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Trekking to the Summit Craters of Etna - Ashàra Volcanological Guides provided by Ashàra - Volcanological Guides in Sicily

Trekking to the Summit Craters of Etna - Ashàra Volcanological Guides

Trekking to the Summit Craters of Etna - Ashàra Volcanological Guides
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Live the unique experience of conquering the summit of the highest active volcano in Europe accompanied by volcanological guides with proven experience and capable of transmitting the passion for these exceptional activities in the midst of nature.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian
What to expect
  • After the meeting with the volcanological guide and the pre-departure briefing, with the help of cable car and 4x4 bus we will quickly gain altitude up to 2900m s.l.m., near Torre del Filosofo. We will begin a 2-hour walking trek where we will make 2-3 intermediate breaks to enjoy the view along the lunar-like lava fields that will lead us under the summit craters. With a last challenging climb we will reach the summit of Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe where we can admire the peculiarities that characterize the summit area. We will descend on foot through sandbanks, we will visit other craters of different historical periods and we will cross a lava flow channel. We will return to an altitude of 2500 m asl where the cable car will take us back to the starting point. The ticket for the cable car and 4x4 bus transport up to an altitude of 2900 m a.s.l. is not included in the cost of the excursion. At the discretion of the guide and for safety reasons, given the continuous and unpredictable evolution of volcanic activity, the excursions could undergo variations and, above all, could be modified according to weather conditions and volcanic activity.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Italian
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • After the meeting with the volcanological guide and the pre-departure briefing, with the help of cable car and 4x4 bus we will quickly gain altitude up to 2900m s.l.m., near Torre del Filosofo. We will begin a 2-hour walking trek where we will make 2-3 intermediate breaks to enjoy the view along the lunar-like lava fields that will lead us under the summit craters. With a last challenging climb we will reach the summit of Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe where we can admire the peculiarities that characterize the summit area. We will descend on foot through sandbanks, we will visit other craters of different historical periods and we will cross a lava flow channel. We will return to an altitude of 2500 m asl where the cable car will take us back to the starting point. The ticket for the cable car and 4x4 bus transport up to an altitude of 2900 m a.s.l. is not included in the cost of the excursion. At the discretion of the guide and for safety reasons, given the continuous and unpredictable evolution of volcanic activity, the excursions could undergo variations and, above all, could be modified according to weather conditions and volcanic activity.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 132502P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Free rental rock helmet
  • High-necked hiking shoes
  • Trekking poles
  • Windbreakers + gloves
Exclusions
  • Backpack 10/20 L
  • at least 1.5 L
  • Snack and packed lunch
  • Cable car and 4x4 jeep tickets
  • Socks
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Piazzale Rifugio Sapienza, Unnamed Road, 95030, 95030 Nicolosi CT, Italy Departure from the Sapienza Refuge Square at our Info Point Ashàra
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • You must be in perfect physical condition
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Inclusions
  • Free rental rock helmet
  • High-necked hiking shoes
  • Trekking poles
  • Windbreakers + gloves
Exclusions
  • Backpack 10/20 L
  • at least 1.5 L
  • Snack and packed lunch
  • Cable car and 4x4 jeep tickets
  • Socks
Departure details
  • Piazzale Rifugio Sapienza, Unnamed Road, 95030, 95030 Nicolosi CT, Italy Departure from the Sapienza Refuge Square at our Info Point Ashàra
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • You must be in perfect physical condition
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Lukas
1 contribution
Best Guided Tour on Etna
Sep 2021 • Solo
Awesome trip all around. If you want to experience Etna, this is the tour to book. Funny and experienced guides explained everything in detail from the basics of vulcanos to the specialities of Etna. In terms of difficulty "moderate" describes the hike perfectly, I'm personally not a hiker and I went into this trip with some minor muscle pain and still managed to get to the top. Every 20 to 30 minutes we stopped to catch our breath while the guide informed us about the different craters and recent eruptions that had taken place around us. How you experience this trip will heavily depend on weather conditions, we were lucky and had a sunny clear sky with breathtaking views of all the areas around Etna. Last but not least you need to know that the meeting point at the cable car is a huge tourist trap with overpriced souvenir shops and Restaurants that are overflowing with bus loads of tourists from cruise ships. And as such other Tour operators will offer tours on Etna that are not worth your time or money, they are straight up scams. If you want to go up, go with Ashara.
Written 20 September 2021
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Alexander M
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Amazing vulcano experience
Sep 2021 • Couples
The tour was really amazing! The Ashara Team offer a 1st class hiking adventure (nearly) to the top of the beautiful Etna…always save and secure. Highly recommend! It was a fantastic hiking day!
Written 15 September 2021
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Anca
Oradea, Romania1 contribution
active, fun, breathtaking views
Both me and my husband enjoyed the experience very much. We were worried we did not have the right equipment but Ashara had everything we needed available. The guide was fun and pasionate. We learned many things about volcanoes and made us even more curious. The views were breathtaking and unique. A cool thing is that we really felt safe with our guide, he’s such a good leader!
Written 30 August 2021
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Kevin S
1 contribution
Wonderful experience
Great trip, great information provided about the volcano, but especially wonderful guides who make the trip remarkable!
Written 27 August 2021
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garybQ1937JH
Eureka, IL10 contributions
Marco’s the Man!
We had a great experience with Mary coordinating our tour and Marco leading our group through the sights. Very patient, helpful, and tolerant of a couple old timers. We truly enjoyed the day and were exhausted but felt rewarded for having made the effort.
Written 25 August 2021
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Solymar
12 contributions
Top!
Amazing tour of an amazing place. Tour was well organized and our guide Max was extremely knowledgeable, professional and fun. Company was helpful and responsive. Completely enjoyed it and absolutely recommend.
Written 21 August 2021
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Laura S
2 contributions
Great experience and amazing staff !
Jul 2021 • Friends
Great experience, it’s quite a long hike and really worth the price. The staff is adorable and a special thanks to the lady who helped us change our booking free of charge and was super réactive and friendly. Highly recommend!
Written 11 August 2021
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Footprints686293
1 contribution
Super experience!
Jul 2021 • Family
Super friendly and competent staff! Max was an extremely professionell and knowledgeable guide. He looked after everyone in the entire group and made sure that everyone, including my youngest son (aged 12) not only made the challenging hike up the summit but also fully enjoyed it! 10/10!!!
Written 26 July 2021
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Delicioso
Palermo, Italy6 contributions
Unforgettable experience
Jul 2021 • Couples
We visited the craters of the Etna with Massimo (guide of Asharà) and he's a really interesting guide (told a lot of anecdotes, was funny,...). Despite the fact that the weather was grey, Max brought a map with pictures to imagine the landscape so the trekking was prepared seriously.

This experience was sensational and we totally recommend it.
Written 20 July 2021
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Jakub Pastorek
Prague, Czech Republic10 contributions
Best day of the vacation
Jun 2021 • Couples
We had a best experience trekking the Etna with Ashara. Our guide Massimo (Max) was such a professional and gave us all the information and explanations about the Etna’s history and activity. This was one of the best experiences in our lives. My group and I highly recommend these guides and especially with Max! Again big thanks to you! Jakub, Tatiana, Martin and Mirka 🌋🙏💪
Written 16 June 2021
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By: Ashàra - Volcanological Guides in Sicily
geomih
geomih
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One day trip
I really loved the specific of this tiny and lively island, the hike was great, the guide, Giuseppe, provided very
Leo_Cavalcante
Leo_Cavalcante
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Perfect
Amazing trekking, pepe was such a nice guide, helped us all the time. And gave all necessaries equipments for the t
ahlamew
ahlamew
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Great experience -Stromboli trekking
Trip was really good, well coordinated with Mary who reminded us the day before of all the equipment needed. Our gu
olgavand
olgavand
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Climbing the Etna
We had a Great experience!!! And such a good organization! Top guidance! We'll never forget this very special day i
JoshG1908
JoshG1908
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Unique and incredible hike on Etna!
Really recommend this company for an incredible hike on the Etna volcano. Massimo was a great guide and very knowle
857carinev
857carinev
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Even better than expected
We loved our excursion, it was even better than expected. Our guide Pepe was very knowledgeable and kind. Before bo
edsF8676OX
edsF8676OX
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Hike 400 meters up Stromboli
Excellent and very knowledgeable tour guides. Made sure everyone had the necessary equipment and was very attentiv
OSKARLONDON
OSKARLONDON
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NOT WHAT IT SAYS ON THE TIN
I am not satisfied with the tour, unfortunately I feel quite disappointed. The tour is marketed as “the sunset tour
454brettt
454brettt
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Good value four hour hike
This is a good value guided trek to enable you to see some orange lava from a safe distance. If there is no cloud y
AliceM4145
AliceM4145
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Top class Etna experience
Thank you max and team for an incredible day. Amazing equipment, hiking, views and explanation of Etnas history !
SnappyMandy
SnappyMandy
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Spectacular hike
We had a wonderful time hiking up to the Sciara del Fuoco to admire the natural explosions of the Stromboli last ni
margaretf3
margaretf3
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Amazing .....
We had an amazing day with Giuseppe today. He is so knowledgeable and generous, super attentive, kind and passionat
SailingAWEN
SailingAWEN
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Rigorous Hike with great views
Whoever said this was an ‘easy hike’ was on a very different hike than we were. It may be that the guide was being
giuseppemW7624ER
giuseppemW7624ER
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Etna summit
A good first ride on Etna. Max the guide took us around with ease, although the trek isn't for everyone. Unfortunat
memorelli
memorelli
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Great sights, ok tour
Stromboli was an amazing place to visit and the constant eruption of lava was such an amazing sight that’s an exper
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