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Etnatao Etna Excursions
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Eco-friendly excursions on Etna led by a naturalistic guide with a degree in geology. Our proposal is focused on natural sciences and inspired by the principles of Ecotourism. We renounce the use of jeeps and funiculars and propose walking tours in...more
Via Ruggero Settimo 50, 95128 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 338 219 7869
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

If you want to feel Etna and know everything about him, this is your tour! You will walk up until his craters and you will know everything about his sourrounding ,his life and what happen there. Carmelo is an excellent guia, who makes you feel...More

3  Thank Ángela A
Reviewed 3 September 2017

I took the Etnatao guided hike that Carmelo offers in August 2017 with a group of five friends. There was also another couple, our same profile. Carmelo was easy to contact via internet and responsive. Before the trip he gave me a great confidence and...More

1  Thank itziarcastello
Reviewed 1 September 2017

I took the Etnatao guided hike with Carmelo this past August 2017 with a group of five more friends, and it was a fantastic, transformational experience. Carmelo's tour is different from other Etna tours in that it is a very small group (so, more direct...More

1  Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 29 July 2017

We had a group hike to Etna in July 2017. It was a large group, 20+ people and we all payed attention to what our guides were saying because they were really interesting, and what is most important, really knowledgeable about the Etna area and...More

1  Thank 347lukas
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Getting to the top of one of the worlds most famous volcanoes was something we planned on for some time - we were on a cruise so we did not have a lot of time to dilly dally getting up the mountain and we really...More

2  Thank fireman452
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We went spontaneously for a donkey ride when we came to Etna north side, at Piano Provenzano, two families with 3 teenagers and one 10-year old. It was an amazing experience - the fun of riding these animals, the beauty of the nature we came...More

1  Thank Åsa S
Reviewed 12 July 2017

A friend and I spent the day with Fabio and Carmelo exploring the north side of Mount Etna. Both Fabio and Carmelo are very knowledgeable about the natural history of the area and were eager to impart their knowledge and answer questions. Very personable and...More

1  Thank gkardon
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Perfect. Must visit! Good guidance! Good combination of walking and ski condoles and jeep. Skilled and friendly guide. We got a good collection various colour stones.. Like religious experience...

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Reviewed 15 May 2017

Carmelo and Fabio obviously knows their stuff. You can just feel their passion for Mt. Etna and how they encourage others to preserve it by minimising their destructive footprint in the park. This tour is unlike others. The large part of the tour includes a...More

1  Thank Ardentray
Reviewed 11 May 2017

It was very nice to see and understand how the environment of the Etna is composed! We went to see the 2008 Vulcano and we saw also many craters! It was very interesting and friendly! I really like explanations on the fauna, flora and minerals!...More

1  Thank MarieDaybros
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Mark B
28 October 2016|
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Response from jeffreysujar | Reviewed this property |
We booked it around one week before the trip and it was fine. We spoke to Carmelo by phone and email and we found a day convenient for both
Arne S
13 April 2016|
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Response from RicardoIspra | Reviewed this property |
Hello! I would definitely recommend Carmelo. I knows the volcano better than anyone, will take you to less touristic points and his geology/biology knowledge are impressive. His English is quite good too! You can't miss it :)