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Trekking to the Summit Craters - Etna

Nicolosi, Italy

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Experience hosted by Massimo

6 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, French, Italian

What you'll do

Departure from Piazzale Rifugio Sapienza at our Info Point Ashàra.
After a short briefing, the excursion will begin that will lead us to the top at an altitude of 3330m.
With the Etna cable car we will quickly gain altitude up to 2500 meters above sea level and then with special 4x4 minibuses, we will climb further up to 2900 meters above sea level, near Torre del Filosofo.
During the 2-hour ascent we will make 2-3 intermediate breaks to enjoy the view and we will travel through the lava fields with a lunar aspect that will lead us right to the summit of Etna: the highest active volcano in Europe where we can admire the peculiarities that characterize the summit area.
We will go down through some amusing sandbanks and we will visit the craters of 2002-2003 and equipped with a helmet, also a lava flow channel.
We will take the cable car downhill again to return to the starting point
Other things to note
Ticket for cable car and Unimog 4x4 are not included in the price and you'll pay it directly in cash at our meeting point
Departure from Piazzale Rifugio Sapienza at our Info Point Ashàra.
After a short briefing, the excursion will begin that will lead us to the top at an altitude of 3330m.
With the Etna cable car we will quickly gain altitude up to 2500 meters above sea level and then with special 4x4 minibuses, we will climb further up to 2900 meters above sea level, near Torre del Filosofo.
During the 2-hour ascent we will make 2-3 intermediate bre…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Trekking shoes, sticks and helmet
From $61
/ person

Meet your host, Massimo

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 114 Reviews
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I am Massimo born in Ragusa, I am a Vulcanological Guide, but first of all a great mountain lover.
Etna my home, thanks to this volcano I grew up as a man, as a mountaineer, as a guide.
Being a mountain professional is not just about making a dream but it means transmitting passion and becoming a point of reference for those who trust me. Come with me!
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Where you'll be

With a last challenging climb we will reach the summit of Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe, where we could admire the summit area.
We will return to visit the Barbagallo Craters, and a lava flow channel, generated during the 2002 eruption.

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 114 reviews.

Margaux
October 2020
Superbe expérience sur l'Etna avec Massimo! Massimo est sympathique, passionné, et fait en sorte que l'on passe un très bon moment. Je recommande!
Luis Miguel
October 2020
This is simply a lifetime experience, if you are in Sicily, make sure to book a day for this tour. Massimo is an excellent guide with a lot of experience and a great energy. The Mount Etna itself is simply breathtaking.
Fida
October 2020
The experience was amazing. Massimo is really passionate about his profession and along the way up and down gets to tell us stories and leyends related to Etna and Sicily, some basic geology for the ones that we had no idea about and many hiking tips!. I learned things, met nice people and had an amazing experience. I can only recommend it.
The experience was amazing. Massimo is really passionate about his profession and along the way up and down gets to tell us stories and leyends related to Etna and Sicily, some bas…
Marta
October 2020
We had the best time during the trip to the top of Etna with Massimo! He made sure to wait for everyone when needed, was responding to all of our questions and was bringing some curiosities about the volcano. We loved this unique experience and would definitely recommend !
We had the best time during the trip to the top of Etna with Massimo! He made sure to wait for everyone when needed, was responding to all of our questions and was bringing some cu…
Peter Engelund
October 2020
We had a great hike to Mount Etnas highest point. Very exciting and beautiful trip - could not have been done without our great guide. For us - late forties and used to medium hikes and in ok shape - it was a perfect tour. Don’t expect a lot of sitting - you are up some great views and a time of you life experience. Thanks Max :-)
We had a great hike to Mount Etnas highest point. Very exciting and beautiful trip - could not have been done without our great guide. For us - late forties and used to medium hike…
Mattia
October 2020
Journée fantastique, Massimo s'est adapté aux capacités du groupe et nous a permis de découvrir pleinement les cratères. Je recommande cette activité avec Massimo pour ses compétences et sa passion qu'il partage à merveille !

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    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

    What to bring

    extra t-shirt

    Long pants and long/medium socks