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Volcano Tours

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:

Destination
Dates
Duration Tour
(Category)
Price p.p.
(PAX)
Tour character / Difficulty
Danakil desert (Ethiopia)
Desert, salt and volcanoes - expedition to the Danakil desert and its volcanoes 16-28 Nov 2014
21 Dec 14 - 2 Jan 2015
8-20 Feb 2015
13 days / 12 nights Desert, salt and volcanoes
(Expedition: active volcanoes - photography - adventure)
$ 4700  ? 
(5-10)
Expedition character: long, bumpy 4x4 transfers, possibly extremely hot temperatures in the desert, intense exposure to sand, salt and dust, very basic sleeping and washing conditions while outside established towns.
Java (Indonesia)
From Krakatau to Bali tour Custom and group dates
28 Aug - 12 Sep 2014
18 Sep - 3 Oct 2014
16 days From Krakatau to Bali
(Photography tour: active volcanoes - nature & culture)
2950 €  ? 
(2-6)
Easy to moderate hikes and excursions, comfortable hotels and guesthouses, 1-2 nights in camps (on Krakatau)
worldwide
Expedition to active Anak Krakatau volcano 30 Oct - 14 Nov 2014
5-14 days Volcano Eruption Special
(Volcano expedition: photography - adventure)
3000 €  ? 
(1-10)
depending on tour
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
18 Sep - 12 Oct 2014
18 Sep - 16 Oct 2014
approx 4 weeks (25 or 29 days) A Dream Come True - World Volcano Tour
(Volcano expedition: adventure - photography - active volcanoes)
8600 €  ? 
(5-10)
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.
DR Congo + Rwanda
Nyiragongo's lava lake and the mountain gorillas: expedition Custom and group dates
open (exact date soon)
6-8 days Nyiragongo Lava Lake
(Volcano expedition: adventure - photography - wildlife)
$ 2845  ? 
(1-12)
Expedition character: ca. 500 km transfers in comfortable 4x4 safari vehicles, climb 1400 m to camp 3 nights at 3400 m a.s.l. on top of Nyiragongo crater, trek through rain forest to track gorillas.
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)
$ 3290  ? 
(6-12)
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
Southern Italy
Italy's volcanoes - the Grand Tour: wlaking & study tour to Southern Italy's volcanoes Sep/Oct 2015
Oct 2015
15 days (14 nights) Volcanoes of Italy - the Grand Tour
(Walking & study tour: active volcanoes - nature & culture - archaeology)
3590 €  ? 
(6-12)
Hikes (varying from easy to moderate), boat trips and excursions, excellent accommodation and delicious food.
Krakatau volcano, Sunda Strait
Expedition to active Anak Krakatau volcano Custom and group dates
no scheduled dates at present
4-8 days Krakatau Volcano Special
(Volcano expedition: photography - adventure)
on request
(1-10)
Boat trips - camping on neighboring islands - easy walks
Papua New Guinea
Photo expedition to Papua New Guinea Summer 2015
2 weeks Expedition Papua
(Expedition: nature & culture - adventure - active volcanoes)
3690 €  ? 
(5-8)
expedition character
Vanuatu (South Sea)
Volcanoes in the South Sea - Expedition to Vanuatu 15 Sep - 1 Oct 2014
2-6 Oct AMBAE extension
14 or 15 days (13/14 nights) on Vanuatu Volcanoes in the South Sea
(Expedition: active volcanoes - photography - nature & culture)
2590 €  ? 
(6-12)
Expedition character: partly long, strenous hikes in rainforest & wet climate, spartanic improvised living conditions, very simple or no facilities
Java (Indonesia)
Volcanoes of Java: 18 days trekking tour Custom and group dates
1-17 Sep 2014
17 days (16 nights) Volcanoes of Java
(Trekking: active volcanoes - nature & culture)
2790 €  ? 
(4-6)
Easy to challenging hikes and trekking (up to 3 days), camping, simple guesthouses and comfortable hotels where available.
Vanuatu
15-23 Sep 2014
9 days (7 nights) The Volcanoes of Ambrym - the Grand Traverse
(Expedition: active volcanoes - nature & culture - adventure)
1790 €  ? 
(1-12)
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.
Etna volcano
Private day tours on Etna volcano Custom and group dates
no scheduled dates at present
half and full day (4-12 hrs) Etna Trekking Tour
(1-day tours: active volcanoes)
from 100 EUR p. P.
(1-20)
varying from easy to challenging (depending on chosen route)
Big Island, Hawaiʻi
Kilauea Volcano Special - 4 days geologic tour to observe and understand Kilauea volcano on Hawai'i Custom and group dates
19-22 Sep 2014
5 days / 4 nights Kilauea Volcano Special
(Geologic walking & study tour: active volcanoes - geology & volcanism)
$ 2150  ? 
(2-10)
Generally short or medium hikes, level of physical effort is adaptable.
Vanuatu (South Sea)
Volcanoes & Culture: the South Sea - Expedition to Vanuatu 20 Oct - 2 Nov 2014
14 days on Vanuatu Volcanoes, Adventure & Culture
(Photography tour: active volcanoes - nature & culture - adventure)
2690 €  ? 
(6-12)
Expedition character: partly long, strenuous hikes in rain forest & wet climate, spartan improvised living conditions, very simple or no facilities.
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out

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