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From Taormina: Sunset Experience on Mount Etna Upper Craters

4.4 / 5

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From Taormina: Sunset Experience on Mount Etna Upper Craters

From £81.24 per person

Don't miss this unique occasion to ascend the volcano Etna by coach and jeep in the evocative atmosphere of the sunset. The volcano, perpetually active and a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2013, is the highest in Europe.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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English, German, Italian

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience a gorgeous sunset from the highest authorized point of Mount Etna
  • Take a fun jeep ride up the volcano
  • Admire the possible activity of the summit craters from a safe proximity
  • Enjoy an optional dinner at local restaurant at 1900m elevation
Full description
Begin your journey by boarding a coach with your friendly and knowledgeable tour leader. This will take you approximately 1900 meters (about 6233 feet) up Mount Etna, where you will then switch to jeeps in order to get within a safe proximity of the main crater area at 3000 (about 9840 feet) meters elevation. During your ascent, you’ll be escorted by licensed guides of the CAI - Italian Alpine Club.   Mount Etna is an active volcano on the east coast of Sicility, and the tallest active volcano in Europe, standing at 3,350 meters (about 10990 feet). It’s also one of the most active volcanoes in the world and in an almost constant state of activity since its first eruption about half a million years ago.   After reaching the summit, stop to experience a stunning sunset as the fading sun’s colors cover the volcano, the Valley of the Bove, and all of the expansive surroundings. Following the sunset, return by jeep to 1900 meters, at which point it will be time for a wonderful dinner in a local restaurant to finish off the evening.
Includes
  • Transportation by coach and jeep
  • Tour leader and Alpine guide service
  • VAT and taxes
  • Drinks or meals
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Taormina Bus Terminal - Taormina

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Windbreaker

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Open-toed shoes

Know before you go

  • Warm clothing and suitable shoes are recommended. Warm clothes will be available to rent on site with an extra charge
  • This tour is not recommended for pregnant women or those with heart problems
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 21 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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Excursion Unforgettable! For the money it is more than justified! Thanks to the Guide Francesco - freely and heartily spoke about the volcano in English, German and Italian! Very detailed and interesting, even with my knowledge of a foreign language! To see the sunset on the Etna Volcano (height of 3000 meters) is an unforgettable experience! The best excursion of those that were at the time of my stay in Sicily! Thanks again!

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12 October 2019

Very nice and well organised trip

even when it's around 30° at seaside … at 3000m and possibly with a strong wind it might be felt as something around 0 - 5°, so take some warm clothing with you! Very nice and well organised - and a special Moment when you are in the evening more or less alone on Mt. Aetna.

3 October 2019

Beautiful experience

Interesting tour of the volcano accompanied by a volcanologist guide who explains various features of the volcano. However, if you have the expectation of seeing the sunset, I recommend hiring the excursion with the minimum advance to ensure that the weather is benevolent since it is not always possible for the ideal climatic conditions to occur.

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8 September 2019

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