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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.
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out
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!
Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018
Although visitor numbers increased significantly over the past years, the active lava lake of Erta Ale volcano and unique colourful scenery of Dallol’s hydrothermal fields remained more risky travel destinations due to their proximity to Ethiopia’s border with Eritrea. The decades long violent conflict between the two countries included the killing of 5 and kidnapping of 2 tourists visiting Erta Ale in January 2012. Following this deadly incident new safety measures involved military presence at all times on Erta Ale’s summit as well as armed Afar escorts for anyone traveling in these parts of the Danakil depression. Increased security made adventure travellers return to this one-off destination which recently saw a large increase in visitors as well as documentary coverage. The region will undoubtedly become even more popular now that the 8 July 2018 peace agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea unexpectedly made an end to one of Africa’s longest running conflicts. ... [more]
Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018
A new eruptive phase is in progress at on of our favorite volcanoes, Anak Krakatau. We now offer a second eruption special tour
for a small group of 6 people from 10-15 August. ...
Wednesday, Jun 06, 2018
While the date for the pilot tour is booked out with one possible waiting place, we offer a second expedition for the dates 15-29 Aug. [more]
Tuesday, Jun 05, 2018
Virunga National Park authorities announced that the park, recently closed after a serious security incident, will not re-open before 2019. VolcanoAdventures can therefore not offer any expeditions to Nyiragongo volcano and its lava lake until further notice. ... [more]
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Due to a security incident within the boundaries of Virunga National Park, the park is now temporarily closed until 4 June 2018. ... [more]
Featured available group tours:
(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
(11-days volcano expedition to Ambrym - individual departures & group tours)
11 days - Moderate
26 Jul - 5 Aug 2018
30 Sep - 10 Oct 2018
29 May - 8 Jun 2019
(15-days study & walking tour from Vesuvius to Etna)
15 days (14 nights) - Easy-Moderate
12-26 Oct 2018
11-25 Oct 2019
(9-days walking & study tour to Stromboli, Lipari, Vulcano and Etna with a volcanologist)
9 days / 8 nights - Easy-Moderate2580 € 6-14 Oct 2018 20-28 Oct 2018 16-24 Apr 2019
(expedition to study & observe Anak Krakatau volcano and its activity)
7 days - Easy
Custom and group dates
when erupting (unknown!)
10-15 Aug 2018
(14 days volcano tour to erupting Dukono and Ibu volcanoes in Halmahera)
14 days / 13 nights - Moderate
1-14 Sep 2018
13-29 Nov 2018
(15-days geology and photo tour to Iceland)
15 days / 14 nights - Moderate3395 € 30 Jul - 13 Aug 2018 24 Feb - 10 Mar 2019 29 Jun - 13 Jul 2019