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Classic Experience Etna and Alcantara

    What to Expect
    You will visit a volcanic cave using the equipment provided from us (helmets and torches).You will stop at a farmhouse, you will enjoy a rustic lunch made with local products (starter and first course) together with a good glass of Sicilian wine. It is possible to arrange, upon request, a suitable dish to vegetarians and coeliacs. After lunch you will visit the beautiful Alcantara gorges with its cold river between walls of lava stones.

    The guide will pick you up at your hotel (if in the centre of Catania) or in a meeting point halfway. The tour is in Italian and English. Upon request also in Spanish and French.

    The price includes:
    -A professional and passionate naturalistic guide(our guides are geologist, volcanologists, agronomists, etc…)
    -Transport service with minibus or jeep (no off road) from Catania, directly from your hotel or from an agreed meeting point
    - Lunch
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Return Details
    Our guide will drop you off at the same point you met him in the morning.
    • Local taxes
    • Beverages
    • Lunch
    • Transport service via Jeep or minibus from Catania
    • Live commentary on board
    • Local guide
    • Professional guide
    • Use of helmet
    • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Infant seats available
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • English and Italian guide are always available, French and Spanish are subject to availability. Upon booking, we will confirm you if the language required is available.
    • Trekking shoes are mandatory. We can provide trekking shoes and jackets for free if requested at the time of booking.
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Vegetarian, vegan, celiac option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Loved Sicily can’t wait to go back. Had all kinds of weather while at Etna....sun, rain, and snow. Dress warm.!
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    The experience was full of good information. The weather was beautiful and our guide Giuseppe did a great job showing us Mount Etna. The best part about the tour is you get to see the other side of Etna away from the tourists. No worries about finding your way on your own. Luch
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    The whole trip was great from start to finish. Our tour guide Denise, collected us up from the designated point (only a minute walk from where we stayed in Catania). The group of 8 people + Denise was a good company, we had many laughs throughout the day. Denise was super
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    Had the best time of our stay in Catania thanks to Etna Experience and Denise! Denise was so intelligent of Etna and every aspect of the area! Start off the day with a lava cave tour and climb to 2000m of one of the Etna Craters, which
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    We had a really beautiful experiance. Our guide Manuel is a true valcano expert, you could immediately recognize his knowledge and experience. Very friendly and open to us. He showed us beautiful places. Even when the weather was not as good as we wished for, he thought of
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    Very enjoyable and interesting experience!
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    Absolutely amazing!!!
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    We just had this tour yesterday (on 30th of November with 20+ degrees in Catania)! It was an amazing 5-hour trip
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    Amazing day trip!
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    Magda Z
    Warsaw, Poland
    The most trustworthy tour agency - excellent service!
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    Key Details
    • Etna Experience Excursions
    • Duration: 24h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, French, Italian
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