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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 14 November 2018

Our group of 6 adult friends spent a day on Mt Etna with Carmelo and thoroughly enjoyed it. He was friendly, funny and interesting, and had a wealth of knowledge and opinions to share on the geology, ecology and biology of Mt Etna, and even...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ian w
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

Absolutely amazing experience! Carmelo is not only highly knowledgable but his general wisdom is on another level. A wonderful person. I enjoyed his teaching as much as I enjoyed great conversations with him along the way. I was blown away with the whole experience. I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank martaskam
Reviewed 19 September 2018

A perfect environment, to enjoy an exciting journey, in the company of a friend who shared with us, his enormous knowledge in vulcanology, botany, geology .... In addition to instilling his love for nature. Absolutely recommendable and inprescindible. Thank you Carmelo for those hours.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rafael H
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

We have a wondeful experience at the Etna! Carmelo is a perfect guide with lot of experience and geological knowledge ! It was a pleasure to do the hiking tour with him! No commercial but a awesome naturetour ! Thanks so much Carmelo for the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AnnaL8687
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Carmelo is a very knowledgeable and friendly guide who adapted the tour according to the groups' interests. We learned a lot about Etna, volcanism and the flora and fauna in the area. We definitely recommend the tour for travellers who are interested in responsibly exploring...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Gabriel T
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Carmelo is really passionate about geology and volcanos. During the visit he provided us with many details about the history, biology and environment of the Etna and surrounding areas. It was an ecologic tour so, it had little impact in the volcano ecosystem in comparison...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Albert J
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We spent a fabulous day on Mount Etna with Carmelo. The forecast was for heavy rain in the afternoon - which we did later see - so Carmelo tailored the day to ensure that we could complete the main hiking part in the morning before...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 602gillianb
Reviewed 10 August 2018

We are a catalan family that normally scores the activities in our holidays. In our travel to Sicilia the ecovisit to Etna with Camelo get the maximum rate. It was easy to contract, no massive paths, clear and engaged explanations. The tour is about vulcanos,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jordi t
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

As a Tripadvisor I cannot express my opinion in my language the Catalan will do it in English. My wife, Yolanda, and me, we visit the Etna Valley with Carmelo and Fabbio of Etnatao. The experience was a total immersion for the different eruptions in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Josep I
Reviewed 21 July 2018

My intent from the start was not just to see Mount Etna but to experience it on an individual and personal basis. I didn't want it to be an ordinary, boilerplate tour. I didn’t want to go to the normal places where throngs of people...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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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
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12 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 :)