mt. Start of the trekking route of 3 km till the Summit Craters - altitude 3250 mt. Trekking downhill for 6,5 km till the arrival point of the cable at a height of 2500 mt. Trip back to Rifugio Sapienza, 1800 mt. Total time: 5 hours Total kilometres: 9,5 km Difficulty: For excursionists accustomed to walk at altitude - E (Excursionists). Recommended equipment: K-way / Hat and gloves (according to the season) / Long pants.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
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
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Italian, French
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: 167552P3
Call +63 923-0990452
Important information
Inclusions
  • Licensed Volcano Guide
  • Trekking sticks
  • Helmets
  • Insurance in case of accidents
  • Cable car (round trip) from 1900 mt to 2500 mt + Jeep 4x4 (one way) from 2500 mt to 2900 mt
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Etna
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Transport service from your accommodation
  • Hat and gloves (during autumn, winter and spring)
  • Parking
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Esagonal, Piazzale Funivia Etna Sud, 95030 Nicolosi CT, Italy The appointment is at 8:30 AM at parking in front of Esagonal Bar. Here the coordinate: Latitude 37.7003505 - Longitude: 14.9988163. We are here with one yellow van.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • This type of itinerary, in relation to the type, is suited to people in good physical health, not suffering from particular diseases (breathing ones, or hypertension).
  • The excursion could be subjected to variations at the discretion of the Guides, or it could be interrupted in case of changes of the environmental, climatic or volcanic conditions, so as to undermine the safety of the entire group.
  • For the success of the excursion and for its correct carrying out, it’s good to know perfectly your health conditions and, if necessary, let the Guide know about them, in order to reduce the occurrence of any problems and to avoid any risks.
  • The excursion will be carried out according to the limits established by the ordinance in force published by the competent authorities in case of volcanic explosions, the volcano guides must respect it. In this case the guides must stop where it is still safe to arrive for the safety of the entire group.
  • The route consists of the ascent and the walking along the crater edges, this may cause dizziness to susceptible individuals.
  • We recommend not to use contact lens, because of the exhaled volcanic gases and of ash. This last one could easily cause problems, if pushed.
  • The trekking requires a discrete preparation on a physical level. Being a path that develops at high altitude, it will be easy to accuse symptoms of fatigue. It is required attention, since it is a volcanic active area, subjected to constant gaseous exhalations and composed by a soil constituted by inconsistent and unstable rocks.
  • Without adequate shoes you are not covered by insurance.
  • Pregnant women who have passed the third month of pregnancy are not allowed to take part to any excursion activity.
  • Because of the continuous and unpredictable evolution of the volcanic activity, the excursions could undergo variations, or, in extreme cases, be cancelled, at the discretion of the guide for safety reasons.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 20 travelers
Inclusions
  • Licensed Volcano Guide
  • Trekking sticks
  • Helmets
  • Insurance in case of accidents
  • Cable car (round trip) from 1900 mt to 2500 mt + Jeep 4x4 (one way) from 2500 mt to 2900 mt
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Etna
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Transport service from your accommodation
  • Hat and gloves (during autumn, winter and spring)
  • Parking
Departure details
  • Esagonal, Piazzale Funivia Etna Sud, 95030 Nicolosi CT, Italy The appointment is at 8:30 AM at parking in front of Esagonal Bar. Here the coordinate: Latitude 37.7003505 - Longitude: 14.9988163. We are here with one yellow van.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • This type of itinerary, in relation to the type, is suited to people in good physical health, not suffering from particular diseases (breathing ones, or hypertension).
  • The excursion could be subjected to variations at the discretion of the Guides, or it could be interrupted in case of changes of the environmental, climatic or volcanic conditions, so as to undermine the safety of the entire group.
  • For the success of the excursion and for its correct carrying out, it’s good to know perfectly your health conditions and, if necessary, let the Guide know about them, in order to reduce the occurrence of any problems and to avoid any risks.
  • The excursion will be carried out according to the limits established by the ordinance in force published by the competent authorities in case of volcanic explosions, the volcano guides must respect it. In this case the guides must stop where it is still safe to arrive for the safety of the entire group.
  • The route consists of the ascent and the walking along the crater edges, this may cause dizziness to susceptible individuals.
  • We recommend not to use contact lens, because of the exhaled volcanic gases and of ash. This last one could easily cause problems, if pushed.
  • The trekking requires a discrete preparation on a physical level. Being a path that develops at high altitude, it will be easy to accuse symptoms of fatigue. It is required attention, since it is a volcanic active area, subjected to constant gaseous exhalations and composed by a soil constituted by inconsistent and unstable rocks.
  • Without adequate shoes you are not covered by insurance.
  • Pregnant women who have passed the third month of pregnancy are not allowed to take part to any excursion activity.
  • Because of the continuous and unpredictable evolution of the volcanic activity, the excursions could undergo variations, or, in extreme cases, be cancelled, at the discretion of the guide for safety reasons.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 20 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • 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 start at
    Esagonal
    Piazzale Funivia Etna Sud, 95030 Nicolosi CT, Italy
    The appointment is at 8:30 AM at parking in front of Esagonal Bar. Here the coordinate: Latitude 37.7003505 - Longitude: 14.9988163. We are here with one yellow van.
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    Mount Etna
    Stop: 5 hours - Admission included
    Meeting at the parking lot in front of Esagonal Bar at 08:30, where you will meet your Guides. Initial briefing and buying of the tickets for the cable car (round-trip) and for the 4x4 jeeps (one way). Detailed description: We will start the trekking along the path that from Torre del Filosofo leads to the Summit Craters of the Etna, through the lavic fields, issued by the recent activities of the South East Crater. After traveling for about 3 km, at a height of 3250 mt, we will reach the western portion of the summit crater terrace, where it will be possible to admire the stateliness of the Central Crater. The trekking will continue along the crater wall, before starting the downhill on the steep, but funny trip back path, constituted by ash and volcanic scoria, along the southern portion of the summit cone, that will allow us to walk back till a height of 2500 mt for a total of 9,5 km (round-trip).
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Katja
Stuttgart, Germany1 contribution
Great experience at Volcano Etna
We had a great time and liked the tour a lot.

Originally we booked a tour to the summit, but because of the activity of the volcano and many eruptions this was not allowed. They offered us an alternative via WhatsApp which we booked. It was a tour on the north side to the area of the 2002 eruptions.

Our guide Vincenzo was great, very experienced and we learned a lot about the Etna. The tour took about 5 hours and included a jeep drive up to 2.800 meters. From there we walked along different craters back to our parked car.
The tour included 13 people and Vincenzo did it bilingual in french an English.

We would definitely recommend the tour.
It is necessary to bring a good jacket, because it is very windy at some points.
We made the tour in our runnings shoes, which was okay, but hiking boots would be better. They offered us boots as well, but we decided for our own shoes :)

Thanks a lot to Vincenzo, he made the tour a great experience!
Written 23 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Martine Fr - Belgium
2 contributions
Top guides for hikers
Aug 2021
Due to high activity on Etna south begin August, we were proposed to visit north site for hikers. We left at 8:00 am and were back at about 1:30 pm.
You need good hikingshoes but they are well equipped and helped us out with an extra pair of shoes and back bag.
The guides were very driven by their job and switched easily from one language to another.
They explained a lot of the volcanoes and we entered a small magma room from the erruptions of 1942.
Great experience. Worthwhile to do this.
Written 7 August 2021
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raz1114
1 contribution
Mt etna was amazing to visit but the experience was tarnished by our guide
We had two guides domenico and nikos. The general impression we got from domenico was that he wanted to get us up and down as fast as possible. This meant physically pushing my friend who was struggling and was already losing her footing, from the back with his hand. If she stopped for a breather she was repeatedly told she could not stop here. She was told it wasn't possible to stop. This wasn't because we were on a ledge or a place that was dangerous to stop at, it was because he wanted us to get down quickly so his job was over. At one point I stopped to take a video, we were not given any time at all to take photos so had to take them when we could. He put his hand in front of my video to stop me recording, yelled in my face to stop recording and to keep up with the group, despite 2 members of our group being behind me at that point, he then proceeded to attempt to drag me down the mountain with him. I had to yell a few times for him to let go of me before he did so. After this incident domenico went ahead and we had nikos instead. Nikos was patient and a wonderful guide. Unfortunately by this point I was aready shaken and upset so couldn't really enjoy the rest of the hike. In conclusion mt etna was a wonderful volcano to visit. Unfortately you cant go to the summit alone anymore. I recommend either going with a different tour group or if you chose this one I would request that it was nikos you go with to guarantee you're not manhandled.
Written 16 October 2020
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guidevulcanologichee
Hello We are very sorry that you did not appreciate our service. Our guide Domenico will be admonished for this. However it seems very strange that he was not very kind, unfortunately there are rules to be respected, since the top of Etna is closed, the groups have limited hours of permanence at high altitude. This thing is not easy to manage and always worries the Guides who have so many responsibilities, and can pay dearly for non-compliance with the regulations. In fact, it is not allowed to stay for too long in areas considered to be at risk. Surely the guide must behave appropriately, in order to guarantee the best possible experience to the whole group, in compliance with the rules and times that each guide has available. Despite these regulations, the guides are always committed to guaranteeing the best to our customers, for the whole 2020 season we have received only positive reviews that had never made us think of problems of this type, in fact it seems a little strange to us, anyway however, your review will help us to improve our commitment to always offer the best quality service.
Written 20 October 2020
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Gilles W
4 contributions
Great experience but depends on the weather
Oct 2020 • Couples
A very special experience! But, it really depends on the weather. The climb up was clear, but once at the top, very clouded. We couldnt see anything of the crater. Luckely we had a good view before and the hike up there was enjoyable. Daniele was a friendly and social guide!

Tip: bring gloves and a hat, they dont mention it in the description, but it gets really cold up there (mid oktober)
Written 15 October 2020
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Biljana B
1 contribution
Great Experience on amazing day. Grazie mille
Sep 2020
Perfect organisation, profecional quidance. Lucky to have excellent weather conditions, I mean was sunny clear day but followed with cold wind on the way. I edvice to have nice warm jacket and gloves for the climb. Standing landscape, smoke and lava eruptions.
Highly recommended tour and service
Written 1 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Manon
4 contributions
Great excursion by knowledgeable guides
+ Strict in keeping/abiding to COVID 19 measures
+ One of the first to ascend the top
+ Extended information by knowledgeable guides
+ Good equipment for rent
+ Take care of group safety
+ Well reachable; I Booked late in the evening though web and WhatsApp, worked out perfectly.
Written 30 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

little_miss_perfect
Essex, UK233 contributions
Do not miss this!!!
We had booked for a Saturday but the trip was cancelled the day before as bad weather was forecast. We changed to the Sunday and the same thing happened again but luckily for us the weather was perfect and we were able to go on Monday. We drove there- you meet at 8.30 outside the Esagonal bar/restaurant. It took us just over an hour to get there from Taormina. When you arrive they give you boots which come up quite small so choose a bigger size. They also give you a jacket. Make sure you take this - it was REALLY cold up there! I would definitely recommend you bring some gloves too. We didn’t and wished we had. We had paid for the full tour (cable car up and back, 4x4 up, and a guide to get us to the top, £119 per person). There was about 25 in our group and we split into 2 groups once getting out of the 4x4 trucks. By the way, the last toilets are at the cable cars at the top. Our guide was Nikos and he was very knowledgeable and patient when waiting for anyone lagging behind (my husband!) it took a couple of hours to reach the top- it wasn’t too hard going but you do need to be reasonably fit for the uphill bits. The views from the top were breathtaking! It was well worth the climb and will be an unforgettable experience for us. We walked around at the top and took photos and then began to make our way down. We stopped of for lunch (make sure you bring a picnic) and got back to the cable cars at about 2.15 and back to the car at 2.30.
If you’re not sure whether to book this trip or not, take my advice and book it!!
Written 29 September 2020
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sianb123
Stevenage, UK19 contributions
Amazing day
This tour is fantastic. We had a beautiful clear day but god it was windy! Take all the equipment offered from the guides before you start. Also pay for the cable car and Jeep as the trek is big and long, don’t wear yourself out. Great guide answered all questions, waited and helped people out. Amazing landscape, smoke, Etna thundering........fantastic. Writing this exhausted after a magical experience I was worried as I have asthma but managed it fine if abit slow at times. Would recommend 100%
Written 28 September 2020
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ombretta l
Dublin, Ireland25 contributions
When a dream became true
This was my dream since a child. The reality of it has been above my expectations so far. "La signora Etna" is alive, breathing and erupting. The guide, Vincenzo, is wonderful and very well prepared, answering every question whereas technical or curiosity every kind. Every thing was well organized. I loved it, we had a wonderful and unforgettable experience. Strongly, but very strongly recommend.
Written 25 September 2020
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aleksander s
4 contributions
Excellent tour with Nicos
We have nice weather and walking with quite easy tempo.. and interesting explanation of Etna history by Nicos.

Written 20 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Guide Vulcanologiche Etna Nord
EleonorePV
EleonorePV
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Magique 💛 le souvenir d'une vie
Perfect excursion, amazing professionnal guide, Domenico, who speaks perfectly Italiano, English and French. He's f
dieter10us
dieter10us
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A clear recomment for this tour
excellent and informative tour to Etna Nord. Very good explanations from the tourguide about the vulcano and the di
Trek20107053707
Trek20107053707
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Ferragosto on Etna
We enjoyed our hike with Daniele very much, he was very knowledgeable and explained the geological and historical d
Amanda P
Amanda P
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Perfect excursion with young kids
We did the old craters trail with our 9 year old son just the day before the eruption! Daniele our guide was very
ClaireM-Play
ClaireM-Play
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Great experience
We had a fabulous time. Vincenzo was a great interesting guide. We are a family of 4, with a 12 and a 14 y.o. and i
frannlarue7
frannlarue7
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Great experience with Vincenzo!
We were able to book this tour very last minute through the agriturismo we were staying at. We didn’t know what to
zolim753
zolim753
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Excursion - the sommital craters Etna Nord – Piano Provenzana
We booked the Etna summit tour, but because of eruptions of the south-east crater of Etna few days earlier the area
206gaia
206gaia
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Amazing experience!!
We went up to Etna with our children of 11 and 14. We were supposed to go to the summit craters but because of a re
RafaelaK145
RafaelaK145
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Amazing experience with great guide
The experience was great. The guide was super friendly and had an outstanding knowledge. The tour was a great mix b
radekv883
radekv883
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Awesome trip.
Great guide with all the inside knowledge. Showed us all we wanted. Had also really great photography skill.
silviabilacchi
silviabilacchi
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Solo traveler
I had the amazing opportunity of visiting the Etna with this amazing agency. Knowledgeable guide that made my hike
jakah2018
jakah2018
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Nice trip
We really enjoyed the trip. Guide was great and gave us a lot of interesting information about Etna.
Isabella G
Isabella G
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Great day!
We wanted to reach the top of Etna and we did with a great guide! Everything was very good organized and the equipm
JesperTravel24
JesperTravel24
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Hiking mount etna
We visited in October. There is no need to carry a coat with you, they provide this. Note: it is very cold on the t
jelsesser
jelsesser
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A must have on your sicily trip!
The tour with Mikos was amazing! We were thinking of doing the tour by ourselves, but we would have never found thi
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