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Guaranteed tours:
8-23 Jul: From Krakatau to Bali - Java (Indonesia)
10-14 Jul: Adventure Volcano - Yasur Volcano Travel - Tanna Island (Vanuatu)
10-24 Jul: Volcanoes and Cultures - Vanuatu (South Sea)
14-23 Jul: The Volcanoes of Ambrym - the Grand Traverse - Vanuatu (South Sea)
15-22 Jul: Indonesia Specials - Java-Komodo-Bali (Indonesia)
23-25 Jul: Indonesia Specials - Java-Komodo-Bali (Indonesia)
5-20 Sep: From Krakatau to Bali - Java (Indonesia)
16-23 Sep: Pearl of the Aegean - Santorini - Santorini Island, Greece
20-24(25) Sep: Sinabung Volcano Special - Sumatra (Indonesia)
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out
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Watching the eruptions at Yasur volcano, Vanuatu
Witnessing a volcanic eruption is one of the most awe-inspiring displays in nature.

On certain tours, we try to see lava and ash from close and safe distance. On Hawai'i, we can sometimes approach and even touch red lava!

These tours offer great chances to see volcanic activity from up-close:

Duration Tour
Price p.p.
Tour character / Difficulty
Around-the-World: Hawai'i,Vanuatu, New Zealand, Indonesia
Who has not dreamt of travelling around the world? Volcano Discovery makes this dream come true. You'll follow a knowledgeable, enthusiastic volcanologist on an "ever westward journey" to explore some of the most exciting volcanoes of the planet. Custom and group dates
6 Nov - 3 Dec 2017
25-28 days A Dream Come True - World Volcano Tour
(Volcano expedition: adventure - photography - active volcanoes)
11500 €  ? 
Mix of easy to medium excursions by land and sea, mostly short hikes, expert guiding by a volcanologist and team members, good to excellent accommodation, adventurous camping on Krakatau, delicious local food.
N-Sulawesi + Halmahera (Indonesia)
Volcanoes of North Sulawesi - walking tour to discover Lokon, Mahawu and Soputan volcanoes 5-21 Sep 2017
2-18 Oct 2017
1-17 Nov 2017
17 days / 16 nights Volcanoes and Spices
(Trekking: active volcanoes - nature & culture - photography)
3960 €  ? 
Very mixed character: Easy to challenging hikes (up to 4-6 hrs, up to approx. 1200 m climbing). transfers by plane, speed boats, minibuses, cars, trucks. Comfortable to spartan camping conditions, accommodation in local houses and hotels of varying standards.
Java (Indonesia)
From Krakatau to Bali tour Custom and group dates
8-23 Jul 2017
5-20 Sep 2017
1-16 Oct 2017
16 days / 15 nights From Krakatau to Bali
(Photography tour: active volcanoes - nature & culture)
3690 €  ? 
Easy to moderate hikes and excursions, comfortable hotels and guesthouses, 1-2 nights in camps (on Krakatau)
Kamchatka peninsula (Russia)
Volcano tour to Kamchatka 3-18(19) Sep 2017
15 days / 14 nights Kamchatka - Mountains of Fire & Ice
(Expedition: adventure - active volcanoes - photography)
3910 €  ? 
Please be prepared for the adventure character of a pilot tour! Helicopter flight to and from Karymsky, partially long transfers in all-terrain minibus and trucks, hikes of 2-6 hours length and moderate difficulty over various uneven terrain, camping in view of erupting volcanoes, basic huts, simple guesthouses and a comfortable hotel in Petropavlowsk.
Papua New Guinea
Photo expedition to Papua New Guinea 11-24 Jul 2017
14-27 Nov 2017
2 weeks Expedition Papua
(Expedition: nature & culture - adventure - active volcanoes)
3950 €  ? 
Short hikes with daypack, max. 1-2 hours. As an option, we offer also longer hikes. Accommodation mostly in simple hotels, guesthouses or in tents with basic shared facilities. When the level of comfort is low, the level of adventure is high.
Guatemala (Central America)
14-days study trip and expedition to the active volcanoes of Guatemala no scheduled dates at present
15 days / 14 nights Volcanoes in the land of the Maya
(Walking & study tour: active volcanoes - geology & volcanism - adventure)
$ 3900  ? 
Medium hikes and excursions including two more challenging hikes (climbing to Santa Maria and Acatenango involves ca. 1200 m climbing to ca. 3600 m altitude, but on easy trails), boat excursions, lots of volcano viewing at night possible
Vanuatu (South Sea)
Volcanoes & Culture: the South Sea - Expedition to Vanuatu 26 Jun - 9 Jul 2017
30 Oct - 12 Nov 2017
14 days Volcanoes, Adventure & Culture
(Photography tour: active volcanoes - nature & culture - adventure)
3190 €  ? 
Expedition character: partly long, strenuous hikes in rain forest & wet climate, spartan improvised living conditions, very simple or no facilities.
Danakil desert (Ethiopia)
Desert, salt and volcanoes - expedition to the Danakil desert and its volcanoes 18 Nov - 1 Dec 2017
23 Dec 17 - 5 Jan 2018
13-26 Jan 2018
14 days / 13 nights Desert, salt and volcanoes
(Expedition: active volcanoes - photography - adventure)
$ 4860  ? 
Expedition character: long jeep transfers, some on bumpy 4x4 off road tracks, (extremely) hot temperatures in the desert, intense exposure to sun, salt, sand and dust, very basic sleeping and washing conditions outside established towns.
Vanuatu (South Sea)
14-23 Jul 2017
20-29 May 2018
22-31 Jul 2018
8-9 days The Volcanoes of Ambrym - the Grand Traverse
(Expedition: active volcanoes - nature & culture - adventure)
2640 €  ? 
Moderate hikes of 3-6 hours length through rainforest and volcanic deserts. Spartanic living conditions, accommodation in simple guesthouses and expedition camps. Close immersion into the exotic world of Ambrym with its hospital people.
Batu Tara (Indonesia)
Expedition to active Batu Tara volcano no scheduled dates at present
8 days / 7 nights Batu Tara Volcano Expedition
(Volcano expedition: photography - adventure)
2890 €  ? 
Adventurous beach camp for 3 days & beach hotels, no hiking. Transfers by private minibus / cars, sail to Komba island on tuna fishing boat.
Sumatra (Indonesia)
Sinabung Volcano Special Custom and group dates
20-24(25) Sep 2017
5 days / 4 nights Sinabung Volcano Special
(Volcano expedition: photography - geology & volcanism - adventure)
1490 €  ? 
Day- and night time observations of Sinabung's activity (safe viewpoints) and the affected areas around the volcano. Transfers by private car w/ driver, only short walks, no significant physical effort.
Krakatau volcano, Sunda Strait
Expedition to active Anak Krakatau volcano Custom and group dates
when erupting (unknown!)
7 days Krakatau Volcano Special
(Volcano expedition: photography - adventure)
1760 €  ? 
Boat trips - camping on neighboring islands - easy walks
Big Island, Hawaiʻi
Kilauea Volcano Special - 4 days geologic tour to observe and understand Kilauea volcano on Hawai'i Custom and group dates
31 Mar - 6 Apr 2018
5-7 days / 4-6 nights Kilauea Volcano Special
(Volcano expedition: active volcanoes - geology & volcanism)
$ 2950  ? 
Hikes of varying difficulty to approach active lava if present - could range from 1-4 hours one way over uneven, but generally relatively easy barren lava terrain (no shade!) or through dense rainforest. Transfers by rental cars and minibus. Helicopter rides available as options.
Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)
Mountains of Fire - Stromboli to Etna tour 30 Sep - 8 Oct 2017
5-13 May 2018
12-20 May 2018
9 days / 8 nights From Stromboli to Etna
(Walking & study tour: active volcanoes - geology & volcanism - nature & culture)
2580 €  ? 
Day- and half-day hikes (varying from easy to moderate), boat trips and excursions, excellent accommodation & food.
Volcano Special to Colima volcano, Mexico Custom and group dates
on request on custom dates
5 days / 4 nights Colima Volcano Special
(Volcano expedition: active volcanoes - photography - geology & volcanism)
1750 €  ? 
Volcano observations from various viewpoints, no or little hiking, comfortable accommodation in bungalows near the volcano
Etna volcano
Etna in wtinter: excursions on ski or snow shoes Custom and group dates
no scheduled dates at present
4-7 hours Etna in Winter
(1-day tours: adventure - active volcanoes)
see details
excursions with snowshoes or ski, moderate to challenging, experience required
Etna volcano
Private day tours on Etna volcano Custom and group dates
no scheduled dates at present
4-7 hours Etna Trekking Tour
(1-day tours: active volcanoes)
from 100 EUR p. P.
varying from easy to challenging (depending on chosen route)
DR Congo + Rwanda
Nyiragongo's lava lake and the mountain gorillas: expedition 8-15 Jul 2017
5-12 Aug 2017
3-10 Sep 2017
8 days / 7 nights Nyiragongo Lava Lake & Mountain Gorillas
(Volcano expedition: adventure - photography - wildlife)
$ 3950  ? 
Expedition character: ca. 500 km transfers in comfortable 4x4 safari vehicles, climb 1400 m to Nyiarogongo´s summit, camp 3 nights at 3400 m a.s.l. on top of Nyiragongo, trek through rain forest to track gorillas.
Kyushu (Japan)
Sakurajima volcano tour no scheduled dates at present
5 days / 4 nights Sakurajima Volcano Special
(Volcano expedition: photography - geology & volcanism - nature & culture)
1970 €  ? 
Visit of various viewpoints and interesting features around Sakurajima by car. Many hours of observation for photography. No significant physical effort involved.
Eolian Islands (Sicily)
Climbs to Stromboli volcano Custom and group dates
Any day between 15 Mar - 1 Nov
5-7 hours (afternoon / evening) Stromboli Trekking
(1-day tours: active volcanoes)
from 40 EUR p.p.
climb and descend 900 m (3000 ft); 5-7 hrs excursion in the afternoon.
Southern Italy
Italy's volcanoes - the Grand Tour: wlaking & study tour to Southern Italy's volcanoes 13-27 Oct 2017
11-25 Oct 2019
15 days (14 nights) Volcanoes of Italy - the Grand Tour
(Walking & study tour: active volcanoes - nature & culture - archaeology)
3590 €  ? 
Hikes (varying from easy to moderate), boat trips and excursions, excellent accommodation and delicious food.
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out
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