From Catania/Taormina: Mount Etna Cablecar & 4WD Tour
- Transportation included
- Skip the ticket line
- Duration options: 6 - 7 hours
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Fantastic experience! So pleased that my boyfriend and I chose Etna Tours to go with! This excursion was fantastic value for money, and what an incredible experience looking down into the craters of Europe’s most active volcano to see it spewing molten lava! They provided walking boots, jackets, helmets and walking sticks. We were able to pay the additional €33pp for the cable cars and 4x4 bus on card. The hike was relatively difficult but we took it at a nice gentle pace and every direction you looked the views were breathtaking. Because we were lucky enough to have such good visibility out guide took us over the centre of the volcano to the north east side and we got to gaze down into an additional crater to the one on the itinerary and this was rumbling and intermittently spewing molten lava, what a thrill! The first crater was beautiful as well, huge and moon-like with impressive plumes of smoke all around. The two guides were very jovial and handed out treats at lunch. Amazing!
Well organized tour, some waiting in line for the 4x4 buses both up and down, but not extremely long. Very knowledgeable guide, told us a lot about volcanism in general and Etna in particular. He also adjusted his pace to make sure I can keep up, as I was by far the oldest member of the group. We were also lucky to have clear and sunny weather, though it was biting cold and extremely windy at the top. Overall, a very nice (and tiring) experience.
We got lucky and had a great view on mount Etna, the sunset as well as the cities below. Our nice guide took as to multiple locations and provided some information on the history of the volcano and its characteristics. Car was clean, Covid19 measures were all taken care off. It would have been great to hear a lot more information about the volcano and history and make the different stops of the tour feel more like one cohesive experience.
We saw so much more and got so much closer than we even imagined!! Our guide Daniele was amazing - so kind and so knowledgable. A must for anyone who is in the area! Be wary - our original trip was cancelled due to bad weather (mid October) so make sure you have an alternative day you can postpone too so you aren’t disappointed. Also - bring gloves and wear more layers than you think!!
Excellent organization, very safe and great guides (even gave us some Etna vine for lunch! :)). Only possible improvement would be that the meeting point seemed a bit messy, we didn't know where to find our guide or if they will give us any equipment (shoes/poles/helmet/jacket). Ended up working out perfectly fine afterwards.