Mount Etna and Taormina Full-Day Excursion from Palermo
- Pickup available
- Duration: 11 hours
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Pick up was very straight forward. Ugo (the guide) was extremely informative on the way to Etna. He sorted the tickets and clothing (boots and coats - both very comfortable). Cable car had great views and 4w truck to top was a great fun. At the top the guide was extremely informative and knowledgeable. However Ugo took over the interpretation for us. It was fantastic at the top - such a clear day but very windy. Amazing experience to be so close to an active volcano. Lunch was delicious and very plentiful. Great chatting to Ugo and other travellers. The cave was interesting- again so much information from Ugo who, as a geologist, has so much knowledge to impart but explains it such a way we could understand. The river site was very scenic and great to paddle to cool off on such a hot day. It was very crowded though. All in all a fantastic trip, made all the better by Ugo who was a top guide.
We had a wonderful time with Antonio. He is really passionate about geology and Etna. He told us so many interesting and funny stories and was answering all our questions. Important for tourists, even if the excursion says "trip to summit", there are little chances that you will get there because most of the time there is some dangerous activity in the biggest crater. Nevertheless, we discovered a lot and enjoyed a nice atmosphere during the day
Roberto was a fabulous guide and an amazing person to spend the day with! He knows so much about Mt. Etna and the surrounding area. He communicated with us prior to the tour to let us know what to expect and picked us up exactly when he said he would. We spent a lot of time hiking around the volcano and then had a fantastic lunch at a local restaurant. The River was also a great experience. I would definitely recommend this tour and Roberto.
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip! The guide (Joshua) speaks perfect English. He was very friendly and also was very careful with driving, as I've informed him about my car sickness. He told us a lot of interesting facts about Sicily. We were lucky with weather on top of Etna, so we could clearly see other craters and Sicily. Taormina was a very nice addition, cute small town with an amazing amphitheater. Overall, we had a blast! :)
Rill isn’t day. The guide was fantastic - friendly, knowledgable and really organised.