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: "One of the most eye-catching guides to the world’s volcanoes ever published.
The Volcano Adventure Guide
: Excellent information and background for anyone wishing to visit active volcanoes safely and enjoyably. The book presents guidelines to visiting 42 different volcanoes around the world.
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Types of tours
: We offer a broad variety of tours to volcanic areas: volcano expeditions and specials, discovery tours with hiking, photography, nature and culture, pilot tours and private custom tours.
Why visit volcanoes?Volcanism is the most fascinating force of the planet. Volcanic areas are among the most interesting and beautiful in the world: think of Italy, Greece, Iceland, Indonesia and many others.
So why not go on an adventure and visit an active volcano?
We are a leading volcano tour specialist. Our professional team of volcanologists, photographers and tour guides offers unique travel opportunities: volcano expeditions, photo tours, and relaxed walking & study tours.
We focus on small groups and offer both scheduled group tour dates and custom dates arranged on request.
Whether you are passionate about volcanoes or want to enjoy a different vacation, you have found the right place. Have a look inside or read what clients have said about us!.
: Witnessing a volcanic eruption from close is an unforgettable experience. We offer a wide variety of tours and expeditions to active volcanoes worldwide.
Walking & Study tours
: VolcanoDiscovery's signature tours for small groups: Discover volcanoes and volcanic areas from close with an expert in their field! These tours have a broad mix of activities and interests from photography, walking, study travel, nature & culture.
Photo Expeditions & Photography Tours
: We offer you a fine selection of photo tours to exceptional places guided by experienced photographers. These tours are ideal if you are interested in learning or improving photography or, if you are an experienced photographer yourself, to get to the best locations at the best times.
Volcano & eruption special tours
: Tours dedicated to usually a single volcano currently in eruption. These trip, sometimes offered only last-minute through our newsletter, are among the most adventurous and most popular in our program.
1-3 day excursions
: If you're interested in volcanoes, there are a number of excursions you should not miss if you're in the area: hike to the craters of Stromboli volcano, climb Etna volcano, get to know the unique volcanic history of Santorini - some examples of shorter (1-3 days) tours and excursions we offer.
Exploring the unknown
: We sometimes invite you to "test" new itineraries or destinations with us. Such trips are a reduced cost and require a higher degree of flexibility, but often offer a great deal of adventure.
Private tours on Etna volcano
: Discover Europe's largest active volcano on private, guided 1-day tours. Tours can be customized for different interests and fitness levels.
Climbing Stromboli volcano
: Stromboli provides one of the most remarkable opportunities to watch volcanic eruptions from close: a natural ridge located 150 m above the active vents. A classic and all-time favorite tour by anyone interested in seeing active volcanoes!
About our tours
- Expert guides with hands-on experience and scientific knowledge
- Adventure: active volcanoes from close!
- Small international groups
- Personalized service and attention to each guest
- Good balance between physical effort and relaxing
- Authentic accommodation & tasty local food
- Sustainable tourism principle
- High standards of logistics on location
- Fascinating landscapes
- Get to know intriguing cultures and people
- Archaeology and history and their connection to volcanoes
- Last, but not least: fun and holiday memories!
Thursday, Apr 12, 2018
See two of the world's most active volcanoes from close: join our volcano special tour to Ibu+Dukono on Halmahera, Indonesia. [more]
Friday, Apr 06, 2018
A set of pictures showing typical sluggish pahoehoe lava flows active near Pulama Pali in mid March, taken by Dr. Ingrid Smet during an exploration on 16 Mar 2018. [more]
Sunday, Mar 11, 2018
Geological tour with an experienced volcanologist to visit the most important geological sites. On this tour you will learn a lot of one of the most important volcanoes of the world. It was erupting around 1613 B.C. and had an intense impact on the prehistoric cultures of Europe and around the Mediterranean Sea. [more]
Monday, Mar 05, 2018
We have many years of experience with both photography AND all aspects of organizing expeditions and tours. We know our house specialty volcano, adventure, landscape and travel photography, and can share with you the techniques required for each. Most important of all, we know the right places to be at the right time, the people and infrastructure in each location. When you are ready to set off on a photography expedition again, you will be perfectly placed with VolcanoDiscovery for your needs. [more]
Monday, Feb 19, 2018
We organised a privately guided 3 days geology tour on the island of Santorini from 8 to 10 February 2018 of which tour guide and geologist Dr Ingrid Smet compiled this selection of photographs. [more]
Featured available group tours:
(9-days walking & study tour to Stromboli, Lipari, Vulcano and Etna with a volcanologist)
9 days / 8 nights - Easy-Moderate2580 € 5-13 May 2018 12-20 May 2018 19-27 May 2018
(15 days volcano and photo expedition to Ambrym and Yasur volcanoes, Vanuatu)
14-20 days - Moderate3290 € 20 May - 3 Jun 2018 22 Jul - 5 Aug 2018 26 Sep - 10 Oct 2018
(expedition to Erta Ale volcano and Dallol hydrothermal field (Danakil desert, Ethiopia))
14 days / 13 nights - Moderate$ 4530 17-30 Nov 2018 8-21 Dec 2018 9-22 Feb 2019
(15-days study & walking tour from Vesuvius to Etna)
15 days (14 nights) - Easy-Moderate
12-26 Oct 2018
11-25 Oct 2019
(17 days volcano trekking tour to the Molucca Sea: N-Sulawesi, Karangetang and Halmahera)
17 days / 16 nights - Moderate3960 € 15-31 Jul 2018 15-31 Aug 2018 12-28 Sep 2018
(16-days study and photo tour to Java, Indonesia)
16 days / 15 nights - Easy-Moderate3690 €
Custom and group dates4-19 May 2018 25 May - 9 Jun 2018 5-20 Jul 2018
(8-days expedition to Nyiragongo volcano & mountain gorillas in Virunga National Park)
8 days / 7 nights - Moderate-Challenging$ 3950 26 May - 2 Jun 2018 24 Jun - 1 Jul 2018 22-29 Jul 2018